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San Diego, California, United States | SELF

San Diego, California, United States | SELF
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the touchies @ Tin Can Ale House

San Diego, California, USA

San Diego, California, USA

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San Diego, California, USA

San Diego, California, USA

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The Touchies’ release party for Mess with the Unicorn, Get the Horn happens June 20 at the Casbah, on a bill that includes Dirty Sirens and Chica Diabla. With its first single “Freak Time” now streaming online, the album includes covers of songs by the Jesus and Mary Chain and Saturday-morning TV characters the Banana Splits. - San Diego Reader


The Touchies’ release party for Mess with the Unicorn, Get the Horn happens June 20 at the Casbah, on a bill that includes Dirty Sirens and Chica Diabla. With its first single “Freak Time” now streaming online, the album includes covers of songs by the Jesus and Mary Chain and Saturday-morning TV characters the Banana Splits. - San Diego Reader


“Roller derby puts the ‘roll’ in ‘rock and roll,’” says Mishey Moreno of the Touchies, which’ll play the May 12 roller derby halftime show when the San Diego Derby Dolls all-star team, the Wildfires, battle the L.A. Ri-Ettes at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. And, by battle, we don’t mean like pro wrestling. “This stuff is not staged,” according to Moreno. “I’ve seen the bruises. It’s pretty insane.”

With most matches featuring live music during the halftime show, I ask Moreno what roller-derby crowds are like while the bands play. “Sedated. Disinterested. San Diego. Sound familiar?” She laughs. “The cool kids get into it. It’s a halftime show, so some form of entertainment is expected with the admission price. If you’re in a band and let a hard time get you down, you’re in the wrong biz.”

Founded in 2005, the Derby Dolls currently have multiple teams: the Wildfires (travel team), Hard Corps (B team), and two home teams, the Swarm and the Diego Rollers. There’s even a junior training league of rollers aged 8 to 17, the Juvenile Dollinquents.

The roller-music connection has been strong since the local league’s early days, with moonlighting players like singer Jacquie Bazinet, formerly of Unruly Bangz and currently with the Love Lashes, whose Derby Doll name is Shiva Mi Timbas. Bands performing the halftime show bring their own backline and P.A. “We promise to keep the lyrics clean for the kiddies,” says Moreno. “We’re even going to change the title of one of our songs to ‘Sex, Hugs, and Rock ’N’ Roller Skates‚’ just for the occasion.”
Band songs
Touchies

I Don't Wanna Know You
ur friendz suck!

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The Touchies are recording a vinyl EP, Mess with the Unicorn, Get the Horn, set for release on their own Seek Therapy Recordings label. According to the Derby Dolls website, the last time the Wildfires played against the L.A. Ri-Ettes, for January’s season opener, L.A. had the winning score (140 to 115). General admission for the May 12 bout starts at $15, with doors open at 6 p.m.

- San Diego Reader


“Roller derby puts the ‘roll’ in ‘rock and roll,’” says Mishey Moreno of the Touchies, which’ll play the May 12 roller derby halftime show when the San Diego Derby Dolls all-star team, the Wildfires, battle the L.A. Ri-Ettes at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. And, by battle, we don’t mean like pro wrestling. “This stuff is not staged,” according to Moreno. “I’ve seen the bruises. It’s pretty insane.”

With most matches featuring live music during the halftime show, I ask Moreno what roller-derby crowds are like while the bands play. “Sedated. Disinterested. San Diego. Sound familiar?” She laughs. “The cool kids get into it. It’s a halftime show, so some form of entertainment is expected with the admission price. If you’re in a band and let a hard time get you down, you’re in the wrong biz.”

Founded in 2005, the Derby Dolls currently have multiple teams: the Wildfires (travel team), Hard Corps (B team), and two home teams, the Swarm and the Diego Rollers. There’s even a junior training league of rollers aged 8 to 17, the Juvenile Dollinquents.

The roller-music connection has been strong since the local league’s early days, with moonlighting players like singer Jacquie Bazinet, formerly of Unruly Bangz and currently with the Love Lashes, whose Derby Doll name is Shiva Mi Timbas. Bands performing the halftime show bring their own backline and P.A. “We promise to keep the lyrics clean for the kiddies,” says Moreno. “We’re even going to change the title of one of our songs to ‘Sex, Hugs, and Rock ’N’ Roller Skates‚’ just for the occasion.”
Band songs
Touchies

I Don't Wanna Know You
ur friendz suck!

More

The Touchies are recording a vinyl EP, Mess with the Unicorn, Get the Horn, set for release on their own Seek Therapy Recordings label. According to the Derby Dolls website, the last time the Wildfires played against the L.A. Ri-Ettes, for January’s season opener, L.A. had the winning score (140 to 115). General admission for the May 12 bout starts at $15, with doors open at 6 p.m.

- San Diego Reader


The Touchies (“slang for cuddling with your special someone”) were launched in late 2008 by Anthony Stanze (AKA Anthony Touchie) on lead vocals and guitar, and Mishey Moreno (AKA Mishey Touchie) on bass and backing vocals. The duo has played together locally since 1995, originally known as Happy Endings, a band later rechristened the Esthas. “That [name] was our tribute to Fox 6 News anchor Estha Trouw and her awesome pixie haircut,” according to Stanze.

Having just been nominated for a 2011 San Diego Music Award for their newest album Friends of the Friendless, they'll embark later this month on a ten day west coast tour.

"We're a non signed band, and don’t come wealthy, well known families, like a lot of other bands," Mishey tells the Reader. "So we have to pay for everything ourselves. It actually makes some things quiet humorous, especially when it came to recording our double album. I think in total we spent over $5,000, but it took seven months to do it, simply 'cause we had to save up money to do each step."

"We first had to save up to buy protocols. Then we had to save up to buy the interface. Luckily, we had all the mics , cables and stands, and studio monitors from our old bands Happy Endings and The Esthas, when we recorded on a little zip disk 4 track recorder back in 2001. Then, we had to save up to buy one of the most expensive things ever created, the darn plug ins for ProTools. Then, a couple months of saving for the mastering, printing the CDs, the artwork, etc."

"The whole process was hilarious, waiting for payday so we could buy a $200 EQ plug-in or something."

The tour starts July 28 in Eugene Oregon and wraps up August 6 at the Double Down saloon in Las Vegas. Says Mishey, "The last few months since the CD release, we’ve been saving up the same way for the tour!" - San Diego Reader


The Touchies (“slang for cuddling with your special someone”) were launched in late 2008 by Anthony Stanze (AKA Anthony Touchie) on lead vocals and guitar, and Mishey Moreno (AKA Mishey Touchie) on bass and backing vocals. The duo has played together locally since 1995, originally known as Happy Endings, a band later rechristened the Esthas. “That [name] was our tribute to Fox 6 News anchor Estha Trouw and her awesome pixie haircut,” according to Stanze.

Having just been nominated for a 2011 San Diego Music Award for their newest album Friends of the Friendless, they'll embark later this month on a ten day west coast tour.

"We're a non signed band, and don’t come wealthy, well known families, like a lot of other bands," Mishey tells the Reader. "So we have to pay for everything ourselves. It actually makes some things quiet humorous, especially when it came to recording our double album. I think in total we spent over $5,000, but it took seven months to do it, simply 'cause we had to save up money to do each step."

"We first had to save up to buy protocols. Then we had to save up to buy the interface. Luckily, we had all the mics , cables and stands, and studio monitors from our old bands Happy Endings and The Esthas, when we recorded on a little zip disk 4 track recorder back in 2001. Then, we had to save up to buy one of the most expensive things ever created, the darn plug ins for ProTools. Then, a couple months of saving for the mastering, printing the CDs, the artwork, etc."

"The whole process was hilarious, waiting for payday so we could buy a $200 EQ plug-in or something."

The tour starts July 28 in Eugene Oregon and wraps up August 6 at the Double Down saloon in Las Vegas. Says Mishey, "The last few months since the CD release, we’ve been saving up the same way for the tour!" - San Diego Reader


PLAN A: The Touchies, Dirty Sirens, Chica Diabla, Mittens @ The Casbah. The members of local trio The Touchies—Stanze, Mishey and Von—adopted Touchie as their collective last name, Ramones-style. Likewise, The Touchies share those punk-rock legends' affinity for simple, straightforward and fun punk rock. There's nothing particularly fancy about what they do, and there shouldn't be; sometimes punk is just about having a good time, and The Touchies certainly deliver. - San Diego City Beat


PLAN A: The Touchies, Dirty Sirens, Chica Diabla, Mittens @ The Casbah. The members of local trio The Touchies—Stanze, Mishey and Von—adopted Touchie as their collective last name, Ramones-style. Likewise, The Touchies share those punk-rock legends' affinity for simple, straightforward and fun punk rock. There's nothing particularly fancy about what they do, and there shouldn't be; sometimes punk is just about having a good time, and The Touchies certainly deliver. - San Diego City Beat


Discography

June 20th 2013- MESS WITH THE UNICORN...GET THE HORN! (LP)
May 13th 2011- FRIENDS OF THE FRIENDLESS (LP)
MAY 13th 2011- DAVID COVER-RIVERDALE (LP)

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San Diego punk rock-n-rollers THE TOUCHIES are about having fun with friends and ROCKIN OUT!!! Guitarist/Lead Vox- STANZE TOUCHIE (formerly of Happy Endings, The Esthas, and Of Worlds Long Dead), Bassist/ Background Vox- MISHEY TOUCHIE (formerly of Happy Endings, the Esthas, and Starcrossed)and Drummer- VON TOUCHIE (of The Downs Family), play a fast paced set of original punk songs with a rock-n-roll feel. Along with punk rock gogo dancer, Dino Touchie, the touchies have opened for such greats as: Peelander-z, CJ Ramone, and Sonny Vincent (of The Testors) Here is a ONE MINUTE video from The Touchies record release party in June 2013. http://youtu.be/TEpDQ_r8zq8
June 20th 2013, The Touchies released their 3rd full length release, MESS WITH THE UNICORN...GET THE HORN! Shortly after, it was nominated for a San Diego Music Award for 2013. The awards ceremony is in October 2013.
2011 and 2012 were great years for The Touchies. They went on a 9 stop west coast tour, went on a small tour of the east coast, were nominated for another San Diego Music Award, and ON THE SAME DAY, Friday the 13th of May, 2011 released two albums. One album of original tunes called, FRIENDS of the FRIENDLESS, and one album of licensed covers they sometimes play live called, “DAVID COVER RIVERDALE”, which covers songs by The Undertones, The Misfits, and even the Monkeys.
The Touchies have been compared to: Peelander-Z, The Muffs, The Groovie Ghoulies, and of course The Ramones.
for more info please email or go to http://www.thetouchies.com and
http://www.facebook.com/thetouchies