KGRG 89.9 FM and El Corazon Present
GayC/DC - The All-Gay Tribute to AC/DC!
The Heroine, The Dee Dees, Custom
109 Eastlake Ave East
Seattle, WA, 98109
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
GayC/DC - The All-Gay Tribute to AC/DC!
GayC/DC is the world’s first and only all-gay tribute to the music of AC/DC!
Founded by Chris Freeman (bass player from iconic queer punk band Pansy Division), the idea for GayC/DC came from bouncing around names for more tribute bands with gay members after he’d been playing with the Gay Gay’s (gay tribute to the Go Go’s) for more than a decade. After the Gay Gay’s went on hiatus, Freeman moved forward with forming a band that could be as good as AC/DC.
Freeman began by recruiting lightning-speed guitarist, Steve McKnight after meeting him online and sharing similar musical tastes. McKnight has been a part of the LA music scene since the late ‘80s in Cry Wolf, a melodic hard rock band that made their mark on the Sunset Strip and beyond with several major albums under their belt.
Also recruited was Karl Rumpf on rhythm guitar, who Freeman had met while on tour with Pansy Division and later worked with in a band/project called Dart. Rumpf was also in the last incarnation of the Gay Gay’s, along with drummer Brian Welch who Freeman had also met while on tour. Welch had spent years touring with Extreme as their drum tech, so he was a natural fit.
This four-piece spent months looking for a gay vocalist to no avail. Finally, Freeman asked the others if HE could audition. Nervously, he did, the band agreed, and they were off—but now they needed a bassist, so Freeman recruited bass player extraordinaire, Glen Pavan, once again someone Freeman had met while on tour. Pavan had previously been keeping the low end down for LA queer punk rockers Best Revenge (who got their name from a Pansy Division song).
Now in their third year as a band, the word of mouth has been intense, even scoring a “pick of the week” in LA Weekly for a recent LA gig.
The band remains true to the music (working diligently to replicate the actual sound of AC/DC), while playing around with the lyrics and changing pronouns to suit the gay angle. Hence, TNT becomes PNP (a song about the “party-n-play” status some gay men post in their online sex ads), Bad Boy Boogie becomes Gay Boy Boogie (do you really need to ask?), and Big Balls needed … no changing at all!
To say the band is off-the-hook live is an understatement. There is never a dull moment with all the costume changes and props being trotted out, all in the name of outrageous entertainment. Even those who say they don’t like AC/DC end up being fans.
Who can blame them? Book ‘em and see for yourself!
WE ARE THE HEROINE!
Some bands define themselves with style; others prefer to use relentless touring. Still others seek notoriety with the quality of songwriting and musicianship, or with on-stage acrobatics and off-stage antics. It is rarely that a band comes along that possesses a piece of each of these “defining qualities,” yet remains defined by something else altogether: Its work ethic. San Antonio’s The Heroine is one such band. Working towards lofty (but achievable) goals is a credo that each member of this hammer-swinging, five-piece rock ‘n’ roll juggernaut lives each of his days by (four of the band’s members are contractors, while one is an aircraft mechanic). Whether the band is on or off the road, The Heroine works hard, and works its listeners harder.
The Dee Dees
The Dee Dees are not a girl band. They are not glittery. They are a tribute band covering the Ramones’ hits from the 70’s and beyond. The Dee Dees are dedicated to bringing back to life the power, speed, and sheer energy of the best Rock and Roll group of all time, the Ramones.
MaeBee Ramone fills the shoes of Joey. She is a towering presence on stage. Guitarist Janie Ramone channels Johnny Ramone’s force, as well as his intense attitude. On bass guitar is the one and only Dou Dou Ramone, with a style that rivals Dee Dee's. Marquee Ramone is a human metronome on drums, driving the band's beat.
Fast, loud, and brief--The Dee Dees bring back the Ramones live shows to their degenerate fans old and new.
For more than a dozen years, CUSTOM has been a leading voice in the vibrant and fast-growing rock music scene in Seattle. Inspired by a wide variety of influences including rock, pop, blues, punk, prog, metal, and even classical, CUSTOM has developed a unique and ever evolving sound. Now, with the recent addition of world-renowned vocalist David Lyon, CUSTOM is poised to enter a new chapter of music on the international stage.
“Brace For Impact”, CUSTOM’s fourth album release, is currently receiving positive reviews from across the globe, earning them airtime on both traditional as well as internet radio.
With over a decade of experience and four albums under their belt, Seattle hard rock experts Custom have graced the rock world with yet another monstrous collection of shredding tunes. Brace For Impact, the latest self released album is a fair warning to any listener about to don headphones or for the even more daring, those cranking their speakers up to 11. Brace For Impact is a musical and lyrical journey surely to hit home with a number of listeners, especially those rooted in the Pacific Northwest as the summer fades and the rainy season begins to set in. The album can be enjoyed during times of rocking celebration and times of inward self reflection and preparation to move forward. This is an album you don’t want to miss! Northwest Music Scene
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