Scientists and Tsunamibots Join Forces!
The march begins at 5 p.m., starting at the plaza in front of the Royall Tyler Theater on the University of Vermont's main campus. Marchers proceed down College Street toward Waterfront Park. There, the Tsunamibots will begin their robotic assault on all humans who dare withstand their mighty riffs and licks. [Read More...]
Think a cross between Dick Dale and the Cylons from the original "Battlestar Galactica."
"If you haven't listened to the Tsunamibots, I suggest you rectify that situation ASAP by queuing up one or both of the two albums the local robotic surf-punk band released this year: Surfing Craze in the Robotic Age and Rise of the Robots." [Read More...]
Robotic Surf
Last but not least, local robotic surf-punk trio the Tsunamibots are set to release a pair of EPs this week, Rise of the Robots and Surfing Craze in the Robotic Age. I haven't heard them yet, but based on the clips available at the band's website, I'm going to go out on a limb and bet they're pretty friggin' good. Imagine a cross between Man or Astro-Man?, Los Straitjackets and Max Headroom, and you're in the ballpark.

But don't just take my word for it. From the band's delightfully silly (and made up) press release: "'When I first heard the Tsunamibots, I thought, Oh no! This will definitely lead to the enslavement of the human race! Seriously, we are screwed,' says Bill Humansen from HumansAgainstRobot.org. The Hard Drive, from the robot specialty magazine Robots Only, commented after seeing a Tsunamibots show, 'I used to listen to human rock, but as a robot, I was tired of all the imperfections and the lack of crushing humans. Now that I've found the Tsunamibots, I finally have a scene of my own.'"

So, yeah.

The Tsunamibots play a release party at Hostel Tevere in Warren this Saturday, December 20, with Maine's Thee IcePicks and local "hardcore XXX rock" band Ramcore.
Tsunamibots @ Charlie O's 10/31
Finally, the greatest bar in the world, Charlie O's World Famous in Montpelier, has a ripping punk night on tap for Halloween with sci-fi/surf outfit the Tsunamibots, punk trio Black Rabbit and Massachusetts-based punks the Pity Whores. The Tsunamibots, by the way, are an offshoot of the late, not-really-great-but-super-fun punk band Spit Jack. They bring a welcome note of geekery to the recent surf-rock boom in Vermont, existing closer to Man or Astro-man? than surf godfather Dick Dale. (Costume suggestion: zombie Spit Jack.)

Tsunamibots Invade Hughtoberfest
Also on the bill are yet another local surf band, the Tsunamibots, who are a rather goofy side project of Theohary. So what’s the deal, Tom?

“Our deal is that we are robots that like to surf and crush humans,” writes Theohary in a recent email. “All our songs are about robots and surfing,” he continues, adding that during shows each member of the trio goes by a robotic pseudonym: Tomodore64, the Master Circuit and the Main Frame. He goes on to offer up a few song titles that I think pretty much tell the story: “Robots Improving Robots,” “Murder Robots on Holiday” and “Surfing Craze in the Robotic Age.” Any questions? [Read More...]