Fri Mar 30 2018

8:00 PM (Doors 6:00 PM)

The Coach House

33157 Camino Capistrano, Suite C San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

All Ages

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The Tubes, a San Francisco-based rock band, whose 1975 debut album included the hit single, "White Punks on Dope" are set to play The Coach House. The Tubes are well known for being an amazing live show. During their first fifteen years or so, the band's live performances combined politics with wild satires of media, and consumerism. The Tubes started as a collection of high school friends from Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona. Two Phoenix bands, the Beans and The Red, White and Blues Band, both relocated to San Francisco in 1969 and eventually merged. Showbiz excess was a common theme of the band's early work, with Waybill sometimes assuming the onstage persona of "Quay Lewd" (a pun on Quaalude), a drunk, drugged out, barely coherent lead singer, decked out with flashing glasses and impossibly tall platform shoes. The Tubes' first, self titled album was produced by Al Kooper. The track "White Punks on Dope" was an absurd anthem of wretched excess and a tribute to their rich, white teenage fan base in San Francisco, it was later covered by Mötley Crüe. The Tubes' live shows in the late 1970s and early 1980s were rife with allusions to mainstream film music , contemporary pop culture, and literature, presaging the subcultural reverence and over-the-top theatricality of later groups like The World/Inferno Friendship Society. These shows were expensive to produce, however, and while they earned the band a reputation for being one of the most entertaining live acts of all time, by the early 1980s, they found themselves short of money. They did however eventually sign to Capital Records scaling back the live shows and redesigning itself as a strait laced rock band, teaming with producer David Foster. Either way, the Tubes are an amazing act to see live, ask any punk rocker and they will categorize The Tubes as “classic punk rock” and “a show not to miss”.

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    From humble beginnings in Phoenix, Arizona to the streets of San Francisco THE TUBES were catapulted into Rock and Roll’s limelight in the mid 1970’s and made there most memorable mark on Rock history throughout the ‘70’s and ‘80’s with such classic rock staples as White Punks On Dope, What Do You Want From Life, Mondo Bondage, Don’t Touch Me There, Sushi Girl, Talk To Ya Later and their Number 1 Billboard hit She’s A Beauty. No matter how memorable THE TUBES recordings were, the lifeline of the band has always been their live performance. From the exuberant and imaginative to the outrageous, THE TUBES continue to perform for hordes of fans throughout the world. The current line up of THE TUBES (still retaining four original members) consists of the enigmatic and unforgettable vocalist Fee Waybill, the elusive guitarist Roger Steen, the solid bass playing of Rick Anderson, the legendary Prairie Prince on drums, and keyboardist David Medd. THE TUBES didn't invent the idea of rock & roll as theater, but they have certainly thrived on the concept. Few bands have had a more entertaining and over the top live show than THE TUBES. Their influence can be seen in many of the visually oriented groups of today such as The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Marilyn Manson and others. Though they may have been ahead of their time in the eighties, they haven’t lost a step and continue to reinvent themselves. In a world where visual stimulation is king, THE TUBES are right at home and masters of their domain. They’ve been recognized not only as a great band to watch, but a great band period! They continue to write clever, provocative material as heard on their most recent critically acclaimed release Genius Of America and continue to add to their body of work with DVD/Video releases from their live shows including The Tubes World Tour and the 2005 release Wild In London. THE TUBES have just celebrated 40 years in the business and released a live DVD/CD package from a show in Bremen Germany in the early 80’s. They are about to begin a massive European tour followed by dates in the US in 2017. Though their roots are steeped in the classic rock they’ve created, THE TUBES continue to innovate, evolve and ignite, no matter where they go.

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The Tubes

Fri Mar 30 2018 8:00 PM

(Doors 6:00 PM)

The Coach House San Juan Capistrano CA
The Tubes
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The Tubes, a San Francisco-based rock band, whose 1975 debut album included the hit single, "White Punks on Dope" are set to play The Coach House. The Tubes are well known for being an amazing live show. During their first fifteen years or so, the band's live performances combined politics with wild satires of media, and consumerism. The Tubes started as a collection of high school friends from Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona. Two Phoenix bands, the Beans and The Red, White and Blues Band, both relocated to San Francisco in 1969 and eventually merged. Showbiz excess was a common theme of the band's early work, with Waybill sometimes assuming the onstage persona of "Quay Lewd" (a pun on Quaalude), a drunk, drugged out, barely coherent lead singer, decked out with flashing glasses and impossibly tall platform shoes. The Tubes' first, self titled album was produced by Al Kooper. The track "White Punks on Dope" was an absurd anthem of wretched excess and a tribute to their rich, white teenage fan base in San Francisco, it was later covered by Mötley Crüe. The Tubes' live shows in the late 1970s and early 1980s were rife with allusions to mainstream film music , contemporary pop culture, and literature, presaging the subcultural reverence and over-the-top theatricality of later groups like The World/Inferno Friendship Society. These shows were expensive to produce, however, and while they earned the band a reputation for being one of the most entertaining live acts of all time, by the early 1980s, they found themselves short of money. They did however eventually sign to Capital Records scaling back the live shows and redesigning itself as a strait laced rock band, teaming with producer David Foster. Either way, the Tubes are an amazing act to see live, ask any punk rocker and they will categorize The Tubes as “classic punk rock” and “a show not to miss”.