Trending
MOST READ
‘Walking the Camino’ Explores a Treacherous Trek Through Spain

‘Walking the Camino’ Explores a Treacherous Trek Through Spain

Screens: In the Middle Ages, pilgrims walked the 500-mile El Camino de Santiago de Compostela as a pilgrimage to the tomb of Apostle St. James. It was an... By Stephen James Ross 10/22/2014
Chris Pérez, Selena’s Husband, Faces His Past and Looks Forward, Musically

Chris Pérez, Selena’s Husband, Faces His Past and Looks Forward, Musically

Music: Chris Pérez never saw it coming. “All I ever wanted to do was play guitar,” he told the Current. “I never thought I’d be the subject of an interview... By Enrique Lopetegui 8/28/2013
SAPD Issues Thousands of Tickets for Homelessness

SAPD Issues Thousands of Tickets for Homelessness

News: Data and records obtained by the Current show that between January 1, 2013, and early October of this year the... By Alexa Garcia-Ditta and Elaine Wolff 10/22/2014
Chris Perez, husband of slain Tejana icon Selena, tells of romance, suffering

Chris Perez, husband of slain Tejana icon Selena, tells of romance, suffering

Arts & Culture: In one of the final chapters of his book To Selena, With Love (out March 6), Selena's widower Chris Perez mentions that Abraham Quintanilla, his former father-in-law, once... By Enrique Lopetegui 3/7/2012
5 Awesome Ways to Survive on Ramen

5 Awesome Ways to Survive on Ramen

College Guide 2013: Nearly every college student has lived off of ramen noodles at one point or another. What a lot of them didn’t know was that the classic just-add-water... By Mary Caithn Scott 8/20/2013
Calendar

Search hundreds of restaurants in our database.

Search hundreds of clubs in our database.

Follow us on Instagram @sacurrent

Print Email

Aural Pleasure Review

The Sandworms: Terror at Sunshine Park

Photo: , License: N/A


Reviewing an album by the Sandworms is like describing honey without actually tasting it. More so than with other bands, you only get the full Sandworms experience by seeing them live, where they usually perform for burlesque troupes and traveling freak shows. Unlike most instrumental surf-rock bands mostly interested in grooving, the Sandworms' third album has a contrasting concept — a horror-surf trip that takes place at an (apparently) harmless circus. The 10-song journey has them (and us) encountering characters like "Cleaver The Clown" and "Lobster Boy," having a "Taste of Tarantula" and viewing "Abra Cadaver." By the time the album ends with "The Last Ticket," you're back were you started, but this time you can't help but imagine what the girls with "Switchblades & Stilettos" look like. Even though the album is full of originals, this is no groundbreaker — just a well-executed, fun, and carefully recorded album by a quartet I don't want to miss next time they play in San Anto. Find the album at Hogwild Records.

We welcome user discussion on our site, under the following guidelines:

To comment you must first create a profile and sign-in with a verified DISQUS account or social network ID. Sign up here.

Comments in violation of the rules will be denied, and repeat violators will be banned. Please help police the community by flagging offensive comments for our moderators to review. By posting a comment, you agree to our full terms and conditions. Click here to read terms and conditions.
comments powered by Disqus