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Vice Tricks / Press

“For Valentine’s Day 2015, hundreds of fantastically dressed men and women filled the Southgate House Revival for the fifth annual Voodoo Carnival . . . without a doubt the best one to date! ... On the main stage, it was Vice Tricks who closed out the night with a performance that nearly brought the house down! For anyone who left early, then you missed the best that we saved until last . . . Vice Tricks fill the stage with their relentless high octane energy, and literally filled the hall! For their final song, the band left the stage one by one, while still playing, and made their to the bar at the other end of the room where each member (even the drummer!) climbed up on the bar and rocked the place out!”

“The Faces at the Palace series continued at the Palace Theater on Fri, Feb 22, with Little Red’s Big Bad Ball, a themed costume party featuring music by Louisville bands Trophy Wives and Vice Tricks and hosted by Woodrow from WFPK’s Woodrow on the Radio, who also spun records throughout the evening. Costumes were judged at 11pm and prizes were awarded from Seidenfaden’s and the Louisville Gore Club. Directly following the costume contest, Trophy Wives began the live music with their grooved post-punk. Vice Tricks immediately followed. This was my first time experiencing the punked-up rockabilly this group carts on stage. Their energy seeped throughout the theater and across the dance floor, as Verity Vice twirled her stand-up bass around while vocalist Jeremy King ran through and worked the crowd with a Lou Reed-like stance. Vice Tricks ended the Big Bad Ball on a fabulous spin of rock n roll.”

“Vice Tricks are a well crafted Psychobilly band who combine the magic and mystique of 50's-60's Rock & Roll with the hard cutting edge of 70's Punk Rock. Fused with the beautiful sound of upright bass and deliciously dirty electric guitars, they blend various forms of sound to make a wicked combination of all out badass rock.”

“Rock ‘n’ roll will reign supreme tonight at Headliners Music Hall as a few of Louisville’s best straight rock bands take the venue over. And when I say straight rock ‘n’ roll I mean straight rock ‘n’ roll. No effects, no sound machines or synthesizers, and no vocal processors. Old school. These bands don't have much to hide in their song crafting nor do they try. Opening the night will be Vice Tricks which features ex-Dead City Reject punk-rocker Jeremy King on vocals/guitar and a pretty little upright bass player who goes by the name of Verity Vice. Oh, how tempting. Musically, that is. Don’t bother dealing with the chaotic effects of trying to get into the Kentucky State Fair tonight. Forget that. Def Leppard doesn’t really need anymore of your money. Instead, save that 40-50 bucks you’d spend on a single ticket and go drink the savings in cheaper beers to a few of Kentucky’s top rock ‘n‘ rollers. That is if you really want to support something coming out”

“King and Verity Vice are a couple made for each other, like Lulu and Sailor in “Wild at Heart” or Johnny and June. The leaders of the self-described “Psycho Rock” band Vice Tricks, they are proud parents of a new album, the self-titled full-length debut of their four-year-old band. Their band is “a weird twist on a couple different genres,” King says. “We mix in kind of the old rockabilly, the faster psychobilly, but then we have pianos and keytars in it, but the overall feel is … I think we’d compare it to the Stray Cats meets Social Distortion …” Vice chimes in, “Meets Nekromantix meets … I would just, as a broad generalization, call it psychobilly/punk rock/rock ’n’ roll.” “I would describe it as awesome,” she concludes with a big laugh. “Awesomeness on a stick!” It’s a band made up of “do-it-yourself people,” Vice says, though they’ve used Kickstarter to try to keep going. True to their worldview, they asked for $666.”

“Verity “Vice” Jones started playing the upright bass eight years ago, and shortly thereafter formed the punk rock band Parlor Tricks, now called Vice Tricks. Her husband, Jeremy King, sings and plays guitar. Why the stand-up bass? For one, the Louisville native likes its percussive sound. Also: “It’s just so physically impressive. I’ve always been a really physically aggressive person — have always ridden a motorcycle, things like that,” Jones says. She dismantled the instrument and rebuilt it, reinforcing it with maple posts and heavy-duty nuts and bolts. It’s nickname: The Frankenstein. “I throw it around so much, beat it up onstage and when I get into the crowd or lift it over my head. I’ll jump on it. It really takes a beating,” says Jones, “I’m a really shy person, but once I start playing I feel the music and I’m a part of it and this switch just flips. “When I’m really feeling it, I like to be as physical as I can be and get into people’s faces.”

“I’d like to introduce you to Louisville, Kentucky’s very own band of rockin’ outcast grave robbers known as Vice Tricks. This group of guys and gal are taking the PsychoBilly world by storm, and are leaving all others lying on the floor in a pile of bones. Vice Tricks have mastered the realm of PsychoBilly and are taking it to a new cosmic level. Members of the band: King on Vocals and Guitar Terror, Mr. Verity Vice on the Spook House Bass, Dr. Evmenios on the Killer keys, and Shank keeping the time with the Boneyard beats. Vice Tricks play a solid and sometimes scary core of Punk and Psychobilly music, but with Dr. Evmenios on the keys, it gives the music a real melodic over tone that really kicks their songs to the next level.So if you’re a fan of Reverend Horton Heat, and you pop in some Cure from time to time, then give Vice Tricks a go. They won’t let you down. If you want to check out Vice Tricks you can find them on Facebook or Reverbnation.com.”

“Just checked out Vice Tricks, it sounds cool!! Sounds like The Clash meets Reverend Horton Heat”

Hajime Shirakata - Tokyo Spunk Day Press

“If you're into one half rockabilly, one half punk rock, one full bunch of kickass, then Vice Tricks are the band for you. This is a clip of their song "Drinkin' Lunch", one of the many tunes this band has that are sure to impress you and anyone that would give a listen.”

Saint - Skull Alley Press

“Formerly known as the Parlor Tricks, Louisville's 3-piece rockabilly punk act Vice Tricks debut. New name, same attitude. Louisville's punk scene is unlike any other, while a virtual wasteland of forgettable acts to a point, this diamond in the rough will continue to shine as their music flourishes. If you get the chance, go see Vice Tricks, asap!”

Jason Saint - You Tube

“SXSEnd alums and psychobilly rock trio Vice Tricks return to the Dive, this time bringing along Shaky Deville as they rev up for three shows next month with The Bermondsey Joyriders. Led by Gary “Guitar” Lammin, The Joyriders maintain the ’70s ethos that made British punk so vital. Why hasn’t somebody used the name “Devil Eyes” for a horse yet? ”

“Cahoots (1047 Bardstown Road, 454-6687) hosts venerated New York hardcore forefathers Murphy’s Law Sunday with Vice Tricks and Lords. The show’s nostalgia feel cannot be ignored — they’ve kicked it since ’86 — but punk is alive and well for the Law, having just finished a tour with Rancid (not surprising considering their experimentation with ska) and continued its brash sense of humor (the “lyrics” page on www.murphyslawnyc.com says, “If you know our lyrics, e-mail them to us”). Show starts at 9 p.m. and is $7. Legal drinkers only.”