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

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

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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