Kepi Ghoulie, Dog Party, PETS-The Show

Take five people, make three bands, use one drummer and all be from Sacramento and you’ve got “Kepi Ghoulie”, “Dog Party” and “PETS”.

Friday night fresh into town from Montana the groups stopped by “Wally’s House Of Booze” on their way to Seattle. They had an open night, and a Friday night at that, so they stopped by to play a little music.

The busiest person for the evening was “Lucy”…..

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….you’ll find out why by the end of the article.

With no locals playing, “PETS” started the night.

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“PETS”, formed in 2003, is Allison Jones on guitar and vocals and Derek Fieth on bass and vocals. Usually they’re a duet but on tour they used back up performers Lucy Giles on drums and vocals, Gwendolyn Giles on tambourine and vocals and Kepi Ghoulie on percussion

They started their set with “Dumpster Diving” which is off of their latest cd “Get Turned On” and ended with “Maniac Head”. Their live sound is a bit different than their recorded sound as on the recordings they tend to use more effects where live the sound is much more raw rock and roll. Both ways sound good.

 

 

Next up was “Dog Party”.

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Formed in 2007, “Dog Party” is made up of sisters Gwendolyn (guitar and vocals) and Lucy (drums and vocals) Giles. What’s more amazing is Gwendolyn is 18 while Lucy is only 16. They had to wait for school summer vacation before they could start this tour.

They played many songs off of their latest cd “Lost Control” including the following “The World Is Not A Game”.

 

 

I’d been wanting to see them live ever since I got their cd last year. They did not disappoint.

Then the man of the hour “Kepi Ghoulie”.

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Kepi’s been doing this for some 30 years and has played with numerous people. Tonights band featured, Kepi on vocals and bass, Derek and Allison from “PETS” on percussion and balloons, and from “Dog Party”, Gwendolyn on guitar and vocals and, once again on drums and vocals, Lucy Giles. She uses the same kit, just changes the bass head.

He started the show with favorites “Hey Kepi Let’s Go” into “Let’s Do It Again” and out came the balloons…..

 

 

…..did a couple acoustical numbers…..

 

 

….and did a few that I wasn’t familiar with.

 

 

For me this was one of my favorite shows. I got to see an old favorite for a second time, got to see one I’ve been wanting to see for the first time then got to see a new one I wasn’t familiar with but now I am and their a new favorite (and thanks for the beer Derek).

I was a bit surprise to the low turn out but I appreciate that Kepi performed as though there were thousands in attendance.

I got a chance to talk with Kepi prier to the show and was glad to meet a friendly, down to earth guy who truly loves what he does and is a genuine person. I for one appreciate him taking a chance on our little venue and giving us one hell of a good time show. I surely hope he will return someday.

As for Kepi, he and “Dog Party” are off to Europe on Wednesday. Hope they have one killer of a great time.

 

 

The Koffin Kats-The Show

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What better way to end a 3-day weekend than with a show, and what a show. “Snatchee Records” along with “Wally’s House Of Booze”, brought to us, all the way from the motor city, current kings of psychobilly, “The Koffin Kats” and joining them, also from Detroit was the return of “Against The Grain”. Opening the show were local favorites “Not All There” and “Panic Bomb”.
The show started at precisely 9:00 PM (a first I believe……good job) with “Not All There”….
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….but they were short a guitar player,  something about not being able to find a sitter (all rock stars are only human). They carried on as a three piece but had a little help from their friends as Nate, viola player for “Jipsea Party”, joined in on a song as did “Panic Bomb’s” keyboardist Cowboy Dan did on another tune as seen in the following video.
“Panic Bomb” was next….
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…and did most of their 30 minute set as a four piece except for the following “Pity Party” which is usually just Tiff, as the other guys take a potty break (or something), but here “Cowboy Dan” plays a little back up harp along with her.
Third up was hard rockin’ “Against The Grain”….
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….who did a 45 minute set. They’ve headlined here before but this time around they were in support mode. The four piece utilizes a 6 string bassist who doesn’t use a pick……awesome.
Fourthly, “The Koffin Kats” from Detroit.
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The three piece, founded in 2003 with 7 albums to their credit, consists of Vic Victor on excellent lead vocals, upright bass and occasional guitar, Eric “E Ball” Walls on drums and “new guy” Johnny Kay on guitar, vocals and occasional upright bass. Johnny replaces the retired Ian and did an outstanding job. He’s a good fit to the band.
They played many a song during their 90 minute set starting with “How It Starts / Nostrovia”…
….and doing some of their old classic’s such as “Chaos”….
….and some stuff off of the new album such as “Giving Blood” which during the song Vic does some great “avoid the mic in the mouth” moves….
….added an interesting cover from Hall And Oats, “Maneater”….
….did my favorite song “The Way Of The Road”….
….and ended the evening with a three song encore including “Darker Place”
“The Koffin Kats” continue their tour heading north to Canada for a couple of shows then down the west coast before starting on their 2 month European tour on June 23 in Finland.
The triple header at Wally’s over the weekend was great, but “The Koffin Kats” show was outstanding! Awesome way to end a three day weekend. The crowd was in a good partyin’ mood, the band truly enjoyed themselves and at a $5 cover all I can ask is, if you weren’t there….why not?
Many thanks to “Snatchee Records”, “Wally’s House Of Booze” and “Ando” for bringing such high quality bands into our little town and thanks to “Brittni” for delivering my drinks so I wouldn’t lose my videoing spot (she’s the best).
Wally’s, where the magic happens…..go to a show, you know you want to.

The Atom Age-The Show

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A Sunday night a Wally’s House Of Booze. The nights entertainment included, opening from Wenatchee, “Panic Bomb” then from Belfair, complete with blood bus, “The Deleted” then from Oakland California, finishing up their 3-day northwest tour “The Atom Age”.

The show got off to a late start as a member of “Panic Bomb” was a tad late. “Panic Bomb” continues to evolve as they are now a four piece with guitar, bass, drums and now keys.

Second up was to be “The Deleted” but “The Atom Age asked to go on second as it was already getting late and once done, they weren’t staying in town but heading back to Oakland. The band features, Ryan Perras on guitar and vocals, Peter Niven also on guitar and vocals, Fred Brott on bass, Brendan Frye on sax and John Murgueitio on drums. Ryan was having a bit of a rough night. Just as they started, he apparently broke a string so he grabbed his back up guitar and continued. Shortly after that something happened to the back up guitar so he finished the set after borrowing Drew’s guitar from “Panic Bomb”.

 

The third song of the night, one of my favorites and also when guitar number two for Ryan gave up the ghost, “I Hypnotize”.

 

 

I don’t know the name of the following video but you will see Ryan is on guitar “number 3″ which lasted him the rest of the evening.

 

 

Together since 2009, they have released two albums and an EP and they covered much material this evening during their 40 minute set. The bands is very energetic as the following video’s will show. They ended the evening with another favorite “Baby Says”.

 

 

Last up was then “The Deleted” but alas, it was pushing midnight, I get up at 4:00 AM for work plus I had seen “The Deleted” last November when they played Wally’s opening for “Neutralboy” and “Payoff”, so I called it a night.

As usual, a good time was had. The crowd may have been small, but they were energetic and they got to see a great touring band for just $5.

Until next time, go to a show……you know you want to.

May Show Time…….Wally’s Style

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Wally’s House Of Booze along with Snatchee records are at it again with a totally kick butt month FULL of shows.

 

Starting the month on Saturday May 3rd from Bremerton is the return of “Potbelly” along with local openers “Rich And Rare Rebels” and “The F-Bombs”

 

The first night of a weekend double header, Friday May 9th, if you were a punker back in the early 90′s you know these guys, from Ponoma CA “Total Chaos” and opening will be local favorites “Not All There” and “Rich And Rare Rebels”.

 

The second night of the double header, on Saturday May 10th, is “The Virgin Thorn” as they are having a CD release party. Also on the bill from Seattle is the return of “The West” and from Bremerton “The Wyrdos” (was this the band that was here before with the “naked” guitarist?) Come find out.

 

 

 

The following weekend, even though it’s on a Sunday May 18th, from Oakland CA is “The Atom Age” and opening will be, from Belfair, the return of “The Deleted”.

 

 

 

 

Memorial weekend they have a triple header starting on Friday the 23rd with “Power Skeleton”, “KLAW” and “Crawler”

 

On Saturday May 24th from Seattle is “Omega Moo” along with “Bad Habit” from Yakima and locals “The F-bombs”.

 

 

 

 

Then on Monday the 26th the SHOW OF THE YEAR, from Detroit the best of psychobilly “The Koffin Kats”!!! Opening , also from Detroit, is “Against The Grain” and local openers will be “Not All There” and “Panic Bomb!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

With all these great bands playing locally, there’s no reason not to go to a show. You know you want to. All shows are 21+ with just a $5 cover…such a deal.

 

 

Sub note: June is already starting to look very good show wise as well. Wally’s….where the magic happens.

May Shows Of Interest

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All shows are in Seattle unless otherwise indicated..

5-2 Start the month at the 2-Bit Saloon with “13 Scars” and “Potbelly” 21+ cover $5

5-3 Playing the lounge at El Corizon is “Dreadful Children” 21+ tickets $5

5-3 Here at Wally’s is “Potbelly”, “R & R Rebels” and “The F-Bombs” 21+ cover $5

5-4 Back at El Corizon is “Fu Manchu” 21+ tickets $15

 

 

5-5 “Survay Says” doing a little ska in the lounge at El Corizon tickets $8

 

 

5-7 “Total Chaos” is also playing the lounge at El Corizon tickets $10

5-9 Or instead of Seattle, catch “Total Chaos” right here in Wenatchee at Wally’s House Of Booze 21+ with just a $5 cover.

 

 

5-9 It’s Peganfest time at El Corizon featuring “Korpiklaani” tickets $22

 

 

5-10 “The West” return to Wally’s and with them will be “Wyrdoz” 21+ cover just $5

 

 

5-13 At El Corazon it’s “One Way System” and opening will be “Sledgeback” celebrating their 10th anniversary tickets $10

 

 

5-15 “Chop Tops” take on Studio Seven tickets $11

 

 

5-15 “The Atom Age” play The Kraken 21+ $5

5-18 Or again, instead of going to Seattle, catch “The Atom Age” at Wally’s House Of Booze in Wenatchee along with the return of “The Deleted” 21+ cover $5

 

 

 

5-24 Still at Wally’s is “Omega Moo” 21+ cover $5

 

 

5-25 Studio Seven presents the Psychobilly Brawl featuring “The Koffin Kats”, “Against The Grain”, “Hot Roddin’ Romeo’s”, “Sledgeback” and more tickets $10

5-26 Or SHOW OF THE MONTH, from Detroit is “The Koffins Kats” along with “Against The Grain” at Wally’s House Of Booze here in Wenatchee. Show is gonna be epic 21+ cover is only $5…such a deal.

 

 

 

5-27 “Black Flag” are at The Showbox At The Market tickets $34.50

5-29 “Camper Von Beethoven” is at Chop Suey 21+ tickets $18

 

 

5-30 For something a little different, catch “Metalachi” at El Corazon 21+ tickets $12

 

 

5-30 “Genitorturers” along with “The Fabulous Miss Wendy” finish up the month at Studio Seven tickets $15

Until next month, go to a show, you know you want to.

April Shows Of Interest

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As usual, all shows are in Seattle unless otherwise indicated.

4-3 At El Corazon are the king of audience participation “Green Jelly” (a.k.a. Green Jello)tickets $13.

 

4-3 The “Movits!” from Sweden play the Tractor Tavern tickets $12

4-4 At The 2-Bit Saloon is “Bottlenose Koffins” 21+ tickets $5+

 

 

4-4 In Spokane at The Hop is “D.O.A.” tickets $14

 

4-5 “Bad Sports” are at the Rendezvous tickets TBA

 

4-5 El Corazon has some old time rock and roll with “Black And Blue” 21+ tickets $20

4-6 Doing a lounge show at El Corazon is “The Virus” 21+ tickets $8

4-7 Back at the 2-Bit Saloon is “Scythia” 21+ tickets $6

 

4-9 Psychobilly time at El Corazon with “The Creepshow” featuring new lead singer Kenda and opening for them are “The Phenomenauts”. This will be a killer of a show tickets just $10. Possible road trip in my future.

 

 

 

4-11 “Sex Crime” play the 2-Bit Saloon 21+

4-11 “Volbeat” are at The Knitting Factory in Spokane but alas, this show is SOLD OUT!

4-11 Old guy time as “Bachman-Turner” are playing the Emerald Queen Casino tickets $45-$103 21+

4-12 At The Knitting Factory in Spokane is “Hell’s Belles” (AC/DC time) tickets $13.50

4-12 Right here in Wenatchee at Wally’s House Of Booze is “Psycho 78″ along with “Dead Giveaways” 21+ with a $5 cover.

4-13 “Off!” is at El Corazon tickets $13

 

4-14 “Volbeat” may be sold out in Spokane but tickets are still available in Seattle at The Paramount for $49

 

4-16 The Showbox SOdo presents “Black Label Society” along with openers “Butcher Babies tickets $36.50

 

4-18 The Highline presents “Ska Fest” 21+ tickets $15

4-19 “The Untouchables” along with “Back Alley Barbers” and “Hard Money Saints” play Studio Seven tickets $15

4-21 Now for something completely different, “Peelander Z” is at El Corazon 21+ tickets $12

 

4-23 “White Lies” are playing The Showbox At The Market tickets $31

 

4-25 Over at Studio Seven is “Anvil” 21+ tickets $15

 

4-26 At The 2-Bit Saloon a double header with “Spiderface” and “Dreadful Children” 21+ tickets TBA

4-26 The High Dive is having “The West” (they played Wally’s a few months ago) tickets $8

 

4-27 More old guy time “Blue Oyster Cult” (saw them twice in the late 70′s….yes I’m old) at the Northern Quest Casino in Spokane tickets $35-$65

4-29 “White Fang” are at Chop Suey 21+ tickets $8

4-29 SHOW OF THE MONTH “Pennywise” with opener “Teenage Bottlerockets” are at The Showbox At The Market tickets $31

 

 

Until next month….go to a show….you know you want to!

 

 

 

The Prophets Of Addiction-The Show

A little bit of glam, glam rock that is, came to Wenatchee last Saturday  at “Wally’s House Of Booze” in the form of “The Prophets Of Addiction”

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“The Prophets Of Addiction” are a four piece featuring Lesli Sanders on bass and lead vocals, Tim Diedrich on guitar and vocals, McKenna Gates on other guitar and vocals and Jimmy Mess on drums and vocals. The band, from Tacoma,  formed around 2010 and they have one cd to their credit “Babylon Boulevard”.

The bands 45 minute set consisted of the entire cd “Babylon Boulevard” along with a couple of other tunes. They start their set with the title tune “Babylon Boulevard”

 

 

Towards the end of the set they played “Post Cards” which just as they started Lesli broke a string, a bass string…awesome. Here he’s using his back up bass.

 

 

They ended the night with my favorite “Hang Me Up”.

 

 

If you missed the “The Prophets” this time around, they will be back at “Wally’s House Of Booze” on April 16 as Wenatchee is  the first stop of their 52 stop, 2 month nation wide tour.  Come get your glam on.