Richmond, Virginia noise-grind legends Suppression hit nola for the first time in years.
Doors @ 8pm | Show @ 9pm
$10 adv | $12 door | 21+
Suppression (Richmond, Va) - OG 90's noise-grind/power-violence legends
Fat Stupid Ugly People (NOLA) - murder capital power violence heroes
Shitstormtrooper (Baton Rouge) - power-violence solves everything
Sounding (NOLA) - noise-grind
Corey Cruse (NOLA) - harsh noise
Peppermint Pony (NOLA) - gameboy chip tunes brought to you by Dingle
Richmond, Virginia noise-grind legends Suppression hit nola for the first time in years.
Brother Lee & the Leather Jackals
No Money Down
W/ Special Guests Cirque & Destroy performing amazing sideshow feats btwn sets
Brother Lee & the Leather Jackals is a St. Louis outfit of snakes that hiss and spit chords and chaos of 60s-70s blues-infused rock and roll. The three piece’s knack for reptilian antics manifests during their live sets. Ribald commentary, inside jokes, unintentional stage dives: the Jackals live and breathe the devil-may-care ethos of our cold-blooded comrades.
-Blair Stiles (Riverfront Times/KDHX)
No Money Down (NOLA)
Self driving dad rock. Just close your eyes and remember that at any point you may burst into flames.
$10 Suggested Donation- 9pm 21+
SPB Skater Fest: Suplecs, Hightower, Guitar Lightnin, Side Burner, Totally Possessed
Doors @ 7PM, Show 8PM - $12 ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!!
Legendary N0rth Carolina doom/sludge crushers WEEDEATER return to New Orleans with support from NC Heavy Psych Rockers BASK and KC, MO metallers HYBORIAN!
WEEDEATER performs their "God Luck and Good Speed" record in its entirety! Local support TBA.
Upholding a time-honored songwriting tradition, Michigan Rattlers recount human stories through a soundtrack of Americana punctuated by countrified rock'n'roll and folk. The subjects of their 2016 self-titled debut EP practically live and breathe between Graham Young's rustling guitar and Adam Reed's percussive upright bass. Born in Petoskey, MI and based in Los Angeles, the duo's music plays out like a film.
"All of my favorite songs tell stories," says Graham. "It's the most important part. They're about people trying to overcome life's obstacles. That's what it always comes back to."
Lifelong friends Graham and Adam began writing music and performing together in their Northern Michigan high school. Residing in a quiet tourist town of 6,000 located on the banks of Lake Michigan, the pair regularly played every bar, cafe, and stage in town, developing an inimitable musical chemistry informed by the likes of AC/DC, Chet Atkins, Eric Clapton, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and more. Adam headed to Ohio for college as Graham went to Illinois, but upon graduation, Graham beckoned Adam to move to Los Angeles so they could start a band. A four-day cross-country road trip gave birth to Michigan Rattlers.
Settling down in Los Angeles, the boys recorded a short demo and began playing locally. The demo found its way into the hands of super producer Johnny K (Plain White T's, 3 Doors Down), and they cut the bulk of their first EP at NRG Studios in just one day.
"My favorite music is recorded that way," continues Adam. "You get in a room, plug in, and cut as many songs as you can live."
The first single, "Illinois Sky," rolls from an energetic acoustic guitar into an expansive refrain that's immediate and infectious, following "Midwestern boys out on our own headed for a life of treasure."
"I started writing it when I was living in Chicago, and I finished it when I got to LA," recalls Graham. "It was something I'd been working on for a while. Sort of covers the journey. It's really sad, but it's also upbeat. I look at it as a love letter to living in Chicago and that time. You've got the image."
Culminating on a lyrical guitar lead, "Sweet Diane" weaves a narrative of newfound love in the aftermath of loss driven by Graham's robust delivery. "That was totally fiction," he continues. "It's a straightforward story. A guy knows this girl. The girl lost her husband. He gets the courage to ask her out from there."
"Strain of Cancer" recounts a heartbreaking he tale he witnessed firsthand. "I used to work at Starbucks, and I wrote it about this guy I worked with," he goes on. "He had a kid with this girl. Things didn't work out. He only saw his son twice a month or something. He was always meeting with his lawyer about child support. He was just losing everything. It was a horrible situation. I felt for the guy. I thought about him and put it into a song.
As for their moniker? It's a name that lets you in on where they're from and who they are. "A Michigan Rattler is an actual snake," Adam explains. "There aren't a lot of them, and they're hard to find." As the duo gets ready to share their tales with the world, listeners far and wide will soon find that like the elusive reptile, a sound like theirs is hard to find.
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Singapore Black/Death Metallers IMPIETY make their New Orleans debut with support from DIVINE EVE from Texas and GRAVEHILL from California. NOLA alcoholic thrashers SIX PACK open this sucker up!
From the Producer of Bustout Burlesque and the annual New Orleans Burlesque Festival comes BAD GIRLS OF BURLESQUE GO TO HELL! Luscious and lascivious ladies of burlesque entertain you in this rowdy celebration of the wicked, the wayward, and the wanton. Featuring some of the hottest names in burlesque today! Hosted by GoGo McGregor!
8pm 21+ $15 ADV. tix at
After a decade of sharing stages and crafting collaborations in the studio, real-life rap BFFs SAGE FRANCIS and B. DOLAN have finally caved to years of fan pressure to form an official group: EPIC BEARD MEN. The super-duo embraced the absurd name as a reminder to themselves that, while they tackle a lot of difficult subject matter in their solo work, this group’s mission boils down to one thing: “This is supposed to be fun, for fuck’s sake.”
STRANGE FAMOUS RECORDS released their “WAR ON CHRISTMAS” single for free last December as a teaser of what the team has in store for the new year, and made it crystal clear that these two are not just here to discuss personal grooming; The EPIC BEARD MEN are gunning for a spot among your favorite partnerships in music. The stockpile of songs they’ve been meticulously obsessing over for last 2+ years feature Francis and Dolan tackling a vast array of concepts and trading off some of the most sardonic, punchy, and fun lyrics you’re likely to hear in 2018.
The “SEASON 1” EP is available NOW: www.tinyurl.com/Season1EBM. The collection is stacked with a signature blend of dusty breaks and absurdist lyrics, infectious grooves and slapping snares, plus the effortless rapport of two of indie rap’s best passing the baton back and forth with the only other emcee capable of running this rap race at such a breakneck pace. EBM’s full-length debut album is slated to drop in October. In the interim, fans can expect videos, remixes, social media meltdowns, and lots...’o...touring. www.EpicBeardMen.com/tour
Royal Teeth’s new EP is called Amateurs, despite the fact that, after five years, three cities, two albums, various personnel changes, and hundreds of days on the road, the Louisiana pop quartet is definitely an ensemble of well-seasoned pros. The title is a literal etymological reading of the word: the French amateur from the Latin verb “to love”, applied in this case as a mission statement and a reminder of why they do what they do.
In 2011, the effervescent electronic pop of the band’s debut EP, Act Naturally, attracted the attention of Dangerbird Records, which re-released both that project and its full-length follow-up, 2013’s Glow. The spirited anthem “Wild,” driven by the sparkling vocal chemistry between singers Nora Patterson and Gary Larsen, propelled the band to multiple TV, film, and video game placements, guest appearances on Last Call with Carson Daly and American Idol (at the personal invitation of fellow Louisiana native Harry Connick, Jr.) and slots at festivals, including Austin City Limits, Bonnaroo, Firefly, SXSW, CMJ, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, and the Voodoo Experience.
On Amateurs, Nora Patterson’s passionate lead vocals are showcased front and center, emerging from the more layered production of earlier releases. “Kids Conspire”, the infectious lead single, buoys her up on a wave of ringing synths and propulsive, Afropop-inflected beats, as she demands, “take me all the way up, take me all the way up.” It’s a clear relative of “Wild”, an anthem of possibility, but with more muscle and urgency.
“Children have a wild imagination,” Patterson explains. “They make up a plan for what they’re going to be when they grow up. They don’t hold back in terms of what they feel like they can accomplish, which is something that a lot of people lose over time.” In writing the song, she wanted to channel that untamed joy, the feeling of unlimited potential and steadfast conviction. “It’s about going back to when you thought you could do anything,” she said. “It’s nice to remind yourself of that.” Promoting Act Naturally and Glow, Royal Teeth averaged more than 200 live dates per year, earning a glowing rep for exuberant, sweaty, high-energy live shows as explosive as their signature confetti cannons. The addition of guitarist Thomas Onebane, an inveterate, crafty tinkerer, has also led the band to take more risks in the studio. “Thomas was a game-changer creatively,” says drummer Josh Hefner. “He’s a secret weapon. We spent a little more time in the studio – more experiments, more fine-tuning. And it was more fun, with less pressure.”
Both the sounds and the overarching themes on Amateurs are tougher, more mature and more sure handed than Royal Teeth’s previous outings. They play like a band that’s honed itself down to its core chemistry, musicians who know what they want to do and how to do it. But they also play with pure joy, ease, and love of what they’re doing – like amateurs.
We’re coming back to NOLA, and really stoked. Skulls caps, the diplocrats, and green gasoline are playing with us. We’re gonna have a sloppy dance party with a lot of ska/punk fueled mayhem. Let’s rage. See you soon.
Live at Santos Bar - Doors @ 8PM!
Rock Art: A term often used when referring to once forgotten man-made markings sketched into natural stone.
From the depths of Caracas, Venezuela, something brewed. It was 1993, lush mountains hugged the city, and the fading summer heat weighed heavy. New kid Guillermo walked into his fourth grade class and sat next to Arturo. He immediately took out a pencil and started marking up the wall of his desk: Metallica, AC/DC... Their cosmic connection became etched in stone, or rather, in rock music.
The duo left Venezuela separately in the early 2000's, only to come together again in Miami, FL, to form their band Cave of Swimmers. "It's the music we were always meant to be making," says Arturo.
As if they conjured up some ancient prophesy, a researcher connected with an excavation team of the real-life Cave of Swimmers "a cave with ancient rock art in the mountains of the Libyan Desert section of the Sahara," heard about the band from friend Jason Newsted of Metallica. He reached out, excited about the band's connection to the research that would one day "stun the world... "prince of the power of the air'" style. Coincidence or fate, this all felt too eerie.
Since the band's conception, this Florida-based power duo continues to earn a reputation as a beautifully strange and artistic musical force, rich with wild and colorful dynamics and genre-bending soundscapes. They have toured the country, garnering fans across the US, and have a surprising international following in Europe, South America, Australia, and Russia despite never having been overseas. They were also invited to play at the Psycho Las Vegas Festival in 2016 along side Sleep, Blue Oyster Cult, Electric Wizard, among others.
The writing is on the wall, pun intended. Simply put, the Cave of Swimmers has never stopped making Rock Art.
THY ANTICHRIST rises in august 1998 in Medellin, Colombia - South America, based upon the Friederich Nietszche book "The Antichrist". Andres Vargas (Antichrist 666) is the founder member and lead singer frontman, musical director, manager and lyrics composer.
Andres 'Antichrist 666' has created a unique performance into the Black Metal genre with a sui generis corpse paint which is the trademark of the band. This kind of performance is recognized in the underground around the world.
Thy Antichrist relocated to Dallas, Texas - USA in 2011 and active since 1998.
News: The band is preparing the new full lenght titled 'Wrath of the Beast' to be released in 2016.
Thy Antichrist toured in Mexico in 2015, co-headlining some shows with the swedish band Necrophobic.
Thy Antichristian Crusade over Mexico 2015
San Luis Potosi - February 7, 2015 @Bunker
Mexico, City - February 8, 2015 @Circo Volador
León - February 9, 2015 @La Cadena del Rock
El Paso, Texas - March 20, 2015 @Horizon Night Club - US.Special Show
Ciudad Juarez - March 21, 2015 @Salon Versalles
Monterrey - May 20, 2015 @Cafe Iguanas
Thy Antichrist is featured nowadays as one of the most important Black Metal bands of the Latin American scene with an important fan base.
The hit Where is your God? by Thy Antichrist has over a million of views on YouTube.
THY ANTICHRIST has been invited to be part of 70000tons of Metal 2015. The World's biggest Heavy Metal Cruise.
THY ANTICHRIST was guest co-headliner Black Metal band for Rock Al Parque -Open Air Festival 2014 in Bogota, Colombia- as part of 20 years festival anniversary. Rock al Parque is the biggest open air festival in South America with free entrance to the fans. THY ANTICHRIST performed in front of 120K metalheads on August 16, 2014 at the high light spot just before Exodus, the headliner band.
Thy Antichrist toured across the United States in 2014 as headliner band performing for the first time in different cities and states with succes in each show.
United States Tour / Shows. Dates and cities
•Houston, Texas. November 03, 2012 - First show on North American soil with Absu e Inquistion as part of Destroying Texas Fest.
•Dallas, Texas. December 29, 2013
United States Tour / Shows. Dates and cities
• Houston, Texas. November 03, 2012 - First show on North American soil with Absu e Inquistion as part of Destroying Texas Fest.
• Dallas, Texas. December 29, 2013
Thy Antichristian Crusade over the US. 2014
• Dallas, Texas. January 26, 2014 @ The Boiler Room
• Minneapolis, Minnesota. February 22,2014 @ Pickle Park
• San Antonio, Texas. February 8, 2014 @ Lime Light
• Chicago, Illinois. June 21, 2014 @ Cobra Lounge
• *Bogota, Colombia. August 16, 2014* South America* Rock al Parque 2014.
• Miami, Florida. October 18, 2014 @ Churchill's Pub
• Maryland. October 31, 2014 @ Schizophrenia Hall
• New York. November 1, 2014 @ Saint Vitus bar, Brooklyn
• Dallas, Texas. December 20, 2014 @ Reno's Chop Shop
• Austin, Texas. December 26, 2014 @ Red Seven
Thy Antichrist shows in the U.S. 2015
~ 70.000 Tons of Metal - The world's biggest Heavy Metal cruise. January 22 - 26, 2015 from Florida to Jamaica.
~ Hempstead, New York. August 8, 2015 @ Area 516
~ Orlando, Florida. April 25, 2015 @ The Haven Lounge.
Thy Antichrist South America Tour - Exclusive dates for Colombia
~ Medellín, Colombia. June 10, 2015 @ Teatro Matacandelas
~ Pereira, Colombia. June 11, 2015 @ Oz Bar
~ Bogota, Colombia. June 12, 2015 @ Ozzy Bar
All THY ANTICHRIST music can be downloaded or streamed through the different online stores and streaming sites. iTunes, facebook, Amazon, YouTube, Reverbnation, Google Play, Spotify, Bandcamp, iheart Radio, Beats Music, last fm, Xbox Music, etc.
Current Line Up
Antichrist 666 - Vocals - Dallas, Texas
Abyssus - Guitars - Dallas, Texas
Frost Giant - Bass - Dallas, Texas
Chris Stropoli - Drums - Orlando, Florida
THY ANTICHRIST plays a Tragic Existentialist Black Metal, where dogmas and religions that have enslaved mankind under the mythic shapes of gods are disdained. THY ANTICHRIST represents the first consciousness of man as his own God or Satan "Ad libitum"
Mythical hell of THY ANTICHRIST is into the existence of our own mankind. Voice and music of THY ANTICHRIST is voice of anguish and human suffering, is the bitter voice of Nietszche, Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Verlain, Poe, Cioran, Hesse, Camus, Hector Escobar and the inspiration of other existentialist writers that talk to mankind with the cruel reality. We are the voice of millions of people that fade in pain by the unstoppable running of time and its chaos. THY ANTICHRIST is the hammer that breaks the ficticious illusion of the dogmatic religious system and its commercial machinery and burocratic of a spiritual cheat.
SPECIAL MENTION :
THY ANTICHRIST is DECLARED OUT OF COMPETITION and Guest METAL Band, with the highest score which includes all music genres to participate in MEDELLIN ALTAVOZ 2008 Fest, the second most massive rock festival in Colombia and one of the most important in South America after Rock Al Parque in Bogota D.C.
Mención especial: Thy Antichrist es declarada banda fuera de concurso y Invitada en Categoria Metal con el más alto puntaje de calificación que incluye todos los generos musicales que participan en Medellin, Altavoz Open Air Festival 2008, El segundo festival de Rock más enorme en Colombia y uno de los más importantes en Suramérica, luego de Rock Al Parque en Bogotá D.C.
Extreme Management Group, Inc
* POSSESSED BY MY OWN SATAN
Label: TRIB. Productions - Colombia
Label: TRIB. Productions - Colombia
*SATAN ESCAPES FROM HELL
Label: O.N Records
*SOUTHERN STORM OF EVIL
South American Recopilation - LP (Vynil)
Label: LEGION OF DEATH Records - France
* BAJO EL SIGNO DE LA VIOLENCIA
Tribute to Masacre CD (Col)
Label: HATEWORKS Records - Colombia
* HUMAN PANDEMONIUM
Gatefold LP. (Vynil)
Label: LEGION OF DEATH Records - France
* TEN YEARS OF TRAGIC HERESY
DVD - Burning Alive from Colombia
Label: R.M. Records - Colombia
* WICKED TESTIMONIES
Album CD Re-Issue 2009
Label: R.M Records - Colombia.
* SATAN ESCAPES FROM HELL + WICKED TESTIMONIES
Deluxe Box Set with 2 Tapes
Die hard Limited Edition
Label: Virus Productions - Canada
* WICKED TESTIMONIES - CD DIGIBOOK ESPECIAL EDITION
Digibook of 20 pages with slipcase
Label: Blasphemous Attack Productions (Colombia) and Chivo Negro Productions (Ecuador)
Since their unholy birth in 2001, Gutter Demons have been tearing up the scene across Canada, USA and Europe with their intense stage shows, raucous rock n' roll music, red-blooded Rockabilly roots, Punk and Heavy Metal potency and downright dirty musicianship. This hard-working three-piece band brought their unique approach to their genre.
The Demons “psycho-sound” is refreshing and deeper than most of their contemporary peers. Gutter Demons take great pride in releasing rich & well written albums. After all, the Devil has always had the best tunes! Quickly becoming Canada's most recognized disciples of high-octane Psychobilly, they have gained a strong worldwide following playing their unique brand of mutant Rock n’ roll.
Depuis toujours, Gutter Demons pratique un style impur de Rock' n Roll combinant le Rockabilly sauvage rouge sang ainsi que l'énergie brute du Punk et du Heavy Metal communément appelé ''Psychobilly''. La versatilité dont ils font preuve sur leurs instruments respectifs, l'énergie contagieuse des spectacles et leur originalité bien à eux font de ces mutants un des groupes les plus respectés de l'underground canadien.
On tour from Houston, check out the "Lighten Up" EP here:
The Fruit Machines
Self-titled debut album out now on Strange Daisy Records
Check out the new EP "Blood and Water"
$5 at door 21+ 9PM
Agnostic Front -
These rarely confronted and always respected leaders of hardcore were established as one of the meanest-sounding bands in the emerging punk genre, helping to initiate the term "hardcore," and placing an entire uproar on the New York map by association. From the start, AGNOSTIC FRONT released a catalogue of fast and violent punk tunes consisting of distinctive and aggressive drumming, bass work, and a non-stop barrage of chaotic shouting. AGNOSTIC FRONT’s uncontrollable drumming and fuming guitars fill every minute like an onrushing storm of flailing limbs and incinerating transistors. The heavier paced balance between the energy and discipline of their earlier punk roots strikes a taut and vivid rock barrage that moshes in close formation. "It's social politics," Roger states. "The day-to-day reality of waking up, reading the newspaper, and walking around the neighborhood. It's a hard stare on why the world is still one fucked-up place, and we tackle the very real shit that's going down: gentrification's running rampant, street justice, world destruction, working wages, and backs are still being stabbed."
Long outliving their now-legendary contemporaries like Minor Threat, SSD, Dead Kennedys and Black Flag, AGNOSTIC FRONT could easily live off their laurels, but their fight is yet over! Throughout their storied history, AGNOSTIC FRONT have been anything but a ravishing group of individuals living prosperously and content. In fact, the band is more akin to have experienced growing up in adverse streets, undergoing arduous times, serving time in prison, become inflicted with murdered friends, the list would go on perpetually. But while there are definite vestiges of the past affecting them, they manage to continue and expose the conflicts they had to undergo in a compellingly evocative approach by relating it to their views of the world today.
AGNOSTIC FRONT continues to be living embodiment that "hardcore for life" isn't an empty slogan or a musical dead end. No one is born with tattoos. No one's born hardcore. But when the ink or the music sets in, you're changed. Their latest offering reaffirms that AGNOSTIC FRONT as a band, still operates like a musical razor blade. Regardless of their history, the proof is simple: AGNOSTIC FRONT’s anthems are hard, cutting, and the remarkable music continues to broaden with every release. “We support UNITY! We despise ignorance and hatred within our scene. The only people we should be at war with is those who oppress us, not with each other. Unite! Fight the system! Not ourselves! Believe – Hardcore!”
Bim Skala Bim -
Bim Skala Bim formed in Boston, MA as a Ska Rock band that was influenced by the bands in England’s 2 Tone movement as well as bands such as the Clash, UB40 and Bob Marley. Bim’s infectious “Boston Blue Beat” sound—a mix of upbeat 2 Tone Ska, Rock n Roll and a pinch of Calypso—with a substantial Reggae undertone led them, together with The Toasters, to be the premier bands kickstarting the Third Wave of Ska in the 1980s. Other bands quickly followed their example resulting in a lively scene in Boston and much of the United States.
In 1997, Bim Skala Bim, The Dropkick Murphys, and The Bosstones emerged on a 50 date nationwide “Boston On The Road” tour, demonstrating the shared success of those Boston artists. One of the world’s longest-running independent bands with over twenty five years of touring and recording, Bim Skala Bim has released 9 highly acclaimed albums and has been the winner of 10 Boston Music Awards, 8 Boston Phoenix Reader’s Poll awards as well Boston Magazine’s “Best of Boston” twice. In March of 2013, Boston Business Journal rated Bim Skala Bim’s Bones album #19 in their “Boston Top 40 Albums of All Time” list.
Bim Skala Bim took a hiatus in 2002, but has reformed with all of the original members and just finished recording a brand new album Chet’s Last Call,
released late 2013.
Sun 3.4.18 9pm 21+ $15 ADV.
$10 ADV. 21+ 9PM
"The Maine-grown, foot-stompin’ holler-folk quartet create the type of music for which festivals are made." - Boston Globe
"Robustly played, masterful amalgamation of bluegrass, folk, and gospel for the Millennial Generation... The Ghost of Paul Revere prove that superior roots music can come from anywhere." - No Depression
"We grew up listening to Radiohead and the Beatles and Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd," says Griffin Sherry, guitarist/singer in The Ghost Of Paul Revere. "Everyone assumed we were a bluegrass band because we were playing these traditional instruments, but we weren’t
writing traditional music. We were just writing songs with the instruments we had."
The result is a sound that the Portland, Maine-based band describes as "holler folk," not because it involves a lot of hollering, per se, but because it invokes the rich communal tradition of field hollers, with their call-and-response melodies, sing-along hooks, and
densely layered harmonies. That sense of musical camaraderie is essential to everything The Ghost of Paul Revere does, and nowhere is it more evident than their sophomore album, ''Monarch.'
The album builds on the success of the band's 2014 debut full-length, 'Believe,' and their 2015 EP, 'Field Notes Vol. 1,' which was recorded primarily in a single day at Converse's Rubber Tracks studio in Boston. The session was part of a prize package presented by the
iconic Newport Folk Festival, which had invited the band to perform at the storied Rhode Island musical gathering earlier that year as part of a lineup featuring everyone from James Taylor and Jason Isbell to The Lone Bellow and Bela Fleck. "The Monday before Newport we got a message saying to pack our bags and come on down," remembers Sherry. "We hadn't played much outside of Maine or started opening for
any big acts yet at that point, and it was a hugely inspiring moment."
Word began to spread about the rowdy pickers from the north. The Boston Globe raved that they "create the type of music for which festivals are made," while No Depression said they "prove that superior roots music can come from anywhere," and Dispatch Magazine
wrote that they possess not only "the chops, but the heart to reach their audience and leave an undeniable impression." Hitting listeners straight in the feelings has been the band's M.O. since its inception in 2011, and they've used their powerful stage show to convert the masses at every stop along their long and winding journey, which has included
shared stages with artists like The Avett Brothers, The Travelin' McCourys, Brown Bird, The Revivalists, the Infamous Stringdusters, and more. The band sold out Port City Music Hall, Stone Mountain Arts Center, and the Strand Theater multiple times, won Best In Maine at
the New England Music Awards, and capped off 2015 with an electrifying headline performance on New Year's Eve at Portland's State Theatre in front of 1,600 enraptured fans.
When it came time to record, 'Monarch,' though, the band knew they wanted to push the sonic envelope beyond the live-in-the-studio setup that had guided their previous efforts. "Every other record has just been the four of us in a room with microphones until we got a take we liked," explains Sherry. "We approached this one differently. It was the first time we did a lot of arranging and writing in the studio. We decided we'd worry about learning how to present the songs live after we'd recorded everything instead of the other way around."
"It enabled us to get a lot more adventurous with our ideas," adds bassist/singer Sean McCarthy. "We wanted to do something new and explore where we could take the sound while still staying true to who we are."
The album opens with "Little Bird," a playful, infectious foot-stomper that blends blues and soul and roots and perfectly reflects the communal, inviting nature of the band's music.
Banjo player Max Davis takes over the songwriting and lead vocal duties for "Avalanche," an emotional anthem featuring one of the album's most lush arrangements along with driving drums from special guest Tony McNaboe (Ray LaMontagne, Rustic Overtones), while "King's Road" finds the band expanding their sonic palette to include strings and electric guitar, and "Honey Please" channels 60's R&B and Motown through old-school folk instrumentation.
At the core of everything The Ghost of Paul Revere does, though, are their powerful, stop- you-dead-in-your-tracks harmonies. On songs like "Wild Child," "Welcome Home," and "Need Somebody," the band conjures up whole worlds of shimmering sonic beauty in the blending
of their voices.
"The album follows this arc where it starts very bright-eyed and optimistic and then hits a turning point where it gets really dark," says Sherry, "like a relationship that starts beautifully and then grows sour. As we started to build the record and expand the sound, it had a place sonically and emotionally.”
By the end of the record, the song cycle reveals that traveling through the darkness is in fact a necessary step for positive growth. 'Monarch' closer "Chrysalides" evokes the imagery of metamorphosis, a transformation that represents rebirth and new beginnings.
"It's about what happens in that moment of metamorphosis and change," says Davis. "I was interested in combining different words into a new term that could capture that feeling, so 'Chrysalides' is a play on chrysalis. This was one of the first times that I allowed myself to
bite into and really take advantage of that space in the writing."
If there's one takeaway from 'Monarch,' it's that change is inevitable. Lovers, families, friends, instruments, sounds; they all transform with time. The key to thriving and surviving in a challenging world is to embrace those transformations, to accept them not as endings but as fresh starts. What comes next? Only time can tell. One thing's for sure,
though: by opening their hearts and souls with such artistic grace and humility, The Ghost of Paul Revere have created a rich, rewarding, passionate community, one that they can count on to join them for every step of the remarkable journey that lies ahead.
"Simply put, this band is one to see live... A gorgeous blend of bluegrass, folk and good old fashioned rock and roll... their performance takes on a boot-clacking brilliance that transforms each song into a full-on participatory event, sending an electric surge about the room that’s near impossible not to feel. Add to that a layered three part harmony coursing through each soulful song, and The Ghost of Paul Revere demonstrated they not only had the chops, but the heart to reach their audience and leave an undeniable impression as well. As the floorboards shook with each pounding stomp, one thing was certain: the band announced they had arrived, loud and clear." - Dispatch Magazine
"Simply put North is an album that shouldn't be missed. (It will) make even the most callous of individuals feel the unbridled joy of Holler-Folk." - Ear to the Ground Music
"A distinguished sound that only seasoned musicians can usually attain" - Portland Press Herald
"(The Ghost of Paul Revere) stole the show. I was so impressed with them. Their harmonies, stomping percussion, and vocal power were stellar... their songs progressed from mellow to powerhouse... their harmonies are superb and their songs have power." - whatbreesees.com
1000mods is a psychedelic/heavy rock band from Chiliomodi, Greece. They were formed in the summer of 2006, and since then they have played over hundreds of live shows, sharing the stage with bands like The Black Keys, The Black Angels, Graveyard, Brant Bjork, Colour Haze and many more. They are known for their commitment to vintage equipment, thick and heavy analog sound and remarkably passionate stage performances.
In October 2010, the almighty Billy Anderson visited Greece in order to produce the band’s debut album, while Malleus Rock Art Lab took care of the artwork. "Super Van Vacation" was born. In order to promote their debut album, they played 40 shows in 15 countries around Europe, including festivals such as Rockwave festival, B'estfest and Lake on Fire.
After two successful European tours, the band was ready to get down to work again. Their experiences and growth paved the way for their upcoming album, “Vultures” which was released on the 30th of May 2014. Two European tours followed with a massive two-month tour on October/November 2014 and a tour supporting The Atomic Bitchwax during May 2015.
The time has come for 1000mods to get their effort to the next level. “Repeated exposure to…” was released on the 26th of September 2016, being their best album to date as well as an inspirational mixture of all that’s heavy in the glorious 70’s and the 90’s heavy rock movement. Having been recorded with hi-end outboard equipment in a non-stop 24/7 procedure, produced by both the band and sound engineer George Leodis and mastered by living legend Brad Boatright (the audio mastering engineer of Sleep's "Dopesmoker") “Repeated Exposure to…” sounds thick, beefy and tight, as a modern heavy rock album must sound.
Not much later, the band departed for a 27-date European Tour with Monkey3 and Moaning Cities, participating in leading festivals such as Up in Smoke Indoor Festival In Z7, Desertfest Belgium, Desertfest Athens and Keep it Low Festival. The Greece/Cyprus leg of the tour followed, playing in 12 different cities with their big gig in Athens in January 2017 being Sold Out with more than 2700 people attending!
Their 2017 “Repeated and Exposed to” tour features a total of 42 live dates in 15 European countries, including –once again- appearances in acknowledged European festivals such as Desertfest London, Desertfest Berlin, Under the Black Moon Festival in Munich and Riff Ritual Fest in Barcelona. The tour was a big success for the band with noumerous Sold Out shows accross Europe.
Blank Reality (2007 self-released) - EP, CD
Liquid Sleep (2009 Sui sound /CTS) - EP, 7’’
1000mods Vs Wight (2010 FAT & HOLY) - Split Tape
Super Van Vacation (2011 Kozmik Artifactz / CTS) - 2LP, CD
Valley Of Sand (2012 The Lab recs ) - EP, 12’’
Vultures (2014 The Lab recs) - LP, CD
Repeated Exposure to... (2016 Ouga Booga & the Mighty Oug) - LP, CD
Check out Danny B. Harvey (guitarist from Lemmy’s band HeadCat) and Dava She Wolf’s (Cycle Sluts from Hell, Star & Dagger) new Video, and then show your support go buy the CD: http://www.dannybharvey.com/fine_spirits/
Heavy guitar instrumentals, been described by some as to Motörhead meets Link Wray
♠️♥️ THANK YOU ♥️♠️
All on a Mardi Gras day y'all. Party starts at 10 a.m. after the Saint Anne parade. Dj's Otto, Joey Buttons and Bouffant Bouffant provide the soundtrack on both the dance floor downstairs and the balcony party upstairs. March into the Quarter for the epicness that is Fat Tuesday. Good vibes only. No cover. 21+
Come on out to Santos' first Blue Crystal / Crystal reunion nostalgia ball. Party like it's before 1999 when debauchery was the name of the game on Lower Decatur (and no one was filming it for FB).
Cover is $7
We'll have a night of entertainment and two floors of music.
Come in and relax from parading activities starting at 9 p.m.
We'll have a DJ playing some tunes to get you prepared for what is sure to be an insane night.
10 p.m. we'll have some of the most obscene dark hearted ladies grace our stage with their sideshow routines and dance acts. Xena Zeit-Geist, Lune Noirr, and Salem Sin. Sparks, bed of nails, and a Vamp. Details coming soon.
11 p.m. The Siouxsies will take the stage and invade our ear holes with the best Siouxsie Sioux tunes we all know and love.
Once they leave the stage the party gets out of control.
DJs on the main floor will be playing some well loved tunes from the Blue Crystal and Crystal days including some new electronic tunes. Music will fit the dancefloor mood but sure to keep you dancing on that dancefloor time machine.
DJ Eugene Oubliette and DJ Myk Hell both DJs who previously played music the later days of The Crystal crowd before it closed in 2000.
Upstairs DJs will be playing new music and older obscure music that may sound new to you. Darkwave, Minimal Wave, Synthwave, New RetroWave, Coldwave, and modern post-punk.
Guest DJ NM from Orlando will be joining us.
Santos has a large balcony upstairs so you can watch the drunken revelry from above while you sip (or shoot) some Mezcal and Tequila specialties.
All are welcome and dark attire isn't required. Just come out to have some fun and party like it's pre-1999 on Lower Decatur.
𝕭𝖆𝖗𝖊 𝕭𝖆𝖈𝖈𝖍𝖚𝖘 • 𝕭𝖆𝖗𝖊 𝕭𝖆𝖈𝖈𝖍𝖚𝖘 • 𝕭𝖆𝖗𝖊 𝕭𝖆𝖈𝖈𝖍𝖚𝖘
! ! ! •g e t • l e w d • ! ! ! • g e t • n u d e • ! ! !
𝕭𝖆𝖗𝖊 𝕭𝖆𝖈𝖈𝖍𝖚𝖘 • 𝕭𝖆𝖗𝖊 𝕭𝖆𝖈𝖈𝖍𝖚𝖘 • 𝕭𝖆𝖗𝖊 𝕭𝖆𝖈𝖈𝖍𝖚𝖘
HIGH PROFILE is pleased to bring you a night of REVELRY, ECSTASY, and NUDITY for your Bacchus night!
Come in the sexy skin ur in,
create ur best nude illusion,
or dress in ur finest nude tones ! ! ! !
≋*≋ Celebrating all body-ody-odies ≋*≋
𝖑𝖚𝖘𝖈𝖎𝖔𝖚𝖘 𝖘𝖔𝖚𝖓𝖉𝖘 𝖇𝖞:
DJ DREAMER ( Ashley Teamer )
𝖕𝖎𝖈𝖙𝖚𝖗𝖊𝖘𝖖𝖚𝖊 𝖕𝖊𝖗𝖋𝖔𝖗𝖒𝖆𝖓𝖈𝖊𝖘 𝖇𝖞:
••• High Profile •••
UPSTAIRS of Santos is OPEN ! ! !
≋≋≋Lounge in our Luscious Wine Garden ≋≋≋
IT'S MARDI GRAS! And nothing says Mardi Gras quite like a bunch of stupid drag queens being all creepy and stuff!
Get here early and score some EXTRA EXCLUSIVE and LIMITED EDITION (and probably supes magical) FREE Mardi Gras COVEN talisman swag before they're gone!
Stay tuned for some VERY special announcements!
COVEN is a New Orleans drag show like no other!
Witches! Vampires! Voodoo! Ghosts! All the dark, creepy, saucy (and silly) vibes that make this town the town we love!
You're not going to miss this one, ladies!
Featuring performances from our core cast members:
☾☾☾ APOSTROPHE ☾☾☾
☾☾☾ FRANKY ☾☾☾
☾☾☾ TARAH CARDS ☾☾☾
☾☾☾ VISQUEEN ☾☾☾
☾☾☾ VINSANTOS ☾☾☾
Card Readings by
☾☾☾ THE MEXICAN WITCH ☾☾☾
9 PM --- $10 admission --- 21+