Black Iris Blackout BBQ, Reverend Horton Heat, Big Sandy, KOFFIN KATS, Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones, The Devil's Cut

Sat Jun 16 2018

6:00 PM Doors

Magic Stick

4120 Woodward Ave. Detroit, MI 48201

$22 Adv./ $25 Day of

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Free BBQ at 6pm while supplies last
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Black Iris Presents
Black Iris Blackout BBQ, Reverend Horton Heat, Big Sandy, KOFFIN KATS, Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones, The Devil's Cut

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  • Black Iris Blackout BBQ

    Black Iris Blackout BBQ

    Heavy Metal

  • Reverend Horton Heat

    Reverend Horton Heat

    Rockabilly

    ROCK HARD, DRIVE FAST, AND LIVE TRUE.

    Loaded guns, space heaters, and big skies. Welcome to the lethal littered landscape of Jim Heath’s imagination. True to his high evan­gelical calling, Jim is a Revelator, both revealing & reinterpreting the country-blues-rock roots of Ameri­can music. He’s a time-travelling space-cowboy on a endless inter­stellar musical tour, and we are all the richer & “psychobillier” for get­ting to tag along.

    Seeing REVEREND HORTON HEAT live is a transformative ex­perience. Flames come off the gui­tars. Heat singes your skin. There’s nothing like the primal tribal rock & roll transfiguration of a Rever­end Horton Heat show. Jim be­comes a slicked-back 1950′s rock & roll shaman channeling Screamin’ Jay Hawkins through Buddy Holly, while Jimbo incinerates the Stand-Up Bass. And then there are the “Heatettes”. Those foxy rockabilly chicks dressed in poodle-skirts and cowboy boots slamming the night away. It’s like being magically transported into a Teen Exploita­tion picture from the 1950′s that’s currently taking place in the future.

    Listening to the REVEREND HOR­TON HEAT is tantamount to injecting pure musical nitrous into the hot-rod engine of your heart. The Reverend’s commandants are simple.

    And no band on this, or any other, planet rocks harder, drives faster, or lives truer than the Reverend Horton Heat. These “itinerant preachers” actually practice what they preach. They live their lives by the Gospel of Rock & Roll.

    From the High-Octane Spaghet­ti-Western Wall of Sound in “Big Sky” — to the dark driving frenetic paranoia of “400 Bucks” – to the brain-melting Western Psyche­delic Garage purity of “Psychobilly Freakout” — The Rev’s music is the perfect soundtrack to the Drive-In Movie of your life.

    Jim Heath & Jimbo Wallace have chewed up more road than the Google Maps drivers. For twenty-five Psychobilly years, they have blazed an indelible, unforgettable, and meteoric trail across the globe with their unique blend of musical virtuosity, legendary showman­ship, and mythic imagery.

    “Okay it’s time for me to put this loaded gun down, jump in my Five-Oh Ford, and nurture my pig on the outskirts of Houston. I’ll be bring­ing my love whip. See y’all later.” - Carty Talkington Writer/Director

    Rev your engines and catch the ser­mon on the road as it’s preached by everybody’s favorite Reverend. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for the 11th studio album from REV­EREND HORTON HEAT, boldly ti­tled Rev, due out January 21st.

     

     

  • Big Sandy

    Big Sandy

    Jazz

    Twenty-five years, fourteen albums & hundreds of thousands of miles. What a dream it's been!
    When I first got together for a garage rehearsal with a group of musician friends in the spring of 1988 in Anaheim, California, I never imagined that I would someday be celebrating the silver anniversary of the rocking little band that formed that afternoon.

    Putting together the new all-acoustic record for Cow Island Music has brought back a flood of memories; we went through our entire catalogue of LP's, picked out some of our favorite original numbers, and gave them fresh new arrangements, rhythms, and instrumentation. In many ways , it was our way of looking back at everything that has led us to where we are now, while looking forward towards new musical horizons. Happy 25th Anniversary, Fly-Rite Boys! Here's to 25 more!

  • KOFFIN KATS

    KOFFIN KATS

    Rockabilly

    The groundwork

    for what has become the relentlessly touring sonic assault known as The Koffin Kats was laid near Detroit, Michigan when Vic Victor (Lead Vocalist, Upright Bass) joined forces with long-time friend Tommy Koffin (Guitar). After adding Damian Detroit (Drums), the band kicked off in June 2003, stopping for nothing. Now, with over 12 years of touring internationally, over two thousand live shows, and a few lineup changes. The touring trio’s current home is out on the open road.

    The Koffin Kats began by putting together songs with such subjects as dealing with the horrors of the real world, as well as Science Fiction. The band started in small local bars playing for beer, hoping for gas money, and eventually made their way out of the Midwest. The next couple of years contained positives; including numerous North American tours, and negatives concerning changes at the drumming position with Damian being replaced by Katch Katcher. During this time they released their first three albums: Koffin Kats (2003), Inhumane (2005), and Straying From The Pack (2006). All on Hairball 8 Records.

    The three album releases and their supporting tours gained attention for The Koffin Kats and helped get the band noticed in the wide world of punk and psychobilly.

    Eric “E-Ball” Walls was the bands first drummer before being replaced by Damian in the bands beginning months. In 2007 Vic and Tommy re-connected with E-Ball to record the band’s fourth studio album, Drunk In The Daylight (2008), and catalyzed what the band is now known for: love for their fans and the road, and playing everywhere for everyone willing to watch and listen.

    In the years following the release of Drunk In The Daylight, The Koffin Kats have established their name performing in Europe, and have also been included on tours with some of the tops acts in psychobilly, including, but not limited to, The Rev. Horton Heat, Mad Sin, Nekromantix, and The Meteors. In 2009 the trio released their fifth studio album, Forever For Hire, and Tommy departed KK at the year’s end. Shortly thereafter, “EZ” Ian Jarrell took over the guitarist position and joined the band on tour. While on the road they worked on the material that would become featured on their split album with fellow psychobilly act 12 Step Rebels, From Our Hands To Yours (2011).

    The Koffin Kats signed with Sailor’s Grave Records in late 2011, and released Our Way & The Highway in January 2012. The trio supported their sixth studio album’s release with non-stop international touring, finally ending in summer of 2013. In autumn of the same year, they released another full-length album with Sailor’s Grave Records, Born Of The Motor.

    Early 2014 brought another change to The Koffin Kats’ member roster. Ian had left the band to handle personal business at home in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Not wanting to bring someone too far removed from The Koffin Kats family into the fold, Vic and E-Ball enlisted John Kay (Guitar). John was the engineer on numerous recording sessions for the group, and producer of both Drunk In The Daylight and Born Of The Motor.

    New Years day 2016 marked the departure of John Kay. John has since gone on to pursue a career with his own music, as well as sound engineering.

    Tommy Koffin has returned from musical hiatus and is now back playing guitar. KK released a track with Tommy called “Cold Blood, Dead Eyes.” The Koffin Kats will be touring the US and Europe in 2016 and have plans to record a new album.

  • Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones

    Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones

    Rockabilly

  • The Devil's Cut

    The Devil's Cut

    Rock & Roll

    THE DEVIL’S CUT is an American Rock ’n’ Roll band from Lansing, MI formed in 2010. While refining its sound over time and enduring member changes along the way, TDC hooked up with its current family East Grand Record Company in 2013. The current lineup includes Joe Fox (guitar/vox), Derek Vaive (drums), Corey Staley (guitar/vox), Zach Kalisek (guitar), Pat Hogan (bass) and Matt Waterman (keys). Throughout the years as road dogs, playing countless shows in dirty dives across the country, TDC has established themselves as a group that is not afraid to sacrifice for what they were born to do. With their third release on East Grand Record Co., “People Let You Down (Fall 2017),” The Devil’s Cut hopes to bring rock ’n’ roll back to the motherland. That place where being alive meant you were most in danger, expressed through pathos and rebellion. The sound of TDC is a testament to the daily struggles each of us face, with a sentiment that sticking together as a family is the only way out. Having nothing left to lose The Devils Cut is gearing up to hit the road harder than ever in 2017, with American and international dates ahead, hoping to revive an American past-time that was born from blood and beyond.  

Black Iris Presents

Black Iris Blackout BBQ, Reverend Horton Heat, Big Sandy, KOFFIN KATS, Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones, The Devil's Cut

Sat Jun 16 2018 6:00 PM Doors

Magic Stick Detroit MI
Black Iris Blackout BBQ, Reverend Horton Heat, Big Sandy, KOFFIN KATS, Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones, The Devil's Cut
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$22 Adv./ $25 Day of All Ages

Free BBQ at 6pm while supplies last
Music at 7pm