Ponx Attax, The Bad Engrish, Hard Evidence, Violent Affair, River City Sound, Anti-Prophet

Ponx Attax

Chaos Pogo Punk

The Bad Engrish

The Bad Engrish started mid summer, Denver of 2009, in a one car garage with 4 lousy and loud punks. Two from Texas and Two from Michigan, We put our pints together and came up with some pogo oi! noi!se that we liked. Then life and kids happen and the Texans had to call it quits. Thats when Salmanilla of the Allergies and Kill City Bombers, joins us on guitar and Justin Shortslevee from The Rotaways joined on the drums. We held this line up for 5-7 months and got a tour in and picked up on Joe Pogo Records. After the tour we got along time friend Jman to take over the drums, Justin picked up a guitar and Sal took lead...That was fun for a while but Justin felt like moving home to the Eastcoast. Once again we had another problem. But we still played shows,did another tour, and put out a split with friends PONX ATTAX on Joe Pogo Records.
Late 2010 is when we found the last Engrishmen (hopefully!) Jason Kalkman to take Justin spot. The Bad Engrish is on a roll, we have a 2011 fall tour planed, a 12in picture disc and cd release at The Mid-West Mohawk/No Coast Punx Fest., in St. Paul June 25-26th 2011!!!,.Max.R'n'Roll said we play high quality punk rock, so you can take that how up please. But we think we play working class pogo Oi! noise, for whoever wants to have fun and drink beers with us and pogo till they puke!
That about sums it up for now,...Cheers!

Hard Evidence

Violent Affair

Bomb City, 2013… Fighting Red State prejudice and championing free speech, Violent Affair has been stoking the flames of rebellion since 2009. These Oklahoma Street Punks prove that real, unadulterated punk rock is still thriving in the heartland. This 5 piece faction of seasoned musicians consists of former members of The Rippers, The Violence, The Costellos and many more. Violent Affair is Dave on lead vocals, Jesse on 1st guitar, Domenic on 2nd guitar, Zach on bass, and Ryan on drums.
The band debuted their self released E.P entitled Armageddon in 2009, and were quickly scooped up by German label Razorblade, who subsequently released the bands debut full length “Stand Trial” in 2010. At a time when spiky jacketed, mohawked punk rock was becoming a dying breed, Violent Affair stepped up to the challenge of carrying on the torch and sold over 3000 copies of "Stand Trial" (mostly in Germany alone).

The band has toured the states numerous times, and has shared stages with the likes of Pinkerton Thugs, The Scarred, SS Kalliert, Street Dogs, Krum Bums and way too many more to mention. 2012 brought the band to Jailhouse Records attention after owner David, pulled out an old copy of Stand Trial he was sent years before and had never bothered to open. Immediately upon listening, he contacted the band and soon signed them for a 3 album deal. Within months, Jailhouse released the well received and first new V/A material in 2 years, “Call To Arms”.

Violent Affair has finished recording for their first full length on Jailhouse Records (scheduled for a tentative June release date), and will be touring throughout spring/summer in support.

"A Call To Arms" (2012)
"...Stand Trial" (2010)
"Armageddon" (2009)

River City Sound

River City Sound is composed of three members:
Corey Johnson, Derek Spencer, and Sean Costin

Corey and Derek have a long musical history together, dating back to 2003. At that time, they started the pop-punk group, Shoot For Saturday. In late 2003, SFS recorded their first EP, entitled “The Cardboard Box Rebellion”. After departing ways from the original drummer, the sound of the band, in turn, started to change during the recording process for SFS’s second and final EP, “Interview with an Astronaut”. Tickets for the CD release show for “Interview with an Astronaut” sold-out, selling over 200 copies in a single night. The band was a local success.

Considering the sound of the band was increasingly more experimental, the three members of SFS decided to change their name in accordance to the ever-expanding stylistic changes in song writing. This was the birth of The Atmosphere Agency. In October 2005, The Atmosphere Agency went into Satellite Studios and recorded their first and only EP, “Brown”. By December 2005, The Atmosphere Agency disbanded due to rising conflicts between members, but Corey and Derek continued songwriting together. In January 2006, two new members joined forces with Corey and Derek for a few months, for an epic rock and roll sound including classical piano, big drums, and soaring guitars. The group disbanded in Spring 2006, a few short months after forming.

After this time, Corey and Derek parted ways… Corey left to pursue an arts degree in Chicago, IL, and Derek continued playing in numerous bands, playing shows consistently. Corey released an acoustic EP in Spring 2008, entitled “Smile Like a Jackal”, playing shows in the Chicago area to promote the new solo effort.

In 2010, Derek met friend and local percussionist, Sean Costin. The two had tremendous bass-and-drum chemistry. They pulled together with another musician from the area, and formed the experimental alternative rock group, “Mighty as the Lion”. The band recorded an EP in Atlanta, GA, and released the self-titled effort in 2011. However, the group dissipated later that year.

Meanwhile, in Chicago, Corey was finishing up his arts degree. In Fall 2011, Corey recorded his most recent solo effort, “You Are Here”. This full-length album was recorded over a span of a few months, with a gathering of written material over the past 4 years. The album was mainly acoustic with a heavy underlying electronically reverberant tone, giving the album a more wholesome feel, but relying on hollowness from reverb to involve an empty core to the sound.

During the recording process for “You Are Here”, Corey became reacquainted with Derek via the songwriting and recording process. There was expressed mutual interest in kick-starting a new rock and roll effort once Corey returned from Chicago. In December 2011, Corey, Derek, and Sean joined forces and River City Sound was born.

Relying on punk, metal, and classic rock influences, River City Sound put together a full-set of new original material, and release their first 6-song EP, "Young Forever" on June 23rd, 2012, through an 89.9FM WLCA live broadcast show at the River Bender Community Center in Alton, IL.
Playing shows all over the St. Louis and Chicago area, River City Sound is is currently supporting their new album, while developing their next EP. For booking: rivercitysound1@gmail.com

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