On Saturday night, The Bubblegum Complex will play their final show. Here's a Critics' Pick about it:
THE BUBBLEGUM COMPLEX We know there are plenty of bands in this town that you’ve always been meaning to check out. Well, if The Bubblegum Complex made your list, this is your last shot. After four years of making idiosyncratic, occasionally clangorous power pop together, this particular assemblage of players is calling it quits. In the words of frontman Caldwell Dunlap, “We have no time to get together to write new songs, and if we ain’t gonna be recordin’, we don’t see a point to staying together.” With a pregnant bassist, a drummer with a wee one and most members involved in a handful of other projects, it seems like an inevitable choice. But before they ride off into the local rock sunset, The Complex will release a final album of songs in a limited run of 50 copies. And for this final show, they’ve promised a white suit, oldies-but-goodies and plenty of unbridled enthusiasm. The Carter Administration, Magnet School and Bob Grant open. 8:30 p.m. at The 5 Spot —LEE STABERT
In updated news: The show will start promptly at 8:30 due to said pregnant bass player. Only 30-50 physical copies will be available of Hawk vs. Bat or the Great Big Album, but the album will be available for free download by Saturday (hopefully) at Royal Fowey Yacht Club Records.
A complete track listing for the new BC record, after the jump....
The Man Gave it Away
The Carpet Lines
I'll Take the South
Captain Sweetpea of the U.S.S. Precious Angel
Look Pretty Good
Betsy's Gonna Break Your Thumbs
Slut Fox(Rap Version)
For those of you unfamiliar with opener Magnet School, they are fronted by Creamer Steve Haruch. Don't come just to heckle him.