The Satellite presents
Truckfighters (from Sweden), Fatso Jetson, Last Days of Ancient Sunlight (Members of 400 Blows, Totimoshi and Sabertooth Tiger), Hellbeast of the Night
1717 Silverlake Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90027
Doors 8:30 PM / Show 9:00 PM (event ends at 2:00 AM)
This event is 21 and over
Truckfighters (from Sweden)
”The best band that's ever existed”
- JOSH HOMME of QOTSA, KYUSS
(quote from the Truckfighters film)
“Truckfighters blast your ears with their unique take on modern rock”
- METAL HAMMER
“...The power and charm to make society grind to a halt...“
“Putting more rock energy into a single performance than a good proportion of bands do into a career's worth of shows...”
Truckfighters from Örebro (SWE) is a band already very well known within the alternative/fuzz rock genre all over the world. As the rumour goes TF is probably the best band in the world.
Live is the prime element where they fully bloom. The three piece has a raw energy, they explode transferring their power to the audience. Now closing in on 400 live gigs across four continents: Australia, Europe, North America and South America.
Another cool milestone is the release of a motion picture documentary that was released in Dec 2011. This film is totally amazing and is a must see not just for TF fans but for anyone interested in music or even a good film. Features interviews with Josh Homme from Queens of the Stone Age, calling Truckfighters “the best band that's ever existed”. Other cool rockers are also appearing as well as, live footage, studio footage, home footage. It is a complete and entertaining picture of Truckfighters.
Truckfighters were formed eleven years ago with the intention to make fresh music with a solid foundation in the heavy rock legacy. An intention that still applies and that have been proven by a steady progress of the bands sound and songwriting over the years. TF's never been afraid of mixing different styles or trying unconventional ideas whilst song writing.
Truckfighters sound is a unique take on modern rock.
"MANIA" (2009) was Truckfighters third full length album. Prior to this record the band released the full length “Phi” (2007) and “Gravity X” (2005). All three albums have been received with arms wide open by trade press / fanzines.
Truckfighters is a band on the brink of stepping with both feet out of the underground. Supported by the swedish governments culture council the band is believed upon by people far from the fuzz world they already are kings in.
Fatso Jetson was formed in Palm Desert, CA, in 1994 and are often credited as one of the fathers of the desert strain of stoner rock made most famous by their slightly younger neighbors Kyuss and Queens of the Stone Age. This might be strange considering that the genre was in full swing at the time of Fatso Jetson's inception. The reason for the group's immense stoner credibility is that key membe
rs of the group played in seminal local "desert" bands Across the River, Yawning Man, and the Sort of Quartet: each of them being groups that the high school aged Kyuss members would frequently see perform at parties. While musically similar to some of their stoner brethren, Fatso Jetson incorporate a broader variety of musical influences that includes punk,blues, jazz and surf music. That is not to say that the band isn't capable of dishing out supremely heavy riffs.. Certainly grounded in dense hard rock, Fatso Jetson experiment with many musical textures, angular instrumental epics, and bizarre lyrics to create a punk, blues art rock all their own.
When guitarist/vocalist Mario Lalli and cousin/bassist Larry Lalli kept bumping into drummer Tony Tornay at desert parties and at the Lallis' own club, "Rhythm & Brews" located in the desert town of Indio CA, the trio decided to start playing together and have remained as a unit since. After performing with former Black Flag guitarist and SST Records' owner Greg Ginn's band, Fatso Jetson were offered a chance to record for Ginn's legendary influencial SST label. In 1995, the group recorded their debut "Stinky Little Gods" and followed that up in 1997 with "Power of Three" -- both discs appeared on SST.
Brant Bjork(Brant Bjork & the Bro's,Kyuss,Fu Manchu) briefly joined up as second guitarist and appeared on two 7" releases . The band then teamed up with Bongload Records, who then released Fatso Jetson's third full-length disc, "Toasted", in 1998. The album was recorded and produced by Chris Goss (Masters of Reality.Queens of the Stone Age).
Guitarist and old friend Gary Arce (Sort of Quartet, Yawning Man) joined the band to record thier fourth LP "Flames for All" in 2000 for Artist Frank Kozik's Mans Ruin Label .
Fatso Jetson also contributed to "The Desert Sessions" releases that Josh Homme (Kyuss,Queens of the Stone Age) organized, bringing desert musicians and other creative like minded rock musicians together to collaborate. At these sessions Mario Lalli co-wrote two songs with Homme ("You think I aint worth a dollar but I feel like a Millionaire" and "Monster in the Parosol") these would eventualy make their way on to the Queens of the Stone Age albums "Rated R" and "Songs for the Deaf"
It was Homme's record lable Rekords Rekords that would release the next Fatso album in 2001 "Cruel and Delicious". For this session the band was joined by Vince Meghrouni (Bazooka, Mike Watt, BellRays) on Sax and harp adding a new dimention to Fatso's hard to pin sound. The band continues with this line up in 2009.
A Fatso Jetson Live record released on vinyl only available from Cobraside records in 2007 would be the latest form the band.
A new full length LP "is planned for a Feburary 2010 release with a european tour to follow in April including a debut at Holland's "Road Burn Festival".
Last Days of Ancient Sunlight (Members of 400 Blows, Totimoshi and Sabertooth Tiger)
Wed, December 11
Thu, December 12
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