Die Fast (Los Angeles, CA)
In late 2000, frontman Tod Jünker drove a black Dodge van from Houston to LA, leaving behind legendary Texas hardcore rockers Spunk (with whom he’d opened for the likes of White Zombie and L7) to found Die Fast.
With the first incarnation of Die Fast, Tod took his DIY attitude and aggressive approach into the studio and recorded Live Ammunition. As good as the album turned out, it lacked the grit and grime that Tod craved. Die Fast disbanded, and Tod recruited a fresh garrison of cannon fodder.
Now a bunch of Texas have come to fill the shoes of the fallen and show the world they have a good / bad thing coming .
The new, filthier, more flavorful incarnation of Die Fast has been working with famous band-ruining Hollywood producer Mudrock on an album-length blitz scheduled for release in April….of what year we do not know, tentatively titled Star Spangled War. Creek,Creak or Chair Faces Door.
No matter when it comes out it will be Louder,Faster and Harder. It will machine guns and blown engines, dive bombers and a nuclear war..
Bayou Vimana (Houston, TX)
Without compromise, Bayou Vimana’s signature combination of wailing dual guitars by Chris Chow(WD-40oz, Twenty-Three, Donkey Punch) and Arnett “Pnut” Vaughn(End Result, Small Craft Advisory, Donkey Punch, Transmaniacon MC) layered over the substratal backbone delivered by bassist Kelsey Heath(Childman, The Drunks, Dead Mineral) and drummer James Vidler(Vice Grip, Gerth, Unhinged, Incisor) forges a thunderous distorted melody for vocalist Bryan “Ghetto” Smith(Donkey Punch, Twenty-Three, WD-40oz) to revel the band’s past with stories of bars, booze, fast women, and the pursuit of good times. Playing in, out, around, and sometimes underneath each other in the vibrant downtown Houston music scene from the early ’90s to the present, Bayou Vimana’s members developed close friendships with each other early on while cutting their teeth in different projects at legendary local venues including Emo’s Houston, The Vatican/The Abyss, Goat’s Head Soup, Instant Karma, Blue Iguana, Fitzgerald’s, Mary Jane’s, and The Engine Room. After the highly successful release of their debut 6 song “Origin Sound-Southwing Audio Masters EP” in 2017, Bayou Vimana is set to expand and deliver it’s live show throughout the Southeastern United States and will enter Southwing Audio early Summer 2018 to begin work on their first full-length release.
“Bayou Vimana nicely bridges early 80s sleazy rock and roll with a contemporary attitude. Their music is chock-full of catchy hooks and danceable melodies. It is impossible to not have a great time at their gigs” – Jeff Reno(singer for Khobretti, owner of Feral Noise)
“Houston is the quintessential melting pot, and Bayou Vimana is the quintessential melting pot band.” – Dave Ellington (Guitarist for Bowel, manager at Boondocks)
“As a record label owner, you have to be open to all music. Bayou Vimana brings that old school garage rock sound back into the fold of an over flooding of bands chasing the same sound. With the feel of old AC/DC & Guns N’ Roses to Fu Manchu, you can’t go wrong. If you are a fan of old school rock & roll that grabs your soul, give em a listen.” Big Bald Brian (owner Ossuary Industries)
Smashed Idols (Houston, TX)
The Smashed Idols hail from Houston, Texas where we rip up the scene with hooky guitar, bass, and drumz. We like to mix it up with hot space sauce and alien lyrics. The jam Bring The Invasion was influenced by Stephen Hawking’s warning that we need to colonize other planets before we get visited by our nasty neighbors.
Friday 30 November 2018
Die Fast, Bayou Vimana, Smashed Idols
Doors 8pm, Music 9pm