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Judy is a journalist and photographer. She lives in Southern California.

ULTIMATE JAM NIGHT TO HOST TRIBUTE TO CHRIS CORNELL TUESDAY, MAY 23, 2017 AT THE WHISKY A GO GO

Hollywood, California, May 22nd, 2017 – In response to the untimely passing of Chris Cornell, Ultimate Jam Night, the long-running show in residency at Hollywood’s Whisky A Go Go will hold a special tribute in his honor on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Doors open at 8 PM. The event is free of charge and will be broadcast worldwide on Zinna.TV.
“There has been profound grief associated with the loss of Chris Cornell” said Adam Mandel, one of the Producers of Ultimate Jam Night. “Almost immediate to the announcement of his death, fans and musicians began asking us to create a place for them to express their feelings. Frankly, we struggled with the timing of this tribute. Chris Cornell’s impact on a generation is significant and the sadness is real. We therefore felt it was important to create an evening for mourning,reverence, and support.”
A long list of performers including Soul Asylum’s Dave Pirner is scheduled to appear – full artist announcements will be coming right up until performance time.

Judy Hansen Pullos

Judy Hansen Pullos

Judy is a journalist and photographer. She lives in Southern California.

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BUDDERSIDE AND CASSETTE CULTURE HELP CHRISTEN NEW VENICE BEACH-SIDE MUSIC VENUE

(Venice, California)  Motorhead Music recording artists Budderside (www.budderside.com ), along with one of music’s hottest young acts Cassette Culture (www.cassetteculture.com) form a unique night of music this Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 8:30 pm at the Venice Beach Bar Live located on the Venice Beach strand and Rose Avenue.

Cassette Culture and Budderside at the Venice Beach Bar
Cassette Culture and Budderside at the Venice Beach Bar

Budderside recently completed a tour of Europe where they played before 80,000 people at the famed Wacken Festival in Germany. Cassette Culture, the fast-rising group of teen performers has been one of Los Angeles’ most buzzed about new alternative rock bands.

The show marks the continued coming out of the Venice Beach Bar, a historic location on the famous Venice Beach strand, as it transitions to one of Los Angeles’ premier Westside music venues. Operating under the umbrella of Venice Beach Bar Live, and curated by well known Los Angeles music executive Noelle Kim, the location once served as housing for Jim Morrissey in its upper floor. The venue is the only live music facility on the Venice Strand.

Cassette Culture Live
Cassette Culture Live

Showtime is at 8:30 pm and there is no cover charge for patrons. Venice Beach Bar is located at 323 Ocean Front Walk. Patrons can find it easily by taking Lincoln to Rose Avenue, and head west until Rose Avenue dead ends at the beach. There is parking at the beach, just steps from the venue.

For more information please visit facebook.com/thevenicebeachbar, facebook.com/budderside, or facebook.com/cassettecultureband.

Judy Hansen Pullos

Judy Hansen Pullos

Judy is a journalist and photographer. She lives in Southern California.

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ULTIMATE JAM NIGHT HOLDS FUNDRAISER SUPPORTING MALCOLM YOUNG’S FIGHT WITH DEMENTIA

(Hollywood, California) – Ultimate Jam Night, (www.ultimatejamnight.com)  the long-running weekly free music show held at the famed Whisky A Go Go will turn its upcoming Tuesday night edition on November 15th at 8 PM PST into a live broadcast fundraiser honoring AC/DC rock icon Malcolm Young and benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association. The event will be broadcast worldwide via Zinna.TV.

youngYoung struggled with the onset of dementia for a period of time prior to being admitted to full-time nursing care in Sydney, Australia beginning in 2014.

Malcolm Young of AC/DC
Malcolm Young of
AC/DC

A collection of well known rockers will participate in a more than 2 hour “jam” of AC/DC songs. Included among them will be former AC/DC drummer Simon Wright.

To donate to The Alzheimer’s Association and the Ultimate Jam Night Walk to End Alzheimer’s team, simply go to act.alz.org/goto/RockOutALZ and click on “donate” and then scroll down and click on “donate to the team”. Monies raised support local programs of the Alzheimer’s Association California Southland Chapter, as well as funding research and advocacy efforts.

“Malcolm Young created not only music, but an era” said Ultimate Jam Night founder and Quiet Riot Bassist, Chuck Wright. “According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 5.4 million Americans have Alzheimer’s and other related dementias, so this terrible affliction affects many more like Malcolm” said, Wright.

For up-to-the-minute news about the event please visit facebook.com/ultimatejamnight for updates leading up to Tuesday’s 8 PM showtime.

ABOUT ULTIMATE JAM NIGHT

Ultimate Jam Night is a long-running free weekly show currently in residence at L.A.’s famed Whisky A Go Go. Founded in 2015 by Quiet Riot’s Chuck Wright, the show features a rotating cast of the world’s finest musicians assembled in an entirely unrehearsed setting. The show features live music, performance art, comedy bits, walk around characters, and community and charitable giving. More information can be found by visiting www.ultimatejamnight.com.

ABOUT THE ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research.  The organizational mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Its vision is a world without Alzheimer’s®. Visit www.alz.org/socal or call 800.272.3900.

ABOUT ZINNA MEDIA

Established by Mike Zinna, Zinna.tv brings Hollywood action to the world via broadcasting and original content. Current programs include Inside Metal, Geeks Scape by Jonathan London, Absolutely Jason Stuart, Drumsmack, and Spill the Tea among other shows.

 

Judy Hansen Pullos

Judy Hansen Pullos

Judy is a journalist and photographer. She lives in Southern California.

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Grand Opening of Art Lewin Bespoke in Downtown Santa Monica

Santa Monica — On Thursday, November 10, 2016, The Hollywood Press Corps had the pleasure of attending the Art Lewin Bespoke Grand Opening of its newest location in Santa Monica — Store #6 for entrepreneur Art Lewin.  This highly anticipated,  invitation-only event, sponsored, in part, by BuyWine.com, offered guests the best of the best including gourmet cuisine, scrumptious desserts, Napa Valley wines from Sparrow Hawk and Highway 12 vineyards, Hint Water, Rekorderlig Cider from Sweden, contemporary tunes and the most superb in custom clothing.

Inside of the newly opened Bespoke showroom. Photo by SmugMug
Inside of the newly opened Bespoke showroom. Photo by SmugMug

Over 100 of Southern California’s finest turned out to celebrate the exclusive opening of Art Lewin Bespoke, Santa Monica including members of the legal community, business professionals and celebrities.  All guests were gifted with a Mario Masotti Hand-made Silk Neck-Tie. The ties are beautifully crafted and designed with stunning fabrics and patterns.

In attendance was 2016 Primetime Emmy winner, Patrika Darbo, known for her short film “Acting Dead”. Photo courtesy SmugMug
In attendance was 2016 Primetime Emmy winner, Patrika Darbo, known for her short film “Acting Dead”. Photo courtesy SmugMug

So what makes Art Lewin Bespoke so special?  “One of our many unique features with our full canvas grade clothing is the canvas itself.  Our canvas is hand padded and not machine stitched as is common with many  other tailors. We also offer an extensive library of world class quality fabrics from internationally renowned mills in England, Italy, France, Switzerland, and Germany,” says Daniel Simons, Partner, Art Lewin Bespoke, Santa Monica.

Bespoke founder, Art Lewin, with partner Danny Simons at the Art Lewin Bespoke launch in Santa Monica. Photo by SmuMug
Bespoke founder, Art Lewin, with partner Danny Simons at the Art Lewin Bespoke launch in Santa Monica. Photo by SmuMug

A favorite with Hollywood celebrities, including, Jon Voight, Ernie Hudson, Jason Ritter, William Shatner, Lou Ferrigno, Esai Morales and Robert Wagner, to name a few, Art Lewin Bespoke is also preferred by a cadre of stylists.  And, what about Art Lewin Bespoke for Women?  “Art Lewin Bespoke is not just about clothes that make men look great,” adds Simons, “we also apply our expert talents to a woman’s wardrobe with the same quality, workmanship & knowledge enjoyed by our male clientele, just ask the beautiful actress Sofia Milos!”

International model and actress, Eugenia Kuzmina, with her VIP swag bag that included a silk tie. Photo courtesy SmugMug
International model and actress, Eugenia Kuzmina, with her VIP swag bag that included a silk tie. Photo courtesy SmugMug

For more information, please visit http://www.artlewinbespoke.com/

or telephone Art Lewin Bespoke at 310 734-4990

Judy Hansen Pullos

Judy Hansen Pullos

Judy is a journalist and photographer. She lives in Southern California.

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World Poker Tour Presents “Four Kings & an Ace” to benefit Mending Kids International

The Hollywood Press Corps had the pleasure of attending the World Poker Tour Presents “Four Kings & an Ace” to benefit Mending Kids International on Friday night. The event was hosted by Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn, Andrew Garfield and Gene Simmons who played along side WPT champions Erik Seidel and Scotty Nguyen. The winner of the tournament was David O’Day.

Vince Vaughn, Mel Gibson and Gene Simmons host "Four Kings & an Ace" photo by Judy Hansen Pullos
Vince Vaughn, Mel Gibson and Gene Simmons host “Four Kings & an Ace”
photo by Judy Hansen Pullos

In addition to the special charity poker tournament held at CITIZEN Beverly Hills, the guests and players were also able to enjoy casino games and live and silent auctions, with proceeds benefiting Mending Kids International, a California-based non-profit that formed in 2006 that provides life-changing surgical care to children from around the globe in need.

Vince Vaughn being interviewed on the red carpet photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos
Vince Vaughn being interviewed by Extra on the red carpet
photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos

Other celebrities attending the event were Shannon Tweed-Simmons, Sophie Simmons, Nick Simmons, Weston Cage, Michael Galante, Kevin Pollak, Masiela Lusha, WPT Co-Commentator Mike Sexton, and WPT Anchor Lynn Gilmartin.

Nick Simmons, Shannon Simmons, Gene Simmons and Sophie Simmons on the red carpet photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos
Nick Simmons, Shannon Simmons, Gene Simmons and Sophie Simmons on the red carpet
photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos

“The funds raised from the Four Kings & An Ace Charity Poker Tournament will help Mending Kids provide life-saving surgeries to hundreds of children, and we cannot thank our donors enough for their wonderful generosity,” said Marchelle Sellers, Executive Director of Mending Kids International. “We would especially like to thank Mel Gibson, for his continued support of Mending Kids, and Vince Vaughn and Andrew Garfield for helping host the event.”

“Once again, poker brought together celebrities, dignitaries, and influencers for a great cause as it continues to be one of the most fun and effective ways to raise money for critical issues worldwide,” said Adam Pliska, CEO of the World Poker Tour. “WPT Foundation is honored to have partnered with Mending Kids for this special night.”

To date, WPT Foundation has helped raise more than $6 million to benefit global philanthropic organizations such as Mending Kids.

WPT champion player Eric Seidel photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos
WPT champion player Eric Seidel
photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos

About Mending Kids International

Mending Kids provides life-saving surgical care to children worldwide, including the United States. Over the years, thousands of children have received corrective, transformational surgeries that have given them a chance at longer, healthier, and happier lives. Most of the surgeries performed correct congenital heart defects, orthopedic abnormalities, severe scoliosis, and significant cranial facial deformities. Mending Kids’ work is accomplished in 63 countries, including the United States through four core programs: Overseas Surgical Missions, including the Sustainable Teaching Program; US Hometown Missions; Individual Surgical Care; and Training, Research, and Innovation.

About World Poker Tour

World Poker Tour (WPT) is the premier name in internationally televised gaming and entertainment with brand presence in land-based tournaments, television, online, and mobile. Leading innovation in the sport of poker since 2002, WPT ignited the global poker boom with the creation of a unique television show based on a series of high-stakes poker tournaments. WPT has broadcast globally in more than 150 countries and territories, and is currently producing its 15th season, which airs on FOX Sports Regional Networks in the United States. Season XV of WPT is sponsored by ClubWPT.com, a unique online membership site that offers inside access to the WPT, as well as a sweepstakes-based poker club available in 35 states across the United States. ClubWPT.com also sponsors Season 3 of the WPT Alpha8 series of super-high roller poker tournaments which airs on FOX Sports 1 in the United States. WPT also participates in strategic brand license, partnership, and sponsorship opportunities. WPT Enterprises Inc. is a subsidiary of Ourgame International Holdings, Ltd. For more information, go to WPT.com.

WPT Media Contact – Donnie Peters – donnie.peters@wpt.com

Mending Kids Media Contact – Dawn Miller – dawn@miller-pr.com

 

Judy Hansen Pullos

Judy Hansen Pullos

Judy is a journalist and photographer. She lives in Southern California.

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ULTIMATE JAM NIGHT ROLLS OUT EXCLUSIVE FAN TIP AND PAY SYSTEM

(Hollywood, CA) Ultimate Jam Night (www.ultimatejamnight.com) the long-running weekly free show currently in residence at Hollywood’s famed Whisky A Go Go, today unveiled a proprietary electronic payment system for Ultimate Jam Night performers.

Jamming at the Whisky A Go Go, photo by Judy Hansen Pullos
Jamming at the Whisky A Go Go, photo by Judy Hansen Pullos

Using a downloadable app from Bravo Tip or Pay (www.trybravo.com), performers at Ultimate Jam Night will now be able to receive direct real-time tips or payment from fans anywhere in the world.

Payment is transferred directly from fans to performers without middleman interference.

The app is simple to use for both performers and fans alike. The app is downloadable via iTunes or The Google Play Store.  Performers and fans enter information into their very own accounts. Then, on the night of an Ultimate Jam Night performance, fans simple go to the app, search Ultimate Jam Night, select their favorite listed performer, and instantly send them an electronic tip or payment.

Quiet Riot Bassist Chuck Wright
Quiet Riot Bassist Chuck Wright, photo by Judy Hansen Pullos

“This is another example of bringing fans and performers closer together” said, Ultimate Jam Night founder and Quiet Riot Bassist Chuck Wright. “For the first time fans throughout the world can directly reward a performer in real-time during any Ultimate Jam Night.  Since our show is broadcast live via Zinna.TV fans from around the globe can tune-in, take part, and say thank you to performers.”

Ultimate Jam Night, photo by Judy Hansen Pullos

Payment amounts vary, and are often as little as a single dollar. The exclusive system has been successfully tested at Ultimate Jam Night with two recent real-time charity events.

For more information about Ultimate Jam Night please visit www.ultimatejamnight.com.

Judy Hansen Pullos

Judy Hansen Pullos

Judy is a journalist and photographer. She lives in Southern California.

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ULTIMATE JAM NIGHT CREATES SEASON-LONG BROADCAST DEAL WITH ZINNA TV

BEGINS WITH BROADCAST OF NEW PHILM LINEUP

(Hollywood, California) – Ultimate Jam Night, (www.ultimatejamnight.com) the long-running weekly free music show held at the famed Whisky A Go Go, announced creation of a season-long broadcast live-stream deal with Zinna.TV (www.zinna.tv) for worldwide broadcast of its show.  The broadcast allows real-time viewership on any mobile or internet-connected device.

 

Ira Black and Chas West performing at The Ultimate Jam Night
Ira Black and Mitch Perry performing at The Ultimate Jam Night

Weekly broadcasts officially begin this Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 8:30 PM PDT when Ultimate Jam Night also unveils the new line-up of the band Philm with guitarist Gerry Nestler, bassist Pancho Tomaselli, and drummer Anderson Quintero.

“Zinna.TV gives music fans around the world the opportunity to experience Ultimate Jam Night live each Tuesday” said, Ultimate Jam Night creator and Quiet Riot bassist Chuck Wright. “We believe it’s the first unrehearsed weekly  live music show broadcast” said, Wright. “Our goal is giving music lovers a chance something fresh to experience on the live music scene.”

Chuck Wright of Quiet Riot photo Courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos
Chuck Wright of Quiet Riot
photo Courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos

Broadcast each Tuesday beginning at 8:30 Pacific Time from Hollywood’s famed Whisky A Go Go, Ultimate Jam Night features a rotating line-up of the world’s best musicians playing covers and original tunes in a completely unrehearsed setting. Many of the musicians take the stage have never even met each other before playing together.  Often inserted into the weekly line-up of players are one or two well-known bands.

This week’s show introduces the music world to the new lineup of Philm. The band parted with drummer Dave Lombardo amidst some controversy in January of this year.

philm

Formed in 2010 as a progressive power metal trio, Philm began as an ambitious project combining the talents of Civil Defiance guitarist Gerry Nestler, WAR bassist Pancho Tomaselli, and Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo. Lombardo is being replaced by young Latin sensation Anderson Quintero. The new lineup debuts on the September 20th edition of Ultimate Jam Night.

Matt Starr
Matt Starr photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos

ABOUT ULTIMATE JAM NIGHT

Ultimate Jam Night is a long-running free weekly show currently in residence at L.A.’s famed Whisky A Go Go. Founded in 2015 by Quiet Riot’s Chuck Wright, the show features a rotating cast of the world’s finest musicians assembled in an entirely unrehearsed setting.  Integrating live music, performance art, comedy bits, walk-around characters, and community and charitable giving it has established a loyal following. More information can be found by visiting www.ultimatejamnight.com

Paulie Z photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos
Paulie Z
photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos

ABOUT ZINNA.TV

Established by “media mad scientist” Mike Zinna, Zinna.TV brings Hollywood’s coolest events to the world by broadcasting original content you cannot find anywhere else. Current programs include Ultimate Jam Night from the Whisky, Inside Metal, GeekScape, Absolutely Jason Stuart, Drumsmack, Reef Madness, Spill the Tea, Just Like You, Grand Theft Audio, and more. Check out the line-up by visiting: www.zinna.tv.

Judy Hansen Pullos

Judy Hansen Pullos

Judy is a journalist and photographer. She lives in Southern California.

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Chuck Wright Celebrated His Birthday during The Ultimate Jam Night at The Whisky A Go Go

Tuesday night at the Whisky A Go-Go was more than just 70’s night for The Ultimate Jam, it was also founder Chuck Wright’s (Quiet Riot) Birthday bash.

Birthday boy Chuck Wright photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos
Birthday boy Chuck Wright
photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos

The show opened on Tuesday with Precious Metal featuring founder and original drummer Susette Andres, original bassist Alex Peterson, vocalist Leslie Knauer,  guest keyboards/sax Aviva Maloney,  guest guitarist Jeff Mattern, and featuring lead guitarist Janet Robin.

Precious Metal at the Whisky A GO GO photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos
Precious Metal at the Whisky A GO GO
photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos

The second opener from Los Angeles, combining elements of both classic, alternative and modern rock with soul, blues and funk was FIRE.

Fire with lead singer Brett Copeland and lead guitarist Nazim Chambi photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos
Fire with lead singer Brett Copeland and lead guitarist Nazim Chambi
photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos

In typical fashion, The Ultimate Jam Night was packed full with talent, energy and excitement. Paulie Z performed along side Wright for a Grand Funk Railroad iconic 70’s song, An American Band.

Paulie Z and Chuck Wright photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos
Paulie Z and Chuck Wright
photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos

Another classic from Led Zeppelin and the 70’s rock movement was Dazed and Confused, recreated beautifully by the incredible Debby Holiday. So many fabulous songs from the era were represented, including  two Journey classics,  Lovin’ Touching’ Squeazin”, and Wheel in the Sky. The night concluded with the biggest hit of the decade, and still a favorite of every rocker, and Eagle’s mega hit, Hotel California.

The Ultimate Jam Night rock stars delivered another knock out evening of pure entertainment.

Judy Hansen Pullos

Judy Hansen Pullos

Judy is a journalist and photographer. She lives in Southern California.

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Ultimate Jam Night; A Tribute To Lemmy of Motorhead

Hollywood, CA – Tuesday, August 23rd marked the powerful, 75th edition of The Ultimate Jam Night at the Whisky A-Go-Go with a touching, heavy-metal tribute to Ian Fraser Kilmister, better known as Lemmy of Motorhead. He passed away from cancer on January 28, 2015 but he has remained in the hearts of fans and friends alike. His everyman demeanor and pure raw honesty made him a rock legend with a flair for rebellion.

Paulie Z and a Tribute to Lemmy of Motorhead photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos
Paulie Z and a Tribute to Lemmy of Motorhead
photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos

This special Ultimate Jam event was masterfully cultivated and magnificently performed by some of the metal worlds greatest artists. A true delight for classic heavy metal rock enthusiasts.

The evening began with DIRTY MACHINE, an American, New Metal Band with a powerful edge that combines abrasive lyrics, sonic experimentation, DJ spins and brash drumming.

photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos
It was an psychedelic show at the Ultimate Jam Night photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos

The second opening band formed in 2009 when a record company was seeking a band that  was classic metal with a hint of Bon Scott of ACDC. Kraterface has made a name for itself locally and has had its music constantly heard in Television shows like  “Happy Endings” , “Raising Hope”, and “Reno 911” and feature films . Their music even appeared in Guitar Hero 2.

photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos
A beautiful tribute to Lemmy at The Whisky A Go Go photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos

As the tribute jamming began, the house band brought the heat with Mr. Big’s Matt Starr on drums, Ben White from Magnetico on bass, the legendary Tracii Guns from LA Guns and Walter Ino from Survivor on guitar. Up front was the prodigious Vocal master Paulie Z doxologizing the grungy lyrics of the song Motorhead.

The stars continued to appear on the stage as more Motorhead classics were belted out by vocal phenoms such as Howie Simon, Sean Nichols and Patrick Stone.

Ira Black at the Ultimate Jam Night photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos
Ira Black at the Ultimate Jam Night
photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos

Crowd favorites Okai Sisters, Courtney Cox, Ira Black, and Stephen Chesney were shredding their guitars through the night, with mind blowing speed and incredible rhythm.

Debby Holiday belting out Crazy Train photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos
Debby Holiday belting out Crazy Train
photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos

Debbie Holiday brought us all on the Crazy Train with her vocal talents as we paid homage to Lemmy  and his collaboration of work with Ozzy Ozbourne. Crazy Train was a song that symbolizes the relationship between the two men… and it was brilliantly performed.

The night continued to rock and roll forward with so much metal it was like a fortress of music. Once again, The Ultimate Jam Night starring our favorite front man, Paulie Z was a huge raging success and a beautiful tribute to a fallen rock legend. Nowhere else on earth was rocking as hard as the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood California on Tuesday night.


Judy Hansen Pullos

Judy Hansen Pullos

Judy is a journalist and photographer. She lives in Southern California.

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SE7EN Reasons Why Opens for the Iconic 80’s Rock Band The Tubes on Friday Night at the Canyon Club

The energy level at the Canyon Club in Agora Hills on Friday night was high and the 80’s vibe was strong as the crowd anxiously anticipated the arrival of Fee Waybill and “The Tubes” to hit the stage. But before the hit band of 40 years of iconic music appeared, the opening band, “Se7en Reasons Why” with front man Mick Scott took the stage, and the floor, and the bar and the rafters!

Mick Scott with Se7en Reasons Why photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos
Mick Scott with Se7en Reasons Why
photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos

Se7en Reasons Why is a throw back band in hard-rock-80’s style that is known for heavy metal songs such as “Writing on the Wall”, “Living in the Now”, and the time appropriate song, “World Gone Mad”.  Scott is an amazing performer and acrobat who draws the audience in with his piercing expressions and spontaneous gymnastics.

Se7en Reasons Why photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos
Se7en Reasons Why
photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos

He is backed by a talented and eclectic group of musicians including Jason Stalk, the primary songwriter, lyricist and lead guitarist of “Se7en Reasons Why”. Hiro Goto, the band’s violin player, is a well-known composer for singer-songwriters and films. He also serves as a live sound engineer and audio technician. On the drums is the versatile performer, Michael Villiers, who is considered the backbone of the band. Break Twomey rounds out the sound with his melodic bass playing and dramatic style. Together, “Se7en Reasons Why” creates an unforgettable, unique experience for their fans and audience members.

Mick Scott photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos
Mick Scott
photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos

With just enough break time to get a new cold beverage, The Tubes began to set up their equipment for their tour-through-time-and-space, back to the punk rock era of the 1980’s. The Canyon Club quickly filled with patrons and the hundred degree heat from outside began to leak into the venue itself. That didn’t stop the band and fans from rocking until their hair dripped with sweat.

Fee Waybill of The Tubes photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos
Fee Waybill of The Tubes
photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos

The phenomenal journey through 40 years of The Tubes music began with an instrumental performance by Roger Steen on guitar, Prairie Prince at the drums, Rick Anderson on bass and David Medd on keyboard. The audience was swaying with the melody waiting patiently for the arrival of the star of the show, and master of disguises, Fee Waybill.

Fee Waybill photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos
Fee Waybill
photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos

The audience jumped to attention and the hoots and  howls began as Fee sauntered onto stage wearing a gorgeous, perfectly crafted Zoot Suit complete with hat and swagger. He opened the set with “You Never Can Tell”, followed by “Monkey Time”.

Another costume change for Fee photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos
Another costume change for Fee
photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos

His costume changes were almost as spectacular as the tunes he was belting out. He changed from his suit to a straight jacket, to a Quaalude shirt and pill box mask, to a ball gag with a bare chest and leather pants. After many other clothing changes, his fans were nearly brought to tears as he was escorted out onto the stage in a “Rocky Horror Picture Show” style drag queen outfit complete with 24 inch heals and sexy platinum wig.

White Punks on Dope photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos
White Punks on Dope
photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos

He belted out the cult classic “White Punks on Dope” and he truly mesmerized the audience. The band took over again as he once again changed his outfit.

She's a Beauty photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos
She’s a Beauty
photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos

This time he appeared in a turn-of-the-century, red and white striped, barbershop quartet-style jacket and pants and wowed the crowd with “She’s a Beauty”.

Straight Jacket on Crazy Fee photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos
Straight Jacket on Crazy Fee
photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos
Can't keep Fee tided up photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos
Can’t keep Fee tided up
photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos

The other songs that set the crowd on fire were “Life”, which he sang with passion and clarity, and he closed the show with two fan favorites, “Saw Her” and “Talk”. The night was magical, incredibly hot and excessively memorable. Two great front men from two different bands. The Tubes rocked the house like it was still the Reagan era. It was a great night of traditional, good old-fashioned rock and roll.


Judy Hansen Pullos

Judy Hansen Pullos

Judy is a journalist and photographer. She lives in Southern California.

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