VINYL MUSIC HALL PRESENTS
Dash Rip Rock
The Suzies, The Ocean As Mistress
2 S. Palafox St.
Pensacola, FL, 35202
Doors 8:00PM / Show 9:00PM (event ends at 12:00 am)
This event is all ages
Dash Rip Rock
In Louisiana and throughout the South, it is almost impossible to have never heard of Dash Rip Rock. Known for tight musicianship and live wild shows, over 25 years the band has amassed a loyal and eclectic following whose wide tent somehow holds punk rockers, roots rock aficionados, Norwegians, and country and rockabilly fans alike.
In 1984, Bill Davis founded Dash Rip Rock, and Louisiana cowpunk was born. The band quickly became a national college radio darling, mixing Austin's punk rockabilly with Athens' southern pop. They started as a rockabilly trio, making a name for themselves by playing punk rock as if they were the Stray Cats, then belting out country standards as if they were the Sex Pistols. Dash Rip Rock has been a club and festival favorite with their legendary live shows and unique brand of roots punk ever since.
Dash Rip Rock has toured with the dBs, the Cramps, Georgia Satellites, and Reverend Horton Heat and shared stages with the Circle Jerks, Jerry Lee Louis, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, David Allan Coe, The Ramones, The Replacements, Lou Reed, No Doubt, Los Lobos, Social Distortion, and many others. The current lineup is Bill Davis on lead guitar and vocals, Eric Padua on drums and vocals, and Patrick Johnson on bass guitar and vocals.
Dash Rip Rock has released 15 records that have been hailed as country punk classics. In the eighties the band was signed to Mammoth Records. In the nineties they scored a national modern rock radio hit with "Let's Go Smoke Some Pot." In recent years, the band joined forces with Jello Biafra's Alternative Tentacles label to release Hee Haw Hell (2004), the world's first country punk rock opera. In 2010 Dash Rip Rock followed it up with Call of the Wild-- a soulsy, blistering concept album that both extols and critiques that most unique of institutions, the Southern party. No Depression says Call of the Wild proves Dash Rip Rock is "one of the greatest bands working today."
The Suzies should have no problem getting the crowd rowdy with their stellar rock. Their high-adrenaline sound is matched only by their electrifying stage show. If their tracks online are any evidence, those in attendance should expect a set of contagious modern rock that should please all tastes.
The Mobile-Press Register:
Listening to The Suzies, on the other hand, is pure pleasure. They rock with the intensity of a punk band, but their focus on melody and hooks would make an R&B producer proud.
[The Suzies]were more enjoyable than any other band that night. At their best they sound like loud, crashing, ambient surf music, reminding me of Atlanta’s Deerhunter, a favorite “band” band of the last decade. Others seemed to respond to the sound as well...
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The Ocean As Mistress
THE OCEAN AS MISTRESS create dynamic and engaging songs that are hard rocking and sentimental. Vocals that alternate between delicate and powerful are combined with melodically intricate, heavy, and oftentimes cinematic rock songs that pick the audience up like a wave and gently set them down on their feet until the next song begins. THE OCEAN AS MISTRESS’ songs combine elements of 70s, 80s, and 90s rock effortlessly in a style that is sing-along, challenging, and beautiful all at once. In the words of Steve Albini: “very Zepplin-y.” THE OCEAN AS MISTRESS’ first album In Ruins won the hearts of fans all over the world. Their much anticipated sophomore album, Insulation Resistance Test Record will be available worldwide on July 31st.
FOR FANS OF:
Radiohead, Wilco, Coldplay, Saves The Day, Led Zepplin, Yo La Tengo, Placebo, Mogwai, Red House Painters, Catherine Wheel, Travis, The Wedding Present, Mineral
* General Admission * Standing Room Only * All Ages * Attendees Under 16 Must Be Accompanied By A Ticketed, Adult Guardian * Additional $5 cash surcharge at the door for under 21 *
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