Voodoo Glow Skulls

Voodoo Glow Skulls

Tartar Control, Boss Riot, Monkeysphere

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$12.00 - $15.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

Voodoo Glow Skulls
Voodoo Glow Skulls
In their sixteen years of existence, the Voodoo Glow Skulls have an impressive list of achievements. Seven albums, one million records sold, appearances in exotic locations like Brazil and Japan as well as the creation of a record store, record label, recording studio and a music venue attests to the remarkable creativity and energy of the band. Formed in 1988, Voodoo Glow Skulls meshed hardcore punk, traditional ska, tough guitar riffs and the Mexican music of their roots to create the prototype for the West Coast ska-core sound, influencing a wide range of bands from Sublime to No Doubt. Unflinchingly honest, their songs often used humor to comment on harsh political realities – from racial inequity to unrest overseas. Singing in both Spanish and English, Voodoo Glow Skulls' bilingual musical tradition has been a hallmark of the band since they began.

Titled Adicción, Tradición, y Revolución, the new album is self produced and recorded (in their Dog Run Studios), and contains some of their most rocking, candid music ever. "Adicción refers to our feelings about music, we have hardcore fans who consider our music to be both unique and addicting," Frank explains. "Tradición signifies the fact that we've been together as a musical family for this long, and have not really changed. Also, we have always tried to include our Latin roots in our music, either by writing songs in Spanish or incorporating musical ideas that we grew up with. Latinos have a very strong sense of tradition, and we are very aware of it. Finally, Revolución because we have always tried to steer clear of trends – we are somewhat of a musical revolution in that our music is unique, even hard to copy."

The core of the band since the beginning has been the three Casillas brothers, Frank, Eddie and Jorge, joined by drummer Jerry O'Neill and Brodie Johnson on trombone. The current line-up boasts a three horn section for the first time in six years. The lyrics are a collaboration between, "Eddie, a notepad and a pen, and myself," Frank jokes, and they run the gamut, from the hilarious send up of Jerry's girlfriend on "Dee Dee Don't Like Ska" to the political commentary in "We Represent". "Touring in some of the out-of-the-way places we have been, in some cases we are the first Americans they have dealt with directly. The negative feedback on the U.S. government is pretty universal, and disturbing." said Frank. "Smile Now, Cry Later" is their take on a rock steady song, with a killer groove. "Ghetto Blaster" indicts the corporate music industry and the force feeding of the masses. Every Voodoo Glow Skulls album contains one cover – their latest is a traditional ska version of the Guns N' Roses classic "Used To Love Her"!

With a list of accomplishments that might make some bands ready to slow their pace, the band shows no signs of slowing down. A full West Coast tour will be followed by a trip to Brazil to headlining the Punk Rock Show festival on Halloween, and another U.S. tour immediately follows. Voodoo Glow Skulls legendary live shows are full of searing horns, grinding guitars and throaty growls – and no one plays super tight ska faster than these veterans. Adicción, Tradición, y Revolución rocks harder than ever – Voodoo Glow Skulls dubbed their sound "California street music" – a perfect description of their high octane mix of rock, punk, ska and hardcore.
Tartar Control
Tartar Control
Tartar Control is a Punk Rock band consisting of two Mormon Missionaries and a Robot. They reside in South Central LA, spreading “the good news” to anyone who can hear. They’ve played many shows in Southern CA opening for such notable bands as The Dead Kennedys, JFA, TSOL, US Bombs, and Youth Brigade. Tartar Control has also been a part of The Sunset Strip Music Festival, NXNE, and will be making their second appearance at this year’s Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival in Las Vegas.
The band consists of three members: Robert Selander on vocals, Sean Hart on guitar and backup vocals, and their Robot, Robot who plays both drums and bass guitar simultaneously. In 2011 they released their first album, “Holy Crap!” to which Punknews.org said,”...that album probably has some of funniest, sickest, and twisted thirty tracks you will hear.” And that, “...the music itself is really good and though they may be hilariously disturbing, the lyrics are very well written and creative.” Several music videos have been made for the songs, “Diabolical”, “Jesus is Love”, and “Smoking Crack”.
This year, Tartar Control has released their second album entitled, “We Forgive You” with a live recording of their song, “Brush Your Teeth” already online. In addition to two albums and music videos, Sean, Robert, and Robot have made the first episode of a TV show following their antics, entitled “Tartar Control.”
Robert and Sean started their epic journey in the suburbs of Salt Lake City, Utah where they performed in The Tabernacle Choir, gave hugs to sweetly handicapped cancer-children, and lip-synced to Huey Lewis and The News. With the invention of their drummer/bassist Robot, they hit the road with their sights set on Los Angeles. Inspired by such bands as The Vandals, Left Over Crack, and Lawrence Welk, Tartar Control brings to you a musical experience that can only be described as a “loud hug.”
Today, Tartar Control performs wherever hugs, handshakes, and the Holy Trinity is needed. And although the fact that they are two Mormon Missionaries with a Robot certainly single them out among the legions of punk rock bands, it is their live show which sets them apart from the rest.
Boss Riot
Boss Riot
"Formed in Dallas,TX in 2015 around a mutual love of vintage Jamaican music. The Boss Riot sound pays tribute to their many early reggae, ska, rocksteady, and soul influences while continuing to push the creative envelope of the genres.
Boss Riot is Vicki Tovar on vocals and melodica, Jake Olsen on lead guitar and vocals, Ryan Reeves on rhythm guitar, Chris Yates on organ, Mike Burke on bass, and Rob Tovar on drums and percussion. The band stays rooted in a vintage sound and brings a modern twist that will please music lovers everywhere."
Monkeysphere
Monkeysphere
A post ska revelation incarnated in a group of musical misfits bringing an inspired blend of punk, surf, psychedelic and garage rock.
Venue Information:
Three Links
2704 Elm Street
Dallas, TX, 75226
http://www.threelinksdeepellum.com