SPEEDEALER, Mothership



Against the Grain (MI), Bull By The Horn

Saturday, February 18, 2017

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

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is all ages

punk/rock/metal from Lubbock TX

Recently reformed in 2016, after touring "300/365" from 1994-2003 and releasing 6 Full Length albums Speedeler is back to claim their turf as the kings of the rock n roll underground.
Their song "Screamer / Nothing to Me" was featured on Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 soundtrack
Legendary Ramones Composer/ Writer/ Producer Daniel Rey Produced 3 of Speedealers Albums
2002's album was produced by Jason Newstead.
Toured with: Motorhead, Morbid Angel, Reverend Horton Heat, Gwar, The Misfits, Zeke, Nashville Pussy, Fear, Karma to Burn, Murphys Law, The Hookers and many more.

Speedealer originally formed in 1994 in Lubbock, TX, under the name REO Speedealer. When REO Speedwagon served the band a cease-and-desist order on their moniker, they shortened their name to Speedealer. In 1998, the band released their debut, self-titled album on Royalty Records. The following year, the hard rocking foursome -- made up of singer/guitarist Jeff Hirshberg, bassist Rodney Skelton, drummer Harden Harrison, and guitarist Eric Schmidt -- released their follow-up record, Here Comes Death, on the same label. Royalty Records went bankrupt soon after the band's second release, leaving Speedealer to their own devices for exposure. Label-less and musically driven, they played 309 shows in 1999 to stay in the public eye, pairing up with such like-minded, aggressive rockers as Zeke, Fu Manchu, Neurosis, and GWAR. Speedealer's efforts finally paid off when Palm Records A&R man Michael Alago (who signed Metallica to Elektra and White Zombie to Geffen) contracted the band to his label.
Rock n' Roll history is rife with brothers working together to create their artistic vision. But rarely do we hear about a full-fledged family unit embarking down the treacherous path of a musical career. In the case of Texas based Mothership, the Brother Juett (Kyle on bass, younger brother Kelley on guitar) enlisted the aid of their father, John Juett, to help get the 'ship off the ground. Raised on a healthy dose of their father's 70's-era record collection, the brothers began crafting songs fueled on the raucous and raw good time vibe when music seemed to know no bounds. Lifting off the pad for the first time in 2010, the band began to gain momentum and notoriety with their unabashed live shows. Knowing that the service of the family patriarch was temporary, Father Juett actively helped his boys find his replacement, and in late 2011, enter the mighty Judge Smith to hammer away on the skins.

In early 2012, Mothership entered Crystal Clear Studios with Wo Fat mastermind Kent Stump manning the boards and by mid-year, the band self-released their debut album. It was the combination of the 70's-era heavy rock fuzz and fury mixed with the blistering guitar solos of the NWOBHM-era that drew the bands attention to California-based Heavy Rock label, Ripple Music. In the waning months of 2012, after a successful year of traveling regionally throughout Texas and opening for national acts such as Prong, Red Fang, Gypsyhawk, Earthen Grave, and Lo-Pan, Mothership officially dubbed Ripple Music as its Home Port and began plotting a course for their first U.S. Tour in early 2013. The band's debut album will see its official Ripple release on February 12th, 2013 in the way of CD, LP, Deluxe LP, and Digital releases.
Against the Grain (MI)
Against the Grain (MI)
Living up to the title of their newest record, Against the Grain have proven themselves to be true warriors
of the road. Blazing through the US with their brand of gear-shifting balls-to-the-wall music that
incorporates all things heavy - ATG defies categorization as they seamlessly blur the lines of punk, rock,
doom and thrash.
With the release of their first self-titled full-length in 2009, ATG was an immediate hit - garnering an
intensive local fanbase playing 50 shows throughout Michigan. With their intense live show and energized
fanbase they were introduced to touring life by Hellmouth and The Meatmen, and began their
transformation into a fully-functioning road act. The boys in ATG have yet to look back.
After 75 dates in 2011, ATG followed up with 2012’s Motor City Speed Rock and 150 dates in support.
Their efforts caught the attention of Self-Destructo Records, who in 2013 released their 3rd full-length,
Surrounded By Snakes to such acclaim that they re-leased Motor City Speed Rock on 10” as well.
Maintaining a DIY tour ethic, ATG built a national fanbase with their bare hands - quenching the thirst for
fast and heavy rock and roll throughout the land. With 650 dates and counting since hitting the road in
2011, ATG has also toured alongside an impressive assemblage of notable acts including - Nashville
Pussy, Valient Thorr, Church of Misery, Guttermouth, The Meatmen, The Koffin Kats, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Bongzilla, Atomic Bitchwax, Night Demon, Black Cobra
Zoroaster, Hellmouth, The Hookers, Beast in the Field, Lo-Pan and shared the stage with Zeke, St. Vitus,
Orange Goblin, Electric Frankenstein, Agent Orange and many more.
ATG’s heavily anticipated 4th full length entitled Road Warriors is set to release on July 31st on Self-
Destructo, and is primed to stake the claim for this Motor City combo’s place in the world of all things rock
and roll.
Against the Grain is:
Chris Nowak - Bass/ Lead Vox
Rob Nowak - Drums, Back ups
Nick Bellomo - Lead guitar, back ups
Kyle Davis - Guitar, vox, touring
Bull By The Horn
Bull By The Horn
Bull By The Horn has been together since 2011. With members from such touring acts as Wrath, Billyclub, Pumpn' Ethyl, Mitra, July Alley andThe Felons. Kurt Grayson Vocals/Guitar, Mark Ehr Bass, Jason "Cookie" Cook Drums and John DeLuca on Guitar.
Venue Information:
Three Links
2704 Elm Street
Dallas, TX, 75226