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Rock / Garage / Garage Pittsburgh, PA  US


  • 2015

    Jul 12

    Chicago, IL, US | 3:00pm

    The Cynics with The Bama Lamas THE CYNICSFormed in 1983 by Get Hip Recordings owner Gregg Kostelich, The CYNICS are a Garage-Punk institution.Guitarist/producer/record company head Gregg Kostelich is the frenetic force behind THE CYNICS. He managed to keep the band afloat in the wake of constant personnel changes, he recorded some of the finest garage tracks ever, and also launched one of the best independent record labels of the 1980s. THE CYNICS style has been clear since their 1983 inception: fuzzed ultra-distorted guitar, screaming, moaning vocals, with a straight-ahead no frills rhythm section. The influences are extreme 60s Punk, R&B, and other loud, frantic trash. Gregg has occasionally steered the band into flirtations with folk-rock and little pop, but its the grunged-out punkers that have created THE CYNICS reputation. Their first two 45s were released by the Californian Dionysus label, but soon after Gregg had established his own Pittsburgh-based GET HIP RECORDINGS who would release all of THE CYNICS albums and singles, as well as those by countless great garage, punk-rock and power-pop releases by other bands from around the globe.Though Greggs guitar is the backbone of the band, vocalist Michael Kastelics contribution to THE CYNICS sound cannot be underestimated. In concert (and on record) he screeches, wails, and moans with great abandon, while his frail, thin body shakes throughout the room. Michael is a truly possessed frontman.Since the 2007 recording in Spain of the bands 7th full-length album, Here We are, The CYNICS have been graced with a fantastic and powerful rhythm section of two talented musicians from Asturias (Spain): Angel Kaplan and Pablo Gonzalez. They have been touring relentlessly with the band since and also joined Gregg and Michael in Detroit for the recording of their latest album, SPINNING WHEEL MOTEL (2012) under the masterful direction of Jim Diamond .In an interview on March 21, 1986, Gregg Kostelich said I was maybe 4 or 5 when I started collecting Garage records, and Ive been listening to that type of music ever since. And I was lucky enough to see a couple of shows I was a little kidmy parents would bring to see bands like THE SONICS and THE BLUE MAGOOS and THE WHO, when I was about 7 or 8! I didnt know what was going on really, but it was really exciting. I was kinda embarrassed in a way because I was with my parents. When I mentioned that this early exposure to garage music explained THE CYNICS style, Gregg responded Yeah, maybe I got brain damage from all the noise!https://www.facebook.com/thecynicshttp://www.gethip.com/site/bands/cynics/THE BAMA LAMASNow I know what youre thinkin rock n roll is dead.Well, The Bama Lamas arent going to sit around and wait to be placed in a nice tidy bucket we play rock n roll pure and simple. The kind of raunch you can feel deep down in your soul. Our love for scratchy R&B, Soul, and Rock N Roll 45s brought us together became our blueprint for saving your sorry souls. The records that make you want to jump out of your skin and hit the dance floor happy just to be alive!Yeah, we still believe in the power of rock n roll and want to shove it down your throat one gut bustin howl at a time.Awoooooo!https://www.facebook.com/thebamalamas

  • 2015

    Jul 11

    Detroit, MI, US | 9:00pm


  • 2015

    Jul 10

    Pontiac, MI, US | 9:00pm
  • 2015

    Jul 8

    Pittsburgh, PA, US | 7:30pm
  • 2015

    Jun 28

    Brooklyn, NY, US | 7:00pm


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  • In Fell Traitors (Artist)
    In Fell Traitors
    Fuzzz! I love this. In your face Vox loving garage.
  • Contagious (Artist)
    It's no wonder I've heard of you guys for so long! Great music with originality! Lovin it! Pittsburgh is full of talent! Keep the music alive! Brian (Contagious)
  • quigsy (Artist)
    Hi there enjoyed listening to "Here we are" and "Turn me loose" Quigsy :-)
  • The Afterdarks (Artist)
    The Afterdarks
    let's get this party started


  • 2012 Tour Dates; http://www.myspace.com/thecynicsrocknroll/shows


Manager: Barbara Garcia-Bernardo

Bio: The CYNICS are the most respected garage outfit around today. Their Live Shows are Legendary. Their body of Recorded Work displays a rich, diverse, history of Original Timeless Tunes and Original Rock and Roll Classics.

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