Ralph Fest 4 - The Grifters
The Attack, The Hamiltons, Shyster, Bring Back Joel, Paddington Ambush, The Ludes, Throcket Luther, Nervous Turkey
54 North Orange Ave
Orlando, FL, 32801
This event is 18 and over
Watch & Listen
The band originally formed in the late 1980s as A Band Called Bud, with vocalist/guitarist Scott Taylor, bassist Tripp Lamkins, and drummer Dave Shouse. After being renamed the Grifters (after the novel by Jim Thompson) by 1990, Shouse joined Taylor on guitar, with Stanley Gallimore taking over on the drums. Songwriting duties were shared between Shouse, Taylor and Lamkins. For several years in the 1990s they recorded primarily at Easley McCain Recording and were closely affiliated with Memphis's Shangri-La Records label for a time. Jeff Buckley was a vocal supporter of The Grifters and was close friends with the band.
Classic, face-smashing, broken bottle punk is all but lost on the Pitchfork-worshipping, women's jeans-wearing masses whose idea of youth rebellion is going to see American Idiot on Broadway. Well, with that being said, allow yourself to feel the old school fury of the Attack. Formed by Charlie Bender, one-time frontman for the Orlando, Florida-based ska band the Spitvalves, and his partner in the acclaimed screen printing company Enemy Ink, Brad Palkevich, on guitar alongside bassist Mikey Cortes and drummer Tito Esquiaqui, this quartet delivers the kind of vintage melodic hardcore that will take true punkers right back to the days of CBGB's Sunday matinees on Of Nostalgia and Rebellion, a self-released call-to-arms featuring 12 tracks loaded with punishing breakdowns, gang-style singalongs, and riffs as crushing as a curb sandwich. Fans of the Cro-Mags, Lifetime, and Agnostic Front will certainly relish in the rage of such key tracks as "Prove It", "Matters", and an incendiary cover of CCR's "Bad Moon Rising" that just might prove John Fogerty had roots in punk rock after all.
Shyster was conceived back in May of '93 in Orlando, FL under the influence of north and south California punk. The fiery and uptempo quartet created a following through a series of demo cassettes, albums ("Say Uncle," 1996; "February," 1998), compilations (including locally produced "Spirit of '99" and "Making Friends with Punk"), and through the impact of their shows. For Ralphfest 4, Mike Levin and Wes Snowden, who now play in The New Lows, are joined by late-Shyster collaborators, Henry Daviero and Micky Michalec.
Due to the proximity of Florida to the Caribbean, the members of Paddington Ambush have firsthand experience witnessing & performing true island music of the Caribbean!
Most American "reggae type" bands today blend elements of contemporary musical styles to Caribbean grooves thus reinventing or branching off the Reggae tree.
The music of Paddington Ambush unequivocally feeds from the tree, taking influence from Culture, Peter Tosh, Black Uhuru, Toots & The Maytals, Don Drummund & The Skatalites, Alpha Blondy, Bounty Killer, Steel Pulse, Burning Spear, Israel Vibration, Sly & Robbie and producers Lee "Scratch" Perry, Bunny Lee & Osborne 'King Tubby' Ruddock.
Reunion show from the now-defunct local 90's rock band.
Nervous Turkey spawned the night before Thanksgiving 2006 at Stoney's Lounge (on Hooker's Point) in Tampa, FL. The harp driven, organ and drum trio started w/ a Blues foundation but quickly developed their signature "Greased Roll 'n Soul" sound, incorporating elements of Soul, Rock 'n Roll, Gospel, Funk, Americana, Folk, and even some Carnival tones. Featuring the raucous vocals and fierce harp playing of Ernie Locke, this trio delivers a one of a kind stage show!
Tickets Available at the Door
All proceeds go to the Ralph Ameduri Jr. Music Scholarship through the foundation for Seminole Country public schools. All lineups and times subject to change
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Social Pre-game: $3.50 U-call-it for the first hour. Includes everything, Jack Daniels, Crowne, Greygoose, Fireball, Pinnacle, Knob Creek, Jameson.... anything we carry for the first hour!!!! Beer & Shot: Buy any beer and get any shot for $5 all night.