Stateside Presents

THE SPITS / NATURAL CHILD / RETOX / USELESS EATERS

Rampage Fest 2013

THE SPITS / NATURAL CHILD / RETOX / USELESS EATERS

RETOX, USELESS EATERS, ACID BABY JESUS, HELL SHOVEL, RUMSPRINGER, FREAKS OF NATURE, PLAYBOY MANBABY, BORISMO

Tue, March 19, 2013

Doors: 5:30 pm / Show: 5:45 pm

Sail Inn

Tempe, AZ

$13.00 - $15.00

This event is 21 and over

THE SPITS
THE SPITS
The Spits are an American punk band, known for their unofficial album titles that reproduce the famous punk line that made iconic punk band the Ramones popular during the 1970’s. Their 4 albums are titled 1, 2, 3 and, respectively, 4 after the famous '1-2-3-4' beginning line used by the Ramones in their songs.

The Spits describe themselves as punk for the people or popular punk. They specialize in loud, noisy and dirty punk. The Spits dress up in costumes when they appear on stage. This practice also has political punk connotations because one of the band’s members frequently appears in a Ronald Reagan mask. The band also respects the famous punk DIY philosophy when improvising low-budget shows and dirty garage-rock presentations.

The Spits punk band is composed of Lance Phelps at drums, guitar player Sean Wood and bass player Erin Wood. They also have a keyboard player in the person of Gregory Toumassian and a drunken background vocal known as Broose Young. The band is originally from Seattle and most of their songs have been featured in skate videos, snowboarding films and skateboarding show segments because of their fast and hard tune. The Spits deliver a hard-core and agitated sound that fits perfectly in their musical stage shows where they appear in masks. Some of their famous songs include titles like Die, Die, Die, SK8, Rat Face, Spit Me Out, and Violence Club, which is the most self-explanatory song when it comes to their style. The Spits retain the old punk hard-edge violent themes that used to make bands like the Ramones, the Clash and Sex Pistols famous. Punk history is full of bands that want to keep the punk hardcore spirit alive through songs that express anti-political views. The Spits fell into a chiller category because their songs don’t have high political meaning, but are fun for skaters and teenagers.
NATURAL CHILD
NATURAL CHILD
BOB DYLAN: ROLLING STONES: BLACK SABBATH: THIN LIZZY: NATURAL CHILDZZZZZZZZZ SUMMER 2009 WEZ ATE BROWNIES HAD A VISION. HE TOLD BIG BLACK ZACK AND CALLED SETH 3 TIMES. THEY STARTED THE NASHVILLE-BASED THREE PIECE ROCK BAND CALLED NATURAL CHILD. MAYBE KNOWN AS MUCH FOR THEIR INCESSANT RAMBLING ON-STAGE BANTER AS THEIR UNPRECEDENTED PURE ROCK SOUND, NATURAL CHILD ARE OFTEN DESCRIBED AS "THE GREATEST ROCK N' ROLL BAND IN THE WORLD", A TITLE WHICH THE TRIO HAS WORKED MERCILESSLY HARD TO GAIN...AND THEY HAVE THE BALLS TO SHOW FOR IT..... NATURAL CHILD WANT TO PLAY IN JAMAICA AND WANT TO PLAY AT THE PYRAMIDS. THEY HAVE A PLAN THAT INVOLVES JACK WHITE TO BEFRIEND KEITH RICHARDS AND BE THE OPENING ACT ON ROLLING STONES FAREWELL TOUR, THUS HAVING "THE GREATEST ROCK N' ROLL BAND IN THE WORLD" TORCH OFFICIALLY PASSED ON TO THEM. NOT JACK WHITE. THESE GUYS LOVE TO PARTY. AND THEY LOVE TO RIDE IN THAT VAN. OH MAN. "TAKE A BIG WHIFF AND SUCK OUR DICKS:" - SETH MURRAY. THEY ARE INFINITY CAT LABEL MATES OF JEFF THE BROTHERHOOD. THEY HAVE A FULL LENGTH RECORD OF ROCK AND ROLL COMING OUT ON 4/20 CALLED "1971" AND WILL BE TOURING AROUND THE NATION THIS SPRING AND SUMMER.
RETOX
RETOX
All that matters in the grand scheme of things is the band is not directly comparable to what has come before them. But if we must: RETOX is an outcome of stagnant and boring western culture, as well as the self proclaimed counterculture, which has slipped into a sea of pointlessness. The band manages to detach themselves from what one might consider a promotional paragraph trying to explain what is not really important to the band themselves; such as a list of influences – they are influenced by much more than music, but more so by the world at large. The band has no goal for what the future holds. Sonically, the band's crude and primitive aspects make sense in this day and age. The band is a reaction to the world that the members and their comrades have lived in: shitty childhoods, bureaucratic frustration, and the overall justification of continuous war. That sensibility coupled with a modern artistic delivery, the music is educated as well as furious, and most importantly, blurring genre lines of punk, hardcore, thrash, metal and whatever else seems fitting to the critics. RETOX features members of some grand dick-sucking accomplishments, acts such as The Locust, Head Wound City, Holy Molar, All Leather, Some Girls, Swing Kids, Cattle Decapitation, Struggle, The Festival of Dead Deer, and The Crimson Curse.
ACID BABY JESUS
Devastating psych-garage mess! A Mediterranean concoction of two of our favorite "Black" bands (Sabbath/ Lips), ABJ represents the future of heavy psych'n'roll from an isolated, ancient civilization. Combining the ruthless elements of American outlaw roots music and celestial glam rock... their debut LP also suggest the Rolling Stones at their wearied best, with the electrifying hi-jinks of Brian Eno bulldozing the swagger into the darkest corners of the cosmos.
PLAYBOY MANBABY
We hail from the land of Tempe. We have come to burn down your village.

Barry Hazen: Guitar/Mandolin
Chris Hudson: Bass
David Cosme: Trumpet
Steven Potter: Accordion/Keyboard
Robbie Pfeffer: Vocals
Anthony Thrailkill: Drums
Eryn Wise: Important
Jonathan Speak: Trombone
Greg Benenett: Pedals
Venue Information:
Sail Inn
26 S. Farmer Ave.
Tempe, AZ, 85281
http://www.thesailinn.com/