The Guillotines (Houston, TX)
“Rudyard’s will have the Turbojugend Deathpunk Slursdays show, this time featuring the metal hardcore sounds of Supergrave. For those who don’t know, Turbojugend or “Turbo Youth” is the fan club arm of matching jacket wearing Turbonegro fans. Houston has like four or five chapters, though this is the Bayou City one’s show....... The garage rock punk of the Robert Conn lead The Guillotines will also be on the bill. Conn may be best known for his work with The Pagans, but this band has just as much power with a better crafted sound......” — Free Press Houston
“I think The Guillotines has a chemistry that bands strive for. We are going to put this record out soon. It is going to be a record that you will want to play LOUD. We are going to bring some bad ass guitar rock to you all!!” — Janet Hammer, Punk Globe
“.... lead man, Conn was one of the original members of The Pagans from Cleveland, OH. Robert was also on The Plague "Just Say No" classic thrash punk album.” — Steven Blythe, AUSTIN POST
Scary Cherry & the Bang Bangs
How does one describe the three-headed monster that is Scary Cherry and the Bang Bangs? With sonic and artistic nods to 70’s glitter rock coupled with a snotty punk rawness, Scary Cherry’s debut LP GIRL is an assured, addled, four-on-the-floor joyride. Scary Cherry combines riot grrrl ethos with the pop smarts of The Runaways for a sound that salutes the past while paving its own hard rock path. From the spoken word album opener of Scary in the recording studio, GIRL is a raw, sometimes disturbing, but ultimately empowering journey through the eyes and life of a girl. The album is a glitter roller coaster, twisting and turning, coursing through a gamut of emotions with no exit until the last disturbing notes of a creepy piano and strings fade away.
While it may sound like the band hails from the gutters of NYC, Scary Cherry and the Bang Bangs actually come from the most unlikely of homes: Dallas, TX. Born out of roller derby in the Lone Star State, team captain and coach for the (then undefeated) Slaughterers, Scary Cherry was asked to write a theme song for the league. Scary recruited like-minded friends and an unstoppable machine was created. 6 years, a few hundred shows and one EP later (the bratty titled Limited Edition 5 Song EP), Scary Cherry and the Bang Bangs have garnered a loyal and ever growing fan base who refer to themselves and the band as Glitter Punks (a moniker the band wears with pride).
Whether they are opening up for Misfits, Megadeth, Slash or Lords of Acid, the band has no demographic boundaries. Having already had 4 original singles played in major market radio, and music featured in film, Scary Cherry and the Bang Bangs and their debutante GIRL are ready to come out in a big way. So who exactly is this GIRL the album speaks of? “She is all of us!” explains Scary Cherry. “From the self-absorbed bitch in “Glitter” to the severely deranged in “Tracked Down” (a love letter from a female serial killer). She is the GIRL that you have averted your gaze from (“Crazy Jane”) as well as the GIRL you cannot take your eyes off of (“Anita 69″).”
GIRL is a simultaneously hyperkinetic, dangerous, sexy beast, and ultimately, the essence of Scary Cherry and the Bang Bangs.
GIRL is Beautiful. GIRL is Ugly. GIRL is Powerful. GIRL is NOW.
The Unconvicted (Houston, TX)
The Unconvicted is a punk/rock/metal band out of Houston Texas, founded by Mike Penick and Daniel McCrary. They combine elements of Mifits, Minor Threat, Black Flag, with a dash of Alice in Chains to their music. There is not really any specific subgenre that they play. They tend to branch out with many different styles of punk and metal. Their lyrics vary on subjects from the macabre to whiskey drinking and ass kicking. This band is a party.