9PM | $7 | 21+
Drag Me Under(Reno)
8PM | $18/$20 | 21+
The Weirdos were formed in 1975 by singer John Denney and his guitarist brother Dix (sons of Hollywood actress Nora Denney), initially using the band names the Barbies and the Luxurious Adults.The band was originally a 1950s-inspired hard rock and roll band that, like the Ramones in New York City, predated the UK punk scene. While initially trying to distance themselves from the genre name "punk" that was created in New York, ultimately the band, in the words of John Denney, "just kinda became more like this punk ROCK N ROLL type thing and we kinda went with it because the fans wanted it. They wore us down and we just said 'OK, fine! We're punk rock, similar to the Ramones. Whatever you say.'"... See MoreSee Less
8PM | $7 | 21+
Inanimate Existence- Progressive/Technical Death Metal from the Bay Area.
Ostracized- Keeping metal brutal and heavy since 2012. By real metalheads for real metalheads, leave the whining to the kids!
A Ghost For All Seasons- Metalcore Band out of Reno, NV.
www.reverbnation.com/aghostforallseasons... See MoreSee Less
8PM | $5/$6 | 21+
Celebrating Donkey Jaw Album Release Party!!!!
No Accion is a four-piece band with a Punk Rock attitude and a RockN'Roll soul. We grew up in the Salad Bowl of the Salinas Valley, stretching through Watsonville and on to Santa Cruz California. We're the sons of the working class... los hijos de campesinos y la clase obrera.
Donkey Jaw- Their 3-piece Punk Rock from Reno, Nevada.
LOST IDEA- Punk rock from Reno, NV... See MoreSee Less
10PM | FUNDRAISER | 21+
15% of all bar sales go to SKATEPAL
8PM | $5/$6 | 21+
Mystic Priestess- Dark Wave, Post-Punk, Synth, Femme Rock from Oakland, CA.
Dissidence- Anarchist charged Crust meets Death Metal. From Reno, NV.
Ryan- Drums//Erin- Vocals//Austin- Guitar
BASHA- Two sisters from the 775 who love music and Jay Gatsby.
BUCKET FLUSH- WEST PHILADELPHIA, born and raised, pop-a-squat was where we spent most of our daze. Just a couple of punks who were up to no good, we started causin' trouble in our neighborhood.
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Join us for good times and sing along to your favorite One Drop tunes at the 2018 Summer Vibes Tour.
7.26 Thursday (Reggae, Rock, Feel Good)
Neptune Entertainment presents:
Tickets on sale NOW! $8adv / $10dos
Listen on One Drop on Spotify
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Negative Approach is an American hardcore punk band, formed in Detroit, Michigan in 1981. The band is considered among of the pioneers of hardcore punk, particularly in the Midwest region. Like most hardcore bands, Negative Approach was little known in its day outside of its hometown. It is now idolized in the Detroit rock underground and the punk subculture, considered to be one of the elite bands of the "old school" era, and continues to be influential. Negative Approach initially broke up in 1984 with singer John Brannon moving onto Laughing Hyenas, and later Easy Action, but the band has reformed as of 2006 and continues to tour sporadically.
Negative Approach was formed in August 1981 in Detroit, Michigan by John Brannon and Pete Zelewski, supposedly after seeing a Black Flag/Necros show. The first NA lineup consisted of Brannon on vocals, Rob McCulloch on guitar, Pete Zelewski on bass and Zuheir on drums. Not long after, Zelewski left the band to form the Allied and was replaced by Rob McCulloch's brother Graham. Zuheir Fakhoury was later replaced by Chris "Opie" Moore. The lineup of Brannon/McCulloch/McCulloch/Moore would remain unchanged until NA disbanded. NA's first gig was in the basement of Necros drummer Todd Swalla's mother's home. Soon after, they recorded a demo, and followed that up with an appearance on the Process of Elimination compilation 7” EP, released on Meatmen frontman Tesco Vee's fledgling Touch & Go label, named after his fanzine of the same name. The comp also featured the Necros and the Meatmen, among others. NA, the Necros and the Meatmen then embarked on the Process of Elimination tour. Though this “tour” consisted of a mere three shows (Boston, New York City and Washington, DC), it is cited as being a key event in the early spread of hardcore. The first proper Negative Approach studio release came in 1982 with their self-titled 7” EP, also on Touch & Go. It contained “Can't Tell No One,” “Ready To Fight” and “Nothing,” which is considered by many to be the quintessential NA song. The following year saw the release of the Tied Down LP, also venerated as a hardcore classic. The classic line-up fell apart in 1983.
John Brannon with Easy Action. Mac's Bar, Lansing 11/8/08.
John Brannon went on to front the punk blues band Laughing Hyenas with his girlfriend Larissa Stolarchuk from L-Seven, and currently sings for Easy Action. In 2008 John Brannon sings 2 songs on Vitamin X's album Full Scale Assault produced by Steve Albini.
Opie Moore moved out from behind the drums to front '80s/'90s alt-rock act Crossed Wire along with Rob McCulloch. After Crossed Wire, Rob McCulloch attended college and has not pursued a career in music, although he maintains a home recording studio. Currently, Moore enjoys a respected solo career as an edgy roots-oriented singer and songwriter. His current band, Moore & Sons on the UK's Triumphant Sounds/Drawing Room label, features Lambchop member Dennis Cronin.
Graham McCulloch moved to Washington, DC and joined the Meatmen before forming Earth 18 with John "Bubba" Dupree (formerly of Void). Earth 18 released several albums and toured the US, opening for Nitzer Ebb. After Earth 18 disbanded Graham played for several years in Mother May I.
It was announced in May 2006 that Brannon and Moore would play a Negative Approach reunion show, of sorts, for Touch & Go's 25th Anniversary show on September 9, 2006, as well as two later shows in the UK - London on December 7 and at All Tomorrow's Parties on December 10. Despite repeated efforts by Rob and Graham McCulloch to be a part of the reunion and have the classic NA lineup play, John refused. It was instead announced that Harold Richardson (of Brannon's current band Easy Action) and Ron Sakowski (formerly of Easy Action, Laughing Hyenas, and Necros) would complete the lineup.
Negative Approach closed out the No Fun Fest in Brooklyn, New York on May 20, 2007. Thurston Moore played guitar on two songs at the start of their set.
Negative Approach did a brief reunion tour in the northeast United States in April 2008, performing in Brooklyn and Providence. They also played the wedding of Anal Cunt founder Seth Putnam. The band did a lengthier tour of Europe in June 2008, and later that year a concert in Los Angeles. In 2009, they played a string of shows in the US.
In 2010 Brannon discovered several unreleased Negative Approach recordings which contained the lost 1984 sessions of unreleased studio tracks. After meeting Curtis Casella of Taang! Records, Casella offered to release the recordings, which include "Friends Of No One", "Cargo Cult" "Kiss Me Kill Me", "Obsession", "Genocide" and a studio version of "I Got A Right". The tapes were brought to Jim Diamond to restore and preserve. Taang! released an album containing the recordings called "Nothing Will Stand In Our Way" in November 2011 around the time the band played the Fun Fun Fun Festival in Austin Texas with the band's friend and lawyer Anthony DeLuca sitting in on drums in place of Moore.... See MoreSee Less
8PM | $7/$10 | 21+
Naked Aggression - (LA Punk. First time in Reno in over 10 years.)
Opposition Rising - (Boston Hardcore Punk.)
Dissidence - (Blackened Crust from Reno.)
Slutzville - (Two piece Queer Punk from Grass Valley)
Tuesday July 31st @ SheasTavern Reno... See MoreSee Less
Jon Cougar Concentration Camp is a punk rock band from San Diego. Formed in 1994 and lasted until 1999. Currently recording a new album.
The Three Peligros- Punk Rock from Reno
Straight Through- Fast 'n Loud Sacramento Punk Rock
Owl was originally hatched in 2007, when the youngest Baechle brother, Axell, sprang from an egg (aged 13 years already and with a Gibson Les Paul in his hands) and began to compose original songs in the style of classic heavy metal (BlackZeppelinBudgieLizzyMotorVenomRamones). The middle brother K, disturbed from his book by the noise, soon decided to join in, adding his Fender Stratocaster, supernatural songwriting, composition and vocal skills to the mix. The Holy Trinity finally came together at Christmas 2009, when oldest brother Clint was summoned away from a three month tour with some other band. The trio met at the Baechle family mountain aerie, high in the Sierra Mountains, and the demo tape was recorded (Clint on drums). The demo was circulated, with some critical acclaim, and much curiosity as to the real age and relationship of the band members.
Unable to procure a fourth sibling to complete the lineup of the band, the brothers adopted an African child named Melanie to be their bass player and sister in March of 2011. The Stone Loner seven inch was recorded soon after. The band picked up steam, playing gigs around the Bay Area, and lumbering drunkenly up the West Coast for the first time in August 2011.
The Stone Loner seven inch finally came out (as a split label release with band’s own Magick Hermit Records, and Tombs In The Valley productions from Newcastle, UK.) in February 2012. This was followed by a second West Coast tour. The band continued to ravage the Bay Area throughout the Spring and Summer of 2012, building a reputation as a formidable live act. The first LP (a split label release with Magick Hermit and Lummox records) was released in limited quantity in November 2012, on the eve of the band’s first US tour, which carried them to the East coast and back, through an onslaught of crazy gigs (and crazy weather).
In August and September 2013 the band toured the West Coast and Southwest United States, and in November and December they toured Europe for the first time. In January 2014 Jamie Sanitate became the new bass player.
Demo Tape: 2010: Magick Hermit
Stone Loner 7": 2012: Tombs In The Valley/Magick Hermit
s/t Album: 2012: Magick Hermit/Lummox
X-Mas Mixtape: 2012: Stop Go Destroy Tapes
Atlantean Key Single: 2013: Ulterior/Magick Hermit
Remover Flexi Single: 2013: Dogends
Sweet Times Vol.1 Comp: 2013: Who Can You Trust?... See MoreSee Less
Heterophobia- Queer punk from Reno, NV
Launcher- Punkers from Los Angeles, CA
One Ton Dually-Assembled right here in Reno NV in 2015, One Ton Dually is an early model 4-speed good time transmission with top of the line roadhouse suspension and a powerful blues engine under the hood. Designed by the minds of Spike, Jackson, Nick Ramirez and Thee Reverend Rory Dowd, One Ton Dually plays songs about fast drinking and hard wimmin. Their first EP “Take It Up a Notch” is currently in post-production.... See MoreSee Less
$6 | 21+
Filth: It isn't very often in todays heavy music scene that the listener can dive right into a band knowing exactly what they're in for. With names that are designed to grab the listener's interest--but often music that fails to do the same--checking out new bands is a gamble, or, was a gamble. With North Carolina's latest addition to the downtempo deathcore scene, Filth give the listener a picture-perfect premonition of their sound before they can even press play. Murkier than a tar pit and harsher than a jackhammer burying into the listener's ears, this sinister Shelby quartet are here for one thing, and one thing only: to inflict the most damage to the listener in the shortest amount of time possible, and they do it with unbelievable efficacy.
Born in 2015 as a side project for guitarist David Gantt, bassist Nathan Pittman and vocalist Dustin Mitchell's main band, InVoker, Filth quickly took on a life of its own, with the purpose of spreading soul-smothering heaviness to the heads of heavy music enthusiast around the country. Erupting out of sheer nothingness with the release of their debut EP, Tales from the Gutter, Filth began like a ball of mud rolling down a steep hill of trash and grime--picking up mass and speed with each passing second. The group played as regional support for heavy music's heaviest hitters before embarking on a co-headlining nationwide tour with InVoker and Vessels, titled the "Tune Down for What? Tour." With one immensely successful stretch of live performances under their belt, and a critically acclaimed display of hyper-dissonant heaviness in the form of their debut EP to match, in fall of 2015, the band took off on their second co-headlining and EP support tour with U.S. Heavyweight legends A Legacy Unwritten--titled "Tales from the Guttour." Meeting with continued success in every venture, the band's intense work ethic and overwhelmingly aggressive style of ultra-heavy deathcore earned them a spot on True Initiative Management's roster--one already packed with enormous talent.
With most of 2015 in the rear view mirror, and a wide-open 2016 ahead of them, this Filthy quartet are poised to continue their dominion over the world of downtempo deathcore, be it with tours, terrifying new tunes or both. Keep your eyes peeled and your ears pressed to the ground--because before you know it, both will be flooded with Filth.
VCTMS- Metal from IL
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9PM | $10/$12 | 21+
Go Betty Go is an all-female Pop Punk Band from Los Angeles, guaranteed to blow your socks off!
Imagine going to a show and hearing Taking Back Sunday, Fall Out Boy, Panic! At The Disco, My Chemical Romance and many more, all only playing their best songs, all night long!!!
The folks at Emo Night Sacramento are giving you just that. All the sing-a-longs, dancing, jumping, screaming... well basically all the EMO!
The Emo Night Sacramento DJ’s will be spinning all the angst your teenage dirtbag heart desires!
Are events in Reno have been HUGE, you do not want to sleep on this... so make sure to Tell All Your Friends and Sugar, Come Down!
👆 see what we did there 😂
Saturday • August 18th • 9:00pm • $7 • 21+... See MoreSee Less
8PM | $5 /$6 | 21+
Gunsafe -Folk/Americana band from Albuquerque
John Underwood- is a multi-instrumentalist solo artist from Reno, NV with an unusual setup. He's placed eight instruments around him all running into a loop pedal, so he can create a full folk band sound live in front of the audience with banjo, acoustic guitar, accordion, trumpet, trombone, glockenspiel, electric bass, and an acoustic style drum setup with cajon, washboard and some cymbals. His music has spawned out of the ashes of his folk-pirate-gypsy band The Deadly Gallows, and the influences of his current folk-gypsy projects Six Mile Station and Dirty Kid Discount. A lot of people claim to be a one man band, but John will show you in one set how to put together all the pieces for such a thing, and what that full band would sound like.... See MoreSee Less
8PM | $5/$6 | 21+
Steaksauce Mustache is a four piece chaotic rock 'n' roll band from Southern Oregon.
People often ask, "Hey, that's a funny name for a band, how'd you come up with that?" to which we promptly respond by detonating a full fledged badger-bomb assault, to which the likes no man, woman, or child has ever seen.
Ravenous badgers attack from all directions, cutting off all possible paths of escape. There are no survivors. Not even Burt Reynolds, with his slick whiskers, freshly pressed jeans, and worn out cowboy boots, can make it out alive from this apocalyptic event.
The badgers shred apart all present beings with their vicious poison fangs, then sprouting sparrow wings, they initiate their world-wide migration, hunting non-believers of their overlord, whom is Steaksauce Mustache. They kamikaze dive-bomb their nuclear powered bodies with extreme precision into neighboring sky scrapers and small farmsteads, causing the total annihilation of cats, llamas and turtles.
From the fiery remnants of the radioactive nuclear fallout, rises the almighty Phoenix Badger who reserves no mercy for mankind. He will judge all who speak with a South Jersey accent, and their unending attempts to be part of the "in" crowd. With his laserbeam eyes, he will cut down their newly purchased assortment of TapOut shirts and rainbow variety packs of rubber band bracelets.
No sir, not even Bruce Willis, Bruce Lee, Bruce Campbell and the guy that was the other half founder of Campbell's soup (Joseph Campbell) can tame this beast.
Prepare yourselves and pray, for you are about to witness an event like no other. You will share, on fading breath, with your children upon your deathbed, of the day that Steaksauce Mustache arose to supreme power.
That day... That day is today.
Murderock- We are Murderock. We come from the Nevada wastelands to destroy everything you love.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8uS630RXtY... See MoreSee Less
8PM | $5/$6 | 21+
Void King- Stoner Doom 'n' Roll designed to give worshipers of the riff a pathway to eternal, fog filled salvation. Join us. Embrace the Void.
Kanawha- Doom, Sludge, Alterno-whatever metal from Reno, NV.
Pressure Drop is a hardcore band from Reno, NV.
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8PM | $5/$6 | 21+
Snailmate- Snailmate was formed by Kalen Lander and Ariel Monet in early 2015 in Phoenix, AZ. To date, the band has independently released 3 EPs (on tape and CD) one 7" vinyl split, one tape split and one full length album "Love in the Microwave" (digital distribution by OCML records) which together have amassed thousands of physical sales and digital downloads and garnered praise from press outlets such as Phoenix New Times, Java Magazine, Rogue Valley Messenger, ABQ Free Press, and more. The band’s self-booked touring began spring of 2015 and they haven't stopped since. Snailmate has played clubs in every region of the country while also performing at SXSW, Evel Knievel days, UFO festival, multiple Pride festivals, State fairs, Maximum Ames and Fog Fest. They are currently at work on their fourth EP which will be released early 2018. The duo will continue touring the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe and more until they die.
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Grimedog- Sexy Punk 'n' Roll from Reno.
JUST-IN Beaver- Reno solo guy.
Hourglass Flies- Doin' our own shit.
hourglassflies.bandcamp.com... See MoreSee Less
8PM | $15/$16 | 21+
Sloppy Seconds is doing its first West Coast Tour of the Millennial...along with Danny Cockstar & the Money Shots reuniting for this! Local favorite The Shames, and The Publiquors from Cali.
8PM | $5/$6 | 21+
SWINE- LOS ANGELES METAL
Qarin- Formed in June 2012, Qarin is the mash up of a few local Reno bands: En Malem Crucem, Miscreated, and Ethereal Reaping. These musicians came together with musical tastes spanning the many different sub-genres of metal. The idea conceived by this motley mashup of musicians was one of bringing those many and varying tastes in metal together into one big melting pot of epicness.
They also had a secondary view and objective: to bring the passion and party back into metal. In these modern days, they believe the old gods of metal are dying off and the aggressive ambiance with them. Now is the time to return metal to the days of decadence.
Qarin, in middle eastern folklore, is the Jinn every person is born with that tells them to do evil things. In essence, it is the voice of sin. Now Qarin has returned to scream the message of rebellion and hedonism back into a scene that has forgotten its own ways.
The band has seen a few musician changes over the last three years. Justin Martinez (Guitar), and Mark Rodriguez (Guitar) graced the sound with their passion but parted ways amicably with the band, leaving the sound to be rounded out by Diego Martinez (Guitar). The rest of the line up still remains: Adam "The Steel Cutter" Weisshar (Bass), Theodore Poundcake (Drums), Aaron Canon (Guitar), and Divah (Vocals). Qarin has been honored to share the stage with the likes of Demon Hunter, Hemlock, Saving Alleya, Laid in Stone, Mobile Death Camp (featuring Mike Bishop, Oderus Urungus of Gwar), Hatriot (Featuring Zetro Souza of Exodus), Winds of Plague, Arkaik, Alterbeast, Arsonists Get All the Girls, Kataklysm, Macawber, Conducting from the Grave, Lord of War, The Kennedy Veil, Aborted, and many others.
Qarin shows all the signs of continuing upward movement with no ceiling. The road ahead is a long battle, but they will stop at nothing to conquer all challenges. Qarin will prevail.
A Devinstating Christastrophe- We are a two person group who plays metal and are focusing on expanding our musical styles to find a sound most people will enjoy listening to.
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8PM | $15/$17 | 21+
The Swingin' Utters have been kicking around the San Francisco Bay Area for 25 years now. They’ve met their wives and their best friends on these streets; they’ve grown and aged right here in the Bay Area. This has ignited the very essence of what goes into their value system and more importantly their music, because it is a reflection of those experiences. For example, the band took a break to raise their families, right at the height of their popularity! Did it faze them? Not really. That’s the thing with these guys. It is family first, with music always germinating within those life choices. During the Utters’ semi-hiatus, they all continued playing music in bands like Druglords of the Avenues, the Re-volts and Filthy Thieving Bastards. Their life experiences influence what goes into their records. A case in point is their debut: 1995’s The Streets of San Francisco; their first full length and an essential “streetpunk” masterpiece. Fat Mike took notice of their grit and honesty, and signed them to Fat Wreck Chords. From there they put out a ton of great records, including A Juvenile Product of the Working Class, Five Lessons Learned, Brazen Head, Swingin’ Utters and Dead Flowers, Bottles, Bluegrass, and Bones. For 10 years the Utters toured relentlessly with the likes of Rancid, NOFX, Dropkick Murphys and everyone in between. Which brings us back to celebrating their 25th anniversary, the band fully recharged with their second album in three years and no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
Uke-Hunt is ME FIRST AND THE GIMME GIMMES vocalist Spike Slawson’s latest cover band extravaganza. What started as Spike simply learning and arranging some of his favorite classic songs for the ukulele on his own, eventually evolved into added musicians and a layered patchwork of ukulele, saxophone, glockenspiel, stylophone, organ, standup bass, and all manner of percussive elements. Obviously, due in no small part to the instrumentation, this most recent foray into the world of breathing new life into shopworn classics displays a decidedly different slant than the breakneck tempo of the GIMMES. UKE-HUNT slips into something a little more comfortable with a lounge/soul vibe that’d be at home in a tiki bar, Elks lodge, rock club, or on a sunny patio. Spike uses UKE-HUNT as a vehicle to explore a diverse selection of songs and while some tracks seem to be made for UKE-HUNT, others undergo some astonishing genre-bending to arrive in perfect harmony with the rest of the album. Of course, the centerpiece of the entire UKE-HUNT experience is Spike’s enchanting vocal ability, which is on full display in all of its silky splendor from start to finish. So pour yourself a cocktail and set course for the captivating sounds of UKE-HUNT.
Another Damn Disapointment (A.D.D) are a punk rock band from Sacramento, CA. They have released three full length albums, toured the country many times, shared the stage with the best bands in the business, and played thousands of shows since their formation in 2001.
They released their third full length entitled "Relentless" on Felony Records January 30th 2009. Check out the songs, check out the videos, check out a show, this band does not disappoint.
Another Damn Disapointment won the Volcom Band Joust competition in their hometown in 2003 then landed a record deal with Volcom Entertainment at the Band Joust finals in Los Angeles. In 2004 the band released the "Hooligan" on Volcom Entertainment. They toured all over the U.S. on the 2004 and 2005 Vans Warped Tour and have continued to tour and play shows since.... See MoreSee Less
8PM | $5/$6 | 21+
Alvie & The Breakfast Pigs- A loud in your face San Francisco Trash Blues rock band. Best enjoyed with a beer and a shot. Rock n roll is not dead in our books. See for yourself!
BASHA- Two sisters from the 775 who love music and Jay Gatsby.
The LadyBoners- Party time excellent from Berkeley.
Roxxy Collie is an innovative, dramatic indie rock/pop band. Described as "Midnight Sunshine Pop", Roxxy Collie pairs catchy melodies with dark topics.... See MoreSee Less
Come out, party and help celebrate Kirsten Zimmerman, Zoë Toranzo, Katherine Soules, Keith Haley, Max Niles, Rachel Rees, Travis Kruger, Amelia Anderson Calvert, Aaron Hamilton, Ali Buck Mikey O'Hanifen, Nikki Knuckles, and Momo birthday!
Machine Gun Vendetta- Reno Punk Rock
KRASHKARMA- Metal from L.A
Rock 'N' Roll Suicides-formed in the summer of '09. They are a garage/punk rock 'n' roll band based out of La Puente, CA. After more than 10 years of playing in many punk bands, Rudy & Jeanette decided they wanted to start something different from what they had been doing. They decided to start from scratch and build the band from the ground up. Still sticking to their punk rock roots, they preferred not to be categorized to one genre, but are more than happy to have been compared to some of their biggest influences (X, The Stooges, Queens Of The Stone Age and a punk version of The White Stripes). Just to name a few...
Started as a two piece band, their live shows were very stripped down and raw. And with a wall of sound coming out from their set up, they had no problem keeping up with 3 to 5 piece bands and had been constantly mistaken for more than two people when playing live. Flash forward to the beginning of 2016 (7 years after they formed) Suicides decided they had accomplished what they could as a two piece and were ready to move forward with a third member. After 2 years as our roadie on tour, we knew Robert would be the best fit for the band. Now Suicides are Rock'n as a power trio and are coming to a town near you!! So keep checking back for tour dates!
Murderock-We are Murderock. We come from the Nevada wastelands to destroy everything you love.Rock 'N' Roll, Metal from Reno
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The Big News- Oklahoma City's The Big News is a Ska Punk band. They mix influences from British two tone and third wave Ska with a heavy influence of 90's punk rock.
The Big News has opened for Ska and Punk greats including Voodoo Glow Skulls, The Interrupters, The Toasters, Roddy Radiation of The Specials, Red City Radio, Los Skarnales, Dan Pothast of MU330, Reel Big Fish, Less Than Jake, Here Come The Mummies & Suburban Legends.
The Big News is more than just a band. It is a movement. The common idea that binds this group of musicians together is to create a new generation hungry for the truth in this convoluted and sick political world and to usher in a new generation of show goers who welcome compassion, love, and understanding for all peoples.
West King String Band-Original grassy folk music with clever songwriting and hot pickin'. "Staring At The Sun" available now on iTunes and Spotify.
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Sir Coyler & His Asthmatic Band- garage-punk/quick-but-sloppy rock 'n' roll
The Habituals-At first, The Habituals started off as The Branks with a completely different line up from now, until the first original member came in to sing, Kat Atomik. She, along with Andy, Perry, and Justin comprised the first line up of The Habituals. After some time Justin left the band and left the drummer seat open, that's when Tom came in to fill the slot. Soon the band started to take off and landed shows in and out of town. Unfortunately things don't always go as planned, and Perry and Andy left the band. Kat and Tom stayed together and wrote all new music, save two songs they kept, Tantrum and Snake Oil. After some time they recruited Billy on the bass and Molly on the drums and moved Tom to guitar. Molly was replaced by Barry and the band found their line up. Shows played and fans became abundant, but Barry left the band and was replaced by Eric. Billy, long time member, decided to follow other interests and was replaced by Brenda on bass, but soon after, Eric and Brenda walked away leaving the two originals to find new members. That's when Zane came in on the bass, weaving lines that have crushed all before him. Drummer Jeff soon followed and the shows came again, but Jeff needed to pay more attention to his family so once again The Habs were left without a drummer. And now, after a few months searching they found Dave, with the skills that have brought the other three to their knees and thanked all creation, The Habituals are back at it.
The Gutz-Recently formed with members from The Crutch, Tater Famine, Fire Whiskey, 30 Years War and few more from our past. Based out of Santa Cruz, Ca.... See MoreSee Less
8PM | $18/$20 | 21+
The Real McKenzies is a Canadian Celtic Punk band founded in 1992 and based in Vancouver, British Columbia. They are one of the founders of the Celtic Punk movement!
Amuse-Pop Punk/ Punk Rock from Indianapolis, IN
Knocked Down-We are a three-piece skate punk band from Stockton, CA.
All Hype, No Heart--Pop Punk/ Punk Rock from Reno
Greenriver Thrillers-Formed in 2002, Greenriver Thrillers are a three-piece noise rock band formed in Seattle, Washington. All three members (Gary Hughes, Alan Alfano and Phil Smith) were born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. Each of them have an extensive background performing in several bands in the local scene over the years – which ultimately caused them to cross paths and form a cohesive unit of sound that they have perfected.
The musical style of the Thrillers blends many elements of rock ‘n roll ranging from classic punk, metal and even shades of experimental music. They have a wide range of musical influences including Unsane, Retox, Gaythiest and Unwound.
On their most recent release, “Retarder” they have followed up their self titled release with a heavier more straightforward sound that is impacting the local music scene. Jake Weller from SeattleRockGuy said recently online; “Before anybody else in the PNW was bringing back the crunchy, abrasive noise rock of yesteryear (think Touch&Go/AmRep), these guys were doing it. Over the last decade or so, I've often thought of them as the most underrated band in Seattle. Check out their new album and judge for yourself.”
When performing live they offer up a shockingly loud show that proves that they are in sync musically and have been playing together for a long time. Even in small spaces they manage to fill them with an enormous amount of energy while assaulting the audience with punk rock perfection.... See MoreSee Less
Joe Jack Talcum- Joe Jack Talcum, a founding member of the Dead Milkmen, began playing solo acoustic shows in 2004. He performs his own songs as well as solo versions of some Dead Milkmen songs. Throughout the past 7 years he has performed throughout the United States as well as in Canada, Germany, and Romania. He has one live album, "Live in the Studio" (cd) a split 12 inch with Mischief Brew ("Photographs from the Shoe Box"), a split CD with Ratboy ("Joe Jack Brand Talcum") and a collection of home recordings ("Home Recordings 1984-1997").
Coolzey- Golden era hip-hop roots planted in black Iowa dirt and tempered by 90s alternative era rock influence yields a juxtaposition of the dark, horrific nature of life paired with a slapstick and comedic view of the world, allowing for a wide, unpredictable arsenal of material ranging from soul-spilling indie bedroom rock to wise-cracking battle rap and on to radio pop.
Coolzey stepped into the public eye around 2005 with a demo album and a series of exploratory DIY tours with rapper/comedian and friend Schaffer the Darklord. Interest spread quickly and Coolzey found himself touring alongside hip-hop legends from Brand Nubian and Jurassic 5 as well as punk rock heroes like Dead Milkmen. Coolzey’s first album ‘The Honey’ was released in 2010 and second official full-length ‘Hit Factory’ in 2013. In these albums as well as in a number of EPs, collaborations and side projects, he finds his niche as a songwriter, navigating hip-hop, rock, punk and pop in the spirit of genre defying influences such as Ween, Beck, The Beastie Boys and Outkast.
Coolzey’s love for multiple genres can also be evidenced in his record label Public School Records, which curates music from the classic hip-hop of Bru Lei to the art pop of Belly Belt.
Weapons of Mass Creation-are a band known for explosive live performances and a unique sound that comes from story driven songs, that blend slam poetry with genres like Rock, Folk, Blues, Indie and Hip Hop. All four members of the band come from different places and were already highly experienced performers and artists before the creation of WMC - with backgrounds in acting, poetry, painting, sculpture, film making Electronica, Indie, Folk, Pysch, Progressive Rock, Metal and Hip Hop. It is these varied experiences and interests that make Weapons of Mass Creation difficult to pigeonhole musically and an awesome band to experience live.
In May 2012 Weapons of Mass Creation embarked on recording their debut album at Pixie Records entitled For Your Revolution. Recorded live, with 10 powerful tracks ranging across musical genres For Your Revolution captures WMC’s unique sound and energy in a fantastic debut.
For Your Revolution is due for release November 9th, 2012.
WMC have continued to expand their horizons live with shows in across the west coast of the U.S. WMC have played shows at big venues such as Whiskey a go go and The Key Club in Los Angeles to smaller acoustic shows adding banjo and viola into their sound for coffee houses like Venus Rising Coffee House in Butte Montana.
The Weapons of Mass Creation have shared the stage with many different artists including Thera, Juice, Knowledge Lives Forever, The Skurfs, Memory Motel, Loves, Venrez, LA Velvet, Ex Hang Ups, Chasing Ghosts, Centox, Sucka Punch, Rosie & The Cobras, Snow, Salty Dog, over 50 different emcees and DJs and many more bands…
Vague Choir-It started when Mark started playing solo shows in 2003 as he sought his own place in the neon-rock world of Reno, Nevada. Playing mostly as "Mister Vague" with a rotating cast of cohorts, Earnest recorded songs and played shows throughout the West Coast.
This led to a debut Mister Vague release in 2004 from Seattle label Unsmashable Records and three CDs in four years from Slothtrop Records of Madison, Wisconsin. Mister Vague albums were played on 100-plus radio stations in the U.S. and Canada and earned sales on iTunes, Rhapsody and Napster. Mister Vague (with local singer/songwriter Kung Fu Sophie) also contributed a cover of Neil Young’s “Bandit” to the critically acclaimed “More Barn” charity CD for the Bridge School that Slothtrop released in 2007.
That same year that Mister Vague -- which by this time included Marcus Mayhall and Jason Thomas -- released its third album, “Allergic To Everything." It was recorded and co-produced by Alan Sparkhawk of the indie-pop band Low (Sub Pop). A couple of years later, Mark and Jason also were named as two of the "top 101" residents in Reno who built the music scene, as chosen by peers and published in Reno News and Review magazine.
Mister Vague went dormant in 2009 while everyone pursued other things. In 2012, the last, trio version of the band -- Mark, Marcus, Jason -- reformed as Vague Choir. The plan is to release old Vague recordings as a sampler in 2012, followed by all new material in 2013.
The intense, near-punk velocity of Vague Choir shows have earned the band a loyal audience in such rock-centric towns as San Francisco, Sacramento, Seattle and Portland. Montana looms!... See MoreSee Less