226 Broad St.
Nevada City, CA 95959
12:00 p.m. Sunday, March 24, 2013
Dirty Filthy Mugs
Dirty Filthy Mugs
There is nothing cute, pompous, or pretentious about Dirty Filthy Mugs. They are here for one thing and one thing only... to play aggressive, fun, honest punk rock... And that's exactly what they do! Not only are the Mugs one of the most insane live bands in punk rock, they've also shown themselves to be prolific in the recording studio. In 2009, they released the E.P.s 'Half Pint' and 'Another Round' as well as a 7" single on their own label, Brrapp Records. These releases and live shows caught the attention of DC-Jam Records, who released the Mugs' first full-length 'All Yobs In' in early 2010. Dirty Filthy Mugs show no signs of slowing and continue to write and record new material as well as bring their incredibly addictive live punk mayhem to as many punks, skins, skaters, psychos, mods, rockers, hooligans and outcasts as possible! Anomalys
The Anomalys, the Netherland’s only “NEGATIVE TEQUILA ROCK'N'ROLL SEX” trio, tower over their lowly legions, each standing at a menacing 2 meters (in America speak, that’s TALL), they appear to be an animated version of the columns of the Parthenon… their live shows are spectacular displays of ruinous racket. Guitars smolder with crushing, echo-frenzied grunts and wails, and the dumb-drums get pummeled into submission. Lead by a rasp-throated screamer, these cheese-fed behemoths display utter rage for two sides of 100% drag-strip approved garage-punk grease with nods to the snarling and surly side of ferocious punk legends. These Dutch stinks have been laying waste to European dancehalls for years, having done time in pre-Anomalys acts such as Dexter (of which drummer Memme was a member), and The Amoks and Los Looches, of which singer and Wild Weekend resident deejay Bone was also a member. Having recruited guitarist Potlood (yes, that’s his name!) The Anomalys are killing ‘em dead wherever they stop. King Automatic
Where lies the future of Rock'n'Roll? Will we recycle old ideas ad infinitum - 3 chords boom chica boom, mimick the past and kneel and pray at the alter of Jerry Lee Lewis, The Ramones and the Cramps or will we introduce new musical concepts into Rock'n'Roll, embrace the future and venture into unsafe yet exciting waters? Will we limit ourselves by sticking to the musical traditions of the Western hemisphere only or will we seek inspiration across the four corners of our globe and make truly trans-global Rock'n'Roll? It is time to expand the horizon and to seek out new territories - it is time to evolve and if that evolutionary process takes the shape of King Automatic...well that's all the better. This Gentleman finds inspiration in Jamaican Rocksteady, Rhythm'n' Blues, Bebop and the tribal drumming of West Africa to mention only a few of the ingredients of a truly exotic musical cocktail. In addition to the musical diversity to be found in his music, King Automatic has also freed Rock'n'Roll from the lyrical cliché of: "I picked up my baby in a '59 De Ville, we tore through the city seeking cheap thrills". There is actually real songwriting at play here which adds a welcomed layer to the music we all like to drink, dance and make babies to. Starting out in the mid-1990's as the drummer of the legendary French Punk band Thundercrack, King Automatic took a radical turn at the beginning of the new Millenium and introduced a new dimension to the sound of one-man bands. He began to sample and loop organ, guitar, harp and percussion sounds live on stage to create a truly sonic soundscape â€“ close your eyes and you will swear you are listening to an orchestra. With his new album "In The Blue Corner" now appearing on Voodoo Rhythm Records, he has taken his vision to the next level and has created an even more diverse record than his previous two - he has once and for all left behind the shackles and confinements of traditional Rock'n'Roll and his journey has led him to exciting places - mesdames & messieurs join King Automatic on his unique odyssee and explore the Rock'n'Roll of the world!