Snag Golden Pelicans' new record at their release party at Will's Pub before they fly off to Europe


  • Mac Blackout
The early press on the Golden Pelicans’ new album, Oldest Ride, Longest Line, is as indignantly charged as the disc itself. Many authoritative and tasteful punk bloggers are ripping their hair out, wondering how they didn’t see it coming, while tapped-in tastemakers are constantly refreshing their inboxes for updates on their preorders. Here, we’re lucky to have frontman Erik Grincewicz turning purple regularly enough for steep fans of sneering garage punk at the best small venues. But even being local doesn’t guarantee you a copy if you want that scary-screwy Mac Blackout-illustrated vinyl to Tilt-a-whirl your eyes while the Pelicans assault your ears. The album’s selling out fast, and there’ll be a limited supply at the show, so show up and snag it before they fly off to Europe for their first overseas tour. Go to to stream it now – it’s impossible to pick a favorite track among the straight rush spewed across “Maggots,” “Black Mold” and “Last Street Fighter.”

Golden Pelicans with Gino and the Goons, the Wildtones | 9 p.m. Friday, July 31 | Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave. | | $5