Horrorpops with special guests at Brick by Brick

Fri Jan 31 2020

8:00 PM Doors

Brick By Brick

1130 Buenos Ave San Diego, CA 92110

$28 adv & $32 day of

Ages 21+

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  • The Horrorpops

    The Horrorpops

    Rockabilly

    From virtual unknowns to stars of the Warped Tour and stadiums across Europe, HorrorPops have thrived on the strength of great songwriting, remarkable intuition, a jaw-dropping live experience and a willingness to explore an array of styles. Be it new wave, punk, surf, ska, rockabilly, metal or goth, the trio's self-produced, film-centric third Hellcat album, Kiss Kiss Kill Kill, embraces all of the aforementioned rock & roll subgenres with admirable aplomb.

    Crafting a thrill ride of an album is no easy feat, but Patricia Day (lead vocals/upright bass), Nekroman (lead guitar/vocals) and Niedermeier (drums/vocals) have done so by adhering to instinct. By staying true to their original and diverse musical vision, HorrorPops have flourished, building a tremendously loyal and ever-growing following in the process.

    From the charged anthem, "Missfit" - replete with an amusing nod to Madness' "Our House" that takes the song to unexpected heights - to the adventurously dark title track, Kiss Kiss Kill Kill is both captivating and inspiring. The album's namesake, which elicits memories of The Cure, Siouxsie & the Banshees and - thanks to its deep, sinister harmonies - Sisters of Mercy, is at once an ingenious new tune and an ardent tribute to past icons.

    While the Denmark-reared, L.A. based HorrorPops' expertly crafted new disc marks a return to the new wave leanings abundant on its widely-cherished 2004 Hell Yeah debut, Kiss Kiss Kill Kill is also a bold song-cycle that balances circle-pit punk and Hot 100 pop with exhilarating results.

    "We started HorrorPops so that we could play all styles of music," Patricia explains. But after its 2005 rock-based sophomore breakthrough Bring It On!, Day admits, "We really wanted to get back to the classic new wave feel that we love. And I think our excitement about these songs has made a hell of difference."

    Kiss Kiss Kill Kill finds HorrorPops reverting back to a trio for album number three. Despite the lineup shift, the disc exudes a new level of confidence. It's a point affirmed in the prowess of the ferocious surf instrumental, "Horrorbeach Part II," the shimmering, hook injected "Everything's Everything" and the fiery, old school "Boot To Boot."

    Based on the recent riots in their home city of Copenhagen, the latter is the only song that doesn't fall into the album's film theme. Chronicling HorrorPops rage over the dismantling and ultimate destruction of Youth House - which doubled as one of Copenhagen's finest rock venues and the last place for punks and street kids in Denmark to call home - Patricia says, "Twenty five years after they enacted the program, there was a change of government that decided that everything weird had to go. So they sold the house to a Christian community who tore it down. Copenhagen has been on fire. And "Boot To Boot" is dedicated to our displaced friends."

    A complete about face from the seriousness of "Boot" comes in the form of "Disco", which is arguably the most amusing moment on Kiss Kiss Kill Kill. A fun, percussion-driven number with the kind of rattling rim-shots not heard since Kings of the Wild Frontier, this rollicking and infectious winner of a tune was not initially based on Bret Michaels asinine VH1 reality series, Rock of Love. However, "It fits so perfectly with that show, that it wound up being movie/television related anyway," Patricia laughs.

    Equally stellar is the captivating disc-opener, "Thelma & Louise," which gives Kiss Kiss Kill Kill its levitation with an escapist view. And with its perfect flow - all the way through to its explosive, too-good-to-be-missed parting shot "Private Hall of Shame" - it would be easy to assume that a lot of time and energy went into the sequencing of the songs for HorrorPops third disc.

    Of course you know what happens when you assume! "We barely thought about it," Patricia snickers. "The sequencing just sort of offered itself. Anyone looking at the cover will know the album is mostly about movies - old movies and new movies or music for a movie. In fact the song "Hitchcock Starlet" was written to fit almost any Hitchcock movie. It has that kind of vibe."

    But getting back to the aforementioned song that takes its name from that 1991 Susan Sarandon-Geena Davis film where housewives turn hellions, Patricia says, "I think a lot of people have that feeling, where they just want to leave everything behind, feel freedom and get the fuck away."

    But she adds, "Luckily, we've all been able - from touring - to make a little more money recently. So we are able to live on a little more than just toilet paper and spaghetti. We've all bought some vintage cars and every once in a while we just get in them and go."

    In fact, its easy to imagine sitting in the passenger side of Nekroman's 1924 Ford-turned-"coffin on wheels" cruising the sticky asphalt of Los Angeles with the accompaniment of Kiss Kiss Kill Kill blasting skyward. Of course, Day's '51 MG convertible - which she proudly notes gets an epic 46 miles a gallon - would be a similarly solid choice. With fuel economy like that, to quote Patricia, "a hybrid can go fuck itself."

    Speaking of hybrids, when the members of HorrorPops hit the road, they still continue to morph from a trio to a quintet. In case you've been under a rock, the band's infamous live spectacle boasts two voluptuous go-go dancers. And Rita-tah and Tweek are new for 2008.

    "There is a big difference between the live act and the band," Patricia notes. "So as much time and energy as we put into creating the songs, we also care a lot about the live performance. It's really important for us to put on a show. We take pride in bringing some kind of spectacle to the stage."

    Which explains why, with its heralded live shows and rollicking discography, HorrorPops have successfully earned the adulation of kids throughout the globe and inspired a number of women to front bands. "It's fucking awesome," Day says of the group's following. "But at the same time it's weird."

    "As far as bands go, the more women in the music business the better," she continues. "When I started, there were no females, and the other sex didn't want to play with me. We're still at the point where every female vocalist has to be compared to Madonna or Gwen Stefani, simply because they are the only females on the rock charts. So I still feel like there's a lot to prove, and I'm hoping on getting that changed around. Having it so someday gender isn't that important in rock & roll is something that's very important to me."

    On the heels of recent tours with Danzig and Dropkick Murphys, not to mention its Warped triumphs and a full-on stadium tour through Europe with the Offspring on its resume, HorrorPops have proved they can fit in with any number of rock varieties. In respect to their latest album and their history as a band, Patricia acknowledges, "It feels like we've accomplished what we set out to do, which is crush genres."

    While the core of HorrorPops has remained unchanged and its focus unclouded since it was founded more than a decade ago in Copenhagen, its relocation to L.A. three years ago was the impetus for all that has followed. Looking back, Patricia remarks, "It's amazing that we've gone from not having a contract to touring stadiums and having a real steady and growing fanbase in just a couple of years. The fact that we've got a loyal following, even though we never asked for it or expected it, it's really been cool."

    And what about the many kids who are so loyal that they've gone ahead and tattooed "HorrorPops" on their bodies?

    "That scares the shit out of me." Day concludes." How do you live up to that? That's on their skin forever. I hope we never disappoint them."
  • The Quakes

    The Quakes

    Pop

    The Quakes started in the fall of 1986 in Buffalo, New York. The original members were Paul Roman on guitar and vocals, Dave “the ace” Hoy on drums and Rob Peltier on upright bass.

    In the beginning The Quakes were playing neo rockabilly in the vein of
    The Stray Cats,Rockats and Polecats. Out of frustration with a lack of response locally,The Quakes started to play a lot faster and more aggressive adding punk elements to their music. The look went from pegged pants and bowling shirts to ripped jeans and combat boots.
    From that point on the band would be know as a psychobilly band.

    In the fall of 1987, The Quakes sold all their possessions and moved to London England. London was ground zero for the psychobilly scene at that time.The band landed a spot on a psychobilly festival in Weize, Belgium.
    Upon returning to England, the band was stopped at customs and they were deported because they didn’t have work permits.

    The Quakes went on to do tour of Belgium and Germany supporting the Coffin Nails in early 1988.It was during this time that The Quakes were signed by Nervous records in London to record a full length album.

    The band was living in London when their first self titled album was recorded.
    It was released in June of 1988. The album was very raw and had a style all its own. Popular songs from this album included “Pack our bags and go” and “Psychobilly Jekyll & Mr. Hyde”.During the summer of 1988, The Quakes played around London at places like Dingwalls and the Klubfoot.
    Upon his return to Buffalo,Dave “the ace”Hoy was killed when he was struck by a
    car crossing a highway. His death occurred a week before his 18th birthday.

    In the fall of 1989 the Quakes reformed with Chris Van Cleve on drums. Van Cleve had been a member on and off and was a part of Roman and Hoy's previous bands.

    The Quakes were invited to play at the first and second Big Rumble festivals in England and did some small tours in Europe before recording another album for Nervous records.”Voice of America” was released in June of 1990.

    The Quakes second album was a departure from the hard psychobilly of the first record. On Voice of America, The Quakes blurred the line between psychobilly and rockabilly. Brian Doran had joined as the bands drummer during this time.Popular songs from this album include “Puttin' out the flame” “Stick to your guns” and a cover of The Rolling Stones “Paint it Black”.

    In 1991, Chris Van Cleve returned to play the drums.
    More festivals and tours in Europe followed including a full tour of Japan.
    Planet records in Japan recorded the Tokyo performance and released a live Cd from the show. A representative from Sony/Japan was in the audience and offered The Quakes a recording deal with Sony.

    “New Generation” was recorded in 1992 and released in the spring of 1993 for Sony/Japan. The Quakes then did a 13 show tour of Japan. New Generation again took The Quakes in a new direction. This time the band fused rockabilly with new wave attempting to cross over into a broader market with more melodic songs and a polished production.The album sold well in Japan.

    In 1995 ,The Quakes recorded their fourth studio album “Quiff Rock”.The band returned to their roots and stripped down the production.In a strange twist, the one song that had a bit of production “Thrills and sensations” , seemed to be a fan favorite from the album.TheQuakes continued to play festivals in Europe during this time.

    Over the next few years the scene seemed to be dying. The Quakes would continue to play a couple big festivals in Europe each year but not much else.

    In 2000 There was finally some interest in psychobilly brewing in the United States. The Quakes played at the American Rumble in New Jersey on Halloween weekend.

    In January 2001 they started work on a new album.
    “Last of the human beings” was released in October of 2001 on Paul Roman’s new label Orrexx records. This album was a mixture of old Quakes style and some new twists and turns. The album featured popular songs such as “Revenge is mine” and a cover of Echo and the Bunnymen’s “Killing moon”.

    In 2002,The Quakes played more festivals in Germany. In May of 2003, they headlined the American Nightmare festival in Pomona ,CA. In July 2003 they played at the Calella festival in Spain and then did tour of Finland.

    In February 2004, Paul Roman moved to Finland and put a new band together called The Paul Roman 3.The band was doing mostly Quakes songs from all albums and a few new ones in the same style.
    In the summer of 2004, The Paul Roman 3 did a total of 25 shows in Finland,Russia, Spain, Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
    In October 2004, The Quakes headlined the Wreckers Ball 2 in Hollywood,CA.

    In January 2005, The Paul Roman 3 played two shows in the Ukraine.
    In June,The Quakes did a small southwest tour of the United States.
    In December 2005, The Quakes 6th studio album “Psyops” was released.The album proved to be a hit with fans combining new wave with psychobilly. Several popular songs came off this album including “USA Psychos”, “I Miss You” and a cover of Real Life’s “Send me an Angel”.

    2006 was a big year for The Quakes. It has been 20 years since the band started. A 34 show US tour followed. The Quakes then did 23 shows in Europe in October.

    In 2007 The Quakes re released the album Quiff Rock which was originally on Tombdisc records. The new release on Orrexx records had 8 extra songs and extended liner notes.
    Kenny Hill was added to the line up on slap bass .The band did a short southwest tour of the USA. In October of 07, The Quakes returned to Europe for a month long 28 show tour .

    2008 started with the addition of Juan Carlos on drums from Phoenix AZ. The Quakes played a few shows in Arizona before headlining the Psychomania festival in Potsdam Germany.In June, The Quakes played a sold out show at Safari Sams in Hollywood CA.

    In 2009,The Quakes embarked on a 20 show west coast tour staring with a sold out show in Hollywood at The Fonda theater. The tour was to promote the new album "Negative charge."The album was the bands seventh studio album and was released on Orrexx records. The band traveled to Germany over Easter weekend to play at the Satanic Stomp festival. This is the 22nd edition of the long running psychobilly festival. The Quakes hit the east coast on a 14 show show tour in May.In September, The Quakes headlined the Hollywood Showdown festival.

    In 2010, The Quakes headlined the Psychobilly Meeting, a long running festival in Spain and also headlined the Rock n Roll Jamboree in Finland. In July,The Quakes made their first trip to Brazil. They were featured on a national television show as well as a radio interview and an article in Rolling Stone magazine/Brazil.
    In September, the band headlined the Bedlam Breakout festival in the UK.
    In October, The Quakes did a series of warm up shows around Arizona before heading to Europe for a 10 country, 21 show tour to promote the vinyl release of Negative Charge.
  • Franks & Deans

    Franks & Deans

    Rockabilly

    Worlds first "Rock N Roll Rat Pack band Tributing Sinatra and his boys of the "Rat Pack"
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Horrorpops with special guests at Brick by Brick

Fri Jan 31 2020 8:00 PM Doors

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Horrorpops with special guests at Brick by Brick
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$28 adv & $32 day of Ages 21+

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