The East Coast chapter of Rebel Noise Group has booked a few Tri-State area gigs for November 2014. If you aren’t familiar with RNG, it is an All Star collective of professional Metal and Rock musicians lead by Doc Coyle whose current and former members include Tommy Vext (Divine Heresy, Snot), Kenneth Schalk (Candiria, Fuel), Kyle Konkiel, (Scar The Martyr, In This Moment), Ben Robbins (Gypsyhawk), Dave Mondragon (E-town Concrete, 40 Below Summer), Nick Serr (Lies Beneath, resoultion15), Moe Watson (Some Stranger, Deadwater Drowning), Mark Dollar (Lil Wayne), and Steve Perlmaster (Starkiller, Vext). Rebel Noise Group plays 90’s to modern Hard Rock and Metal, but this is not your average bar band. The performances are passionate and powerful, unlike any cover show you’ve seen.
Nov 21 – Queens, NY @ Blackthorn
Nov 22 – Clifton, NJ @ Dingbatz
Nov 26 – Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory
After a couple years of trading files, false starts, long drives to jam, hiccups, looking for band members, my rock project turned actual band, Vagus Nerve, has decided to make it’s first live appearance ever at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, NY this Saturday night, March 22nd.
This show is all due to the ever talented Ms. Meghann Wright and her birthday celebration. I would like to thank her personally for helping make this happen.
Vagus Nerve is: myself, Ravi Orr (Phyllotaxis) on vocals, Aden Oxenreider on bass guitar, Moe Watson (Aliens) on drum, and Mike Gowen (Mother) on 2nd guitar.
Vagus Nerve music sampler and show flyer after the jump!
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I will be filling in on bass guitar for Unearth bassist, John “Slo” Maggard, on their upcoming US tour as direct support to the legendary Sepultura on the “Tsunami of Metal Tour” also featuring Kataklysm, Dark Sermon with Scar The Martyr and Anciients featured on select dates.
I have to say it is a complete and total honor that the boys in Unearth have considered me for the position. Unearth and God Forbid came up together in the mid/late 90’s hardcore scene slogging it out in the same VFW halls, basements, and Rec centers. They are truly dear, old friends, and I can’t wait to spend a month together smelling their farts. I am especially psyched to hit the road since it’s been almost been a year since I’ve toured. Let’s see if my headbangin’ neck stick works. Tour dates after the jump.
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So back in May, my old buddy, Tommy Vext, asked me if I would do an acoustic set of cover songs for a performance at a benefit show for our mutual friend, Tim No 37, at Tammany Hall in NYC. I wanted a more full sound, so I asked God Forbid guitar player, Matt Wicklund, to play second guitar. Our other old pal, Acey Slade (Dope, Murderdolls, Joan Jett), came in to play bass on a couple songs. We weren’t very well rehearsed, but we had a really good time, and apparently the set went over well enough that the venue offered us a residency to do a rock/metal full cover set. We rallied the troops and have been hard at work to put the most badass show together.
It kicks off this Wednesday at Tammany Hall, and we look to play there every week. We’ve also enlisted my fellow School of Rock brethren and drummer, Moe Watson, as well as New York City rock royalty Ms. Jenn City (Kittie, Suicide City) as a second bassist. I’ve always wanted to do something like this. Jamming out some of your favorite songs with your friends is as good as it gets. It’s going to be rock, it’s going to be metal, but above all, Paradise City will be about having fun, so spread the word and come out to Tammany Hall on Wednesdays. We will also be looking to take the party on the road, so be on the look out.
Paradise Fucking City
You asked for God Forbid shows, you got em. After taking a brief break this year, the God Forbid fellas decided to book a couple local dates. We apologize to fans who don’t reside in the Northeast of the US. Hopefully we can venture out at a later time. Check the dates:
Aug 2nd – Wilmington, DE @ Mojo 13 (Rescheduled show) 21+
Aug 3rd – Trenton, NJ @ Club RHO (Ride for Dime Philly w/ Shadows Fall, Thy Will Be Done & more) 17+ Click here for advance tickets!
May 29th – New York, NY @Tammany Hall
I will be playing an Acoustic Set with my old friend Tommy Vext for another old friend Tim No 37’s Rock N Roll For A Cure event honoring Elizabeth “Mama 37” Martinez’s battle against T Cell Lymphoma.
Hosted by: Jennifer “Jenncity” Arroyo and Joshua Hawksley
Performances by: KILLCODE (acoustic performance)
The Von Frankensteins
No Change For Machines
Brand of Julez
When Winter Fell
Proceeds to be donated to
Elizabeth “Mama 37” Martinez
The American Cancer Society
The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
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