Monday, August 19, 2013

8/23/2013 Exploding Flowers w/ Nick Garrie, and Strangers Family Band

On Friday August 23, 2013 we will be playing with late 60's pop troubadour Nick Garrie. Nick Garrie's orchestral pop masterpiece "The Nightmare of J.B. Stanislas," originally released in 1969 and later reissued on Rev-Ola, Get Back, and Elefant Records during the mid-late 2000's, is one of those brilliant records that should have been as big as the Zombies "Odessey and Oracle" or the Left Banke's "Walk Away Renee," but due to bad luck with a label owner suicide, it criminally slipped through the cracks. He even toured with Leonard Cohen and had minor success in Spain. In recent years, Nick has made a comeback with the help of like-minded popsters Teenage Fanclub, BMX Bandits, and Camera Obscura. This will be Nick Garrie's first ever U.S. performance. We are thrilled to be playing with him. Also on the bill are the Strangers Family Band plus DJ Jimi Hey (Beachwood Sparks, All Night Radio, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, etc..)The venue, HM157, is a victorian house in Lincoln Heights that is a California Historical landmark. It is a beautiful venue. Don't miss it. See you all there! For more info on the show click HERE

Thursday, August 1, 2013

7/28/2013 Exploding Flowers w/ Upset, and the Memories @ Burger Records

A little late on the post but we'd like to thank everyone who showed up to the Burger Records Store show. The crowd was great and we had a lot of fun playing again with our buddies Upset, and the Memories sounded great too. Good times all around. Thanks!

Friday, July 12, 2013

7/13/2013 Exploding Flowers w/ the Flamin' Groovies

Saturday July 13, 2013 We will be opening for the Flamin' Groovies + DJs Sid Presley and Kevin Fitzgerald @ the Echoplex. Doors at 8:30pm. For ticket information and directions go HERE.

7/09/2013 Exploding Flowers w/ Upset, Fletcher C. Johnson, and the Blank Tapes.

Tuesday July 9, 2013 we will be playing with Upset (ft. mbrs of Vivian Girls, Best Coast, and Hole), Fletcher C. Johnson (ex King Tuff), and the Blank Tapes @ the Bootleg Theater 2220 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, Ca 90057. Doors at 8:00. Admission: $8:00 (Note: This show has been moved from the LA Fort to the Bootleg Theater)

Friday, June 28, 2013

Exploding Flowers "Vacuum Town" video directed by Cassandra Lee Hamilton debuting on Burger TV!

Exploding Flowers video debut of "Vacuum Town" directed by Cassandra Lee Hamilton on Burger TV for our upcoming release on Burger Records. Also on this episode are our friends the Abigails and Tomorrow's Summer Twins, Miss Chain and the Broken Heels, and the Flytraps.

6/29/2013 Here Comes the Summer fest w/ Exploding Flowers, the Abigails, Dirt Dress, the Vivids, Gestapo Khazi, White Murder, + more

Here Comes the Summer #4 compilation on Lolipop Records will be coming out and to celebrate its release there will be a show with many of the bands featured on the compilation. The event will be at Footsies 2640 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, Ca 90065. It's 21 + up. It's Free. For set times go HERE

Saturday, June 22, 2013

6/25/2013 Exploding Flowers w/ Residual Echoes, and Steppe People (ex Mae Shi, Mans Assassination Man)

Tuesday June 25th, we will be playing at Ham and Eggs Tavern w/ Residual Echoes and Steppe People. 21+up. $5. Doors at 9:00pm. Ham & Eggs Tavern: 433 W. 8th St. Los Angeles, Ca 90014

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

6/20/2013 Exploding Flowers w/ the Entrance Band, Mattson Two (ft. Money Mark of Beastie Boys fame), and DJ Darren Rademaker (the Tyde)

This Thursday June 20th, we will be playing at the Satellite for the Entrance Band's residency. Also on the bill is Mattson Two with Money Mark! and Darren Rademaker of the Tyde will be guest DJing. To get on the $5 list you can email Guy Blakeslee at: by 8:00pm day of the show with your full name.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Upcoming Exploding Flowers music video

We’ve just finished wrapping up a music video for our new song Vacuum Town shot by director Cassandra Lee Hamilton (La Sera, Allah-Las, Deep Time, Cowabunga Babes). We will post as soon as it’s released.

Upcoming Burger Records release

We are happy to announce that Burger Records will be re-releasing our debut album on tape. We’ve added a new song as a bonus track. Details soon.

5/22/2013 Exploding Flowers w/ Roses (mbrs of Abe Vigoda) and Many Distant Cities (mbrs of Jail Weddings)

Thursday, April 18, 2013


Burger Records and The Committee To Keep Music Evil present:
 Late-60's UK psych pop Kaleidoscope, Feeding People, and Exploding Flowers.
Doors: a 8:30
Get tix HERE

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

New Songs

We've recently mixed 5 new songs and put them up on our Exploding Flowers Soundcloud page. We still have a large batch to go, but you can listen to a few for now. Enjoy!


Thursday March 28 Exploding Flowers will be playing with the Vivids at La Cita along with Dj's John Roller (Gestap Khazi, Mono Records) and Orlando. Cover is $5. Starts at 10pm.
La Cita: 336 S. Hill St., Los Angeles, Ca. 90013
More info and a link to the event HERE.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

2/02/2013 Exploding Flowers w/ the Vivids, Kingdom of the Holy Sun, Kent State, Some Days, and Drinking Flowers

This Saturday Exploding Flowers will be playing a show in Los Angeles at warehouse/art gallery space called Towne. It will be presented by Lo-Pie. It's $5.00 and starts at 9:00pm. More info and a link to the event HERE.

12/27-28/2012 SF/LA at the Fillmore and Henry Fonda Theater

On Dec. 27 & 28 2012, Sharif played guitar with the Abigails (Burger/Mono records) for their two shows supporting the Growlers. One in SF at the Fillmore and another in LA at the Henry Fonda Theater. The Fillmore show was with Sam Flax and the Henry Fonda show was with Dirt Dress. Here's a beautiful photo of the Fillmore show.

11/30/2012 Exploding Flowers show

Here's a short clip of Exploding Flowers playing our good friend Jessica Espeleta's (Weird War, Love As Laughter, ESPS, etc.) birthday party at Don Bolles spot at Club Ding-a-ling in Echo Park,Ca. We were accompanied by Liam Philpot (People Talk, Future Pigeon, the Jimmy Cliff band) on sax and Jessica Owen (Susan, LA Takedown) did a special live painting of Jessica Espeleta as a cupcake.


11/09/2012 Raymond Scott tribute at Redcat Disney Concert Hall

On Nov. 9, 2012, Josh played electronic drums in a tribute to Raymond Scott at the Redcat Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles along with Ego Plum, Tara Busch, Elizabeth Luttinger, and John Nobori.

Here's a live clip of Josh in action: