-Eddie Brill, ‘Late Show’ Booker
Captain Wails and the Harpoons are a rock Trio from the industrious midwestern city known as Rockford, IL. The band features Rusty Wails on guitar and vocals, Skitch Patterson on drums, and Tofu Biggins on bass. All of the members share the experience of growing up in a fading manufacturing city and struggling to break free from smothering poverty. Captain Wails embodies American happiness, struggle, let down, and triumph and exhibits a playful empathy toward the ridiculous fear that shrouds American politics and economics. They have toured Japan, the Midwestern Americas, and the coastal fringes in attempts to further cultivate their understanding of the world, its affairs, and it's inherent relevancy to do so.
Hopeful for the future of personal expression, each member works tirelessly on and off stage as equals to support and nurture a diverse music and community whether at home or while touring, supporting, and growing their presence across the Americas.
Since 2014, Captain Wails and The Harpoons have traveled tirelessly , reaching thousands of great people in diverse places and independently released three albums. The first album, “The Long Year”, available on vinyl, shares the experience of losing loved ones and the difficulty endured while putting life back together. The Second, “The Lively Sea”, released on CD in 2015, shares the experiences of healing broken hearts and friendships while finding strength to move ahead in the random kindness and compassion of humanity. Thirdly, "Every Storm Under The Sun" recoups the soul with strife and merry melodies.
As of late, Captain Wails and the Harpoons have moved their port of operations to Salem, Oregon (mostly to avoid ridiculous midwestern snow fall), and shortly after met with and signed to No Pants Records. The band continues to grow its fan-base, recording and writing new music while constantly planning events and producing great new video content for fans in 2016. Captain Wails tour veraciously.
Its all about the music for the fans.
The Captain has many amazing fans they would like to appreciate now who make it possible for the band to continuously tour and release music. Rusty, Skitch, and Tofu cannot formidably express per se how grateful they are to all of their fans.
Bios are boring. Come out and join the party of inclusion. Life never ends and everyone is welcome to participate- exactly the ethos their brand of working man's rock was founded on.
Rock, Punk, Party: Captain Wails and The Harpoons.
Also @ www.captainwails.com
Hard Rock, Punk Rock, Party Rock!
FFO: Cheap Trick, Face To Face, Boston
One night, on a hunt for another drifter to feed their erotic bloodlust and drive their music, they came across Dennis living in a refrigerator box in an alley. In a twisted device in their hobo-related sexual satisfaction, they gave Dennis an ultimatum: play a badass drum line or suffer the consequences. He ended up rocking that shit; what a serendipitous turn of events.
After numerous unsuccessful searches for a vagrant who could play the bass, the band met Charlie, who got lost in McKees Rocks on his way from Club Erotica to the beer distributor. After watching him play some Geezer Butler lines on the air bass, the band was so impressed they said, fuck it, and gave him a real one -- the results were much less successful. He was cool enough, though, so he's jamming out with them until they find a well-trained chimp who can strum the whole six notes he plays in each song.
Now on the move to offset the costs of their hobo-murdering-to-reach-climax addiction, you can find The Filthy Low Down playing at local bar mitzvahs, children's parties, retirement homes, and anywhere else they can rock out with their legion of seven fans and that creepy guy who comes to shows by himself and tries to make conversation with you about that GWAR concert he saw in '92.
So do you have money, lots of Duquense Pilsner, or a cute female friend, relative, or acquaintance above the age of 21? Then get The Filthy Low Down at your next event! The faster they get work, the sooner they will overcome their insatiable thirst for reaching climax by means of homeless homicide -- and you never know when it will be somebody you care about on the streets when they're lurking around.
THE GHOST TOWN REBELLION
Deep down Americana roots Rock from the heart of Sacramento, CA. The Ghost Town Rebellion is a serendipitous affair of blues & charm from singer/songwriter Shawn Peter (previous A Single Second) who provides the rich historically based lyrics with outlaw prowess. The seasoned quintet has since tempered their rusty grit with hot, tasty licks, commonly called “hooks”, which are then coupled with the romance of booming blues-era storytelling- bringing audiences biting simplicity and swagger.
Pounded out by huge drums, layered strings, horns, organs & just a hint of smokey banjos- they keep moving from town to town. The Ghost Town Rebellion are touring relentlessly engaging in further road plans across America's states in support of their new full length "Urbs Indomita" (link below), released November 23, 2016.
No Pants Records couldn't be more ecstatic to have these Sacramento, CA heavy hitters on board bringing the civil party themselves and stoking venues & fans across the charts. Facebook them @ http://bit.ly/GhostTownFB for updates, live vid / concert footage, & tour dates.
Americana, Blues, Folk / Rock
FFO: Foo Fighters, Thrice, Alice In Chains, Tom Petty
Ninjas have released eight albums and an amassing array of singles since marking the group's formal incarnation in 2008 with the release of their flagship album "Premature", and are at a near-constant stride to produce more music than is necessary to add to their collection. Ninjas With Syringes are dedicated to putting on raw, high-energy live shows, purely embraced in sonic pursuits.
The ecstatic power-trio-esque sound have since muscled their way into the diverse Portland music scene pleasuring tens-to-hundreds of alcoholics with their mirthful jabs in REAL TIME across America's luscious deserts, shitty basements, and mid-tempo rock venues alike. Loaded up with more merry melodies than they themselves can handle, the guys can be found on the road and in their home town throwing down seemingly signature hooks and probably moving around on stage too much. In this, Ninjas With Syringes promise only one thing: music and sweat. So- basically, two things.
Ninjas With Syringes can be heard on such music sites as iTunes, YouTube, Spotify, Bandcamp, Google Play, Rdio, Pandora, & virtually every other streaming & download site around the www.
Ninjas With Syringes share stages with bands like: The Flatliners, Menzingers, Dead To Me, Foxy Shazam, Banner Pilot, Off With Their Heads, Riverboat Gamblers, The Murderburgers, Broadway Calls, & many more of tasteless descent.
"The latest from Second Player Score?? Proof positive that big things come in small packages! With soaring lyrics... drum beats to get your head moving... and enough hooks to snare even the most cynical! This band has everything it takes to rise to the top and BE that next great band. - DJ Lunatic Fist, Neue Regel Radio
"Second Player Score...give it up with a high-energy sound that is guaranteed to knock your socks off...this band would have no problem filling a dance floor, or for that matter, the mosh pits, on any given night!" - Michael McKenna, Steel Notes Magazine
Daniel Downs (bass/vox)
Brian Tashima (guitar/vox)
First Major Album: Creature Culture
In Febuary of 2016 Fonseca released his debut album titled "Letters Home" on No Pants Records. He has toured the entire United States more than a few times, making his way from town to town with his old green Ford pickup truck, "Champ". Although no longer exclusively under the No Pants umbrella, after starting his own music venture @ Dear Diana Records- we still consider him to be just as close, if not closer, and more importantly, family.
No stranger to the stage, Fonseca is a full time working musician who is constantly evolving his sound. He has been blessed with the opportunity to share the stage with greats in his genre, such as Chuck Regan, Johnny Two Bags (Social Distortion), Joey Briggs, and Sundowner.
Ike Fonseca is a hard working musician who is dedicated to bringing his sound to the masses. With an upcoming album, a multiple state tour booked and two more in the works, it's safe to say that there's no slowing down in sight. Rumor has it, Ike is pulling up stakes and moving to Nashville. Catch him where you can, whenever you can.
Originally formed in L.A., CA when the songwriting duo of Penny Pape and John St. Angelo started to talk about music one night at the Palomino. It wasn't until they moved to PORTLAND OR. and played with rhythm masters Michael Apodaca and FINALLY drummer Andy Starr, did the story of STOLEN ROSE truly begin.
In the late summer of 2007, STOLEN ROSE shared the stage with the likes of FISHBONE and 40 CYCLE HUM at the RANCHITA ROCKS festival to raise awareness and stop the commercialization of the Anza Borrego State Park, and again in 2008, playing on the bill with MELVIN SEALS AND THE JGB, as well as SO-CAL favorites, INTERSTATE BLUES.
In the fall of 2009, STOLEN ROSE went into their home studio to produce and engineer their first E.P./Demo Officially released in Jan of 2010 as STOLEN ROSE/THE BLUE EP. It of course features the vocal stylings of PENNY PAPE which have been touted as Chrissy Hynde meets Layne Staley with a haunting tone all her own. Holding down the driving tempo and dynamic beats was percussionist, Michael Apodaca (Worlds Finest), and joined by the solid and melodic bass lines of JOHN ST. ANGELO, who also used this opportunity to DEBUT his skills as a Producer and engineer, formed STOLEN ROSE into an unstoppable force on the Portland music scene. Bringing a completely original, yet familiar songwriting style with songs like DIE BY FIRE and SWALLOW ME that became instant FAVORITES
In 2014 STOLEN ROSE was asked to play THE OREGON BREWERS FESTIVAL for the second time solidifying their place as an OBF ALUMN and went into the studio for a second time, this time with drummer Miles Starr (who sat on the throne after Mike) and an idea to have a few local Portland axe slingers guest star on various songs MISSION COMPLETED. In 2015 after parting ways with Miles and bringing in a new god of thunder by way of ANDY STARR a heavy hitter with high energy and a GROHL like ATTACK on the skins, STOLEN ROSE went into overdrive having the various musicians that did guest appearences on the album including Freight Train Dave (who became a permenant SPECIAL GUEST) join them on stage through out the year and in June chose a CD ONLY release for their first STUDIO album 'RISE'.
In 2016 STOLEN ROSE continued what they started with the WORLD WIDE DIGITAL RELEASE of 'RISE' at the begining of the year, plans to release a LIVE ALBUM from tracks captured during their performances at Oregon State Penitentiary & The 29th Annual Oregon Brewers Festival and whatever other gigs that have multi track capabilities. They are also making preperations to HIT THE ROAD and spread the WORD OF THE ROSE outside the Pacific Northwest bringing a sound and show so dangerous it should be OUTLAWED!
At the very end of 2016, Stolen Rose officially signed with the No Pants Records family roster in Portland, OR. Their pants have been proudly off ever since and are on the WAR PROWL to continue their upward momentum live and in the studio. In 2017 Stolen Rose played a bevy of shows throughout the Pacific NW and toured to Montana, including winning best ROCK BAND @ The Gambler 500 and proudly released their 6 song masterpiece, fittingly named "Muerte En Fuego". It is now available worldwide & via the links below.
STOLEN ROSE IS:
PENNY PAPE - VOCALS AND GUITAR
JOHN ST. ANGELO - BASS AND VOCALS
FREIGHT TRAIN DAVE - HARMONICA VOCALS
ANDY STARR - DRUMS (DEC.2014- PRESENT)
*Other Drummers and guitarists all disappeared under mysterious circumstances including but not limited to; alien abduction, spontaneous explosion during a performance (more than one), falling into a gaping cavern, lost in Hollywood, and wandering off into the woods.
FFO: Chrissy Hynde, Layne Staley, Heart, The Rolling Stones
Five Portland-based dudes who write and perform their own brand of indie/pop, gathering influences from the classics along the way: Beatles, Beach Boys, QUEEN, etc, along with modern influences like Foxy Shazam, Byan Scary, The Struts, and more.