Originally from Tacoma, Washington USA, the Sonics were the first punk band. Classic Sonics tracks like "The Witch," Strychnine," and "Psycho" set the stage for all rock and roll bands that followed. Everyone from The Kinks to The Cramps, to The Iggy & the Stooges have been influenced by the Sonics Rawness!
The often amorous, and occasionally frightening NOBUNNY has been captivating audiences of dedicated fans and new believers since Easter 2001 (the day Joey Ramone died). The raucous rabbit's music is a intoxicating concoction of all the rights and wrongs that make up the heart and the soul of real rock n roll.
SHANNON & THE CLAMS
Shannon & the Clams are from Oakland, California and comprised of Shannon Shaw, Cody Blanchard, and Ian Amberson. Many have said to have been possessed by their magical music containing haunted howls & voodoo growls. It's a ride that contains both thrills & chills so hold on tight!
Pangea is an insanely fun bubblegum punk band from Los Angeles California. Since their Burger Records debut in 2012, they've turned youngsters everywhere into "Slop Pop" fanatics. Known for casting spells and wizardry. Pangea once transformed an ecstatic audience's circle pit into a magic tunnel of love.
Leave it to The Phantom Surfers to release an instrumental surf record without any music, or singing. "Rock Stardom for Dumbshits" is a how-to for making it in the music industry. Bands are offered advice on how to compromise everything they believe in for the chance of making a living as a real musician.
Loney was the frontman for the Flamin Groovies during the band's original rockabilly/R&B-inspired incarnation. After leaving the Groovies in '75, Roy assembled the Phantom Movers and continued with his solo career, Loney continues playing timeless rock and roll with the devotion of a true believer!
LEGENDARY STARDUST COWBOY
The "Ledge" is a performer from Lubbock, Texas, who cooked up the 1968 hit single "Paralyzed". The song got the Ledge a recording contract with Mercury Records, landed him on TV, attracted attention from David Bowie, and to this day continues captivating audiences with its wild bugle calls.
CHAD & THE MEATBODIES
The perfect date? For Chad? It's really simple. We're in the middle of nowhere, in the desert or the mountains. And we get along & have great conversations. We're blasting music & we like the same music. The things we would listen to most would be Grateful Dead, Black Sabbath & Love. That's pretty much all I need.
DUKES OF HAMBURG
Russell Quan adored the Beatles when he saw them live on TV in the 60's. Today, he's still a Beat-nut, and plays in a band with five Fab Four fanboys adorning matching moptops! A big departure from his previous bands the Mummies , because the Dukes of Hamburg don't play dress up.
While still in her teens, Helene 33 was running a drive-in theater & two barbershops in Kalamazoo, Michigan. One night, while listening to a teenage dance combo, she was asked to sit in on organ. Later they invited Sammy to play guitar. Since forming the group they have played dances all across the country!
When I met the Midnite Snaxxx in Atlanta and they manhandled me, picked me up, and treated me like a submarine sandwich; then tried to force me into a strip club to watch them yell at strippers. The Snaxxx bubble gum rock & roll may seem sweet, but beware this shit is TOTAL PUNK!!!
Q: "How did Meat Market meet?" A: "We all met in third grade and then went to high school together, and then we were in the physics CLUB and I had trouble figuring out this equation. I thought Jeff was autistic or something, or he had some kind of deficiency. So I tried helping him out. I took him under my wing." "Yeah."
Have you ever bought a bubblegum 45, played the A side to hear your newest favorite song, then flipped it over to the B side to hear the worst song ever? The Rantouls broke that bubblegum mold by giving us hours of great bubblegum hits. Each song being sweeter and gooier than the one right before.
LARRY & THE ANGRIEST GENERATION
It may be the most misquoted song in history, but "Larry Larry" is getting its own day 50 years after L&TAG recorded it in a basement. A plaque will be hung at their widowed practice space, designating the "Fabric Haus" a historical monument to garbage rock.
Hailing from the Northern-most tip of California, the Monster Women have been mystifying audiences with their Fred Schneider-esque insanity. Probably the funnest band to rock a pajama party, since Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans, even the Hardcore Kids can't wait to see them do new-wave numbers this Halloween!
POOKIE & THE POODLEZ
On the hottest day of the year an underwear-clad front man screemed into a yellow telephone receiver living a second life as a microphone. Burger Records' Pookie and the Poodlez ruled this show with a 60's, semi-surf punk sound, combined with the grit of the Ramones and the poppy harmonies of the Monkees.
In The Red Records is pleased to present Wounded Lion's debut album: twelve joyous tracks. In them, guitars are allowed to be rhythm instruments. There's a pleasant confusion between animals, shapes, and people, all of whom can be found as friends, in outer space, underground, or in one's own unconscious.
The Pleasure Gallows take direction from nowhere. They don't like punk, schizophrenia or Dada. And they aren't wild at heart, nihilist at heart, or flavorless. They like insects. And they like that their upstairs neighbor is taking 5 years to finish the intro to his crappy rap album. Or maybe they just wanna cut his head off? Wouldn't you?
Long ago, off the Pacific Shores, there thrived a super-race of beings living in an undersea kingdom called Lubstaah-Land. Their leader King Klawful passed down his sea-music knowledge to six famous heroes, whom are now known to all surface dwellers as Thee S'Lobsters, Rulers of Under- Sea Rock n' Roll!
ROCK & ROLL ADVENTURE KIDS
The RnR Kids are a crazy combo of Link Wray/Hazel Adkins & MC5 wildness. I've had the misfortune to play after these shmucks and let me tell you it's no fun having your ass handed to you by young whippersnappers any time. Go early. Buy a beer. Spill it all over yourself when you're dancing with joy. Repeat.