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Tomorrow night at Dr.Drakes.

The Independents (They were on Alternative Tentacles) For Fans of: The Misfits

The Dangerfields - The Drakes regulars return to rip you a new asshole...

Contra - Um...a fucking great band...yeah... :help:

The Infection - As far as I know, they used to be a misfits cover band, but maybe now they have some of their own material? No idea...I heard their first gig was pretty good though...

Doors are at 7.30pm and it is 4 door tax...

Remember...Thursday the 18th of November at Dr Drakes at 7.30pm :up:



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"THE INDEPENDENTS is a unique, original, exciting, infectious, possessed new band. They put the "fun" back in funeral. Great songs, punk meets ska meets surf meets the Ramones, with a touch of Elvis. They hail from "Hell" Florence, South Carolina. Daniel Rey and myself just produced 14 songs. The record sounds great! There is nobody like them!" - JOEY RAMONE (former manager of THE INDEPENDENTS)


Formed in the early 90's by Evil Presley and Willy B, The Independents was born out of the frustration of music being stereo typed and just plain fucking boring. Willy and Evil both loved all music, from Conway Twitty to Iron Maiden, from The Ramones to Etta James and the Specials. Both loved horror and sci fi movies and wanted to find some way to include it in their music. Evil started writing lyrics that told horror tales while Willy kept the guitar in one hand and gave all of the world the finger with the other.

After a few years and a few members, they signed a small indie deal with Rockduster Records and recorded their first album "In For The Kill". It was during this time that Evil met and befriended the bass player for the legendary Ramones, CJ Ramone. CJ got the Independents on a few opening dates of the Ramones' Acid Eaters tour. On their way to the first show with the Independents, Joey Ramone listened to some of the Independents demos given to him by CJ. He really dug what he heard and within minutes of arriving to the venue was introduced to the guys. After the shows, Joey made an offer the guys could not refuse. He told them he wanted to manage the band.

The ghouls hit the road non-stop on tours with such bands as THE RAMONES and VOODOO GLOW SKULLS and an early BLINK 182 tour, also RANCID, REEL BIG FISH, and GREEN DAY

Joey and the guys finally decided to sit down and record the next full length album "Back From The Grave". They once again called on Daniel Rey to co-produce with Joey. They went into the studio for two weeks, then took a break to appear in the mystery horror spoof film, "FINAL RINSE" directed by ROBERT TUCKER. Then they hit the road again.

After the passing of their manager, friend, and mentor Joey Ramone, the band set off on a full US tour with the MISFITS. They cut it short for time to mourn. Now the guys have their heads and hearts together. Before Joey passed he and the band put the "Unholy Living Dead" EP and the album "Back From The Grave"out themselves.

In 2002, The Independents found themselves back out on the road for US tours with the WORLD FRIENDSHIP SOCIETY and the QUEERS, EYELINERS and BRIEFS, as well as their own headlining tours. In early 2003, they released "Live From Murder Beach" on AMP Records and recorded a few songs for comps on such labels as Cleopatra , Fast Music and Peephole records. Now they are about to release the "Full Moon Arise" EP/CD ROM on Fast Music. Work has already started on their next full length CD. The non stop marathon touring is about to start up again, so beware. The Independents are going to play the music they want, when, where, and how they want.....

tour support from THE DANGERFIELDS (yes they're back already!)

local support from CONTRA & INFECTION




There we go, straight from the DR.DRAKES forum... :up:

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