On safari to stay: Surfer Blood
Toss Weezer and the Pixies into a martini shaker, add a dash of the Starlight Mints, serve over a fuzzy bootleg of an ancient Beach Boys concert being played along with a Pavement video — and you’ve got Surfer Blood. While Surfer Blood always feels familiar, it never feels stale, and the band’s upbeat sensibility is known to lift spirits, even as it revels in the kind of gritty authenticity that attracted the attention of none other than legendary alt-rock progenitors the Pixies. After the two bands met in a New Zealand airport, the Pixies invited Surfer Blood to open for them on their Doolittle “Lost Cities” Tour in 2011 — though they did not play with the band when the show came to Santa Fe. Now the much-lauded punk-popsters are on tour for their third album,
1000 Palms. They headline at Skylight (139 W. San Francisco St.) at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 17, with opening band Cayucas, an indie-pop outfit from Santa Monica, California. Tickets to the all-ages show are $13; doors open at 6 p.m. Visit www.skylightsantafe.com.