Dwarves, Richie Ramone

Dwarves

Richie Ramone

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$15.00 - $17.00

Dwarves
Dwarves
The DWARVES are Rock Legends. Birthed in the garage rock revival of the 1980’s over 30 years ago they continue to confound and confront audiences all over the world with searing live shows and masterful new records.
Coming to prominence as one of Sub/Pop’s first signings the DWARVES reputation for live madness earned the fear and loathing of grunge era crowds and the shock and awe of their peers. Between 1988-92 they performed live with many of the most popular bands of the era including Nirvana, Green Day and the Offspring to name just a few. 1990’s “Blood Guts & Pussy” LP with its no nonsense punk rock and disturbing cover art helped to awaken a nation anaesthetized by hair metal and cry baby flannel. The LP’s “Thank Heaven For Little Girls” and “Sugarfix” came next.
Following the death of guitarist HeWhoCanNotBeNamed the DWARVES signed to Epitaph and proceeded to do for pop punk what they had done for grunge, making “The Dwarves Are Young & Good Looking” and “Come Clean” definitive LPs of the skateboard punk era.
By the turn of the century the Dwarves had toured Europe and the US extensively as well as Japan and Australia. Appearances on television and radio and dozens of song placements in film and TV solidified their legendary status. In 2005 “The Dwarves Must Die” (Sympathy) was hailed as their most eclectic album yet with producer Eric Valentine and a cast of underground notables featured in cameos that had the dying recording industry buzzing until they remembered who the DWARVES actually were. 2011 saw the release of “The DWARVES Are Born Again” returning to
the punk ferocity of yesteryear, but continuing the genre defying experiments their fans now demanded.
With 2015 upon us, over 1200 shows under their belt and three decades of sickness to draw from, the Dwarves continue their assault on good taste with “THE DWARVES INVENTED ROCK ‘N’ ROLL” (Recess/Greedy w/ 7”s on Fat Wreck Chords and Burger) The relentless middle finger drive, catchy songwriting and deft production that set the DWARVES apart have never sounded better. And let’s face it, there’s only one punk band left that matters, so catch them soon at a theater, nightclub or crackhouse near you!
Richie Ramone
Richie Ramone
Richie Ramone is the fastest, most powerful drummer who ever played with the legendary punk rock band the Ramones. He joined the Ramones in 1983 and performed in over 500 showssaround the world with the Ramones. Richie was the only Ramones drummer to sing lead vocals and to be the sole composer of Ramones songs which appear on the albums Animal Boy, Too Tough to Die and Halfway to Sanity. Richie's song, "Somebody Put Something in My Drink," became a fan favorite and was included on "Ramones Mania," the only Ramones album to go gold as well as "Loud, Fast Ramones: Their Toughest Hits," an album comprised of songs hand picked by Johnny Ramone as the Ramones' best works. Punk rock icon, Joey Ramone, remarked that "[Richie] saved the band as far as I'm concerned. He's the greatest thing to happen to the Ramones. He put the spirit back in the band." On October 8, 2013, Richie released his first solo
album, "Entitled," which features new songs written by Richie as well as new recordings of songs he wrote for the Ramones. Billboard notes, "Richie's 12 freshest cuts aim to please fans of both rock and metal with its blend of power chord-chugging simplicity and guitar hero virtuosity."
Venue Information:
Local 506
506 W. Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC, 27516
http://www.local506.com/