Gas Monkey Live! Presents
Ride for Dime Feat. Corrosion of Conformity
Prong, Kyng, Mothership, Honky, Whiskeydick, Slaterica, Snake River Redemption
10110 Technology Blvd
Dallas, TX, 75220
Doors 5:00 PM / Show 5:15 PM
This event is all ages
Corrosion of Conformity
Corrosion of Conformity are reuniting with guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan for UK/European and North American dates. Other than a few surprise appearances, this will be the first time Keenan has toured with the band since 2006. This will also be the first time the "Deliverance" lineup of the group has played together since 2001.
C.O.C. recently emerged from hibernation as a trio and released 2012's eponymous album and 2014's "IX" to wide acclaim, but many have been eagerly awaiting the return of Pepper Keenan.
The band were originally an influential hardcore punk/heavy metal crossover act before reaching critical success with a new lineup on 1991's "Blind" album. That trajectory continued with wider appeal as Keenan took over as primary vocalist on "Deliverance" (1994) and "Wiseblood" (1996).
These two recordings in particular fused the raw energy of the previous albums with some great strides forward in classic rock inspired songwriting and more spacious production and execution, which were often copied but rarely equalled.
This juggernaut gained mass and momentum with relentless touring alongside Metallica, Clutch, Eyehategod and many more.
Eventually following "In the Arms of God", 2005, Keenan focused all energy on his hometown band Down.
Until now, that is.
Recent internet chatter on the subject of a reunion turns out be true.
CBGB's was THE venue of an era; an embodiment of what it meant to be in a band, striving for everything you got. In many ways the birthplace of American Punk and the No Wave movement, one can say the music created there was -at its very essence -- a revolutionary influence, and its corrosive nature has infected millions of people through the years. One in particular, a soundman on the staff, was tainted by the experience, changing him into an iconic corner stone of metal; I am, of course, referring to Prong's very own Tommy Victor.
Dissonant, dark, detached -and at times rather deranged --Tommy Victor, founder and frontman of Prong, always swings his riffs low, hard and squarely at your skull. Victor never did 'happiness' and Prong didn't necessarily give a shit about making the 'feel good album of the year'. For Victor, high-praise is best served in the packed clubs and sweaty mosh-pits he plays in around the world. This is all the proof he needs of a dedicated fan base which never misses the band's shows, and loyally buys albums while 'critics' consistently miss the boat. Every time Prong was ignored by the mainstream -whilst revered through the underground --or ripped off by lesser, spineless musicians who don't have a creative pot of their own to piss in - Prong just got harder, stronger and more pissed off. It fuelled them even more, and drove them even further. This is not your parent's band; this is brutality with no regrets amplified, distorted, and turned up to 11.
KYNG the southern California hard rock trio, originated in January of 2008 in Los Angeles. Singer/songwriter Eddie Veliz bassist, Tony Castaneda and drummer Pepe Clarke Magana, after years of working off and on with each other on various projects, decided to propagate the idea of a band that would closer fulfill their musical desires. Within months of sessioning the three were sold on the chemistry and shortly after that went into the studio to record their debut album. The sound they realized was exactly what they had sought after, a unique and universally appealing combination of heavy and captivating concepts, channeling influences from black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin to the Foo Fighters and Queens of the Stone Age. "We wanted a band that could stand alongside anything in the scene, have the ability to crossover seamlessly and still bridge who we are." KYNG's versatile approach of a sweet devastation bleeds from an artistic drive toward a momentum described as "California Heavy". Their evolution will undoubtedly blaze a trail that redefines what is expected and defines the giants they will become.
Their first album, Trampled Sun, on REALID Records is set to hit the streets of the US and the World Wide Web September 27 while their first two singles, Falling Down and Trails in Veins, both mixed by Mike Watts (Adelita's Way, Hopesfall, Quicksand, Brand New), are set to take over the airwaves and online channels mid July and will be available at iTunes July 26th. The digital deluxe of Trampled Sun will contain 15 tracks exemplifying the bands great range and how much music KYNG has to offer the planet earth.
The Los Angeles based trio, hailing from LA and parts of Mexico, is as unique in spirit as their sound. Reminiscent at times of the metal and hard rock of the late 1970's in style and musical collection, with a presentation that is totally heavy, classic and modern-day all at once, they are sure to refresh the Active Rock and Metal landscapes of today and tomorrow. As drummer Pepe Clarke Magaña puts it, "I think we're doing stuff, or a combination of stuff that has been done before, in a way it's never been done before." Their sound on Trampled Sun easily provokes the question, "Is that really just 3 dudes?" The pipes on Eddie Veliz reminiscent of Cornell is his early days, the thunder brought by Pepe Clarke Magaña on the drums and the rolling rhythms brought by bassist Tony Castañeda have KYNG meant for great things.
Completing dates with The Sword, KYNG is currently out with Black Stone Cherry and Pop Evil and plan on touring forever as the road is the life's blood of any young hard rock band looking to take over the world. In the land of pigs, the butcher is KYNG.
Supersonic intergalactic heavy rock trio Mothership based out of Dallas, Texas give a real sense of hope that all is well in the universe, and that pure honest rock and roll has once again returned to this planet on a mission to unite true believers. Consisting of brothers Kyle Juett on bass/lead vocals, Kelley Juett on guitar/vocals, and Judge Smith on drums, these guys have created a unique sound that satisfies like a steaming hot stew of UFO and Iron Maiden, blended with the southern swagger of Molly Hatchet and ZZ Top, paired with a deadly chalice of Black Sabbath.
Pinkus Among Us
Honky's not-so-weird revolution.
by Laura Cassidy
THE FIRST THING you see on the flyer for the Honky show at the Funhouse is what's in parentheses: "(J.D. Pinkus of Butthole Surfers)."
"If people come to see a psychedelic show, they're definitely going to leave having seen something different," says the parenthetical Pinkus of his new band. While "the Butts," as he calls them, incorporated a 17-year-old Pinkus in 1985 on their way to patenting their acid-dipped Southern art-punk freak-out, Honky is straightforward rock and roll.
"We're not trying to be groundbreaking; this is the most timeless music there is," says Pinkus in an Austin drawl, adding that the band's sound is "so basic it's hard to explain." But let's give it a shot: Put an old Molly Hatchet record on the spinner and put your Urban Cowboy tape in the VCR. Turn up the record player, turn down the TV, and hit yourself about the head--hard--with an iron skillet.
To hear Pinkus tell it, Honky makes the ladies shake their butts, which in turn makes the men buy more beer. "A winning combination," he calls it. "When we have 300 people at our shows, they tend to drink like they're 600."
Despite the acid-fried/Southern-fried distinction of the two very different bands, there are similarities, however thin. On songs like "Your Bottom's at the Top of My List," from House of Good Tires, Honky's third full-length (a fourth will be out on local label Dead Teenager this spring), Pinkus and crew closely approximate the way the Butts lulled you in with a whispered folk song, then dragged you out through a sludgy jam on the other side. Are the two bands different sides of the same coin? That's a bit of a stretch, but if it's me--or one of the many longhaired unkempt acid diehards--who's tossing, I'm going to bet on the Butts to land faceup.
"I have a band that's a little bit more like the Butthole Surfers, too. In fact, we're probably more like the old Butts than the Butts were," Pinkus says of Areola 51, in which he is joined by guitarist Brett Bradford from Scratch Acid and drummer Max Brody from Ministry. Dead Teenager's putting that one out, too. Me and the longhairs can't wait to hear it.
"At the lonesome crossroads where country and metal intersect, stand two swaggering badasses holding acoustic guitars. They're not interested in your soul they have plenty of soul already." ~ Kevin Kurtain
Cult favorites WhiskeyDick blow minds with a double barrel blast of dreadnaught shredding and hillbilly bellowing that makes you want to knock back a shot, stand up tall, and holler "Oh-Hell-YeeHaw!"
The Fort Worth duo carry on the Texas traditions of super-powered guitar slinging and clever songwriting that make lone star music a worldwide curiosity, except Reverend Johnson will remind you more of Dimebag Darrell than Billy Gibbons and Fritz remains more lyrically akin to David Allen Coe than Robert Earl Keen.
WhiskeyDick's live show is a true spectacle: two giant, tattooed, mean-looking dudes saunter on stage and sit down on 2 chairs, then pick up acoustic guitars and proceed to amaze everyone by generating more power than a full band by means of Fritz's deep, rich vocals, Johnson's unapproachable acoustic guitar heroics, and their triumphant songwriting.
"We're just a train robbin', gun totin', dope smokin', guitar pickin' muthafuckin' good time band. Taking hillbilly music and spreading it across the land."
Their lyrics are their lives. With continuously touring in the States and Overseas, including being part of the "Crusty Punk Blues Band" Black Eyed Vermillion (8 Years), this duo plays over 200 shows year, bringing their country-fried, no-collar sensibilities to small towns and big cities all over the World and are building faithful followers everywhere. On their travels, they've shared stages with the likes of Ray Wylie Hubbard, HELLYEAH, Shooter Jennings, Scott H. Biram, Pentagram, Foghat, Joe Buck Yourself, Antiseen, Wayne "The Train" Hancock, Honky, Bob Wayne, Bob Log III, Nashville Pussy, Reverend Horton Heat, Jayke Orivs, Goddamn Gallows, Weed Eater, Peter Pan Speedrock, .357 String Band, Nick Oliveri, Wino, Spirt Caravan, The King DMC and The Supersuckers.
The "Heavy Metal Honky Tonk" tandem, who formed in 2004, have produced 9 indie releases: Rebel Flags and Whiskey 2006, First Class White Trash 2009, Drunk as Hell 2010, The Wicked Roots 2012, 100% Drunk Live Album - WhiskeyDick it Happens 2014 (Double album on one cd), FROM THE DEVIL'S BOOTS 2014, Welcome To YeeHaw County (European Compilation 2015) and The Bastard Sons of Texas 2015- these releases yielded such live classics as "Drunk As Hell," "Evil's Got a Hold of Me," "Shooting Guns," "Barn Burner", "River of Sin," "Blacktooth Grin," "Fallen Heroes," "Honky Tonk Zone", "GodDamn I Need Some Whiskey", "YEEHAW" and the rarely performed, audience favorite "Wookie Pussy."
In 2014 WhiskeyDick released studio album #5 "From The Devil's Boots" which was shortly followed by their 1st international 9 Country tour (August - September). Now returning to Europe for the third time and with the new 2015 release of studio album #7 "The Bastard Sons of Texas"... WhiskeyDick is once again taking their Original one of a kind "Heavy Metal Honky Tonk" sound World Wide.
In 2015 WhiskeyDick released studio album #6 "The Bastard Sons of Texas" got a new and note worthy feature and landed on the front page of Itunes Country New Releases for 7 weeks and Debut #1 for 6 Weeks Straight on the Itunes Alt. Country Charts. With Retlenless touring 4 months in the USA and 4 Months in Europe in 2015"... Now 2016 WhiskeyDick is once again hitting the road for 8 months and taking their Original one of a kind "Heavy Metal Honky Tonk" sound World Wide.