Dead Boys

Dante's and Take Warning Present

Dead Boys

Fang, Bad Sex

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 11:30 pm)

Dante's

Portland, OR

$15.50 - $18.00

Cancelled

This event is 21 and over

Dead Boys
Dead Boys
In 2017, punk rock pioneers the Dead Boys celebrated the 40th anniversary of their landmark first album Young, Loud and Snotty with a worldwide tour and special re-recording of the record.
Formed in Cleveland in 1976, the Dead Boys were one of the first American acts to combine the proto-punk fervor of bands like the Stooges and the New York Dolls with a new level of intense energy. They quickly moved to New York City where they became a staple of the CBGB scene with iconic club owner Hilly Kristal at the helm as their manager. Their 1977 debut LP produced one of the first great punk anthems, “Sonic Reducer," and was a pivotal album in the birth of hardcore punk.
After one more record, the band split in 1979. They reunited for a few gigs in the 80s, but following the death of lead vocalist Stiv Bators in 1990, the band members went their separate ways except for two brief reunions in 2004 and 2005. The return of the Dead Boys began with guitarist Cheetah Chrome.
“I've had my solo band for the last twelve years and Dead Boys songs have always been included in my shows,” says Cheetah, “but over time the right mix of people came together to not only pull off but enhance the Dead Boys sound.” Together with original drummer Johnny Blitz, guitarist Jason Kottwitz, Detroit punk legend Ricky Rat on bass, and vocalist Jake Hout, the Dead Boys are back! As Cheetah puts it, “I've been singing Dead Boys songs myself for 20 years because I couldn't find another singer I trusted enough to hand it to. The first gig with Jake, it was like, ‘You got it, man!’ I think Stiv would be very proud of our choice.”
Fang
Fang
Fang penned one of the best punk songs of all time, "The Money Will Roll Right In," a track that has been covered either in the studio or on-stage by the likes of Nirvana, Mudhoney, and Metallica. Fang hailed from Berkeley, CA, and their peak creative period was during the early '80s, when they released such underground punk favorites as Landshark and Where the Wild Things Are. Although Fang never received the attention that some of their colleagues did, Landshark/Where the Wild Things Are shows that they could riff and snarl with the best of 'em.

FANG is an American hardcore band that formed in Berkeley, California in 1980. They rode the first wave of punk, releasing four successful albums, LANDSHARK in 1982, WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE in 1983, SPUN HELGA in 1985, and A MI GA SFAFAS in 1986. The band initially broke up in 1989 when vocalist Sam Mcbride was incarcerated for murder, but reformed upon his release from prison in 1995. Since then they have had four more successful releases, including 2012's HERE COME THE COPS. They will be flying in to play a string of shows in and around the state of Florida in December, specifically to be present for this film release. Their original guitarist Tom Flynn will also be joining them for this special occasion.
Venue Information:
Dante's
350 West Burnside
Portland, OR, 97209
http://www.danteslive.com/