Bastard Suns, Knock-Out

Club Red Presents

Bastard Suns


Miles To Nowhere, Jimmy Leg

Tue, October 30, 2012

7:00 pm

Club Red

Mesa, AZ

$10.00 - $12.00

Off Sale

This event is all ages

Bastard Suns
Bastard Suns
Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, The Bastard Suns are quickly becoming the unofficial heralds and protectors of southern punk rock. Armed with a ridiculously infectious blend of reggae, punk, folk and ska, this five-piece outfit has released two very successful full-length independent albums and a split 7-inch in just under four years while simultaneously funding countless tours that have spanned the length of the continental United States.

2009 marked the release of the group's third album, "Here Come The Suns" via SDR (Something Done Right) Records, a label that is also owned by the band. The album has officially sold out its first pressing by virtue of touring and online orders alone, and 2010 found The Bastard Suns preparing the release of their most ambitious offering yet: the Band for all Seasons project. Over the course of one year, The Suns are releasing a new 5-song EP for each of the four seasons complete with specially-themed songs and interactive cover art. By early 2011, the winter and fall releases have already sold out of their initial pressings, The Suns are gearing up for the release of the spring & summer editions, and also preparing to embark on their fourth coast to coast tour in two years. What you may not know today will find you soon enough. Make ready, because here come the Suns.
Formed in the summer of 2004 by Jared Palazzolo and Anthony Marquez, Knock-Out rose from two passions: a love for Music and a love for the vibrant Southern California music scene that has served as a foster family for so many. Hailing from Riverside, California. A well-known breeding ground for such acts like; Voodoo Glow Skulls, The Skeletones, Alien Ant Farm, and the Bellrays. They remain true to the sounds that inspired them as they grew up, blending Punk, Ska, Reggae, and dub-style Hip-Hop into a potent brew that shatters barriers at the same time it unites crowds. The lineup was complete in November of 2006 with the addition of Hoss Scholz on drums, and the trio embarked on an aggressive touring schedule to support their first self-released album, Let Go.

This self-released album was recorded and produced by Voodoo Glow Skulls' guitarist, Eddie Casillas. And a new relationship was developed between Casillas and Knock-Out. Soon after, the band was introduced to Casillas' band, The Voodoo Glow Skulls, who also took a liking to Knock-Out's "catchy" sound. The Voodoo Glow Skulls automatically stepped in and helped Knock-Out with numerous support tours opening for them. The band has since then, been touring non-stop since early 2007, building themselves a foundation of loyal fans everywhere they go. Simply, "Knocking People Out!" with their stage presence and sound. A couple of years later, the band managed to sell 4,000 copies of their debut release just from their live performances.

Teaming up in 2008 with the legendary front man Frank "Voodoo" Casillas from the Voodoo Glow Skulls on his debut label, California Street Music, they quickly set out to record Another Wasted Night, the highly anticipated follow up to Let Go. With Eddie Casillas once again, producing and recording. After the release of Another Wasted Night, Knock-Out headed back out on the road to support it. This time out included Knock-Out's first trip overseas to the UK which has now become a main touring stop every year for the band due to a steady growth of their European fan base. Along with all of the touring came the departure of bassist Anthony Marquez who was replaced by Logan Barton in the Fall of 2009. In addition the band felt it was time to step up their game a notch and add Lead Guitarist Danny Soto into the band the following year. After these two key additions, the band was finally perfected and complete.

In the Fall of 2009, Jared Palazzolo met Joe Escalante, (Vandals/ Kung Fu Records), in Japan while Palazzolo was working a festival for Voodoo Glow Skulls. Shortly after the random meeting, Kung Fu Records digitally released both Let Go and Another Wasted Night. For the first time both releases by the band were available worldwide for anyone to enjoy. From the Fall of 2009 to the end of 2010, Knock-Out supported the Re Release of the Albums on the road including a tour with the Vandals, a UK tour supporting Manchester's finest Sonic Boom Six, their first Warped Tour dates, and 2 US Headlining Tours.

The band is currently writing and planning for the upcoming 3rd release as well as gearing up for the bands first full European headlining tour. As of now it is up in the air as far as who will release the record but the band is focused on writing what they believe are the best songs they have to date.
Now having toured and played with most of the Idols they grew up listening to, which now include; RANCID, FISHBONE, THE VANDALS, VOODOO GLOW SKULLS, THE MIGHTY MIGHTY BOSSTONES, X, STIFF LITTLE FINGERS, BIG B, THE DIRTY HEADS, GUTTERMOUTH, LEFTOVER CRACK, THE EXPENDABLES, BIG D & THE KIDS TABLE, AUTHORITY ZERO, THE AGGROLITES, HEPCAT and MUSTARD PLUG to name a few. They aren't just living the dream; they are bringing it to your town.
Venue Information:
Club Red
1306 W. University Dr
Mesa, AZ, 85201