The music festivals, trade shows, conferences, and other gatherings in the U.S. that set the standard for the event industry.
Poor Dumb Bastards (Houston, TX)
PDB was formed in March 1991 by long time hetero life partners and musical collaborators, Mike Porterfield and Byron Dean. The initial interest was to find a means to get into Emo’s for free, later they discovered Emo’s was always free. Drawing on their collective influences and experiences from some of their earlier work, bands like Cretinoid, Plutonium Flatheads and the Byron Weird Group, Mike and Byron set out create a genre all their own, hence “Texas Drunk Rock” was born. Add the non bass playing talents of Steve Scholtes and the competent, metronomic drumming of Chi Chi Macoola, and PDB were able to carve their initials on the bathroom door of the Texas music scene. Through the many years and many lineup changes, but these Ill-minded sewer rockers have stayed true to their founding principals. POWER, PERFORMANCE, PERVERSION
The Ghost Wolves (Austin, TX)
Austin, TX based duo The Ghost Wolves met in 2011 backstage at a local music festival and have been an inseparable force ever since. To Carley & Jonny rock n' roll is an intangible spirit -- an expression of absolute creative freedom, not a binding genre. Their stage show is wild, energetic and infectious. Bombastic guitar riffs, wild lyrical tales, explosive sing-alongs, scratchy acoustic cuts and slow-burning muddy grooves are delivered with glee. The songs stick in your head like a recurring dream. The Ghost Wolves simply deliver. Their second full length album, “TEXA$ PLATINUM” will be released in March of 2017 by German rock & roll label Hound Gawd! Records.
"They play stomping blues-garage-punk possessed by who knows what kind of demon...their music has just the right overdose of voodoo punk..." Rolling Stone Italia
“Watch them blow your mind..” - Orange County Weekly
"The pair tour relentlessly, showing a joy in the turn-it-up that evokes the visceral virtues of rock at its most raw and elemental." Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith’) Emusic.com
"Bodacious garage rock with a sneer." MountainX, Asheville, NC
“[Shot Gun Pistol Grip]...evokes Link Wray’s primal guitar heroics and the gritty sexiness of the Cramps.” Austin Chronicle