Brutally Frank, Rust Belt Demons, Hex Bombs

Brutally Frank was formed in a dirty basement with a borrowed drum set and a gallon of wine in March 2002. We play rock and roll. If you dig us tell a friend, if you don't...fuck off.

After releasing 4 albums and celebrating 7 years in March 2009 Brutally Frank show no signs of slowing down. With almost 5 tours under their belt they've had the privilege to share the stage with acts such as...Joe Buck, The Queers, Lucero, Th' Legendary Shack Shakers, The Independents, Koffin Kats and Calavera to name a few. They also were fortunate to play a stage on the 1995 Vans Warped Tour and had a song chosen for a movie soundtrack. Brutally Frank has always played what is in their hearts with a passion that is passed onto the crowd at live shows. Their early days saw them as a street punk band experimenting with blues riffs and eventually going back to the roots of rock 'n' roll for guidance in a time that seems to have forgotten what it means to be in a rock 'n' roll band. Miss Fortune has tried ending their reign in the Midwest in the form of car wrecks, stolen equipment, spider bites, broken bones and other sicknesses to no avail. With no end in sight be on the lookout for future releases and tours.

Rust Belt Demons

ilwaukee's working class punk rock and rollers the RUST BELT DEMONS can best be described as the bastard child of rock and roll! While heavily influenced by an eclectic mix of originals like Buddy Holly or proto-punks Iggy and the Stooges, Brit rockers the Clash and the Dead Boys, and early 80's hardcore acts like Minor Threat and Angry Samoans, and most of all, their beloved Ramones, the band has managed to forge a distinct sound, blending many genres and styles into a cohesive and classic feel.

Standing on the shoulders of such giants as these, it's no surprise that the RUST BELT DEMONS have grown to become Milwaukee's most dangerous band! Notorious about the scene for highly energetic, drunken on-stage disaasters, the RUST BELT DEMONS pay tribute to their working class roots by waving the flag for organized labor with songs about the struggle for survival in the aftermath of the "me" generation of the 80's and 90's. The older fans relate to the traditional melodic and political sensibilities that the band takes on, and younger crowds absorb the electric energy and youthful urgency that RUST BELT DEMONS bring forth.

While most of the punk scene is saddled with mediocre '77 rehash groups and gimmicky weirdo acts, when flavors of the week come and go, RUST BELT DEMONS have managed to survive and thrive by staying true to their principles of making music their way and on their own terms. The band's talent and vision have not gone unnoticed, as the band has procured a loyal fan base throughout the Midwest.

The Hex Bombs - We ARE Rock and Roll

The Hex Bombs sound is a unique brand of proletariat punk with a classic punk rock-revival attitude. Never tiring of powerful hooks and anthemic sing-along choruses, these raucous gents sing about the reality of life from the perspective of hard working folks. The songs are progressive and honest with the intensity of a maelstrom. Formed in 2006, the band is known for their high energy live shows and crowd participation.
The band currently has two well-received albums under it’s belt, We Are Rock ‘n’ Roll and Get Back to Work, with a third album, United, in the early recording stages. Influences evident in their songwriting include The Ramones, Dropkick Murphys, Against me!,Bouncing Souls, Social Distortion, Hot Water Music, The Misfits, and The Street Dogs.
The Hex Bombs have shared the stage with such noted international acts as The Misfits, The Adicts, Agent Orange, Juicehead, The Tossers, Electric Six, Koffin Kats, Mustard Plug, Continental, and Deals Gone Bad. Touring the east coast and midwest to receptive audiences, this five piece midwest-based band continues to push forward and look for new opportunities and challenges.

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Brutally Frank, Rust Belt Demons, Hex Bombs

Friday, July 19 · Doors 7:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM at Brauer House