Three Bad Jacks

Three Bad Jacks (10:15 PM)

Rumble King (9:30 PM)

Henchmen (8:45 PM)

No Way Jose (8:00 PM)

Fri, April 15, 2011

7:30 pm

$15.00

This event is all ages

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Three Bad Jacks - (Set time: 10:15 PM)
Three Bad Jacks
With the arrival of Three Bad Jack's new CD Pictures & Memories From Home, the band forcefully asserts themselves as true, renegade rock & roll prophets. From the propulsive, high octane opening track "I've Been Around" to the brooding closer "Pricks & Thorns" the album never falters, charting fresh new territory with ebullient authority. Their hard hitting aggression, anchored by a throbbing gutbucket bottom end and topped off with bandleader Elvis Suissa's passionate vocals, unfailingly pulls the listener in. High impact, soul deep, thoroughly original, this is uncut rock & roll expression that goes upside the head with stunning force.

Such a dynamic achievement is the result of a hard earned perspective. One of Los Angeles' hardest working bands--and biggest club draws--Three Bad Jacks have been pounding it out, non-stop, since the late 20th century. Typically averaging over 250 shows a year, selling out rooms from Hollywood to New York City and headlining on numerous European festivals, the groups' dedication and rebel spirit have long since been honed to perfection. It rings true in every note that singer-guitarist Suissa, bassist Ruben Ibarra and drummer Adam Jones strike, each of whom display a mastery and understanding of the underground American big beat heritage. Variously labeled in the media as both rockabilly and psychobilly, with Pictures & Memories From Home the band has delivered a genuine rock & roll statement, one that not only expands on previous releases Made of Stone and Crazy in the Head but also rates as an important step forward in the artistic exploration of an increasingly bastardized art form.

"I'm really excited about this record." Suissa said. "It's a straight-up rock & roll record that draws from that transitional period of the late '50s-early 60s, but it's also as modern and original sounding as we could make it." The album echoes with trace influences from garage primitivism to stomping Deep Southern rockabilly, yet all of it is filtered through the bands own unique prism, resulting in a sound that "original" scarcely begins to cover. Produced by Suissa, mixed by studio veteran Dave Schiffman (Nine Inch Nails, System of a Down), mastered by Howie Weinberg (Clash, Iggy, Ramones) and featuring key contributions, on keyboards and strings, from Rami Jaffe (Wallflowers, Foo Fighters), the disc has a gloriously full, unruly tone, yet shifts to tender balladry with effortless, fully realized ease (striking examples here are the bluesy "Beautiful" and the heartfelt family-themed "Noah & Jacob's Song").

While use of the word "mature" may seem the contradictory to Three Bad Jacks international reputation as rock & roll wild-men, their mix of the sensitive and savage is impressive, and the ability to navigate such a broad musical spectrum is even more so.
Again, it's all about experience, and with records sales topping 150,000 to date, numerous songs placed on television and video game soundtracks and having long since graduated from selling out hometown venues like the Troubadour, House of Blues, Galaxy Theater, Fonda-Music Box and Key Club to sharing bills and touring with the likes of Joe Strummer, Jerry Lee Lewis, Dwight Yoakam, Social Distortion and Bouncing Souls, Three Bad Jacks are nothing less than a force of nature. All of that wild bandstand action--and after-hours philosophy--brings them an almost supernatural insight that has critically enhanced the band's indisputable natural talent. Just one listen to Pictures & Memories From Home will drive that fact home--loud and clear.
Rumble King - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
Rumble King
Rumble King is an original band with an original style. Led by Aaron Deily, a powerful juke joint style lead vocalist and his explosive piano, the band is rounded out with Shannon Scott on lead tenor, harmonica and backup vocals, Obie Hughes on baritone saxophone and backup vocals, Ulysses G. on upright bass and world renowned drummer Bill "Buster'' Bateman from the original Blasters.

The group formed in late 1996 and has since captured a respectably loyal entourage of fans from Hollywood, CA to Miami Beach, FL. Rumble King had instant success as their hot act performed at various venues like The Hard Rock Café, House Of Blues, BB King’s, The Galaxy Theater, Coachhouse and The Coors Amphitheater. They have also become a staple act at various music festivals like the “Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend” and the “Hootenanny” and are currently making regular appearances at Disneyland’s Tomorrowland Terrace.

Rumble King has played with an impressive list of classic performers including B.B. King, James Brown, and Chuck Berry. They've created an independent label, Poor Magician Records, and have financed every aspect of their career. The band has released a single and three full-length CDs and are available through cdbaby.com, iTunes and music stores Worldwide.

No other act challenges the band’s music, energy and vision.

Rumble King is here to stay…
Henchmen - (Set time: 8:45 PM)
Henchmen
Henchmen are doing the dirty work of bringing real rock and roll back to the forefront of todays stale, cookie cutter, music scene. Their sound is as hard hitting and ruthless as their name implies. Drawing from a never ending list of musical influences, Henchmen have created a sound that exudes nothing but pure rock, with no rules or boundaries. ...Isn't that the way rock n roll should be?
No Way Jose - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
No Way Jose
Founding member Jose started No Way Jose, in December of 2001. NWJ has toured in the US, Mexico, UK, Wales and Scotland with no label support.

In the summer of 2006, No Way Jose was selected to play the Hot Topic Kevin Says Stage at The Vans Warped Tour. The following year the band headed into the studio to record their much anticipated EP at Westbeach Recorders (Rancid, Offspring, Blink 182, Sublime, Pennywise, Bad Religion, Face to Face, NOFX, MXPX). That same year, they filmed a video for one of their songs titled ‘Marta’ featuring Crash VJ of Mun2 (Las Chicas Project, & Munshift). The following year, NWJ released their EP on Pee Shy Records in the summer of 2007. They made the top 12 on Rock Alternativo charts in the US alongside mainstream latin international acts such as: Panda, Alison, Café Tacuba, Molotov, Motel, Jumbo, and Manu Chao amongst others. NWJ has been featured on Music TV channels Latination, & SITV gaining a lot of exposure through out the latin community in the US. Recently No Way Jose made the top 3 for MTV3s Best LA Breakout Band out of 116 bands in the Los Angeles Area. NWJ got to compete against two great local bands La Banda Skalavera and South Central Skankers at Six Flags Magic Mountain, in front of a panel of judges. Although, NWJ didn't win the three bands got airtime and exposure on MTV3 Time Warner Cable on DEMAND
Venue Information:
Troubadour
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
http://www.troubadour.com/

All lineups and times subject to change