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Guitar Wolf

Isaac Rother & the Phantoms, Death Hymn Number 9

Sat, June 17, 2017

8:00 pm

$15.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

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Isaac Rother & the Phantoms
Isaac Rother & The Phantoms call back to an era where rock n' roll was simple and dangerous. The voodoo magic of early rock n' rollers such as Bo Diddley and Screaming Jay Hawkins is seamlessly fused with tough 60's groups like the Animals and the tongue in cheek humor of classic novelty hits like Wooly Bully and Surfin' Bird. Today, with the world of music literally at our fingertips, the camp and ritual of rock n' roll has almost been forgotten, residing mainly in the stories and recordings of the past. Isaac Rother and the Phantoms bring back the golden mystic of this past. They do so with top notch musicianship and hard rockin' original material, rendering them a cut above the rest. Behold… The Unspeakable Horror of Isaac Rother & The Phantoms!

"Isaac Rother is an imposing figure. On stage, he commands a unique and mystifying attention from the audience as the Phantom and his band revive the sounds of rock n roll's nativity in a majestic and awe-inspiring sonic assault. With all the intensity of punk rock and the heart and soul of what first made rock n roll such an exciting movement, Issac Rother & The Phantoms are here to frighten mere mortals with a formidable groove and terrifying ferocity, reminding us all that rock will never die – like the host of the undead, The Phantoms won't stop until they've conquered the world." - Jake Hook, The Alternative Review

"Isaac Rother & The Phantoms may be gearing up to release their debut album, but they're certainly not from this decade. Fronted by lead ghoul, Mr. Rother himself, the Los Angeles-based outfit pool musical influences like the Stooges and Screamin' Jay Hawkins with a love of horror and B-movies to create a sort of gothic doo wop sound that lies somewhere between rock, punk and soul." - PureVolume

"It's farcical theater and greasy retro rock 'n' roll mixed together in a cauldron and served up with a grin and a wink. No mopey indie rock here, thank God! It's nice to see an Angeleno mining such fertile and underrepresented territory." - Jason Gelt, LA Record
Death Hymn Number 9
Death Hymn Number 9
Formed out of the murky Louisiana Swamp, these four denizens of somnambulance and limited brain power were a former backing band to Motown's greats, until abandoned at a routine gas stop in Baton Rouge in August 1965. In an act of brazen post-mortem activity, the band soldiered on, focusing their collective rage and wild abandonment issues into a thrashy, gross, fast, groovy, loud, hurt-feeling-fest of garage and punk rock bravado. After emerging from those garbage laden swamps, the band relocated to Los Angeles in late 2009 to annoy and harass the lazy bourgeois bar going public and teenage backyard house show attendee. Who knows what posthumous ridiculousness will ensue.
Venue Information:
Alex's Bar
2913 E Anaheim Street
Long Beach, CA, 90804
http://www.alexsbar.com/