Roland Sands and REVER present
The Moto Bay Classic
Eagles Of Death Metal, The Vandals, T.S.O.L.
599 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA, 94107
This event is all ages
Bay front Moto Carnival
The Moto Bay Classic is on the epic Pier 32 in San Francisco, directly off The Embarcadero in the shadow of the legendary Bay Bridge on August 18th. Saturday brings the full moto carnival with headlining bands Eagles of Death Metal, The Vandals, T.S.O.L. amidst the Super Hooligan National Championship Flat Track races taking 100+ Hooligan riders racing bayside, a Cops vs. Hooligans Gymkhana race, Kids course, Stunt Show, Architects of Inspiration Bike and Art Show, all accompanied by additional local Frisco flavor music, craft beers, scrumptious food and an epic Vendor Village.
Eagles Of Death Metal
American rock band from Palm Desert, California, formed by Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme in 1998.
The band's name started as a joke. One night in the '90s, when they were in their early 20s, Hughes and Homme were in the back of a "zombie green" VW van with the license plate "DOOMED," and teasing their friend Cole Loo, a genuine death-metal devotee. Hughes demanded proof that the bleak subgenre was legit, and kept asking to hear something from "The Eagles of death metal," as if a "peaceful, easy feeling" could exist within the speediest, darkest corner of heavy metal.
Upon waking up the next day the boys started wondering what that would actually sound like, and the rest is Eagle Of Death Metal-history
The first incarnation of the Eagles of Death Metal appeared in 1998 on Vol. 4 of Homme's Desert Sessions recordings, with Loo himself (credited as "Loo Balls") howling an appropriate Darth Vader death-metal vocal.
The guys gave themselves other names in this band, Jesse Hughes is Jesse "The Devil" Hughes, Josh Homme is Carlo Von Sexron (or Baby Duck) and Tim Vanhamel is Timmy Tipover VanHamel.
The band's concert at Le Bataclan in Paris on 13 November 2015 was one of the eight targets for a series of terrorist attacks. While the band was playing on stage three terrorists started shooting and bombing the crowd and at least 89 people were killed. The band members escaped the attack. Deftones was also on the site, they were to play in the same venue for three days from 14 to 16 November. They escaped too.
Punk Rock band from California.
Joe Escalante & Warren Fitzgerald also own and operate Kung Fu Records.
US-American punk band formed in 1979 in Huntington Beach, California. The original lineup consisted of Jack Grisham (vocals), Ron Emory (guitar), Mike Roche (bass), and Todd Barnes (drums). Starting out as a politically-tinged hardcore punk band, the group moved towards horror themes and are considered by some as an influence on the early deathrock scene. The original lineup stayed together through 1983, recording 2 EPs and 2 LPs. Barnes and Grisham departed in '83 and were replaced by Mitch Dean and Joe Wood who was Grisham's brother-in-law, at the time. The Wood and Dean line up continued to record and release music throughout the 80s, shifting towards hard rock. Emory and Roche eventually dropped out, leaving the band with no original members. The original lineup reunited for some live gigs in 1991 but were unable to use the T.S.O.L. name since it was now controlled by Wood and Dean. Wood continued to tour under the T.S.O.L. banner throughout the 1990s, mostly in South America. In 1999 Emory, Grisham, and Roche regained control of the band name, and have continued to tour and occasionally record ever since. Barnes died from a brain aneurysm in 1999 after years of addiction issues.
Jack Grisham (vocals, 1979-84, 1991, 1999-present)
Ron Emory (guitar, 1979-90, 1991, 1999-present)
Mike Roche (bass, 1979-90, 1991, 1999-present)
Todd Barnes (drums, 1979-84, 1991)
Greg Kuehn (keyboards, 1982-84, 2003)
Jay Bentley (bass, 1983)
Joe Wood (vocals, 1984-91)
Mitch Dean (drums, 1984-91)
Marshall Rohner (1990)
Jay O'Brien (drums, 2001)
Billy Blaze (drums, 2003)
David Bianco (guitar, percussion, 2003)
Travis Johnson (drums, 2004-present)