Japandroids, Surfer Blood at the Billiken Club, 11/20/09

The Billiken Club's series of free winter shows continued with Vancouver's the Japandroids and Florida's Surfer Blood. Read the concert review. Photos by Jason Stoff.
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Brian King of Japandroids.
Brian King of Japandroids.
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Tracks like “Heart Sweats” really got the Billiken Club’s crowd moving.
Tracks like “Heart Sweats” really got the Billiken Club’s crowd moving.
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Danielle Tripoli, Julie Wood and Tabitha McCluskie came up from Carbondale, Illinois for their first Japandroids show.
Danielle Tripoli, Julie Wood and Tabitha McCluskie came up from Carbondale, Illinois for their first Japandroids show.
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Surfer Blood member Marcos Marchesani shows off some of his band’s merch.
Surfer Blood member Marcos Marchesani shows off some of his band’s merch.
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Rachel Boeglin and Amy Wall, SLU students, help run the Billiken Club.
Rachel Boeglin and Amy Wall, SLU students, help run the Billiken Club.
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Brian King and David Prowse of Japandroids.
Brian King and David Prowse of Japandroids.
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Brian King and David Prowse of Japandroids, post-rocking.
Brian King and David Prowse of Japandroids, post-rocking.
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Brian King and David Prowse of Japandroids.
Brian King and David Prowse of Japandroids.
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Surfer Blood (John Paul Pitts, Thomas Fekete)
Surfer Blood (John Paul Pitts, Thomas Fekete)
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Big fans of both bands, Sam Baiamonte and Anthony Engelhardt show off their Japandroids show poster.
Big fans of both bands, Sam Baiamonte and Anthony Engelhardt show off their Japandroids show poster.
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Surfer Blood
Surfer Blood
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Tess Childress attended the show, “to make up for missing them at the Pitchfork Music Festival” earlier this year.
Tess Childress attended the show, “to make up for missing them at the Pitchfork Music Festival” earlier this year.
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Surfer Blood (Marcos Marchesani, Thomas Fekete, John Paul Pitts, Brian Black, and Tyler Schwarz) pose for a quick portrait after Japandroids’ set.
Surfer Blood (Marcos Marchesani, Thomas Fekete, John Paul Pitts, Brian Black, and Tyler Schwarz) pose for a quick portrait after Japandroids’ set.
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Brian King of Japandroids.
Brian King of Japandroids.
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Surfer Blood (John Paul Pitts, Thomas Fekete)
Surfer Blood (John Paul Pitts, Thomas Fekete)
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Brian King of Japandroids.
Brian King of Japandroids.
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Japandroids maintained its characteristic high energy level throughout the set.
Japandroids maintained its characteristic high energy level throughout the set.
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Brian King and David Prowse of Japandroids.
Brian King and David Prowse of Japandroids.
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David Prowse and Brian King of Japandroids.
David Prowse and Brian King of Japandroids.
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Fists in the air for Japandroids.
Fists in the air for Japandroids.
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