SATURDAY
July 7, 2018 | doors at 8:30pm
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Triple Ds presents:
DEAD BOYS
Gunpowder Gray | Bad Spell
This show is rescheduled from Sunday March 25.
  • $15
  • $18
  • ADVANCE
  • DAY OF SHOW
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.”
Gunpowder Gray
For fans of Motörhead, Thin Lizzy, and The Dead Boys.
Bad Spell
Bad Spell is a three-piece garage rock & roll combo hailing from Atlanta, GA.
Members Bryan G. Malone (The Forty-Fives), Shane Pringle (Tiger! Tiger!, Go-Devils) and Pietro Digenarro (The Booze, Midnight Larks) produce an electric and driving rock & roll sound that draws from such influences as early Stones, Sonics, Remains, Roky Erickson, MC5, Dead Moon, Moving Sidewalks, Scientists, Howlin' Wolf & Chuck Berry to name a few.

Forming in 2016, the band began to play locally but soon found themselves being asked to perform in venues all over the Southeast with acts such as Guitar Wolf, NoBunny, Subsonics and many others.
The approach was simple: A fuzzy guitar, a booming baritone and a madman on drums playing catchy songs with a more than a hint of hell-bound attitude and plenty of reckless abandon. Their psyched-out over the top live show has endeared them to the Atlanta music scene and beyond.

Bad Spell's first recording effort "Don't Go Out Tonight" was recorded in 2018 at Atlanta's Living Room Studios (Black Lips, Curtis Harding, Jacuzzi Boys etc) and is a rollicking 35 minutes of fuzzed-out, psyched-up southern garage rock & roll.

Coming this Spring on Midnight Cruiser Records!!



"The ass-kicking three-man uprising known as Bad Spell is the best fucking band in Atlanta right now! A three ring circus of clashing intensity."
Jeff Clark - Stomp & Stammer

"This is Dirty Ass Rock & Roll!"
Bullet Music

"Bad Spell’s most recent track titled “Don’t Go Out Tonight,” offers a healthy dose of fuzzed up, grimy psychedelia. Throughout the song, which was produced by Bad Spell and Ed Rawls of Living Room Studios, singer Bryan Malone’s scratchy vocals deal with topics of paranoia and loneliness.
The song is both gloomy and grinding, maintaining momentum via drum crashes with organ pads courtesy of guest musician Spencer Garn, and a trippy and scuffed up guitar solo that rips all the way to the end of the song."
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