KUKQ Presents Implants
No Gimmick, Moovalya, Assuming We Survive, Static Fiction
8005 East Roosevelt Street
Scottsdale, AZ, 85257
Doors 7:00 PM
This event is 16 and over
here’s this “alternative punk” supergroup coming out of L.A. called Implants, who are apparently working on new material as they announced on Facebook that they are about to put up two songs. The band wrote:
“You’ve asked for it, so you will get a taste of two Implants songs in the next couple of days.”
Implants consist of Ken Conte (The Tank) on vocals, Jim Blowers (Pulley) and Rob Ramos (Strung Out) both on guitar, Chris Del Rio (Ten Foot Pole) on bass and Chris Dalley (Voodoo Glow Skulls and also Ten Foot Pole) on drums.
Ripping off 90s punk rock since the 90s.
No Gimmick's sound is purposely hard to define, though some say they sound like the caffeinated bastard child of NOFX and Face to Face. Known for a raucous live performance and described as “flip the bird in your face obnoxious,” this power punk trio has been “rocking crowds into near riots” since 1996.
Hailing from Phoenix Arizona No Gimmick has played countless local shows as well as brief stints in L.A. and Mexico. They’ve shared the stage with Marky Ramone, Nerf Herder, Authority Zero, Masked Intruder, Punk Rock Karaoke, Implants, Guttermouth, CKY, Elway, Pour Habit, Sugarcult, Rufio, Ten Foot Pole, Against All Authority, Mr. T Experience, Jughead’s Revenge, Margate, DC Fallout, Antifreeze, Riddlin' Kids, Civet, Bionic Jive, Stereotyprider, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, Fred Green, Trik Turner, Tickertape Parade, Something Corporate, and also played Warped Tour ‘02.
No Gimmick was named “Best Punk Band” by the Arizona Infusion of Music Awards in ’03 and has been featured in punk rock compilations, AZPUNK.comp (Volumes 1, 2 & 4), Precision Punk, Zia Records (2012) and others.
Loss For Words is the sophomore effort to their '02 release One Wop, Two Micks and a Bean -- a parody on NOFX's '92 release that saw airplay on X 103.9’s Ska Punk Show and Local Music Showcase as well as spent some time on Zia Records Top 10 Local Charts.
After numerous line-up changes at the drummer position, the band settled in with Andrew Jones after recording Era of Cowards. Guitarist/singer Johnny had two kids and singer/bassist Josh followed suit with one. The life-changing experiences this group has fought through together has made their music more mature and angrier.
No Gimmick's latest record, Loss For Words was released in February 2011. The trio is currently working on releasing their new EP, Judy in mid 2014.
The band is available for interviews and appearances, please contact us for more information.