Texas Hippie Coalition
Kobra & The Lotus, Brand of Julez, Granny 4 Barrel, Into Existence
Kansas City, MO, 64111
Doors 7:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
Texas Hippie Coalition
Texas Hippie Coalition are the purveyors of their own patented Red Dirt Metal sound: designing their own line in life and in music. For them, there is no other way. Texas Hippie Coalition are committed to crafting a unique, original and thoroughly raucous brand of music that’s born of both life experience and a respect for rock ‘n’ roll’s forefathers.
What exactly is Red Dirt Metal? Take outlaw country, toss in a dash of Southern-fried classic rock and mix it with some potent Texas power grooves and you’ve got a combustible sonic cocktail on your hands.
Kobra & The Lotus
WITH METAL now divided into countless sub-genres, it’s refreshing to find an act who require no prefix before the music that they play.
KOBRA AND THE LOTUS are the act in question, and the music they play is metal.
Not ‘this’ metal, or ‘that’ metal… just metal. Pure an’ simple.
This is music played without compromise or apology – fuelled by the finest traditions of the genre, by the great names who have gone before, but with a keen eye on the future and the raw edge of youth to keep the pot boiling over.
HAILING FROM Canada and fronted by powerhouse vocalist KOBRA PAIGE, also the band’s founding force, the defining factor here is a commitment to engage, entertain & excite, spear-headed by a live show that is crying out to be heard through larger amps in bigger venues…
"Kobra And The Lotus are the fire-breathing, female-fronted heavy metal bombshell. Classic, Priest-loving riffs. Powerhouse drummer. Singer who can belt the Halfordian high-notes ... these Canadian head-bangers can't return soon enough for us" – Classic Rock Magazine
OF COURSE, capturing the adrenaline-rush of a live show on record is never a straight-ahead task, but with Kevin Churko (Five Finger Death Punch, Ozzy) acting as producer, along with Julius 'Juice' Butty, the band’s debut album has been put to tape with as much energy & emotion as five musicians can muster in a secured environment, with no unnecessary gimmicks or off-point ideas to weaken the signal.
Scheduled for release in August 2012, with video track ‘Welcome To My Funeral’ already out there making its mark, it’s clear that this band is now honed to a fine and dangerous point….
“Touring had a huge influence on us in terms of realizing which direction we wanted the new songs to go in,” says Kobra. “We really wanted to take the live show and capture the spirit of that as best we could. It’s all about the power and the glory, after all!”
KOBRA AND THE LOTUS. A new name, a new band, but one built to last… and to stimulate all of the senses along the way.
Brand of Julez
When you think of the South Bronx, you don’t think of modern, melodic rock anthems, passionately aggressive vocals, heavy guitars, ripping solos, driving bass lines or pounding drums fills. However, that is exactly what Brand of Julez delivers night after night.
Formed by brothers Julez Zamora(vocals/guitars) and Brandon Zamora(bass/backing vocals) in 2011 at the ripe old age of 16 and 13, Brand of Julez have raged their way up the NYC ranks with a passion and fury that cannot be denied. With the release of their debut EP in September 2012, Brand of Julez have relentlessly worked to bring their brand of heavy rock to the masses with incendiary performances at legendary venues like Webster Hall (The Studio, The Marlin Room & The Grand Ballroom), The Gramercy Theatre, The Bowery Ballroom, Mercury Lounge, Irving Plaza and Starland Ballroom. Their powerful performances have brought them to share the stage with recording artists like Pop Evil, Red Sun Rising, Ace Frehley, Drowning Pool, Adrenaline Mod, Burn Halo, Orianthi, Alice Cooper and Full Devil Jacket.
In 2014, Brand of Julez began working with producer Joey Z (guitarist for Life of Agony) in what has led to the band’s first full length album. The culmination of those sessions led to the release of BOJ’s first single “Monkey” at The Gramercy Theatre in June 2015. Their forthcoming full length album is currently being planned for a future release.
With the addition of Chris Nichols on drums and percussion, whose powerful presence and showmanship has ignited a new era for the band, Brand of Julez are ready to deliver their heavy rage of rock that will have you banging your head, with your horns raised and leave you with songs that you'll be singing long after the show has ended.
Granny 4 Barrel
Imagine if Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, and Alice Cooper had a grandmother that fronted a rock band...enter Granny 4 Barrel! A Neo-Victorian steampunk shock rock nightmare - she is the Matriarch of Metal! The rocker “Freak Flag” is the first single/video of many to come (released via Mighty Loud Records and produced by Jeff Tomei), a song about being true to yourself. And the band’s singer (who goes by the name Granny) is a true original - “She represents freedom of expression, no limits on a person, and I channel her rage and insanity. In society, there are these stereotypes based on age, sex, race etc. Granny just shatters the mold! Her mantra is unleash your true self...make your own rules, anything is possible.” Be prepared to be shocked and rocked, by Granny 4 Barrel.