Richie Ramone - "I Fix This"

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Richie Ramone - "I Fix This"

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Artist Bio:

Richie Ramone is the fastest, most powerful drummer who ever played with the legendary punk rock band the Ramones. He joined the Ramones in 1983 and first appeared with the band on their Subterranean Jungle tour.

Richie performed in over 500 shows around the world with the Ramones and wrote several critically-acclaimed and fan-favorite songs for the albums Animal Boy, Too Tough to Die and Halfway to Sanity. Punk rock icon, Joey Ramone, remarked that “[Richie] saved the band as far as I’m concerned. He’s the greatest thing to happen to the Ramones. He put the spirit back in the band.”

Richie is notable as the only Ramones drummer to sing lead vocals on Ramones songs, "(You) Can’t Say Anything Nice” as well as the unreleased “Elevator Operator.” Richie was also the only drummer to be the sole composer of Ramones songs including their hit “Somebody Put Something in My Drink” which remained a staple in the Ramones set list until their last show in 1996 and continues to be covered by new generations of bands worldwide. “Somebody Put Something in My Drink” was included on “Ramones Mania,” the first Ramones album to go gold as well as “Loud, Fast Ramones: Their Toughest Hits,” an album comprised of songs hand picked by Johnny Ramone as the Ramones’ best works. Richie also wrote "I'm Not Jesus," "Can't Say Anything Nice," "I Know Better Now," "Humankind" and "Smash You" which became the title track for one of the Ramones' most successful re-releases, Smash You: Live '85. Richie's "I'm Not Jesus" took the Ramones in a heavier direction and has become a frequent cover tune for innumerable heavy metal bands. Richie’s songwriting contributions were supported by Joey Ramone: “I encouraged Richie to write songs . . . we never let anybody else write our songs.”

In 2007, Richie Ramone introduced his virtuosic drumming to the symphonic world with his “Suite for Drums and Orchestra” based on Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story. He debuted his arrangement with the Pasadena Pops Orchestra as the featured drum soloist and was an immediate hit with critics and patrons there and in other cities. He is currently working on another innovative “Suite for Drums and Orchestra” comprised of classic James Bond movie songs.

In 2011, the Recording Academy gave the Ramones a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in Los Angeles, where all three of the band's drummers (Tommy, Marky and Richie Ramone) stood beneath the same roof for the first time ever. In 2012, Richie was the only surviving Ramone featured on the second Joey Ramone solo album, “Ya Know?” On October 8, 2013, Richie released his first solo album, "Entitled," which features new songs written by Richie as well as new recordings of songs he wrote for the Ramones. Billboard notes, "Richie's 12 freshest cuts aim to please fans of both rock and metal with its blend of power chord-chugging simplicity and guitar hero virtuosity."

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World War IX - "King Of The King Of Beers"

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Trash Punk. Get Drunk. Do you suffer from TMF, Too Much Fun? Rest assured Brooklyn's World War IX understands your plight, and feels your pain! Their songs are hook riddled cautionary tales that get your fists pounding and your heart pumping. "Why did I drink so many beers?" "What possessed me to pop that pill?" Quality questions for sure, but really the only thing you're going to want to know is what's their next tune going to be, and when are they going on?! !

And keep an eye out for World War IX next week when they hit the road for their Spring 2016 Tour!
27th Virginia Beach, VA ( @ Hookup )
28th Atlanta, GA ( @ WonderRoot )
29th Charlotte, NC (Dirty South Fest @ Milestone)
30th Asheville, NC ( @ Odditorium )
31st Johnson City, TN (@ The Hideaway )
1st Cincinnati, OH ( @ Rakes End )
2nd Cleveland, OH ( @ Now That's Class )
3rd Pittsburgh, PA (@ The Rock Room)
4th Phila, PA (Happy Drunk Philly @ Tusk)

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Rockets Dead Glare - "Another Junkie Story"

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Rockets Dead Glare brings an updated version of the classic California punk rock sound pioneered by such greats as Bad Religion, Social Distortion, and Green Day. This influence is evident on their debut, from the anthem-y chorus of "Fake Smiles & Bullsh#t", and the melodic harmonies of "Error Of My Ways", to the uptempo ultra-catchy hook of the single "Smart Phones For Stupid People". Singer/guitarist Nick Nicioli's lyrics range from the personal to the sociopolitical, while bassist Jeff Feuerhaken provides dynamic vocal harmonies to go along with drummer Dustin Keeney's solid foundation.

About The Video: The video pays homage to the short story and film, "An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge", which depicts the unusual events surrounding a civil war soldier as he is about to be hanged. Jeff Feuerhaken directed and edited the video. Michael Kobzeff produced the video with Jeff. Ryan Christian was Director Of Photography. Erika Sheckells did hair and makeup. Raiven Lynn played the junkie.

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WRVTH - "Larkspur"

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WRVTH (Unique Leader Records). Get the self titled album- OUT NOW!

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The Fantastic Plastics - "Troublemaker"

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Brooklyn based New Wave revivalists The Fantastic Plastics can simply be described as "Candy Coated Cyanide." They blend pop sensibility with cutting lyrical content and wrap it all up with thick analog synths and gritty guitars.

Originally based in central Illinois, The Fantastic Plastics relocated to NYC in late 2012 and began refining their look and sound. As a mainstay on the local indie scene the two piece consisting of Miranda Plastic on Moog, Theremin and vocals and Tyson Plastic on guitar and vocals continue to be a can't miss show with their amazing video installations, stage uniforms, and sing along anthems that serve as a harbinger for a future overrun by technology.

About The Video: Inspired by 2001 A Space Odyssey and Japanese Kaiju movies, the Troublemaker video is a surreal sci-fi trip through a psychedlic alien landscape. Edited by Dylan Stanford who brought the video to life with his video collage art reminiscent of Max Headroom, Kaiju, and B-Movies that belong on episodes MST3K.

UPCOMING SHOWS:

March 5th, Brooklyn NY, The Way Station

March 18th, 19th, Austin TX, SXSW Altercation Records Showcases

March 20th, Bryan TX, Altercation Records SXSW Hangover Concert

April 15th, Peoria IL, Mates Fest

April 22, NYC, Leftfields with Sam Vicari

>> Get music by The Fantastic Plastics from iTunes, Amazon, Big Cartel, and Altercation Records NOW! <<

 

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