Flamin' Groovies

Flamin' Groovies

Tiger Sex, NP Presley & The Ghost of Jesse Garon

Fri · October 20, 2017

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

The Southgate House Revival-Sanctuary

$18.00 - $20.00

This event is all ages

Flamin' Groovies
Flamin' Groovies
Having completed a successful 2013 tour of Japan and Australia, and then dates in June and July in London, NYC, San Francisco and LA, and a November tour of the Midwest and Northeast that included both a featured appearance at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Tribute to the Rolling Stones in Cleveland, and a big show in Brooklyn co-headlining with The Sonics,…..the FLAMIN' GROOVIES have returned in full force.

The Cyril Jordan, Chris Wilson, George Alexander line-up that rocked the UK, Europe and the US from 1971 - 1980 are BACK IN ACTION. With the addition of Victor Penalosa on drums, they continue to present their own unique and infectious style of rock n roll with such cult classics as "Slow Death," "Shake Some Action," and "You Tore Me Down."

FLAMIN’ GROOVIES Bio (in more detail):

The Flamin' Groovies story goes all the way back to 1965 when the band began as the Chosen Few in their hometown of San Francisco, California. After a name change and a self-released 10 inch album called “Sneakers”, which sold amazingly well, the band caught the attention of Columbia who signed them up and sent them into the studio with a big budget to record their first real album, “Supersnazz”, on the Epic label. Their next two albums were on Kama Sutra (home of their heroes, The Lovin' Spoonful): “Flamingo”, and the now revered classic “Teenage Head”.

Lead singer Roy Loney left the band right after that and lead guitarist Cyril Jordan moved the group to England with Chris Wilson (formerly of Loose Gravel) taking over as front man. They continued their style of straight ahead guitar driven rock n' roll but this time with a more 60's rather than 50's influence. A few singles on United Artists, recorded at the legendary Rockfield Studios in Wales with Dave Edmunds producing, followed in the early '70s. In '76 they signed to Sire Records, who released three true gems of power pop: “Shake Some Action”, “Flamin' Groovies Now”, and “Jumpin' In The Night”.

Another lineup change ensued in the next decade with Wilson moving to England and joining the Barracudas. The Groovies continued on thru the 80's and into the early '90s touring Australia and Europe, putting out a fine but overlooked album called Rock Juice and then finally calling it quits. Jordan formed a new band called Magic Christian while Wilson released solo albums in Europe.

Now in 2013, Jordan, Wilson and original founding member and bass player George Alexander, have reunited for the first time since 1981. They're joined by drummer Victor Penalosa, a fine musician in his own right who faithfully recreates the style heard on the classic recordings while at the same time adding his own flavor. The foursome has gone back into the studio to finish up long lost recordings as well as cutting brand new material. They recently toured Japan and Australia, returning home to San Francisco to do a show that sold out in less than 24 hours. Fans have been delighted with what is being called "a dream set list", including original songs the band has never performed before onstage. Newcomers are asking, "Why haven't I ever heard of this group?" It's hard to say just why the group hasn't gotten the attention they deserve (at least in the USA) but they're back to give everyone another chance at hearing and seeing just why those in the know consider them one of the greatest rock n' roll bands ever.
Tiger Sex
Tiger Sex
TIGER SEX is a four piece rock n’ roll band, born in Las Vegas, that brings the past and future together with their in your face sound. With influences ranging from the birth of rock n’ roll to dirty garage punk, they created their own music that will make your minds melt. Like an angry, dirty tiger that hasn't eaten, they’re Extra Wild!
NP Presley & The Ghost of Jesse Garon
NP Presley & The Ghost of Jesse Garon
NP Presley has been making records and touring independently since 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 renaissance rock 'n roll band, led by NP Presley on guitar and lead vocals. Heather Parrish is the right-hand woman, sharing lead vocal duties. Tex Dynamite sings and shreds lead guitar with Matt Sigler as fellow shredder, Chris Childers on bass and backing vocals, David Lee Hinkle on keys, Whitney Mehringer on drums, and Joe Linville on baritone sax.

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, and their first full-length album "Broken Fantasy" in April 2017. The band has played several festivals including the Beatersville Car & Bike Show, Well Crafted Festival, Cosmic Invasion, Squall Fest, Brooklyn's 10th Annual NYC Zombie Crawl, Dixie Danger Fest, and Crooked Smile Fall Fest. The band has shared the stage with The Goddamn Gallows, Hillbilly Casino, Lara Hope, Screamin' Rebel Angels, Art Adams, Lindi Ortega, Gallows Bound, Jeremy Pinnell, Jane Rose, The Gold Hope Duo, Langhorne Slim, The Tillers, Nappy Roots, The Silverhounds, The Krank Daddies, Nellie Pearl, Vice Tricks, Arlo McKinley, The Slow Death, The Blue Velvets and many more.
Venue Information:
The Southgate House Revival-Sanctuary
111 East 6th Street
Newport, KY, 41071
http://www.southgatehouse.com/