Today, you should… kindly thrash about at One High Five’s show


It’s hard enough being a small-time musician playing in a band trying to make it big in the music industry. Chances are most people don’t understand your music, you’re playing the same terrible slot times at the usual grimy dive bars, you’re always tired—likely from working two jobs—and probably broke (hence the two jobs). It’s even worse when you’re in a band that kind of isn’t a band because your mates keep leaving.

After David Sauer, frontman and songwriter of local indie punk rock band, One High Five, lost 20 different band members over a course of three years, his faith that his band (could he even still call it a band?) would ever make another album—let alone play that album—was fading. But alas, he persevered and is playing this Thursday at Alex’s Bar celebrating the release of his second full-length album, “Beardlip.”

Infectiously upbeat pop-punk with driving rhythms, catchy three-chord hooks (because, really, that’s all you need) and exuberant energy only the beginning of a tour can offer, One High Five should be a rad time. And, why not support your local music scene, it needs as much as you can give.

Another great thing: Supporting One High Five will be local powerhouses Asi Fui and The Vespertines, with an opening performance by LA’s movie monster costume-clad garage rock band Drac & the Swamp Rats. Oh, and tickets are just $5.

Give us a moment’s pause: When you see David, give him a high five, just make sure to look at his elbow (failed high fives… so awkward).

One High Five’s album release show at Alex’s Bar is this Thursday, Oct. 10; 2913 E Anaheim St. Show starts at 8 p.m. Nab your tickets, here.

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Cheantay Jensen is an editorial intern who covers art and culture for the Hi-lo section of the Long Beach Post.