VIPER ROOM PRESENTS, Deadly Birds, Sons of Hippies, Down and Outlaws, Kaleido (Showcase)
Hailing from San Diego, CA, Deadly Birds emerged onto the southern Calfornia rock scene in early 2011. Cast in the summer heat, Cleveland Jim Gladstone (vocals), Christopher James Oppold (guitar), David Ely (drums), and Johnny Rey (bass) define a new vintage style of rock ’n’ roll that has been described as “not to miss.” Mixing the garage rock revival, heavy raw blues and fuzz-driven rock, the band has been known to throw one of the wildest and most fiercely entertaining shows that southern California has seen in a long time. “With riffs screaming from Oppold’s guitar complementing Gladstone’s soaringly soulful poetry, as Ely smashes the drums to strengthen Rey’s barreling low end, the show is truly a epileptic seizure of classic rock insanity.” Their debut release, “Lost Weekend” is an adventurous beast gaining attention throughout the country, while they feverishly stake their claim in San Diego and Los Angeles.
Down and Outlaws are a band of wanderers, four lost souls playing music like they don’t have a choice. They walk a line between classic rock, blues and psych, creating a unique sound centered on their own modern anxiety and heart.Formed in summer 2012, the quartet has wasted no time establishing itself in the San Francisco scene. The D&O — vocalist and rhythm guitarist Peter Danzig, lead guitarist Kyle Luck, bassist Chris Danzig, and drummer Jon Carr — has already played respected venues such as The Independent, Bottom of the Hill, Elbo Room and made an appearance at Noise Pop 2013.Following the March release of the group’s debut EP, “Backwards From the Dead,” the band plans to hit the road. Whether they’ll come back is anyone’s guess.”They leave the fluff and filler at home in favor of gritty, grimy, whiskey-soaked tunes, bridging western blues vibes with classic rock and sounding exactly how an outfit called Down and Outlaws should sound.”-The Bay Bridged premiere of ‘Backwards From The Dead’“I instantly was feeling the vibe of their music, or maybe I just thought their cohesive black attire was the coolest thing… I can’t really say, but point being: they caught my attention.”-The Golden Gate XpressARTISTS