The Casualties at Lookout Lounge @ Lookout Lounge, Omaha [21 September]

The Casualties at Lookout Lounge

20:00 - 23:00

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Lookout Lounge
320 South 72nd Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68114
Black Heart Booking, A-13 Punk Rock, and Lookout Lounge Present:

The Casualties

The Vibrators

The Beat Seekers

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Doors: 7 PM, Show: 7:30 PM

$10 ADV/$13 DOS

ALL AGES — Everyone must have a valid ID. Under 18 needs to be accompanied by a parent or guardian or have a notarized parental permission form:


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The Casualties

The Casualties formed in 1990 out of a desire to return to the heyday of punk, an era that hung on into the early '80s and then started to fall by the wayside in favor of the very early grunge movement, as well as hair metal, synth pop, and new wave. But the band's lineup was far from stable in the early days. The initial lineup consisted of singers Jorge Herrera and Colin, drummer Yureesh, guitarist Hank, and bassist Mark. Even this inaugural lineup was shaky, with Colin stepping out for several months to finish his education, and Rivits singer Rachel stepping in to take his place. During this period, the Casualties put together a demo. The following year, the core lineup consisted of Colin, Jorge, Yureesh, and Mark. The band added guitarist Fred when Hank dropped out, and went on to make an appearance on the compilation Benefit for Beer. Soon more changes were in the works, with new guitarist Fred heading off to school. C Squat's Scott temporarily filled Fred's shoes until he returned a short time later. During this period, guitarist Hank came and went a second time. Another guitarist, Steve, also played briefly with the group.

The Early Years: 1990-1995The Casualties stabilized long enough in the fall of 1991 to put together an EP, 40 Ounce Casualty. By the following year, the band was touring frequently and building up a fan base in their hometown of New York City. In 1993, however, more shakeups were in the works. Guitarist Fred and bassist Mark were out, and Jake Kolatis and Mike were in to take their respective places. The following year, the band appeared on another compilation, Pogo Attack, and put together a second EP, Drinking Is Our Way of Life. The four-track EP was never issued but later was incorporated into the band's 1999 release, Early Years: 1990-1995. Stability remained elusive, and drummer Yureesh and singer Colin dropped out. Shawn stepped in to take Yureesh's place. The group put together a third EP, A Fuckin' Way of Life, in 1995, the same year that Rivits drummer Meggers (aka Mark Eggers) took Shawn's place.
For the Punx Temporarily settled in terms of their lineup, the Casualties traveled to London in 1996 for a performance on the stage of the Holidays in the Sun Festival. The following year, the band put out their first full-length album, For the Punx, and embarked on a tour where it supported the Varukers. Unfortunately, the lineup evolved again the following year, when the Krays' bassist, Jon, took over when Mike dropped out. Jon stayed long enough to help out on the Underground Army album, but jumped ship during the band's supporting tour across Europe in 1998. To take his place, the band recruited Dave Punk Core, who only stayed until 1999. With the addition of ex-Manix bassist Rick Lopez, the group started another tour. More tours of the U.S. and Europe followed in 2000 and 2001, along with the albums Who's in Control?, Stay Out of Order, and Die Hards, the last marking their debut on Side One Dummy. On the Front Line appeared in February 2004; two years later, the Casualties preceded Under Attack's late August release with a main stage slot on the Vans Warped Tour. All We Have, the band's eighth studio long player, dropped in 2009, followed by the Season of Mist-issued Resistance in 2012, and Chaos Sound in early 2016.

The Vibrators

With a career lasting 35 years, vocalist/guitarist IAN «KNOX» CARNOCHAN, bassist PAT COLLIER, guitarist JOHN ELLIS and drummer EDDIE originally formed the VIBRATORS in February 1976, and their first gig was supporting THE STRANGLERS at Hornsey Art College in North London. They supported THE SEX PISTOLS at the 100 CLUB and were one of the bands playing at the now legendary 100 CLUB PUNK ROCK FESTIVAL, where as well as doing their own set they supported guitar hero CHRIS SPEDDING. CHRIS recommended the band to his then record company, RAK. The band's debut single «WE VIBRATE» came out in November (one of the first punk singles) and was followed two weeks later by CHRIS SPEDDING'S «POGO DANCING» single with the VIBRATORS as the band on that. Early in 1977 the band supported IGGY POP (with DAVID BOWIE on keyboards) on a UK tour, then moved to EPIC RECORDS and released the classic «BABY BABY» single, followed by their first album «PURE MANIA» which spent five weeks in the UK Top 75, peaking at number 49. A second single from the album — but a live version — «LONDON GIRLS», came out in the summer of 1977 and was promoted by a tour supporting ex-MOTT THE HOOPLE mainman IAN HUNTER. Bassist PAT COLLIER left soon after and was replaced by GARY TIBBS. The band released the single «AUTOMATIC LOVER» (March 1978), which not only reached 35 in the charts but also got the band on TOP OF THE POPS. A second LP, «V2» was released in April and reached number 33 in the British Charts, and is still regarded today as one of New Waves finest moments. JOHN ELLIS left soon after to follow a solo career and to work with PETER GABRIEL, and was replaced by DAVE BIRCH, whilst a fifth member was added with keyboard/saxophonist DON SNOW. However this line up of the band only recorded the «JUDY SAYS (KNOCK YOU IN THE HEAD)» single (a UK No 70 single in the summer of 1978). There then followed a new line up of the band: KNOX — guitar/vocals, EDDIE — drums, with new members BEN BRIERLY — bass, and GREG VAN COOK — guitar. This again proved to be short lived and KNOX left to have a go at being a solo artist towards the end of 1978. EDDIE carried on with the band, as well as drumming for THE INMATES (an R&B band). In early 1980 a more successful line up: KIP — vocals, EDDIE — drums, IAN WOODCOCK (ex-EATER) — bass, PHIL RAM — guitar, ADRIAN WYATT — guitar, signed to RAT RACE RECORDS. They released two singles «GIMME SOME LOVIN'» and «DISCO IN MOSCO», but the band split up at the end of the year. The original line up reformed in mid 1982 (KNOX, EDDIE, PAT COLLIER and JOHN ELLIS) and signed to ANAGRAM RECORDS, releasing a new version of «BABY BABY». This was followed by a single and album both called «GUILTY» before the band moved to RAM RECORDS, releasing the singles «MX AMERICA» and «FLYING HOME» and the LP «ALASKA 127» (named after PAT COLLIER'S studio). By mid 1985 the band had signed to CARRERE RECORDS for whom they recorded the «BABY BLUE EYES» single before moving back to RAM for the «FIFTH AMENDMENT» LP and «BLOWN AWAY BY LOVE» single. By the time the band signed to FM REVOLVER in mid 1986, PAT COLLIER had left to pursue a successful career producing bands, and was replaced by NOEL THOMPSON for the «VIBRATORS LIVE» LP. JOHN ELLIS then left (to become a full-time member of the STRANGLERS) and was replaced by MICKIE OWEN, and NOEL THOMPSON left and was replaced by MARK DUNCAN. The new line up released the «RECHARGED» album, the «STRING HIM ALONG» single and also the 1988's «MELTDOWN» album. MICKIE OWEN left and was replaced by NIGEL BENNETT (ex-MEMBERS) for the 1990's «VICIOUS CIRCLE» LP. This line up of the VIBRATORS toured regularly, and released a string of albums: «VOLUME TEN» (1990), «THE POWER OF MONEY» (a re-make compilation, 1993), «HUNTING FOR YOU» (1994), and «UNPUNKED» (an acoustic compilation album, 1996). 1990 lineup (left to right) Mark Duncan (bass), Eddie (drums), Knox (guitar/vocals), Nigel Bennett (guitar) In 1996, in their twentieth year, they started with a new line-up: KNOX — guitar/vocals, EDDIE — drums, with newcomers DARRELL BATH (ex- UK SUBS, CRYBABIES, DOGS D'AMOUR) — guitar, and NICK PECKHAM (ex- BIG BOY TOMATO) — bass, but by June that year they had become a three-piece (KNOX, NICK, and EDDIE). The band recorded the albums «FRENCH LESSONS WITH CORRECTION!» (1997) and «BUZZIN'» (1999). with the band doing extensive touring, (almost 100 gigs in 1999 — including the USA and Canada), plus the release of many albums. NICK PECKHAM (bass) left in Sepatember 1999 and was replaced by ROBBIE TART (ex- HEARTBREAK ANGELS). In 2002 the band released a new compilation of the first two albums the band recorded, closely followed by a new studio album ENERGIZE, both on Ian Grant's TRACK RECORDS. In September 2003 ROBBIE TART left and was replaced by PETE from Finnish band No Direction, and the band toured the UK and Europe with the UK Subs, doing really good business. In their long career the VIBRATORS have toured with the likes of IGGY POP, IAN HUNTER, THE FLAMING GROOVIES, DIE TOTEN HOSEN,and have had their songs covered by THE EXPLOITED, UK SUBS, GBH, REM, DIE TOTEN HOSEN, to name but a few. Now in 2011 the band celebrate 35 years of making records and touring heavily. Get ready for another 30 years of PURE MANIA!

The Beat Seekers

Rock n' Roll aint dead, It's just waking up. In a watered down glass of phony indie pop and cookie cutter rock, The Beat Seekers bring you a shot of genuine American Rock n' Roll. The band is anchored by prolific lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter Keith Fertwagner. With four records released since the bands inception, these guys are no strangers to hard work and good music.

The latest release «LOUD AND F**K!NG CLEAR» displays a wide array of influences and subject matter that is not easy to define, but definitely easy to swallow. The songs go from Guns N' Roses style riffing to punk rock anthems with a dash of twang and 70's rock, while still maintaining a modern edge and pop sensibility. Let's just say if music were soup, this batch wouldn't lack ingredients, and it would taste pretty fucking good.

Throughout the Beat Seekers existence hardships, setbacks, and dumb luck have only made the fire burn hotter for Keith, and there is a flat out refusal to go away quietly. While there's been no shortage of adversity, there has also been no shortage of the need to overcome it. Some people make music because they want to, but some people do it because they have no other choice. In a world where everything is shiny and plastic, The Beat Seekers offer a healthy dose of something heartfelt and real. The Beatles wanted to hold your hand. The Stones wanted to burn down your town. The Beat Seekers want to hold your hand while burning down your town, taking over the airwaves, and starting a revolution. We're all in this shit together, let's make it count.

Keith's songs have been featured in television shows such as 90210, One Tree Hill, Shameless, and Big Love to name a few, as well as movie trailers, video games, and the movie «Warrior». He has also shared the stage with Social Distortion, Joan Jett, Rancid, John Doe, Sum 41, AFI, and many more. With his crew of talented cutups, The Beat Seekers are ready to blaze a new path full of familiar rock and roll nuances.
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