Tsunamibots Invade Hughtoberfest

In other central Vermont news, local punks Spit Jack are hosting their annual Hughtoberfest party this Friday, October 11, at Hostel Tevere in Warren. What is Hughtoberfest, you ask? Great question! It’s a festival thrown by SJ guitarist Tom Theohary every October in honor of his neighbor, Hugh. Now that we have that squared away, this year’s lineup features the Hardcore Sallies, State of the Union and, of course, Spit Jack, who will very likely attempt to get kicked out of their own festival, cuz they’re awesome like that.

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?

Dan Bolles