Total Trash Halloween Bash featuring The Sonics
Phantom Surfers, The Legendary Stardust Cowboy, Harold Ray Live in Concert, Larry & the Angriest Generation, The Okmoniks
579 18th St
Oakland, CA, 94612
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 7:30 PM
This event is all ages
Total Trash Halloween Bash
Originally from Tacoma, Washington USA, the Sonics were the first punk band. Classic Sonics tracks like "The Witch," Strychnine," and "Psycho" set the stage for all punk-rock and roll- bands that followed. Everyone from The Kinks to The Cramps, to The Iggy & the Stooges have been influenced by the Sonics rawness! Oakland's The New Parish, and fans alike can't wait to see the Sonics play their first bay area concert, Friday November 1st!
Leave it to The Phantom Surfers to release an instrumental surf record without any music, singing, talking or audio of any kind. I believe some would call it a book, but what do I know? Rock Stardom for Dumbshits presents itself as a step-by-step guide to making it in the music industry. Bands are offered advice on how to sell-out and compromise everything they believe in for the near-impossible chance of making a living as a rock musician.
The Legendary Stardust Cowboy
The Legendary Stardust Cowboy—or “The Ledge,” as he likes to call himself—is the stage name of one Norman Carl Odam, an early rockabilly performer from Lubbock, Texas whose claim to fame was a 1968 hit called “Paralyzed.” The Ledge cooked up “Paralyzed” because he wanted to write “a wild song that would captivate everybody.” Improbably enough, it worked. The song got Odam a recording contract with Mercury Records, landed him on Laugh-In (which was a very big deal in 1968), and even attracted the attention of a young British singer named David Bowie, who later created a character named Ziggy Stardust as a nod to The Ledge.
Harold Ray Live in Concert
Harold Ray Live in Concert: They started the show with the singer Jason making fun of both Carlos and Jason from the Mothballs, and going on about the giant steak he had eaten. And then they rocked the fuck out. I’ve seen these guys a bunch of times, and sure, they usually play the same songs, but they’re such damn good songs, and fantastic performers, that it never seems to get old.
Larry & the Angriest Generation
It may be the most misquoted song in rock and roll's history, but “Larry Larry” is getting its own day 50 years after The Angriest Generation recorded it in a beer drenched basement. Richard Berry wrote the song and Angriest Generation recorded it at a facility know only to kooks as the Fabric Haus. A black plaque will be placed at the site on October 1st after the Mayor receives it from the Rock and Roll Music Hall of Fame. The mayor then will kick off a month-long “Larry Larry” celebration, culminating with an official “Larry Larry Day” on Nov 1st. Marching bands will play the song beginning at 4 p.m. with the plaque ceremony shortly after soundcheck.
While still in her teens, Helene 33 was running a drive-in theater and two barbershops in Kalamazoo, Michigan. One night, while listening to a teenage dance combo, she was asked to sit in on organ. Later they invited Sammy to play guitar. Since forming the group they have played at packed dances all across the country. paralleling a a sudden surge of excitement like the Beatles!