The Casualties members aimed to return to what they viewed as the "golden era" of street punk, embodied by bands such as The Exploited, Charged GBH, which they believed had disappeared by 1985. During the early years, the lineup was stable. The initial lineup consisted of Colin and Jorge on vocals, Yureesh on drums, Hank on guitar, and Mark on bass. Colin stepped out for several months to finish his education while Rachel, Rivits' singer, took his place.
At this point, Colin, Jorge, Yureesh, and Mark put together a demo. Fred replaced Hank, but then Fred left to go to school, and Scott from C-Squat filled in. Another guitarist, Steve, from Distraught, also filled in during this period. The EP 40 Oz. Casualty was recorded. By 1992, the band was touring and building up a fan base in NYC. In 1993, bassist Mark and guitarist Fred were replaced by Mike and Jake, respectively and Yureesh was replaced by Shawn on drums in 1994. In 1995, the band's second release, the "A Fuckin Way Of Life" E.P. was released on Eyeball Records. In 1996, Shawn left the band, and Meggers of the Rivits came to fill in and became the regular drummer. The line-up of Jorge, Jake, Mike and Meggers continued until 1997. Johnny (Of The Krays) served as bassist until 1998 (a position more permanently filled by Rick later that year).
The Casualties have continued to produce high-energy recordings and they have done US and international tours (e.g., Europe, Japan, and El Salvador). Under Attack was released on SideOneDummy Records in 2006, and they toured virtually non-stop for three years in support of the album. Their newest album, We Are All We Have, was released on the SideOneDummy label on August 25, 2009.
In December 2009, The Casualties toured alongside Hatebreed, The Acacia Strain, Crowbar, and Thy Will Be Done as part of the Stillborn Fest.
The Casualties are currently recording a new album with famed producer Zeuss, which is set to be released in Summer 2012.

Negative Approach

Detroit's Negative Approach, along with Ohio's Necros, were the undisputed champs of Midwestern hardcore in the early to mid-'80s. Legend has it that vocalist John Brannon recruited drummer OP Moore and the guitar/bass team of Rob and Graham McCulloch at a skate park sometime in 1981. Lead by the bald-headed Brannon's hoarse wail, the band concocted an extreme sound devoid of frills that alternated between violent and mean. This was first fully documented in 1982 on their self-titled Touch and Go 7". The band released the more metallic-sounding Tied Down 12" on Touch and Go in 1983, but died out in 1985 as Brannon incubated the Birthday Party blues of Laughing Hyenas.
Unfortunately lacking the more widespread post-hardcore fame of peers Ian McKaye and Henry Rollins, Brannon's Negative Approach has not gotten the later-day due often accorded Minor Threat and Black Flag. Negative Approach was certainly as influential as those two bands, touching everyone from Poison Idea to Sonic Youth to Los Crudos, as well as entire generations of hardcore fans in Boston and New York. The band was also as original and extreme as any early-'80s punk outfit -- the rhythmic crush created by Moore and the McCulloch brothers continues to be an undeniable steel-toe to the face. An essential show and listen for anyone who wants to understand hardcore.

PEELANDER-Z, the Japanese Action Comic Punk Band based in NYC, was originally formed in 1998 by Peelander-Yellow, Peelander-Red, and Peelander-Blue, after meeting in New York City (although they'll tell you they're all from the Z area on the planet Peelander). Peelander-Green was welcomed in July 2008 after Blue left the band.

Peelander-Z has appeared at major music festivals including Bonnaroo, CMJ and SXSW, and played with artists such as Buckethead, Electric SIx, Particles, The Vibrators, and Guitar Wolf. Peelander-Z has also been featured on TV programs like VH1's Best Week Ever, Comedy Central's Upright Citizens Brigade, Spike TV's MXC: Most Extreme Challenge, and Anime Network. They also often perform at Anime conventions and festivals all over the US, as well as at Kaiju Big Battel.

At their live show, you'll see the band in colorful costumes reminiscent of Japanese Animation, though they describe their outfit as their skin. Their shows guarantee intense audience participation and chance to exercise with the band. "Do human bowling with us. Do limbo dancing with us. Do karaoke competition with us. Hit our cowbell with us," says Yellow. " Don't be shy, give us your smile! We can beat your stress! See you at our show!"
One experience would capture you. Just pay attention to their coming activities.

Feral Babies

Wolf-Face

In the mid-80's young Michael J. Wolf, like most teenagers, went through some serious changes. However, the changes Michael faced were unlike anything other teenagers experienced. Where other teenagers were dealing with pimples and getting erections in public, Michael was dealing with fangs, hair, and claws. These changes brought both fame and ridicule to Michael. With the help of his father and his close friends Boof and Stiles, Michael overcame the many unexpected challenges associated with being a teenage werewolf.

After graduating from High school, Michael entered the real world searching for a way to release his continuing frustrations. He found his release in the form of a Fender Jazzmaster Guitar played loud and fast. He formed the band Wolf-Face and released several underground cassette tapes that quickly gained circulation throughout the United States and abroad. These tapes included the coveted "Self titled" tape, the "Wolf-Face Too" EP, the "She's in heat, but she won't mate with me" tape, and the "Vampires are pussies" collection. These tapes are a rare find these days and some can occasionally be found on Ebay selling for hundreds of dollars. Wolf-Face toured extensively to sold out crowds in dive bars all over the United States and abroad. Due to drug and alcohol issues and generally being burnt out by the changing music scene and the constant barrage of "wolves in sheep's clothing" associated with the music industry wanting to dumb down and bastardize Wolf-Face's abrasive tunes, Michael decided to hang up his guitar to retire in Florida in the mid 1990's.

Today, frustrated by the vapid music bombarding all aspects of the music scene and the absurd romanticizing of werewolves in shitty books and movies, Michael has decided to hit the road again with Wolf-Face. Michael J. has re-released the original Wolf-Face self-titled cassette on digital technology. This can be obtained online for free or you can grab a free CD at a Wolf-Face show. The Wolf-Face line up now consists of Michael J. and his pack mates Rain-Wolf, The Good Wolf, and Wolf-Fart. They are shredding eardrums again and loving every minute of it!

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The Casualties, Negative Approach, Peelander-Z with Feral Babies, Wolf-Face

Thursday, October 24 · Doors 6:00 PM at The Orpheum