The NEW Brick by Brick presents
Voodoo Glow Skulls and Guttermouth with special guests
Against The Grain, The New Addiction
1130 Buenos Ave
San Diego, CA, 92110
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 8:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
Guttermouth is an American punk rock band formed in 1988 in Huntington Beach, California and currently recording for Volcom Entertainment. They have released nine full-length studio albums and two live albums and have toured extensively, including performances on the Vans Warped Tour. They are infamous for their outrageous lyrics and behavior which are deliberately explicit, offensive and intended to shock, though usually in a humorous and sarcastic manner. This behavior has sometimes resulted in high-profile problems for the band, such as being banned from performing in Canada for a year and leaving the 2004 Warped Tour amidst controversy over their political views and attitudes towards other performers.
In 2005 drummer Ty Smith left Guttermouth to focus on his new band Bullets and Octane and was replaced by Ryan Farrell. Bass player Kevin Clark departed the following year and founding member Clint Weinrich returned to the group. This lineup recorded the band's tenth album Shave the Planet, released in 2006 by Volcom Entertainment. The album found the band once again using their brand of humorous punk rock to poke fun at a number of subjects. Guttermouth continues to tour and perform in support of the album.
Voodoo Glow Skulls
In their sixteen years of existence, the Voodoo Glow Skulls have an impressive list of achievements. Seven albums, one million records sold, appearances in exotic locations like Brazil and Japan as well as the creation of a record store, record label, recording studio and a music venue attests to the remarkable creativity and energy of the band. Formed in 1988, Voodoo Glow Skulls meshed hardcore punk, traditional ska, tough guitar riffs and the Mexican music of their roots to create the prototype for the West Coast ska-core sound, influencing a wide range of bands from Sublime to No Doubt. Unflinchingly honest, their songs often used humor to comment on harsh political realities – from racial inequity to unrest overseas. Singing in both Spanish and English, Voodoo Glow Skulls' bilingual musical tradition has been a hallmark of the band since they began.
Titled Adicción, Tradición, y Revolución, the new album is self produced and recorded (in their Dog Run Studios), and contains some of their most rocking, candid music ever. "Adicción refers to our feelings about music, we have hardcore fans who consider our music to be both unique and addicting," Frank explains. "Tradición signifies the fact that we've been together as a musical family for this long, and have not really changed. Also, we have always tried to include our Latin roots in our music, either by writing songs in Spanish or incorporating musical ideas that we grew up with. Latinos have a very strong sense of tradition, and we are very aware of it. Finally, Revolución because we have always tried to steer clear of trends – we are somewhat of a musical revolution in that our music is unique, even hard to copy."
The core of the band since the beginning has been the three Casillas brothers, Frank, Eddie and Jorge, joined by drummer Jerry O'Neill and Brodie Johnson on trombone. The current line-up boasts a three horn section for the first time in six years. The lyrics are a collaboration between, "Eddie, a notepad and a pen, and myself," Frank jokes, and they run the gamut, from the hilarious send up of Jerry's girlfriend on "Dee Dee Don't Like Ska" to the political commentary in "We Represent". "Touring in some of the out-of-the-way places we have been, in some cases we are the first Americans they have dealt with directly. The negative feedback on the U.S. government is pretty universal, and disturbing." said Frank. "Smile Now, Cry Later" is their take on a rock steady song, with a killer groove. "Ghetto Blaster" indicts the corporate music industry and the force feeding of the masses. Every Voodoo Glow Skulls album contains one cover – their latest is a traditional ska version of the Guns N' Roses classic "Used To Love Her"!
With a list of accomplishments that might make some bands ready to slow their pace, the band shows no signs of slowing down. A full West Coast tour will be followed by a trip to Brazil to headlining the Punk Rock Show festival on Halloween, and another U.S. tour immediately follows. Voodoo Glow Skulls legendary live shows are full of searing horns, grinding guitars and throaty growls – and no one plays super tight ska faster than these veterans. Adicción, Tradición, y Revolución rocks harder than ever – Voodoo Glow Skulls dubbed their sound "California street music" – a perfect description of their high octane mix of rock, punk, ska and hardcore.
Against The Grain
ATG ( Against the Grain) is a 4 piece band out of The Motor City.. They are a Speed Rock band blazing through the US with their brand of Gear-shifting Balls to the Wall music that incorporates all things heavy from Punk, Rock n roll, Doom and thrash culminated together for one huge sound of a rock n roll musical speed-ball. Putting rock music at the forefront, and leaving behind any pretentious gimmick to the side ATG plans on being being heard.
The New Addiction
From the ashes of Larger Than Life there was... The New Addiction.
Prior to coming together as a three piece to form TNA, Justin Linn, Roland Ware, and Tony Danger were known under their previous moniker Larger Than Life. Formed over the summer in 1998 and as one of the premiere DIY bands coming out of their Southern California stomping ground, Larger Than Life released four records independently, earning two nominations for best punk album at the San Diego Music Awards in 2002 for "If Tomorrow Never Came" and again in 2005 for "And The Band Played On."
Gathering an almost cult like following, the guys toured nationally sharing the stage with such acts as Yellowcard, Taking Back Sunday, Sugarcult, Rufio, Brand New, The Movielife, Rooney, and many more, as well as with Simple Plan at MTV's "Chiller
Beach" in 2002.
After releasing their fourth album "And The Band Played On" in late March of ''05 the band went out that summer unofficially on the Van's Warped Tour, selling 6,000 records on their own, playing more than half the dates. In late December of that same year it was released in Japan where it sold 1,500 units in two months. It was at this point, however, the band decided it was time to move on and call it quits... with the three main songwriters and driving force behind the band forming, The New Addiction.
Right away the guys began working on songs that would become their first TNA release, "No Progress Without Change," again done completely DIY, tracking half the record in their own home. With overtones reaching from The Police to Elvis Costello, The New Addiction utilize they're love of rock 'n' roll (past and present) to mend aggressive music and catchy melodies with heartfelt lyrics and dazzling harmonies.
Get ready for rehab... because The New Addiction is back in town!