Prophets of Addiction

Prophets of Addiction

Antihero, Baby and the Nobodies, Dead Rebel Saints

Sat, June 17, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 1:00 am)

$6.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

Prophets of Addiction - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
Prophets of Addiction
Every once in a great – and blessed – while, a band comes along that encapsulates everything that’s great about rock-n-roll. The Prophets of Addiction is that band. These guys are so authentic and such masters at what they do that it’s like some mad scientist extracted the pure essence from their genre – Mötley Crüe, Guns N’ Roses, The Ramones, Hanoi Rocks, LA Guns, Lords of the New Church and all the best glam/punk bands – and gave rise to The Prophets of Addiction. With songs that will play in your head long after the CD stops and looks that kill, The Prophets of Addiction are the total package. It’s been way too long for a band like POA to come to us lovers of metal, mascara and musical mayhem. Their debut album “Babylon Boulevard” brings back those freewheeling, whiskey soaked, halcyon days (nights, really) when the Sunset Strip hosted countless punk/metal mash-up bands looking to hit the big time – and, of course, all the girls, girls, girls they could get.

Fast forward to 2010, when POA formed, and this era lives on in the new millennium. The Prophets of Addiction are: lead singer and bass player Lesli Sanders, Jimmy Mess on drums and G.G. and Brandon Barger on guitar. Sanders produced the CD. Made for what he does, Sanders seems to have been birthed from the very womb of the LA glam scene. He attracted many new fans while playing in several highly influential national acts in the past– and partying as hard as he jammed onstage. After a while, the drugs and booze got to be too much and he returned to his hometown. Now in his fifth year of being free of those addictions, Sanders puts his all into his music and it shows. The primary songwriter among the Prophets, he starts with a riff or tune and the whole band jumps in to craft the song. Sanders writes the lyrics, and through his writing he tells his stories. “Babylon Boulevard” shows this in myriad ways. Musically, every track is markedly different from the next but with a common thread of swagger and strut.

They pulled in some big names for their debut album and the production value of “Babylon Boulevard” is top notch. Phil Soussan did the mixing: his long resume includes playing bass with Ozzy Osbourne and co-writing Ozzy's hit “Shot in the Dark.” The CD was mastered by Dave Hillis, whose work can be heard in albums ranging from Pearl Jam to Queensryche.

The debut CD has garnered nothing but praise throughout the press, and industry insiders are claiming Prophets Of Addiction have what it takes to make a lasting impact on the music scene for years to come. The band has successfully completed tours of Europe, Australia, as well as the USA. Plans are currently underway for a return to Europe in Spring of 2013.

The band is currently in the writing and pre-production stages for the follow up to “Babylon Boulevard as well as actively seeking labels for an upcoming release. Here's what
the press is saying:

#2 CD of 2010 Adam Kulkey Metal Hammer Magazine

Babylon Boulevard is one of the best debut for a long time in this genre and because nowadays
Europe is more open for bands like The Prophets of Addiction (especially Italy and Spain), hopefully we can
catch them live in the summer.9 out of 10
-Adam Kulkey Metal Hammer Magazine

It'll have all the glam bangers jumping for joy with plenty of big choruses and the sleazy drawl of Lesli
Sanders; this is possibly the best album of its genre for many a moon - if only Guns N' Roses still made
records like this the world would be a better place. It's unashamedly down 'n' dirty and combines glammed up
glimpses of the Ramones ('Rejection') with some super sleazy riffage like the La Guns used to peddle ('Trigger')
to the summery wheeze of 'Where R U Now'. The vocals here remind me a little of Stiv Bators. A most enjoyable
trip indeed.

Definitely worth seeking out, if you still wear anything shiny made by Lip Service...Or if you remember what
individuality, liberty, rebellion, and FUN felt like. Epic. Gnarly.
-Sugar Buzz Magazine

Sometimes rock 'n' roll can get dissected and way too serious and people tend to lose sight of the fact that more
often than not it's an entertainment business, it's not all about social commentary or politics and that's where The
Prophets Of Addiction come in. It's brash, noisy, snotty and a lot of fun. Obvious comparisons would be the
likes of Guns N' Roses - there is an unavoidable comparison, especially on opener 'Hang Me Up Sanders has
similar tones to that of Mr W Axl Rose - Well delivered, well played and a cut above some of the usual trash
that watered down this genre.

Lesli's got star power. I like the upbeat pop anthems, and the slithering gothic creepiness, that reminds
me of several different Cali death-rock bands, including the Ultras, Christian Death, and Forty Five Grave.
"Where R U Now" is almost flawlessly beautiful, in that glimmery, juvenile, "Too Fast For Love", meets Skid
Row's "I Remember You", sorta way. At their best, they come on, like a more dangerous, and volatile version of
Electric Angels, they definitely possess the full-blown, arena shakin' rockstar aspirations
-Sugar Buzz Magazine
Antihero - (Set time: 9:50 PM)
Jason VanEss (Drums) and Timmy Silvers (Vox and Guitar) have known each other since high school and with Louie Galarza (Backing vox/Bass) they have joined to up to form ANTIHERO...bringing YOU that rock n roll you so desperately need.
Baby and the Nobodies
Baby and the Nobodies
Baby and the Nobodies might hail from the Pacific Northwest, but they sound like they could have come from the So-Cal punk scene in the late 80's early 90's. Rebecca Terry's vocals are reminiscent of the Punk Rock styling of Blondie and the Runaways, but you can tell her influences go far beyond just that. With poppy, in your face melodies she takes the guitar driven music of Baby and the Nobodies to new levels that force you to pay attention.

Penning the music falls on guitar player, Rev, who has written and performed all over the world, he takes his influences from the early Punk and Glam scene citing Johnny Thunders and Mike Ness as his favorites. He states: "If I hear something I like, I can't stop listening, be it punk, rock, country or dance music I don't care, if it's good I listen to it". Teaming up with Rebecca has been an inspiration and an outlet to get some of the songs in his head out to the crowds. “People want to hear this”, he says. His guitar sound adds the color and flavor, from the tasteful chunky riffs to the sweet guitar melodies that paint the canvas of each and every song. Mark, in the band, is called "The Human Metronome" his drumming not only keeps Baby and the Nobodies in time, but holds the crowd in captivity. Kenny, on bass, holds down the bottom end, and adds a specific flair that can only be described as awesome. Together these four individuals form one united front: Baby and the Nobodies. They aren't just a group of people that make music, they are a band that works hard and takes you on a journey each time you see them perform.

Baby and the Nobodies have a 10 song CD titled "Satellite Highway", Mixed by Phil Soussan, former bass player for Ozzy Osbourne. The disc is filled with with heartachingly soulful songs, catching the rock n roll edge they know and love, that will keep you tapping your steering wheel like you were driving down the PCH on a sunny afternoon. Bluesy Guitar-Driven Power Pop-Punk Rockers with class and feeling for days. Don't let the name fool you, these guys are definitely not Nobodies.

Keep your eyes open for Baby and the Nobodies, they will be touring the west coast, playing car shows in the Pacific Northwest and blowing up your favorite speakers.
Dead Rebel Saints
Dead Rebel Saints
Venue Information:
2803 6th Avenue
Tacoma, WA, 98406