Tuesday, December 8, 2009

¡The Jugband Cannibala Take a Bride!

The Jugband Cannibala are back to work in the back woods of New England, tracking new[-ish] compositions and "elaborating" a couple of old ones in preparation of the first official release of ¡The Jugband Cannnibala Take a Bride!, the daring, avant-blues-metal album that began in Southern California, February 2008 [RPM Challenge], and has since languished, partially finished, in a state between purgatory and hyper-obscurity.

¡...Take a Bride! is down-and-dirty blues ["Kill, Murder 'n' Mame"] meets doom-and-gloom metal ["Valhalla Deferred"], with a little angst ["Crawling on my Belly"; "I Was a Teenage Exorcism"] and rabid-animal tone-howl ["The Brain-Eating Amoeba of Lake Havasu"; "Unwed Teenage Megaphone [Herself]"] thrown in for good measure.

Also featured will be the single "I'm Your Nasty Shadow," and the previously unreleased "Sparkhead Blues" and "¡Chucho Takes a Bride!/Cajon Pass."

After a number of setbacks, "the boys" are aiming for a Spring 2011 release of the new disc, as a follow-up to their newly-released "Least-Worst-Of..." compilation, ¡No Rotation!: The Birth of Hermit-Rock, which features cuts from their first three albums [Johnny Got His Axe (RPM Challenge 2007), American Toreador (2007), and the first two-thirds of ¡The Jugband Cannibala Take a Bride! (RPM Challenge 2008-pending)].

And, as if THAT weren't enough, HONKY GABACHO will also be releasing an entirely new solo platter, currently titled "HONKY GABACHO: The Caucasian Album".

¡So Keep Yer Ear t' the Ground Till Ya Hear the Throb!...
Sir Loudengreasey, Esq.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Sunday, October 4, 2009

¡"Boogie-Woogie Virus" responsible for New England "Jam-Fever" Epidemic! [part one]

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

¡"Boogie-Woogie Virus" responsible for New England "Jam-Fever" Epidemic! [part one]

Current mood: ecstatic

There's an epidemic tearing mercilessly through Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
The poor, hapless, and increasing numbers of afflicted are reporting pleasurable ringing sensations of the eardrum; profuse sweating; elevated heart-rate and blood pressure; elevated libido; wild, waking fantasies that are unencumbered by the burdens of logic, situational context, or the irrational gravity of emotion; an overall sense of euphoric well-being; involuntary spasms and gyrations of the limbs and pelvis, respectively.
It is intellectually pervasive, psychically penetrating, and highly infectious. Due to the tendency of it's victims to either play musical instruments, or to gather in public places to dance and cheer loudly [thereby perpetuating this awful scourge], this ailment has been dubbed "JAM-FEVER", both cheerfully by it's victims and derisively by the uninfected masses [as well as a couple of real dick-noses at the CDC...].
It is a highly adaptable virus. It has been dubbed HGNR-1 [¡HONKY GABACHO "NO ROTATION" VIRUS], THEP-1 [TRAVIS HOSEY'S "EMOTIONAL PASTE"] and, as of last night, KUATO-4 [KUATO'S Unbeleivable Ass-whippin' Tone Orgy].
Some even claim to experience auditory and visual hallucinations, seeing glittering disco-balls and hearing a primal, grinding low-frequency throb everywhere they go. They close their eyes at night and are subjected to unbridled dreams of amorphic, subconcious abstractions, flittering in strange-colors and polyrhythms beneath their eyelids, where emotion, intellect, and all of the five physical senses collide on a 6-dimensional dance floor.
They awake in a cold sweat, trembling in a glowing fit of "Rock-Out".
Their socks are missing.

¡"JAM FEVER" Claims the Life of HONKY GABACHO ["Boogie-Woogie Virus" part two]!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

¡"JAM FEVER" Claims the Life of HONKY GABACHO ["Boogie-Woogie Virus" part two]!

"¿Why", you might ask, "is this psychopath with a keyboard and internet access telling me all of this 'JAM FEVER' nonsense? What does it all have to do with me, and my comfortable, insulated, quiet New England existence this beautiful autumn day September 29, 2009 Anno Domini?"
Because, quite frankly, the scourge has reached your front door, and I write of this today not as a warning against it, but as a death knell of boogie-less Monday nights in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. You will catch the fever, and it will purge you.
¡THE HONKY GABACHO OPEN MIC EXTRAVAGANZA! of September 28, 2009, was not just "one for the history books".
It was one for the Religious tomes.
HONKY GABACHO started it off with a brief-but-electrifying set, followed once again by TRAVIS HOSEY'S dynamic and multifaceted folk-rock originals.
JEB was back again, as was JOHN, performing as JIBBAH AND THE ILLUSTRIOUS BONE, combining some of JEB's originals and a rousing finale of the Robert Johnson classic "Crossroads", as played by Cream, which featured a fantastically unorthodox break for an audience-participation "drum solo". Hands and thighs were clapped and tables were pounded and slapped by bar patrons for about twelve bars of the song, during which JEB and BONE all but stopped playing entirely.
The audience was credited at the end of the song for their impromptu "drum solo" as "the GINGER BAKERS."
The climax of the night, however, was the set by KUATO, replete with a spinning-kaliedoscope-light-in-front-of-the-bass-drum. They played seven funky, crunching, whirlwind originals with stop-on-a-dime changes at searing volumes which shook the tables, rumbled the guts, fried the brains and were probably totally unfit for any sentient being to endure under any but the most favorable circumstances...
..Last night was by far the most favorable circumstances of their young careers.
They played two encores, and the small crowd still shouted for more as they were breaking-down their equipment from the middle of the Brewery Lane Tavern's dining room floor...
The last act of the night was the HOSEY & HONKY SWEET-BOY PIN-UP REVUE, who took the stage just after midnight and didn't leave it until nearly one a.m. They jammed out on some of Honky Gabacho's JUGBAND CANNIBALA-originals: "Lonesome Electric Robert Pete Williams" and "Boca Sovacos", which segued-in from the [marvelously TRAVIS- sung] cover of Bob Dylan's "One More Cup of Coffee".
They also tackled HOSEY'S "Waffles", along with Aretha Franklin's "Chain of Fools" and Smoky Robinson's "I Second That Emotion".
By the end of the night, full-blown "JAM FEVER" had claimed the hearts, minds, groove-thangs, baby-makers and bad selves of dozens of unsuspecting patrons of Brewery Lane Tavern; the life/Chi/Cosmic Center of HONKY GABACHO, and from the looks of things, will not be losing momentum any time in the near, or even distant, future.
So come on down next Monday night at 9pm and catch "THE RAGIN' CONTAGION" fer yer own fine selves...

The first symptom will foot-tapping/ head-bobbing...
The next symptom is sock-rocking.

¡Take To Yer Trees, There's No Escape!
Sir Loudengreasey, Esq.

¡HONKY GABACHO, SYNDICATE 19, and 500 Laser Beams Can't Go Wrong!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

¡HONKY GABACHO, SYNDICATE 19, and 500 Laser Beams Can't Go Wrong!
Current mood: rejuvenated

Honky Gabacho and Syndicate 19 were givin' it to the patrons of Post Road Tavern in their earholes this Saturday night, and, of course, their advances were wantonly accepted. The crowd in the small bar whooped, hollered and danced in fits of "Non-Clear Channel/MUZAK"-induced soundlust [really, could you imagine turning your radio dial to WHEB or WCYY and hearing "Lonesome Electric Robert Pete Williams"?], as Honky chopped, popped, slapped and wailed through his set and Syndicate 19 scorched through two sets and an extended encore, playing crowd-favorite covers ["Black Betty";"Closer"; "Sober"] and excellent originals ["Don't Wait"; "Ready"; "OBC"].
Honky Gabacho's set list was as follows:
"Killing Floor"
"Pride 'n' Joy"
"I Want You Back"
"I Second That Emotion"
"Lonesome Electric Robert Pete Williams"
"Fat-Bottomed Girls"
"Let Me Love You"
"Hard To Handle"
"That's All I Need"
"I'm Your Nasty Shadow"
"Boca Sovacos"
It was another night chalked-up in the "success" column for Honky Gabacho and Syndicate 19 [aren't they all, though?], and hopefully not the last we'll be seeing of them on the same bill in the not-too-distant future. If you missed this incendiary Honky Gabacho set, you can see the abbreviated/abridged version this Monday, September 28, at 9pm at "¡THE HONKY GABACHO OPEN MIC EXTRAVAGANZA!" at Brewery Lane Tavern in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, along with Travis Hosey, KUATO, and... well... YOU, if you're a Seacoast musician with the night off on a Monday... And/or whoever else arrives in time to "make the list", which, by this one writer's humble estimation, will become prime real estate for local musicians in the coming months!

Until We Meat Again,
Over and Out,
Sir Loudengreasey, Esq.

¡HONKY GABACHO OPEN MIC EXTRAVAGANZA!- a "stark-raving success..."

Thursday, September 24, 2009
¡HONKY GABACHO OPEN MIC EXTRAVAGANZA!-a "stark-raving success"... Current mood: catalyzed


We're happy to report that the first-ever ¡Honky Gabacho Open Mic Extravaganza! was a stark-raving success! From the first pinched-trachea howl of Honky Gabacho, to the deft fingerpicking of Travis Hosey's majestic originals to the chest-punchin', ass-whippin' jam-fever of a Kuato line-up that was, quite literally, barely contained within the confines of the house, it was nothing short of a personal triumph for Mr. Gabacho and Co., and surely a blessed omen of more barn-burning nights to come.
Also present, with ample poise and style to burn, was the duo Jeb and the Illustrious Bone, the Travis Hosey and Honky Gabacho nightcap-jam "Hosey & Honky Sweet-Boy Pin-Up Revue", and Rachael Carrico [with special guest Laryngitis which, in typical Rachael fashion, only added to the sultry, textural depth of her expressive phrases, giving a smoky hue to her originals and an erotic gasp to her Janis Joplin cover "Mercedes Benz"].
...Rachael, you are anything but lost without your sustain pedal... :)
I'll be the first to admit that Honky had to do a little arm-twisting to get me out there, and that I'm grateful for it. I can't think of much better that I want to do with my Monday nights from here on out, and look forward to many more jam-packed evenings of humor, music and the joyful sense of communal expression that is "¡THE HONKY GABACHO OPEN MIC EXTRAVAGANZA!"

Over and Out,
Sir Loudengreasey, Esq.