The Re-Volts

New Noise Magazine Presents

The Re-Volts

So What, The Hammerbombs

Thu · April 19, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$8.00 - $10.00

Tickets at the Door.

This event is 21 and over

The Re-Volts
The Re-Volts
The Re-Volts are an outsider rock'n'roll outfit out of San Francisco. Members of The Re-Volts have played in Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Swingin' Utters, One Man Army, Dead To Me, Filthy Thieving Bastards, The Sore Thumbs, The Hooks, Uke-Hunt, Primitive Hearts, So What and toyGuitar.
So What
So What
There weren't any groups playing the kind of music the lads in SO WHAT wanted to hear so they had to invent their own genre. They call their music "Hard 'Gum". As in, hard bubblegum. Basically, super catchy stick-in-your brain-for-days melodies like THE OHIO EXPRESS, CRAZY ELEPHANT, and JOEY LEVINE, but without the twee subject matter and much, much LOUDER. SO WHAT are an amalgam of the records they collect: JUNKSHOP GLAM/BUBBLEGUM/PROTO PUNK. They come on like the bastard sons of THE EQUALS, JOOK, and bubblegum/glam era GIORGIO MORODER with a dash of VANDA/YOUNG set of brass balls. Their sweet spot of reference is '68 to '74, before the dreaded disco plague forever ruined going the discothèque.

Lead vocals and lead guitar are by JASON DUNCAN. PAUL OXBORROW plays guitar and does backing vocals. Their second-to-none rhythm section is comprised of SEAN LENNON on bass guitar and JOHN TYREE on drums. They played their first show in December 2013. They recorded their debut single with CHARLIE KARR (Hot Lunch, Harold Ray Live In Concert) engineering. It was released in July 2014 on Grazer Records. Their second single "Why Can't I See You Tonight" was released in May 2016 on Just Add Water Records. Their debut LP "Hard Gum" co-released by Just Add Water Records and Surfin' Ki was released in December 2016. As of January 2017, So What lives out their dreams and tours with the one and only DERV GORDON of THE EQUALS. So What are released their new single "Deep Freeze" to coincide with their first ever European/UK tour in Oct/Nov 2018.
The Hammerbombs
The Hammerbombs
Less than inspiring tunes about broken hearts and downing sudsy cold ones. File under "punk".
Venue Information:
Ivy Room
860 San Pablo Ave
Albany, CA, 94706
http://www.ivyroom.com/