3/31 El Paso, TX – The Loversprout *
Goldenvoice and FYF Present:
The Garden, Upset
Fri, February 13, 2015 & Sat, February 14, 2015
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
The Glass House
The Muffs, Upset, Miriam
Fri, October 10, 2014
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm
The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215
Friday, August 1, 2014:
Ceremony, Nothing, Dangers, Upset
The Roxy, 9009 West Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood, CA
$15 / 8:00pm / All Ages
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Upset, Susan, All Dogs, Baby Ghosts
Bootleg Hifi, 2220 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90057
“We wanted to let you all know that Jenn has left Upset to work on her own projects. We wish her well and are very grateful to have started the band and recorded the first album with her. Her lead guitar on our debut album She’s Gone and her song Game Over were crucial parts of founding and developing our sound. Here’s to moving forward and opening new doors!“
Los Angeles has always been a mecca for music, like fellow NYC and Chicago metropolises. While ups and downs are unavoidable, as of late, LA has been able to find its footing, with new acts like Fidlar and Cherry Glazer, among others, to come of the City of Angels. The newest member to this club is the all girl pop punk outfit, Upset.
Upset is a supergroup of sorts, consisting of former drummer of Best Coast and Vivian Girls, Ali Koehler (guitar/ vocals), Jennifer Prince (guitar) formerly of La Sera, and Patty Schemel (drums) of Hole fame. Upset released their debut album, She’s Gone, in October of 2013, on Don Giovanni Records. They are about to hit the road with White Lung, and have released a brand new track “Linus” to commemorate the tour. “Linus” is a throwback to an early 90’s alternative pop punk.
Pictures: UPSET + THE LOVELY BAD THINGS + THE FLYTRAPS + GIRL TEARS @ THE SATELLITE [April 25, 2014] | L.A. RECORD
Photos and words by Scott Sheff
While a light rain fell outside, the ladies of Upset showered the crowd inside The Satellite with a night of punk-pop music and plenty of casual banter.
The group kept things loose with the chit chat between the band and the crowd, as well as each other. Lead singer/guitarist Ali Koehler had a question for drummer Patty Schemel that she just had to ask before she forgot: “Did you hear back from Evan?” We all soon learned that the Evan in question was none other than Evan Dando of The Lemonheads and Blake Babies fame. (No word as to the purpose of the call, but we can only hope (and speculate) that there’s a musical collaboration in the works.
In addition to her warm, personable demeanor on stage, Koehler also added a nice personal touch to the show, but likely went unnoticed by most everyone in attendance. Rather than just scribble the night’s songs on a piece of paper, Koehler created four original, hand-written set lists with some doodles and other drawings unique to each list, giving a few lucky fans a one-of-a-kind memento from the show.
06/05/2014 – Marrickville, NSW – The Factory Theatre – w/ White Lung
06/06/2014 – Brisbane, QE – Alhambra Lounge – w/ White Lung
06/07/2014 – Collingwood, VIC – The Tote – w/ White Lung
06/09/2014 – Brunswick, VIC – Howler- w/ White Lung
06/11/2014 – Marrickville, NSW – The Factory Theatre – w/ White Lung
06/12/2014 – Wellington, NZ – Bodega – w/ White Lung
06/13/2014 – Auckland, NZ – The Kings Arms Tavern – w/ White Lung
Death By Audio
49 S 2nd St
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
This event is all ages
Tour date: Bleeding Rainbow + Upset + Gun Outfit @ The Church on York, Los Angeles, CA (April 30, 2014)
04.30.2014 – 8:00 pm
Tour date: Dirty Laundry TV presents Upset, The Lovely Bad Things, … @ The Satellite, LA (April 25, 2014)
DJ: Wyatt Blair
TIckets $8 In Advance/ $10 At Door
Tour date: “Queens of noise” + special performance: Upset @ Loyola Marymount University Library, Los Angeles (April 22, 2014)
Professor McDonnell will be discussing her critically acclaimed book Queens of Noise: The Real Story of the Runaways.
All Pub Nights are free and open to the public. Pub refreshments and snacks will be served, KXLU DJs will be doing their thing, and copies of Queens of Noise will be available for sale and signing.
The Pub Night will be followed with a concert down on the bluff next to the library, featuring Upset, an awesome all girl supergroup featuring Patty Schemel from Hole, Ali Koehler from Vivian Girls, and Jenn Price from La Sera.
Please RSVP below, or call 310-258-4648.
“Upset has the makings for being one of the best bands out there right now and surprise, surprise: they totally are. Former drummer for Best Coast and Vivian Girls, Ali Koehler, takes on guitar and lead vocals, ex-La Sera member Jennifer Prince sings and plays lead guitar, and last we have drummer Patty Schemel of Hole and Death Valley Girls fame. The trio’s collective punk roots shine through on their latest project, Upset, the band you wish existed when you were in high school. The twelve pop-punk songs on debut album She’s Gone channel reckless teenage angst, addressing problems including but not limited to: mean popular girls, fun hookups, unrequited crushes, and feeling like you’re gonna throw up on the first day of school. Ali’s polished vocals contrast perfectly with Jennifer’s pop-punk riffs and Patty’s speedy but steady drumming. Listening to Upset will make you wanna yell at your parents, lock the door to your room, and watch Heathers on repeat. We chatted with Ali and Jennifer about punk shows, SXSW, and 10 Things I Hate About You.”
“In a little more than five years, Ali Koehler’s managed to do what some musicians spend their whole lives trying to do. Opened for Weezer? Check. Played on Letterman? You betcha. Toured in Tasmania? Crossed off the list. Started a band with Patty Schemel? Duh.
Since joining Vivian Girls in 2008, Koehler–who’s left her mark in Vivian Girls, Best Coast, and her new project, Upset–has experienced all the highs and lows that come with being on the road for much of the past few years. You name it, Koehler’s probably seen it, or at least been pretty damn close to it.
I caught up with her after Upset’s jaunt to SXSW to ask about tour plans, the finality of Vivian Girls’ last shows, and favorite bands. (…)”
Read the interview: http://sexbeatlondon.com/2014/04/02/ali-koehler-interview/
UPSET is singer, songwriter, and guitarist Ali Koehler (you may remember the calendar she co-curated in January) plus guitarist, singer, and songwriter Jenn Prince (check out the mixtape she made for this week’s issue), newest member Rachel Gagliardi (of SLUTEVER who I’m sure you remember we interviewed once) and drummer Patty Schemel (who we only hope will one day write an advice column for us). If UPSET weren’t already on your radar via their excellent 2013 LP for Don Giovanni Records, She’s Gone, perhaps they will be now with this gem of a hardcore cover. In advance of their upcoming tour to Texas, UPSET have released their take on 7 Seconds’ “Not Just Boys Fun,” a song that kind of sounds like it was meant to be sung by Koehler all along: “You feel so fucking threatened / When they stand out in front / A stupid, passive piece of meat is all you really want / But it’s not just boys’ fun / not just boys fun / NOT JUST BOYS FUN / NOT JUST BOYS FUN.” Check it out above. All of the band’s tour dates below, which definitely includes a date with Lil B. Take us with you? xox
3/12 – El Paso, TX @ Epic Bar
3/13 – SXSW – The Midgetmen’s Jumpstart Texas – Austin TX @ The Sidebar !
3/14 – SXSW – Brooklyn Vegan Showcase @ Red 7
3/15 – SXSW – Converse + Thrasher Death Mach – Austin TX @ The Scoot Inn @
3/16 – Spillover Music Festival – Dallas TX @ Club Dada #
3/18 – Phoenix, AZ @ Trunkspace $
! = w/ Potty Mouth, Solids & more!
@ = w/ Lil’ B, Diarrhea Planet, Perfect Pussy & more!
# = w/ Ty Segall, Dum Dum Girls, The Orwells & more!
$ = w/ Dogbreth
Wednesday 5 february 2014
Upset, La lunas
Harvard & Stone, 5221 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
Friday 7 february 2014
Don Giovanni Records Showcase 2014: Laura Stevenson, Shellshag, Upset, Nude Beach, Worriers
Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY
Saturday 8 february 2014
Upset, Potty Mouth, Jawbreaker Reunion, and Batty
Smog Bard Colleg,e Annandale On Hudson, NY
Sunday 9 February 2014
Upset, Potty Mouth, Psychic Teens, The Pretty Greens
1248 N Front St 19122 Philadelphia, PA
Saturday 7 December 2013
Waxahatchee, Swearin’, Upset
Che Cafe, UC San Diego 9500 Gilman Dr. 92037 La Jolla, CA
Sunday 8 December 2013
¡EL SHOW! With Sean O’Connor, James Adomian + Upset
El Cid, 4212 W Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
Monday 6 January 2013
‘Church At The Church’ COMEDY NIGHT (Hosted By Sean O’Connor; Comedy By: Julian McCullough, Brent Sullivan, Beth Stelling, Kumail Nanjiani, Anthony Jeselnik, Jenny Slate ) + Upset
The Church on York, 4904 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
We have been putting on a “Sunday after SXSW” show for 7 years and this is the probably the strongest starting lineup in our history. Besides the awesomeness of TY SEGALL, we have some repeat offenders from over the years like DUM DUM GIRLS and The COATHANGERS. Tickets are only $19.99 in Advance! Yes, $19.99 and more bands to be added in the coming weeks. Here is the first round of bands playing this year’s SPILLOVER MF 2014:
TY SEGALL- Drag City/San Francisco & DUM DUM GIRLS – Sub Pop/Los Angeles
ASTRONAUTALIS – Minneapolis
BLOUSE – Captured Tracks/Portland
CEREBRAL BALLZY – Cult Records/ Brooklyn
The COATHANGERS – Suicide Squeeze/Atlanta
DEAFHEAVEN – Deathwish, Inc./Sargent House/San Francisco
DIARRHEA PLANET – Infinity Cat/Nashville
FULL OF HELL – A389/Maryland
HAR MAR SUPERSTAR – Cult Records/St. Paul & Brooklyn
JAPANTHER – Recess/Brooklyn
NOTHING – Relapse/Philadelphia
SON Of STAN – Wizardvizion/Los Angeles
RADKEY – St. Joseph, Missouri
UPSET – Don Giovanni/LA – mem. of Vivian Girls, Best Coast & Hole
WEEKEND – Slumberland/Brooklyn
WHORES. – Brutal Panda/Atlanta
and as usual, MORE TBA…
LOOK OUT FOR OUR N.I.P. – Not Important Person package for an especially miserable experience and a t-shirt… and double the price.
Tour date: Waxahatchee, Swearin, Upset @ Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, CA (December 5, 2012)
12/05/2013 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Center for the Arts Eagle Rock
2225 Colorado Boulevard
Los Angeles,CA 90041
$12.50 Advanced / $15 Door ALL AGES