The Artourage Presents
ROFL: Rock Out For Laughter, Kyle Gass Band, Cockamamie Jamie, Love Note, I Kill Cameron
875 Divisadero Street
Fresno, CA, 93721
Doors 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
Kyle Gass Band
What does KG do when he's not playing with the Greatest Band in the World? He assembles an otherworldly super-team of badass dudes to back him up in his own project, The Kyle Gass Band.
Along with The D's longtime electric guitarist, John Konesky; resident Sasquatch and guitarist/vocalist, Mike Bray; mythical bass legend, "Uncle Jazz;" and percussion genius/international heart-throb Jamie Douglass, the rollicking gentlemanly ensemble traverses hill and dale to bring earth-shattering rock and roll to the wanting 100's. If you're lucky enough to catch this man-herd on the road, you'll surely count it as one of your finest living days. If you're less lucky, but still quite fortunate, to have only cast ears on the debut recording, then consider yourself nothing short of pregnant. 2 years off-and-on, and in between Tenacious D mega-tours, the accomplished men honed their sound and forged a master-work only craft-able by the deepest knowledge of a master. Men, women, children, domesticated house pets, earth roaming wild mammals, sea-dwelling creatures of the deep, insects, species yet unknown, gods and leaders, universal truths, and earthly lies.. All lay wanting in subjugation to the new interstellar constant that is the Kyle Gass Band. Get the record today, throw on some headphones, and take the journey, friends, for you have something the band can never have... The ability to listen, with child-like wonder, to the magic of song, while having no earthly clue how to create such brilliance... Such is the albatross of genius.. Such are the chains of unparalleled skill.. Such is the KGB.
Cockamamie Jamie started in hip-hop break dancing in front of the local Toys 'R' Us as a kid in the early-80s, and later participating in local rap cyphers and battles in the mid-90s to early 2000s. This led to his involvement in the Central California based hip hop crew Neighborhood Watch (2000-2005). There Jamie met Boney Beezly, with whom he formed the comedic, highly stylish, dynamic, and quirky duo known as The Argyle Pimps. Jamie and Boney have worked closely with DJ EngLebuRt, whose “golden oldies”-based beats underpin The APs' older-than-old school sensibility, and together they independently released the critically praised, “Invisible Jet-Ski's” album.
Jamie has enjoyed recognition from many respected representatives of the underground hip hop world, performing in support of KRS One, Sugarhill Gang, The Pharcyde, Ugly Duckling, Pigeon John, Immortal Technique, Little Brother, Planet Asia, and Hieroglyphics, among others. Cockamamie Jamie has also enjoyed notoriety for the infamous “Piss Battle”, a viral video screened on Comedy Central's “Tosh.0” website, Worldstarhiphop.com, Web Soup, and TruTV's "TruTV Presents" television program in which Jamie humiliates his opponent at the Battle of the Chiefs MC battle (2010), firstly with his superior lyrical prowess, and secondly with his brash, and brazen act of deliberate incontinence. A battle that must be seen to believe, Jamie definitely leaves his mark...in more ways than one.
Recently, Jamie has been working on two separate solo projects and has been in talks with an indie label in Japan about a re-release of The Argyle Pimps' first album, “Invisible Jet-Ski's”.
The first of these projects will be released in the Summer of 2013.
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