The Upper Crust

The Upper Crust

The Atomic Bitchwax, Mirror Queen

Sat, July 22, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$15.00

This event is 21 and over

The Upper Crust
The Upper Crust
Rocque band from Boston, Mass. that dress like French aristocrats from the 1700s complete with powdered wigs, pantaloons and whitened faces. They've got an AC/DC kind of sound with often funny lyrics the go along with the characters they play.
The Atomic Bitchwax
The Atomic Bitchwax
The Atomic Bitchwax slowly evolved for fifteen years as a players band with the enduring vision to "play what you want". Their music is a combination of 60s psychedelic rock, and 70s riff rock filtered though the progressive rock influences of today. Since their first release in 1999 'The Atomic Bitchwax' on Tee Pee Records, they have toured every year in North America and Europe covering over 15 countries and continue to expand. In that time the band has released five more records including three full lengths. 'TAB-2, 3 and 4', two EPs 'Spit Blood', and 'Boxriff', which included a DVD live show filmed in Seattle's Sunset Tavern. Their music has also appeared in popular TV shows including 'Jackass', 'Home-wrecker' and 'Fox sports'. Latest work includes the 2011 release of 'The Local Fuzz', boasting one 42 minute track of over 50 riffs back to back. 2012 and 2013 brings the bands road show to Australia, New Zealand, England, Germany, France, Luxembourg, Belgium, Holland, Italy, Switzerland, Austria and the United States.
The original group was primarily a jam band playing local bars in N.J. and N.Y.C. but shortly after they formed, Chris joined the Metal/Doom band "Godspeed" (Atlantic)1993-96, and Ed joined up with Space Rockers "Monster Magnet" (A&M).1993-2010. This lineup released two full length records together "The Atomic Bitchwax S/T" in 1999, T.A.B."2" in 2000 on the N.Y. based "Tee-Pee" records, and the odds and ends EP "Spit Blood" in 2002 on the Albuquerque N.M. based "Meteor City" Label.

Around this time Chris started the side band "Black Nasa" releasing two fulll length records also on Teepee and Meteor City. Black Nasa "S/T" 2003 and "Deuce" in 2004. Similar in sound but with more focus on vocals and traditional song structure.

The Atomic Bitchwax was in a state of flux for about a year or two, By now, the very established Monster Magnet was touring and recording extensively leaving little time for T.A.B. to write a proper follow up record. This inevitably ends Eds tenure with the group in late 2004.

2005 -Enter guitarist/vocalist Finn Ryan formerly of "Atlantic" recording artist "Core". Now with Finn on board the band focuses on writing and touring for about a year before entering Trax East Studios in South River N.J. to record their follow up, the aptly titled "TAB 3". The 2005 release is followed by two European and North American tours with a stop in Seattle Washington's "Sound House" to record the 2006 EP "Boxriff", engineered by Jack Endino which also included a DVD live show filmed in Seattle's Sunset Tavern.

2006- Unknown and personal reasons sees drummer Keith Ackerman leaving the band at the end of 2006.

2007-In an odd twist of fate, current Monster Magnet drummer Bob Pantella joins T.A.B. and more touring follows throughout the year ending with the recording and release of the 2008 "TAB 4" on Teepee and Meteor City.

The current lineups latest work includes the 2011 release of "The Local Fuzz" boasting one 42 minute track of over 50 riffs back to back. 2012 and 2013 brings the bands road show to Australia, New Zealand, England, Germany, France, Luxembourg, Belgium, Holland, Italy, Switzerland, Austria and North America.Their music has also appeared in popular TV shows including "Jackass", "Home Wrecker" and "Fox Sports".

2013- Chris also joins Monster Magnet….

2014- The band is currently finishing their latest record "working title TAB 5" and will be touring Europe late summer 2014.

Chris and Bob will also be touring with Monster Magnet from late 2013 through summer 2014 in support of their latest record "Last Patrol".
Mirror Queen
Mirror Queen
Out of the ashes of long running NYC band Kreisor emerged MIRROR QUEEN. Under the Kreisor moniker, the band put 2 US tours and 4 European expeditions behind them, including tinnitus-inducing sojourns supporting UFO and Uli Jon Roth all over the Continent.

A successful four week European tour in 2011 as part of the German based booking agency Sound of Liberation’s “Up In Smoke” tour series brought them back to Europe, winning over fans from Berlin to Torino and many points between. This was followed by their inclusion in the 2012 edition of "Brainbanger's Ball". Next up is "Cosmic Sonic Rendezvous", a package tour during July featuring Mirror Queen, The Atomic Bitchwax and Earthless. This kicks off in Erfurt, DE at the Stoned From the Underground festival.

Presently, Mirror Queen is hard at work creating the follow-up album to last year’s From Earth Below. Influenced by such 70’s legends as Hawkwind, Deep Purple, UFO, Blue Oyster Cult, Captain Beyond, the rockier sides of more recent outfits such as Motorpsycho and Swervedriver, as well as the best of the current heavy bands, they aspire towards psychedelic hard rock of the highest order.

Original members Kenny Kreisor (guitars, vocals) and Jeremy O'Brien (drums) have been joined by James Corallo (Zandelle) on bass and Phil Ortanez (La Otracina/Polygamyst) on second guitar. Together they transcend the sameness of much of today's stoner scene, blasting the audience by including songs with the volume and adding hooks to the timeless riffs.
Venue Information:
Kung Fu Necktie
1250 N Front Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19122
http://kungfunecktie.com/

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