Knitting Factory Presents
Moonshine Bandits, Oso Negro
416 S. 9th Street
Boise, ID, 83702
Doors 7:00PM / Show 8:00PM
This event is all ages
Watch & Listen
It is all in name, but in fact, the name is relevant to the original members as they met in a rehab facility overcoming addictions to drugs and alcohol. It was here their love of music resonated and they became known quickly as the southern hip-hoppers taking Georgia by storm. In September 2010, these warriors are releasing Welcome Home on Universal Republic. No one can explain that feeling better than this group of guys that have traveled the road of highs and lows that have made them the 'brothers' they have become today.
Around a decade ago, three Georgia boys - Danny Alexander, aka, Danny Boone and a few others formed the group REHAB. Anchored by their influence of all things hip-hop, from Run DMC and NWA to a Tribe Called Quest and more, they set out on their own musical journey taking their first release "To Whom It May Consume" straight to the streets to sell to their newly garnered hard core fans.
Soon after this release Epic Records caught on and signed the group as one of the founders entered a long term rehab. "Southern Discomfort" was released sans Steaknife, but REHAB didn't miss a beat with the melodic flavor and hard core rap styling of Danny Boone. After a strong US tour with such acts as Linkin Park, and many units sold, a new direction set forth.
Due to the ubiquitous "creative differences" stance, the band broke up. After writing and recording many songs on his own, lead singer Danny Boone bought the REHAB trademark and set out to revamp the group. Boone made additions to that are still going strong today with Hano Leathers on bass, Mike Hartnett on lead guitar, Fazel Syed, aka Foz on rhythm guitar and Christopher Hood on drums. With some guidance of producer Billy Hume and mix master Phil Tan, the band released "Graffiti the World" independently and toured extensively for nearly three years in an attempt to rebuild the name. During this tour, Demun Jones, DJ Chris Crisis and Lamar Williams joined the REHAB machine.
In 2008, Universal Records signed REHAB and immediately re-released "Graffiti the World" with a few new songs and supporting a non-stop tour and date with with kindred spirits, Kid Rock and Uncle Kracker. Adding collaborations with Bone Crusher and the legendary Hank Williams, Jr. provided a truly eclectic flavor to the disc and later resulted in a CMT Music Awards nomination for Wide Open Country Video of the Year for the multi-platinum selling single "The Bartender Song," as well as a spot on Rolling Stone magazine's "Hot List."
With the September release of Welcome Home, the guys work with producers Billy Hume and Dallas Austin. The release is full of well-crafted tunes by the group and offers a nice slice of southern rock, country and the staple hip-hop that inspired the group. In today's blurred genre game, REHAB fits the mold perfectly. With over 2 million downloads and over 300,000 units moved over the past few years, Welcome Home is poised to fit onto anyone's playlist. Mix it up with REHAB, they have and it is a winner.
Central California's country hip-hop rebels the Moonshine Bandits are making noise with their new album "Whiskey and Women", as the album landed at position No. 54 on BILLBOARD's Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists. The Moonshine Bandits' intoxicating musical mixture of hip-hop and country won over fans of different genres as their new album simultaneously hit Billboard's Rap chart at No. 44, Current Country chart at No. 65, and the Independent albums chart at No. 162. Take 1 shot of Johnny Cash influence, 1 shot of the Beastie Boys influence and a dash of dancing girls, and you've got the unconventional new duo, the Moonshine Bandits.
The Bandits have toured Nationally, recorded or performed with established artists such as Uncle Kracker, David Allan Coe, REHAB, TECHN9NE, Kottonmouth Kings, Everlast, Pepper, N2Deep, Twiztid, Boondox, Haystak, Vanilla Ice, Expendables, E-40 and the list goes on. Moonshine Bandits songs "Sweet Home California" , "Moonshine" featuring Danny Boone from the group REHAB (Sittin' at a Bar song), and "Super Goggles" have all received Radio Airplay on FM Top 40 Stations in various regions. The Moonshine Bandits are definitely the working man's champion and continue to earn their stripes in a tough industry. The Bandits endorse their own brand of Liquor beverage called "Moonshine Bandits Outlaw Moonshine" The 99 proof spirit sold in regional grocery/liquor stores and online at www.outlawshine.com. One of the reasons Tex and Bird became known as the Moonshine Bandits is because of Tex's deep family roots of bootlegging booze during the Prohibition years. Tex's great grandfather used a barber shop as a front while he peddled alcohol illegally in baby carriages to community members, family, friends and politicians. This all took place in Northern California during the years of the Great Depression.
The Bandits have earned a ton of industry credits with music placed in Extreme Sports DVDs, 4x4 DVD's, and close to 1,000 live shows performed.
Moonshine Bandits have performed in Biker Clubhouses where most Police Departments wouldn't even step foot in, Smoke Filled Dive Bars, Biker Bars, Clubs, Harley Davidson Events, Cage Fighting Events, 4x4 Mud Conventions, Beer Festivals, Music Venues, and just about every other type of venue you can imagine. The ultimate honor was receiving a phone call from the United States Military to perform at Fort Irwin, CA. The Moonshine Bandits performed on July 4, 2010 at the Fort Irwin Military Base located in the Mojave Desert for thousands of our U.S. Troops. Their Live performances rival many of today's mega super stars. Their show consists of backup singer Derrty D, Award Winning DJ ChopStiqs, Shiner Girl Dancer Kristin aka Firecracker, their drummer B. Diddy and a lifted 4 x 4 Limo. If the Bandits are in your town, be ready for a Hell Raisin' Good ol' Time!
As the Moonshine Bandits gained momentum and their fan base started spreading outside of California to different states, and to Japan, Canada, Sweden, and troops stationed overseas, SHINER NATION WAS BUILT. Shiner Nation was formed to unite all the Moonshine Bandits fans. The Definition of a Shiner is a Rowdy Individual commonly known as a Moonshine Bandit Fan. Living the Shiner Lifestyle isn't just about the music, it's also about partying it up and raising hell your own way. You only live once. The Bandits Musical foundation was built with a blue collar approach from the ground up. Their success is truely a result of hard work and doing things "their" way.