Fri, Nov 13
Sun, Nov 15
2015 Elm Street Music & Tattoo Festival
Reverend Horton Heat, Leftöver Crack, Agnostic Front, The Bronx, Mariachi El Bronx, JFA, Poison Idea, Revolution Mother, The Briefs, Jim Heath (solo, not acoustic), Riverboat Gamblers, Lower Class Brats, Negative Approach, FANG, Hellshock, Biters, Mind Spiders, Video, Los Skarnales, The Hellions (TXHC), Sealion, Wild//Tribe, Dog Company, TIKI BANDITS, Dirty Kid Discount, Vandoliers, Slimy Member, Matt Hillyer (of Eleven Hundred Springs), Ricochet (MI), Altercation Punk Comedy Tour w/ JT HABERSAAT, Punk Rock Karaoke
2713 Canton Street
Dallas, TX, 75226
Doors 12:00 PM / Show 7:00 PM
This event is all ages
2015 Elm Street Music & Tattoo Festival
Friday the 13th, tattoos & live music! Weekend passes ($50) & Day Passes ($25) are on sale now!!!
4 nights of music, 3 days of tattoo convention!!! Over 40 tattooers from all over and 30+ bands take over The Bomb Factory, Trees & Three Links in Deep Ellum!
Thursday November 11 (Trees & Three Links)
Agnostic Front / Poison Idea
Lower Class Brats / Hellshock / Wild//Tribe
Dog Company / Ricochet / Butcher
Friday November 13 (Bomb Factory & Three Links)
Reverend Horton Heat / Mariachi El Bronx
JFA / The Briefs / Negative Approach / Fang
Los Skarnales / The Hellions / Vandoliers
Altercation Punk Comedy Tour
Saturday November 14 (Bomb Factory & Three Links)
Leftover Crack / The Bronx
Riverboat Gamblers / Mind Spiders / Video
Sealion / Dirty Kid Discount / Slimy Member
Punk Rock Karaoke
Sunday November 15
Jim Heath (Solo, not acoustic) / Revolution Mother
Tiki Bandits / Matt Hillyer
Reverend Horton Heat
Loaded guns, space heaters, and big skies. Welcome to the lethal littered landscape of Jim Heath's imagination. True to his high evan- gelical calling, Jim is a Revelator, both revealing & reinterpreting the country-blues-rock roots of Ameri- can music. He's a time-travelling space-cowboy on a endless inter- stellar musical tour, and we are all the richer & "psychobillier" for get- ting to tag along.
Seeing REVEREND HORTON HEAT live is a transformative ex- perience. Flames come off the gui- tars. Heat singes your skin. There's nothing like the primal tribal rock & roll transfiguration of a Rever- end Horton Heat show. Jim be- comes a slicked-back 1950′s rock & roll shaman channeling Screamin' Jay Hawkins through Buddy Holly, while Jimbo incinerates the Stand- Up Bass. And then there are the "Heatettes". Those foxy rockabilly chicks dressed in poodle-skirts and cowboy boots slamming the night away. It's like being magically transported into a Teen Exploita- tion picture from the 1950′s that's currently taking place in the future.
Listening to the REVEREND HOR- TON HEAT is tantamount to injecting pure musical nitrous into the hot-rod engine of your heart. The Reverend's commandants are simple.
AND LIVE TRUE.
And no band on this, or any other, planet rocks harder, drives faster, or lives truer than the Reverend Horton Heat. These "itinerant preachers" actually practice what they preach. They live their lives by the Gospel of Rock & Roll.
From the High-Octane Spaghet- ti-Western Wall of Sound in "Big Sky" — to the dark driving frenetic paranoia of "400 Bucks" – to the brain-melting Western Psyche- delic Garage purity of "Psychobilly Freakout" — The Rev's music is the perfect soundtrack to the Drive-In Movie of your life.
Jim Heath & Jimbo Wallace have chewed up more road than the Google Maps drivers. For twenty- five Psychobilly years, they have blazed an indelible, unforgettable, and meteoric trail across the globe with their unique blend of musical virtuosity, legendary showman- ship, and mythic imagery.
"Okay it's time for me to put this loaded gun down, jump in my Five- Oh Ford, and nurture my pig on the outskirts of Houston. I'll be bring- ing my love whip. See y'all later." - Carty Talkington Writer/Director Rev your engines and catch the ser- mon on the road as it's preached by everybody's favorite Reverend. Don't forget to keep an eye out for the 11th studio album from REV- EREND HORTON HEAT, boldly ti- tled Rev, due out January 21st.
This show is general admission w/ festival seating: A few rows of seats are available in the rear of the theatre, but not enough to accommodate all tickets sold. These are available on a first come, first serve basis.
We are ANTI-RACIST, ANTI-SEXIST, ANTI-HOMOPHOBIC, and ANTI-BREEDING but PRO-CHOICE. We are not P.C., but share similar interests... We are simply against ALL forms of Fascism and against the petty infighting that can result in an exclusive scene where the true, terrifying enemies can be put on the back-burner because of our petty differences. I just wish we could unite to fight for the important things in life like freedom and equality and our polluted dying eco-system that we depend on to live. Yes, I mean these wicked corporations & their collusion with our government to feed you lies through the media they control. Wake the fuck up!!! And if you ARE awake or claim to be, please heed my warning that this infighting can result in nothing but the smallest, smug sense of self-righteousness and the alienation of people that truly want to help (most of the time, a few bad apples aren't even usually that bad). Well, I can dream, can't I or is thought-crime being enforced finally!!! Throw away the key. For a finely detailed explanation about our views on police, prisons, border police/immigration policies and the greed and corruption that fuel these loathsome enterprises, I can't recommend the following book highly enough: 'Lockdown America: Police and Prisons in the Age of Crisis' by Christian Parenti (the son of Michael Parenti [the man whose spoken word quotes we used in the record:'No GODS/NO MANAGERS' by Choking Victim] whom also has written many books that have greatly informed our politics). Check back here for shows,recording updates, and other info.
At the dawn of the '80s, New York City was mired in debt and crime, grappling with one of the most trying periods in its history, yet ironically (or perhaps fittingly), its underground music scene was seething with activity like never before. Still reeling from the violent inception and subsequent implosion of punk rock, hundreds of underprivileged kids living in Manhattan and its outlying boroughs began forming rock groups to rail against the everyday trials, dangers, and prejudices of urban existence. As had been happening in other urban centers (most notably L.A. and Washington, D.C.) equally affected by the lean, recession-laced early years of Reaganomics, New York became a melting pot/hub for a flourishing hardcore scene -- a cultural phenomenon that used punk rock as a platform for politically charged, inherently regional musical catharsis.
The Bronx is an American hardcore punk band from Los Angeles formed in 2002. The band's current lineup consists of vocalist Matt Caughthran, guitarists Joby J. Ford and Ken Horne, bass guitarist Brad Magers, and drummer Jorma Vik. They have released fpur eponymous rock albums, and two additional albums of mariachi music under the alter ego Mariachi El Bronx.
Mariachi El Bronx
I don't want to make a mariachi record," guitarist Joby J. Ford said to vocalist Matt Caughthran when songwriting began for what would become the 3rd eponymously titled LP from Los Angeles' Mariachi El Bronx. The singer responded aptly with a pensive "I don't either," and a tone was seemingly set.
The next few months saw the band scrapping more material then they kept. It's an interesting time when an artist, which had previously re-imagined its sound once (see American hardcore punk band, The Bronx), attempts to re-imagine their signature sound yet again. On (III) the focus to excel as a tradition ensemble have disappeared. The teetering of can or cannot is brazenly disregarded and the genre playbook sits idly next to the instruments it used to command – dusty and unread.
This time around the band approached writing from a different direction. They dusted off old sequencers, synths, and an ARP and began to create soundscapes they would tack their music against – hammering and bending parts against each other in order to create a harmonious environment. Energized by this fusion of traditional melodies and modern ambience the band decided to follow the imaginary rabbit down its hole and embraced the sonic mash. Rather then make a mariachi record they aimed to create a mariachi inspired album.
Fast forward to January 2014. The band set up camp at Haunted Hallow Studios in Charlottesville, Virginia — a surreal private countryside location with absolutely no cellphone reception, but plenty of strange sculptures and miles of woods in every direction. Mariachi El Bronx (Matt Caughthran, Joby J. Ford, Jorma Vik, Brad Magers, Ken Horne, Vincent Hidalgo and Ray Suen) spent two weeks with producer John Avila (Oingo Boingo) cutting the meat of the album before returning to LA to wrap up the loose ends. Certain tones echo through this 10 song LP – the feel of a band coming into their own, extending the proverbial middle finger to tradition (and backing it up 100%).
Commentary of social unrest is prominent on tracks like "New Beat" and "Sixes And Sevens" and reflection on life experiences peppers the album with tracks like "Wildfires" and "High Tide." "Nothing's Changed" sees a surprise visit from DJ Bonebreak (X) on marimbas and harp virtuoso Willie Acuña (Mariachi Sol de Mexico) guests on "Raise The Dead."
Mixed by Rob Schnaph, (III) is available on November 4th in all formats, including day-glo orange vinyl, via ATO Records in the US, PIAS Records in the UK and across Europe and Cooking Vinyl Records in Australia and New Zealand.
JFA (Jodie Foster's Army) is a hardcore punk band formed in 1981, with roots in Arizona and in Southern California skateboard culture. The original members include Brian Brannon (vocals), Don Redondo (guitar), Michael Cornelius (bass), and Mike "Bam-Bam" Sversvold (drums). Alan Bishop of Sun City Girls also played bass for a while. The band was pivotal in the development of the skate punk and Skate Rock scenes. Over the years, the lineup has included many bass players and drummers but the core of Brannon and Redondo has remained constant.
Jerry A - Vocals Eric 'Vegetable' Olson-Guitar Brandon Bentley-Guitar Chris "Spider" Carey-Bass
Nihilistic Portland, OR, hardcore outfit Poison Idea was formed in 1980 by frontman Jerry A., guitarist Tom Roberts, bassist Chris Tense, and drummer Dean Johnson. The group debuted three years later with the EP Pick Your King, cramming 13 songs into a 16-minute time frame; the Record Collectors Are Pretentious Assholes EP followed in 1985, fine-tuning the band's blistering sound and fatalistic worldview. Thanks to their notoriously insatiable diet of drugs, alcohol, and junk food, the members of Poison Idea all ballooned past the 300-pound mark by the time of the 1986 full-length Kings of Punk, with Roberts -- who now tipped the scales at an impressive 450 pounds -- rechristening himself Pig Champion in honor of the occasion. Tense and Johnson were then dismissed from the lineup, although the former returned in time for 1987's War All the Time, recorded with second guitarist Eric "Vegetable" Olsen and drummer Steve "Thee Slayer Hippy" Hanford; Tense was then replaced by bassist Mondo for 1988's Filthkick EP. Both the Darby Crash Rides Again and Ian MacKaye EPs followed a year later, another period of roster tumult which made way for the addition of guitarist Kid Cocksman (soon replaced by Aldine Striknine) and bassist Myrtle Tickner. Poison Idea returned in 1990 with Feel the Darkness, with a series of live releases (the Official Bootleg EP, the Live in Vienna EP, and the Dutch Courage LP) preceding 1992's Blank Blackout. A collaboration with Jeff Dahl appeared a year later, concurrent with the covers album Pajama Party; however, in the wake of Pig Champion's subsequent departure Poison Idea disbanded, releasing their June 6, 1993, farewell gig at Portland's La Luna as Pig's Last Stand.
Just because Revolution Mother has been dormant since the end of their last tour in 2009 doesn't mean this hard charging Southern California rock outfit is done. Far from it, in fact.
"The plan was to take a short break, no one expected that to be as long as it's been, it just worked out that way," says frontman Mike Vallely, who spent his time away from the band maintaining his long standing status as one of professional skateboarding's most electrifying athletes, and fronting the legendary Black Flag. But as the saying goes, you can't keep a good band down, and Revolution Mother's time has come again. "The good news is that we're able to come back together now even more focused as a band and as people then we were previously."
The motivation for the band's resurgence is the undeniable lure that Vallely and his main Rev Mutha partner, guitarist Jason Hampton, feel at the prospect of getting back on the road.
"Our music definitely starts and thrives in a live in environment. The band is, always was, and always will be a live band…an experience. And so our songwriting, identity and sensibilities start there," explains Vallely. "It all comes out of a friendship and a creative relationship between Jason and I, that I greatly value. And of course, seeing people rock out to what we're laying down is always a joyous thing."
The band is fully recharged, returning with Colin Buis on bass and now featuring Blag Flag drummer Brandon Pertzborn, and is looking forward to a new year of touring and writing new material. Of course there's more than enough music from Revolution Mother's catalog—their debut EP Enjoy The Ride (2005), and the LPs Glory Bound (2007) and Rollin' With The Mutha (2009)—to fuel a full live set, but the same drive that's pushing them back on the road is also igniting the desire to write and record new music. It's all part of the band's renewed forward momentum.
"New material is the works, along the same track for sure, but evolved," assures Vallely. "We always strive to move forward in everything we do—get better at it. Revolution Mother was onto something when we went on a hiatus, and we've been sorely missed. From that perspective I see more doors opening to us than not. Actually, I think the time away has been beneficial to us. I feel like we have an audience that has finally caught up to, and values, what we're laying down."
The fall of 2000 was a time of innocence. Clinton was President. The Twin Towers were still standing. And Bob Seger still had his dignity. Then the Briefs burst onto the scene like a neutron bomb with the audaciously titled "Hit After Hit" and the punk rock landscape was changed forever.
Their '77-style pop punk is loud, raucous and fierce, yet cohesive and hooky and hilarious. The Briefs are like a team of Chinese acrobats falling down the stairs on purpose. And when I say "pop" I mean popular in the broadest sense possible. The fifteen year-old mall hottie is a fan, but so is the 40 year-old stalwart with the pristine Undertones collection. Sure The Briefs wear their influences on their sleeve – Adverts, Buzzcocks, Weirdos to name just a few -- but they cop to them like junkies caught tying off in the alley with a skinny tie. They can't help it. It's in their blood. Listen you'll understand. The groove is familiar but they've got a sound that's all their own and uniquely unique. Infectious? Once they get in your ear, there's no getting them out. The Briefs are mother fucking nerve agents for a diseased life.
With their skinny ties, plastic sunglasses, matching bleach-blond dye jobs and bad haircuts, The Briefs take the stage like commandos of the New Wave, retro zombies from the Disco Inferno. Take a good look because once they start to play it's all a blur. This is their secret. It's not what they sound like or what they look like. It's their energy. They'll come to your town and electrify the place. It doesn't matter if they go on first, last or in between. It doesn't matter if it's an all- ages gig, an outdoor music fest, or a shitty little dive bar deep in the heart of Wrongville. The Briefs are one of the hardest working bands in America. They'll play any time, anywhere. They'll pile out of the van and stun the crowd like rioters at a Republican convention.
They have so much energy, it's hard to believe they're from Seattle. The city that put lattes and flannel on the map. A place so dull it's known for rain. The Briefs still make Seattle their home, but they've come a long way since their debut record, and they're still cranking out hits. They've played the Wasted Festival in the UK, the Warped Tour in the USA, and a gang of shows in between. True to their "on tour for the indefinite future" motto, they've been back to Europe where they sold out the biggest tour they've booked so far across the UK, Germany, Italy, and France and have since been back on US soil and are on their second US tour in the last 8 monthes, this time with Pyschobilly sensations, The Horrorpops and will be appearing at select dates including the 2006 Bumbershoot festival in their hometown this summer and beyond.
Years later they're still poor and still weird but their fans are so much richer for the shitload of records they've put out along way. If you're hungry for more history, BYO re-releasd "Hit After Hit" and "Off the Charts" so now you can listen to what you've been missing, but start with their newest record: "Steal Yer Heart." It's got 12 tracks of pure punk rock pandemonium. If their last record, "Sex Objects" was full of political mischief, an antidote for these tumultuous times, "Steal yer Heart" is a dysfunctional love song, a reflection of the challenges that come with spending half your life on the road.
There's the anthem-ish "Criminal Youth," the hilarious "Getting Hit on at the Bank," and the blistering "Can't Get Through." And then there's "I Can't Work" a song so nerve-jangled and strange it feels like audio panic attack. Even the newest member, Stevie Kicks of the New Town Animals from Vancouver BC, puts in a turn at lead vocals with "Forty & Above." Romance schmomance (fictional or otherwise). The Brief's new record is a platter full of anti-love songs for anyone who has ever had a bad case of rotten love. Think of it as a soundtrack for tenderhearted hooligans and sweet-as-sin heartbreakers to break up by. Just give it a spin and you'll come crawling back for more.
2007 brought even more changes to the quartet as the realities of such subject matters they've been lauded for writing about in their songs came around. Being "Poor and Weird" or knowing "I Can't Work" were becoming obstacles in each of their personal lives. After long touring stints the previous year in support of "Steal Yer Heart", the band returned to Seattle to regroup. Months later, the official "story" on what the status of the band remained a mystery until the announcement of a European tour with the Misfits in the UK and a full European tour for the fall of 2007. As a follow up to the delightful news that the band were indeed still active, the release of "The Greatest Story Ever Told", a movie about the band was announced for the fall of 2007. As a bonus, a 2nd disc will include rare live recordings of some of the bands' most popular hits. What the future holds for this band remains, to some degree, a mystery, but what is for certain is that 4 lps, countless singles, tours, and now, a DVD movie means that the band is most definitely here to stay.
The Riverboat Gamblers are a punk rock band originally from Denton, Texas but now residing in Austin, Texas. The band first received attention from major record labels after their energetic and rowdy showcase at the 2003 South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival in Austin, Texas, but the band ultimately signed with indie label Gearhead Records.
In 2005 they were signed to Volcom Entertainment and performed a stint on the 2005 Warped Tour, where the band was often noticed for its deranged live shows. The silliness of some of the earlier material has given way to a more complex breadth of material about America's maligned. They opened for Rancid and Rise Against in the summer of 2009. They have also appeared on the soundtracks to the videogames Tony Hawk's American Wasteland, Madden 07 and Skate 2. In 2010 they began to perform on the Vans Warped Tour in the United States.
Lower Class Brats
Like a festering sore or a criminal rap sheet, the Lower Class Brats won't go away.
Formed in Austin, Texas in 1995, the Brats hit the scene like a gob of Lone Star loogie and have been spitting like cobras ever since. Brazenly unapologetic and frightfully in-your-face, the band's knuckle-busting brand of safety-pinned street punk has launched a legacy of hostility.
After scraping and stealing (or worse) to release a handful of broke-budget, seven-inch singles, the Brats finally issued their rabidly devoured 1997 debut album, "Rather Be Hated Than Ignored." A promise as much as a threat, "Hated" became a rallying cry for Austin's underground punk scene and served as marching orders for the germinating LCB Army. It also became an Oi! classic.
Sixteen years and multiple albums later (to say nothing of the untold beers, drugs, fights and vomit) the Brats and their tattooed Army remain a growing worldwide disease. Tours across Mexico, Europe, North America, Canada, Japan and elsewhere left a wake of wreckage and won countless new LCB recruits who proudly wear the band's clockwork skull mascot on tattered jackets and deep in their skin.
Today, to the great dismay of polite society, the Brats refuse to slow down or sober up. With new music always ticking like a bomb, the next explosion of chaos, riot and ruin is right around the next piss-stained corner. Consider yourself warned … and invited!
Detroit's Negative Approach, along with Ohio's Necros, were the undisputed champs of Midwestern hardcore in the early to mid-'80s. Legend has it that vocalist John Brannon recruited drummer OP Moore and the guitar/bass team of Rob and Graham McCulloch at a skate park sometime in 1981. Lead by the bald-headed Brannon's hoarse wail, the band concocted an extreme sound devoid of frills that alternated between violent and mean. This was first fully documented in 1982 on their self-titled Touch and Go 7". The band released the more metallic-sounding Tied Down 12" on Touch and Go in 1983, but died out in 1985 as Brannon incubated the Birthday Party blues of Laughing Hyenas.
Unfortunately lacking the more widespread post-hardcore fame of peers Ian McKaye and Henry Rollins, Brannon's Negative Approach has not gotten the later-day due often accorded Minor Threat and Black Flag. Negative Approach was certainly as influential as those two bands, touching everyone from Poison Idea to Sonic Youth to Los Crudos, as well as entire generations of hardcore fans in Boston and New York. The band was also as original and extreme as any early-'80s punk outfit -- the rhythmic crush created by Moore and the McCulloch brothers continues to be an undeniable steel-toe to the face. An essential show and listen for anyone who wants to understand hardcore.
Aside from that whole prison/murder thing - Not a lot is known about Fang, other than they penned one of the best punk songs of all time, "The Money Will Roll Right In," a track that has been covered either in the studio or on-stage by the likes of Nirvana, Mudhoney, and Metallica. Fang hailed from Berkeley, CA, and their peak creative period was during the early '80s, when they released such underground punk favorites as Landshark and Where the Wild Things Are. Although Fang never received the attention that some of their colleagues did, Landshark/Where the Wild Things Are shows that they could riff and snarl with the best of 'em.
FANG is an American hardcore band that formed in Berkeley, California in 1980. They rode the first wave of punk, releasing four successful albums, LANDSHARK in 1982, WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE in 1983, SPUN HELGA in 1985, and A MI GA SFAFAS in 1986. The band initially broke up in 1989 when vocalist Sam Mcbride was incarcerated for murder, but reformed upon his release from prison in 1995. Since then they have had four more successful releases, including 2012's HERE COME THE COPS. They will be flying in to play a string of shows in and around the state of Florida in December, specifically to be present for this film release. Their original guitarist Tom Flynn will also be joining them for this special occasion.
One of only three east coast shows! Hellshock is a Crust Punk band from Portland, Oregon that was formed in 2000. They combine a brand of "Dark" Crust Punk with Hardcore Punk, and Thrash Metal. Lyrically, the band writes almost exclusively about war. The five-piece has ex-members of Remains of the Day, Atrocious Madness, From Ashes Rise, and Detestation.
"In this digital age of disposable razors, disposable relationships and disposable music, anything authentic seems more precious than ever.
Discovering the indigo denim of an old Levi's jacket or an arrowhead in your backyard are some of the joys untold. Biters are a rock and roll band hailing from Hatecity and upon first listen you know they are the real deal. Steeped in rock tradition, this young group blends the alchemic mixture of louder than Hendrix volume with a heaping elixir of pure brutality. If Tom Petty was assaulted by the Sex Pistols while Stiv Bator was pouring the drinks, that scene would approximate the sound of the Biters. Their music winks and nods at tradition but reveals glimmers of future. Biters will take a chunk out of your ass and heart leaving you wanting more." -Nico Constantine
Mark Ryan, Mike Throneberry, Peter Salisbury, and Daniel Fried
TV's Daniel, Gregory, Harpal, Payton
NEW ALBUM 'The Entertainers' out 10/30/15 on Third Man Records
20 years on the Texas music scene, Los Skarnales was started in 1994. The band rose out of the ashes of local punk rock band Desorden with help from original members Felipe Galvan and Jose Rodriguez. Always true to roots music in all forms, Skarnales performs a mixture of ska, reggae, rockabilly, swing, mambo, cumbia, and danzones, all with a punk attitude. Never letting down at a live show, the band has performed extensively throughout the United States and Mexico. Los Skarnales has shared the stage with such artists as Flaco Jimenez, Ozomatli, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, the Aggrolites, Maldita Vecindad, the Slackers, the Specials, Agent Orange and many more. The band now consists of eight members including a full horn section. Along with three full length releases: Vatos Rudos, Suavecito Style, and Pachuco Boogie Sound System, the band has been featured on numerous compilations and live recordings distributed throughout the U.S. and Mexico, including the song “Demasiado Tarde” in the 1999 movie, Sexo, Pudor y Lagrimas. Los Skarnales is on the verge of releasing its Fourth studio album entitled “Dále Shine!” which was recorded in New Orleans. The Album retains the Ska/Reggae feel of previous works, but incorporates more Latin sounds for an energetic mesh that will most definitely keep the bodies moving.
The Hellions (TXHC)
If Jean Michel Basquiat beat the shit out of Norman Rockwell we would be the blood on his knuckles.
STARTED IN DEC 10 2010!! EX UNIT 21 AND TOLAR!! WE JUST COMBINED BOTH BANDS AND STARTED A BIGGER PARTY!
Dog Company was formed in early 2004 with an obvious bone to pick with the status quo... Whether it be the business as usual politics of D.C., or the ever increasing mediocrity of punk rock. Ex-Staggers front man Joe and bassist Matt decided to return to their roots with the no flash, no gimmick, punchy style of punk rock that Dog Company does so well.
With the release of their first official album "Songs of Discontent" in 2008, Dog Company's dissatisfaction with the present state of affairs is acutely displayed. With the average song coming in under two minutes and fifteen seconds, its clear that the motto of "rock 'em in two minutes or don't do it at all" is definitely at work.
Straight out of the gate Dog Co. not only decries against the attack on individuality and personal freedom (With songs like "Product and Demand" and "Content American") but also sing of the unity and values they firmly believe in (with title song "Songs of Discontent"). Do not be mislead though, its not all business. With the sing along "Saturday", Dog Co. shows they are capable of a good time.
Led by the commanding vocals of Joe Blow, and backed by the increased energy of additions Garrett, Shea, and Ron Riot; Dog Company will grab your attention from the first note to the last. In addition to playing with punk legends such as Street Dogs, The Briefs, Lower Class Brats, Vice Squad, Agnostic Front, The Business & Subhumans.
Frank Voodoo - Vox Bandit
Eric Engan - Guitar Bandit
Becca Parks - Becca Bandit
Aaron McCart - Bass bandit
Cuca Escobar - Drum Bandit
50's - 60's covers. Aggressive Oldies,Tiki/Surf/Punk! Featuring Frank, from Voodoo Glow Skulls, and friends!
Dirty Kid Discount
DIRTY KID DISCOUNT is an anarcho-olde-timey-gypsy-punk band from Portland, Oregon. Their music is just as much Eastern European folk as it is aggressive, distorted, gutteral punk fucking rock! It's full of passion and energy. They move and inspire crowds everywhere they play. It doesn't matter if they're playing to an aggro crowd with a band like RANCID or a cultural arts theater or on the street corner busking for spare change - audiences across the country love them! Their fan base crosses boarders from punk to folk and everything in between. Dirty Kid Discount's live performance and record is of high energy, free spirited, melodic and gutteral waltzes about drinking, ancient folklore, and the anti-christ.
Following a handful of releases with his loud and dirty rock trio The Phuss – including 2014's "On the Prowl" – Joshua Fleming took something of a detour with his next project. On New Year's Day Fleming resolved to spend 2015 making a country record.
Not one to throw around terms like supergroup, the ragtag bunch of rockers and longtime country vets – John Pedigo (The O's), Jack Russell (Whiskey Folk Ramblers), Cory Graves (Whiskey Folk Ramblers), Dustin Fleming (Vinyl), Guyton Sanders (The Happy Bullets) and Travis Curry (Armadillo Creek) – is no less super. Nevertheless, the Vandoliers manage to blaze a trail all their own, mixing in healthy doses of honky-tonky and bar rock into its trademark brand of Ameri-Kinda, a genre that they, admittedly, just made up. But then, taking traditional formulas into uncharted territories is part of what makes the band so goddamn fun.
Slimy Member are a four piece dark punk act from Dallas, Texas, founded in late 2013. Their name obviously comes from the title of a song on Rudimentary Peni’s seminal “Death Church” LP. Now, Rudimentary Peni are one of my favorite bands and one of the most insanely good bands of whatever genre you want to place them in (Anarchopunk? Deathrock? 80s hardcore punk? None/all of the above?). Just like their forebears, Slimy Member play a foul, freshly-rotten-from-the-tombs, foetid style of anarcho-deathrock-influenced schizo-punk that is at some points mid-tempo – even downright Sabbath-y or doomy, when it wants to be – and at other times spastic, frenetic, paranoid, out of control. -cvltnation.com
Matt Hillyer (of Eleven Hundred Springs)
Matt Hillyer, also known as “Matt the Cat” and as the leader of Dallas-based and beloved Honky-Tonk band Eleven Hundred Springs is, rather simply, an artist. Few artists stick to a single, narrow path as they wander, viewing things in a philosophically unique way than many non-artist types might.
With the release of Hillyer’s debut solo album, the Lloyd Maines-produced If These Bones Could Talk, we get to see a new side to Hillyer’s country-gold vision, but to be clear, his solo foray isn’t the end of Eleven Hundred Springs, which was formed in 1998, nor is it the death of the rockabilly-flavored Matt the Cat Trio. Hillyer as a solo artist with a fresh group of players, including some buddies from Eleven Hundred Springs, is merely a fascinating, new chapter to a musical life that’s never been conventional, and isn’t going to be anytime soon.
With 11 new songs, all written or co-written by HIllyer except for his rocking, stomping cover of the Everly Brothers’ classic the “Price of Love,” a rare occurrence has taken place. The leader of a popular, established band has branched out to go on a personal, musical vision quest, and has come back with a sound that satisfies on all levels. In some ways, These Old Bones resembles the stone-cold country of his band, but the new collection has increased the sonic value of everything he’s AFFILIATED with, thanks to spreading his tattooed, whiskey-soaked wings a bit.
The notion for a solo record came from a wonderfully personal spot that’s as honest as it is meaningful to Hillyer.
“I was very close with my Grandmother, he says. “She was always pushing me to do it. She loved Eleven Hundred Springs, but she really wanted me to make something with my name on it. So, over the years, it started to seem like a good idea as I did more solo acoustic shows. It also seemed like a good idea for me to have a CD of my own to sell at some of those shows. Then when these songs started to come out in my writing, I really wanted to make this happen.”
While cuts such as “Home is Where the Heartbreak Is” certainly recalls a familiar Buck Owens-esque brightness and “Try Not to Take it So Hard” has the classic Texas Tornadoes playfulness some of Eleven Hundred Springs best tunes boast, one listen to “Dancing With the Moon,” a smooth, soft romancer of a tune, and it’s clear Hillyer’s found another gear of country storytelling that is only the beginning of a new era for him, whether it’s solo, as a trio or leading “Eleven Hondo.” The same can be said for the begging-to-be-two stepped-to “I Still Have a Lot of Falling Left To Go,” as it’s gentle fiddle leads Hillyer through a piano-twinkling sawdust shuffler that doesn’t kick the footlights as hard as some of his other band’s best tunes do.
Hillyer acknowledges the similarities between his past band-related works, but highlights the differences in a manner that’s clear with drama-free simplicity.
“To me it always boils down to the material, he says. “I know there are songs on this album that I would not have put on an Eleven Hundred Springs album. Even the songs that would fit like a glove on an Eleven Hundred Springs album are, for the most part, rooted in very personal places. When the collection of these songs started to really come together it became apparent to me that the majority of them felt like something I was trying to say independent of a group.”
Ricochet formed in late 1991, broke up in 1994 and never played together again.
Here in 2015, we have reunited and are remixing and remastering our back catalog. We are also putting out 2 new songs this summer. We are Detroit hardcore veterans and we have gotten encouragement from many in recent years to do some sort of reunion. So we are gonna do this thing. The uzi is back. Let the struggle begin yet again.
Altercation Punk Comedy Tour w/ JT HABERSAAT
Stand Up! Records and Doug Stanhope's Celebrity Death Pool proudly present JT Habersaat and the Altercation Punk Comedy Tour. JT has been seen in Comedy Central's "Upright Citizen's Brigade", Troma's "Citizen Toxie", and onstage with folks like Brian Posehn, Joe Sib, Kyle Kinane and Jeanine Garofalo. He is one of a handful of comics ever invited to open for Henry Rollins, and can be heard regularly as a guest on the Doug Stanhope Podcast. His new one hour special was recently filmed for the Grammy-winning label Stand Up! records and will be released in 2016.
Also appearing: riverboat Gamblers' lead singer Mike Wiebe, Hell Yes Comedy Fest alumni Brian Zeolla, Dallas' best comedian 2015 winner Clint Werth and a very special sideshow performance from the world-famous Lizardman! (Ripley's Believe it or Not! / Jim Rose Circus).
Punk Rock Karaoke
Punk Rock Karaoke is exactly what you'd imagine it to be. A live band plays the song, you sing the song as if your life depended on it. You leave the stage feeling refreshed like you just left therapy, if your therapist had a bar and a crowd..