The Generators

The Generators

Seeing Snakes, Riverside Odds

Thu, March 15, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

The Generators
The Generators
The origin of Los Angeles’ influential punk band The Generators dates back to 1997, just a few miles from the skyscrapers of downtown. In the early days, the band hung out and wrote music in an old vacant pizza oven factory, churning out their first batch of songs, which echoed the sentiments of the 1977 Punk spirit. They quickly got attention from the owners of the infamous Triple X Records, who were known best for their 1980’s roster that included Social Distortion, The Vandals, GBH and Jane’s Addiction. Without haste, the indie punk label put The Generators into the recording studio where they produced their first album ironically titled Welcome To The End.

Vocalist Doug Kane and guitarist Mike Snow’s friendship goes way back to their early teens, growing up in Pasadena, CA. They both played in bands during Los Angeles’ early punk explosion and would share the same stages at punk dives around town. In 1983, Kane fronted one of America’s very first Oi! punk bands, Doug & The Slugz, while Snow played guitar for one of California’s foremost Mod revival bands The Way. Years later they were members of the Southern California Punk band Schleprock, which spent the better half of the late 1980’s and mid 1990’s supporting acts like The Specials, Rancid, NOFX, Face to Face, Sublime and Bad Religion among others. In 1995, Schleprock signed to Warner Bros Records, but by the following year the band called it quits due to drug addictions and internal fighting.

Between 1998 and 2002, The Generators went on to release another two full-length albums, one 10” EP and a 7” single, and just like wayward children, they found themselves on the doorstep of San Francisco’s street punk based label TKO Records. Over the next few years the band kept evolving, but always remained true to their early punk rock roots. As their music continued to resonate with fans, companies like Corona Beer and sports teams like the Los Angeles Lakers and the California Angels were also picking it up for commercial use. With scores of tours behind them and a full catalog of songs to fall back on, The Generators trudged their way through the next decade, releasing another four records with various labels along the way.
Seeing Snakes
Seeing Snakes
Seeing Snakes have been playing fast and loud punk rock since 2013. They have made a name for themselves supporting legendary musicians such as Dead Boys, Two Man Advantage, Mischief Brew, The Undead, and Dave Smalley. After releasing several EPs and 7 inches, their first LP, "For Who For What?" was released on Violated Records in December 2016. Seeing Snakes are currently writing the follow-up to that record and continue to bring their high energy live show to stages throughout the east coast.
Riverside Odds
Riverside Odds
Riverside Odds provide nothing but volatile energy and in-your-face vocals in between gulps of beer and whiskey. Lead vocalist RW Hellborn floors the crowd with rough and heavy vocals consisting of two-minute maximum songs of fighting, drinking, women and The Iron Sheik. Guitarist Matty Cobra rails with speed rock meets punk rock riffs while paired with Lead guitarist Dan "Bezi" Beswick’s thrashing licks. Drummer Darren Walbridge bangs harder and faster than most bands in the scene, while bassist Skinny Timo with his thick bass lines clearly lay the foundation of the songs for a solidly layered effect from a five piece punk band that have been compared to as a mix of such iconic bands as Black Flag, Dwarves and Motörhead, to name a few.

Formed in 2013 by vocalist RW and bassist Tim, formerly of Philadelphia speed punk band, Griswolds, and Guitarist Matty Terror of the Von Horrorbles and The Heartbeaters, these guys are veterans of the scene, having been in a total of 11 bands between them. Drummer Darren "D-Bag" Wallbridge, who was practically born with drumsticks in his hands, has lent his skills to a number of projects throughout the years and was picked up early on to round out the band. in 2014 Dan "Bezzi" Beswick, formerly from the band Balista, was added as lead guitarist.

Influenced by bands such as The Dwarves, Black Flag, Zeke, Ramones, The Dead Boys, Token Entry, The Riverside Odds know just how to throw down fast and hard rock n roll.
Venue Information:
Kung Fu Necktie
1250 N Front Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19122
http://kungfunecktie.com/

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