Riverboat Gamblers

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Riverboat Gamblers

Cobra Skulls, Fresh Kills, The Keefs, Disaster Committee

Wed, October 10, 2012

7:00 pm

Mojo Main

Newark, DE


Off Sale

This event is all ages

Riverboat Gamblers
Riverboat Gamblers
The Riverboat Gamblers are a punk rock band originally from Denton, Texas but now residing in Austin, Texas. The band first received attention from major record labels after their energetic and rowdy showcase at the 2003 South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival in Austin, Texas, but the band ultimately signed with indie label Gearhead Records.
In 2005 they were signed to Volcom Entertainment and performed a stint on the 2005 Warped Tour, where the band was often noticed for its deranged live shows. The silliness of some of the earlier material has given way to a more complex breadth of material about America's maligned. They opened for Rancid and Rise Against in the summer of 2009. They have also appeared on the soundtracks to the videogames Tony Hawk's American Wasteland, Madden 07 and Skate 2. In 2010 they began to perform on the Vans Warped Tour in the United States.
Cobra Skulls
Cobra Skulls
When Devin from the Cobra Skulls sat down to write Agitations, the third Cobra Skulls full length and
first for Fat Wreck Chords, due out Sept. 27, he found himself in a different situation than he'd ever been
in before. I'll let him tell you all about it:

"In the past I've always written songs sporadically and when it seemed as though a song wanted to
write itself, but for our new album, Agitations, the process was a little different because time was a bit
of a constraint… I had less than a month to write an entire album. Solitude was definitely a necessity for
me to write…so I moved into a cheap, dirty, weekly motel in Reno"

The result is thirteen of the most blistering, concise Cobra Skulls songs ever assembled in album form.
Only one track clocks in at over three minutes and as usual, the band is almost incomprehensibly angry
at the world at large. No target is too weird, too outside the normal realm of traditional punk angst for
the Cobra Skulls. Agitations sets its sites on the crumbling economy, our unsustainable auto-obsessed
culture, the xenophobia bred in the post 9-11 political climate, their own families and friends and
prisons that are run like profit-turning businesses. Nothing's spared in the latest from these hyper-
intelligent, incisive, uncompromising, politically charged, lovelorn misanthropes, but that's par for the
course for an album from Reno's favorite sons.

Formed in 2005 in the Biggest Little City in the World, Cobra Skulls began packing basements and
garages around the southwest before catching the attention of Red Scare Industries in 2006, where
they dropped two full lengths and began to make noise on a more national level. Fat Mike eventually
got the message that an angry punk band with an unclassifiable sound that seemed to simultaneously
worship Bad Religion, the Misfits, The Clash, and Mike Ness's rockabilly songs was making the rounds,
so he signed 'em up in a hurry and helped them put out the critically acclaimed 2011 ep Bringing the
War Home. When it was time for a debut Fat Wreck full length, the Cobra Skulls hit Motor Studios in
San Francisco (NOFX, Lagwagon, pretty much everything on Fat from the 90's) to record Agitations, the
results are 13 songs that Fat Mike has since referred to as 'the best' Cobra Skulls album to date. In the
words of Devin: "Every song has a distinct personality. Some are fast, some are mid-tempo… Some songs
sound influenced by blues, rockabilly, pop and some even have hints of jazz, funk and folk, but all songs
are rooted in an old school punk spirit."

The Cobra Skulls are renowned for their nonstop touring and the cycle for Agitations will be no
exception. For starters, they'll be hitting the whole of North America with Nothington, including a stop
at the Fest in Gainesville. After that, you know how it goes. They're going around the world to scream
about the fucked up injustices that plague the world in both English and Spanish. And if you don't
speak either of those? Well, you can just marvel at the seamless blending of punk, ska, blues, jazz and
rockabilly that the Cobra Skulls are known for. Or you can explain how you've read this bio, because
that's pretty impressive too.
Fresh Kills
Fresh Kills
For their latest offering, Raise Up The Sheets, Freshkills tapped ‘elegant degenerate’ Jim Sclavunos, the No Wave icon who performed with Sonic Youth, Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, and the Cramps before hopping behind the Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds’ drum kit. Sclavunos: “Freshkills inhabit a dark but thrilling underworld in which relentless machine-like rhythmic intensity hammers ear-anvils at the bidding of wryly louche after-hours philosophy. They’re the visceral embodiment of power and poetry.”Raise Up The Sheetsattacks on every front like a pandemic. The songs are prettier, darker, more concise and more expansive. Lipez is wounded and acerbic, the rhythm section both tight and monstrous with military precision and vulgar swing, the twin guitars frantic, chaotic and dangerous as a sharpened screwdriver. The whole band sounds like they’ve been cornered and will have to fight their way out. It’s anyone’s guess who will win, but either way, it’ll be worth watching.Freshkills has toured the US and UK, sharing the stage with Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Sleigh Bells, TV On The Radio, …Trail of Dead, Future of the Left and Mission of Burma amongst many more. They’ve played The Bowery Ballroom, Shea Stadium, Glasslands, C squat and all points in between.
The Keefs
The Keefs
The Keefs, Delaware's newest hit makers, are the perfect blend of old-school punk and rootsy rock n' roll with the melody and hooks of power pop with hints of a glam rock sheen.

Slightly gritty vocals, contrasted with melodic guitar lines define their sound. The Keefs attribute their sound to a wide variety of influences including Cheap Trick, Thin Lizzy, The Ramones, Johnny Cash, Dead Boys, The Clash, Descendents, Social Distortion and old school Motley Crue.
“I was instantly impressed with the Keefs. The Keefs bring back memories of classic 80's sounding punk meshed with some classic rock and roll. The bands that instantly came to mind when they started were the Ramones, The Kinks and the Clash... The Keefs are straight forward solid punk/rock party music. The set was a nice energetic set of 12 hard driving songs with no annoying musical interludes. If you are a fan of the Ramones, The Kinks and 80's style punk music, you need to go check out The Keefs... Go check out The Keefs live!”— Mid Atlantic Rock Reviews
Disaster Committee
Disaster Committee
Disaster Committee is a punk rock band from Newark, Delaware formed in 2012. The band started as a three piece, consisting of Pat Higgins on vocals and bass, Lee Tarczynski on vocals and guitar and Chris Fanny on drums. In September 2012, BJ Clements joined the band as a second guitarist.

Their sound is a combination of their common influences of punk and hardcore, along with each member's eclectic taste in other genres of music.

In June of 2012, Disaster Committee released their self titled, four song EP which was recorded by Our Death Records.
Venue Information:
Mojo Main
270 E Main Street
Newark, DE, 19711