The one and only Siouxsie Sioux tribute band The Siouxsies! Back by popular demand w/ The Unnaturals and Dj's Myk Hell & Eugene. 9pm doors, 21+ $7
On Video Age’s forthcoming album Pop Therapy, out June 15 via Inflated Records, longtime friends and songwriting partners Ross Farbe and Ray Micarelli conjure up a thrilling assortment of experimental pop songs. Using a palette of vintage synthesizers and the propulsion of a Sequential Circuits Drumtraks drum machine, the New Orleans-based group’s buoyant synth-pop echoes from some imagined vision of the past, leaning on an invented nostalgia to soundtrack an ideal future that never arrived. Video Age brings that future fully to life on Pop Therapy.
Emerging from New Orleans’ DIY scene and label collectives, Farbe and Micarelli were intrigued by each other’s songwriting among several curiously satisfying guitar pop bands. As a producer and prolific engineer, Farbe has helmed some of the most exciting releases from genre-pushing New Orleans artists, whose singular visions are made possible with his gifted ear and love of tape recording. Micarelli’s talent for crafting simple, tangible melodies complements Farbe’s studio world-building, letting ideas drift until they emerge into impressive arrangements.
The pair’s seemingly effortless gift for crafting earworm hooks was glimpsed on their 2016 debut Living Alone, a gorgeous collection of guitar-driven melancholy. On Pop Therapy, they’re joined by Duncan Troast, Nick Corson and Jordan Odom, taking inspiration from the limitless possibility on sonic canvases of the late 1970s and early 1980s (Yellow Magic Orchestra, McCartney II, Donald Fagen’s The Nightfly). Where Living Alone catalogued the solitude of reflecting on what was and could have been, the sentimental love songs on Pop Therapy gaze longingly at the likeliness of a brighter tomorrow.
Doors @ 9PM - $12 Advance / $15 Day of Show
ADVANCE TICKETS: https://holdmyticket.com/event/312914
Italian black/death metal pioneers MORTUARY DRAPE live at Santos with California black metallers VOLAHN. LOCAL support TBA.
Sheer Terror Records proudly presents the legendary T.S.O.L. in New Orleans on Friday The 13th for the 10th Annual Creepy Fest. They will be performing their first two albums (T.S.O.L. EP and Dance With Me) in their entirety and more. Jack Grisham, Ron Emory, Mike Roche, Greg Kuehn and Antonio Val Hernandez will be flying in for this one-night-only event!
They will be joined by locals The Pallbearers and The Split()Lips (returning after a 3 year hiatus!) with San Diego's Some Kind Of Nightmare.
Doors at 9pm/show at 10pm
$15 pre-sale tickets will be available soon. Check back for updates.
Creepy Fest runs from Thursday July 12th through Sunday July 15th. Check www.facebook.com/creepyfest for full schedule.
Dead Boys return to New Orleans for Creepy Fest 10. Their show at Santos last August was explosive! Don't miss Cheetah Chrome and Johnny Blitz blasting all the classics. Things kick off with Real Cool Trash Burlesque, The Killer Hearts from Texas and Birch Boys.
Pre-sale tickets will be up soon.
Creepy Fest runs Thursday July 12th through Sunday July 15th. Check www.facebook.com/creepyfest for the full schedule.
Last year the Buttertones put out Gravedigging, but on their newest Midnight In A Moonless Dream, they’re digging deeper and discovering something dark. If Gravedigging felt like an oversaturated spaghetti-western desertscape, Midnight is much more biting—music made for the swampland that spit out Australia’s mad Scientists, or for the Mickey Spillane night city where the Cramps met all those garbagemen and werewolves. Or maybe the Buttertones are heading for an even more primal place: “Show more teeth / Bite your way in,” sings guitarist Richard Araiza. “You’re back in the jungle again!”
They’d started in 2011 as a trio of music-school misfits. Araiza, bassist Sean Redman and drummer/multi-instrumentalist Modesto ‘Cobi’ Cobiån all wanted to pursue something more than boring industry adequacy, and soon locked together their current five-piece line-up with sax player London Guzman and guitarist Dakota Boettcher. With Gravedigging, they leapt from backyard parties to back-to-back tours, including their first trip to Europe, and scored a Coachella slot for 2018. It was a year that made them sharper, stronger, even more sophisticated. And when they were ready to record, they were ready to do things differently.
Midnight was made in two flash sessions at Long Beach’s Jazzcats studio with Gravedigging producer Jonny Bell, whose genre-smashing record collection and appetite for experimentation made for a perfect match. (He’s really a guru, they say.) What was supposed to be a six song EP during the summer of 2017 bloomed into a full-length by the end of that December. Midnight was like a trust fall, the band says—leap of faith after leap of faith, cut to tape as it happened by a tight and tour-tested band. On this album, they’d decided, everything would be new—not just new sounds, like their first-ever string section, but new ways of working together and writing together. They worked on trust and instinct, by feeling instead of thinking. If it worked, they’d keep it, and if it didn’t, they’d burn it and move on. Gravedigging played like the soundtrack to a good heist movie, but Midnight was like the true story itself—a perfect and intricate crime, executed by a crew of professionals under cover of night.
On the vicious “Winks and Smiles,” the spirit of sax and violence that powered cult-classic L.A. punkers the Deadbeats suddenly comes to life; on the starked-out “You and Your Knife” and fog-and-smoke follow-up “Brickhead,” you’ll hear the cryptic echoes of Suicide or Bauhaus. It’s music made for dancers but also for doomed romancers, and you’ll hear it best on the pocket symphony “Eros,” which closes the album with Lynch-ian vision and power—here Araiza sings with almost startling passion, and if you don’t linger on the idea of graveyard angels in perpetual embrace, it’s a love song for the ages. This is the strong stuff, the kind that comes in an unmarked bottle and burns when it hits.
“It’s the darkness that brings us together,” laughs Guzman—in person, this is a band who prefer comedy to tragedy, even if they do claim to spend hours listening to Smiths records all day. But there’s still a tension and even a sinister new dimension on Midnight that the Buttertones never quite had before. Like lead single “C4,” which ignites like something from a New York no-wave song, with slashing sax and ferocious drums and a piano riff falling of a cliff before Araiza fights through the noise and gunsmoke, and what’s the very first word on the whole album? “Bang!” he shouts—and that says it all.
June 17th Santos will be ruled by the rad, recently signed to Profound Lore Records, Of Feather and Bone (Denver) touring with the super sick Tomb Mold (Toronto) with local support from Kavyk and Bloodsick.
$10 bones for 4 killer bands!
Of Feather and Bone
Forged in the glowing embers of Washington D.C. following the 2016 election and subsequent Women’s March, the members of FuzzQueen are entrenched in the thriving DIY community of the nation’s capital. While keenly aware of the inescapably political nature of their locale, they coalesce around issues of social injustice and feminine power while also reveling in a “seething tension” that serves to both mirror and confront the political climate through sonic exploration.
"...music that’s expensively savage, like rotting metal. In fact, FuzzQueen’s sound is an entirely new sonic paradigm. And it’s excellent, full of intuition, guts and an instinctual feel." - Huffington Post
"Turbulent times breed turbulent songs. FuzzQueen’s new single “Angry, Angry” is an invigorating anthem for the marginalized, a cacophony of repressed rage exploding through the airwaves with empowered fury." - Atwood Magazine
Seminal avant-punk psychedelic outfit Chrome are considered to be the "Godfathers of what became the Industrial Rock movement" (Wikipedia) due to theirgroundbreaking experimentation in sound and raw energy. They "started a revolution in music" (Rockerilla Magazine, Italy 2011). Chrome is known for their de/re-construction of rock and roll, innovation, weirdness, found sound samples, hooks, pile driver rhythms and Helios Creed's signature effects laden, Hendrixian, lysergic, layered guitar work and vocals. Their blend of raw energy and mind-bending audio manipulation influenced a wide range of musical genres, from the avant-rock of Sonic Youth and the Flaming Lips to Industrial rockers like Nine Inch Nails and Ministry. Theirs was "a Cyber-Punk vision of the future that came a decade before the term was coined" as psychedelic connoisseur Julian Cope put it.
The band was founded by vocalist/drummer Damon Edge in 1975 who was highly influenced by proto-punk pioneers such as the Stooges, as well as the sound art experimentation of John Cage. The original line up included Gary Spain on vocals & violin, John Lambdin on vocals, guitar & bass, & Mike Low on guitar, synthesizer & bass.
Guitarist and vocalist Helios Creed joined Chrome in 1976, replacing their original guitarist. On recordings he played bass as well as guitar and composed songs with Edge, coming in to make their commercial and artistic breakthrough Alien Soundtracks Chrome's 2nd album. It became an immediate underground hit and it and their next album Half Machine Lip Moves have remained classics.
Creed and Edge comprised the main creative force behind Half Machine Lip Moves, as the other founding members left. Says Julian Cope, “Nobody ever started an album with as much fire as Chrome did with the opening of Half Machine Lip Moves...[It] remains my favorite beginning to any rock n’ roll record, surpassing even Iggy and the Stooges’ Raw Power." In it Chrome continued with Alien Soundtracks’ Sci-Fi-Punk, collage of searing rock with noise, sound-bites, scrap-metal percussion and unusual manipulations of their instruments and amplifiers, but it was executed heavier with Creed’s guitar feedback and Edge’s powerful drumming to the fore.
Chrome then signed to the UK’s Beggar’s Banquet for their forth and fifth albums Red Exposure and Third from the Sun, the later which included contributions from Fabienne Shine of French punk sensations Shaking Street. They were joined by John and Hilary Stench for live shows. They also released 5 EP’s and singles on various labels from ‘79-82. Then Edge and Creed parted ways and Edge continue solo to release several more Chrome albums.
The classic Chrome albums sealed Helios Creed's reputation as a legendary guitarist who "exploded the possibilities of what psychedelic, punk, new wave and industrial rock could sound like with his guitar work in Chrome [and] is one of the greatest guitarists of all of rock music” stated Andrew Stecz in 2012 in Examinar.com. Helios Creed established himself as a unique and powerful solo artist, touring extensively and recording prolifically. He continued to be an influence through the Grunge and Noise Rock indie scenes and toured with Nik Turner’s (Hawkwind) band “Space Ritual.’ Creed turned out 21 solo album and several singles in his own right, from 1985 to 2011, including 2011’s Galactic Octopi reviewed by Rockerilla Magazine as "one of the best he’s ever made”.
After Edge’s death in 1995 Creed took the helm of Chrome on stage and studio making four more Chrome albums including one completing Edge's tracks left unfinished before his passing, Angel of the Clouds released in 2002. Currently Chrome about to drop 2014's Feel It Like A Scientist a highly anticipated album of new material, after the successful release of of 2013's release Half Machine from the Sun, the Lost Tracks from ‘79-80, a double album of lost tracks from the classic era.
Joining Helios Creed, Chrome’s current line up includes, keyboardist Tommy Grenas of Farflung in Chrome since '96 and heavy S.F. based drummer Aleph Omega in Chrome since ‘97; rhythm guitarist Lou Minatti (aka Keith Thompson), Anne Dromeda on backing vocals (performance/video artist & Monet Clark); Lux Vibratus on bass; and newcomer Steve Fishman on bass.
To see more about the fan inclusive project to release The Lost Chrome Tracks visit www.pledgemusic.com/chrome
Stoked to finally announce our first U.S. run of 2018! Hitting the west coast and some other lucky towns with our New Orleans pals HiGH ! All these shows are going to be killer, and we can’t wait to see all your stinky faces! Tell your friends, tell your mom, tell your therapist, whatever, just get ready for the sickest night of your life! Some tickets on sale now, some tickets on sale soon!
Wed. May 16th - Pomona, CA @ Characters
Thurs. May 17th - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
Fri. May 18th - Las Vegas, NV @ Dive Bar
Sat. May 19th - Long Beach, CA @ Toxic Toast
Sun. May 20th - Berkeley, CA @ 924 Gilman St
Mon. May 21st - Sacramento, CA @ The Press Club
Tues. May 22nd - Corvallis, OR @ Interzone
Wed. May 23rd - Portland, OR @ Twilight
Thurs. May 24th - Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound
Fri. May 25th - Seattle, WA @ Highline
Sat. May 26th - Boise, ID @ The Visual Art’s Collective
Sun. May 27th - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
Mon. May 28th - Fort Collins, CO @ Surfside
Tues. May 29th - Denver, CO @ 7th Circle
Wed. May 30th - Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
Thurs. May 31st - Tulsa, OK @ The Yeti
Fri. June 1st - Dallas, TX @ Doublewide
Sat. June 2nd - Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
Sun. June 3rd - New Orleans, LA @ Santos Bar
Awesome flyer art by Zac McGovern ( @halmundane ) Fat Wreck Chords
9pm 21+ $8 ADV. TIX
Petrification was formed in 2014 by Tom Roberts aka WarVest after moving from Houston to Portland, OR following his departure from the band War Master. Arrivingwith the intention to start a new Death Metal outfit more evil and heavy than anything he had done before, he would later run into Mario Thunder at a show, whom had also moved from Texas with the plan of playing Metal. Early practices began in NE Portland and shortly after Jason, who had relocated with Mario from Dallas, joined as vocalist. Wanting to add a second guitarist, the band tried out several people and after a few failed auditions finally recruited fellow Texan David to helm the strings. One last change in the lineup would occur with the departure of bassist Tyler Wolfe, his replacement Portland native Nukes would solidify the demo-lineup.
Petrification formed out of their love of Old School Swedish, British and particularly Finnish Death Metal. Wanting to create music that while an homage to its roots, allowed it’s members to find their own unique voice in Extreme Metal. Drawn to the evil and doom-laden soundscapes of the Finnish Masters, Petrification set out to meticulously craft their own vision in the writing of the demo ‘Summon Horrendous Destruction’. Lyrically and sonically conjuring apparitions of giant, man-eating Arachnids and other horrors that lurk on the edge of the Void awaiting their victims.
Iceage is a Danish punk rock band from Copenhagen. They were formed in 2008, when the members of the band averaged 17 years old. They signed to Tambourhinoceros in Denmark and Dais Records in the United States. They were then picked up by What's Your Rupture? Records for international release, and their debut album New Brigadewas released in January 2011 in Denmark and on June 21, 2011, in the US.
In February 2013, Iceage released their second studio album, You're Nothing, after signing with the independent record label Matador Records. It earned a four star rating (out of five) from Allmusic and four-and-a-half stars out of five from Humo.
Rønnenfelt also performs under the name Marching Church and has released two albums This World Is Not Enough(2015) and Telling It Like It Is (2016).
Blackcraft Booking Agency and Deadbridge Records presents the 'Fallen Letters' tour featuring the Cleveland metalcore group Letters To A Liar and Pittsburgh, PA native heavy hitters, Until We Fall!
May 20th @ Santos Bar w/ Letters To A Liar, Until We Fall, Southern Brutality, Misled and 1 more TBA!
Doors: 6:00 PM
Show: 7:00 PM
$5 adv / $8 dos
Tickets on sale now!
'Fallen Letters' TOUR DATES:
May 5th • Basement Transmissions • Erie, PA
May 6th • The Smiling Moose • Pittsburgh, PA
May 7th • Sugar City • Buffalo, NY
May 8th • Spark Art Space • Syracuse, NY
May 9th • Social Club and Lounge • Burlington, VT
May 10th • 33 Golden Street • New London, CT
May 12th • My Place Pizza • Poughkeepsie, NY
May 13th • The Delancey • NYC, NY
May 14th • The Fire • Philadelphia, PA
May 16th • Manta Ray Records • Baltimore, MD
May 18th • Ziggy's Music Box • Chattanooga, TN
May 20th • Santos Bar • New Orleans, LA
May 21st • Smith's Olde Bar • Atlanta, GA
May 23rd • Melody Inn • Indianapolis, IN
May 24th • Bethel Road Pub • Columbus, OH
May 25th • The Vortex • Akron, OH
Warm up for Pride with GrrlSpot on Saturday, May 19th!
Find us at our old lezzie haunt (the ol' Rubyfruit Jungle) -- now under new ownership and beautifully redone! The upstairs & downstairs bars will be open! Dance all night with us as DJ KP plays all your favorite hits!
$5 at the door
See you there!!
** GrrlSpot is a gender affirming, anti-racist, anti-sexist, safe space for all queer people, with a focus on queer women and people of trans experience; all cisgender men must be accompanied by one of these fine folx. Santos Bar is wheelchair accessible, and restrooms will be gender neutral.
REAL COOL TRASH: The only rock n roll dance party where the party dances you!!!
Go go dancers and featured performers shake 'em on down to rock n roll music!
Dig it like a deep deep hole! Feat. Kacey Chaos, Rockin' Rollenes, and more TBA. Tunes by Josh Lee Hooker and Jessica-Melain.