Vinyl Music Hall Presents
SCARS & STRIPES (FWB)
Tue, February 21, 2017
Vinyl Music Hall
This event is all ages
General Admission * Standing Room Only * All Ages * Additional $5 Cash Surcharge At The Door For Under 21 * Attendees Under 16 Must Be Accompanied By A Ticketed , Adult Guardian * Posted Times Are Door Times- Events Generally Begin 30-60 Minutes After Doors Openhttp://www.vinylmusichall.com/event/1321993/
The band's first important supporter was KROQ disc jockey Rodney Bingenheimer, who was fundamental to the promotion of many similar outfits. Their debut release, the Bloodstains EP, was the only one to feature Rodgers, and its title track was the first song the fledgling band wrote. Afterwards, they signed to prominent local label Posh Boy Records, run by Robbie Fields. The subsequent debut album showed the band rising above the usual three-chord bluster of hardcore with a melodic approach that recalled 60s surf instrumental bands (the Ventures being the most obvious influence). However, the band stormed out of the studio near to the album's completion, complaining about being "produced' and Fields' behaviour in general, leaving engineer David Hines and Jay Lansford (of Simpletones, Stepmothers and Channel 3 fame) to finish off the recordings. The Bitchin' Summer EP was one of the first skate/surf punk crossover items, with three energized surf guitar instrumentals establishing the band's future direction. Various problems delayed the next release until the trio signed with Enigma Records for 1984"s When You Least Expect It ... EP, which saw a conscious and largely unsuccessful attempt to accommodate a more disciplined, polished sound, a mistake compounded by a pointless cover version of Jefferson Airplane's "Somebody To Love'. However, all the elements came together for 1986"s This Is The Voice - the overdriven guitar mesh now allied to first-rate songwriting and delivery. This time the cover of "Dangerman" was fine, but subordinate to the Agent Orange originals. Levesque had been replaced by Brent Liles (ex-Social Distortion) the previous year.
Agent Orange remained largely quiet during the early part of the 90s save for a live album. Palm returned in 1996 with two new members and a studio album, Virtually Indestructible. Their 2000 release was a mixture of new recordings and re-recordings.
In 2005 drummer Ty Smith left Guttermouth to focus on his new band Bullets and Octane and was replaced by Ryan Farrell. Bass player Kevin Clark departed the following year and founding member Clint Weinrich returned to the group. This lineup recorded the band's tenth album Shave the Planet, released in 2006 by Volcom Entertainment. The album found the band once again using their brand of humorous punk rock to poke fun at a number of subjects. Guttermouth continues to tour and perform in support of the album.
In 2006, after releasing six albums on Lookout! (original home of Rancid, Operation Ivy, Green Day, The Donnas & More) the band signed with Asian Man Records (Alkaline Trio, Polysics etc...).
The Queers play a Ramones-derived style of pop punk, commonly and appropriately referred to as "Ramones-core". Much like the Ramones, common lyrical themes are girls, drugs, alcohol and having fun. Musically the band deviates slightly from the driving rhythm guitar sound of the Ramones and augments their songs with harmony vocals, handclaps, keyboards and guitar solos. They have been described as "The Ramones meets The Beach Boys". Ben Weasel of Screeching Weasel frequently collaborates with Joe Queer to write their songs. The band are well known for the variety of cover versions they include on their records and in live appearances. Bands/artists covered by The Queers include The Beach Boys, The Ramones (including a complete re-recording of the Rocket to Russia album), The Nobodys, Angry Samoans, The Mr T Experience, Skeeter Davis, The Fantastic Baggys, The Who, The Undertones, The Hobos, Tommy James and The Shondells, Helen Love, The Catalogs (from Hawaii), Unnatural Axe, and many more.
Since its formation, the band has gone through many line-up changes with Joe Queer as the only constant member. The band currently consists of Joe Queer (Guitar/Vocals), Dangerous Dave (Bass), and Lurch Nobody (Drums).
"This is really excellent. Bit of a surprise. An engaging mix of emo and melodic hardcore – with some delicate keyboards! The bastard child of FIFTEEN and HOT WATER MUSIC, singing alternately about broken hearts, and countries broken by war. But they make being lonely sound quite appealing. Anthemic and uplifting. Very impressive." -Tony Shrum (AMP magazine)
"As soon as I popped in Scars & Stripes new album "The Cost of Living", I was hit with instant energy and aggression and i gotta say, Im not complaining. With "I Just Wanna Believe in You" kicking off the album, it stirred up feelings and memories of the first time I heard Black President which in my opinion is a huge compliment.
"The Cost Of Living" doesn't let up from then on. The songs blend seamlessly with one another and sound perfectly produced and crafted. This album offers almost everything a Punk or Hardcore fan could really want. I was drawn to "(I Was) a Teenage Asshole" for a few reasons, specifically its one minute Hardcore to the point attitude. In the same vain as "Teenage Asshole" there is "I Don't Wanna Live", another tune that harks back to the slam pits of the 80's with its overpowering snare and screeching guitar pack angst and attitude into just one minute. All in all "The Cost of Living" is a solid Punk Rock album that plays beautifully from beginning to end." -Gio Van Dam (Big Wheel Magazine)
" Fort Walton Beach-based punkers with a penchant for anthemic songs. The album is full of surprises, from the beautifully honest “The Apology”— about a relationship in shambles—to “I Don’t Want to Live,” 53 seconds of pure vitriol. The songwriting features a raw emotional maturity that doesn’t sacrifice high-energy songs worthy of any mosh pit." -Nikki Hendrick (The Beachcomber)
Scars& Stripes are featured on the benefit compilation “United We Stand: The Frontlines of American Streetpunk”.This compilation benefits injured veteran and also features Street Dogs, Old Firm Casuals, Lower Class Brats, Roger Miret and The Disasters, and many other great punk rock bands.
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