Casbah and House of Blues present
Rocket from the Crypt, Ceremony, El Vez, Death Valley Girls
Slaughter Boys, Alvino & The Dwells
1055 5th Ave.
San Diego, CA, 92101
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
Rocket from the Crypt
Rocket from the Crypt is an American rock band from San Diego, California, originally active from 1989 to 2005.
The band gained critical praise and the attention of major record labels after the release of their 1992 album Circa: Now!, leading to a recording contract with Interscope Records. They experienced a surge of popularity with the release of the albums Scream, Dracula, Scream! (1995) and RFTC (1998), accompanied by numerous vinyl singles and EPs released on independent labels. However, album sales were not as high as expected and Interscope soon turned their attention to higher-grossing acts. The band left the label, and shortly thereafter drummer Atom Willard departed the group.
After a period of inactivity in 1999 and 2000, during which Reis formed Hot Snakes and Sultans and launched his Swami Records label, the band signed to Vagrant Records and recruited new drummer Ruby Mars. They experienced a revitalization of creative energy and released two more albums, but were not as prolific as in the past.
Over the next few years the band members became increasingly involved with other projects and Rocket from the Crypt became less the focus. They decided to disband in 2005, playing a sold-out farewell show on Halloween in their hometown of San Diego.
The band reunited in 2011 for an appearance on the television program Yo Gabba Gabba!, and have scheduled a reunion tour of Europe for 2013. On March 31, 2013, the band played a free secret reunion show at Bar Pink in San Diego's North Park neighborhood. Less than 200 people attended, likely because the show was not officially made public until one hour before the 6:30 pm showtime. This "resurrection" show on Easter lasted about 80 minutes, to the delight of the lucky few fans who were tipped off. The band boarded a 6:00 am flight to Europe on April 1, 2013, to begin their European tour.
Hardcore punk band from Rohnert Park, California,, USA.
El Vez is the Latin sensation that is sweeping the Nation and the world, following successful tours in Australia, Germany, Spain, Norway, Holland, Austria, England, France, Belgium, Canada and more.
A modern multicultural hybrid of Americana and Mexicano, he is more than entertainment, he is a thinking man's Elvis, a post-modern King with a Latin twist, the Chicano experience presented and told through the songs of Elvis.
Imagine Ceasar Chavez fronting a Punk Rock band, Liberace teaching Chicano Studies, Tom Jones singing about the Virgin de Guadalupe, throw in multiple costumes changes, dancing back up singers and a rocking band and you have imagined El Vez!
El Vez is like a Jukebox exploded and put back together again. The Music mixes and remixes last centuries music, matching and contrasting various genre and styles, 5 different tunes may find their way into one Elvis song, becoming an EL VEZ song. The subject matter is Elvis through a latino looking glass. "In the Ghetto" becomes "En El Barrio", "Suspicious Minds" become "Immigration Time". Elvis' logo's like TCB...become "Taking Care of Business" an ode to the undocumented workers of America. Mixed in with El Vez originals (i.e.; the zapatistas in chiapas, safe sex) it becomes a musicophiles history dream.
El Vez has appeared on The Tonight Show, Oprah, MTV, HBO, CNN, Live with Regis & Kathy Lee, he has even been a question on Jeopardy & "mucho mas"…As raved about in Newsweek, People, Rolling Stone, The Wall Street Journal, Vogue, TV Guide, The New Yorker, Los Angeles & London Times and many others. H
El Vez brings a social-political-La Vegas-via-Memphis by way of Mexico-Rock and Roll revue featuring his top notch band the Memphis Mariachis and the world famous Lovely Elvettes (Lisa Maria and Priscillita). El Vez has R-O-C-K'ed across U-S-A and Europe, headlining festivals and opening for such greats as David Bowie, Carlos Santana, Linda Ronstadt, and the B-52's. His Gold lamé Mariachi Suit has been placed on display at the Smithsonian Institute in a show tiles AMERICAN SABOR. Showing the history of Latinos in American Music, his suit placed among items from his idols Ritchie Valens, Celia Cruz, Carlos Santana, Tito Puente and more!
With over a dozen CDs under his Elvis belt, merchandise that includes T-shirts, videos and locks of hair. El Vez is a cross-cultural caped crusader singing for truth, justice and the Mexican/American way. You'll leave an El Vez concert feeling proud to be Mexican, no matter what nationality you are.
Death Valley Girls
Think of Death Valley Girls as an acid-tripping science experiment that’s been buried alive, and resurrected as a sexually liberated dystopian chain-gang. A cosmic scar, if you will, on the hills of Echo Park, where the experiment began in 2013 by proto-punk Bonnie Bloomgarden and guitarist Larry Schemel — who got lost in the desert, returned to their haunted garage in Echo Park, and pieced together their vision with shopworn images of sexploitation babes, a blood-soaked Iggy Pop, and Bloomgarden’s series of phantasms, the result of spending a year in a mental institution, where she planned her neon-glowing odyssey by listening to Black Sabbath and UFO, reading about alien conspiracy theories, and deriving her band’s moral compass from a line she saw in a movie:
“Everybody’s gotta be in a gang,” from campy sexploitation romp Switchblade Sisters (1975).
Slaughter Boys are a 3 piece punk band from San Diego, CA.
Formed in 2016.
$30 adv/$35 day of show