Apr 19, 2013
Door Time: 7:00 PM
Presented By: Channel 93.3 and Twist & Shout

Day: Friday, April 19, 2013
Door Time: 7:00 PM
Age: All Ages
Advance Ticket Price: $15
Day Of Show Price: $15
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Voodoo Glow Skulls
In their sixteen years of existence, the Voodoo Glow Skulls have an impressive list of achievements. Seven albums, one million records sold, appearances in exotic locations like Brazil and Japan as well as the creation of a record store, record label, recording studio and a music venue attests to the remarkable creativity and energy of the band. Formed in 1988, Voodoo Glow Skulls meshed hardcore punk, traditional ska, tough guitar riffs and the Mexican music of their roots to create the prototype for the West Coast ska-core sound, influencing a wide range of bands from Sublime to No Doubt. Unflinchingly honest, their songs often used humor to comment on harsh political realities – from racial inequity to unrest overseas. Singing in both Spanish and English, Voodoo Glow Skulls’ bilingual musical tradition has been a hallmark of the band since they began.

Titled Adicción, Tradición, y Revolución, the new album is self produced and recorded (in their Dog Run Studios), and contains some of their most rocking, candid music ever. “Adicción refers to our feelings about music, we have hardcore fans who consider our music to be both unique and addicting,” Frank explains. “Tradición signifies the fact that we’ve been together as a musical family for this long, and have not really changed. Also, we have always tried to include our Latin roots in our music, either by writing songs in Spanish or incorporating musical ideas that we grew up with. Latinos have a very strong sense of tradition, and we are very aware of it. Finally, Revolución because we have always tried to steer clear of trends – we are somewhat of a musical revolution in that our music is unique, even hard to copy.”

The core of the band since the beginning has been the three Casillas brothers, Frank, Eddie and Jorge, joined by drummer Jerry O’Neill and Brodie Johnson on trombone. The current line-up boasts a three horn section for the first time in six years. The lyrics are a collaboration between, “Eddie, a notepad and a pen, and myself,” Frank jokes, and they run the gamut, from the hilarious send up of Jerry’s girlfriend on “Dee Dee Don’t Like Ska” to the political commentary in “We Represent”. “Touring in some of the out-of-the-way places we have been, in some cases we are the first Americans they have dealt with directly. The negative feedback on the U.S. government is pretty universal, and disturbing.” said Frank. “Smile Now, Cry Later” is their take on a rock steady song, with a killer groove. “Ghetto Blaster” indicts the corporate music industry and the force feeding of the masses. Every Voodoo Glow Skulls album contains one cover – their latest is a traditional ska version of the Guns N’ Roses classic “Used To Love Her”!

With a list of accomplishments that might make some bands ready to slow their pace, the band shows no signs of slowing down. A full West Coast tour will be followed by a trip to Brazil to headlining the Punk Rock Show festival on Halloween, and another U.S. tour immediately follows. Voodoo Glow Skulls legendary live shows are full of searing horns, grinding guitars and throaty growls – and no one plays super tight ska faster than these veterans. Adicción, Tradición, y Revolución rocks harder than ever – Voodoo Glow Skulls dubbed their sound “California street music” – a perfect description of their high octane mix of rock, punk, ska and hardcore.
http://voodooglowskulls.com/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Voodoo-Glow-Skulls/118970334789531
http://twitter.com/#!/glowskulls

Left Alone
Left AloneLeft Alone has been kicking around the LA punk scene since 1996. Over the years they have released 5 records, 4 EPs, been featured on a number of compilations, and played countless shows worldwide. The band just released a new EP called Hate The Day in March and are finishing up an upcoming full-length.
http://leftalonemusic.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Left-Alone/146926592007173

Rainless Records Artist Showcase & Fundraiser featuring The Repercussions
Rainless Records Artist Showcase & Fundraiser featuring The Repercussions

- Rainless Records

My name is Ryan Longenecker, founder of Rainless Records and an independent musician. I wanted to start a community-based record label designed around creating a support system for independent artists. This campaign will provide the necessary funding to create a compilation album with all the artists currently helping Rainless Records get off the ground. 

By supporting this campaign you are supporting the start of a different type of record label designed completely around the artists instead of profits.

INDIEGOG CAMPAIGN PAGE: http://igg.me/at/RainlessRecords/x/4962973

http://rainlessrecords.com

THE REPERCUSSIONS:
The Repercussions were formed the summer of 1999 in the greater Washington DC metropolitan area. Their sound was crafted carefully over the years by reflecting their environment. Washington DC is a fast paced, bellicose city and consequently so are The Repercussions. Heavily influenced by the DC hardcore sound and bred into a polluted reggae tone, its tough to keep you’re feet still while the band wails and upstrokes its way into that soft spot you have in your heart for music that just makes you wanna’ smash the status quo. After relocating to Denver in 2007, the band immediately went to work making new connections, writing new songs and picked up a new local bass player. Revisiting their influences and adding a sense of urgent direction and finesse, Denver provided the band a breath of new life and inspiration. Don’t get it twisted though, this band isn’t here to preach a bizarre political agenda, rather to point out and frame the position our society has created for its self over the years and therefore essentially mock the existing condition of our consumer driven American culture.
www.myspace.com/therepercussionsmd
www.reverbnation.com/therepercussions

The A-Ok's
The A-Ok'sThe A-OKs are celebrating five years of pummeling the Denver music scene with their mayhem-fueled, ska/punk madness. After two full length albums and countless chaotic live performances, the band only grows stronger and hungers for more. Influenced by the horn driven third-wave ska bands of the late 90s, The A-OKs add a dash of modern punk, alternative, metal, reggae, and even a little pop to their mix for a sound that makes you want to throw an elbow or two before dancing the night away. They have conquered three west coast tours, several outings to the midwest, and are celebrated across the country and recognized worldwide. Five years strong, The A-OKs shows no signs of stopping and have more than a few tricks up their sleeves.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-A-OKs/152274181486868
www.reverbnation.com/theaoks