Date and Time
Thursday, July 11th, 2013 at 7:00pm
When MF Ruckus hits the stage, a nexus in the universe forms, creating a place where all is in perfect harmony, war ceases, poverty becomes abundance and all the starving children of the world dance and sing. MF Ruckus is a turbocharged Rock n Roll super-group comprised from salvaged and frankensteined pieces of Denver and Chicago's most legendary unknown bands. Following the concurrent demise of Forth Yeer (AKA Forth Yeer Freshman), The STD's, Road Crew and Home of the Brave, the surviving members joined together over a number of years to create a 6 headed rock-strosity, known as "The Motherfucking Ruckus" or MF RUCKUS for use in polite company. Parker Clark Whitton, Tony Lee, Aaron Howell, Jerry Cass, Logan O'Connor and Tyrell Blosser write songs in the key of fuckin' A and throw shows that will blow your mind into a million tiny pieces, so you’d do best to strap on your party pants. Like a bastard child of AC/DC, Iron Maiden, Thin Lizzy and Motorhead, MF Ruckus nods to Lynyrd Skynrd and Turbonegro both within songs like “Balls of Steel” that showcase their thundercock rock stylings. Now, the band is set to take over your town as they tour to support their new live CD and DVD, The Dirty Half Dozen. This double disc, live album and DVD is the closest you can get to the MF Ruckus live experience without shot-gunning an ice-cold Colorado Kool-aid and hopping into the van yourself.
Aaron Howell leads the band with vocal pipes forged from Satan’s gold. A throaty, raging growl of a voice with a range wide enough to sing Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” and Dio’s “Last in Line” in the same set as if they were on the same album. Howell’s also got a killer sense of humor that comes out as banter between songs that gets a rise out of audiences.
The band’s guitars are led by Tony Lee (aka The Windy City Madman) and Parker Clark Whitton (aka The New Kid), whose intense riffs, inspired by blues, rock and metal alike, are set with a killer buzz that electrifies audiences of all stripes. The backbone of the band, Rhythm Guitarist Jerry Cass and Bassist Logan O'Connor, manage to keep pace with the furious pace of Drum-Beast, Tyrell Blosser.
Here’s what critics are saying about MF Ruckus:
“These guys ROCK with a capital “R”. Equal parts AC/DC, Skynyrd, and Motorhead, these six Denver mofos are out to prove (or so it seems) that the death of Rock ‘N Roll has been greatly exaggerated and the genre, in turn, underestimated,” says Sindo Lamas of Clampdownradio. “MF Ruckus are the epitome of all things great about good old Rock ‘N Roll.”
“Every song I’ve heard from Mf Ruckus has been a lesson in kick ass rock n roll. Remember, almost all the recordings have been live and it’s pretty impressive when live music sounds this good.… These guys should appeal to everyone whether they are metal, punk, rock, hard rock, rockabilly, or….whatever,” says Tom Walsh of Interstatelive.com.
“That band knows how to work a crowd and actually puts on a show instead of just getting up and playing instruments,” says Tom Murphy of Denver Westword.
The band is touring this spring and will be playing the following cities and venues:
Friday June 21st 2013 – Denver, CO – 3 Kings Tavern
Saturday June 22nd 2013 – Denver, CO – Westword Music Showcase
Sunday June 23rd 2013 – Grand Junction, CO- Sabrosa Restaurante
Monday June 24th 2013 – Boise, ID – Liquid Lounge
Tuesday June 25th – Spokane, WA – Carr’s Corner
Wednesday June 26th – Poulsbo, WA – Helter Skelter Lounge
Thursday June 27th – Everett, WA – Tony V’s Garage
Friday June 28th – Seattle, WA – Slim’s Last Chance w/ Big Wheel Stunt Show, Zero Down and Tarantula Hawk.
Saturday June 29th – Portland, OR – Ash Street Saloon w/ My New Vice
Sunday June 30th – Salem, OR – The Blacklite Bar
Monday July 1st – Medford, OR – Johnny B’s Rockin’ Diner
Tuesday July 2nd – Arcata, CA – TBA
Wednesday July 3rd – Oakland, CA – The Stork Club
Thursday July 4th – South Lake Tahoe, CA – Rojo’s Cavern
Friday July 5th – Fullerton, CA – Slide Bar
Saturday July 6th – San Diego, CA – The Shakedown Bar
Sunday July 7th – Los Angeles, CA – Redwood Bar
Monday July 8th – Phoenix, AZ – Deadhorse
Tuesday July 9th – Albuquerque, NM – Sister Bar
Wednesday July 10th – Amarillo, TX – Leftwoods
Thursday July 11th – Austin, TX – Headhunters
Friday July 12th – Houston, TX – Mango’s w/ Ese
Saturday July 13th – Dallas, TX – TBA
Sunday July 14th – Norman, OK – TBA
Monday July 15th – Oklahoma City, OK – Hi-Lo
Tuesday July 16th – Salina, KS – TBA
Thursday July 17th-20th – Denver, CO – Underground Music Showcase (specific date and time TBA)
To learn more about the band, visit: www.mfruckus.com. To download the album for free, visit http://www.mfruckus.com/downloads. Preview the DVD trailer here: