The Dwarves

The Dwarves

Dwarves began in Chicago as a teen garage rock outfit called the Suburban Nightmare, a sound that was partially carried over into the first Dwarves release, 1986's Horror Stories. After the first album, Dwarves blazed across the country for seven more years, leaving a trail of blood from their own self-inflicted gashes, a trail of drug stories (according to popular myth, bassist XXXXX disappeared in Detroit on a crack binge during a 1992 tour, never to be heard from again), a trail (or tale) of bizarre stage-show sex acts, and a trail of numerous 15-minute-long live shows.
The Dwarves Are Young and Good LookingDwarves unsurprisingly self-destructed shortly after a failed hoax, whereby the band issued a press release stating that guitarist He Who Cannot Be Named had died. The album Sugarfix also carried a tribute to the guitarist, who was actually very much alive. Sub Pop was not amused and dropped the band, which later re-formed for 1997's Young and Good Looking. Come Clean followed in early 2000. Four years later the band returned with The Dwarves Must Die, including guests Dexter Holland from the Offspring, Nick Oliveri from Queens of the Stone Age, Nash Kato from Urge Overkill, and voice actor Gary Owens. In 2009 the band began to work on a new album, this time recruiting past members of the band like Salt Peter and Vadge Moore to play on the album instead of an all-star celebrity cast and released The Dwarves Are Born Again in 2010.

The Potato Pirates

The Potato Pirates formed in Denver, Colorado around 2005 to start a band combining all of their collective influences (street punk, Oi!, ska, hardcore). They keep it exciting, so they're not one of those bands where every song sounds the same. They are about to head out on the road to promote their new 7" called "Williams Street" which will be released July 17th 2012.

When MF Ruckus hits the stage, a nexus in the universe forms, creating a place where all is in perfect harmony, war ceases, poverty becomes abundance and all the starving children of the world dance and sing. MF Ruckus is a turbocharged Rock n Roll supergroup comprised from salvaged and Frankensteined pieces of Denver and Chicago's most legendary unknown bands. Following the concurrent demises of Forth Yeer (AKA Forth Yeer Freshman), The STD's, Road Crew and Home of the Brave, the surviving members joined together over a number of years to create a 6 headed rockstrosity which is known as "Motherfucking Ruckus" or MF RUCKUS for use in polite company. Parker Clark-Whitton, Tony Lee, Aaron Howell, Logan O'Connor and Tyrell Blosser write songs in the key of fuckin' A and throw shows that will blow your mind into a million tiny pieces. Better wear a hairnet, because this band will kick your balls up through the top of your skull.

2013 marks five years since The A-OKs first invaded the Colorado Punk and Ska scene with their crowd stomping, party dropping live shows. The band is celebrating their success with Funemployment Benefits, their second self-released album and followup to 2010's Words Are Not For Eating. The seven piece has grown older, but by no means are they growing tamer. Benefits celebrates a return to the angst-fueled, despondent voice of 90's youth, and adds the dance and mosh-fueled flavor they've been honing for the better part of the new millennium. The result is a poppy, angry, horny, chaotic dance-fest to keep your toes tapping and your fist in the air.

In the meantime, The A-OKs have completed two west coast tours and have played numerous Midwest venues with a number of the scene's favorite bands. They are celebrated for their DIY ethic and fun-never-stops concerts that have garnered a reputation that spans the continental US and beyond. In 2010, The A-OKs were honored guests at Pomona, California's Ska in the Park Festival and are hoping to take similar events by storm this summer!

$20.00 - $25.00

Tickets

TWO-VENUE TICKET: The $40.00 Two-Venue ticket includes admission to Reverend Horton Heat with Old Man Markley and Reno Divorce at the Gothic Theatre, as well as admission to The Dwarves with Potato Pirates, MF Ruckus and The A-Oks at Moe's BBQ. Limited availability, TWO-VENUE TICKETS AVAILABLE AT AXS.COM, and the Bluebird, Gothic and Ogden box offices only.

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The Dwarves with The Potato Pirates, MF Ruckus, The A-OK's

Tuesday, December 31 · Doors 8:30 PM / Show 9:00 PM at South Moe's - Englewood