The Goddamn Gallows

The Goddamn Gallows

NP Presley & The Ghost of Jesse Garon, Dead Man String Band, Saint Pickle

Fri · March 3, 2017

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

The Southgate House Revival-Revival Room

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is 18 and over

The Goddamn Gallows
The Goddamn Gallows
The Goddamn Gallows came from the heart of America's Rust Belt, arising from a night of flophouse violence. Drifting across the states, they cemented their sound in Portland, OR and later in Los Angeles, CA, where they lived in abandoned buildings, squatter camps, storage units and shoebox apartments.

In 2007, they left everything behind and spent the next 4 years living out of whatever vehicle would get them to the next town. Building upon their original sound of twanged-out, punk rock gutterbilly (Life of Sin 2004 and Gutterbillyblues 2007), they began picking up stray musicians along the way and adding to their sound; washboard, accordion, mandolin and banjo (Ghost of th’ Rails 2009 and 7 Devils 2011) creating a sound referred to as "hobocore", "gypsy-punk" or "americana-punk", while never being stuck in any one sound.

The Goddamn Gallows continue to rapidly grow a devoted following with their volatile and spectacular live shows; a contagious, spontaneous eruption of unpredictability.
NP Presley & The Ghost of Jesse Garon
NP Presley & The Ghost of Jesse Garon
NP Presley has been making records and touring independently since being a mere child in 1993. Releasing 13 albums with legendary Lexington punk band, Infected, he took the band across the nation multiple times. Infected released their final album, a 56-track, 3-CD box set, aptly titled “Complete”, in 2013. NP also crossed the pond that year, playing guitar for The Brassknuckle Boys on a European tour and joined roots/folk rock band Paper Bridges, in which he still plays bass.

Going back a little further, NP’s mother, Paula Marie Helton, toured with her cousin Elvis Presley in Nashville in the mid-70’s. She later recorded singles in Nashville, attempting a music career and was featured on Nashville’s “You Can Be A Star.” NP was born into the business in the early 80's. These deep roots and the rock and roll royalty bloodline are the driving forces behind NP Presley & The Ghost of Jesse Garon.

The Ghost of Jesse Garon is an 8-piece rock and roll / alt-country congregation of talented musicians with NP Presley leading the orchestration on guitar and lead vocals. Heather Parrish, formerly of Paper Bridges is the right hand woman, sharing vocal duties. Tex Dynamite backs up the two singers and shreds lead guitar with Clay Sullivan as fellow shredder, Eric Nickell of Infected on bass, David Lee Hinkle on keys, Hong Kong Luffy of The Strip District on drums and Joe Linville brings the brass with the baritone sax. Metal Matt Sigler, also of Infected manages the madness.

The band released their debut 7” LP "It’s A Fact" in October of 2015, followed by the 10” EP "Low Level Devil," in June 2016. The band has been touring and promoting the records up and down the east coast, recently playing the Beatersville Car & Bike Show, Well Crafted Festival, and Brooklyn's 10th Annual NYC Zombie Crawl. They've recently finished their first full length album entitled "Broken Fantasy", soon to be released. A promotional tour will be begin spring of 2017.
Dead Man String Band
Dead Man String Band
Strait from 6 feet under comes Dead Man String Band! A one man rock sideshow from Cincinnati, OH. This isn't the one man acts of the past you've seen before, instead it is a full on rock show with an arsenal of amps, drums, and a style that's truly unique to the Dead Man giving it the fan made genre of Appalachian/Delta Punk. Since it's creation Dead Man String Band has been wowing and captivating audiences with not only an amazing sonic display but a visual show made to grab the listeners eyes, as well as their ears. With a stage setup that has been referred to as "Looking at a science experiment" Dead Man String Band has created a sound all his own that will surely grab your attention.

Taking DIY to a whole new level is a phrase commonly used to describe DMSB's sound, presentation, theatrics, and energy. From being brought out on stage in a coffin, to simply slumping towards the stage stiffly, throwing the audience off, until the first notes hit and by that time their stuck to their spot on the floor. Brining crowd members on stage and making them play his drums is just another thing that makes this act unique. Crowd participation isn't just encouraged, it's almost forced to an almost comic like degree. The presentation is another captivating aspect. Dawning a mask fabricated from the same folks that brought you GWAR's props, when he walks on stage you know you're in for a crazy night. Finally the music styling isn't something most are accustomed to seeing. The hands are playing in the stylings of Doc Watson but the amps are in the tone of Slayer and then add the fact that he's playing a drum set at his feet. Don't let the low number of members fool you. This is a band as much as any other.

March 21st, 2015 marked the release of Dead Man's debut album "I" which was widely accepted with much anticipation. And that's where we're finding ourselves today. With a new album out and a promising horizon, the Dead Man String Band plans on becoming a force to be reckoned with!
Saint Pickle
Saint Pickle
Cincinnati psychobilly. All Hail The Pickle!
Venue Information:
The Southgate House Revival-Revival Room
111 East 6th Street
Newport, KY, 41071
http://www.southgatehouse.com/