Tsunami Bomb

Tsunami Bomb

The Droogettes, Lamplighters

Thu, July 13, 2017

8:00 pm

$15.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Tsunami Bomb
Tsunami Bomb
Hailing from the town of Petaluma, CA., just north of San Francisco since 1998, TSUNAMI BOMB was the brain child of bassist Dominic Davi. Wanting to combine influences from the darker punk of Northern California scene, with the classic Southern California hardcore. TSUNAMI BOMB set itself apart from it's fellow bands early on with energetic and dynamic live shows, dual female vocals, and atmospheric synths that helped quickly build a fiercely loyal fan base.

Bolstered by the success of early 7" release on Hunter Burgan's (AFI) Checkmate Records label, as well as an E.P. on Chuck Phelp's (Skankin Pickle, Dill Records) Tomato Head Records, TSUNAMI BOMB set about conquering America the old fashioned way -- with incessant touring. Impressed with their fresh approach and tenacity, Joe Escalante (The Vandals) signed them to his Kung Fu Records label in 2002 and released their debut full-length "The Ultimate Escape" in September of that year. Despite continuing line-up changes to the band, TSUNAMI BOMB continued to tour constantly worldwide, including a headlining slot on the 2003 summer Warped Tour, with Davi himself, leaving the band at summer's end. TSUNAMI BOMB released a second full-length, "The Definitive Act" in the fall of 2004. After more touring over the next year, the band would release a live concert DVD that would prove to be the last release, as TSUNAMI BOMB finally came to an end in the fall of 2005.

Fast forward to 2016, where due to fan demand Kung Fu Records has collected the early, now out-of-print and rare E.P.'s into a 14 track collection, "Trust No One". On the heels of this announcement, the original TSUNAMI BOMB line-up of bassist Dominic Davi, keyboardist/vocalist Oobliette Sparks, drummer Gabe Lindeman, and guitarist Brian Plink have reunited along with new vocalist Kate Jacobi to support this new release. Performing two sold out shows a the end of 2015, this new rejuvenated TSUNAMI BOMB shows no signs of retiring, and has announced selected tour dates throughout the US for 2016.
The Droogettes
The Droogettes
The Droogettes were formed by Philadelphia area based musicians: Rachel Starlett, Frankie and Jen Reiling in the fall of 2012. This trio was joined by drummer Tina Klein in February 2013 after auditioning numerous drummers.

The Droogettes vision was clear from their earliest conception, to provide the Punk and Oi! movement with an all-female alternative to a scene that is mostly dominated by males.

Taking the 7 Seconds song "Not Just Boys Fun" literally, these girls wanted to provide a voice, not just for a generation, but with a female's outlook and perception.

Taking their image from a clockwork orange theme, these girls play Punk & Oi! influenced by bands like The Business, The Oppressed, Blitz and Cock Sparrer .

After catching the eye of local independent Philadelphia label Creep Records, the band hit the studio in July 2013 to record demos which then became their self-titled CDEP. This was their debut recording was recorded and produced by Arik Victor (Kill Your Idols/ The Casualties) fame and is scheduled for world-wide release on August 26th 2014. A video for the song "We Don't Love You" was filmed and released by Jeremy Ginsberg as a promotional vehicle for the CD on Creep Records. The band recently just released a split 7” with Scotland’s own External Menace in 2015 to great reviews.

The Droogettes have shared the stage with some great punk hierarchy so far, with support slots for bands such as: D.I., The Business, The Dickies, Infa Riot, The Vibrators and Slaughter & The Dogs.

With the departure of Klein and Frankie, The Droogettes have found a permanent addition in their lineup with newest drummer Jamie and guitarist Elija. They are currently recording a new full length CD/ LP on Violated Records, a subdivision of Creep Records. It will feature all new tracks as well as a track recorded with Hard Skin singer Johnny Takeaway. The Droogettes also have a split 7” on Rebel Sound Records with UK punk legends Vice Squad to be released early summer 2016. Promotional videos will follow.

The Droogettes are out to prove they can rock as well as their male peers.
Lamplighters
Lamplighters
Lamplighters are a high energy punk rock band from Philadelphia. The band was formed in 2013 by guitarists Chris Vereb and Joe Gdowik, and bassist Mike Gebhardt. Fronted by a trio of vocalists who also share songwriting duties, Lamplighters create fast paced melodic punk anthems about life, death, and the pursuit of good times. After releasing their debut LP, the band solidified its current lineup with the addition of Seeing Snakes’ drummer Brian McClure in 2015. Lamplighters returned to the studio in late 2015 with a renewed drive, resulting in some of their strongest material to date. Those songs would later be released as a self-titled EP on Phameless Records in June 2016. Lamplighters are currently in the studio recording a follow-up LP which is due out in early 2017. With an energetic live show and plans to tour more extensively in support of their upcoming LP, Lamplighters are a band to keep your eye on in 2017.
Venue Information:
Kung Fu Necktie
1250 N Front Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19122
http://kungfunecktie.com/

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