AboutThe Arcadists formed in 2007 through social networking site, Craigslist.com. South bay guitarist Rob Simmons (Stellavision, Burlacticus Undertow, Sarah Jane, Mind Zoo, Ruby Sun, Eden Retread, The New Originals),drummer Matt Kurvin (Burlacticus Undertow, Sarah Jane), and SF singersongwriter Erik... read full bio
Sat May 15 '10
Download Cheap Date and Flattr it!
We think this new thing called Flattr that lets you easily choose a small amount of money to spread around to different things you like. So download a copy of our song Cheap Date and then click the Flattr button below to show a little support.
Wed Sep 30 '09
Places to buy the album!
Fri Sep 25 '09
ARCADISTS CD RELEASE PARTY TONIGHT AT MOUNTAIN CHARLEYS IN LOS GATOS!!!!!!!
We are getting started early here people. Be there at 7:30 to catch Shotty from Seattle and The Famous. We go on at 9:15. See you there!
Thu Sep 10 '09
We are playing at the Silicon Twestival at Shorline Lake on Sunday
Please join us on 9/13/09 at the lovely, relaxing, sporty, & fun Shoreline Lake & Aquatic Park in Mountain View, California for Twestival Mountain View!
Tue Sep 01 '09
CD Release Party at Mountain Charleys in Los Gatos 9.25.09, FREE CD TO ALL THAT ATTEND!!!
Los Gatos band, The Arcadists, are proud to present the release of their first self titled, full length studio album. Supporting acts include Shotty from Seattle and Famous from SF. No need for an afterparty location, we've got a local DJ rounding out the night with some dancing and boozin after the show. The tickets include free cd and entry to Mountain Charleys all night. We end at 10:30, but will be partying all night. See you there!
Sat Jul 18 '09
WE WILL BE GIVING AWAY 2 FREE SNOW PATROL TIX AT OUR 7/23 SHOW
We will be giving away free Snow Patrol ticket for the Fox Theatre show in October. We thought this was a cool way to promote the show and to start getting pre-released copies of our cd out to everyone we can. Be there. It's free.
Sat Jul 18 '09
#4 on MTV's Best Breakout Bay Area Band on Ourstage.com
About a month ago we entered Cheap Date, the first track of our upcoming album, into a MTV contest on Ourstage.com. Think of Ourstage as a constant battle of the bands. Our song goes head to head against other artists and fans vote on who is best. We started off in the top 20 and made it to #1 for about a week. Currently we at #4 out of 130 Bay Area bands and hope to stay within the top 5 if we can't win the thing. I wanted to thank everyone who has voted for us. The good news is Way of the Groupie is #7 in the Punk channel, so we are stoked to get the album out and in your hands. Stay tuned.
Mon Sep 01 '08
more recording and more gigs
recording has been going well-- it follows the typical fits and starts scheduling but is sounding awesome and almost ready to hand off to the fabulous David Bianco for mixing. in the meantime we had a blast playing the Santa Cruz Wharf to Wharf race and another show at the Catalyst and will be at the Crow's Nest this week and then back at the Voodoo in San Jose next month. stick it in your calendar, post-it, whatever!
Mon Mar 17 '08
Final mixes + Video up!
We just uploaded all of the final mixes for our demo/EP which we are currently calling "Listen... we are going to have a conversation" (we can tell you more about that title another time). The amazing John Cuniberti (Joe Satriani, Dead Kennedys, Kevin Gilbert, etc) took our demo-quality raw tracks and turned them into magic and we are forever grateful!
We also had a great show over the weekend and ran some video which turned out passable for an unmanned camera and camera audio. Check out the video for "Way of the Groupie" in the media section or on our Myspace or Facebook pages. Big shout out to all of our friends who came out to support us in scruz!
Fri Feb 01 '08
The Aracadists playing the Catalyst on March 14th!!!
We were recently contacted, via myspace, to play the Atrium of the historic Catalyst in Santa Cruz on 3/14. We are super stoked to play this show and need your help to get a great crowd so we can make a push to play the main stage!!!! Thanks to all of you that have been showing your support and I hope that everyone is enjoying the music and are having a fucking blast at our shows, I know we are.
Looking forward to seeing all of you soon!! Erik
Sun Dec 23 '07
Back at Johnny V's in San Jose, CA, Fri Jan 25th
We rock, come down for a great show with us, The Privies and The Booty Chesterfield Trio (rock, not thrash, bands). We've been told we'll go on 2nd, somewhere around 10pm. Johnny V's is a great place to see a band and easy to get to, right oin the heart of San Jose. Free stree parking is easy to find. Free stickers will be available, and hopefully our first EP!? Well ... see you there for a drink, thanks for reading!
Johnny V's Address:
Check out Johnny V's Site here
Johnny V's Address:
31 E Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: (408) 947-8470
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Wed Nov 14 '07
Our Debut Gig! at Johnny V's in San Jose, CA, Sat Nov 24th
Come check us out, we've got 7 more originals in our set as good or better than what's on our player currently, we've been busy! If you're a fan of energetic rock you'll want to be there. Johnny V's is a great place to see a band and easy to get to, right oin the heart of San Jose. Parking's not bad either (especially relative to San Francisco venues). Free stickers will be available. Well ... see you there, thanks for reading!