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March 29, 2017 9:00 pm

So when you see a man in a jumpsuit and full-face helmet rigged up with a telephone receiver come barreling down the honky-tonk stairs in a lifeboat while beating away on a hollow-body guitar, don't get out of the way. Jump right in there with hi... Read more

So when you see a man in a jumpsuit and full-face helmet rigged up with a telephone receiver come barreling down the honky-tonk stairs in a lifeboat while beating away on a hollow-body guitar, don't get out of the way. Jump right in there with him. And as long as you live, you'll never forget what he taught you.Taipei Times December 2015

A man in a human cannonball suit soon appeared from a side door, his head completely obscured by a tinted black helmet, its front welded into a telephone which seemed to wirelessly amplify his voice to the audience. Bob Log III launched into a mind-blowing set, finger-picking his beaten-up black guitar for a sound of steel string blues and heavy rock n' roll. The sound was reminiscent of Jon Spencer Blues Explosion if it had to be categorised, but his music would be better described as Jerry Lee Lewis crossed with a little of Tom Waits' heavy industrial sounds.yorkpress.co.uk 2012

His guitar growls like a rabies-infested mutt, straight from the backyard of an Alabama whorehouse. The expletives he squawks are absolutely unintelligible, at least while the groan of his six stringed demon viciously dominates the aural realm. When the blanket of perfectly distorted guitar ends, which always coincides with a great victory stance, Mr. Log displays his propensity for what is only describable as 'not giving a fuck', which in his case takes the form of the perfect stage presence. beatsperminute.com 2012

Boobs were dipped in scotch, one fan took an accidental swan dive into the music equipment and Bob Log III managed to play slide guitar, drums and sing while balancing three women on his lap. heyreverb.com 2011

Should you never have had the joy of seeing Bob Log III play, let me attempt to describe it for you: picture a man in a shiny blue jumpsuit and a pilot's helmet wired to a telephone receiver, playing slide guitar with all the dirty, scuzzy joy in his heart. Add to that a kick drum and foot cymbal, the myth of a monkey paw in place of a right hand, and a setlist that includes songs named Boob Scotch, Bubble Strut and My Shit Is Perfect, and you'll begin to get the gist. It is loud and strange and electrifying, and how ecstatic it all sounds, that guitar glazed with a kind of sublime and honey-dipped happiness. theguardian.com 2011

One would have to be in a pretty foul mood not to be entertained by the mysterious awesomeness of Bob Log III. Sure, his musical skills are something to behold, his one-man-band brand of blues/Americana displaying dexterity, creativity, and plenty of good old rock ‘n' roll, but then there's his wacky persona. At Monday's packed Union Hall gig, Mr. Log leapt from behind the curtain that functions as the stage door in his signature getup: a full suit with bits of gold teasing at the bottom, and a dark-glassed racing helmet with a phone receiver wired as a mic. After a quick intro jam he shed the formality to reveal his shimmering gold full body suit, the very rocket man the audience had been waiting for, and burst into "Goddam Sounds Good" off the recently released My Shit Is Perfect. theowlmag.com

Bob Log III's live shows are wild affairs. Bob likes to ride rubber dinghies across the heads of his audience and summon women onstage to stir his whiskey with their tits. nme.com 2009

 



NEON CULPA is a high-energy, power-pop, alternative indie-rock band from Portland. http://www.neonculpa.com/ DIRTYBIRD is fronted by John Elkins. Check out tracks from their recently released record,  "She Speaks in Stories" at&n... Read more

NEON CULPA is a high-energy, power-pop, alternative indie-rock band from Portland.

http://www.neonculpa.com/

DIRTYBIRD is fronted by John Elkins. Check out tracks from their recently released record,  "She Speaks in Stories" at  https://dirtybirdpdx.bandcamp.com/


 



The Blasters exemplify the best traditions of American Music, performing with passion and honesty that for over three decades has won the hearts and souls of fans worldwide. Composed of founding members vocalist-guitarist Phil Alvin, drummer Bi... Read more

The Blasters exemplify the best traditions of American Music, performing with

passion and honesty that for over three decades has won the hearts and souls of fans

worldwide. Composed of founding members vocalist-guitarist Phil Alvin, drummer Bill

Bateman and bassist John Bazz with Keith Wyatt on guitar, they carry on a hard-won

legacy as one of the most recognizable and credible bands in American Music.

Their influences range from the likes of George Jones and Carl Perkins to Ike Turner, 

Howlin’ Wolf, James Brown and Big Joe Turner, all blending into a sound that ignores

the lines between Rock & Roll, Country, Blues and Rockabilly. "Fun On

Saturday Night" (Rip Cat Records) is the Blasters sixth and latest studio album, featuring

twelve tracks that extend the band’s legacy of classic recordings. Fronted by Phil Alvin's 

powerful vocals, the band follows through with spontaneity, power and grit that make

their live performances into experiences not to be missed.



Rock 'n' Roll ain't pretty and neither is Scott H. Biram. The self proclaimed 'Dirty Old One Man Band' successfully, and sometimes violently, lashes together blues, hillbilly and country precariously to raucous punk and godless me... Read more

Rock 'n' Roll ain't pretty and neither is Scott H. Biram. The self proclaimed 'Dirty Old One Man Band' successfully, and sometimes violently, lashes together blues, hillbilly and country precariously to raucous punk and godless metal.

Biram ain't no candy-ass singer/songwriter either, sweetly strumming songs about girls with big eyes and dusty highways. His singing, yodeling, growling, leering and brash preachin' and hollerin' is accompanied by sloppy riffs and licks from his '59 Gibson guitar and pounding backbeat brought forth by his amplified left foot. The remainder of this one-man band consists of an unwieldy combination of beat-up amplifiers and old microphones strung together by a tangled mess of guitar cables.

Years of non-stop touring have honed his assault to a fine edge; his wide-eyed throw downs in the First Church of Ultimate Fanaticism routinely lead giddy followers to a fiery baptism.

Scott H. Biram won't die. On May 11th, 2003, one month after being hit head-on by an 18-wheeler at 75 MPH, he took the stage at The Continental Club in Austin, TX in a wheel chair - I.V. still dangling from his arm. With 2 broken legs, a broken foot, a broken arm and 1 foot less of his lower intestine, Biram unleashed his trademark musical wrath.

When Scott H. Biram took the stage at his 2004 SXSW festival showcase right after Kris Kristofferson he was quoted as growling "They said that was a hard act to follow....I'm a hard act to follow motherfuckers!!" The stunned crowd looked on.

"Scott's self described 'dirty old one-man band' had a captivating immediacy that big rock shows rarely reach. On stage Scott is a man possessed, spitting and snarling like a Mississippi juke-joint shouter on a moonshine bender." - Eben Sterling, Thrasher

"He has a true stage presence that could be fairly compared to that of Clint Eastwood on film. The dude's more dude than most other dudes you will ever meet." - Austin Columnist

"An impassioned multi-instrumentalist unleashing a brutal cacophany with the fury of someone whose check from the Devil finally cleared. Half dirty blues, half underground punk, half honky-tonk, half revival meeting...oh shut up about the math. You'll see the light." - Dayna Papaleo, Rochester City News

"His barbarous exorcism of Depression-era blues--with a bedrock of frantic flatpicking, foot stomps into a floor mike, and gutteral growls through a distortion mike--has made Biram a rising star in Austin." - Brian T. Atkinson, No Depression

"Biram is the kind of guy you don't laugh at all the way just in case he really is crazy. We all wanna be entertained, but nobody wants to get stabbed in the head with a screwdriver." - Frank de Blase, Rochester City News

"With a raw immediacy that recalls Hasil Adkins and Bob Log III, Biram specializes in a twisted hybrid of gutbucket, hillbilly and godless metal. He'll praise the virtues of moonshine and titty bars one minute, then tongue-lash city slickers and hippies the next." - John La Briola, Houston Press        



PEELANDER-Z, the Japanese Action Comic Punk Band, was originally formed by Peelander-Yellow, Peelander-Red and Peelander-Blue (claim they are from Z area in the Planet Peelander!!) in NYC, but now based in Austin, TX. Peelander-Z has had some line... Read more

PEELANDER-Z, the Japanese Action Comic Punk Band, was originally formed by Peelander-Yellow, Peelander-Red and Peelander-Blue (claim they are from Z area in the Planet Peelander!!) in NYC, but now based in Austin, TX.

Peelander-Z has had some lineup changes since thier start in 1998 and welcomed Peelander-Purple as new bassist in October 2016, and became newly reborn and powerful Peelander-Z more than ever!!

These four dress up in color-coordinated costumes about as if they came out of Japanese Animation (claim those are not costumes, but the skin!!!) put on a fun entertainment. Yes, their performance is not just playing music. Have you heard of human bowling, wrestling and kung-fu action, or funny dance at the punk rock show? Peelander-Z knows how to entertain the audience by dragging them into the show. One experience would capture you!! Peelander-Z is the best of the universe! 


April 2, 2017 10:00 pm

Voted by BURLESQUE MAGAZINE as one of the Top 10 Burlesque shows in the USA! https://burlesquemag.com/2016/11/18/10-best-usa-burlesque-shows/ A sinful circus of burlesque, fire-dancing, DJs & debauchery. Every Sunday night for 16 years...th... Read more

Voted by BURLESQUE MAGAZINE as one of the Top 10 Burlesque shows in the USA!

https://burlesquemag.com/2016/11/18/10-best-usa-burlesque-shows/

A sinful circus of burlesque, fire-dancing, DJs & debauchery. Every Sunday night for 16 years...the longest-running weekly cabaret show on the west coast!

 


$10.00 - $100.00 More Info Buy Tickets
April 3, 2017 9:00 pm

The original live karaoke band, rocking in Portland for 23 years and counting. Come see us every Monday at Dante's!



“WHO’S THE ROSS?” is a late-night talk show performing every Tuesday night at Dante’s in downtown Portland, Oregon, hosted by actor/comedian Aaron Ross. The program has been running for eight years, logging 650 performanc... Read more

“WHO’S THE ROSS?” is a late-night talk show performing every Tuesday night at Dante’s in downtown Portland, Oregon, hosted by actor/comedian Aaron Ross. The program has been running for eight years, logging 650 performances in that time.

FOR MORE INFO on WTR: http://whostheross.com

VIDEOS: http://youtube.com/whostheross



'Silver/Lead' is the 15th studio album from musical pioneers Wire. It arrives on the 40th anniversary of their debut per-formance. Yet it's about as far from nostalgia as you could get. This is the sound of a uniquely addictive 21st centu... Read more

'Silver/Lead' is the 15th studio album from musical pioneers Wire. It arrives on the 40th anniversary of their debut per-formance. Yet it's about as far from nostalgia as you could get. This is the sound of a uniquely addictive 21st century psychedelic post punk. Colin Newman and Matt Simms' guitar work is alternately jagged and luminous, whilst bassist Graham Lewis' ear-catching lyrics are vivid yet oblique. Meanwhile, drummer Robert Grey provides a virtual masterclass in percussive minimalism. But it's how the various instruments mesh together which really counts. And Newman's production creates a sonic space in which even the smallest gesture is accorded some recognition. Highlights include the optimistic dazzle of 'Diamonds In Cups', which has an almost T-rex style buzz and chug and the moody swing of 'This Time'. Elsewhere on the musical spectrum, there's the menacing widescreen grandeur of 'Playing Harp for the Fishes' and the breakneck paced guitar pop of 'Short Elevated Period'. Wire are one of the world's most ground breaking bands, their influence acknowledged by bands as diverse as Blur, Sonic Youth, R.E.M. and Savages. But they have never been interested in exploiting past glories. For Wire, there is only ever one possible direction; forward. So it's perhaps not sur-prising that over recent years, they've played strings of sold out shows, achieved career best record sales and been cited as a strong influence by yet another generation of bands. Wire's last three albums have garnered nothing but rave re-views. From 2013's strangely beautiful 'Change Becomes Us' ("It's fantastic." - Pitchfork) to the crackling motorik of 2015's 'Wire' ("It's all really well turned, potent and crisp." - The Guardian) and last year's punchy mini album 'Nocturnal Koreans' ("It's a cracker and sounds defiantly modern." - The Quietus). Consequently, although it may be being released on the band's 40th anniversary, 'Silver/Lead' is an album which has nothing to do with the past and everything to do with the future.


Nanotear Presents:
April 8, 2017 9:00 pm

We are very excited to present the 20th anniversary show for Captured! By Robots. J-Bot took a few years off, retooled his robots and set phasers on kill.  In the past, C!BR was a bit more tongue-in-cheek. Now it’s pure political grind ... Read more

We are very excited to present the 20th anniversary show for Captured! By Robots. J-Bot took a few years off, retooled his robots and set phasers on kill. 

In the past, C!BR was a bit more tongue-in-cheek. Now it’s pure political grind and anger at the situation in our country. You can learn more from his new music video, album, and Vice/Motherboard interview linked below.

Supporting on this night only is local extreme metal legend Spazztic Blurr, as well as up-and-coming grinders Rotting Slab and Snakes. 

Thanks for your support and consideration. Please hit me up for interviews or questions and PRETTY PLEASE use official photos from the C!BR website here: capturedbyrobots.com/pics.htm

New video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WDUOw5Y8ik

New album: https://capturedbyrobots.bandcamp.com/releases

Motherboard interview: https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/we-talked-to-the-pathetic-meatbag-enslaved-by-a-band-of-metal-playing-robots


Dante's and Dead Nation Presents
April 9, 2017 8:00 pm

It’s been nearly 20 years since Jackyl shot out of Georgia with its wild, untamed and uncouth approach to rock ‘n’ roll. Equal parts hard rock, heavy metal and Southern rock, Jackyl formed in 1991 and brought back rock ‘n&rsqu... Read more

It’s been nearly 20 years since Jackyl shot out of Georgia with its wild, untamed and uncouth approach to rock ‘n’ roll. Equal parts hard rock, heavy metal and Southern rock, Jackyl formed in 1991 and brought back rock ‘n’ roll back — back to its down-to-earth, wild, fun-loving origins. Full of spit and swagger — and a “dirty” sense of humor to boot — Jackyl quickly earned a deal with Geffen Records. Jackyl’s live shows were already legendary before the ink dried on the Geffen contract.

The 1992 self-titled debut album went platinum and featured notable rock radio hits like “Down On Me,” “When Will It Rain,” “I Stand Alone” and, most notably, “The Lumberjack,” during which vocalist Jesse James Dupree performed a chain-saw solo. Dupree’s chain-saw escapades on album and in concert became one of many Jackyl trademarks. With the release of ‘Jackyl’ hit the road and barely left it since. Just long enough to record new albums. Touring mates in those early days included Aerosmith, Kiss, ZZ Top, Ted Nugent and Damn Yankees. 1993 saw “Mental *@%.!” featured on ‘The Beavis & Butt-head Experience,’ a compilation album of songs tied in with MTV’s hit cartoon series; it was eventually certified triple platinum. 1994 was one of the most important years in the band’s career. The second album, ‘Push Comes To Shove,’ hit the streets and went gold. That August, Jackyl turned in one of the most acclaimed performances at Woodstock ’94 in Saugerties, NY, and the resulting double album ‘Woodstock 94’ went platinum and included “Headed For Destruction” (a track from ‘Push Comes To Shove’). The live recording ‘Night Of The Living Dead’ was released exclusively in Europe on Mayhem Records in 1996.

It wasn’t long before Jackyl followed A&R legend John Kalodner (who had signed them to Geffen) to Sony Music’s imprint Epic Records. ‘Cut the Crap’ was released in 1997 and benefited from two industry heavyweights overseeing its recording: producer Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Metallica) and mixer Kevin Shirley (silverchair, Aerosmith). This album spawned the rock radio hit “Locked and Loaded,” which included guest vocals by AC/DC’s Brian Johnson. It was the first time Johnson had ever recorded with any artist but AC/DC since he joined the band 17 years earlier. A collection of B-sides titled ‘Stayin’ Alive’ appeared on Shimmering Tone Records in 1998 but the biggest highlight of the year was Geffen’s release of the best-of collection ‘Choice Cuts’ and the related promotional events Jackyl did to help promote it.


April 9, 2017 10:00 pm

Voted by BURLESQUE MAGAZINE as one of the Top 10 Burlesque shows in the USA! A sinful circus of burlesque, fire-dancing, DJs & debauchery. Every Sunday night for 16 years...the longest-running weekly cabaret show on the west coast!  ... Read more

Voted by BURLESQUE MAGAZINE as one of the Top 10 Burlesque shows in the USA!

A sinful circus of burlesque, fire-dancing, DJs & debauchery. Every Sunday night for 16 years...the longest-running weekly cabaret show on the west coast!

 


$10.00 - $100.00 More Info Buy Tickets
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