beers and gears
Head over to Sudwerks in Davis, CA in your favorite ride, grab a cold frosty craft beer and kick back for a summer evening of great tunes, courtesy of Gearhead Records. DJ Mikki Riff will be spinning, and there will be vinyl and threads there for purchase! So come on down and hang with the cool kids while we celebrate how good it feels to rock!
Gearhead Releases a Bunch of New Stuff!
Rodney Bingenheimer, or Rodney on the Rock as he is better known, has introduced the world to some of rock's most beloved bands. This December, Gearhead® Records is proud to release Rodney On The Rock Presents: Santa's Got a GTO Vol. 2. Join Rodney as he shares some of his favorite Christmas songs by some of his most beloved bands including CJ Ramone (bass player of The Ramones), The Glitter Critters a.k.a The Woolly Bandits (with Clem Burke of Blondie on drums and Kevin Preston of The Prima Donnas on guitar), actress (Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Mindy Project) Tipper Newton’s pop girl band Color TV, The Tearaways who wrote Rodney’s Sirius Radio theme song, David Bowie collaborator KristeenYoung, The Ramonas, Kat Meoz, Frankie and the Studs (featuring the daughter of Gilby Clark from Guns and Roses), The Dollyrots, Karen Basset of The Pandoras, and more! Released on limited edition red vinyl, this album includes a free digital download coupon with bonus tracks, and is also available as a limited edition plastic digital download card. The album sports eye-catching original album art by Doug Mansfield, guitarist for The Mansfields who also have a track on this album.
Speaking of The Mansfields, their sophomore release with Gearhead, Hollywood Babylon, is also just hitting the streets. Featuring eye-popping original cover art by Doug Mansfield, the neon-orange vinyl is stuffed full of spooky psychobilly rants such as Robot With a Human Brain, The Evil Ones, Bats over Berlin and more. This limited edition pressing of 500 copies includes a free digital download coupon with extra tracks.
And finally, the yearly print edition of Gearhead® Magazine Issue #20 is now available! Known for its coverage of rockers, custom cars, rebels, and lowbrow artists since 1993, the new issue features an interview with, Dean Moon, Creator of Mooneyes, an interview with world renowned tattooist "Cuz'n" Bill Lorenz (his eye-popping painting graces the cover of the magazine), World Famous DJ Rodney Bingenheimer and his rock n’ roll GTO, The Race of Gentlemen, Hollywood legend Fantastic Fig and His Curious Cars, Eva Von Slut and the San Francisco Music Scene and fabulous Indie Record, Book and Music Reviews.
The Return of The White Barons
The San Francisco foursome known as The White Barons have made their triumphant return with the stunning rock and roll slammer Electric Revenge.
Fronted by the force of nature known affectionately as Eva Von Slut, the band once again barrels through songs about love, drugs, loss, and taking charge of one's life and the decisions one makes.
I first fell in love with this band, especially Ms. Slut when they opened for The Thunder Boys at a show in Davis, CA back in 2007. I was contemplating signing the TBs and don't really remember how the Barons got on the bill. I'm pretty sure we had been talking and she offered to drive up to play for me. Of course I signed them.
That's how this band is. They have a take-no-prisoners approach to rock and roll that I absolutely love. Their first record, Up All Night With The White Barons was a punk n' roll Misfits inspired sing along down a back alley complete with brass knuckles, and an 8 ball of blow. This new one is way more rock n' roll nodding to the classic 70s rock that I grew up with. Ms. Slut's vocals are still balls to the wall, but her voice is so much better suited to this pure style of classic rock. The brothers Nate and Johnny back her up so admirably, both instrumentally as well as vocally. They lay a great foundation for her to jump off of. They even got the The Dwarves' Blag Dahlia singing on a couple of tracks "Black Rider" and "You're Mine Tonight". Topping it all off is the eye-popping cover art by Vince Ruarus. Grab this limited edition slab o' wax fast; there are only 500 copies and each comes with a free digital download coupon. Of course you can also pick this baby up on Itunes!
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