Bite Me Bambi To Headline Inaugural ‘Summer Sizzler’ On Friday 13th

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Orange County, CA ska punk outfit Bite Me Bambi will headline the first annual Summer Sizzler on August 13th at the Garden Amp in Garden Grove, CA. Joining them for the all-ages event: the triumphant return of OC ska veterans The Scholars, The Littlest Man Band (Scott Klopfenstein, ex-Reel Big Fish), The Ruffolos, The Step Daughters and DJ Selectors from San Diego City Soul Club. Along with food trucks and vendors, the fabulous Misty Violet will be MCing the entire evening.

“The Summer Sizzler was born out of the low points of the pandemic. Since no live bands were touring, my own band Bite Me Bambi’s nationwide tour in support of Reel Big Fish and the Aquabats got cancelled. I would play a game with my friend agent John Pantle about what type of show could we pull off and when. The Summer Sizzler was born- yes it’s a pun on our love of Sizzler restaurants. As soon as it became feasable, I started planning. Chris and Jon from the Garden Amp came on board and were supportive from the start. The line up has changed 40 times. The date has been moved three times due to covid protocols but when we found out it was on a Friday the 13th, it became obvious that this was the date and then from under a Friday the 13th theme, the line up came together. Bite Me Bambi will headline with support from OC Ska Legends The Scholars, Scott Klopfenstien (Reel Big Fish) and the Littlest Man Band, The Ruffolos, and The Step Daughters will all perform. We’ve also got a DJ set by City Soul Club and it’s hosted by Drag Performer Misty Violet. This show will bring together more seasoned bands and the best of the new crop in Orange County live music. Where else can you go in the OC and wear a Jason mask and get a free gift upon entry?” (Bite Me Bambi keyboardist Mike Berault)

The band’s latest single, a sunny, horn-inflected take on The Go Gos classic Our Lips Are Sealed, is now available via Bite Me Bambi and Summer Sizzler tickets can be purchased here