World/Inferno Friendship Society, O'Death

World/Inferno Friendship Society (10:15 PM)

O'Death (9:15 PM)

Bobby Joe Ebola (8:30 PM)

Sat, December 8, 2012

8:00 pm

$0.00 - $14.00

This event is all ages

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World/Inferno Friendship Society - (Set time: 10:15 PM)
World/Inferno Friendship Society
The World/Inferno Friendship Society are a gang of dangerous loonies who like to break things, and who have been making beautiful, orchestral punk rock records since 1997.  They originally signed with the eerily prescient NJ Hardcore label Gern Blandsten (Ted Leo, Radio 4, Rorschach, The Liars) with whom they released 2 albums: "The True Story of The Bridgewater Astral League"(1997), "Just The Best Party" (2002) and a gang of singles which were compiled on "East Coast Super Sound Punk of Today!" (2000).  They have toured incessantly for the last 15 years, prompting one NPR spokesman to comment that the amount of jobs they have been fired from to go on the road would be "enough to save the present economy"[http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6389065]. 

The World/Inferno Friendship Society consist of 7 to 13 life-long members who enthusiastically delight in encouraging all who identify as youth, both young and old, to change the system. They come armed with cascading piano, ace saxophones, several drummers, snarling guitars, low B bass, and whomever else gets in the bus. The World/Inferno Friendship Society is fronted by an undead Sherlock Holmes, who had his exploits profiled in the NY Times Arts Section for the multi-media stage version of the group's last record "Addicted to Bad Ideas" [http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/08/arts/music/08worl.html]. 

The industrious and attractive World/Inferno joined Chunksaah Records' [http://www.chunksaah.com/] (Bouncing Souls, The Loved Ones, The Measure S.A., AOD) roster with their 2005 watershed "Red Eyed Soul" [http://blogcritics.org/music/article/music-review-worldinferno-friendship-society-red/] which was produced by NYC legend Don Fury [http://www.donfury.com/] at his Cyclone Studios in Coney Island, as was the aforementioned "Addicted to Bad Ideas".

On their new release "The Anarchy and The Ecstasy" Inferno hope to make you dance, laugh and cry - often in the same song. With their full horn section, baby grand piano, punk guitar, 5 string bass and dueling male and female vocals, this
freedom fighting, punk-as-world-music cult channels Phillip K. Dick, Kurt Weill and Jonathan Richman on their 13th release. Pushing boundaries, grudges, genres, heartstrings and parole conditions from the cow-punk thump of track "Disarming Smile" to the heartbreaking samba of "13 Years Without Peter King", "The Anarchy
 and The Ecstasy" showcases World/Inferno Friendship Society's refined songwriting style and virtuosic playing. Never fear though, the band hasn't lost the attitude you've come to expect in songs like "I Am Sick of People Being Sick of My Shit".
 
Based in Brooklyn, NY but soon to be sleeping on your floor, World/Inferno Friendship Society invite you to live The Anarchy and The Ecstasy - and know you want to.

See you at the shows!
O'Death - (Set time: 9:15 PM)
O'Death
In late July of 2010, New York quintet O'Death -Singer/guitarist Greg Jamie, Gabe Darling on banjo and ukulele, drummer David Rogers-Berry, bassist Jesse Newman, and violinist Robert Pycior - returned to the stage after a year-long hiatus to play a critically-acclaimed set at the Newport Folk Festival. In many ways it was the perfect start to a new era in the band's existence, and a logical precursor to their upcoming third LP. O'Death return to Ernest Jenning Record Co. for Outside, set for release April 19th.

After endless touring on the rollicking one-two punch of their debut Head Home (Ernest Jenning Record Co.) and sophomore barnburner Broken Hymns, Limbs and Skin (Kemado), the band was sidelined in the midst of their 2009 tour when Rogers-Berry was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma. Ten months of chemotherapy and a shoulder replacement later, the group returned to the studio with a new outlook on life, and began work on their most fully conceived project to date - an affirmation of sorts. With the help of producer/engineer Billy Pavone (The Fall, Asobi Seksu, White Rabbits), the result is a record that is both the most subtle and massive accomplishment of the band's career. Outside is a darkly triumphant and free-flowing album that represents exactly where the songwriters have found themselves in this moment. As Pycior notes, "I love the dynamic disparity in the album: the fragile parts of 'Bugs,' 'Ourselves,' and 'Don't Come Back...,' the huge endings in 'Alamar,' 'Look at the Sun,' and 'Pushing Out.' ...and I love ending on a different and demented tone with 'The Lake Departed.'"
Bobby Joe Ebola - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Bobby Joe Ebola
Bobby Joe Ebola and The Children MacNuggits began in 1995, in a trash-strewn fast-food parking lot in Pinole, CA. Guitarist Dan Abbott and singer Corbett Redford rose from
humble circumstances as a satiric folk rock band that played for friends to their current majestic heights with hilarious and sometimes frightening acoustic performances. The MacNuggits have gathered loyal legions of fans with their infamous combination of searing social satire, soaring
harmonies, outlandish and shocking truths, and poop jokes. The songs draw upon a variety of pop culture, of global crises, of interpersonal labyrinths, of nightmares and daydreams, skewering them on a rusty spit for the world to see. With a nod to social satirists like Lenny Bruce and George Carlin, and musical influences ranging from Slick Rick to They Might Be Giants, Bobby Joe Ebola is the vaudeville routine for your personal apocalypse.


Bobby Joe Ebola began as a “living room band”, gaining underground notoriety as flagship band of S.P.A.M. Records, and co-founders of Geekfest, with longtime friend John Mink (better known as “John Geek”), who also provided occasional backup vocals. Lacking the blasting amplifiers of the punk and rock bands with whom they played, they found creative ways to react to the “novelty band” stigma, captivating audiences with unpredictable and high energy performances. Intensive touring schedules have taken them around the nation several times, and the Ebola boys have had the opportunity to play with a very diverse array of artists, both
underground and mainstream including Screaming Females, The Frustrators (featuring Mike Dirnt from Green Day), NoMeansNo, Emily’s Army, Bomb The Music
Industry, !!! (pronounced Chk Chk Chk), Night Birds, Kim Lenz & Her Jaguars, Classics of Love (featuring Jesse Michaels of Op Ivy), Tornado Rider, Kyle Gass
Band (featuring Kyle Gass of Tenacious D), Fleshies, Cracker, Camper Van Beethoven, Eddie Spaghetti of Supersuckers (solo), The Phenomenauts, Lemuria, Moon Zappa, Long Beach Dub All-Stars (ex-Sublime), Fishbone, Behead The
Prophet, Cadillac Tramps, Star Fucking Hipsters, Kepi Ghoulie Band, Greg Attonito of Bouncing Souls (solo), Kevin Seconds, The Angry Samoans, Against All
Authority, Your Mother, Hickey, Captured! By Robots and The
Evaporators at venues such as The Independent (San Francisco), Cafe Du Nord (San Francisco),
Rickshaw Stop (San Francisco), The Punchline (San Francisco), The New Parish (Oakland), Bottom of the Hill (S.F.), Slim’s (S.F.), Crest Theater (Sacramento), Phoenix Theater (Petaluma),924 Gilman Street (Berkeley), Spaceland (L.A.), The Uptown (Oakland) and ABCNORIO (New York).


Their first release, in 1996, was the “Two Cats” EP. It “sold” out very quickly (most were given away to local high schoolers) and was played frequently on Dr. Demento’s radio show as well as college radio up and down the West Coast. The band followed their EP with the 1997 full length At One With The Dumb, a split 7” with Pleasanton hardcore punk band, Your Mother, and appearances on several compilations. During this time Bobby Joe Ebola embarked
on the first of several regional and U.S. tours, partnering with bands like Harbinger (feat. members of Fleshies, Blatz, & Crimpshrine), and many others. The full-length masterpiece
Carmelita Sings!: Visions of a Rock Apocalypse was released in 2000, went to #1 on KALX (Berkeley) and the band broke up shortly after.

In 2009, the band reformed and immediately began writing and recording new material, and in
2010 released the “Freaky Baby” EP, and shortly after, the full length album “F”. Both releases were picked up by San Francisco-based label Silver Sprocket Bicycle Club. The EP’s
title track was made into the band’s first music video (directed by Emmy nominated film crew Bent Lens, and featuring acclaimed bicycle dance troupe The Bay Area Derailleurs), and has received nearly 30,000 online views.

Since the release of the critically-acclaimed F, which has found steady airplay on local college radio stations, the band has been hard at work filming music videos for each track on
the album, with a DVD companion album due out in early 2012.

The release of these albums saw the Ebola boys playing over 80 local and semi-local shows in 2010, including regional tours to the West Coast, Northeast and Southeast, and Midwest, with notable appearances at The Fest in Gainesville, FL, Art Outside in Austin, TX , Snob Theater at Noise Pop in San Francisco, CA and others. The MacNuggits also made a
guest appearance on comedian Alex Koll‘s “Wizard Hello” CD on the Rooftop Comedy label.

The band only got busier in 2011. In February 2011, Bobby Joe Ebola hit the road with The Frustrators (feat. Green Day bassist Mike Dirnt) for a West Coast tour. Once back home,
the MacNuggits spent the next three months on a breakneck schedule of playing local shows, and filming music videos with a smorgasbord of local directors. In late May, the band embarked on yet another self-booked 40-day U.S. tour, immediately following that up with more regional
mini-tours and radio appearances. In September, Bobby Joe Ebola joined forces with SSBC labelmates Tornado Rider on a 30-day U.S. tour, the band’s third national tour in two years.

2012 stands to be an even busier year for the band; A read-along story book/album, a record of cover songs, split 7” vinyl records with various peers of the band, and the DVD collection of music videos from “F” are all in production. Full-scale tours in the U.S. and Europe are also
currently in the planning stages.


How about them apples?
Venue Information:
Troubadour
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
http://www.troubadour.com/

All lineups and times subject to change