Red Elvises

Red Elvises

Primitive Finks, The Frantixx

Wed, October 11, 2017

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


This event is 21 and over

Red Elvises
Red Elvises
If Igor and Red Elvises aren't in the middle of a tour, they are getting ready for the next one - this is a group that is constantly in motion and consistently evolving. Singer, songwriter, guitarist and showman extraordinaire Igor Yuzov is perpetually globetrotting and in the process he has found scores of wildly talented, entertaining musicians to bring into the fold of this increasingly international party band.

Red Elvises started as a Russian group, playing what they dubbed "Siberian Surf Rock". Since then the band has included musicians from many other countries including United States, Israel, Puerto Rico and Bulgaria, to name just a few. Everyone who performs with them for any length of time brings something different both energetically and musically. At various times shows have included keyboards, accordions, sax, clarinet, trumpet, flute, banjo, mandolin, tuba and many other instruments. Old and new fans alike can expect to be surprised at shows again and again, however the roots of Red Elvises remain the same: Igor's unique brand of humor combined with guitar based rock'n'roll that makes audiences want to sing, dance, scream and shout.

German born Igor Yuzov grew up in the former Soviet Union, where folk music was the norm and rock'n'roll was illegal. A rebellious streak, however, led him to seek out the forbidden records, which could be secretely traded in some places for those who knew where to look. As soon as it became possible, Igor left Russia for America with his folk band Limpopo. The "Crazy Russian Folk'n'Roll" group were personally greeted by Ronald Reagan and proceeded to win Ed McMahon's Star Search.

Red Elvises began in 1995 after Igor dreamed that Elvis Presley came to him and told him to start playing rock'n'roll. Not one to say no to the King, Igor and his Russian friends started playing on Santa Monica's 3rd Street Promenade. Their street musician days did not last long, however, as they drew such huge crowds that the City of Santa Monica brought them to court and ordered them off the streets. Since then Red Elvises have been constantly touring, with occasional breaks from the road to record an album or take part in film and television projects. This constant work for the last 15 years has led to them gaining a world-wide following, with successful tours all over North America, Europe and Russia (Red Elvises bootlegs have been found in Siberia).

Igor & Red Elvises have declined several major record deals, prefering to maintain independent status and produce all their own work. This includes 11 studio albums, one live album, a live concert DVD and a Greatest Hits compilation. Added to their long resume is work in film (Six String Samurai, Mail Order Bride, Armageddon, Skippy) and television (Melrose Place, Fastlane, Penn and Teller's Sin City Extravaganza, VH-1 Behind the Music, MTV). They can be found playing everything from large festivals to private parties, small venues to massive stages such as 2005's Live 8 Benefit Concert. Whatever the event, wherever Igor & Red Elvises go, they bring the party with them.
Primitive Finks
Primitive Finks
If you are receiving this message, you are one cool ghoul. It has be said that the Primitive Finks were summoned from their chambers somewhere off eastern shores to take a journey to strange, unearthly places. On various stages the Primitive Finks subject innocent bystanders to blasphemous, unimaginable horrors. Watch in fear as they savagely strum the strings of guitars, and torture the skins of voodoo drums. This combination of nauseating sounds can cause some audience members to shake and gyrate uncontrollably. Some may even perform ancient dances from a decadent era known as the nineteen sixties. When you get the chance to see and hear the Primitive Finks, prepare yourself for thrills and chills. You've been warned....
The Frantixx
The Frantixx
Rock n roll - a familiar sound. A sound reminiscent of the 1950’s and the 1960’s, and a sound that millennials are unaware of. Enter The Frantixx, a three piece rock and roll outfit from the Philadelphia suburbs. Founded in 2015, The Frantixx set out with a mission: to make rock and roll cool again in a world where mainstream pop floods the airwaves, and loses all touch to the roots of where all modern music began. The Frantixx aren’t just your ordinary band. The Frantixx are a movement. The Frantixx are Fairfield on guitar and vocals, Pep on bass and vocals, and Spunky on drums. And most of all, The Frantixx name speaks for itself.

The Frantixx were spawned from the breakup of the prior band of Fairfield (Justin Jones) and Pep (Jeff MacCain). Fairfield and Pep both decided to go back to their love of rock and roll roots, and both have a common love for the band that changed it all - The Beatles. Fairfield and Pep spent nights writing and recording ideas that spawned from old sounds and put a modern lyrical twist on the tunes. The sounds of these songs stemmed from their love of roots music, doo-wop, rockabilly, garage rock, swing, jazz, surf rock, and even early country. While these songs were in creation, The Frantixx found their missing link. Enter Spunky (Jerry Galanti), a drummer with a punk rock background but can swing like no other. The Frantixx kept practicing, writing and recording and realized that they were on to something. Every gig they’ve played, venues demanded they came back and fans would show up at every show.

The style of the band is reminiscent to classic rock and roll heroes. The band stems from the 1960’s mod style, usually suiting up, or dressing nicely to attract the eyes as well as the ears of the audience. The style of the music is a familiar rock and roll sound, with poppy and catchy hooks. The lyrical content is usually a mockery of something, wanting to be a bum, watching adult films, or it’s about drinking and having a good time. The band steers away from depressing break up songs because music should be about fun and getting the audience dancing.

The band is currently in the studio finishing up their debut EP entitled, “Introducing…The Frantixx!” that is set to have 10 original songs. Their last single from this EP entitled, “Stupid Baby” has been positively accepted and has been rewarded airplay on Little Steven’s Underground Garage. 2016 is looking like a huge year for The Frantixx, with a tour in the works, as well as an album being dropped, and they’ll never miss a beat on the way.
Venue Information:
Kung Fu Necktie
1250 N Front Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19122

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