Kick Out The Jams - The 50th Anniversary Tour
Taco Mouth, Joecephus And The George Jonestown Massacre
2208 Elliston Place
Nashville, TN, 37203
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
Watch & Listen
MC5 founding member and guitarist Wayne Kramer celebrates the 50th anniversary of MC5’s debut album Kick Out The Jams. Joined by guitarist Kim Thayil (Soundgarden), drummer Brendan Canty (Fugazi), bassist Dug Pinnick (King’s X) and frontman Marcus Durant (Zen Guerrilla) to make up a supergroup for the 35 North American date “Kick Out the Jams: The 50th Anniversary Tour.”
Kick Out the Jams is recognized as the galvanizing live document that introduced a major voice of late ’60s counterculture and proved incomparably influential on metal, punk, stoner rock and almost every other form of loud, limitless, long-haired music to come. The recording took place just months after the band’s appearance at Chicago’s riotous 1968 Democratic National Convention — a pivotal moment in modern American politics.
Says Kramer of revisiting Kick Out The Jams: “Today, there is a corrupt regime in power, an endless war thousands of miles away, and uncontrollable violence wracking our country. It’s becoming less and less clear if we’re talking about 1968 or 2018. I’m now compelled to share this music I created with my brothers 50 years ago. My goal is that the audience leaves these concerts fueled by the positive and unifying power of rock music.”
Taco Mouth is the staunchly political brainchild of Erica Sellers, who grew up in Louisville, KY and began her musical journey in 1999 after begging her parents for a guitar. In the summer of 2011, after playing in several bands, Sellers decided to start one of her own. This new project led to her meeting drummer Angela Lese through a mutual friend. They hit it off, socially and musically, and started a band called CatFight. Erica wrote all the music and lyrics, and the band signed to a local label, Little Heart Records, publishing their self-titled EP in 2011. After gaining regional notoriety, Lese relocated to Nashville in 2012, making it difficult for CatFight to play shows. After immersing herself in the Nashville music scene, Angie pleaded with her best friend to move to town so they could continue performing together. By the time Erica moved in the late fall of 2013, Angie had already started playing music with three other girls in town. Eventually, Erica was invited to one of the rehearsals, and that night a new band, The Dead Deads, were born. After several national tours and two full-length albums, Erica and Angie left The Dead Deads in October of 2017 and have gone back to their roots of having fun and making music that matters most to them, morphing their love for old school, angsty rock n' roll and dance music into one.
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. Do yourself a favor and experience the electrifying energy of Joecephus and the George Jonestown Massacre when they roll through your town.
$50 - $149
MC5 guitarist - Wayne Kramer
Soundgarden guitarist - Kim Thayil
Faith No More bassist - Billy Gould
Fugazi drummer - Brendan Canty
Zen Guerrilla singer/frontman - Marcus Durant