Garden City, MI
San Diego, CA
Hard Fall Hearts
San Diego, CA
Date and Time
Tuesday, October 29th at 8:00pm
KOFFIN KATS / the STRIKERS / HARD FALL HEARTS
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DOORS: 8 PM / SHOW: 9 PM
KOFFIN KATS: After more than a thousand shows and eight years of international touring, "the road" is where Detroit-based Koffin Kats now call "home." The Koffin Kats take the Motor City attitude and mix it into a toxic blend of booze, tattoos and thumbing psychobilly punk rock 'n' roll. The trio kicked things off in June 2003 with a mission to not stop for anything. Vic Victor (Lead Vocal, Upright Bass) joined forces with long-time friend Tommy Koffin (Guitar) and started laying the groundwork for the sonic assault known as The Koffin Kats.
They put together songs with subjects ranging from Sci-Fi to dealing with the horrors of the real world. With Eric "E Ball" Walls on drums, they began by playing for beer in small local bars, eventually made their way out of the Midwest. The next couple of years proved to be up with numerous North American tours and down with numerous drummer changes. During this time they released their first three albums — S/T (2003), "Inhumane" (2005), and "Straying from the Pack" (2006).
These releases and the tours helped get the name of "The Koffin Kats" noticed in the wide world of punk and psychobilly. In 2007, Vic and Tommy hooked back up with Eric for their fourth album, "Drunk in the Daylight" (2008), and began making the Kats what are now known for today...NONSTOP TOURING AND MAKING EVERY SHOW A PARTY. With their love for their fans and for the road they set out to play everywhere someone was willing to listen.
In recent years, they have been able to make a name for themselves in Europe as well and have been included on tours with some of the tops acts in psychobilly, such as Mad Sin, Nekromantix and The Meteors. In 2009 they released "Forever For Hire" and at year's end Tommy left the band to pursue a normal life. Shortly thereafter, EZ Ian Jarrell took over the guitar and hopped on tour. While on the road, the trio worked on material for a split album with The 12 Step Rebels, which was released in the spring of 2011.
Now The Koffin Kats have signed with Sailors Grave Records for the release of "Our Way & The Highway", a culmination of all things KK with their rich history, road scars, and outlaw psycho punk blood running furiously through every ear-ripping track.
the STRIKERS: Hailing from San Diego California, The Strikers sound is a mixture of aggressive punk rock, metal and psychobilly. Joey (guitar/lead vocals) and longtime friend Donovan (drums) were tired of trying to force their musical styles into bands that did not share their vision. They began writing songs for a straight forward rock band that would not compromise its sound for anyone. Almost by luck they found Rob (upright bass/backing vocals) who also shared their vision. The trio began writing and performing, mixing their own, very different, musical styles into one aggressive “kick-in-the-neck rock n’ roll band".
HARD FALL HEARTS: Hard Fall Hearts are Bryan Kelly (Guitar, Vox), Eli Rinek (Drums Vox), and Andrew Verdugo (Upright Bass).
Hailing from San Diego, this Punk/Rockabilly outfit is here to stay through the blood sweat and tears! Hard Fall Hearts' sound is both dark and distinct yet reverent to the roots of rock-n-roll. As always pressing the pedal to the metal these boys have been playing great SoCal/Regional venues, Europe, and US tours for the past 5 years.
In March of 2008 front man Bryan Kelly captured the attention of Drummer Eli Rinek and Upright Bassist Ian Watson aka "Rocket" with his haunting melodies. With the manic slapping style of Rocket uniquely complimenting the steady, hard driving back beats from Eli, HFH was born!
Playing a show 24 hours after their first rehearsal these boys knew they were firing on all cylinders! In fact,that in itself motivated the title of their debut album, 'Last 24 Hours', released in October of 2008.
Utilizing their creative momentum, HFH finished recording their second album 'To All Believers' in Jan of
2010 and it was released on Double Barrel Records on March 26th. That coincided with a 6 week tour of Europe and Western US tour in early 2011. After some personnel changes on Bass, Kyle Olson
aka "KRO" joined the band for a 4 week tour of Europe in June of 2012. Kyle will do Bass tracks for the upcoming HFH album titled 'Die Before, We Die' scheduled for release in early 2013 on Splatterhouse Wreckords. Keep a lookout!
In 2011 The Hearts headlined the Tiki Drive-In Stage at Ink N Iron (Long Beach, CA), performed at Las Vegas Shakedown 11'and successfully toured Northern and Southern Europe.
The band has performed with the likes of The Supersuckers, The Swingin' Utters, Lee Rocker, The Blasters, The Quakes, Klingonz, The Paladins, Lords Of Altamont, The Vandals, Throw Rag, Fishbone, The Head Cat, Frenzy, Detroit Cobras, Batmobile, The Sonics, Rezurex, and share bills often with The Chop Tops, Koffin Kats, 3 Bad Jacks, Deadbolt, and The Rocketz.
These boys are definitely a band you wanna keep both eyes on. Making friends and fans one show at a time, Hard Fall Hearts are sure to turn any dull day into a wild night!