Albuquerque NM – March 1st – Come one, Come ALL!!!

397434_477384135630601_1354504435_n

https://www.facebook.com/events/470236299704227/

     Coming up on March 1st here in Albuquerque NM there is going to be a stellar alignment of Rock N’ Roll. Three of Rocks greatest newcomers will be playing a show like no other. Rusty Tramp, Scattered Hamlet, and Scars Blue!!!

267223_426349360734079_985007448_n

https://www.facebook.com/RustyTramp

196413_458973980829386_250564345_n

https://www.facebook.com/ScatteredHamlet?fref=ts

315471_121839121291932_947166530_n

https://www.facebook.com/scars.blue

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Scars-BLUE-Metal/101602066663883?fref=ts

     Even if you can’t make the show, check out these AWESOME bands, like their pages and SPREAD THE WORD!!!

the Hellion

RUSTY TRAMP CD RELEASE PARTY!- UPDATED!!!

Hooligan’s 11/2/12 – A packed house was anxiously awaiting Polyram Recording Artist RUSTY TRAMP. The mood of the crowd was reminiscent of the old club days in Albuquerque NM. Happy, ready to have a good time, old friends glad to see each other.

 RUSTY TRAMP is comprised of Tommy Brown (vocals), Mike “Gutter” Garcia (bass/vocals), Thomas Milem (guitars/vocals), and Derrick Milem (drums/vocals). They bring forth straight up crowd pleasing Rock N’ Roll. After some kick ass music from openers

     DARKEN THE DAY

MICHAEL LEE OSTRANDER

VOICE OF DECEMBER

RUSTY TRAMP took the stage and totally owned it. They included the audience in their set, recognizing friends and family members, calling people up to the front. They were tight and on their game, we even got a treat of a cover of Drivin’ N Cryin’s “Fly Me Courageous” with an interlude of Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love” that included a theremin solo from Thomas Milem. All in all a great night of Rock N’ Roll for Rusty Tramp! Check out their facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/RustyTramp?fref=ts website: http://polyrammusic.com/rusty-tramp

U P D A T E: VIDEO LINK

*NOTE: Savage Wizdom closed the show, however I had to leave because of prior commitments. Check them out at : http://www.facebook.com/pages/Savage-Wizdom/192051580829611

the Hellion

MIKE “GUTTER” GARCIA – GET TO KNOW HIM!

 

One of the most “colorful” local performers I know is Gutter. He’s a hard-working, fun-loving musician that doesn’t EVER slow down. Let’s see what he has to say:

Tell me about how you were introduced to music.

     Gutter: When I was just a little kid my Dad played guitar and harmonica plus my Grandfather played classical guitar. I used to sit around and thought it was so cool just to listen to them play.

My mom, may she rest in peace,  was one of my greatest music mentors. To whom do you attribute your love of music to?
Gutter: As a young tyke I used to listen to American top 40… he-he. Plus I hung around the older kids in the neighborhood and they turned me on to Deep Purple, Montrose, Robin Trower, Sabbath and I was hooked early on to some killer rock n roll!

What was the catalyst that  lead you to decide to become a musician?
     Gutter: While listening to my Grandfather play and saw how it mesmerized people, I said that want to learn to do that.

Did you have any formal musical training or did you just wing it?
     Gutter:  yes, I took a few lessons from my Gramps then took guitar lessons at Luchetti’s music store back in the day and learned the basics and pretty much winged it from there.

I know you as primarily a bassist, was that your first choice? Do you play other instruments?
Gutter: I was originally a guitarist. I played guitar in my first two bands but there were no bass players so I bought a Rickenbacker and started becoming a bass player. I still write my originals on guitar and have to figure out bass parts later.

What are some lessons from previous bands that you carry with you through today?
Gutter:  Just be true to yourself and play what you feel and what makes you happy. Playing music is supposed to be great fun and never a chore.

Tell me about the “Gutter” moniker?
Gutter:  Well, back when I was in a band in Hollyweird my only transportation was my motorcycle so my singer & guitarist would pick me and my bass up for band rehearsals and they would always be late. So there I’d be sitting on the curb waiting for them with my bass and they would say, “There’s the Gutter Dweller” and that became my nickname…Gutter Dweller, which was quickly shortened to “Gutter”…hah! and people still call me that to this day.

What are some of the many projects your working on these days?
Gutter:  Well, I’m currently playing in three bands. I’m in an original rock band called “Rusty Tramp” which plays awesome party rock. I also have another darker sounding rock band called “Darken the Day” and we are actually playing our debut gig opening for my other band Rusty Tramp’s CD release party coming up soon. Plus, I have an awesome classic rock cover band called “LocoMofo”

http://www.facebook.com/RustyTramp

 

http://www.facebook.com/DarkenTheDay

 

 

http://www.facebook.com/locomofo.nm

 

People are sometimes surprised at what they find in each others music collections. Are there any surprises in your collection?
Gutter: Oh man, I have a very extensive music collection. There are many surprises from Al Di Meola to Zeke.I have all kinds of styles in there but mostly metal, punk, prog and a lot of obscure stuff that a lot of people have never even heard of.

Speak your mind freely, the floor is yours:
     Gutter:  Well, like I said before, be true to yourself and your music and everybody has to support your fellow musicians and the music scene to keep it alive and well!! Cheers.

Here’s a taste of LOCOMOFO:

 

My man Gutter, thanks!

the Hellion