The Velostacks (Houston, TX)
Motorcycles. Leather. Rock n’ Roll. Vive La Velostacks!!! Although originally starting in 2013, it was 2014 that saw The Velostacks transition from a nearly dead idea to a one of Houston’s hardest working rock n’ roll bands. Following a chance meeting at a motorcycle rally, Curtis W. DeGidio (Chrome Kickers, Chelsea Hotel, The Guillotines) and Donnie Stokes (UGH, Satanic Overlords of Rock n’ Roll) quickly went to work. Houston music scene legend, J.R. Delgado (Sugarshack, Humungos, Screech of Death) was brought aboard on bass guitar, with Arthur Hayes (The Next) jumping in on drums and Richard Crishock (Mister Pink, Texas Mod Crushers, Johnny Rioux and the Seven One Three) rounding out on lead guitar. After playing a fury of shows around Houston and Austin, Dave Ng (Latchkey Kids) was brought aboard to take over drums. Playing many gigs and constantly writing, The Velostacks recorded the “I Live and Die for Rock n’ Roll”, b/w “FU and Your Cocaine & “Brain Dead Cagers” single. As the undisputed kings of motorcycle leather rock n’ roll, The Velostacks, with help of their dedicated fan base ,The Sleazestack Militia, declared their intent of raising Hell and taking names. Late 2015 saw more personnel changes as Curtis moved from rhythm guitar to guitar and lead vocals. Bass duties were picked up by Houston’s rock n’ roll legend Christian “The GFN” Best (The Down and Dirties, Hell City Kings, Whiskey River Revival) and drums passed to Nate Bandor (The Grizzly Band). With this lineup, The Velostacks will be entering the studio in December 2015 to record their first LP “Black Magic & Motor Oil” due out in early 2017.
Texas Mod Crushers (Houston, TX)
Classic American punk rock band whose love of British Motorcycles and Texas Blues clash onstage like Rockers & Mods, Brighton, 1964.
Revels (Houston, TX)
“Born out of the second wave of Houston’s punk scene, each member of Revels has spent the better part of the last 15 years paying their dues in various bands- because living in Hustletown teaches you that there’s no such thing as an overnight success. Seperately cutting their teeth in bands like Upsidedown Kellys, Talk Means Trouble, The Kubricks, No Inbetween, Pathetic Subsistance, and The Slowdown, these guys have come together ready to forge ahead with a classic, straightforward sound that doesn’t mess around. Their debut at SXSW was significant not only because it was their first live show as Revels but they represented their Bayou City home with a powerful performance filled with a pure, unadulterated punk that Austin won’t soon forget. Keep your eyes open for any opportunity to catch them live- you’ll be reminded of what old school punk should be.” – Alexis Kidd
GFN’s Acoustic Sins (Houston, TX)
Originally debuting under the name “Whiskey River Revival” in 2006, Christian (The GFN) Best wanted to delve back into his country roots of New Caney, Texas. Armed with a handful of tales from his younger years and a guitar, he proceeded to “Preach The Gospel” of work, women and whiskey. After 3 years of performances and line-up changes, sharing bills with the likes of Reverend Horton Heat, Asleep At The Wheel, Cross Canadian Ragweed, David Allen Coe, and ZZ Top, the band took an indefinite hiatus. Now, in 2017, he is back, with some new tales to tell… Still waging war on his liver.
Houston Food Bank Benefit
The Velostacks, Texas Mod Crushers, Revels, and GFN’s Acoustic Sins
Chaotic Sunflower ( https://www.etsy.com/shop/thechaoticsunflower ) will be there selling jewelry with 50% of the proceeds also going to Houston Food Bank.
doors 2pm, show at 3pm