|GWAR Extends Their 6th Annual GWAR-B-Q 30th Year Party to a Three Day Weekend of Events Throughout RVA, Aug 14-16
As the craziest event of the summer draws closer, more details are emerging about the GWAR-B-Q including the first round of bands confirmed to play the event! This year is an amazing milestone in GWAR’s torrid history – 30 fucking years of death, destruction and rock and fucking roll! Such an occasion demands more than just a one-day party. The Scumdogs have set forth a slew of satellite events to be held across Richmond over the three-day weekend of August 14th through 16th. GWAR fans will be busier and more fulfilled than during any time in their miserable existence! And before you even ask…Hold your horses Bohabs, ticket prices and on-sale dates will be announced soon!
In 2015 the GWAR-B-Q will be nothing short of outrageous, a wet-n-wild orgy of hard music, super cool art, and delicious food. This year’s three day birthday bash will be held, horns high, Saturday, August 15th at Hadad’s Lake (7900 Osborne Turnpike Richmond, VA 23231) in beautiful and historic Richmond, Virginia, the only city crazy enough to have produced the slaves of GWAR.
Legions of fanatical fans are expected to descend on Richmond to share in the celebration of 30 YEARS of GWAR! The event’s expansion to a full three day weekend includes the annual kick-off party, the B4BQ, swelling to two RVA venues, The National and The Broadberry, on Friday, August 14th. A new closing party, The Brutal Brunch, will be launched on Sunday, August 16th, giving destination fans an opportunity to check out the new GWARbar!
GWAR’s punk, rock, and metal obsessed followers will celebrate the outrageous antics and memories of the band’s 30 year history, and enjoy a musical lineup like no other, complete with a rare and highly anticipated performance from the Descendents, Down and The Dickies on THREE stages of devastation alongside breakthrough artists like Goatwhore, MC Chris and Dead Earth Politics, as well as hometown favorites, RPG to name a few, plus MANY MORE exciting artists to be announced soon.
Bohabs can receive discounts on weekend lodging through GWAR’s partner hotels in Richmond. Information can be found at www.gwarbq.com.
As always, part of the proceeds of the GWAR-B-Q go to RING DOG RESCUE, a non-profit organization dedicated to the safety and preservation of the “Pit Bull type dogs.”
This is a birthday party Bohabs cannot miss… GWAR COMMANDS IT!
CLUTCH: NEIL FALLON RELEASES COMMENTARY CLIPS ON FACEBOOK
“FROM BEALE STREET TO OBLIVION” TO BE RELEASED ON LIMITED EDITION COLORED VINYL FOR RECORD STORE DAY
April 16th, 2015 – Clutch, the influential heavy rock band from Maryland, have begun releasing commentary clips from singer Neil Fallon on it’s official Facebook page. “This is the first in a series of clips we will be making public over the next couple of weeks and months” states Fallon. “In these clips I speak about Clutchsongs, both older and younger, and explain my thinking behind the lyrics. The loose theme under which the tracks were picked is myth and mythology. Stay tuned toClutch’s Facebook page for more of these. As yesterday marks the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s death, it seems only appropriate to begin this series with our song, ‘Abraham Lincoln’.”
Clutch will be releasing From Beale Street To Oblivion on vinyl for the first time ever for Record Store Day. This is a limited colored vinyl double LP in a gatefold jacket. The album features Clutch’s best known single “Electric Worry”.
Track 1 You Can’t Stop Progress
Track 2 Power Player
Track 3 The Devil & Me
Track 4 Rapture Of Riddley Walker
Track 5 Child Of The City
Track 6 Electric Worry
Track 7 One Eye Dollar
Track 8 White’s Ferry
Track 9 When Vegans Attack
Track 10 Opossum Minister
Track 11 Black Umbrella
Track 12 Mr. Shiny Cadillackness
Track 1 Politician (Live at the BBC)
Track 2 Electric Worry (Live at the BBC)
Track 3 One Eye Dollar (Live at the BBC)
Track 4 Mr. Shiny Cadillackness (Live at the BBC)
Track 5 Cypress Grove (Live at the BBC)
Track 6 The Devil & Me (Live in Australia)
Track 7 Child of the City (Live in Australia)
Track 8 You Gonna Wreck My Life (Live in Australia)
Track 9 White’s Ferry (Live In Australia)
Clutch have been pushing the boundaries that define heavy rock music since the four original members got together in high school. Clutch is an unmatched musical force that has been best described as “the quintessential American Rock Band”. They released their tenth and latest studio album Earth Rocker via their own labelWeathermaker Music on March 16, 2013. The album entered the Billboard Top 200chart at #15 giving the band their highest chart position to date.
Clutch’s Earth Rocker reached #1 on the Rock Chart and #4 on iTunes‘ overall Top 100 album chart. Earth Rocker was awarded “Album of The Year” by Metal Hammer and garnered a Top 10 spot on Rolling Stone’s “Top 20 Metal Albums of the Year”. Rolling Stone further enthused: “Four Maryland lifers — road dogs who’ve been grinding since the early Fugazi administration, cranking out seething admixtures of jam-band chops, careening blues-punk riffs and singer Neil Fallon‘s nerdy, piss-taking wiseass lyrics — release their hardest rocking set to date. Look for a go-go break (and some clever punning on the phrase “drop the bomb!) on ‘D.C. Sound Attack!’ Inspirational verse: “if you’re gonna do it/ do it live on stage/ or don’t do it at all.”
Clutch is currently working on their follow up to Earth Rocker which will be released in 2015.
The band is currently co-headling THE MISSING LINK TOUR with Mastodon. Tour dates are as follows:
*Mastodon Closes The Evening. **Clutch Closes The Evening
# indicates newly added tour date.
Apr 16 *St. Paul, MN Myth
Apr 17 * Winnipeg, MB The Burton Cummings Theatre
Apr 18 *Saskatoon, SK O’Brian’s Events Center (SOLD OUT)
Apr 19 * Edmonton, AB Expo Centre
Apr 21 * Calgary, AB MacEwan Hall
Apr 23 * Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
Apr 24 **Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
Apr 25 *Portland, OR Roseland (SOLD OUT)
Apr 26 *Seattle, WA Showbox SODO (SOLD OUT)
Apr 28 *Oakland, CA Fox Theater
Apr 29 *Los Angeles, CA Palladium
Apr 30 *Tempe, AZ Marquee Theater
May 01 *Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
May 02 *Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
May 03 *Denver, CO Red Rock’s Amphitheatre
May 05 *San Antonio, TX Kapone’s Ballroom
May 06 *Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom
May 08 *Atlanta, GA Shaky Knees Festival
May 09 *Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre Street Stage
May 10 **Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
May 12 *Clive, IA (Des Moines) 7 Flags
May 13 *Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom Club Stage
May 15 **Bethlehem, PA Sands Event Center
May 16 **Baltimore, MD Pier Six Pavilion
May 17 *Boston, MA House of Blues
May 19 *New York, NY Central Park Summer Stage
May 20 *Niagara Falls, NY Rapids Theatre
May 21 *London, ON London Music Hall (SOLD OUT)
# May 23 **Sterling Heights, MI Freedom Hall – (Tix on sale Feb 20)
May 24 **Columbus, OH LC Pavilion
# # #
Neil Fallon – Vocals/Guitar
Tim Sult – Guitar
Dan Maines – Bass
Jean-Paul Gaster – Drums/Percussion
For more information, check out the band’s website:
*CLUTCH IS AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEWS!
For more information and interviews, please contact:
New Ocean Media
06/05/2015 – Rock Im Park 2015 – Nuremberg, Germany – Tickets
06/06/2015 – Goffertpark, Nijmegen – Nijmegen, Netherlands – Tickets
06/07/2015 – Rock Am Ring 2015 – Mendig, Germany – Tickets
06/09/2015 – L’ATELIER – Luxembourg Ville, Luxembourg – Tickets
06/10/2015 – Club De’B – Torhout, Belgium – Tickets
06/12/2015 – Download Festival – Castle Donington, UK – Tickets
Psychic Warfare World Tour Dates.
TICKETS ON SALE THURSDAY APRIL 16TH, 9:00AM CST
11/20/2015 – Olympia Theatre – Dublin, Ireland – Tickets
11/21/2015 – Limelight – Belfast, Northern Ireland – Tickets
11/27/2015 – Le Trabendo – Paris, France – Tickets
11/28/2015 – Essigfabrik – Cologne, Germany – Tickets
11/29/2015 – Markthalle – Hamburg, Germany – Tickets
12/01/2015 – VoxHall – Aarhus, Denmark – Tickets
12/02/2015 – Tradgarn – Goteborg, Sweden – Tickets
12/03/2015 – Debaser Medis – Stockholm, Sweden – Tickets
12/04/2015 – Store Vega – Copenhagen, Denmark – Tickets
12/05/2015 – Postbahnhof – Berlin, Germany – Tickets
12/06/2015 – Batschkapp – Frankfurt, Germany – Tickets
12/08/2015 – Paradiso – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Tickets
April 10th, 2015 by jack Comments Off Gwar
Report: GWAR Bring the House Down at BBQ Films’ Empire Records 20th Anniversary Screening
There’s something about GWAR that’s magic. Their snotty, catchy brand of heavy metal; their gloriously juvenile costumes and stage show; their highly-creative vulgarity and oddly-endearing misanthrophy; all of these things combine into something undeniably, well, special. Over the course of thirty-plus-years, they’ve become one of the rare metal bands known even by people who don’t like metal, and unlike fellow practitioners of the hyper-theatrical such as Kiss and Slipknot, they’re even adored by people who don’t like metal. The look on a child’s face when he or she encounters someone in a Mickey Mouse costume at Disneyworld can be recreated in adults of a certain age just by putting them within bodily-fluid-proximity of GWAR.
There has been no less-arguable evidence of this fact than GWAR’s appearance last night at a special twentieth anniversary screening of the movie Empire Records — the second of three such sold-out events being produced by BBQ Films at Brooklyn’s Rough Trade this week. Working in tandem with one of the film’s stars, Ethan Embry (credited in the flick as Ethan Randall), GWAR were undeniably the highlight of the evening’s festivities.
Which is really saying something, because BBQ Films know how to throw a party. Full disclosure: I do not love Empire Records, a movie that barely made a blip when it was released in 1995 but has gone on to become a cult classic. I have fond-enough memories of watching it (or, rather, not watching it) on VHS tape at adolescent make-out parties, but that’s about as far as it goes for me. But even if you’re not an Empire Records fan, you’d have to be dead not to have a good time at this thing.
Rough Trade was transformed into the movie’s titular shop, complete with in-costume staffers who sometimes recreated scenes from the movie (“NOTHING’S EVER FINE!” screeched the Liv Tyler stand-in before storming out of the room, re-enacting Tyler’s histrionics perfectly), songs from the movie’s soundtrack playing over the PA, and the occasional alarm noise signaling someone’s decision to veto whatever tune was currently playing. A head-shaving station allowed partygoers to pay homage to Robin Tunney’s suicidal goth character (the first five people to have their heads shaved even got free drinks). Meanwhile, at a button-making area, viewers made their own version of the (apparently) famous “Mark Sucks” button Tunney’s character bestows upon Embry’s character.
Once you entered the main bar/show room, things somehow got even crazier. Some decidedly non-metal bands, Charly Bliss and Locksley, played sets prior to the start of the screening (dressed, again, as character from the movie) before the lights dimmed and everyone went ape shit. As you can imagine, this was not like any regular trip to the movies, but, rather, more akin to the long-running midnight screenings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show: characters were treated to entrance applause, lines from the movie were shouted out in perfect synchronicity with the actors saying them, and the aforementioned cast doppelgängers “shadowed” scenes from a stage in front of the screen.
And then came the GWAR section of the movie. As is often the case with headliners, the bar area emptied and the viewing space filled just before a scene where Mark eats a pot brownie and gets lost in the “Saddam a Go-Go” video:
As the scene played, staffers walked amongst the audience distributing free brownies (alas, they had no pot in them), before the movie slowly came to a halt, like a record player turned-off with the needle still down. And then, they were: three members of GWAR, led by drummer Jizmak Da Gusha, and accompanied by the large, man-eating “friend” to which they feed Mark in the movie. Folks, you would think Jesus Christ had just taken the stage, such was their reception. Strippers at bachelor parties don’t get this much love.
One lucky fan was fed to lamprey-esque creature, but then the night’s biggest surprise came: Mark himself, Ethan Embry, emerged from the maggot’s mouth, desperately clinging to GWAR’s members like the survivor of a plane clash would cling to EMT workers. “I’ve been stuck in that fucking thing for twenty fucking years!” he screamed to rapturous applause. Finally breaking character and giving into the fun of the moment, he then motioned to the members of Gwar and giggled, “I had my first shot of Jägermeister with these guys when I was fifteen!”
Embry then assisted GWAR is choosing some lottery winners (the money went to the charity Opening Act, which creates classes in the arts at under-served New York City public schools) and handing out prizes before waving farewell. Once again, GWAR received an ovation of such magnitude, you’d think they were The Rolling Stones after completing “Satisfaction” at Giants Stadium.
Like I said: there’s something about GWAR that’s magic. GWAR, like Empire Records itself, will live on forever, despite the wishes of uptight, snobbish naysayers. Mark would be so proud.
Read the article HERE.