Zero Youth Presents
The Goddamn Gallows
Honky Suckle, Onward, etc., The Calamity Cubes
324 South Ave
Springfield, MO, 65806
This event is all ages
Watch & Listen
The Goddamn Gallows
The Goddamn Gallows formed in 2004 by founding members and Lansing/Detroit natives Mikey Classic on guitar and vocals, Fishgutzzz on upright bass, and Amanda Kill on drums -replaced by current drummer Uriah Baker (aka; "Baby Genius") in 2006. The trio started out migrating around the West for a time, holing up in Hollywood squats and squalid apartments, before releasing several albums: The Gallows EP (2004), Life of Sin (2005), and Gutterbilly Blues (2007), and finally hitting the road nearly full-time to establish their presence in the psychobilly-country scene while honing their self-described "twanged-out punk rock gutterbilly".
In 2009 the addition of Avery, a fire-breathing, accordion and washboard player, as well as Jayke Orvis (formerly of the .357 String Band) on mandolin and banjo, prompted The Goddamn Gallows to explore many new directions with their songwriting and in their live performances. As evidenced on their most recent 2009 album, Ghost of The Rails, and as witnessed by their spectacular and tireless live shows, The Goddamn Gallows began to forge a path founded on their very own brand of contagious primeval abandon: an unpretentious and from-the-gut carnivalesque smorgasbord of parts old time revival, circus sideshow, and good old-fashioned rock and roll. The result falls dead center into a head on collision between something like a Western honky-tonk impromptu parking lot rodeo, and Suburbia (the 1983 Penelope Spheeris cult classic film, not the location).
Though still officially Michigan-based, they have toured relentlessly since 2007, practically living out of their van and regularly performing as many as 200 dates a year. They've supported such acts as Nekromantix, Slim Cessna's Auto Club, Mad Sin, The Legendary Shack Shakers, and even the King of Surf Guitar legend Dick Dale. They continue to rapidly grow a devoted following built on their visceral and volatile blend of multiple American music styles, and frenetic live energy -but still with just enough hardcore and punk influence to make your parents hate it.
Blending rock and punk influences with roots music's raw power they bring a real intensity seldom heard. Self restraint allows these musicians to pump out consistant on -point arrangements while still able to unleash rythmic and individual prowess when warrented. A unique blending of four and five part harmony round out the sound that crowds have come to love. Rowdy live shows and genuine emotion leave people wanting more. Don't miss a live show, you won't forget it.
Onward, etc. is a musical project put together by Rosco Wuestewald. Leaving the midwest at an early age, he started a journey traveling around the world which has evolved into a project known as Onward, etc. The idea behind the project is to form groups of musicians all around the country so as to be able to tour and have each show be completely unique based on the different band members and the location of the stage. So far the journey has been a complete success, forming pieces of Onward, etc. in places such as Alaska, The Dakotas, Montana, Minnesota, New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Hawaii. The Onward, etc. project has developed a great sound being influenced by outstanding musicians including Mumford & Sons, Bon Iver, Blind Pilot, Sea Wolf, The Devil Makes Three, Delta Sprirt & many more, taking Indie/Rowdy Folk to another level. Rosco has shared the stage of music with some fantastic acts such as Luba Davorak, Larry Oakes, Michael Dooley, The Art Of Whimsey and many more. Onward, etc. is currently in the process of choosing the band members from pieces of Onward, etc. established in the Midwest, Alaska and Hawaii for their first tour this fall in the wild west. To get a feel of Onward, etc.’s musical awesomeness, check out Rosco’s self titled album, “Rosco Wuestewald - The Secrets Of Marindahl" on iTunes.
The Calamity Cubes
The Calamity Cubes! are a Kansas thrashicana band featuring guitar, banjo, and upright bass. They sing about love, drinking and murder, themes not unlike those found in the Bible.