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October 11, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm$28
Hollywood Undead w/
Wednesday, Oct 11
Tickets = $28
Hollywood Undead hail (unsurprisingly) from the streets of Hollywood, California, mixing brash hip-hop, rock, and minor metalcore touches with cocky posturing and thug attitudes. Owing much of their popularity and exposure to the social networking website MySpace, the group — whose members usually wore masks on-stage — started as the musical project of J-Dog and Tha Producer in June 2005. They uploaded some new music to their profile and very quickly started amassing song plays and online friends with tracks about drinking, sex, and emo kids. “The gang,” as the guys liked to refer to themselves, also grew to include six members: J-Dog and Tha Producer alongside Charlie Scene, Johnny 3 Tears (formerly called the Server), Funny Man, and Da Kurlzz. As the band’s online profile steadily increased, MySpace head honcho Tom Anderson wasn’t immune and wound up featuring Hollywood Undead’s song “No. 5” on MySpace’s first compilation album, in addition to giving them the distinction of being the first act signed to the site’s new record label (distributed by Interscope) in 2005.
Notes From the Underground In January of 2013, after embarking on The Underground Tour, Hollywood Undead released their third studio album, Notes from the Underground, which proved to be their highest-charting outing to date, landing at the number two spot on the Billboard Top 200 and soaring to number one on the Canadian albums chart. Their hotly anticipated fourth studio album, Day of the Dead, arrived in March 2015, and was preceded by the singles “Usual Suspects,” “Gravity,” “How We Roll,” and the explosive title cut. The band returned to the studio in late 2016 to record its fifth studio album, Five. With their contract with Interscope finished, Hollywood Undead set up their own label, Dove & Grenade Media, in collaboration with BMG to release the album. The first single, “California Dreaming” — a scathing look at the inequalities between the two sides of Los Angeles culture — was released in mid-2017, with their full-length coming later in the year. Source
For nearly a decade, Butcher Babies have been crushing stages worldwide with their vicious live performance and explosive energy. Their stage presence is a hypnotic spectacle that leaves audiences hungry for more. Frontwomen Heidi Shepherd and Carla Harvey, guitarist Henry Flury, bassist Jason Klein and drummer Chase Brickenden juxtapose brutal, aggressive riffs with beautiful melodies that wail with emotional redemption.
Hailing from the City Of Angels, Butcher Babies offer redemption from the overplayed underground, exorcising demons with a visceral sound matched only in scope by their explosive stage show. Front-women Heidi Shepherd and Carla Harvey, guitarist Henry Flury, bassist Jason Klein and drummer Chase Brickenden juxtapose brutal, aggressive riffs with beautiful melodies that wail with anguish and hope for redemption.
The band signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records in December 2012, and a month later hit the road with Marilyn Manson on what proved to be one of the new year’s most talked about tours. Less than a year later, July 2013, they released their debut album Goliath, produced by Josh Wilbur (Gojira, Lamb of God, Hatebreed). Since then, Butcher Babies have toured relentlessly among the likes of Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Danzig, In This Moment, Cradle of Filth, Black Label Society, etc; played music fests including Mayhem, Knotfest, Louder Than Life, Aftershock, and Welcome to Rockville, etc. and appeared in the film Alleluia!: The Devil’s Carnival.
On August 21, 2015 Butcher Babies released their highly anticipated follow up, Take It Like a Man and released a music video for each song on the album. Carla Harvey said: “The majority of the album is very aggressive thrash metal. On this album, we wanted to go back to our roots, which were aggressive thrash, and ninety percent of the album is that.” Added co-vocalist Heidi Shepherd: “But the thing is we’re not ever gonna sacrifice who we are for that. What we’re attempting with this is to bring back the metal and the aggression into radio. So we kind of merged the two worlds. And radio stations who have heard it so far are impressed and we’re very excited for that.”
The evolution continues as the band is set to release their third full studio album, October 27, 2017, Lilith, produced by Steve Evetts (Suicide Silence, Dillinger Escape Plan, The Cure). With three albums and two EPs under their belt, Butcher Babies have reached a new level of maturity solidifying a triumphant return after a brief creative hiatus to write and rebuild. LILITH opens with a kick right to the teeth with the aggressive Burn the Straw Man, then drips with sensuality on tracks like Headspin and The Huntsman, pairing riveting guitars with velvet vocal harmonies. This album runs the gamut between exploring the dark roots of lust and the high energy thrash hijinks that Butcher Babies have become known and loved for. Source
“What I like about Butcher Babies, and what I think separates them from similar bands, is that they surprised me. When I first saw their picture, I thought, ‘Eh, probably just another band that put some hot girls with skimpy outfits in the front to mask their bad playing.’ Then I watched one of their videos and was just blown away! Honestly, I was not expecting that sound to come out of those girls! And to top it off, they’re not just about growling and kicking ass, but they can actually sing, too – and they proved it on ‘Thrown Away’. Butcher Babies is an all-around talented thrash/metal band that not only turns heads, but rips them off in the process.” —Andy Gehron, Rebel Radio
- October 11, 2017
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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