Faster Pussycat

Faster Pussycat

Kill City, Chakras, V-Twin Sin

Thu · August 3, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Southgate House Revival-Sanctuary

$15.00 - $18.00

This event is 18 and over

Faster Pussycat
Faster Pussycat
Sleaze: immoral, sordid, and corrupt behavior or material. No band epitomizes Hollywood sleaze more than Faster Pussycat. Countless bands have adopted their look and demeanor in order to try and ride the Hollywood wave to success. Most fail. For those bands it’s a costume…an act. For Faster Pussycat it’s a way of life. They said it best in their own song “Sex, drugs & Rock n-Roll” off their 2006 album “The Power and the Glory Hole”. However don’t be mistaken, they are much more than an image. First and foremost they are a rock n roll band that has put out consistently great records and given it all on stage, where it counts the most.

Singer Taime Downe formed the band in 1985, taking its name from the cult classic Russ Meyer film Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill! In 1987 they released their selftitled debut album which went gold. The album was loaded with sexual innuendo and bravado and struck a nerve in the glam rock community, though they were always a little more down and dirty than glam. During that time they were interviewed and played two songs (Cathouse and Bathroom Wall) in the documentary film “The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years. The documentary captured the general vibe of the Sunset Strip bands during that time period, with Faster Pussycat being featured front and center.

In 1989 they released the album “Wake me when it’s over”, which spawned the massive top 25 hit single “House of Pain” propelling them beyond the sunset strip to worldwide acclaim. They received substantial airtime on MTV for the video and toured with some of the biggest bands in history: Guns n Roses, Motorhead, Motley Crue, Kiss, Alice Cooper and many more. They were able to reach fans all across the world and the sunset strip seemed endless as fans clamored for a taste of the famed Faster Pussycat sleaze. The album went gold and to this day many hail “House of Pain” as one of the greatest power ballads of all time. The band’s line-up during this time was Taime Downe (vocals), Greg Steele (guitar), Brent Muscat (guitar), Kelly Nickels (bass) and Mark Michaels (drums).

In 1992 the band released the album Whipped and toured in support of it. Following the tour the band broke up, with each member heading in separate musical directions. Taime Downe decided to go in a more industrial rock direction working with the band Pigface before forming the band the Newlydeads. The Newlydeads put out three albums. Their self-titled debut, a remix album titled “Re-bound” and “Dead End”. In 2001 Taime Downe decided it was time to get Faster Pussycat back together to give the world another dose of the Hollywood Sleaze that had all but disappeared during the grunge era. Muscat and Steele rejoined the band along with The Newlydeads Xristian Simon, Danny Nordahl and Chad Stewart.

Faster Pussycat quickly put out a collection of industrial remixes of the band’s early songs produced by Downe and played to enthusiastic crowds around the world. During this time Muscat and Steele left again. 2006 saw the band’s first full-length release in 14 years, “The Power & The Glory Hole” and proved that under Taime’s leadership the band was in good hands. 2009 saw the release of a live album “Front Row for the Donkey Show”. Both were put out by Full Effect and the reviews were positive.

In 2010 guitarist Ace Von Johnson joined Faster Pussycat cementing the current line-up. The interjection of fresh blood into the band was immediately noticeable as his youthful high energy and virtuoso performance rejuvenated the band and their live performances. It was like 1987 again. Faster Pussycat is currently working on a new EP and doing what they’ve always done, touring heavily, rocking the fuck out of every venue they play and keeping the spirit of Hollywood Sleaze alive and well.
Kill City
Kill City
Kill City was formed in the summer of 2004 by Johnny SeX, Kevin Apgar, Rick Three, Turbo and Greg Beale. The band has an in your face style and approach that combines several different influences such as '77 style punk, 70’s glam, '80s sleaze and blues based rock n roll resulting in an absolutely explosive live show. They quickly rose to prominence making a huge dent in the local/regional Ohio scene releasing their own four song EP titled "Destroy All Whitebelts" (which sold out almost immediately) and have opened for such notable national and international acts as The Bronx, Electric Frankenstein, The BellRays, The Biters, Broken Teeth, American Dog and Gito Gito Hustler to name a select few.

Locally, the band has been featured in magazines like CityBeat and CinWeekly, and were featured on the cover of CityBeat recognized as a co-headliner for Cincinnati’s biggest and longest running punk festival, Cincy Punk Fest. In 2006 Kill City were proudly nominated for best punk artist at the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards. The band were also featured in the well respected UK based Classic Rock Magazine and were handpicked by none other than Sleazegrinder himself to be included on the accompanying compilation titled "Sons of Guns" which contained original songs from several modern day artists who were strongly influenced by Guns N' Roses. The band has since released a self financed debut disc in 2008 titled "I’ll Keep Telling The Same Lie… ...One Day You’ll Believe It."

That release contained 7 songs full of hooks and hard hitting guitar laden rock and roll featuring Rick Three as the main vocalist.

As time passed, personnel changes were endured and after the untimely passing of late drummer Jason May, Kill City decided to take a necessary hiatus but returned again in late 2014 with a new lineup consisting of the return of Johnny SeX to front the band, Kevin Apgar still at the guitar spot, Sean Rokken once again claiming the drum throne and new member but longtime friend Sean Sleaze manning the bass slot and just in time for a second CEA nod. In 2015, Nato Halley replaced Sean Sleaze and the band continues to consistently separate themselves as cold blooded sonic assassins. Kill City is poised for yet another thrill ride on their own Rock n' Rollercoaster. Jump on, strap yourself in and enjoy the ride.
Chakras
Chakras
Chakras is a Cincinnati based hard-rock band that incorporates elements of pop, metal, prog and punk to create a memorable, unique sound that remains accessible to the listener. Fueled by lead vocals that range from operatic to sultry, punishingly tight drums and bass, ethereal cello/keys and aggressive guitars, Chakras is a formidable combination of both high-energy and substance.
V-Twin Sin
V-Twin Sin
Hell bent on bringing Rock-N-Roll back from the dead V-Twin Sin is a 2 Cycle, Chrome Plated Death Machine!
Venue Information:
The Southgate House Revival-Sanctuary
111 East 6th Street
Newport, KY, 41071
http://www.southgatehouse.com/