San Diego, CA
San Diego, CA
Saturday, April 20th, 2013 at 8:00pm
A TRIBUTE TO THE LIFE OF THE ALMIGHTY JOHNNY THUNDERS WITH DEADBOLT, CHINESE ROCKS, EMBALMERS, the SCHITZOPHONICS & CLOCKWORK
DOORS: 8 PM / SHOW: 9 PM
DEADBOLT is a rock band from San Diego, California, U.S.A.. They describe themselves as "The Scariest Band in the World." The band often features two bass players, who are called "The Wall of Thunder." The band originally formed in 1988 as a trio, featuring guitarist and vocalist Harley Davidson, bassist and vocalist Robert "RA" MacLean and drummer Les Vegas. Vegas eventually left the band. Vegas' departure is chronicled in the song "Po' Boy" on the album Hobo Babylon. The other current members of the band include bassist Gary "3rd Degree" Burns (part of the band's "Wall Of Thunder"), drummer Tank Johnson, and Bad Time Charlie, Bass and sometimes drums. Former members of the band include The Phantom (bass and guitar), Claymore Mines (bass), The Coroner (bass), Coffin Boy (bass), and Moose Cutter (bass). Vocalist/guitarist Diana Death occasionally contributes. Deadbolt's music combines surf rock, goth, psychobilly and blues sound with unusual and offbeat lyrics, a style the band dubbed "voodoobilly." Besides the release of several CDs, the band has toured both North America and Europe extensively. The band is known for its use of power tools during their live sets, and it is customary to be showered with sparks of red-hot metal during their live shows. Three members of the band were also in a short-lived offshoot group called The Strangers 1800, which performed music from Spaghetti Western films and TV westerns and released one EP, When Men Were Men and the Sheep Were Scared.
CHINESE ROCKS is now a Los Angeles-based tribute to Johnny Thunders featuring Diana Death on vocals/guitar, James Chingar on drums, and Nick Fashion on bass. The only Johnny Thunders tribute band on the face of this lonely planet. And it's fronted by a girl.
EMBALMERS are a meld of Garage, Punk, Rockabilly and Psycho. A little bit of Hasil Adkins, Roky Erickson & The Cramps a la EMBALMERS. EMBALMERS are krypt keepers living on the beach, a B-episode of The Munsters meet The Trashmen for a ghoulish day of surfing, partying and debauchery. If jazzy riffs and synchronized jump moves combined with a degree from The Juliard School of Music is what you desire? then this is definately not the band for you, but if you're looking for a good old fashion down the middle fun time! Dancing, hooting and shaking what Yo momma gave you, then this is the band for you! so sit back! smile! enjoy a few stiff drinks with some friends and loved ones! and Please!!!! enjoy the show!!!!! The casket is now open for your viewing pleasure! and we urge you not to panic! or bolt from your seats!!!!
the SCHITZOPHONICS: A power trio who plays fuzzy, psychedelic rock (ala Jimi Hendrix, Stooges, MC5) mixed with nasty funk (Funkadelic, James Brown), played with energy, passion, and freakiness. Wailing guitars like Hendrix reincarnated into a little white boy from San Diego and the wild movement of Iggy Pop on the stage . This three piece psychedelic band gives a mind blowing performance. The sweet sound of fuzz rock that comes out of the monitors while the bass line keeps you swaying and the drums making you tap your feet and snapping your fingers..
CLOCKWORK: Equal parts T.S. Eliot, Dead Boys, Elvis Presley
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