Throw Rag

ALEX'S BAR ANNIVERSARY SHOWS NIGHT 2

Throw Rag

Riverboat Gamblers, Kim & The Created, Hardship Anchors

Sat, January 28, 2017

8:00 pm

$18.00 - $20.00

Off Sale

This event is 21 and over

Throw Rag
Throw Rag
Throw Rag is more than just a rock n roll band. Throw Rag are rock n roll! But let's be
clear about something here; rock n roll, although essentially a thing of great beauty, is on the
whole, rather smelly, sweaty, dirty and will leave you with a hangover and a
suspicious looking rash, if you wake up the next day. Rock n Roll doesn't care; it is
its job not to care. So don't even think about complaining.

For what it's worth, Throw Rag formed over 20 years ago in Salton Sea, the heart of the California Desert,
the Mecca for all the worlds' tweakers and crazies. That in itself says a lot about the band. But you
probably didn't see them back then. Far removed from the band they are today,
Throw Rag were an excuse for nudity and carnage, with music (a kind of acoustic hillbilly punk thing).
People came to see them in the same way they'll rubberneck a car wreck, people, who as
vocalist Captain Sean Wheeler noted "appreciated someone dying in front of them more
or less". Throw Rag has been categorized as rockabilly punk and self coined "Sailor Rock".
They have blended sounds of traditional rock and roll, country and surf.

"Throw Rag takes the anything-goes attitude of early Damned and grafts it to the purposefully sloppy riffs of
boozy bar punk to get a record that celebrates punk's cut-loose mentality that's
frequently lost in the dead-serious world of rock'n'roll rebellion." Billboard magazine.

Throw rag members include, Captain Sean Wheeler on lead vocals, Patrick Dean
McQueen on lead guitar, Franco Fontana on bass guitar and Chris Von Streicher on
drums. And "Our original rhythm guitar player Dan "Scorcho" Lapham will be performing
with us. So that's four of the five original members on one stage." notes Wheeler.
They were also known for their insane and manic live shows where stripping became a
standard by Wheeler and their infamous washboard player Craig Jackman, aka Jacko,
who has since retired with his washboard, hanging it, in the rafters.

Although they have not performed in a while, Wheeler, is prompt to mention in 'Coachella Valley
Weekly' that, Throw Rag never disbanded. "There appeared to be a hiatus but we never broke up. People started
doing other stuff. The wind was kinda taken out of our sails. Maybe a bit burned out and
broke. We all started doing different things."

Wheeler has since recorded several records and toured relentlessly with the duo "Sean and Zander".
He is currently embarking on a solo project and touring with Mark Lanegan.
McQueen started a band called "Mink Daggers", that has recorded a self-titled record and
has been playing shows and is soon to return to the studio for their second record.
Franco and Lapham play "acid porno jazz" in the "New Rome Quartet"
and have numerous recordings and play out frequently.
Von Streicher took over the drumming reigns for the "Supersuckers",
who currently touring, supporting their new country record, "Holding the Bag".

Throw Rag have toured and opened for artists, as widely diverse as, Willie Nelson,
Motorhead, Flogging Molly, QOTSA, Reverend Horton Heat and The Pogues.
Their debut album, Tee Tot, was delivered in 1999. In 2001, the band recorded a split CD
with Supersuckers. 2003 saw the release of Desert Shores. In 2005, 13 Feet and Rising
was unleashed featuring guest vocals by Keith Morris, Jello Biafra and Lemmy
Kilmister. In 2004, Throw Rag's performance at the House of Blues in
Anaheim as the opening act for the Circle Jerks was recorded for a DVD release.
In 2005, Throw rag appeared and performed on Jessie James' Monster Garage on the "Snow Cat"
episode. Throw Rag's fourth full-length album entitled 2nd Place was issued in 2008.
Wheeler jokes about all the monikers he has given himself throughout the years to
coincide with the release of their albums. He recollects, "The first record came out and I
was driving on the dirt road between Palm and Indian, I got a phone call asking what
name I should use for the record. That dude Rico Suave was on the radio, so I said "Apollo
Suave". For two years I was known as Apollo Suave. At first I thought it was funny and
then it becomes literal." Scrape off the barnacles, hoist the anchor, coming to your port soon!!
Riverboat Gamblers
Riverboat Gamblers
"Injecting themselves into the cultural consciousness through sheer force of will, the Gamblers might very well be the most influential punk band of the last two decades." -Fadi El-Assad, 2016
Kim & The Created
KIM AND THE CREATED was created by Kim House. Less than 3 years ago in Echo Park, Kim (former professional dancer, theater major, & booking agent) wrote her first song. Ever since a friend played the song on KXLU radio, only a week after she picked up the bass guitar, she booked her first show. Since then she has played back to back shows & toured nonstop playing with over 30 local musicians - whom she calls The Created.

LA WEEKLY
“Imagine, for a moment, what Kim Fowley would have created had he been given access to Area 51, a vile of acid and a demented ballerina. Right now, Kim House is the most polarizing figure in Echo Park. For that reason alone, she's acutely punk, and a recent residency at the Echo proves she's ambitious enough to turn her performance art into something blindingly inspirational.”

'Top 20 Punk Band in Los Angeles'

Noisey by Vice Magazine
“Kim and the Created's live performance is nothing short of a full-blown exorcism…truly giving no fucks whatsoever. There's a moment where she looks out above the audience totally possessed by the sheer abandonment of reality and complete immersion into a glam rock alter-ego. This is what it's like to watch Kim House of Kim and the Created. Decked out in her signature catsuit, the toweringly tall blonde knows how to work a crowd. She thrashes around on the lip of the stage grasping at her hair and making faces as a backing band behind her transforms four-note bass-parts into a captivating garage punk recital.”

LA RECORD
“Kim and The Created might be the most dynamic of all the bands that have come from the land of Burger/Lolipop Records, and certainly they’re a treat to behold—a radioactive but delicious piece of candy. The music grumbles like a sci-fi horror show and Kim House is the pretty monster, clad in a cat suit and thrashing around on a stage that can’t contain her mighty force. Like that classic tale of a woman grown to 80 feet tall who just can’t help trampling power lines and crushing buildings in her search for love and understanding, Kim comes from a place of vulnerability. She lets it all out on stage and it’s
impossible to look away.”

BUZZBANDS LA
“The all-killer, no-filler Kim House and her band have settled in and are taking her eccentric reputation to thenext level. Bending over backwards, slinking through the crowd and switching from sweet to grunge at the drop of a bass line, the only thing that will get your eyes off her (wild outfits) is her potent and directed gaze, right into your soul.”
Hardship Anchors
Straight up bad boys rock and roll from Long Beach, CA.
Venue Information:
Alex's Bar
2913 E Anaheim Street
Long Beach, CA, 90804
http://www.alexsbar.com/