Club Red

Dual Theater Live Music Venue in Mesa, Arizona

The Dickies

Club Red Presents

The Dickies

Rotten Youth, The Dollyrots, Common Tongue, THROB ZOMBIE, Sons Of Providence, I Was Told There'd be Whiskey, Unemployment Party, Fat Gray Cat

Fri, November 9, 2012

7:00 pm

Club Red

Tempe, AZ

$12.00 - $15.00

Off Sale

This event is all ages

The Dickies
The Dickies
They were the first L.A. punk rock band to score a major label deal, the first to go to Europe, the first to go insane, and more-or-less the only known survivors from the first wave of punk pioneers. The Dickies have done it all and more and lived to laugh about it.

Their uplifting, (some would say zany) pure punk, melodic-pop style has remained in tact for over twenty years!
Ever since the break-up of the Ramones, the Dickies hold the title of being the oldest active punk band in the land. These guys have released records and played punk shows in FOUR different decades. Yowzers! The band’s epic career is matched only by their wacky high-octane live performances. With Stan Lee’s buzzsaw guitar and frontman Leonard’s demented dance moves, the Dickies remain as one of the most rockin’ bands around today.

No fire-breathing or acrobatic posturing for these veterans; Leonard’s repertoire consists of inflatable dolls, scuba gear, and a large penis puppet named Stewart. Now that’s entertainment!

The story of how the Dickies came to be on Fat Wreck Chords is a modern-day punk rock fable of fate. Fat Wreck prez Fat Mike got his portly paws on a four song demo in 1996 and contacted the Dickies in hopes of releasing a full length. Upon receiving the first call from Fat Mike, Stan had this to say: “Who?” Stan then called up Leonard in hopes that he could enlighten him about this mythical Fat recording company. Leonard responded in kind with a “Fat what?” Someone in the Dickies camp knew what’s what however, and encouraged the band to work with Fat Mike. So not long after Stan explained to Mike that they “have a whole record worth of shit.” Now you may be wondering why it is that the full length was not released until 2001. Well folks, Stan lied. But hey, all’s well that ends well!

Their legacy of recorded works (ahem, trying not to get too carried away here) includes the groundbreaking (sure, why not?) Incredibly Shrinking Dickies, the sophomore(ic) Dawn of the Dickies, the indie-punk classic Stukas Over Disneyland, the prophetic Second Coming, the EP built around their theme song to the cult-hit movie Killer Klowns from Outer Space, and the long player Idjit Savant. Then came Dogs From the Hare That Bit Us, an all-covers collection. It was in 1996 that the Dickies met up with Fat Mike and agreed to release the 7″, My Pop the Cop on Fat Wreck Chords. This led to the inevitable release of their latest and greatest full length, All This And Puppet Stew.

It is reasonably safe to say that the Dickies are perennial favorites the world over, adored by fans ranging from grizzled geez-punks to kids not yet born when the Dickies were first incredibly shrinking.

The release of All This And Puppet Stew will surely breathe some life into the lungs of the Dickies and the punk scene. These furious fogeys may be old, but they tour like young’uns! They can still pull full U.S. tours and have been to both Europe and Japan in the last year. Catch the Dickies on tour and in your pants soon, and be on the look out for Leonard and his maniacal stage props!
Rotten Youth
Rotten Youth
Rotten Youth has been playing shows in the Phoenix area for years. We have played with such bands as Blitz, Varukers, Misfits, Jello Biafra, The Freeze, The Casualties, Subhumans, Leftover Crack, UK Subs, JFA, Clit 45, Menstrual Tramps, MDC, Vice Squad, Fatskins, Lower Class Brats, Verbal Abuse and the list goes on and on.
The Dollyrots
The Dollyrots
The Dollyrots are a punk rock band but their CDs are very pop. Rah rah rah. Kelly is sugar sweet but mischievous and might sucker punch you if you're dumb enough to try her patience. Which she has a lot of, if she hasn't been visiting her friends Jack, Jim or Jameson. She likes to do girl things like grow plants and sew up her t-shirts and crochet and make strawberry cakes. But she also likes to play her basses til they are sprinkled with blood and drives soo fast she's not allowed behind the wheel. She likes to get carsick reading and writing postcards from the road. Her favorite guy is Quito, her dog, who you'll meet after the show if you come see the band on tour. She loves Irish punk rock, girl groups, and anything off the "Dirty Dancing" soundtrack. And she smells great.

Then there is Luis... Luis is mysterious. And very smart. He is one of those guys who you meet and think maybe you'd join his cult. I hear he has his own religion, based on the Sun God so it's not really a stretch. Ask him about it sometime; he'll tell you about freaking that room full of people out while rambling about western religion while on some weird head trip. He is also known to get feisty when he's hungry or afraid he's getting sick. It's really easy to get Luis to flinch, he's not crazy about people touching him. Maybe it's because he was abducted when he lived in Ecuador as a child. He likes good brit punk, music of the early 90's because it's honest and don't forget Chuck Berry and Patsy Cline. On the road he likes to read parts of books he never finishes and stare out the window. He's good to talk to.

The Dollyrots have released three full length albums ("Eat My Heart Out", "Because I'm Awesome", and "A Little Messed Up") and several singles and EPs through the Lookout, Blackheart, and Brando record labels. Their music has earned them song placements, commercials, and acting stints in film & TV including Disney/Pixar's Brave, Hewlett-Packard, Kohls, CSI:NY, among others. The band has logged hundreds of thousands of miles in the U.S. touring consistently since 2003, cultivating a rabidly loyal fan base while headlining and playing one-off shows in the US & UK alongside Bowling For Soup, Buzzcocks, and Joan Jett, Forever the Sickest Kids, Paramore, The Breeders, and The Go-Gos.

For The Dollyrots, 2012 is gearing up to be their best year yet as they are set to release their 4th full length album, once again produced by John Fields. The album is in large part being funded by fans through a Kickstarter crowdsourcing project that quadrupled initial fundraising expectations. As singer/bassist Kelly Ogden puts it, "Luis and I wrote the songs, demo'd everything at home, picked the producer, picked the engineers, worked out all the parts for all instruments, picked the artist, photos, sequencing...everything just the two of us with some help from John to beef things up and rock some synths & percussion. It's a 100% DIY album and one we feel is by far our strongest effort to date. We've had a Spinal Tap number of drummers over our career so for this one things kind of came full circle...the two of us in a room making music just like back in high school". The resulting self-titled LP "The Dollyrots" is set for a September 18th, 2012 street date through Storefront/Sony RED with a US and UK tour to follow.
I Was Told There'd be Whiskey
I Was Told There'd be Whiskey
Out of the ashes the mighty Phoenix rises... Or some overly dramatic bull shit like that.

After the amicable end of their previous musical endeavor, Mickey Kawa, Zach Shipp, and (a mostly unwilling) Kevin Shumway decided to turn their efforts in a more Southern direction. Mickey had the songs, Shumway had the skills, and Zach...well all of Mickey and Shumway's stuff was already at Zach's house, and it would have been a real hassle to find somewhere else to practice. All they needed was a second guitar player who could handle his ax like a lumberjack. When they couldn't find one they opted for Zach's roommate Chris Stylen, he did own a slide after all. And thus, I Was Told There'd be Whiskey was born
Venue Information:
Club Red
2155 E. University Dr
Tempe, AZ, 85281
http://www.clubredrocks.com/