Andy Animal Presents
Fri, Sep 5
Mon, Sep 8
Meltasia Music Festival, The Black Lips, Nik Turner's Hawkwind, Bloodshot Bill, Quintron & Miss Pussycat, Shannon and the Clams, Daddy Long Legs, Cherie Currie, Black Oak Arkansas, Shazzula, Danava, The Coathangers, Gringo Star
The Barreracudas, Apache, Atlantic Thrills, Expo 70, Biters, Ice Balloons, White Mystery, JP5, Zoners, The Wildtones, The Golden Pelicans, Bummers Eve, Liquor Store, Witch Mountain, Hederseblen, Fletcher C Johnson, Deadly Lo-Fi, Ecstatic Vision, The Neighbors, Rattlesnake Milk, WEATHER WARLOCK, Tight Genes, Mr. Elevator & the Brain Hotel, GHB, Ravi Shavi, Dirty Fences, Dinos Boys, The Mold, Froth, Lecherous Gaze, The Birdwings, Manic, Dancer, Rapturous Grief, Cy Barkley & The Way Outsiders, Gym Shorts, Scully, Gorgeous, Abdominal Snowman, Cheap Time, GG King, Predator, Birdcloud, Hank Wood & The Hammerheads, T3rd, Las Rosas, Turf War, Vockah Redu, Crazy Spirit, The Shine Brothers, Classhole, Dawn Of Humans, Black Linen, Paint Fumes, Citizen Blast Kane, The Krektones
2035 Old Mineral Springs Rd.
LaFayette, GA, 30728
Doors 12:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
Watch & Listen
Meltasia Music Festival
Andy Animal presents 3 days and 3 nights of camping and outstanding barebones Rock n' Roll wildness. CAMPING IS INCLUDED IN TICKET PRICE. Bikers welcome! No Colors!
3 day pass gets you entry for all days and nights.
2 day pass gets you entry for Saturday & Sunday
1 day pass gets you entry for Sunday only
Party is over Monday at 12PM
Vendors, DJs, art installations, SWIMMING!
Bathroom and showers available on premises
Bring tents, comfortable shoes, flashlights, water, rain ponchos (knock wood), sunglasses, towels, swimwear (optional), sunblock & have a great time.
Black Lips, Nik Turner's Hawkwind, Bloodshot Bill, Quintron & Miss Pussycat, Cherie Currie, Shannon & The Clams, Black Oak Arkansas, Vockah Redu, Shazzula, Danava, Daddy Long Legs, Biters, Death Valley Girls, Ice Balloons, Apache, Liquor Store, Barreracudas, Witch Mountain, Dinos Boys, Glitz, Atlantic Thrills, Dirty Fences, Ravi Shavi, WEATHER WARLOCK, Golden Pelicans, Atlantic Thrills, Expo 70, Hedersleben, JP5, Zoners, Fletcher C Johnson, White Mystery, Bummers Eve, The Mold, The Neighbors, Rattlesnake Milk,Tight Genes, Froth, Mr. Elevator & The Brain Hotel, The Wildtones, Ecstatic Vision, GHB, Deadly Lo-Fi + MANY MORE TBA!!!
FOR UPDATES AND MORE INFO: www.meltasia.com
The Black Lips
Atlanta's beloved sons the Black Lips entered last year through a screaming cloud of sweat, smoke, blood, and beer mist, in front of a dangerously packed hall in New Orleans' French Quarter. If a band's bipolarity runs on a touring vs. recording-an-album spectrum, then the previous year was the mother of all manic spells.
After a spring and summer running the usual festival circuit in North America and Europe, the Lips embarked on a two-month fall tour of the Middle East. They were tailed by Georgia rock-doc royalty Bill Cody, of Athens, GA - Inside/Out fame, who filmed the band playing for kids in Tunis and Cairo who had just overthrown their government, kids in Iraq who barely have a government, and kids in Dubai whose government is richer than God (and might control a genie).
As Cody assembled his footage into the feature Kids Like You and Me, the band returned home from the New Year's maelstrom and began settling into album mode. Songs had piled up in the two years since 2011's Arabia Mountain. "We went into the studio with about 80% of the record written," says bassist Jared Swilley. "which is a little more than usual for us. Joe (Bradley, drums) usually puts together all the parts for his songs on his own, and Ian (St. Pe, guitar) writes a lot of his music. I like to make mine a little more collaborative, like Cole (Alexander, also guitar)."
Recording for Underneath the Rainbow ("We were going to call it The Dark Side of the Rainbow, then we googled it and realized that's what they call that thing where you watch The Wizard of Oz while listening to Pink Floyd and it syncs up") was split between New York with Thomas Brenneck, who was recommended by Arabia Mountain producer Mark Ronson, and Nashville with the the Black Keys' Patrick Carney, who offered to help produce in a Mexico city hotel room just before dawn. "It was one of those super-late-night/super-early-morning drunktalk sort of situations, so we weren't sure if he meant it," explains Jared. "People do that all the time."
Early internet conjecture, based around on the album's lead single ("Boys in the Woods"), Carney's choice of a country studio in Nashville, and an offhand reference to "roots music," pegged Underneath the Rainbow's sound as a blend of southern rock with throwback C&W and blues. Which is a weird description for a record containing the first Black Lips' song with a prominent synth ("Funny"), and even less apt for an overall album that owes just as much to the kiwi pop of New Zealand's South Island and the Chicago South Side's Crucial Conflict as it does the standard American South. "They got it all wrong," says Jared, "they were asking 'Is there a "radical departure" or "new direction" on this album?' so I said, no it's still roots music, which is what we've been doing from the start and which all rock and pop music derives from."
"Although ["Funny"] is a new direction as far as it having more of a commercial sound," adds Cole.
"Honestly, that synth getting in there was a fluke."
Nik Turner's Hawkwind
Nik Turner was a founding member of Hawkwind, and a part of that group from 1969-1976, then again from 1981-1984. The music that Space Ritual performs is classic Hawkwind material, as well as brand new music in the same vein.
Greasy Canadian has travelled on his own, playin' all over USA, Canada, Europe, Mexico...all sortsa places too, from big festivals to tiny bars to trailer parks & truck stops...Tours mostly as a one man band, but has plenty of bands too...He is currently banned from entering the USA...Has put out a buncha music, and has alot more comin'...Recently teamed up with Mark Sultan (BBQ) and released their debut LP, The Ding-Dongs...Also, recently teamed up with King Khan as Tandoori Knights, and released a full LP and a couple 7" singles...Has his own brand of hair grease, "Nice'n'Greasy", custom made for him by AGS, and it is without a doubt the best there is..If he comes to your town and you want to make him happy, he likes spaghetti and meat alot, but not too much before the gig, please.
Quintron & Miss Pussycat
Quintron has been making genre-defying noise and "Swamp-Tech" dance music in New Orleans for over fifteen years. The majority of his ten full-length albums have the psychedelic soul of New Orleans garage R&B filtered through a tough distorted Hammond B-3 and a cache of self-made electronic instruments. He has also released strange soundscapes based on inner-city field recordings of frogs and neighborhood ambiance. Quintron regards his most significant creation to be his patented instrument called the DRUM BUDDY, a light activated analog synthesizer that creates murky, low-fidelity, rhythmic patterns. (Notable DRUM BUDDY clients include performers Nels Cline of Wilco, Laurie Anderson, and Mr. Dibbs.)
Miss Pussycat, otherwise known as Panacea Theriac, is a New Orleans based puppeteer. Born in Antlers, Oklahoma, she began learning puppetry at the Christian Puppet Youth Ministry at the First Baptist Church of Antlers. She began her professional career in New Orleans and assisted in founding the influential night club "Pussycat Caverns." For the past fifteen years she has traveled internationally conducting puppet shows in rock clubs and at international festivals. She is the President of Rhinestone Records and produces vinyl LPs of her puppet's many bands. Her three full-length puppet movies, North Pole Nutrias (2002), Electric Swamp (2005), and most recently Trixie and The Treetrunks (commissioned by Vice magazine in 2007), have featured the voices of numerous New Orleans musical, political, and literary celebrities, including Sheriff Harry Lee, seafood entrepreneur Al Scramuzza, Antoinette K-Doe, and Andrei Codrescu.
The Quintron and Miss Pussycat live show is one of barely controlled electronic chaos, "Swamp-Tech" dance beats, small explosions, clothes, and entertaining puppet stories. You can experience them live at their own secret club, the Spellcaster Lodge in New Orleans or on one of their many tours around the world. This act somehow has equal relevance in sleazy nightclubs, pizza restaurants, and university lecture halls.
Shannon and the Clams
Beach Rock revival Oakland, California band Shannon and the Clams take you back to a time when Judy and Johnny were your favorite worst couple, with the help of some very heartbreaking background vocals and guitar riffs of which The Beatles would be proud. Influences like The Beach Boys, The Shangri- La's, The Ronettes, and Patsy Cline shine through in songs like "When You're On", with front woman Shannon crooning like a scorned Leslie Gore, but with a rough unpolished edge inspired by the likes of The Cramps, Bad Brains, and fellow beach bum Nobunny.
Daddy Long Legs
From the esteemed Norton Records label comes one of the wildest and most exciting groups of the current roots and blues revolution! Daddy Long Legs-named for its harp-blowing, blues-bellowing frontman, is a blues hollerer who blurs any definition by age or color. He growls, barks, yelps, and wails without sounding like an imitation of anyone or anything. This is simply pull-the-cord-and-let-the-snot-fly blues.
His partners in crime are cut from the same sweat-and-whiskey-soaked cloth. Guitarist Murat Akturk cranks out everything from powerhouse country blues rhythms to slinky-assed multi-stringed slide riffs that bump and grind up against Daddy Long Legs' harp. Drummer/percussionist Josh Styles keeps it simple and right on, sometimes locking in with his bandmates for a triple-punch deep-as-Hell-itself groove; other times head-down and leading the charge himself, slamming shovelfuls of coal into the beast.
The resulting gutsy, rocking blues spans the gamut from the churning romp of the album opener "Death Train Blues" to the nasty hoodoo stomp of "Evil Eye" that closes things down. Yeah, you've heard players bring the train into the station before – but by the time Daddy Long Legs wrestles the thing to a halt, everyone's covered in sweat.
Their "Evil Eye On You" LP was definitely not an attempt to domesticate the sound of Daddy Long Legs in a studio setting; the twelve cuts are wild and wooly and real. Infuse a few hisses and pops into the tracks and it would be easy to believe this music was recorded a few decades ago, but no – Daddy Long Legs is happening right now, boys and girls.
Cherie Currie is a singer and actress who fronted the influential band The Runaways. She continues to record and is also a professional chainsaw artist.
Black Oak Arkansas
In the year 1963, some high school pals decided to get together to form a group because of their love of music. After 43 years, several dozen albums… three of which became gold, one of which became platinum, and one gold single from a song known as "Jim Dandy To The Rescue," which was told to them to record by none other than Elvis Presley himself (!), this group of friends still manages to stay together. (After talking to Elvis, Black Oak Arkansas was told the following week by their producer Tom Dowd and by their label president Ahmet Ertegun that these two industry giants were also about to ask BOA about recording that same tune! Ahmet himself only personally signed 5 groups to recording contracts in his long, long recording history… and Black Oak Arkansas had the honor of being number 5!) Many testimonials and awards have been presented to this band by everyone from Bill Graham, (who founded and ran Winterland Ballroom and both the Fillmore East and West), to Wolfman Jack from the Midnight Special; from First Lady Betty Ford to President Bill Clinton!
With an original homespun musical flavor, Black Oak Arkansas has been presenting their music and their life to the worlds' public now for almost half of a century, and with a still active touring and recording schedule… there is presently no end in sight! June of 2007 found them performing at the Sweden Rock Festival along with Aerosmith, Scorpions, Motorhead, REO Speedwagon and many more! In 2012 BOA were in Brazil playing for more than 4 millions people. You can also find them this year in the studio working on their newest planned release entitled "Memphis Mean Tymes," and continuing to book concerts through the 21st century touring season.
Although Danava (pronounced DON-UH-VUH) play the type of ferociously intense, foundation-rattling, rock and roll that might righteously justify some good old fashioned head-banging, vocalist Gregory Meleney wants you to know that he doesn't consider his band a metal outfit.
Nor are they prog-rock, or part of whatever "movement" someone just came up with to try to lump a bunch of disparate bands together. Meleney has as much use for genre tags as folks on the Titanic did for bottled water. He's not interested in being part of a scene, and he's entirely unconcerned about anyone's reaction to or opinion of his band. "We're not trying to fit in anywhere specifically," he drawls nonchalantly. "we aren't going to do this unless we feel happy about it.".
Danava has a 3-way split coming out on Kemado in February with Earthless and Lecherous Gaze (reincarnation of Annihilation Time, Members of SAVIOURS) and a Full Length scheduled for late Spring.
If you're familiar with The Coathangers then you probably know the Atlanta group's premise. The story goes that four young women decided to start a band for the sole purpose of being able to hang out and play parties. They weren't going to let the fact that none of them knew how to play any instruments get in the way of their having a good time. The backstory certainly added to the charm of early songs like "Nestle In My Boobies" and "Stop Stomp Stompin'"--songs that resided somewhere between no-wave's caustic stabs of dissonance and garage rock's primal minimalism. In the seven years since their formation, The Coathangers have released a slew of records and toured across North America and Europe countless times. The persistence of such a casual endeavor is a testament to the infectious quality of their songs and the electric nature of their unruly live show.
Suck My Shirt is the The Coathangers' fourth full-length. The title refers to an incident involving the salvaging of spilled tequila during the recording session for the album. While the title implies that little has changed with regards to the band's celebratory mission statement, even just a cursory listen of their latest album demonstrates that there have indeed been changes in The Coathangers' camp. First off, the quartet was reduced to a trio for the latest record, with keyboardist Bebe Coathanger (Candice Jones) stepping down from her duties. But the absence of keyboards isn't nearly as noticeable of a difference as the band's refined songwriting approach. Refinement is an attribute we expect to see in any group that has a career spanning more than a couple of years, but the extent to which The Coathangers have honed their trade with each successive album dwarfs most bands' maturation. This isn't to say that The Coathangers have polished their sound; the group once again worked with Ed Rawls and Justin McNeight at The Living Room to attain the same production values of their Larceny & Old Lace album and their recent slew of split 7"s. Rather, the refinement can be heard in the quality of the songs themselves. While the band retains the alluring spontaneity and happy accidents of their early releases, the trio's current work sounds far more deliberate and locked-in than anything they've done in the past.
"It's a balance between overthinking and just going for it," guitarist Crook Kid Coathanger (Julia Kugel) says of their songwriting strategy. It's a duality immediately apparent with the album opener "Follow Me". It's a classic Coathangers tune with the raspy vocals of Rusty Coathanger (Stephanie Luke) belted out over the signature grimy rock laid down by Crook Kid and bassist Minnie Coathanger (Meredith Franco). But the chorus opens into one of the most accessible hooks in the band's canon, just before segueing into the next verse with a squall of violent dissonant guitar. From there the band launches into "Shut Up", a title that harkens back to the brash sass of their first record. The song still has its spikey guitar riffs and shouted chorus, but here The Coathangers sound less like a jubilant version of Huggy Bear and more like the art-pop of late-era Minutemen. Dedicated Coathangers fans will recognize the re-worked versions of "Merry Go Round", "Smother", "Adderall", and "Derek's Song" from their run of limited edition split 7"s, and hearing them in the context of the album shows that these tracks weren't merely isolated examples of the band's more sophisticated side, but were actually demonstrative of the group's increasing capacity for nestling solid melodic hooks and rock heft into their repertoire. By the time the band wraps up the album with the humble pop perfection of "Drive", it's hard to believe this was the band that garnered their reputation with raucous bombasts like "Don't Touch My Shit".
"Ultimately, every album is a snapshot of who we were at the time," says Crook Kid. And while that might mean that The Coathangers in 2014 don't feel compelled to chronicle the youthful piss and vinegar that yielded the Teenage Jesus & The Jerks-esque spasms of their debut album, it's exciting to hear the output of the band as they explore the range of their temperaments with a broader musical palette at their disposal. Suck My Shirt is available on LP, CD, and digital formats on March 18th 2014 via Suicide Squeeze Records.
"Their gristly, roadhouse swagger fuels short, punchy tracks that speak from the rock 'n roll soul of the American South." Death and Taxes
"It's a compact Manhattan club called Pianos, and it's filled to capacity for Gringo Star's 50-minute set highlighting All Y'all's best tracks alongside a few well-chosen earlier songs." High Times
"Though the bouncy, polished pop-rock of Gringo Star sounds like the stuff of major-label dreams, the Atlanta quartet with the punning name to end all punning names put out its own full-length debut, All Ya'll. The decidedly bright album was slickly produced by Gnarls Barkley engineer Ben H. Allen, with layers of garage jangle over a Kinks and Britpop backbone. Gringo Star recently played Lollapalooza, bringing its members' trademark inter-song instrument-hopping to an especially large audience. " The Onion
The city of Atlanta and the DMR gang are happy to announce the release of the Barreracudas appropriately titled debut record. Somewhere between The Heartbreakers (Petty) and The Heartbreakers (Thunders), the Barreracudas found a well of inspiration just deep enough to produce one of the biggest foot tappers of the year. Their sound shouldn’t come as a great surprise as most of these guys have been playing with Gentleman Jesse and His men for the past couple of years. While you wont find them dressed like their Heartbreaking predecessors, The Barreracudas have bound elements of 70’s dirt and glam with the radio friendliness of the likes of Dwight Twilley and Phil Seymore. You’ll discern no Pulitzer worthy poetry in the lyric sheet, but you will find eleven original tracks with hooks more infectious than encephalitis and a pretty sweet cover of Cheap Trick’s Come On, Come On.
Originally from El Paso Texas, front man Omar 'Mijo' Hernandez & bass player Carlos 'Chuck' Palacios grew up with some very neat things in common. Like most people I am closest with it all started with a love of early punk and hardcore. Throughout the years that was followed by a growing love of 70's heavy rock & power pop. Like many a Mexican American they were raised on the solidest of golden oldie doo wops. Both eventually finding themselves in San Francisco, these ever so righteous burnouts molded this all into a cultish little yet larger than life band called Apache. 'What can I expect from Apache's live show' you ask? a throbbing glittery menagerie of groovy pounding punk rock music. Omar, looking like he walked straight home from a shift guarding Pablo Escobar's Medellin compound, went home, put on a glittery jacket and then walked right on over to his microphone snaking around the stage like some sort of snake like gypsy spider monkey. Chuck (I realize I already said "glittery" and now I'm about reuse another one because that's just how it is. I'll just add an extra O to it) laying out some seriously GROOOVY bass lines, makes me reminiscent of Leatherface during his famed chainsaw dance. Over all this is perfectly fitting, simplified, tighter than a dolphins asshole punk rock drums and six strings. Through the years they have had a revolving door of guitarists & drummers from a very tight knit circle of outstanding Bay Area musicians coming in and out like it aint no thing. Apache's current lineup consists of lead guitarist Nick ______ of which whom I have trouble picturing in my mind without his mirrored aviators, rhythm guitarist Ray Seraphin (who was MIA for this interview/photo shoot because he had to fly back home the day previous, for he may or may not be in summer school. As in high school summer summer school.), The ever so dapper Dan Rincon and then of course Chuck and Omar. Bringing us such no nonsense gems as Finger Banger, the outstandingly bouncy Crystal Clear which in my mind is one of the greatest singles of the past 20 years & the the mellow teenage anthem On The Outside which is so cool that I don't care that it sounds a whole lot like an old favorite of mine that I will skip listing here. Dan and Omar work in marijuana for a living.
In a near fatal accident Dan Tanner aka DJ Fullfreque was struck by a car in 2009, he awoke from a coma with no memory of the accident and severe nerve damage affecting his arms and legs. Throughout his physical recovery, Dan and Eric Aguiar played acoustic guitars, and began to write the first Atlantic Thrills songs, an activity that Dan credits with helping him to regain fine motor control in his hands. His experience as a working DJ developed from his focused and wide ranging pursuit of music. Dan's ear for melody and understanding of song structure are guiding forces shaping the sound of Atlantic Thrills.
With a background as a hip hop mc and compulsive record collector, Eric Aguiar was known for producing piles of notebooks scrawled with lyrics and combing thousands of records to pull obscure samples. He tackles the stripped down garage rock format with a studied lyrical hand. An experienced soundman, Eric spearheads Atlantic Thrills studio recording in their practice space at The Atlantic mills, Olneyville R.I.
In the summer of 2010 Atlantic Thrills began playing out with Eric Aguiar on bass and lead vocals, Dan Tanner on lead guitar, Mark Ferrara (Ref) on drums, and Corey Pacheo on rhythm guitar. Eric, Dan, and Ref were long time musical collaborators spanning several projects, and Corey is a childhood friend of Eric's.
In the winter of 2011 Kelly Riley, came back from India and began sitting in with the band adding a second rhythm guitar and sporadic screaming. Kelly, a documentary filmmaker had attended RISD with Eric, they collaborated on various film and video projects over the years. In April 2011 Corey left the band to fulfill familiar responsibilities making Atlantic Thrills a four piece again.
In the summer of 2012 Ref was stricken with a severe case of narcolepsy, causing him to sleep through practice after practice. It was then that Josh Towers left his fiancé at the alter and joined Atlantic Thrills on drums. A seasoned veteran, Josh played with The Sleazies and The Midnight Creeps for years, reenlisting for tour after tour of debauched madness.
In late September 2012 Atlantic Thrills set out on a two week tour of Eastern United States, playing twelve gigs in fourteen days. They returned from tour and dug into recording their first album.
"This music has to be the work of some immortal group of dronelords, sitting in their multidimensional fortress, atop some mysterious lost mountain, who in their infinite wisdom, allow their dreamlike drones and angelic ambience to fall from the sky and settle over us like a light dusting of snow..." - Aquarius Records (San Francisco, CA)
EXPO '70 is late night improvisations concieved by Justin Wright. Once a member of a group calling themselves Living Science Foundation from Los Angeles, California. Expo '70 started with Justin Wright, Paul Kneejie (The Pope, Bipolar Beat, White Suits Brown Boots, The Manifolds, etc.) on bass and effects and Bryan Levine (Bipolar Bear), who both started Kill Shaman records. The result was an expansive array of soundscapes and drones inspired by many early gurus of experimental music from around the world.
Now residing in Kansas City, Wright released a number of CDr's that were picked up and distributed by Aquarius Records, who's rave reviews compared the project to early Krautrock and Kosmiche bands from the 70's with the heaviness of today's premier experimental outfits. Releases continue with the help of Kill Shaman, Diagnosis....Don't, Boring Machines (Italy), Beta-lactam Ring, Trensmat, Short Forest, Peasant Magik and more, most being limited.
From The Heart Attacks to Poison Arrows to Biters, the long road of rock n' roll glory for singer/guitarist Tuk has been littered with trashy riffs, drug problems, and dead ends. The usual suicide story that sticks to every tight-pant Thunders junkie like a safety pin on a worn out leather jacket lands a lot closer to sad than success, but if the stigma doesn't kill ya, it can only make you stronger, right? Probably, which is why Tuk hopes his latest bubblegum machine, Biters, will break through the bastard cliches and avoid the inevitable burst that comes when you sink your teeth into the cheap, sticky solution of reckless days and wasted nights. Whether that happens remains to be seen, but for now our springboard is this self-titled EP, and goddamn it if it's not screamin' at me like a gaggle of teenage groupies. With the five deliciously catchy glam punk ditties on board here, I don't know how the Biters are ever going to avoid burnin' out in the gutter like a bunch of high school dropouts. This is some magic marker mayhem, man, part Cheap Trick power pop, part New York Dolls lipstick rock, and all jukebox jive. If the Biters aren't the biggest band in the world real soon, we're all doomed.
Brooklyn Based Ice Balloons' eight-song debut EP came out in October
of 2013, featuring the track Night Slave that had a video release
on Vice/Noisey the following month. The band is a hodgepodge of
musicians -Sean Powell (FuckEmos), Kyp Malone (TV on the Radio), Dan
Scinta, Rob Bryn (Wild Yaks) Giselle Reiber (Midnight Masses), B.A. Miale
and a common fly on vocals – but more in a garage punk synth-noise vein
than any of the bands from which the members derive.
In live shows, Ice Balloons strive for maximum spectacle, with
video projections (B.A. Miale), piña-colada scented smoke and a whirl of
chaotic noises, all grounded by a 60's garage punk skeleton.
White Mystery is brother-sister rock'n'roll duo Miss Alex White & Francis Scott White from Chicago, founded on April 20, 2008. The ginger sibling duo have written, recorded and played non-stop since their inception, releasing 7"s with Hozac and Whistler Records, self-releasing two LPs, pogoing with the kids on Chic-A-Go-Go, touring round the world, and earning rave reviews from national and local publications – MTV, WBEZ, VICE, the Onion – and the list goes on. The WHITES released their third full-length, Telepathic, on April 20th, 2013 and continue their domination of old-school, ass kickin' rock'n'roll.
Started as a recording project by Matt McCalvin in Jan 2013 ZONERS are a combination of jittery synths, slicing hooky guitars, barreling bass lines and machine precise drums ZONERS create a full force wall of sound.
Wild Florida Rock'n'Roll from the era when radiation could fix anything.
The Golden Pelicans
Orlando's Oldest Pile Of Trash
Yeah Buddy. Two words that might mean nothing to some, but for true believers of righteous American style living, two words that signify a call to arms, a rallying cry of affirmation to all who crave the finest things in life: free pizza, cold beer and lovely ladies. That "Yeah Buddy" was also the title of Liquor Store's critically acclaimed debut LP is certainly no coincidence. There is no band operating today that epitomizes those cornerstones upon which all great rock'n'roll is built, no band more ready to haul the half-dead carcass of American rock music upon its shoulders and carry it through the warzone that is 2013's "music scene" than Northern New Jersey's finest export, the mighty Liquor Store.
To list the band's credentials is simply giving you a rundown of some of the finest acts of the past decade's rock underground – Home Blitz, VCR, Livefastdie, Terrible Twos, Titus Andronicus, to name a few – but Liquor Store are more than a mere underground band. They're taking guitar music out of the garages, basements and bedrooms and are bringing it back to street level, back to the people and, if there is any justice or sanity left in these scary times, back to the arenas where it belongs. Liquor Store are packing as many guitars on stage, writing as many tough and hooky anthems and shotgunning as many beers as they possibly can in order to serve the masses what they rightfully deserve and honestly need. Just like The Dictators, Blue Oyster Cult and Van Halen did before them, Liquor Store are here to deliver the hot rock'n'roll injection all red-blooded American souls crave.
With their second LP, "In the Garden", already in the can and being readied for release by NYC's Almost Ready Records, Liquor Store sit at the precipice of rock'n'roll legend, ready and waiting to carve out their place in the hall of fame and do their duty as the Next Big Thing. Their previous hit records, sold-out shows, festival appearances and Vice magazine features were prologue, the beginning stage for what is coming. Notify ATP, Coachella, Spin and Rolling Stone (and the Rolling Stones themselves) that Liquor Store are here, in the now, and ready to fight, party and play their way across the country and into history. I believe it was Mr. Handsome Dick Manitoba himself who once asked the question "Who will save rock'n'roll?" After years of pretenders and coulda-been-contenders we have finally have the answer: LIQUOR STORE. YEAH BUDDY.
"...top-tier purveyors of traditional American doom."
Also serving as Nik Turner's backing band, Hedersleben have also served as the opening/ backing/ session band for legendary groups Brainticket and, of course, Hawkwind.
Fletcher C Johnson
Trance inducing heavy psych/world music. Ecstatic Vision is Doug Sabolick, Michael Connor and Jordan Crouse.
We got bars
west texas train. cow punk.
WEATHER WARLOCK is a heavy drone music project which uses the weather to control an all analog synthesizer designed by Quintronics in New Orleans, LA and Captiva FLA.
Someone sticking pop rocks in your ear and pouring in some soda.
fighting addictions. frightening predictions. writing fact and fiction. lightning and friction.
Mr. Elevator & the Brain Hotel
From the sands of Laguna Beach where Tomas & Wyatt and fellow Elevator repair service collegue met through a dolphin's cry in the midst of the night, waning-moon present and shimmering across the moonlit sea. The 3 most watery human beings then started to "jam" as a guitar-less mind exploration voyage through the realms of time and space itself. They then released their first full length self-titled album. But faith had the best of them, as their fellow collegue Justin "Martini" Martinez had another journey to encompass himself. Left stranded as a 2 piece, Wyatt & Thomas had to find a compatible space voyager to fill in the shoes of Justin Martini the so called "space dolphin". After endless amounts of traveling through the milky way galaxy and others, like the snicker doodle and reese's pieces galaxies. They found their mate. The fire-dragon, by the name of Andrew Minter. As the new family of 3 started their next voyage they then moved to the city of angeles. To a shack of a home in the middle of the bustling and ever so noisy and populated city, away from the soft and sensual beach town of laguna. They then, ever so swiftly released their 2nd release...the EP called "Staring at the Sun." An EP about the mind and how a human being can go through stages of love & post-psychotic-ness. As they live and frolic in los angeles, they are now working on another full length LP to be released in the next couple of months....but until then, they remain as Mr.Elevator & the Brain Hotel.
"Make a point to catch the doo-wop/new wave/garage-pop of RAVI SHAVI; the quartet was chosen to open the recent Deer Tick/Joe Fletcher post-Folk Fest show at Newport Blues Café. One spin through 'Indecisions' (WBRU should be all over this one) and it's no surprise these guys are McCauley-approved." -Chris Conti (The Providence Phoenix)
Listen up, youngblood, Dirty Fences is some serious sh*t and buckwild, influenced by T. Rex, Motorhead, GG Allin, Troggs, Hasil Adkins and The Saints.
D.espicable I.gnorant N.asty O.le S.hitstirrers
JACKSONVILLE'S FIRST AND ONLY ROCK AND ROLL BAND
The band was unintentionally founded by El Segundo natives Joo-Joo Ashworth (guitar, vocals) and Jeff Fribourg (omnichord), who each graduated from El Segundo High School in 2012 and 2008, respectively.
"Frothing at the gash" is a crude Australian idiom which combines the phrase "frothing at the mouth" with a slang term for vagina: gash, typically referring to a woman who is eager to have sex.
Let the giggles abound, but Froth's music is just as good and nasty as its vulgar roots. They're blending a delicious combination of '60s garage, psych, surf, low-fi, and shoegaze drenched in Ashworth's exaggerated lyrical compositions bathed in washed out, heady vocals. Maybe some Country Joe & the Fish, Creation, and general '60s nuggets from the old school, mixed with some Brian Jonestown Massacre, Black Angels, and Entrance Band from the newer school. It's a neo-psychedelic sound quite popular in parts of Europe currently, as well as throughout Los Angeles – which is where Froth has taken it. They're presently based in Echo Park.
#1 Rockin' band in the entire World... Like the prow of a mighty ship cutting through a sea of turd, Lecherous Gaze carry on the legacy of bands like the MC5 and Black Flag to bring dangerously heavy rock back to the masses.
Everyone talks about rock these days, the problem is they forget about the roll" - Keith Richards. The BIRDWINGS is a four piece rock band from Nashville that picked up on this advice, and learned how to roll. Channeling influences of Chuck Berry, The Faces, Gram Parsons and more, the BIRDWINGS have quickly hit the ground running since their inception in summer of 2012. Staying busy through short tours of the South, the band is in the works of a brand new album scheduled for its release in the summer of 2013. Yet to be titled, the album looks to open new doors for the group, while providing a platform for more tours. Complied from groups across the nation such as The Booze, The Fantastic Harlan Jones Band, Tim Lee 3 and Thieves, the BIRDWINGS promise to play your town and give you some much needed roll with your rock.
San Fran Glam
Daniel Deckebach and Robert Sarabia.
Cy Barkley & The Way Outsiders
"surf fuzz demons hangin' ten on a tsunami-sized wave of don't give a fuck!"
Gorgeous formed one lonesome night when the moon was low and the air cool and a couple friends fantasized that the world could look different if they helped people see it differently.
Hailing from Tennessee, Cheap Time have been around in one incarnation or another since 2006. The nucleus of the band has always been Jeffrey Novak who writes and sings the songs, as well as playing guitar and keyboards (and who also has a healthy solo career on the side). The band began with Jemina Pearl and Nathan Vasquez from the band Be Your Own Pet rounding out the line up - theirs was a sound of a teen punk band with more attitude than musicianship, owing more than a little to early Redd Kross. By the time the band recorded their debut album, the lineup had changed completely and, in addition to improved musicianship, Novak brought in influences of 70's glam and power pop bands like Sparks and The Quick. The band followed this up with more line up changes and a sophomore album, Fantastic Explanations (and Similar Situations), that was darker, moodier and more complex than it's predecessor.
Cheap Time has always been a quintessential sum of its parts, an equal part being the low-fi bombast that they employ to scuzz-up their otherwise lightweight brand of simplified 1970's glam punk that's delivered with an expected amount of adolescent snottery with a strong sense of sing-songy cohesion, mostly dissected into two minute blasts of sound. The third album, Wallpaper Music, received rave reviews and the band have been touring constantly for the past year, most recently with Social Distortion and the legendary Mudhoney, but will head out on their own this winter, touring the UK, Europe and the US/Canada.
The new album, 'Exit Smiles', is released November 19th through In The Red Records.
"Hypnotic kraut-rock repetition and plentiful solo breaks....Cheap Time channel their frustration into quite convincing and ferocious explosions." Alternative Press
"Tennessee glam-snots (and Jay Reatard faves) outgrow their ilk, unload a thorny, at times mesmeric mess." Spin.com
"...a heavy dose of pure punk dirtiness." CMJ.com
"..effusive, infectious, and full of bratty swagger." The AV Club
"...a depth and resonance that most garage punk records can't muster. You can listen to it a lot without burning it out, and in fact, it gets better the further you get from the surface." Dusted
Birdcloud met in Murfreesboro and immediately didn't like eachother. At a party in 2009 they had some whiskeys and became friends and started dicking around on guitar, writing their first song, a song about going down on your best friend, now lost to the sands of time. Despite a lukewarm reception at Nashville's Bluebird Cafe, they have been sitting on eachother's faces ever since, showing eachother their bruises and generally doing whatever they want when it works out that way.
Hank Wood & The Hammerheads
What’s ferocious and fun as fuck? Distorted Farfisa-fueled garage punk grounded with sick guitar riffs, auxiliary trashcan percussion and fronted by a scary, snarling madman. Hank Wood and the Hammerheads is just that. They roll with Toxic State Records, stand out NYC punk label that is putting out pretty much anything in the realm that matters right now. But these dudes stand out in their own way, bringing groovy and dangerously catchy elements to the heavy, nasty and brutal rock and roll sound Toxic State is known for bringing to light. Hank Wood & the Hammerheads are definitely more on the garage rock side of the fence but they throw bigger rocks than anyone, or at least they did. People on the street are saying that Hank Wood and the Hammerheads just played their last show but what the fuck do they know? Just listen up, get your hands on a copy of their new “GO HOME” LP and lose you’re goddamned mind.
Las Rosas are tres hombres. That's ZZ Top for three dudes. Jose Boyer is a Mexican from Mexico. He used to play bass in a band called Harlem who had a pretty cool LP on a pretty cool label called Matador. After going on a psychedelic journey brought on by consuming some bad shellfish he decided that he was done with bass and wanted to play guitar and sing. He immediately called up his long-time musical collaborator and relaxation aficionado, Christopher "Fort" Lauderdale and asked him if he wanted hit some drums. He did. Still in need of a bassist Jose and Christopher scoured OK Cupid for nearly 45 minutes. That's when they came upon Jose Aybar. Even though he was Dominican they still liked him. Not only did Jose A. share the same name as Jose B., but he also plays with Brooklyn lifer/legends Wild Yaks and does an amazing Denzel Washington impression. This seemed cool to Jose B. and Christopher. So they asked him out and it got serious. They released a self-titled EP, and followed it up with a cassette tape called "Flowers In The Sun" on Burger Records. Pretty cool.
If you wanted to lump Atlanta's Turf War in with fellow Southern-tinged slacker punks like The Black Lips and Deer Tick, you certainly could. They make a similarly high-powered sort of catchy, sweat-soaked rock 'n' roll, they've worked with Black Lips' Ian St. Pe, and they've opened for Diamond Rugs — that's the largely Nashville-based side project of St. Pe and Deer Tick's John McCauley. But perhaps more than any of the aforementioned acts, Turf War makes the kind of unapologetically aggressive and urgent pop music that was the stock-in-trade of alt-rock forebears The Replacements. And like The 'Mats, Turf War is known for putting on a full-bore, beer-fueled live show.
Although the Magnolia Housing Projects have long been demolished, a light post still stands at the corner where youth like Vockah Redu (Javocca Davis) gathered to rap and create beats. The light post marks one of the birthplaces of Bounce music, a genre of rap specific to New Orleans that has invigorated crowds throughout the South. Vockah Redu and the Cru animate the stage with their dynamic revival of dance, music, and art from the street corner to the club. More than your typical hip-hop act, this theatrical performance sets the stage for a sweaty hands down booty up good time, transforming any party, bar, or dance floor in your neighborhood.
The original Cru formed in 1997 and was composed of the Ave Girls; Joi Jadah (Joi Denise Sessions), Teedy Booh (Tasha Marie Butler), Ninny (Shanita Davis), Grahonda Pooh (Madonna Melissa Oliver). Currently the Cru is com- posed of Shortee Whop (Glendell Weir), Energyzah (Clarence Mosley), and Taveion Rodeo (Donte Brown). The Cru dominates the stage with electrifying choreography, costumery, skits, and superb street style.
From Walker (vox):
We started practicing as a full band almost exactly a year ago. Our drummer, Henry, and our bass player, Sam, wanted to start a band that had early Discharge and Brazilian influences, then they got Eugene, who is the drummer of Perdition, to play guitar. They started practicing in Eugene’s room with tiny little amps and a wooden spool with plastic buckets attached to it as drums. They recorded an instrumental demo tape and then I started practicing with them, singing random shit into an acorn while we practiced. We added lyrics, then had our first show in September and recorded the demo. On a side note, no one seems to think this, but I’d say my biggest influence on singing is Battalion of Saints. We all grew up together and got into punk together, all local NYC/Brooklyn. Now we practice in Brooklyn at the same spot as Perdition and Dawn of Humans at the house of half of the band Question. Sam and Eugene are also in Dawn of Humans.
The Shine Brothers
If The Everly Brothers were invited to The Birthday Party, The Shine Brothers, a liberal dose of melodic mayhem, would be the party favor. Waving the 'psych-my-delic' banner, The Shine Brothers achieve an alchemic balance of sunshine pop song structures and howling devilish rhythms, crowned by dirty woven vocal harmonies. The Shine Brothers' ensemble include Nate Ryan (formerly of The Black Angels), Colin Ryan, Oakley Munson, and Ryan Rapsys.
If yer from New Orleans, you may remember this band in its most primitive form around 2000, with vocals courtesy of Mike Bevis (Gimp, Star of Kaos), Holly Peters (ex-Hawg Jaw) on bass, Paul Webb (Spickle, Mountain of Wizard, Clearlight) on drums, and Gary Mader (Hawg Jaw, Eyehategod, Outlaw Order) on guitar. Fast forward six or seven years. under the same name, drummer Paul Webb and guitarist Gary Mader reform the band as a recording project that would "do as little as possible" over an indefinite period of time. After assembling a full set over the course of three or four years, in fall 2010, Grant Tom (HAARP, Da Capa Preta, Mountain of Wizard) joined on bass, and the final addition, Matt Muscle (Mangina, TIREFIRE) joined several months before their first show in Oct 2011.
Dawn Of Humans
Hardcore punk from NYC with a maniac on vocals
Though the founders of Black Linen, Randy Michael and Pietro DiGennaro, are perhaps best known as ex-members of the Booze, their new band is chasing a different set of sounds from the 1960s.
Michael has described the sound of the duo's recordings, on which DiGennaro drums and he plays everything else, as being inspired by the films of Quentin Tarantino. While the Booze's music was often compared to the Rolling Stones, and shared the British Invasion's soul and blues influences, Tarantino soundtracks have given further exposure to other rock subgenres from the same era, ranging from surf guitar legend Dick Dale to retro-leaning modern acts like Francophile songbird April March.
For live shows, the duo usually reunites with their former Randy Michael & the Sharp Dressed Lads bandmate, bassist Adam Anzio. Filling out the rest of the lineup has been more of a challenge, which Michael chalks up to his change in musical direction. "People have been weird about playing with us because they don't get what we're doing," he says. "I would kill for a Hammond/Moog player just because I used a lot of it on the record."
— Bobby Moore, Creative Loafing Atlanta
I haven't come across a FUZZ BENT CAVE STOMPING GARAGE PUNK BAND THIS EXCITING ALL YEAR LONG!forget just living in the past with those old CRYPT, SYMPATHY and NORTON lps, PAINT FUMES ARE THE NOW SOUND! Taking their demented crazed rock n roll up to ELEVEN, they're a molotov cocktail of nofi killed-by-death punk and nuggets-era psychotic garage reaction. - (Tiny Grooves)
Citizen Blast Kane
In 1987 Amerika Bambaataa (jungle animal communicator), and Rick More Anus (habitual regatta winner) studied the film Jungle Virgin Force and consumed mass quantities of flavor drink. In 2010 Citizen Blast Kane was born. Rick More Anus learned to play his guitar machine by watching Frank Stallone, and Steven Seagull do it first. Amerika Bambaataa took to studying mannerisms from early Corey Haim films, embracing all that's Haim for money and profit and which it stands. Other members include Dr. Yes and Gravy Face Pow Pow
Ashville Surf with sax
Meltasia Music Festival, The Black Lips, Nik Turner's Hawkwind, Bloodshot Bill, Quintron & Miss Pussycat, Shannon and the Clams, Daddy Long Legs, Cherie Currie, Black Oak Arkansas, Shazzula, Danava, The Coathangers, Gringo Star with The Barreracudas, Apache, Atlantic Thrills, Expo 70, Biters, Ice Balloons, White Mystery, JP5, Zoner...
Friday, September 5 · Doors 12:00 PM at Cherokee Farms