Giuda

Giuda

Toy Guitar, Telephone Lovers

Fri, May 26, 2017

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

$12.00 - $15.00

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Giuda
Giuda (pronounced JEW-DA) are an Italian five-piece band from Rome, born from the ashes of one of the finest European punk rock groups, Taxi. They play the most exciting kind of retro-sounding rock'n'roll and junk shop glam. Their look of true working class heroes (boots, polos, chequered shirts, leather jackets and short or shaved hair) gained a touch of glam-kinda style over the years, better reflecting the rich patchwork of their music.

After their debut album Racey Roller in 2010 and Let's Do It Again in 2013, now the band are back with their third album, Speaks Evil, first release on visionary label Burning Heart. Their mix of anthemic '70s glam hooks and the punchy delivery of early UK punk has grown up into something that is just rock'n'roll, straight and sharp as Giuda can be. First bite of the new album is "Roll The Balls", single advancing the album release expected on NOVEMBER 20th, 2015, a stunning quintessential piece of straight rock'n'roll with hints of Brit glam rock, a tantalizing taste of Giuda at their best.

Racey Roller which was described by Robin Wills (The Barracudas) as"Cock Sparrer twinned with the Equals", became an underground sensation and praised by publications as diverse as Mojo, Rolling Stone and Maximum Rock'n'Roll. Similar path for Let's Do It Again, that Dick Porter of Vive Le Rock hailed as "an album that stomps along with a silk scarf knotted around its wrist".

Speaks Evil is the third awaited chapter of GIUDA's history, a new tile matching the typical style of the band, a stroke to the heart and a punch to the gutter in 10 brand new songs, catchy refrains craving their way into the mind and brave guitars on a solid rhythmic structure.

Recorded with analog equipment and strictly-70's instruments by Danilo Silvestri, the record's producer along with guitarist, Lorenzo Moretti, Speaks Evil continues on the musical path outlined by Racey Roller and Let's Do It Again, while improving the song-writing process with more complex structures and catchier melodies, without losing any of the spontaneity and energy.

Although the band openly admit their influences, including early 70's rock giants like Slade, The Sweet and T-Rex, semi-obscure junkshop glam acts like Hector and Jook, Vanda & Young's pre-AC/DC Aussie rock and Slaughter And The Dogs and Eddie and The Hot Rods' pub rock/punk, the Rome-based quintet have managed to create a truly original sound, making them one of the most happening bands on the international rock'n'roll scene.

The five-piece, Lorenzo Moretti (guitar/vocals), Ntendarere Damas (lead vocals), Michele Malagnini (guitar), Danilo Valerii (bass) and Daniele Tarea (drums), fully embody the original rock'n'roll principle: that of having fun!
Telephone Lovers
Telephone Lovers
TEDDYTOOMUCH- vox/guitar
BILLIE TELEPHONE- bass
PAT SALWAY- guitar
JAMES CARMAN- drums

STRAIGHT OUTTA LONG BEACH!

My immediate response to first hearing Telephone Lovers was to surmise that the band had to be from Los Angeles. I got that right, although I may have been about 40 years off in pinning down the time frame! Telephone Lovers' self-titled debut just screams "L.A. power pop" - and in my mind I see this band sharing a stage with The Nerves or 20/20 in 1977. Telephone Lovers take it back to a time when power pop was one of our purest forms of rock n' roll - coming on like modern day heirs to the likes of Dwight Twilley, The Raspberries, Flamin' Groovies, and Scruffs. Even with an added pinch of New York Dolls/Hollywood Brats street tough glamour, the vibe here is so perfectly mid-'70s power pop that it's not hard to imagine any of these tracks turning up on the old Rhino Come Out and Play compilation. - FASTER & LOUDER
Venue Information:
Alex's Bar
2913 E Anaheim Street
Long Beach, CA, 90804
http://www.alexsbar.com/