A FANTASTIC FUNDRAISER FOR BOC TO KICK THE SHIT OUT OF CANCER! Hosted by STEVE AGEE!, Mark Lanegan, Chris Goss, Mojave Lords, Bone Acre, Very Very Special Guests!!
53688 Pioneertown Road
Pioneertown, CA, 92268
Doors 5:00 PM
This event is all ages
Watch & Listen
A FANTASTIC FUNDRAISER FOR BOC TO KICK THE SHIT OUT OF CANCER! Hosted by STEVE AGEE!
TICKETS are GENERAL ADMISSION + NON REFUNDABLE
NO LAWN CHAIRS / NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL OR FOOD / STANDING ROOM ONLY.
Pop Up FUCK CANCER Swap Meet
Brian O'Connor (aka BOC) needs our help and support.
BOC was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in 2010 and has been battling it ever since. Through the years he has been forced to give up touring and even more recently stop doing the odd jobs that have helped support him as he stayed close to home, his family, and his physicians. His most recent medical scans have determined that Brian is in need of more aggressive chemo and radiation treatment, so we are looking to his friends, family, and fans for support.
If you know Brian you know he has led a thousand lives from growing up in family band, The Country Bugs, felling trees in the great northwest, touring the world and playing for hundreds of thousands in The Eagles of Death Metal, being a father, a son, a friend, a mentor, and an inspiration. Odds are, Brian has touched your life in some way.
It is our privilege as a community to take care of our neighbor, so if he's ever melted your face with his bass, or you've had the distinct opportunity to have the time of your life at his Joshua Tree compound, or very simply been on the receiving end of one of his signature bear hugs, we're asking you to lend a hand as best you can now.
Any donations will help with the costs of past medical bills, upcoming rounds of treatment and daily living expenses.
Please give anything you can. Any amount can make a difference.
BOC's family and friends
There are unsung heroes of rock and roll, and then there are complicated cases like Mark Lanegan. The Washington State-born rocker with the voice like a shifting fog earned a spot in rock history as singer for the 1990s slacker psychedelic group the Screaming Trees — remember "Nearly Lost You"? Since those hair-tossing days, Lanegan has kept his credibility fresh by releasing occasional solo albums (last year's Blues Funeral was beat-driven and moodily wonderful), working with bands like Queens of the Stone Age and making leather-and-lace duets with various female singers, most notably Isobel Campbell, formerly of indie favorites Belle and Sebastian. This man doesn't have to worry about being forgotten.
Yet describing Lanegan as a cult figure fails to communicate how very busy — and relevant — he keeps himself. At 48, he's hitting a creative peak, collaborating with a startling variety of artists across the musical spectrum. On Record Store Day, he'll release a single with electronic music doyen Moby. He's on the upcoming QOTSA album, and his band is currently touring with Nick Cave. He's done children's music, dipped into country and embraced electronica.
And Lanegan hasn't forgotten his roots. Today sees the release of the deluxe reissue of Above, the 1995 album from Seattle supergroup Mad Season; Lanegan provides vocals and lyrics on three newly completed tracks. Here's a playlist celebrating the many endeavors of Mark Lanegan, the hardest working secret star in the rock biz.
American indie rock musician and singer-songwriter, born 25th November 1964 in Ellensburg, Washington. Guest vocalist on the Soulsavers` 2007 album "It's Not How Far You Fall, It's The Way You Land" and 2009's "Broken".
As well as being the founding (and only constant) member of influential desert rock outfit Masters of Reality, Goss is also well known for his production work on albums by Kyuss and Queens of the Stone Age. Largely credited as the Godfather of desert rock, Goss has on several occasions played down the importance of his role in this musical movement. In 1999 he stated, “I can't make any claim at all to inventing desert rock, or stoner rock, or whatever you want to call it. I make rock n roll records, and hopefully try to make the listener feel like I did when I heard my favourite music.”
In 2004, Goss highlighted exactly what kind of music he created, “There's a bunch of weirdos that I work with all the time, and we make what I call "out of whack" Rock records. That's what I do. When people want an "out of whack" weird Rock record, they call me, and I take an "out of whack" amount of money to do it, and I'm glad to be there. It's cool.”
In late 2004, Chris Goss had to be hospitalized due to severe internal infection and the European leg of his tour in support of the new Masters of Reality album Give Us Barabbas had to be postponed indefinitely. After his recuperation, he joined Jeordie White and Zach Hill to release I Got a Brand New Egg Layin' Machine, a "mini LP" released under the name Goon Moon.
Goss appeared with his longtime friend Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age as "The 5:15ers" at the "winter edition" of ArthurFest, performing an intimate set which was "crafted in less than a month as the duo was a rather late addition to the Arthurball line-up as Sunday's headliner". Continuing with Goon Moon, Goss, White and Hill released a full-length album in May 2007 entitled Licker's Last Leg containing many guest artists synonymous with the desert rock scene.
Goss also joined Queens of the Stone Age and Billy Gibbons to perform "Burn the Witch" on Late Night with Conan O'Brien.
In 2014, filming completed in Las Vegas for Death in the Desert, a full-length movie for which Goss wrote an original song titled Only the Lonely, performed by singer Roxy Saint, who plays the character Corey in the full-length film, which is directed and produced by Saint's husband, Josh Evans. It stars Michael Madsen, Shayla Beesley and Paz de la Huerta. The movie is inspired by the book Death in the Desert by Cathy Scott, with the screenplay by John Steppling.
MOJAVE LORDS was born in Joshua Tree, California at Rancho De La Luna recording studio, where Queens Of The Stone Age, Arctic Monkeys, Daniel Lanois, The Desert Sessions, Masters Of Reality, UNKLE and countless others have created incredible recordings.
MOJAVE LORDS is the brain-child of musical mastermind David Catching and his neighbor, the equally brilliant Bingo Richey. After years of working with some of the world's brightest rock artists, they decided to team up, strap themselves in to a homemade rocket and press the launch button.
With some help from their friends; Brian "Big Hands" O'Connor, Barrett Martin, Chris Goss, Joey "The Sexy Mexi" Castillo and Danny Frankel, they made what the New York Times is calling "Dark, sexy rock & roll for a brave new race."
This is the next wave of Desert Stoner Rock.
This is mature, smart and visceral.
This is UNFUCKWITHABLE.
Featuring members of Eagles Of Death Metal, Queens Of The Stone Age, Screaming Trees, Tuatara, earthlings?, Masters Of Reality.
Los Angeles based band
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