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Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 at 8:00pm
CONTINENTAL (ex Dropkick Murphys)
RAT CITY RIOT
Doors: 8 PM / Show: 9 PM
You might recognize front man Rick Barton from playing in bands such as the Outlets, Dropkick Murphys & Everybody Out. CONTINENTAL will never be defined by a particular genre. They blend a unique style of rock, folk,country and blues to as closely follow Gram Parsons mission of “Cosmic American Music.” Some of the initial comparisons have been to Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, and The Velvet Underground. RAT CITY RIOT is at it once again, with their latest release, "Better Than Nothing" on their family record label I HATE PEOPLE RECORDS. RAT CITY RIOT will be smashing their way back onto the streets of Europe in February of 2011. These Street-Rock gladiators are battle tested and have the miles (or Kilometers) behind them to lay a proper foundation for an assault on the very core of what you know about this band, and what you've been told that Rock and Roll should be. Blasting out of the gate with songs like 'Save Your Soul' and 'Long Run', RAT CITY RIOT let everyone know exactly where they stand as a hard-working, touring machine that pulls no punches and has no qualms about telling it like it is. Featuring a Discography on such labels as Taang! Records, Street Anthem, and People Like You Records; RAT CITY RIOT find their new home now on IHP RECORDS and get back to basics, and back on the road ready for anything. New additions to the band include Kevin Grossman (ex Bonecrusher and Straight Faced) on lead guitar, Chris Bieck (the Widows) on bass guitar & Mike Hertel (Pass The Axe) on drums. Back for more, are seasoned touring veterans, Noah Bricker on vocals & Andy Mensing on guitar. RAT CITY RIOT is back, stronger than ever, and will be tearing across the terrain, onto a stage near you with a vengeance. Good-time Escondido band the GETDOWN says they’re inspired by the counterculture and influenced by bands like Strung Out, A Wilhelm Scream, and NOFX. From whiskey singalongs to good old-fashioned punk rock, the foursome says, “We write songs that highlight our youth, politics, our ever-changing lives, and everything in between.”
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