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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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The 80’s are Alive and Well and Living at Ultimate Jam Night at the Whisky A Go-Go

The Ultimate Jam crew brought us back into the major era of rock and roll on Tuesday night at the Whisky. Singing songs from the 80’s and dressing in shimmering gold Lamé, each and every performer gave 110% and transported the audience back three decades, to a time that fashion forgot!

photo by Judy Hansen Pullos
Paulie Z and company leading the crowd. photo by Judy Hansen Pullos

Paulie Z did not disappoint with his ensemble of tacky 80’s garb. The only thing missing on him was a “business up front, party in the back” hair style. Even his glasses were perfectly chosen to match his technicolor wardrobe.

Singing Blondie
Singing Blondie, photo by Judy Hansen Pullos

This week the ladies came out in full force with their diva rock style and stage presence. Their energy and intensity was devoured by the crowd and the Whisky was rocking without stopping.

photo by Judy Hansen Pullos
The 80s look was alive and well at the Whisky on Tuesday night. photo by Judy Hansen Pullos

This Tuesday night at the Whisky A Go-Go in West Hollywood seemed more like a raging party of good friends and talented musicians than a spectator’s event. Everyone got involved, performers and audience alike. It was an Ultimate 80’s Jam to be remembered for another three decades!

Matt Starr
Matt Starr, photo by Judy Hansen Pullos

Judy Hansen Pullos

Judy Hansen Pullos

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

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Ultimate Jam Night at the Whisky A Go Go is on FIRE!

Another Tuesday night success at the Whisky A GoGo and the Ultimate Jam Night. The talent is always unbelievably awesome, but this time there were wild and crazy stunts in addition to some of the biggest names in rock and roll history – all under one incredible roof!

Ultimate Jam 62
Ultimate Jam 62 Photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos

The night opened with Se7en Reasons Why Band, 2015’s “Best Multi-Genre Bands” winner. Lead singer and award winning front man, Mick Scott blew away the crowd with his insanely electric

Mick Scott of Se7en Reasons Why
Mick Scott of Se7en Reasons Why Photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos

energy, high kicks and death defying stunts. And he never stopped belting out his music, even when the microphone would break or come unplugged! Jason Stalk was fabulous on guitar, Hiro Goto was hypnotizing with his violin solos, and female drummer Anjilla Piazza rocked the house with her bad ass drumming skills.

Don Dokken Photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos
Don Dokken
Photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos

As the crowd continued to fill up, the music really took off with Don Dokken performing his classics, Joe Retta blowing out the tunes and the incredible house band, Chuck Wright, Mitch Perry, Walter Ino and Front man Paulie Zablidowsky.

Sean McNabb tearing up the strings Photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos
Sean McNabb tearing up the strings
Photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos

Eric Dover always pleases on vocals and lead guitar, and Sean McNabb, Jim Wheeler, and Nick Rossen brought the heat with each song getting better and better.

Eric Dover
Eric Dover Photo Courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos

Of course the night is never complete without a cameo visit from Trippy the Clown, the most inappropriate puppet in the land. Trippy shared his stage with a disturbing looking, pin riddled dead buddy. The pair of them together made even the craziest fans in the crowd blush.

Trippy the Clown and his even weirder buddy
Trippy the Clown and his even weirder buddy
Chuck Wright showing us how its done Photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos
Chuck Wright showing us how its done
Photo courtesy of Judy Hansen Pullos

The work week is no longer a dreaded period of time thanks to the Ultimate Jam along with the Whisky A Go Go.  People of all ages can leave their jobs, avoid their household chores, and rock until dawn on Tuesday night.

 


Judy Hansen Pullos

Judy Hansen Pullos

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

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