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Ramblers Songwriter Roundup Monday, July 137:00pm FreeRamblers Songwriter RoundupOpen mic Every Monday All musicians wanting to perform their material are cordially invited to play10:00pm FreeVictory Lane Service Industry Night $1.50 wells, $2 beer Open til 3am
Texas Hachet Cartel..Production
Nathan P. Murphys Springfield, Mo Wednesday August 3, 2011 18 & Up $8 Under 18 $12 Doors Open @ 7pm
Mary Magdalan With the stagnation that has plagued music for the last several years, the world has been in sonic deprivation. That void has now been filled with the brutally beautiful sounds of Mary Magdalan. This Hollywood band has burst on the scene at god speed. The sound is the brainchild of Gzus H and Mary Magdalan. What started out as a chance meeting led to one of the most intense and honest portrayals of art to hit the music scene in decades. The lyrics are an introspective into the mind of an addict. Whether the addiction is drugs or dissolution with reality, Mary Magdalan speaks the language of America's disenfranchised youth with candid and sincere honesty. The music is a deep perspective on the road with a child of addiction. The loss of family, the mistrust of addicts, the inner turmoil and loneliness that haunts so many children across the globe is living testament to the sound of Mary Magdalan. Record producer Shawn Rivera put it best upon first listen when he said, 'Mary Magdalan is the voice of the lost and enraged... Mary Magdalan, the woman was brought into the world by drug addicted parents. By the age of two she was sent to live with her grandparents, who were raising their two children, Mary's aunt Terry and Uncle Jimmy. At three, her parents attempted to kidnap Mary and move to California only to find her father strung out on the West Coast. Within 24 hours Mary was back with her Grandparents and her parents were forbidden to see her. Just as things were bad, her aunt, who raised Mary like a little sister, was shot in the head in an attempted car jack. Although the bullet did not kill her aunt, a part of Terrys soul died on that day. After several brain surgeries, the only solace Terry could find was in heroin, which was introduced to her by Mary's mother. When Mary entered her teens her entire world started to crumble. First her Aunt died in her bed from a seizure. Next her mother was found dead of an aneurism from an overdose. Then her Uncle Jimmy was stomped to death by prison guards in jail. As her Grandfather watched his children die one by one he died soon after of cancer. All of this happen in a little over a year. That was the final straw that sent Mary spiraling down the hole of addiction and psychosis. Mary spun a web that would consume her for over a decade. In a city where sin and temptation hover like smog, The Hollywood life had a tight grasp on both Magdalan and Gzus H. Gzus was a full time alcaholic while Mary was having her own battles with cocaine and pills in their pursuit for fame and glory. Magdalan was crafting her solo career by putting in time with dance music pioneer Paul Oakenfeld, Shifty Shellshock of Crazy Town and pop hitmaker Damon Elliot while Gzus, who at the time was known as DJ Ray, was making a name as crowd mover to the stars such as Tom Hanks, Adrien Brody and Leonardo DiCaprio. He was also branching out as a West Coast mixtape icon by launching the career of hip hop star The Game. After a short meeting about a possible mixtape collaboration, the bond between the two became unseperable. Bumpy roads soon followed when both Mary and Gzus were left to face their own internal demons that led them down their respective dark roads. 'The first thing I told Mary when we first got together was it was either me or drugs. It was her choice', explains Gzus of the laws of their bond. After one final trip down memory lane, Mary and Gzus found themselves clean and sober with their only outlet being music. After six months and countless trashed songs the birth of Tweeker Punk was found in the form of 'Rehab'. During the course of their intervention an ex pharmacist friend suggested a collaboration between Magdalan and unknown guitar wiz ericb. With influences ranging from Dimebag Darrell to Johan Sebastian Bach and a Masters Degree in Classical Performance the one time meeting grew into a musical mash up that Magdalan and Gzus longed for. Within the first few sessions the three connected on a ying yang basis and wrote instant classic material such as 'Wasted' and 'The Pillow on my Face'. With all the pieces in play the band holed up in a Los Angeles studio for almost a year before unveiling their new brand of rock. This is only the beginning.
Come watch me and Caspa hold it down at the Brighton Bar in Long Branch on July 24th! It's Caspa's bday and my bday weekend so come out and show some love! DJ Tommy Blaze will b in the house on the 1's and 2's we gonna party like it's 1999!
Bio: "M∀ЯY MAGD∀LAN are a high energy hybrid band made up of three passionate and extreme people who literally live for their music. Fronted by the elusive M∀ЯY MAGD∀LAN this is an outlet for her former self. From junkie to rockstar this band is ready to open a vein for you in an attempt to not only u...See Full Bio
"The hottest sound to hit the music scene in years."