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Sunday, March 16 • 1:00am - 1:30am
G.G. Elvis

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In the summer 2006 “Nard-core” punk rock guitarist and Elvis Presley aficionado Tony Cortez (Ill Repute) formed the musical combo “Punk Rawk Elvis” with several other Oxnard, California musicians as a tribute to “the King” of rock n’ roll. In December of 2006, after months of rehearsals Tony thought they just might finally be ready to play their first real gig. Unfortunately for Tony....they weren't. Tony was completely unsatisfied with the level of playing of his other band mates except, of course, for the dynamic lead guitar playing of punk luminary Dave Casillas (NOFX, Stalag 13 & Agression). Their bass player and drummer at that time just weren't cutting it. The back-up singer couldn't carry a tune in a bucket, and the lead singer drove everyone crazy with his neurotic attitude as well as his sub-par vocals. So, Tony did what any self-respecting musician would do in such a circumstance.....he quit and took Dave Casillas with him. Thinking fast on his feet, on New Years Day of 2007, Tony contacted his long time friend and (Bad Samaritans) lead vocalist Eric Lara and told him about the project and the formation of the TCP (Taking Care of Punk) Band as a punk rock tribute to Elvis and asked Lara if he’d be interested in fronting the project. Tony had also recently recruited legendary punk beat-master Larry White (Agression, Stalag 13 & Dr. Know) to handle drumming duties. Eric was impressed with the level of amazing musicians Tony had assembled for the project and recommended George “Horhay” Snow (Bad Samaritans and Jughead’s Revenge) bassist to complete the rhythm section. With Snow and Lara agreeing to come on board.....G.G. Elvis was born! With the addition of back up singer Sara Merin, “Little Sister”, the line-up was now complete, and after only three hasty rehearsals, the band debuted with it's first live performance just three short weeks later to an overwhelmingly responsive crowd in Las Vegas at the infamous BYO sponsored Punk Rock Bowling Tournament. The show was a rousing success and the band has now played a host of shows over the course of 2007 to packed houses. Their unique brand of outrageous comedy fused with tight, high-intensity music, masterfully combines well-known punk rock cover songs with Elvis classics that delights and incites their growing and enthusiastic audiences wherever they play. Viva G.G. Elvis ! G.G. Elvis and the T.C.P. Band inked a deal with Mental Records in 2007 and recorded their CD and DVD in three furious days. "Back From The Dead," their debut CD/DVD (with Scratch N Sniff artwork!), will be released on June 24, 2008.
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Sunday March 16, 2008 1:00am - 1:30am
Red 7 611 E 7th St

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