Pilfers

Pilfers

Joystick, Rude King, The Holophonics

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is all ages

Pilfers
Pilfers
Pilfers are a legendary band out of New York City that play an infectious, unique sound that blends pop, reggae, hardcore, dub, punk, and ska. Their sound, dubbed “raggacore” features the talents of lead vocalist Coolie Ranx, guitarist/vocalist Nick Bacon, drummer James Blanck, bassist Ben Basile, and trombonist/keyboardist Billy Kottage. Pilfers are well known and loved for their intense live performances that encourage constant crowd participation. Followers of Pilfers have been affectionately named “Pilfers Crew.”

Formed in 1997, Pilfers has toured internationally with the likes of Bad Brains, Zebrahead, Reel Big Fish, the Specials, Madness, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Amazing Royal Crowns, Mustard Plug, and Goldfinger. Pilfers released two albums including a self-titled full-length and Chawalaleng (Mojo Records). In the summer of 2001, the band broke up over various differences. Since 2005, the original line up has come together for several sold out reunion shows along the East Coast for their devoted fans.

In 2013, Pilfers hit the road with Reel Big Fish making new fans across the U.S. and Canada. The strong demand for more from their Pilfers Crew and their love for playing intense live shows has them hitting the road more frequently. Pilfers are currently recording new songs for an upcoming full-length album. Stay tuned for big t’ings to come!
Joystick
Joystick
From the banks of the mighty Mississippi, Joystick doesn't merely play Ska and Pop Punk - they inhabit the sound like it's a ramshackle house that's keeping them alive. Built on laser tight rhythms, infectious vocals, and a fierce brass section, Joystick calls up the spirit of the 90's melodic ska/punk sound while still retaining a strong sense of their New Orleans roots, creating a unique sound, all their own. Tight but never slick, fun but never goofy, intense ...but never serious, Joystick combines Ska, Punk, Reggae, and Jazz to create something that's genuinely lacking in a great deal of contemporary music: joy.

All previous members of successful nationally known bands, Joystick hit the ground running in 2009. Within four months of forming they were already on an extensive North American tour with a full length album under their belt. You can tell that the septet are having an absolute stratospheric blast every time they're on stage together and they transfer that feeling of unrestrained joy to the audience with an almost casual effort. But make no mistake; Joystick is working overtime to generate that joy, and the work shows through every bit as clearly as they play. Simply put… if Joystick is playing, you want to be there.

At the turn of the decade Joystick released their much anticipated second album followed immediately with their third U.S. tour. Still keeping true to their DIY roots by playing dive bars, and clubs the band's momentum continued to grow, allowing them to play sold out shows at much larger venues such as The Masquerade, and House Of Blues.

2011 brought Joystick to new heights with exposure on college radio stations all over the east coast with their single "Everything Went Dumb" That same year also brought Joystick out for their largest tour yet and saw them conquering the 300th show benchmark. Later that year Joystick returned back to the studio to record their third and most ambitious album to date.

As Joystick looks back over their years of relentless touring and recording, they are proud of their accomplishments and see no reason to slow down.
Rude King
Rude King
Dallas, TX ska!!!
The Holophonics
The Holophonics
The Holophonics were founded in the fall of 2012 by Eric Daino, a veteran of the early 2000s East Coast ska scene, after relocating to Denton, TX to study music at The University of North Texas. Eric joined forces with former Orange County, CA rude boy and fellow UNT student Shane Reider and recruited bastions of the Denton math rock scene Harrell Petersen, Will Huebner, and Tyler Waguespack to fill out a compact yet extremely versatile ska lineup.

The Holophonics have played extensively varied shows throughout the Dallas-Ft. Worth metro area and beyond. The core of The Holophonics' formula is one of adaptability; as a DIY ska punk band, the group has burned through small living room shows from Denton, TX to Tacoma, WA and many locations in between performing songs from their debut original full length recording "Third Wave Undead" with blazing intensity and irresistible sing-along captivation. The Holophonics continue to build a following with their nostalgic recollection of 90's Third Wave Ska and recently opened for Voodoo Glow Skulls.

But The Holophonics have another angle on ska, and as a ska/reggae cover band with an ever growing catalog of 50+ rock and pop songs, The Holophonics are able to reach even larger audiences all around the world. The MaSKArades series of cover recordings is amassing a large radio and online following, and as a cover band The Holophonics have played live music venues and bars across DFW and the west coast, including performing for thousands as a featured cover band at Disneyland in Anaheim, CA. Recently, The Holophonics gave a reggae cover performance in Sunset Beach, CA for Reggae For Reason, the charity organization dedicated to ending youth homelessness abroad run by Fully Fullwood, former bassist for Bob Marley and The Wailers.

Releasing 2 full length albums and a Holiday EP in just 6 months, The Holophonics have a work ethic paralleled by few other bands. Eric self records and releases all of The Holophonics' material on Holophonor Records, his independent record label and home studio. Keeping the recording process DIY allows for lower overhead costs and quicker releases. The Holophonics will start recording "MaSKArades Vol. 3", a new full length album of cover songs, in late Summer 2013.
Venue Information:
Three Links
2704 Elm Street
Dallas, TX, 75226
http://www.threelinksdeepellum.com