Sept 30, 2017
Doors Open at 6 pm | 21+ | $10 Advance or $15 At the Door
The Blue Lamp in Sacramento, California
Doors Open at 6 pm | 21+ | $10 Advance or $15 At the Door
The Blue Lamp in Sacramento, California
***ROCK SHOW: 21+ ***
Doors open at 6 pm $10 advance, $15 at the door
BAND LINE UP:
*Control Freaks 7 pm (Featuring Greg Lowery of Supercharger, Rip Offs etc)
*Red Planet 8 pm (New Wave/Power Pop from San Francisco)
*Mansfields 9 pm (Punk Rock/Rockabilly from CO, celebrating their new record on GEARHEAD!)
*Ms. Gearhead Contest 10 pm -- Theme Rosie The Riveter
*Woolly Bandits 11 pm (Garage-punk from L.A.)
*Deadbolt 12 am Midnight (Psychobilly Favorites from San Diego)
805 Beer, Sacramento Tattoo, Jagermeister, Vigil Apparel
***ROCK SHOW***CAR SHOW***MS GEARHEAD CONTEST***
**PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT FRIENDS OF THE RIVER**
WHAT: Gearfest 2017 Hot Rods and Rock and Roll Show
WHERE: The Blue Lamp 1400 Alhambra Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95816
WHEN: Sept 30, 2017 3 pm- 2 am
SPONSORS: The Swanx CC, Sacramento Tattoo, 805, Jagermeister, Vigil Apparel, Vivacious Vixens, So-Cal Speed Shop, Atomic Aces, Tres Noir, Kustom Koffins
***HOST HOTEL:*** Red Lion Midtown, 1319 30th St, Sacramento, CA 95816 rooms are $69 Friday and Saturday call Ashraf to book: 916-538-8292
***CAR SHOW:*** Hosted by The Swanx Car Club of Vallejo
$5/car OR Car and rock show admission $15 Red Lion Midtown Parking Lot 1319 30th St, Sacramento, CA 95816 (across the street from the Blue Lamp) Limited to 50 Cars.
Pre-'73 hot rods, customs, muscle cars, etc. Limited to the first 50 cars. Hosted by Swanx CC All Ages Welcome, free admission for car show spectators.
REGISTRATION STARTS AT 2 PM (PRE-REGISTER to receive a goody bag.)
Ok to register day of show
CAR SHOW SPONSOR: So-Cal Speedshop Sacramento
***MS. GEARHEAD CONTEST:***LIMITED TO 15 ENTRANTS***
Contest is at 10 PM
$20 to enter, all proceeds to benefit Friends Of The River
MUST PRE-REGISTER:Ticket includes entry to rock show.
THEME: Rosie The Riveter! All contestants must dress like the Vintage Rosie The Riveter, or what you think she would look like today!
Strength, compassion, intelligence, resourceful, capable, and independence are some of the qualities admired in the women representing Rosie The Riveter, and our Ms. Gearhead should highlight these same qualities.
*Each contestant will speak for 3 minutes about how the qualities of Rosie The Riveter are reflected in the contestant's life today.
*After a short deliberation our judges will select Ms. Gearhead 2017 based on how closely she meets the qualities of Rosie The Riveter
**Sponsored by The Vivacious Vixens, Tres Noir, Kustom Koffins, Atomic Aces
The Control Freaks
The Control Freaks are a new band from San Francisco, and are trying to put the P. and the U. back into Punk Rock. I know what the hell does that mean? It means this band wants to put the swagger and fun back into music, which seems to be lacking today.
So remember if you hate music you will love THE CONTROL FREAKS!
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.
The Mansfields are a Punk/Rock N Roll cocktail consisting of 50’s Rockabilly, 60’s Garage & 70’s Glitter/ Punk. Influences consist of Jayne Mansfield, The Ramones, The Cramps, Low budget B Movie’s, Trashy pop culture and Bad Hookers.
The Woolly Bandits
It all began with a legendary 60’s group The Seeds. When original front man Sky Saxon joined up with Rik Collins, bassist for the Woolly Bandits. Rik took them on four European tours and three National tours. They also released the critically acclaimed “Red Planet” album. When fans and industry types wanted to know who the younger band was backing Sky, Rik along with guitarist Mark Bellgraph decided to start The Woolly Bandits, named after a nickname one of Sky’s girlfriends had given him. Since then Sky is no longer with us. But The Woolly Bandits carry on in the spirit of The Seeds. As a three piece The Bandits released “Say Hello To My Little Friend” But things were about to change radically in the form of a new female lead singer. The Woolly Bandits motto is “fear no music” so don’t try and box them in, they’ll smash! Their story is still being written…..
Deadbolt™ is a rock band from San Diego, California, U.S.A.. They describe themselves as "The Scariest Band in the World." The band often features two bass players, who are called "The Wall of Thunder."
Deadbolt's music combines surf rock, goth, psychobilly and blues sound with unusual and offbeat lyrics, a style the band dubbed "voodoobilly." Besides the release of several CDs, the band has toured both North America and Europe extensively.
The band is known for its use of power tools during their live sets, and it is customary to be showered with sparks of red-hot metal during their live shows.
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
**Interested in being a sponsor? Send us an email
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…