Reunion show with SF classic outfit "Hightower"
A SKATE ROCK BENEFIT FOR RAY STEVENS II
There will be a derby discount! A special burlesque performance by Mizz Niki!
the MAU MAUS, M.O.T.O., CVNT SPARRER & ROCK BOTTOM $8 IN ADVANCE / $10 DAY OF SHOW BUY TICKETS ONLINE: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/258264 DOORS: 9 PM / SHOW: 10 PM the MAU MAUS, with singer Rick Wilder, were one of the first 2 bands to rehearse at what became the center of L A's music explosion, the Masque. Located in the basement of the Pussycat theater on Hollywood blvd. The band has had many personnel changes, but the line-up today is the same as New Year's Eve for '81. The band, (then) was joined by Paul Black, on drums, who just happened to have the house where The Mau-Mau's threw a New Year's Eve Party & as if spontaneously, hordes of Punk Rockers invaded the house to see the band w/ 'the street creds', you couldn't buy...& the more incredible considering it was 'word of mouth', not the the cold technology of today; no internet or fliers. This cult had such a rabid following, & violent 'pit' they were banned for 2 years during the '80's. They are credited, by some as giving birth to 'Hardcore', as seen in the book, 'California Hardcore'. Wilder along w/artist-photographer Paul Picasso, invented the 'Youth Party', which immediately ran two Mau-Mau's private parties @ the (orig.) Masque, & opened 'WAR'(Wilder's initials backward.), The 1st REAl (operated for, & run by 'punks', w/ outcast, & custom clothing (etc) store. . . brought 'Punk' to The Roosevelt Hotel, & w/the Masque & the 'scene' in trouble, 'talked' Hollywood Blvd pimp bar, the King's Palace, into becoming a showcase for the new bands. It later became 'Raji's'. Youth Party also became a fanzine and developed a stable of bands including UXA, Black Flag (on most all the Mau-Mau's' early Shows) Castration Squad, Black Randy & the Metro Squad etc; & The cult band, who never sold out, being true to form, releases their premier full length disk, aptly titled "SCORCHED EARTH POLICIES" on an independent company. This Circle remains unbroken so that in mid Spring, the 'Best kept Secret in town" will be blowing your house down. by Johhny Feral M.O.T.O. Masters of the Obvious (more commonly known as M.O.T.O. or MOTO), are the New Orleans-based garage punk band. Formed in 1981 by Paul Caporino, the lineup of the band has seen many changes over the years, with Caporino being the only consistent member. This time around at the Shakedown they will be backed by Davey Tiltwheel, Josh Mosh & Gene Doney. M.O.T.O. has celebrated thirty years as a band and founder Paul Caporino is showing no signs of slowing down. Caporino has lived all over the U.S., playing with endless lineups of M.O.T.O. and releasing everything from homemade recordings dubbed to tape to full studio albums. He recently relocated to his birthplace of New Orleans to play with original members of the band. Their sound is simple: catchy Ramones-y rock’n’roll with searing solos. CVNT SPARRER: Long Beach's finest all-girl Cock Sparrer cover band. Hailing from Long Beach are two subversively charming lasses with lo-fi dreams. Operating under the moniker Cvnt Sparrer, singer-guitarist Jennie Cotterill and singer-keyboardist Sara Lyons pay loving homage to punk icons Cock Sparrer. ROCK BOTTOM: A Rock n Roll band influenced by hard luck with women, losing at dice , drinking a lot of beer, and skateboarding.
“Speaking of feelings, how would your ex-girlfriends describe you? Oh god, ex-girlfriends! Well if they say I’m no good in bed they are lying, and after that it would probably be them complaining about how I didn’t like their weird friends and how they hated me only wanting to sit around and drink beer and listen to Dayglo Abortions and Motorhead all the time. They love how rough-edge I am in the beginning, but then realize that it’s all too real after a few months. Then I’m back at the bar singing about the one that got away.”