THESE THINGS WE BELIEVE: Southern California is where the action is at right now, but said action is taking place--as it should--at a total afterhours-quasi-legal-speakeasy level, and if you're not at Juvee on Saturday night, you are too late for the etc. Someone's gotta be out there at the bottom-of-the-beer-bottle level with a tape deck on, since most of these bands might not make it into the studio, and if they do, they might get prettied up too much. So: we at TOO LATE and RADIO BEAT STUDIOS (in beautiful Bellflower, CA) take it upon ourselves--at colossal personal expense--to dub these bands on to one-inch tape LIVE just about every week and to present them--unedited, unimproved, uncensored and unreconstructedly obnoxious--to you, the discerning American fringe dweller. If you're local to SoCal, you should be seeing these bands live; if you're not, you wish you were, right?

All tracks recorded live at RADIO BEAT STUDIOS in Bellflower unless noted. Please click below to download and enjoy a song from each live set. Then please contact the bands, go see them live, and then DO WHATEVER THEY TELL YOU TO DO.

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2003 LIVE AT 1 AM SERIES

THE GIRLS - JULY 31

SET LIST: Return To Zero - Nobody (From Nowhere) - She's Hysterical - Monument To A Child - Flesh - Cocksure - TV Glow - 4 AM

[recorded at Infrasonic Sound, Alhambra]

CENTRAL CITY TRANSMISSION - JULY 3

SET LIST: Southern Boys - Strange Attraction - All The Ships To Sea - Luck - Black And Whites - Engage Me - We Kept On Walking

[recorded at Infrasonic Sound, Alhambra]

THE ROLLING BLACKOUTS - JUNE 26

SET LIST: Troubled - Overdrive - Add Vice - Up Up Up - Straight Flush - Miss Bitter - Rock Paper Scissors

2003 LIVE AT 2 AM SERIES

THE RED ONIONS - JUNE 13

SET LIST: Hot Pants Intro - Youth Of Today - We Got The Fire! - Horses With Blinders - Livewire - Sexy Thang - Your Politics - Feel Alright - Funhouse

THE WILLOWZ - MAY 8

SET LIST: Meet Your Demise - Think Again - Put Together - Revolution - Equation #6 - Get Down - Sometime - That Willowz Feeling - End Song - Stooge KUCI - Rock 'n' Roll Song

THE INTELLIGISTA - MAY 1

SET LIST: Theme From Intelligista - Get Up And Go - Got My Mojo Workin' - Respect - Some Of Your Attention - Is That Clear? - Bang Bang!

[recorded at the Distillery, Costa Mesa]

THE DISTRACTION - APRIL 24

SET LIST: Start It Up - Portrait - Transmission Ignition - Rock 'n' Roll - All Sewn Up - In The Lipstick - My Way - Autodestruct

[recorded at the Distillery, Costa Mesa]

THE FLASH EXPRESS - APRIL 17

SET LIST: Pimp Juice - Movin' It - Ride The Flash Express - Who Stole The Soul? - The New Millennium Watered-Down Sound - Fire - You Gotta Love Me - Beat That Kills - Pussy Stank - What Do I Gotta Do?

ROCK GOGGLE FANTASY - APRIL 10

SET LIST: Tootsie Roll Pop Art - Ladies Wear White - Are You Scared - Paranoid Chant - Tangling With The Grappler - Dance Marathon - New Song - Pop Rocks In Pink - My Bones Are Fighting - Better World - Kamikaze Limo - Kill Technology - Do The Nihil - Teen Idles

FLESHIES - MARCH 28

SET LIST: Fat Cop - You Can Be A Star - There Will Be No Apocalypse - Last Friday - Desperate Middle-Aged Women - Remote Control - Fire Bad, No Doors - The Stuff - Pisces Revenge - New Zealand

STREET TRASH - MARCH 7

SET LIST: Street Trash - New Song - Fashion For Rebellion - Back Of The Room - Don't Need It - Thrash Your Face - Hurt The Children - Katie's Hole - The Junk - Demon Screams - What The Shit - Second Coming

KILLER DREAMER - FEBRUARY 28

SET LIST: King Burger - Asshole - Jacob's - Long Day - Scalpul - Tina - G.G. Allin -Booterchunk - No Go Home - Black Metal Band - Life Is Cheap

THE ORPHANS - FEBRUARY 21

SET LIST: Famous - Save Me - You're So Vain - Valley Of The Dolls - Wanting It All - Thanks - Yeah Yeah Yeah - Chinatown - Creature Double Feature

THE STARVATIONS - FEBRUARY 14

SET LIST: Gimme The Keys - Ringfinger - Sour And Vicious Man - Horrified Eyes - Pray For Foul Play - One Long Night - American Funeral - Queen Bee's Lament

MEAN REDS - FEBRUARY 7

SET LIST: El Centro - Operator - Holla Playa - Get Your Face Outta My Grill - Dance Party - I Think I'm Done Now - That Cat - Bed To The Floor

TOYS THAT KILL - JANUARY 31

SET LIST: Bullet From The Sky - We Control The Sun - Amphetamine Street - Unity Mitford - Blanket - Brain Attracts Flies - Abort Me Mother Earth - Little Bit Stranger - Keep Caroline - Illegitimate

SQUAB - JANUARY 24

SET LIST: Don Juan - Transcend - Dissever - The One - Earth's - 1 Left Came 2 - Hanger - In This Precession

THIS IS REVENGE - JANUARY 17

SET LIST: First Time Was The Last Time - Fallen Angelika - New Mutants - Dump The Balcony - Little Girl Lost (Amber Alert) - Target The Audience - Cats Under Cars - Revenge - Support Your Local Penis (Office Max)

2002 LIVE AT 5 AM SERIES

THE VACCINE - DECEMBER 23
SET LIST: Curtains - Quicksand City - Small Secrets - Creation Song - New Lows and Limelights - Panic In Needle Park - Cracked Actor - Cold Fashions - Picture My Face

THE BOLIDES - DECEMBER 16

SET LIST: Invisible Hands - Nurse Standby - AD(H)D - Physical Examination - Ballad of Ultraman - Banned From B.I.R.T. - Lead Vest - Mr. Pharmacist

THE FUSE! - DECEMBER 9

SET LIST: L.O.W.V. - Fire In The Hole - An Ave Maria - Beggars and Choosers - Open Jam: Meteors - Open Jam: Next--The Planets! - Open Jam: Beyond Babel - Expressway To Your Heart - Man Out Of Time - The Whip

THE SHARP EASE - DECEMBER 2

SET LIST: Going Modern - Advantage - T-Spin - Bullshit - Manipulation - Lick My Ass - Rock 'n' Roll Detox - From The Dodge - Degree

BROKEN BOTTLES - NOVEMBER 25

SET LIST: Gothic Chicks - Poor Me - Blondie - Drinking In The Rain - I Want Problems - Mary's Dead - Bloody Mary - Orange County - Never Again - Radioactive - Hero

THE RATTLESNAKES - NOVEMBER 18

SET LIST: S.S. Angel - Untitled - Cut The Line - Untitled - One Horse Town - Rocket to Oblivion - Kamikaze Sunrise - Radio Dead

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