Rock Candi is an all-girl classic rock band featuring artists such as Pat Benatar, Grace Potter, Judas Priest, Queen, Cheap Trick, Blondie, & Led Zeppelin
Formed in 2003, Ne Obliviscaris (pronounced; Nay Ob-li-vis-kar-is) hit the live scene February, 2006 to widespread critical acclaim throughout Australia with many hailing their unique sound, intense live shows and talented line-up.
A 6 piece metal band consisting of violin, 2 guitars, bass, drums, clean and extreme vocals; Ne Obliviscaris hail from Melbourne, Australia, and include a vast array of influences within their sound from progressive to black, thrash, death and melodic metal, and even western art music, jazz and flamenco. Creating music of many extremes, and with compositions often exceeding ten minutes in length, Ne Obliviscaris is at times very technical and complex and at others simple and subtle, creating an extremely original brand of metal that defies normal categorisation.
Originally formed in 1985 as a Black Flag-influenced hardcore punk band called Virulence, FU MANCHU has since become one of hard rock's most celebrated names. The band released its first single "Kept Between Trees" in 1990 and in the years following, helped give rise to a celebrated style of heavy music tagged "stoner rock" alongside peers such as Kyuss, Monster Magnet and Sleep. Since its inception, the quartet has built itself a fanatical army of loyal enthusiasts all drawn to the group's ridiculously catchy, unpretentious music, guitar-driven sound and carefree lyrics centered on "old muscle cars, choppers, vans, skateboarding and science fiction." Over their career, the band has released 11 albums and has performed to sold out audiences all over the world.
"a transcendent distillation of Seventies rock heaviness and Eighties punk aggression...what Black Sabbath would sound like with suntans and a fleet of dune buggies at their disposal...the ultimate desert-rock " - ROLLING STONE
"stoner-rock icons... unyielding, heavy-rock" - SPIN
"melodic smoke-soaked bluesy-metal" - THE NEW YORK TIMES
"Invoking the legendary thunder of Blue Cheer as well as the clanging cowbell boogie of Mountain, this quartet creates a near-perfect facsimile of circa-'71 heavy rock. " - ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
"flawless...(a) Frankenstein monster from the discarded body parts of Black Sabbath and less obvious influences such as ZZ Top, Devo and the Cars." - MTV NEWS
"The amped-up sounds of four asphalt-tearin', Vans-wearin' dudes engrossed in their perpetual search for the perfect wave and the perfect riff. The music of FU MANCHU may be loud and unruly enough to send your average pop geek ducking for cover behind a stack of Emitt Rhodes LPs, but it's also as purely Californian as anything Brian Wilson ever recorded. " - LA WEEKLY
"In the great scheme of things, FU MANCHU stands proud in the decades-old tradition of cock-rock, a lineage which includes the likes of Grand Funk Railroad, Black Sabbath, Def Leppard, Masters Of Reality, Quicksand, ad infinitum...a stiff dose of full-on hedonism to wash away the bad taste of bland alternative bands." - THE ONION
Birthed in the garage rock revival of the 1980's and weened in the punk and grunge scenes of the 1990's, the Dwarves continue to entertain, shock and mystify audiences all over the world with groundbreaking records and chaotic live performances.
The relentless middle finger drive, catchy songwriting and deft production that set the Dwarves apart have never sounded better and with way over a thousand shows to their credit, there's really only one punk band left that matters! Look for the upcoming Burger Records release- THE DWARVES TAKE BACK THE NIGHT.
THE ACCUSED AD
If you like hardcore and metal. You have a warm spot for good old days. You probably liked the Accused from Seattle. Considered to be one of the top ten crossover bands of the 80's. Sited as major influence on such heavy weights as Municipal Waste, Lamb of God, Cannibal Corpse, and Dead Cross. Just to name a few. This time around the accused AD will be playing songs off of the Combat Records Release "More fun than an open casket funeral". To commemorate the 30-year anniversary of the release. This lineup includes Blaine "the wizard" Cook on vocals. Alex "maggotbrain" Sibbald taking over guitar duties. The lineup is rounded out with Toe Tag members Steve "the beast " Mcvay on bass . Darryl "the little red devil" on the drums.
Formed in Cleveland in 1976, the Dead Boys were one of the first American acts to combine the proto-punk fervor of bands like the Stooges and the New York Dolls with a new level of intense energy. 1977 debut LP, Young, Loud and Snotty, was a landmark album in the birth of hardcore punk and produced one of the first great punk anthems, "Sonic Reducer." After one more album, the band split in 1979. They reunited for a few gigs in the 1980s, but following the death of lead vocalist Stiv Bators in 1990, the band members went their separate ways except for two brief reunions in 2004 and 2005. The return of the Dead Boys began with guitarist Cheetah Chrome.
"I've had my solo band for the last ten years, and Dead Boys songs have always been included in my shows and over time the right mix of people came together to pull off and at times enhance the Dead Boys sound. With the 40th anniversary of the Dead Boys on the horizon and a solid band that could interpret and deliver the performance and sound needed to maintain the authenticity of the Dead Boys, I reached out to Johnny Blitz about an anniversary tour and he said yes and we began the journey of what would become Still Snotty: with Jason Kottwitz on guitar, Detroit punk legend Ricky Rat on bass and vocalist Jake Hout from 'zombie' Dead Boys tribute band, the Undead Boys, the Dead Boys 40th anniversary tour started taking shape. I've been singing the Dead Boys songs myself for 20 years because I couldn't find another singer I trusted enough to hand it to," Chrome says. "The first gig with Jake, it was like, 'You got it, man!' I think Stiv would be very proud of our choice."
With the line-up in place, the group brought the house down at a showcase performance at this year's South by Southwest music fest in Austin, Texas. Writing in Paste Magazine, music critic Robert Ham named their set as one of the 10 Best Sets at SXSW 2017. "The group played the entire LP (of Young, Loud and Snotty) with sweat and fire, wiping away all four decades of the past in the process."
Fresh from that success, the urge to capture a new take on the classic album was a natural next step.
"The original album was actually a demo," Chrome says. "None of us had been in a studio before, and we figured we would go back in and do it right, but the label said no. It has stood up, but 40 years later we can do a 'What if?' What would it have sounded like if we could have gone back in? So that's what this is about. It's not better. It's just different."
Produced by Plowboy Records head Shannon Pollard and cut in just three days of sessions in Nashville's historic Creative Workshop Studios, Still Snotty: Young, Loud & Snotty at 40! is an exciting chance to revisit a classic album. Think of it as a "Sonic Expander."
"When Blitz and I are playing it's like we're 20 years old again, of course I feel a lot worse the next morning," Chrome says with a laugh. "It's still just as loud and snotty, we're just old now."
NIGHT ONE OF A THREE NIGHT FESTIVAL!
Metalesque Fest is the only showcase of brutal burlesque, performance art and heavy metal music... now in it's SECOND year, now with THREE show nights!
We are pleased to announce the second annual Metalesque Fest held in the creative and cloudy city of Portland, OR on November 16-17-18, 2017. Portland is home to one of the nation's most active burlesque communities AND metal music scenes.
Metalesque Fest merges the two art forms in a three day celebration featuring burlesque performances set to heavy metal music and bands that fit the genre. This is the only fest of it's kind, curated by local metal burlesque troupe Sign of the Beast Burlesque which was founded in Portland, OR in 2010. Your producers for this event are local burlesque performers/producers Hai Fleisch and Rocket.
Join us as we crank up the volume in downtown Portland with a three day festival showcasing the most brutal and bewitching entertainers from our fair city, and beyond, and live metal music from our favorite bands!
/// Thursday November 16, 2017 is Opening Night at the rock venue Dantes in downtown PDX. Thursday's show features classic and neo burlesque, circus sideshow acts and fire entertainers.
/// Friday November 17, 2017 is the second night at the historic Star Theater, also in downtown. Friday's show features classic and neo burlesque, circus arts, aerial performers, and pole dancers.
/// Saturday November 18, 2017 is the closing night at east side music venue Tonic Lounge.
Be sure to attend all three show nights as each has something different to offer for your viewing and listening pleasure!
For VIP tables and three day passes, please visit signofthebeastburlesque.com
THURSDAY NIGHT LINE-UP: HOSTED BY Nikki Lev The Glitter Beast!
The Assettes PDX
Karlie Lever du Soleil
Corey Smith, the fan-made man, has sold over 1 million concert tickets, 1.5 million digital singles and over 220,000 albums. Smith has amassed an unfailingly devout fan base, not only in his native Southeast region, but all around the nation, simply by telling it the way it is. He has released nine albums--including 2011's Top 20 release The Broken Record--all written and produced by Corey himself. And his concerts, documented on his last live release, Live in Chattanooga, regularly sell out, with audiences singing along to such fan favorites as the coming-of-age anthem "Twenty-One," the nostalgic time warp "If I Could Do It Again" and the group hug "I Love Everyone." Corey teamed up with a producer - Keith Stegall (Alan Jackson, Zac Brown Band) for the first time for his ninth release, "While the Gettin' Is Good" in 2015. Smith is currently in studio, working on his next album.
It's the long awaited Chemical Rage Cd Release Party!!!!
CHEMICAL RAGE have been working hard to get their brand new release, Beyond the Shadows, in your hands! This is the day! Be there when Chemical Rage crushes the stage to unleash their hot new CD. Forming in the spring of 2013, Chemical Rage is a Portland, Oregon based Metal Band. The band is full of diverse players coming from all walks of life- most of whom are veterans of the music industry. The energy and talent that Chemical Rage has to offer is derived from the life experiences of the members that make up this band. Their performance is top notch and will leave you screaming for more! Their style of music is comprised of strong metal riffs with dark melodic overtones, shredding solos and infectious choruses - all with a fierce "backbite". Fans of Metallica, Iron Maiden, Queensryche, Nevermore, Iced Earth, Hammerfall, or Black Sabbath will not want to miss this band!
CHEMICAL RAGE IS: Carl LaMarr - Vocals Lance Denny - Guitar Eric Peterson - Guitar Chey Davis - Bass Ben Linton - Drums
SPLINTERED THRONE started up in 2006 as a project encompassing everything from death metal to rock and pop music. The band, over time, transitioned into more of a hard rock vibe. In the summer of 2010, the key decision was made to change up the ranks with a much more defined melodic power metal sound and image for the band. Enter Jason Moser (AKA J-Mo) on guitar and Kris Holboke on drums. J-Mo's background in speed and classic old-school / traditional metal combined with the progressive-mixed-with-thrash drumming of Kris has put the band in a sound liking to such European bands like PRIMAL FEAR, EDGUY, and FIREWIND while retaining the American sounds of classic metal acts such as SAVATAGE, RIOT, and Old School METALLICA. In 2013, the addition of Fred Osborn as a second guitar player gave SPLINTERED THRONE that twin lead guitar attack that combines both trade off solos and harmonies akin to IRON MAIDEN , Queensryche and THIN LIZZY. Splintered Throne bring it hard to the stage and promise to give you a show to remember!
SPLINTERED THRONE IS: Brian Garrison - Vocals Brian Bailey - Bass J~Mo - Guitars Fred Osborn - Guitars Kris Holboke - Drums
On October 16th, the North Carolina-bred and New Orleans-based Nikki Hill will release her new album 'Heavy Hearts, Hard Fists' via Deep Fryed Records. Buoyed by her band's roaring boogie that's equal parts Staple Singers and AC/DC, the new album sees Nikki exude a self-assured swagger as her fiery rasp preaches the rock & roll gospel: late nights, hot licks, and intoxicating love.
Raised in the church choir and steeped in R&B and garage rock rumble, Nikki Hill is a spitfire with the soul-drenched voice of Etta James and the tattooed, beehived-hair aura of Cramps' guitarist Poison Ivy. 'Heavy Hearts, Hard Fists' is a showcase for Nikki's unfettered versatility, whether it's the debauched bluster of "Struttin'", the Stonesy barn-burning blues of "(Let Me Tell You 'Bout) LUV", or the touching soul ballad "Nothin' With You".
Just a couple years ago, Nikki Hill was a bartender with an affinity for punk and a deep love for classic R&B. At her husband (and now guitar-player) Matt Hill's behest, she stepped out from behind the bar and onto the stage. The response has been ecstatic, and now the band tours the globe relentlessly, stunning audiences with their muscular sound, Matt's volcanic leads, and, of course, Nikki's inimitable charisma.
Praise for Nikki Hill: "The fast-rising, hard-charging, 20-something, North Carolina born-and-bred singer Nikki Hill has more than earned her evocative "Southern Fireball" moniker. "
-- LA Weekly "If Tina Turner and Little Richard had a daughter and raised her with the help of uncles James Brown and Chuck Berry, she'd be like Nikki Hill."
-- Minneapolis Star Tribune "Hill is a petite powerhouse, with a booming voice that is as sweet and luscious as it is gritty and raw."
-- Portland Monthly "Channels such rhythm and blues greats as LaVern Baker, Etta James and Ruth Brown-with a little Sam Cooke and Solomon Burke thrown in for good measure. Hill is the real deal...steeped in gospel and soul, wrapped up in a punk rock DIY ethic."
-- Time Out Los Angeles "A rich, sultry voice...weaned on the church choir and burnished by an enthusiast's love of good music."
-- Indy Week