The Weisstronauts
Instrumental Twang Surf Psych Spy Rock for the 22nd Century

Upcoming shows:

Saturday September 19, 2015
Luthier's Co-op
Easthampton MA
We love this unique venue -- combination guitar store, bar, and performance space! Weisstro-time: 9:30pm. Two other acts TBA.

Friday October 2, 2015
Bull McCabes
Union Square, Somerville MA
Our debut at this cozy corner pub. We start around 10pm.

Saturday October 3, 2015
Harpoon Brewery - Octoberfest
Boston MA
Afternoon set, roughly 12:30pm. Other bands TBA.

Friday October 16, 2015
Sally O'Briens Pub
Union Square, Somerville MA
'Nauts play around 9pm, followed by Answer Man, then fellow instro-rockers Tsunami of Sound.

Thursday November 5, 2015
Pleasant Valley Brewing
Saxtons River VT
Our favorite Vermont haunt! A special, rare Thursday night with live music, starting at 8pm. No cover; great food & taps.

Friday November 6, 2015
Flagship Brewing
Staten Island NY
We had a blast playing this cool indy brewery a couple months ago -- happy to be returning. Cool space, nice people, and great beers. Easier and cheaper to get to from NYC than you might think: the brewery is a short walk from the Staten Island Ferry terminal. (Ferry runs 24/7 between lower Manhattan and Staten Island.)

Saturday November 7, 2015
Mobtown Ballroom
Baltimore MD
Opening for the mighty Caleb Stine & the Brakemen, celebrating the release of their new album (which Pete helped record, at Verdant Studio...)


Our long-in-production deluxe, collectible 12-song vinyl LP, bundled with a 27-song CD, "Control Is In Your Command: The Best Of The Weisstronauts 1999-2012" is available! All songs completely re-mastered from the ground up (specifically & separately for vinyl LP & CD.) Includes two previously unreleased songs, plus a newly remixed song. Details and the ability to purchase this are now on our LISTEN/BUY page. You WON'T regret it!

Pete, Nate, Jeff and Kenny have been moonlighting with NYC-based Jack Grace Band, and its spin-off Van Hayride (yes, a country-tinged Van Halen tribute band!) The latter recently toured as opening act for Puss N Boots. Keep an eye out for these 'Nauts members to pop up now and then with Jack and VHR.

Back in the 1990's the 'Nauts "forefathers" were known as Pete Weiss & the Rock Band. They put out a couple of subversive, wildly diverse rock albums before calling it quits (and morphing into what eventually became the Weisstronauts.) Well, in October of 2012 they reunited in the studio and created a new 10-song album. And it's quite good... possibly their best work. Check out the amazingly detailed shot-for-shot remake video of PW&RB's version of Tracey Ullman's "They Don't Know" HERE.

Recent Press/Quotes:

Some nice coverage of our July 2015 show at Luthier's Co-op HERE.

The good folks at Foam Totem understand what we're all about!

"Please do not disregard my mind-blowing experience caused by your music...The fact that the Weisstronauts didn't exist 25 years ago should be considered an embarrassment to all musicians."
- Brendan Curtis, co-owner/chef, Plough & Stars

"Then there’s the Weisstronauts, who toss major surf rock influences into a blender with everything else they’ve ever even sort of liked and pull out songs built on combinations that look insane on paper but absolutely kill once you hear them."
- Richard Bouchard, Boston Band Crush 9/15/2010

"Wish I could play with you guys more often than once in a lifetime. Definitely the most fun I've ever had in a band."
- Doug Yule (ex-Velvet Underground) following the 2006 tour

"You guys were the best thing EVER!"
- Mitch Easter, artist (Let’s Active, Sneakers) & producer (REM, Velvet Crush, Game Theory, Pavement) following a 2008 show at the Rock ‘n’ Bowl in New Orleans

"You guys are better than Maiden"
- Paul Logus, producer/engineer (P. Diddy, Pantera, Mary J. Blige, Notorious BIG, the Barnies) stopping by the Rodeo Bar in NYC after an Iron Maiden concert

"You guys were totally way better than Maiden"
- Paul’s friend Sean (no, not Combs) in agreement

"If there’s such a thing as a forward-thinking surf band, Boston’s The Weisstronauts are it. Avoiding the purism that makes so many instrumental retro-fetishists seem redundant, The Weisstronauts combine vintage surf and Nashville chicken-pickin’ with cartoon zaniness and spaghetti Western intrigue. They often recall NRBQ’s offbeat musical humor as much as Link Wray’s reverb-drenched Tarantino fodder."
- Jack Silverman, Nashville Scene

The wonderfully-monikered Mojo Flucke recently interviewed Pete for Popdose. They chatted about the creative process, garage rock, monkeys with fezes, etc. Check it out HERE.

There's a sweet review of Instrotainment! on Epinions HERE.

New England Music Scrapbook News interviewed Pete Weiss about the Weisstronauts and Verdant Studio. Interview is HERE, about a third down the page.

Pete Weiss was interviewed by C.C. DiGuardia in Northeast Performer magazine and by John Clarkson in the U.K. webzine Pennyblackmusic.