Wilson, True Villians
Saturday, May 25
Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
This event is all ages
Due to a scheduling conflict, the Steel Panther show on March 6th is being postponed to May 25th. All tickets for the March 6th show will be honored for the re-scheduled May 25th show. Refunds are available at point of purchase.
No refunds - No exceptions. Lineups and times are subject to change. Valid government-issued photo ID required. Tickets available at the door (if not sold out). No re-entry.
Satirically pretending to be a hair metal band that missed its big break in the '80s, singer Ralph Saenz ("Michael Starr"), drummer Darren Leader ("Stix Zadinia"), bassist Travis Haley ("Lexxi Foxxx"), and guitarist Russ Parrish ("Satchel") hit the club circuit on the Sunset Strip around the turn of the millennium under the name Metal Shop (later changed to Metal Skool, and then Steel Panther). With big spiky wigs, leather jackets, zebra-striped spandex, chops earned from playing in a Van Halen tribute band, and lots and lots of machismo, their comic take on sex, drugs, and rock & roll to the extreme caught on quickly, leading to sold-out shows and some unexpected brushes with mainstream success. As their popularity increased, the Hollywood crowd started frequenting their sets, often making appearances on-stage. This led to some opportunities: the band fittingly played the role of a metal band as "Danger Kitty" in a Discover Card commercial; they appeared on The Drew Carey Show as themselves; and their song "FF" was used as the theme for MTV's Fantasy Factory. In May of 2008 the band signed to Universal Republic. After releasing the singles "Death for All But Metal" and "Community Property," Steel Panther's full-length Feel the Steel was released in October of 2009.
After almost a decade long of global fuckery, Wilson has done the opposite of what every other band seems to do—they stopped taking shit so seriously! In the process of their, “personal awakening” they forged a new path for themselves and their sound by combining their brand of in-your-face rock n roll with the influence ofHip-Hop and all things 90s.Tasty Nasty is fresh, exciting, and most importantly fun! And it all started with a hit of acid.Wilson's vocalist, Chad Nicefield, took a trip to Asia with his friends to pursue happiness. Once he experimented with acid he had a revelation about his life and his outlook on the band’s music changed everything. “I just kind of realized who we are as people and our DNA was that of a bunch of lovable, silly dudes, that love to make music," says Nicefield. "The world needs to know that about us. That needs to be in transparent our music.” Now with no worries or inhibitions holding them back, the guys in Wilson embark on a journey through nostalgia and endearing nonsense on eleven brand new tracks.The opening track, “Dump truck” is a sonic punch to the face as it kicks in with gang vocals chanting, “This shit bumps, this shit fucks, this shit dumps like a dump truck.” Followed by roaring guitar riffs and a chorus that really does “fuck”, the opener is a perfect dose to set your mind up for the next 35 some-odd-minutes. “Wrong Side of History” follows a Bizkit-ish path, leading you straight into the fever.From that moment on you’re on their ride. With hints of the decade that shaped their musical tastes, combined with slick production and big singalong choruses, Tasty Nasty is equal parts self-deprecating and hilarious.This acid is one hell of a drug, as the fever dream truly kicks in,songs such as “Like A Baller” “My Hustle” and “Summertime Treat” are there to prove it! It’s not until track ten do you get a throwback to the old, heavier side of Wilson with, “House of Fuckery.” But that’s not what this record is about. It’s about looking ahead, not staring in the rearview mirror. And that, my friends, is Tasty Nasty.
True Villains is a no-nonsense rock 'n' roll band that was formed in Nashville, TN by guitarist Tim Venerosa and drummer Matt Carter. After several lineup changes, True Villains found their perfect cocktail of members after adding lead vocalist Beau Lastavich and bassist Barry Conaway to the lineup in the beginning of 2017. Tim, Matt, and Barry have been full-time sidemen for several years, but they needed to play music that brought them back to the reason they picked up an instrument in the first place. The result is True Villains, a high energy band that is reminiscent of the days when rock 'n' roll reigned supreme. True Villains are quickly making a name for themselves in the Nashville music scene due to their live show's raw, undeniable energy. The band is working everyday to bring rock 'n' roll back to the masses.