What is Gearfest?
GEARFEST 2016, the rock and roll/hot rod show is back!
This 21+ show is a smorgasbord of trashy-garage-punk music and hot rods. Space is limited so get your tickets early! $8 advance tix, $10 at the door
LOCATION: The Blue Lamp, 1400 Alhambra Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95816
HOT RODS AND CUSTOMS: Drive your hot rod or custom to Gearfest and get Rock Star parking in front of the Blue Lamp and across the street at the host hotel, The Red Lion! Space is limited so get there early to reserve your free spot!
HOTEL: Red Lion Hotel-Sacramento, Midtown Get a room for the night at the special Gearfest rate of $79 plus tax ($11.85)! Rooms include microwave and refrigerators and it's right across the street from the Blue Lamp! There's also a pool so take a dip before the festivities begin! Call 916-538-6676 and ask for the GEARHEAD block of rooms to make reservations. SPACE IS LIMITED SO BOOK EARLY!
THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS:
*Sacramento Tattoo and Piercing
*Rolling Rock Beer
*Beautiful Disaster Cosmetics
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FOOD: Food will be available for purchase from Daves Dawgs in front of the club
FUNDRAISER: Get a $2 discount at the door by bringing one or more of the following for Chicks in Crisis:
• Diapers: Sizes 4, 5 and 6
• Clothing: Newborn to Size 5T
• Baby Wipes
• Maternity Clothes
• Gift cards ($25 or less)
6 PM--Car Show--Hot Rods and Custom Cars arrive! Bring you Hot Rod, Custom or Muscle Car and park free at the Red Lion Hotel and in front of the club. Space is limited so arrive early!
7 PM--The Troublemakers Sacramento's kings of garagey punk mayhem gets the juices flowing and bodies shaking!
8 PM-- Roxy Suicide Hailing from Colorado and playing a mash-up inspired by The Sweet, Abba, Slade, and the New York Dolls, featuring Dave Mansfield from Gearhead Recording Artists The Mansfields
9 PM-- Ms. Gearhead Contest All Ladies Welcome to enter! This is a fundraiser for Chicks in Crisis. The first 15 women to sign up are in the contest.
HOW TO ENTER:
*Go to The Ms. Gearhead Contest Page and click the DONATE button, or call Michelle at 916-897-2451
10 PM--Red Planet The Bay area's favorite sons of Power Pop are back for this concert only! For fans of The Cars and Redd Kross! Reforming just for Gearfest, the band will throw out their keyboard laden, hooky power pop harmonies for the first time in 15 years!
11 PM-- Special Guest Leesa G from the Creamers The Creamers powered out garagey punk rock from the mid-80s through the late 1990s. Special treat for Gearfest attendees, Leesa G will kick out a few tunes with the Rank Outsiders backing her
11:30 PM-- Pat Todd and The Rankoutsiders Former Lazy Cowgirls front man Pat Todd and Crew are back! They blew last year's audience away with their no-holds barred brand of sweaty garagey-blues-country punk, and we couldn't be more thrilled to have them back for Gearfest 2016.
Old timey garage punk rock and roll band based in Sacramento, California. Ripping off the Sonics, Mummies and Primates since 1993, the Trouble Makers (Tim, Stan, Rod and Brian) have steadfastly refused to have one original idea in their entire history, preferring instead to raid the rubbish heap of rock n roll history. They have released one album, several singles and have made several tours of Europe and the US. Also: zebra skin vests, don't forget them.
The Roxy Suicide
The Roxy Suicide was formed in Denver, CO in 2012 by Dave Mansfield (The Mansfields) and Olieshox as an outlet to play music reminiscent of the Sweet, Slade, Ramones, Sex Pistols, New York Dolls and ABBA (if they were playing in a garage somewhere in Stockholm). The line-up was rounded out by Drummer Ziggy Starbux direct from Brooklyn, New York and Roxy Roller on Synthesizer following her escape from Roller Derby.
The Roxy Suicide has been headlining shows as well as supporting the likes of Richie Ramone (Ramones), Faster Pussycat, Nashville Pussy, Hardcore Superstar, Screeching Weasel, The Queers, Wednesday 13, Davey Suicide and the legendary Michael Monroe of Hanoi Rocks. A Double Single (4 sides) is now out on Elekktralux Recordings and has already been featured prominently on KROQ in Los Angeles. This is a charming reminder of how stripped down and cool Rock N Roll music can STILL be. Check out the bands Glam-Damaged Cassette (A collection Of The Roxy Suicide's First 6 Singles) out on the Incredible Wiener/ Burger Records!!
The San Francisco based bubble-gummy, power pop rockers Red Planet formed in the late 1990’s and instantly took the bay area by storm with their revved up hooky pop melodies and powerhouse guitar playing. The songwriting team of Jeremy Powers and Chris Dunn produced pop gems worthy of Lennon and McCartney. Their joyfully exuberant songs about love, relationships and girls, records, cars, breakups and bad jobs earned them a Bammie (Bay Area Music Magazine) nomination for Best Bay Area Pop band. They toured the country opening for the New York Dolls’ Syl Sylvain, as well as for 80s stars Howard Jones and Flock of Seagulls. In 2001 they were chosen by Budweiser Beer as the featured band in their series of regional commercials celebrating music and a good time. The song “Satellite Radio” from their first full-length Revolution 33 was featured in a documentary on the history of radio. Hailed by all who heard them as the most radio friendly band Gearhead had ever worked with, they put out 4 records packed with sing-along pop melodies that the critics raved about as the next breakout band. But touring and personal relationships started to clash, and in 2004 they called it quits after releasing their 4th and final album of dreamy fuzzy pop anthems, We Know How It Goes.
Fifteen years after the release of their landmark album Let's Degenerate the original band is once again coming together to the delight of fans to play Gearfest 2016!
Pat Todd & The Rankoutsiders
For over twenty years, THE LAZY COWGIRLS were the undisputed kings of Los Angeles underground Rock 'n' Roll, releasing countless singles and albums for labels such as Sympathy For the Record Industry, Crypt, Bomp!, and Gearhead. Wayne Coyne, of The Flaming Lips, called them an "American Institution". The Cowgirls may be no more, but their founder, vocalist and songwriter, Pat Todd, has released his third full length album with The Rankoutsiders entitled "14th & Nowhere…”. Produced and engineered by former Sparks guitarist, Earle Mankey (The Cramps, Concrete Blonde, The Beach Boys, Possum Dixon), the album reflects the diversity of American Rock 'n' Roll, from the opening track “Carryin’ A Torch” to heartfelt laments like "The Ambulance is Here"; love, hope, sex, death, betrayal, renewal- it’s all here. Pat Todd’s songwriting is a road map that leads back to the self- an existential longing to reside in the aesthetics of self-creation. Some call it art, others the blues, soul, country, rock ‘n’ roll- Keith and Mick live there; so do Ronnie, Johnny, Gram, and Hank. These are songs of the road less traveled, so you don’t have to…
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