Surfer Blood Backs Out of Sebadoh's
Pre-Weezer Cruise Concert at Grand Central

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What were you doin' the night before Dinosaur Jr. alum and indie demigod Lou Barlow announced that his highly emotional side project, Sebadoh, would be visiting Downtown hipster superclub Grand Central for a pre-Weezer Cruise concert on January 18, 2012?

Well, Crossfade was having the weirdest dream about bein' at the beach with Barlow and paying for daiquiris with our severed arms.

But the next morning ... We were bitchin' about the bands chosen for the show's support slots, saying, "nothing could be more anti-Sebadoh than the feel-good '60s beach party garage rock of Jacuzzi Boys and the Abercrombie-friendly Weezer-lite pop expressions of Surfer Blood."

And weirdly, it looks like our bad vibes might've changed the course of things 'cause the Blood boys just backed out of the gig.

Earlier today, Grand Central co-owner Mario Arango told Crossfade via email, "I wanted to let you know that Surfer Blood will not be able to perform. Something came up that has them in NY the day before making it impossible to make our show."

A quick look at (and the band's various social media sites) reveals nothing about that "something ... in NY." So we've contacted the Blood boys' management, publicity, and booking team.

In the meantime, though, note: "The correct billing," as Arango says, "is Plains, Jacuzzi Boys and Sebadoh."

Apologies to admirers of Abercrombie-friendly Weezer-lite pop expressions.

Sebadoh with Jacuzzi Boys and Plains. Wednesday, January 18, 2012. Grand Central, 697 N Miami Ave., Miami. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets cost $15 via Call 305-377-2277 or visit

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697 N. Miami Ave., Miami, FL

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Ryan Hailey
Ryan Hailey

surfer blood is the shit shut your fucking mouth


surfer blood has had their 15 minutes.  they were fresh in 2009, now they suck.


Never made a connection between Surfer Blood and Weezer; still don't. I also don't understand why you're slagging a great band like Surfer Blood They write good songs and have worked their asses off. Kinda assholish and immature for a grown man. Doesn't surprise me though, since you are probably the worst music editor the Miami New TImes has ever had. If you had more sense you wouldn't be so narrow minded and support any band that treads water in this practically non-existent "scene" regardless of your personal bias.


"and the Abercrombie-friendly Weezer-lite pop expressions of Surfer Blood."

The reason we backed out of the show.. We knew you guys would be there.

-Surfer Blood

Jose D. Duran
Jose D. Duran

And yes, I understand that you too can also choose to love or hate S. Pajot's music coverage. He too is up for criticism. I just have a real problem saying that we shouldn't be critical of local music because it's a "bad thing"... it's not. Receiving criticism is part of being musician (as well as being a writer).

Jose D. Duran
Jose D. Duran

It's the job of a music critic to be... critical, whether positive or negative. South Florida's music scene needs to grow up: you will ALWAYS have someone hating or loving you, that's the nature of the music business. Either accept that fact or move on.

I don't understand people who say "support any band no matter what"... really? Is that constructive? Guess what? Surfer Blood isn't going to lose any fans because S. Pajot says he's not a fan.

BTW, Jean Carey was the worst music editor Miami New Times ever had (at least in my recent memory, I don't say such outlandish remarks because I can hardly claim to know everyone who held the position).


Criticism is backed up by facts, not opinions. Additionally, it should be voiced professionally and not with the tone of a high schooler who thinks a band is "uncool" because they're not "hard" or "edgy" enough. "Abercrombie-friendly Weezer-lite pop expressions of Surfer Blood."sounds like that exactly! First of all, SF sounds NOTHING like WEEZER and secondly what the hell does Abercrombie have to do with Surfer Blood? Have they done some sort of ad for them? Have they lent their music to an Abercrombie campaign? The answer is no. The truth is, it's just some weak-ass comparative device to slander the band. It's petty, juvenile and it makes you look bad.

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