Another KICK ASS show here in New Mexico!! Here is the event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/195311230592553/
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!!!
Even if you can’t make the show, check out these AWESOME bands, like their pages and SPREAD THE WORD!!!
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
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”
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!
There are some really great bands out there. Unfortunately corporate radio will not play them. I’m gonna give you ten of them right here. In no order and the first of many Blogs like this, I will be bringing you new bands that I feel should be heard around the world. Let’s get it on!:
1. Scattered Hamlet
A good old fashioned Rock band, when you see ’em live it’s just like a gatherin’.
“Hillbilly Harmony” here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdq1dUf11ws
2. Crowned By Fire
The evil spawn of Lemmy and Sabbath with a nod from Zakk Wylde himself and you’ve CBF listen if you dare! :
“I Spit On Your Curse”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiOIKvLrDXg
3. Voice Of December
Stark imagery, eclectic lyrics, brilliant musicianship give this band credibility. A VOD show will not leave your mind readily. When you’re in, you’re in for good.
be their “Guest” right here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rykom1HP6nQ
4. Sunset Riot
A FUN band that likes to give a great show as much as they love to give great music. Give a listen and get bit!
“Rattlesnake” : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMQGRhrA9W8
5. Die Hard Til Death
This band is proud to be Metal! Make no mistake some ass kicking will go down right here!
Do you have “The Will”? : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M30BVfGJVEw&feature=fvwrel
6. Fear Death Xperience
A new band from the UK that burned its way into my ears and now is running around freely in my madhouse of a mind. some Classic sound mixed with new. I love it.
“Shallow The Grave”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkltZ4I3jfM&feature=related
7. Rusty Tramp
Yeah! Let’s get back to the Feel good party band times! Rusty Tramp brings it in a BIG way. Shoot for the stars boys!
“Liar Liar” : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaOZq8sxnkU
8. The Hard Ponys
The Hard Ponys hearken back to the LA sleaze days and that make me very happy. Now if I only had a Hard Ponys T-Shirt……Give a listen!
“Psychodoll” : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wRrbXQY898
9. Mindset Evolution
I had the pleasure of interviewing these guys recently. Fun guys, great band glad to see they are chasing the dream! These guys remain in touch with reality!
“Relevant” : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tM4emrS61A
10. Texas Hippie Coalition
When you throw THC in the CD player you automatically get a little more baddass. I feel like somebody poured a bottle of Jack out on the Texas ground and these guys sprouted out of it.
“Troublesome Times” : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wy33nprcFxU
Just the first ten bands I want to bring to the attention of the WORLD!!! Many more to come. I am not afraid to spread the word about bands I love. They’ll get played right here!