ANTiSEEN, Joecephus And The George Jonestown Massacre, The Beatdowns

Antiseen is both so far beyond what punk rock is usually seen as and exactly what punk rock should be. The lack of concern about anything but what they believe, an utter disregard for mainstream successNeuFutur Magazine

Here is the story.....ANTiSEEN started in 1983 with founding members Jeff Clayton and Joe Young. Named as a mis-spelling of the term anti - scene, meaning, against any scene that has it's own rules, code of conduct, fashion and chain of command by hip scenesters. It's only ROCK 'N" ROLL and we LOVE it!!!
By 1993 the group toured with what is now known as the "classic" line up of Clayton, Young, To
m OKeefe and Greg Clayton. A few personal changes later and we are with the current line up of Clayton, Young, Jon Bowman and Phil Keller.
The band has done five full European tours and played all over the USA .With well over 50 releases world wide (many already into numerous repressings) they started the "southern punk" image that many latch onto today. The band backed up now legendary scum lord GG ALLIN on his first post - prison release "MURDER JUNKIES" and also recorded with guitarist / song writer for the original ALICE COOPER group, Michael Bruce. Live shows consist of violent bursts of musical blitzkriegs,and an unhealthy dose of Pro Wrestling influence that features barbed wire wrapped baseball bats or crowns of barbwire that cause REAL bloodshed (another thing many have latched onto) and the occasional auto self destruct finale that got them labeled "Destructo Rock" early in the group's history.
Twenty five years later the band shows no sign of packing it in or making changes to impress any major labels ( so ....no turntables or djs kiddies). They call the Orange County based TKO RECORDS and the Philadelphia based Steel Cage Records . On September 20th, 2008 the band played it's 25 year anniversary show in it's hometown of Charlotte, NC which saw fans, friends and bands from all over the world coming in for the celebration. This marked the end of an era which had Greg Clayton and Doug Canipe saying goodbye after many years of dedication and service and hello to the new era with Bowman & Keller. Is the end in sight?Who knows? Until then.........FUCK ALL Y'ALL!!!!!!!

Joecephus And The George Jonestown Massacre

Blazing a trail out of Memphis, Tennessee, Joecephus and the George Jonestown Massacre are on a roll. Having been referred to as “a cross between Motorhead and Merle Haggard” and having served as opening acts for such diverse artists as Shooter Jennings, David Allan Coe, Jesco White The Dancing Outlaw, Jim Dickinson, Unknown Hinson, Green Jello, Scott Biram, The Reverend Horton Heat,H. R. of the legendary Bad Brains and many more. Joecephus and company are ready for full auditory assault in any venue that can take it. Exhibiting a tireless work ethic, the band has played Honky-tonk venues as well as Punk/ Metal clubs throughout the tri-state area. They have created a unique style by mixing “outlaw” country sounds with rockabilly rhythms in combination with hardcore metal drumbeats, blurring the boundaries of country, metal, and punk. Rigorous time spent in the studio and on the road has not prevented the band from finding time to write and record a song for the soundtrack of the movie, “The Importance of Being Russell”. “Cityfied,” was used in this film while the song, “Going Back to Memphis” was featured on the compilation CD, “Yells from the Crypt” from Gravewax records.Another movie, "Grim Sweaper" uses their song "Quittin' Time" Featuring members who come together from a prestigious list of some of Memphis’ finest bands, this is just the beginning for a band that will be tearing shit up for a long time to come.

The Beatdowns

The Beatdowns are an Oi! band formed out of North Carolina in 1997. They did a shit ton of shows, put out some demos and recorded an album that will never see the light of day, as well changed lineups more times than the UK Subs ever dreamed of! BUT.....now, they're back with a stable lineup and are writing new songs and once again booking shows!

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