WEDNESDAY
September 13, 2017 | doors at 8:00pm
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Triple Ds presents:
CHEETAH CHROME'S DEAD BOYS
The Cheifs | Ray Dafrico (and band)
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  • $18
  • ADVANCE
  • DAY OF SHOW
Cheetah Chrome's Dead Boys
New York, NY (July 25, 2017)– Punk rock pioneers and provocateurs, the Dead Boys, celebrate the 40th anniversary of their landmark first album Young, Loud and Snotty, with a worldwide tour and a special re-recording of the classic record. Still Snotty: Young, Loud & Snotty at 40! on Nashville-based Plowboy Records is hitting the streets and available online on September 8 with a major US tour kicking off in Dallas, Texas on September 7.

Formed in Cleveland in 1976, the Dead Boys were one of the first American acts to combine the proto-punk fervor of bands like the Stooges and the New York Dolls with a new level of intense energy. 1977 debut LP, Young, Loud and Snotty, was a landmark album in the birth of hardcore punk and produced one of the first great punk anthems, “Sonic Reducer.” After one more album, the band split in 1979. They reunited for a few gigs in the 1980s, but following the death of lead vocalist Stiv Bators in 1990, the band members went their separate ways except for two brief reunions in 2004 and 2005. The return of the Dead Boys began with guitarist Cheetah Chrome.

“I've had my solo band for the last ten years, and Dead Boys songs have always been included in my shows and over time the right mix of people came together to pull off and at times enhance the Dead Boys sound. With the 40th anniversary of the Dead Boys on the horizon and a solid band that could interpret and deliver the performance and sound needed to maintain the authenticity of the Dead Boys, I reached out to Johnny Blitz about an anniversary tour and he said yes and we began the journey of what would become Still Snotty: with Jason Kottwitz on guitar, Detroit punk legend Ricky Rat on bass and vocalist Jake Hout from 'zombie' Dead Boys tribute band, the Undead Boys, the Dead Boys 40th anniversary tour started taking shape. I've been singing the Dead Boys songs myself for 20 years because I couldn't find another singer I trusted enough to hand it to,” Chrome says. “The first gig with Jake, it was like, ‘You got it, man!’ I think Stiv would be very proud of our choice.”

With the line-up in place, the group brought the house down at a showcase performance at this year’s South by Southwest music fest in Austin, Texas. Writing in Paste Magazine, music critic Robert Ham named their set as one of the 10 Best Sets at SXSW 2017. “The group played the entire LP (of Young, Loud and Snotty) with sweat and fire, wiping away all four decades of the past in the process.”

Fresh from that success, the urge to capture a new take on the classic album was a natural next step.

“The original album was actually a demo,” Chrome says. “None of us had been in a studio before, and we figured we would go back in and do it right, but the label said no. It has stood up, but 40 years later we can do a ‘What if?’ What would it have sounded like if we could have gone back in? So that's what this is about. It's not better. It's just different.”

Produced by Plowboy Records head Shannon Pollard and cut in just three days of sessions in Nashville’s historic Creative Workshop Studios, Still Snotty: Young, Loud & Snotty at 40! is an exciting chance to revisit a classic album. Think of it as a “Sonic Expander.”

“When Blitz and I are playing it's like we’re 20 years old again, of course I feel a lot worse the next morning,” Chrome says with a laugh. “It's still just as loud and snotty, we're just old now.”
The Cheifs
The Cheifs are not a household name in the current punk lexicon. You may have seen their name on classic flyers opening for Black Flag, X, Dead Kennedys and other seminal bands from the west coast punk scene, or remember their song "The Lonlies" from the Chunks compilation on New Alliance/SST. But those from back in the day would remember them as the missing link between the 70s Hollywood punk scene and the later LA hardcore scene. They existed from 1979-1982, releasing a single 7" and appearing on a few compilations before disbanding, and without any proper album released, they faded into obscurity. Bob Glassley, the Cheif's bass player and champion of their legacy, worked to properly release their "lost" album Holly-West Crisis in the 90s and has remained in print through various labels ever since. There was never any thought of playing the music again until Bob met Scott Hedeen in 2016, a veteran punker and owner of Burnt Hickory Brewery, who convinced Bob to revisit these great songs and celebrate the music created in Hollywood 35 years ago. Along with Brad Castlen and James Joyce, the results were so true to the original spirit and energy of the music that they had to share it with those who were from the era and to those who missed them the first time around. Listening to The Cheifs is like discovering another Descendents or Bad Religion or TSOL for the first time again, and with Bob and his crew onboard, it can now be experienced live for everyone to enjoy.
Ray Dafrico (and band)
A founding member of legendary Atlanta band The Nightporters and Kathleen Turner Overdrive and The Ray City Rollers and others. Guitarist, singer, songwriter Ray Dafrico has been playing original music professionally since 1981 and is now releasing his first solo cd called "Solo Au Go Go" recorded at Fame studios in Muscle Shoals and finished in Atlanta. He has toured, opened for or performed with artist such as The Clash, The Ramones, The Replacements, REM, Bo Diddley. Richard Hell,The English Beat, Joan Jett, Hugh Cornwall, Wierd Al Yankovic, Husker Du, X, Peter Tork, The Lords of The Church and many others.He has also had many of his own projects such as Shades of Shame, Kickstand, Soulfinger & The Shanghai Gesture. In the studio he has worked with Peter Buck (REM), Rob Fraboni (Bob Dylan, Keith Richards, The Band, Beach Boys), Brendan O'Brian (Bruce Springsteen) and Pierre De Beauport (The Rolling Stones). He has also lent his talents playing bass for Michelle Malone's Drag the River, and as a touring guitarist for Chapel Hill's Snatches of Pink.
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