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Address: 80 12 51st ave
City: Elmhurst
State: NY
Date Time Event Description
Jul-22-17 11:58 PM Mother
Just as the year 2015 was winding down, Doc Coyle of VH1 wrote an article called 10 Bands That Show Why Hard Rock May Be Getting Good Again. Listed were the likes of rock-staples Failure and more recent risers like Nothing More and Bring Me The Horizon. Then there was a video clip of a relatively unknown band, a clip that danced between the New York City landscape and an enthralled crowd laid out in front of four musicians, a clip Coyle couldnt help but heap his praises upon. For New York Citys rock export MoTHER, crowds like that are just another day at the office.MoTHER may have been on the radar in 2013, however, their story goes much farther back. The beginnings of the band follows the friendship of vocalist Nick Fargo and bassist Johnny Bass, who have spent the better part of a decade drinking and playing music together. It took a bus from Pennsylvania to New York, five hours of jamming, and a late-night standoff that brought guitarist Mike Gowen into the fold. The trio would then devote many late nights to crafting their sound, a testament to their relentlessly powerful work ethic and a few bottles of their favorite whiskey. Coyle called MoTHERs sound pure hard rock with a bluesy underbelly, an apt description of the intersection between Gowens powerfully textured guitar work, Bass rock-solid rhythm work and Fargos driving vocals. This take-no-prisoners sound became crisply sharpened while on the road with accomplished rock colleagues Saving Abel, Fozzy and Buckcherry. Taking this momentum, in 2014 the band recorded their EP A New Life, marking the bands evolution from promising rock prospect to legitimate contender. This energy further opened the door for the band, earning them opening slots for Red Sun Rising, Pop Evil, Godsmack, Slash, and Clutch among others. After more regional touring throughout 2015 and early 2016, the band drew the attention of Flexitone Records and their founder/producer David Ivory, the engine behind the development and ultimate rise of Silvertide and Grammy-winners Halestorm. This introduction kicked off an almost year-long collaboration that resulted in their latest offering, a scaldingly-hot burner of a rock track entitled Medicine. If anything has proven to be true, its that MoTHER defies the notion that hard rock may be getting good again. Theyre proving it never went away.
Jul-23-17 11:00 PM Westfield Massacre
Westfield Massacre's music could be described as a bridge between American Modern Metal and the more traditional European Metal. With aggressive growls, high soaring vocals melodies, impossibly fast drums, classically-inspired passages and harmonized guitar leads, the band claims influences as diverse as Iron Maiden, Pantera, Dream Theater, R. Wagner, Slipknot, Lamb Of God, Racer X, W.A Mozart, Gojira, J.S Bach, Helloween, Nicolo Paganini And Megadeth. The group aims to make their Orchestra-infused modern heavy metal accessible to fans of all music genres by creating something that grabs the audience upon the first listen.
Jul-24-17 07:00 PM The Rain of Rap DOPE SHOW COMEJOIN ME((((((((((((((((((( THE RAIN OF RAP))))))))))
Jul-24-17 07:00 PM ENOCH Tickets sold at the door
Jul-28-17 11:58 PM Sponge
Sponge has proven to be one of the Motor City's heaviest hitters after gaining international notoriety with their debut album "Rotting Piata" (Sony). Emerging from Detroit with hits like "Plowed" and "Molly (16 Candles)" Sponge received massive airplay on radio stations from coast to coast and were in heavy rotation on MTV. Both "Plowed" and "Molly" hit #5 on Billboard's Modern Rock Charts, catapulting "Rotting Piata" to Gold, and ultimately Platinum status.
Jul-29-17 08:00 PM Lance Barnewold
Jul-29-17 11:30 PM ROSS THE BOSS BAND
As a child growing up in New York City, Ross The Boss Friedman showed great promise as a piano and violin prodigy, but when he first touched the electric guitar he knew he found his true love. He met Andy Shernoff in 1973 while playing in one of his bands at a house party in his teenage years. Together, they created a band known as The Dictators, who became the first signed Punk Rock band launching the CBGBs scene. Known for their sense of humor and affection for White Castles and wrestling, they were one of the most copied and influential bands of the genre.Blue Oyster Cult Producer Sandy Perlman was the manager for both The Dictators and French Rock Band Shakin' Street in 1979 when Ross needed a gig and Shakin' Street needed a guitar player. Ross flew to France and floored everyone with his guitar playing. He joined the band, lived in France for a year, recorded an album, learned to speak French and toured the world with the band. 10 250.pngWhile Shakin' Street was opening for Black Sabbath and Blue Oyster Cult in 1980, Ronnie James Dio introduced Ross to crew member Joey DeMaio. The two of them agreed on their vision for what a Heavy Metal band should be and together, they co-founded Manowar. They created their own subgenre and dubbed it True Metal playing epic songs with viking themes at very loud volumes. His eight years and six albums with this band gained him an unbelievably loyal cult following who widely considers Ross The Boss to be the definitive Manowar guitar player. The Dictators revamped into a new band called Manitoba's Wild Kingdom in 1989 that bridged that gap from punk rock to metal, and really allowed Ross The Boss to showcase his kind of guitar playing. Even though each of his bands are a different musical style, he says he's always, "Just playing Rock and Roll". When his son was born in 1991 he stayed closer to home being a great dad and making music with his friends and other New York based musicians. During that time he had a few major releases and played shows with his bands The Pack, the Blues Rock Heyday and The Spinatras. The Dictators continued to tour and made a highly acclaimed studio record " D.F.F.D.", a live CD "Viva Dictators" , and a Greatest Hits and Early Demos compilation. In 2005, the time was right for him to join former Blue Oyster Cult drummer Albert Bouchard in his band The Brain Surgeons, winning over audiences with his own style of guitar playing, and kicking the band up a notch into new territory for two albums. Ross constantly writes and records new music and reunites with his old bands and former band members for special shows and projects. His 2005 appearance with Manowar at the Earthshaker Festival was so successful he formed his own "Ross The Boss" band and signed with AFM Records Germany. His two critically acclaimed solo albums 2008 New Metal Leader and 2010 Hailstorm saw him playing shows and festivals all over the world, putting him back in front of a Heavy Metal audience and reminding everyone that Ross The Boss is one of the world's most loved Metal guitar players. As people started connecting with him on the internet, he began to collaborate with musicians online and guesting on tracks for bands like Majesty, Wotan, Atlantean Kodex and The Vibrators to name a few. deathdealerRTB 250.jpgHis newest project Death Dealer began as an online collaboration but quickly gelled into a supergroup featuring Sean Peck (Cage), Stu Marshall (Dungeon, Empire of Eden), Mike Davis (Halford, Lizzie Borden), and Steve Bolognese (Into Eternity). The band has been touring the world for their debut album "Warmaster" and is getting ready to release their second album "Hallowed Ground" in 2015.Ross The Boss was one of the pioneers of both Punk Rock and Heavy Metal. He's proud to know that the music he's made has influenced and inspired so many other artists. You can be sure that whatever band he's in or whatever style he's playing in, he's always happy to be writing new music and playing the guitar with his friends.
Aug-04-17 11:58 PM Raven Black
Aug-05-17 11:30 PM DRI
The DIRTY ROTTEN IMBECILES' history begins on May 2, 1982 around 4:00pm, in the city of Houston,TX. It was on this day that the musically aggressive quartet we now know as D.R.I. made their first Dirty Rotten noise and called it a song. Back then it was Spike Cassidy (guitar), Kurt Brecht (vocals), Eric Brecht (drums), and Dennis Johnson (bass). The group started practicing at Kurt and Eric's parents home, where the brothers lived amongst the "Madman" (their father). They practiced a few nights a week around 5:00pm, just as the Madman would be on his way home from a hard day at work. He would open his front door only to be blasted with 120db of the band's horrendous attempt to make music. The Madman would then pound on their jam room door until he was let in so that in turn, he could throw them out of his house calling them such things as "... you bunch of dirty rotten imbeciles". This is how D.R.I. got their name.2 months later, on July 2,1982, the band played their first show at Joe Star's OMNI, in Houston.On November 6th & 7th of 1982 D.R.I. recorded their first release, the Dirty Rotten EP, stuffing 22 songs into 18 minutes on a 7" EP that played at 33 rpm's. Only 1000 copies of this EP version were pressed, making it now a very rare collector's item. Demand caused this EP to be pressed into a 12" LP version, released in 1983, appropriately called Dirty Rotten LP. Leaving the underground music scene thriving for more, DRLP became a major success and also an inspiration for many new bands at the time. Soon after D.R.I. was labeled the fastest band in the world.In 1983 D.R.I. moved to San Francisco, where they lived in their van and ate at soup kitchens in between gigs. Dennis Johnson quit the band and returned home to Texas. He was replaced with Sebastion Amok, and within a few months D.R.I. found themselves on the "Rock Against Reagan" tour with the Dead Kennedy's. At the conclusion of this tour, they replaced Sebastion Amok with Josh Pappe`.Their next release was the 4 song, 7", Violent Pacification EP, in 1984. After touring in the summer of 1984, Eric Brecht got married and left the band. He was replaced with Felix Griffin.D.R.I.'s second full length release, Dealing With It , came in March 1985. The group toured extensively in support of the album. Sometime during the recording of the album, Josh took a leave from the band. Mikey Offender (bass player of the Offenders) was asked to play for the album, although Spike played bass on the songs that Mikey didn't have time to learn.The songs on DWI pointed slightly towards a metal direction, but still remained very hardcore. Almost legendary is the band's recording of "Madman", where Kurt's dad is mad and disturbs a rehearsal. The band gains a real cult status, supported by such fans as Dave Lombardo (Slayer), who tells everyone he's influenced by D.R.I.On April 26th, 1986, they recorded their show at the Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles, and released the video, which was entitled Live At The Olympic.Their third album, Crossover, released in 1987, was perfectly named since the songs on this album had a strong metal sound to them. As the band began to "crossover" to thrash, their songs became longer, slower, and more complex. The press has called D.R.I. the major band of the "crossover" movement, a style that combined punk, hardcore, and metal. This music invited a mixed audience of punks, skinheads, and metal fans to their shows, who introduced things like stage diving and slam dancing.The 'Live at the Ritz' video was recorded next, on June 27th 1987, at 'the Ritz' in New York, during the band's worldwide Crossover tour. Also in 1987, one of their songs, 'Snap' appeared on a compilation (with other bands supporting some cause) entitled P.E.A.C.E.In February of 1988, the Dirty Rotten Imbeciles returned to the studio to record Four Of A Kind. The songs on this album have even more of a metal sound to them, and production is the best it's ever been. They even released a music video for the song 'Suit and Tie Guy'. At the same time, the Dirty Rotten LP was remixed to include the songs from the Violent Pacification EP, and was re-released.The band toured Europe again to support the Four of A Kind album, then once home in the U.S., Josh Pappe` leaves the band because of an offer to play for Gang Green. He is replaced by John Menor.September 1989 brought the release of Thrash Zone. Two music videos were released from this album. One for 'Beneath the Wheel' and the other for 'Abduction'. Sometime after this, Felix Griffin leaves the group and is replaced by Rob Rampy.During the spring of 1992, Definition was released on Spike Cassidy's own label, Rotten Records. A music video was released for the song 'Acid Rain', and later was even featured in an episode of MTV's "Beavis and Butthead".D.R.I. toured in 1992, opening for Testament, as well as headlining their own shows.They recorded their gig at the Hollywood Palladium on November 27th, 1992, and it was released in 1994 as their first live album, appropriately entitled Live. It was, more or less, "released as a stepping stone between Definition and Full Speed Ahead". Soon after recording the show, John Menor leaves D.R.I. He is replaced by one of the band's long time friends and roadie, Chumly Porter. The group also took part in the Lolitabazooka Tour, headlining that tour, in the fall of 1994.In 1995, D.R.I. released their newest album called Full Speed Ahead. They also made another music video, this time for a song called 'Syringes in the Sandbox'.In January of 1996, they started touring North America with Acid Bath opening for them. But in April, Rob and Spike ran into some trouble trying to cross the Canadian border because they had both been previously charged with 'Driving Under the Influence' in the U.S. Needless to say, all of their Canadian dates had to be cancelled. And as much as they tour even today, I still don't think Canada will let them in!During 1997-98 D.R.I. continued to tour the world extensively, including European & S.American dates. In March of 1998 D.R.I. launched their own Official Web site (www.DirtyRottenImbeciles.com).During 1999, D.R.I. appears as one of the headlining bands on the Social Chaos in North America Tour. One of their songs, 'I'm the Liar', is used for a Social Chaos Tour compilation cd, containing one song from each band that appeared on the tour. During August of 1999, in the middle of the Social Chaos Tour, Chumly leaves the band because he is burnt out on touring, and is replaced by Harald Oimoen. Harald had been working on and off with the band for years, doing everything from photography and merchandise to Bass Tech. The band resumed the tour, only missing 2 shows replacing Chumly.In the year 2000, D.R.I. Founder/Guitarist, Spike Cassidy, loses Rotten Records to D.R.I. Manager, Ron Peterson in a partnership backstabbing, and a long court battle is sure to commence. D.R.I. fired manager Ron Peterson, took its catalog of CD's, and left Rotten Records in search of a new record label. The band is said to be entertaining a few good offers.The year also saw the Dirty Rotten Imbeciles headlining their own 'Millennium 2000 Tour' which had been broken into two halves, taking place in the spring & fall of 2000. D.R.I. is scheduled to embark once again on the "Old School Tour" in the spring of 2001!For the past 19 years, D.R.I. has been the epitome of the aggressive, hardcore-punk thrash sound that we've all become accustomed to hearing. Throughout this time, they've been one of the few genuine underground bands to remain true to their pure punk roots. Still actively touring and recording, the only thing that may have changed is that they're a little older now, but time hasn't gotten the best of the Dirty Rotten Imbeciles. They're still thrashing just as hard, and just as loud as ever, continuing to overload our senses with the sound that is, and will always remain, uniquely D.R.I.
Aug-05-17 11:30 PM D.R.I.