Dwarves, JFA

Venue: Lord Fanch Presents:



Decent Criminals, Ultraman

Sat, June 3, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


St. Louis, MO

$16.00 - $18.00

This event is all ages

BLAG the RIPPER and a cast of thousands return with a desperate bid for cash and immortality- The Dwarves Must Die. Ancient indie label SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY empties the Swiss bank account they share with the WHITE STRIPES and mounts a promotional campaign that threatens to stretch into 4 digits as critical raves multiply and sold out live performances continue.
Careening wildly from garage punk to hardcore, from hip hop to bubble gum pop, from art rock to sheer noise, the album takes a gut wrenching journey through the dark heart of American music to the dirty soul that lies beneath. The single "SALT LAKE CITY" delivers the death blow to pop punk while DJ MARZ supplies the insane B-side.

The new record features perennial favorite HEWHOCANNOTBENAMED along with new stars FRESH PRINCE OF DARKNESS, CLINT TORRES and the Dwarves¹ first female member TAZZIE BUSHWEED. Drummer WRECK TOM is injured in a tortilla factory explosion and is replaced by DUTCH OVENS from industrial thrashers KMFDM.

The Dwarves Must Die also features cameos by ERIC VALENTINE, DEXTER HOLLAND (OFFSPRING) BLACK JOSH FREESE (VANDALS, PERFECT CIRCLE), SAN QUINN (GET LOW PLAYAZ), NASH KATO (URGE OVERKILL), SPIKE (ME FIRST & GIMMIE GIMMIES) and the immortal GARY OWENS (SPACE GHOST). Cover Photographer MICHAEL LAVINE¹s dirty pictures ride the line between smut and sheer genius to a place where parental advisory stickers dare not tread. Nudity, religion and death find expression in the most audacious Dwarves¹ cover since the immortal .BLOOD, GUTS & PUSSY¹.

SPIN magazine rates .Blood, Guts¹ as the most offensive album of all time, edging out the ROLLING STONES and 2 LIVE CREW. SPIN also honors the Dwarves in its .7 Greatest Rock¹n¹Roll Hoaxes¹, but the late HEWHOCANNOTBENAMED still has no comment. The venerable PLAYBOY and the scrappy new MAXIM both rate Dwarves records as among the sexiest album covers of all time.

In 2001 REPTILIAN Records releases .HOW TO WIN FRIENDS AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE¹, a collection of new versions of classic Dwarves songs. Shows with the Damned, Motorhead, and other old folks follow. BLAG and the artist known as HAIRBOY produce tracks for SWINGIN¹ UTTERS, GODAWFULS, HOLOGRAMS and other underground bands. Blag becomes the announcer for SF cult favorites Incredibly Strange Wrestling and begins the HOW 2 WRITE GOOD column for the Wave Magazine. Dwarves tour Australia with BLOOD DUSTER in 2002. A comedy cd by BLAG DAHLIA- METROSEXUAL is released by Australian label High Voltage.

The Dwarves also supply tracks for films like GHOSTWORLD and ME, MYSELF & IRENE, television shows like VIVA LA BAM and SPONGEBOB and surf and skate videos by guys so cheap even we won¹t mention them. The Dwarves also supply the track "Kids Today" featuring the MATCHES and the AKAs for the compilation ROCK AGAINST BUSH Vol. 2.

Notorious for their ferocious live performances spanning over two decades, the Dwarves tour the world in support of The Dwarves Must Die. In this age of prepackaged punk and ready-made rebellion, the Dwarves remain fiercely independent and unrepentant to the end.
JFA (Jodie Foster's Army) is a hardcore punk band formed in 1981, with roots in Arizona and in Southern California skateboard culture. The original members include Brian Brannon (vocals), Don Redondo (guitar), Michael Cornelius (bass), and Mike "Bam-Bam" Sversvold (drums). Alan Bishop of Sun City Girls also played bass for a while. The band was pivotal in the development of the skate punk and Skate Rock scenes. Over the years, the lineup has included many bass players and drummers but the core of Brannon and Redondo has remained constant.
Ultraman is a punk rock band from St. Louis, Missouri, formed in 1986 with members Tim Jamison (vocals), Rob Wagoner (guitar), John Corcoran (bass), Bob Zuellig (guitar), and Mike Doskocil (drums). The band first released its own 7" EP's (alternately called "the Mr. Yuk 7" and "self-titled") in 1988 after selling demo tapes for over a year.

Their second 7" EP, called "Destroys All Monsters...Kills All Families" was recorded in May 1988, but not released until September of that year. This EP featured the same lineup, except Mark Deniszuk replaced Mike Doskocil on drums.

During this time, Ultraman played countless shows in St. Louis at notable venues such as Mississippi Nights (the first show played here was with Suicidal Tendencies. They would follow up this show by playing with bands as diverse as the Exploited and Dead Milkmen.) [1] Ultraman also frequently played the surrounding Midwestern region, with many shows in Lawrence, Kansas at the famed Outhouse.

Ultraman expanded their Midwestern focus and decided to promote the singles with an east coast tour in July 1988. On this tour, Ultraman played dates in Leonardtown, Maryland with McRad (Chuck Treece’s band while he was also in Underdog), Boston, and NYC at the Pyramid Club.

After this tour, singer Tim Jamison sent a copy of the band's single and band t-shirts to Jack at Caroline Records, in the hope of getting the band signed. Jack didn't think they were a fit with the label, but passed along their singles to Nicky Garrett .

At the time, Garrett ran the Caroline warehouse and was just starting New Red Archives. He had already signed east coast bands Crucial Youth, Kraut and UK Subs and was looking for a Midwestern band who had both name recognition and had toured.

In late 1988, Garrett offered to sign Ultraman to his NRA label and asked the band to record their first album. At this time, Bob Zeulig was replaced by Mike Story . [2]

According to singer Tim Jamison, Ultraman's first album, "Freezing Inside" would be recorded in New York in a studio at famed ad agency Saatchi & Saatchi, using the same microphone that was used to record Trix cereal commercials. The album was produced by Tom Lyle of Government Issue in 1989.

To promote the album, Ultraman toured the west coast with another St. Louis band, Whoppers Taste Good then the east coast and Canada with UK Subs.

In 1990, the band learned they would be touring Europe with Samiam [3] and went into the studio to record a new album in preparation for the tour. During this time, Mike Story was briefly replaced by Pat Hercules for some live shows, but he was eventually replaced by Matt Smith to record the next album and subsequent European tour.[4]

The second album was called "Non Existence" and was produced by Nicky Garrett and recorded in San Francisco. During the recording, Ultraman played 924 Gilman Street. After several more U.S. shows, the band headed off to Europe to play Germany, Austria, Yugoslavia, Italy, Switzerland, Holland, France, and England with punk band Samiam. Ultraman decided to call this tour "European In Your Pants."

The band returned to the U.S. to play live shows throughout the country. In February 1991, Rick Ulrich from Whoppers Taste Good replaced Matt Smith. [5] Ultraman was set to go back to Europe for another tour. John John replaced John Corcoran on bass for this leg.[6]

Ultraman toured solo for the 1991 tour, playing shows in Holland, Belgium, Germany and Austria. They returned to America once again, but this time broke up.[7] They played a final, sold-out show at legendary Mississippi Nights on December 30, 1991.[8]

While formally broken up, Ultraman still played dozens of reunion shows throughout the Midwest. In 1999, the band officially re-formed, with the lineup of Tim Jamison on vocals, John John on bass, Tim O'Saben on guitar, Bob Fancher on guitar and Jason Simpson on drums. [9]

This incarnation of Ultraman continued to play shows in St. Louis while writing new songs. The band has always been one of St. Louis's most requested opening acts for touring punk and hardcore punk bands that came to play in the region.

By 2001, Rob Wagoner returned to the band, replacing Tim O'Saben. [10] This lineup would record the album "The Constant Weight of Zero," which was released in 2004.[11]
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Bob Fancher, Guitar, vox
Gabe Usery, Drums
Venue Information:
3108 Locust St.
St. Louis, MO, 63103