GWAR B-Q Adds Knockout Special Guests To Heavy-Hitting Lineup!

 

Horror business is about to pick up! The MISFITS have been revealed as the special secret guest for the 5th Annual GWAR B-Q! GWAR’s festival of meat, music and mayhem will take place on Saturday August 16th at Hadad’s Lake (7900 Osborne Turnpike, Richmond, VA 23231). Led by famous monster Jerry Only, the MISFITS have been carving their own bloody path through punk and metal since 1977.

 

Jerry Only joins an impressive roster of talent participating in the VIP Celebrity Meet & Meat. These include Jackass/Viva La Bam star Bam Margera, LA Ink’s Amy Nicoletto, Body Count’s Ice-T, Hatebreed featuring Jamey Jasta, punk rock legend Tesco Vee of the Meatmen and of course all of GWAR – including returning Scumdogs Slymenstra Hymen, Sleazy P. Martini and Sexecutioner! Holders of VIP tickets – which sold out at warp speed – are good to go for this exclusive event. Everyone else is a sad slave.

 

(Jello Biafra)

 

GWAR demands that all attend the Dave Brockie Memorial one day before the GWAR B-Q. Fans, friends and possibly protesters from the Westboro Baptist Church will gather from 4:00pm to 7:00pm on Friday, August 15 at Hadad’s Lake. We can now announce that Jello Biafra – punk icon, Dead Kennedys front man and actor in GWAR’s long-form video Skulhedface – will serve as the memorial’s master of ceremonies. Tribute will be paid to both Brockie and Oderus Urungus, as the Scumdog soldier will receive a Viking funeral set ablaze upon the SS Boat. Show up and bid Oderus farewell as he travels to Valhalla and beyond!

 

The 5th Annual GWAR B-Q opens the floodgates at 10:00am, and the first bands will rage on the GWAR B-Q’s two stages starting at 10:35am. The first 100 people to arrive will get in first. Get there early, because each explosive act has been handpicked as an awesome complement to molten sun and meat sandwiches! GWAR cares not that you missed the act you wanted to see. So, start your next binge at 10:00am, in true Bohab fashion.

 

BUT WAIT! Before you meet your untimely demise at the cannibalistic bloody orgy of this year’s GWAR B-Q, your secured entry depends on these items.

 

PRINT YOUR E-TICKET CONFIRMATION PAGE! NO TICKET! NO ENTRY!

NO PETS! (Don’t leave your pet in the car, asshole!)

NO GLASS!

NO WEAPONS!

NO ALCOHOL!

BACKPACKS AND COOLERS WILL BE CHECKED BY SECURITY!
PARKING IS LIMITED!

CARPOOL, SKATEBOARD, BIKE, BUS OR PARACHUTE!

SINGLE-OCCUPANT CARS WILL BE TURNED AWAY AT THE GATE!

 

Buses will be shuttling attendees to/from the VCU campus, downtown Richmond, airport hotels and annex parking lots. And speaking of lodging, rooms are still available at one of the five special-discount hotels. All this information and more can be found at gwarbq.com/crashing-out
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July 23, 2014
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jon Freeman
Freeman Promotions
GWAR B-Q Adds Knockout Special Guests To Heavy-Hitting Lineup!

Horror business is about to pick up! The MISFITS have been revealed as the special secret guest for the 5th Annual GWAR B-Q! GWAR’s festival of meat, music and mayhem will take place on Saturday August 16th at Hadad’s Lake (7900 Osborne Turnpike, Richmond, VA 23231). Led by famous monster Jerry Only, the MISFITS have been carving their own bloody path through punk and metal since 1977.

Jerry Only joins an impressive roster of talent participating in the VIP Celebrity Meet & Meat. These include Jackass/Viva La Bam star Bam Margera, LA Ink’s Amy Nicoletto, Body Count’s Ice-T, Hatebreed featuring Jamey Jasta, punk rock legend Tesco Vee of the Meatmen and of course all of GWAR – including returning Scumdogs Slymenstra Hymen, Sleazy P. Martini and Sexecutioner! Holders of VIP tickets – which sold out at warp speed – are good to go for this exclusive event. Everyone else is a sad slave.

(Jello Biafra)

GWAR demands that all attend the Dave Brockie Memorial one day before the GWAR B-Q. Fans, friends and possibly protesters from the Westboro Baptist Church will gather from 4:00pm to 7:00pm on Friday, August 15 at Hadad’s Lake. We can now announce that Jello Biafra – punk icon, Dead Kennedys front man and actor in GWAR’s long-form video Skulhedface – will serve as the memorial’s master of ceremonies. Tribute will be paid to both Brockie and Oderus Urungus, as the Scumdog soldier will receive a Viking funeral set ablaze upon the SS Boat. Show up and bid Oderus farewell as he travels to Valhalla and beyond!

The 5th Annual GWAR B-Q opens the floodgates at 10:00am, and the first bands will rage on the GWAR B-Q’s two stages starting at 10:35am. The first 100 people to arrive will get in first. Get there early, because each explosive act has been handpicked as an awesome complement to molten sun and meat sandwiches! GWAR cares not that you missed the act you wanted to see. So, start your next binge at 10:00am, in true Bohab fashion.

BUT WAIT! Before you meet your untimely demise at the cannibalistic bloody orgy of this year’s GWAR B-Q, your secured entry depends on these items.

PRINT YOUR E-TICKET CONFIRMATION PAGE! NO TICKET! NO ENTRY!

NO PETS! (Don’t leave your pet in the car, asshole!)

NO GLASS!

NO WEAPONS!

NO ALCOHOL!

BACKPACKS AND COOLERS WILL BE CHECKED BY SECURITY!
PARKING IS LIMITED!

CARPOOL, SKATEBOARD, BIKE, BUS OR PARACHUTE!

SINGLE-OCCUPANT CARS WILL BE TURNED AWAY AT THE GATE!

Buses will be shuttling attendees to/from the VCU campus, downtown Richmond, airport hotels and annex parking lots. And speaking of lodging, rooms are still available at one of the five special-discount hotels. All this information and more can be found at http://gwarbq.com/crashing-out.

The Spew-O-Lympics is currently taking applications for potential contestants, because everyone likes to laugh at idiots sacrificing their health and dignity for fame and fortune. Can you topple reigning champion “Gold Member?” It’s going to be hard. Find out how to enter, as well info on other GWAR B-Q events, at gwarbq.com/events-2.

Another spectacle returning to the GWAR B-Q is the skate park. Some will be brave enough to tackle the Rolling Wheels of Death, and some may live to tell the tale. Even you posers will be able to purchase a limited edition 5th Annual GWAR B-Q skateboard. Smack it on your skull and make up a story about how you ate it trying an ollie 360 heel flip.

Plenty of the new GWAR Beer, Killsner, will be on hand at the GWAR B-Q; but you don’t have to wait until then to pour some down your gullet. Brown Distributing expects to have it stocked in area stores and bars by early August. Proactive bohabs can order it online from Lueken’s Liquors at luekensliquors.com/beer/cigar-city-gwar-4pk-12oz. And finally, GWAR Beer brewer Cigar City Brewing is organizing a special Killsner tasting at their Tampa Florida stronghold. Tampa: It’s not just for strippers anymore! Check www.cigarcitybrewing.com for more information on the GWAR beer tasting event from Cigar City.

To ensure GWAR has all vices covered, the premium handmade CiGWAR is almost ready to be held in your sweaty, hairy palm. They’re being produced by the world-famous Tajuaje Cigars and its owner Pete Johnson – a company known for handmade, premium Nicaraguan tobacco cigars. Get them at the GWAR B-Q or at Richmond-area Havana Connections locations (11616 Broad Street and 8801-E Three Chopt Road in RVA; 11645 Midlothian Turnpike and 6181 Harbourside Center Loop in Midlothian; and 4920 Courthouse Street in Williamsburg).

JiZMak was blown away by the CiGWAR, saying, “It’s the second best thing I’ve ever had in my mouth!”

Don’t forget the bloody bookends to the insanity: the B4BQ and the GWafter Party! The B4BQ has a quartet of killer bands, including headliner The Black Dahlia Murder. Don’t miss the action Friday, August 15th at 7:00pm at The Broadberry (2729 W. Broad Street, Richmond VA 23220). Get your tickets atthebroadberry.com/. VIP Premium Ticket holders get in FREE. Don’t forget to bring your printed e-ticket to the door for FREE admittance or else pony up your burger flippin’ bucks for entry.

The GWafter Party is a good goal to shoot for. How many limbs will you have left after your day at Hadad’s Lake? Enough to drag yourself to Bandito’s Burrito Lounge (2905 Patterson Avenue, Richmond, VA 23221) directly after the GWAR B-Q on the night of Saturday, August 16th? That remains to be seen. But if you do, you’ll get to eat tacos and hear music by Mudd Helmut, Polkadot Cadaver and Creep-A-Zoids.

Of course, none of the majesty and depravity of this year’s GBQ would be possible without our key sponsors: Ring Dog Rescue, Mt. Baker Vapor, Cigar City Brewing, Brown Distributing, Monster Energy Drink, Genesee Cream Ale, Blakhart Guitars Guitar Center and Metal Insider.

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NEW CHICAGOLAND CONCERT LISTINGS


Adventure Club Bottom Lounge, 8/30, 10 PM.

Anberlin House of Blues, 10/21, 6:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 7/25, 10 AM.

Authority Zero Subterranean, 10/9, 7 PM, on sale Fri 7/25, 10 AM.

Beats Antique, Emancipator, Shpongle Riviera Theatre, 10/18-19, 8 PM, on sale Fri 7/25, 10 AM.

Aaron Behrens & the Midnight Stroll Schubas, 9/19, 10 PM, on sale Fri 7/25, noon.

Better Than Ezra House of Blues, 11/21, 8 PM, on sale Fri 7/25, 10 AM.

Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood Allstate Arena, Rosemont, 9/4, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 7/25, 10 AM.

Burger Records Caravan of Stars Tour with Coathangers, Together Pangea, and more Logan Square Auditorium, 10/24, 9 PM.

Clipping. Schubas, 9/10, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 7/25, noon.

Courage My Love Schubas, 12/14, 7 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 7/25, noon.

Billy D & the Hoodoos FitzGerald’s, Berwyn, 8/22, 9 PM, on sale Fri 7/25, 11 AM.

Spencer Day Mayne Stage, 9/9, 8 PM.

Dry the River Schubas, 10/30, 9 PM, on sale Fri 7/25, noon.

Dum Dum Girls Metro, 10/24, 9 PM, on sale Fri 7/25, noon.

Deniro Farrar, Denzel Curry Reggie’s Rock Club, 10/10, 9 PM.

Anna Fermin & Trigger Gospel FitzGerald’s, Berwyn, 8/29, 9 PM, on sale Fri
7/25, 11 AM.

Great Big Pile of Leaves Beat Kitchen, 9/26, 7:30 PM, on sale Fri 7/25, 10 AM.

Hot Rize City Winery, 11/23, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 7/24, noon.

Interpol Thalia Hall, 7/31, 9 PM, free.

K Theory Bottom Lounge, 11/14, 9:30 PM.

Keys N Krates Bottom Lounge, 8/29, 10 PM.

Kimbra Lincoln Hall, 11/1, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 7/25, noon.

La Roux Concord Music Hall, 10/1, 7 PM, all-ages.

Lecrae Aragon Ballroom, 10/26, 7 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 7/25, 10 AM.

Ramsey Lewis Electric with Philip Bailey SPACE, Evanston, 10/24, 7 and 10 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 7/25, 10 AM.

Made in Heights Bottom Lounge, 8/16, 9 PM.

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness the Vic, 10/31, 8 PM, on sale Fri 7/25, 10 AM.

Meiko SPACE, Evanston, 9/24, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 7/25, 10 AM.

Blake Mills Mayne Stage, 9/28, 8 PM.

Blake Mills SPACE, Evanston, 9/27, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 7/25, 10 AM.

Mixtapes Subterranean, 9/18, 7 PM, on sale Fri 7/25, 10 AM.

Mutual Benefit, Ricky Eat Acid Empty Bottle, 9/25, 9 PM, on sale Fri 7/25, 10 AM.

Steve Nieve City Winery, 9/30, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 7/24, noon.

Justin Nozuka City Winery, 10/3, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 7/24, noon.

Justin Nozuka SPACE, Evanston, 10/4, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 7/25, 10 AM.

O’Death Empty Bottle, 10/11, 9 PM.

Om Lincoln Hall, 10/11, 10 PM, on sale Fri 7/25, noon.

Ookay Bottom Lounge, 8/31, 10 PM.

Laura Pausini Chicago Theatre, 10/23, 8 PM, all-ages.

Kat Perkins Mayne Stage, 11/22, 9 PM.

Joshua Redman Trio City Winery, 11/21, 7:30 and 10 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 7/24, noon.

Rhye, Lo-Fang the Vic, 10/25, 8 PM, on sale Fri 7/25, 10 AM.

Duke Robillard Band SPACE, Evanston, 10/2, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 7/25, 10 AM.

Todd Rundgren Park West, 11/13, 8 PM, on sale Fri 7/25, 10 AM.

Sebadoh Lincoln Hall, 9/26, 9 PM, on sale Fri 7/25, noon.

Sister Hazel House of Blues, 12/12-13, 9 PM, on sale Fri 7/25, 10 AM.

Skinny Puppy, VNV Nation the Vic, 12/9, 7:30 PM, on sale Fri 7/25, 10 AM.

Somo House of Blues, 10/29, 7 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 7/25, noon.

Speedy Ortiz Empty Bottle, 10/25, 9 PM.

Kasim Sulton SPACE, Evanston, 10/7, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 7/25, 10 AM.

Temples, Districts Park West, 10/16, 8 PM, on sale Fri 7/25, 10 AM.

Tribal Seeds, Ballyhoo! Bottom Lounge, 10/24, 7 PM.

Tune-Yards Riviera Theatre, 10/22, 8:30 PM, on sale Fri 7/25, 10 AM.

Mark Turner Quartet Constellation, 9/23, 7:30 and 9 PM, early show is all ages, late show is 18+.

Sharon Van Etten Thalia Hall, 10/10, 9 PM.

Susan Werner Auditorium Theatre, 11/8, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 7/25, 10 AM.
X Ambassadors Lincoln Hall, 11/15, 8 PM, on sale Fri 7/25, noon.

UPDATED LISTINGS
Black Lips, King Khan & BBQ Show Logan Square Auditorium, 9/19-20, 8 PM, second show added.

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Art & Soul Tattoo and Gallery and Small World Childcare Art Exploration


Stef Nelson and Sarilis Schoville, local artists from Art & Soul Tattoo and Gallery, worked alongside Ashley Bidlingmaier and Kayla Langfoss from Small World Childcare for an art exploration. Small World School Aged Summer Camp, a division of Small World Childcare had many eager learners ready to take on an artistic mixed media activity.

 

Both Stef and Sarilis each taught half of the group and conducted a small lesson for a project that was to be finished that day. Stef held an interactive art activity where each young artist was allowed structured creativity. While the students stood in front of their artwork, Stef gave them simple directions, such as, now glue something, or paint with the blue paint anywhere on the paper. Then, each student moved on to their neighbors art, and added their own creative twist. The purpose was to really have the children stop and think about why someone would do something to their art and understanding how collaborative work can go. Although some students did not enjoy others touching their artwork, everyone seemed to have fun and they produced some cool art.

Sarilis led the other group, starting with a simple drawing with oil pastels or crayons. Once the drawings were complete, the students were instructed to crush and crumple their paper into a little ball. This seemed to be their favorite part. Next step was to uncrumple, and cover their paper with watercolor paint of their choosing. The outcome resulted in colorful drawings with a stained glass window effect and the kids learned the idea of resist as the crayons resisted the paint.

“We try to do an event with Small World at least once a year, the artists try to show them different ways of looking at art”, says Renee’ May, owner of Art & Soul in New Glarus.


Art & Soul Tattoo and Gallery and Small World Childcare have always maintained a positive relationship and have enjoyed the many opportunities they have had working together.

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THE ALLIANCE OF SOUND TOUR Unites SKINNY PUPPY, VNV NATION, HAUJOBB and YOUTH CODE For North American Tour


In an effort to unite instead of isolate, The Alliance of Sound plans on bringing the different flavors of electronic music together for an unforgettable tour. For perhaps the first time in the history of electronic music, two of the biggest and most disparate names in electronic-based music – SKINNY PUPPY and VNV NATION, are banding together for a 17-date tour of North America, with support from HAUJOBB and YOUTH CODE. Kicking off at the end of November at Toronto’s Sound Academy, the tour will circle the continent, and wrap up at Pomona, CA’s Fox Theater in December. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, July 25, 2014.

Vancouver’s Skinny Puppy have been major voices in issues that plague society, from vivisection to pollution to drugs to even the advent of AIDS. When news of the U.S. government’s usage of their music at Guantanamo Bay hit the news in the last year, media surrounding the band’s political and cultural impact resurfaced in NPR, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair and hundreds of other outlets, reinforcing the band’s place in musical history. Their most recent album, Weapon, stands as an abstract commentary on that which it is named; reflecting that everyday and seemingly safe, inert technologies are actually killing us, thus becoming weapons.

With their unique and formidable ability to combine very melodic, danceable electronics with haunting and powerful lyrics, Irish/English duo VNV Nation have built a massive fanbase, playing to hundreds of thousands of fans at both their own sold-out shows and major rock festivals worldwide. Their massive hits “Chrome”, “Beloved” and “Illusion” are club staples that still pack dancefloors. Their latest two albums, Automatic and Transnational have thrust Ronan Harris and Mark Jackson to a wider audience seeking substance and meaning over mainstream superficiality and artifice with Top Ten albums for both in European charts .

More ambient and textural, Germany’s Haujobb have explored the electronic musical spectrum from electro-industrial to IDM (“Intelligent Dance Music”) to techno and created a soundscape all their own. Hailing from Los Angeles, hardcore-based Youth Code are a raw, punishing and hardcore-based electronic duo of Ryan William George and Sara Taylor who blends WaxTrax-styled chaos with catchy dance undertones.

THE ALLIANCE OF SOUND TOUR

Nov. 28 – The Sound Academy (Toronto, ON)
Nov 29 – Metropolis (Montreal, QC)
Nov. 30 – House of Blues (Boston, MA)
Dec. 2 – Best Buy Theater (NYC)
Dec. 3 – Trocadero Theatre (Philadelphia, PA)
Dec. 5 – Jannus Landing (Tampa, FL)
Dec. 6 – Buckhead Theatre (Atlanta, GA)
Dec. 8 – The Pageant (St. Louis, MO)
Dec. 9 – The Vic Theatre (Chicago, IL)
Dec. 10 – Mill City Nights (Minneapolis, MN)
Dec. 12 – Ogden Theatre (Denver, CO)
Dec. 13 – The Complex (SLC)
Dec. 15 – Showbox SODO (Seattle, WA)
Dec. 16 – Queen Elizabeth Theatre (Vancouver, BC)
Dec. 17 – Roseland Theater (Portland, OR)
Dec. 19 – Regency Ballroom (San Francisco, CA)
Dec. 20 – The Fox Theater (Pomona, CA)

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DORO To Bring 30 Years – Strong & Proud Anniversary Tour To North America


Having celebrated thirty years since the first time she took the stage this past May with a two-night live concert party in her hometown of Düsseldorf, Germany in addition to shows throughout Europe, the U.K., and Latin America, multi-decade recording artist/legendary metal maven DORO PESCH
will be bringing her career-spanning anniversary show to North America this Fall.

“The Anniversary Tour was incredibly well-received everywhere and we know there are many more places we need to get to,” shares vocalist and songwriter, DORO. “I’m always super excited to play in the USA and Canada. Looking forward to seeing all our great fans, friends, and metalheads again. See you soon… Raise Your Fist!”

Fans will soon be invited to participate in an online poll to select the set lists for the tour via
Doro’s official Facebook page. Additional plans for a second leg of the tour in the US for Spring 2015.

DORO 30 Years – Strong & Proud North American Tour:
10/10/2014 Route 20 Outhouse – Sturtevant, WI
10/11/2014 Pov’s 65 – Spring Lake Park, MN
10/12/2014 Mojoes – Joliet, IL
10/14/2014 Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
10/15/2014 Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA
10/16/2014 Hard Luck Bar – Toronto, ON
10/18/2014 Salle Multi – Quebec City, QC
10/19/2014 Petit Campus – Montreal, QC
10/20/2014 The Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY

This Fall, the Nuclear Blast Webshop will have the import version of DORO’s Raise Your Fist – 30 Years Anniversary Edition available to coincide with the October tour. A re-release of 2012′s Raise Your Fist album, it will include new and rare tracks plus a bonus CD entitled Powerful Passionate Favorites comprised of cover versions of Dio, Led Zeppelin, Metallica, and Kiss songs.

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Comic-Con: Batman: The Complete Television Series Get an Official Release Date


Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has officially announced that the long awaited “Batman: The Complete Television Series” will debut on digital, DVD, and Blu-ray on November 11, 2014. In addition, they’ve revealed that the fan-=favorite series will be featured on thousands of hotel keys at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, which you can check out below.

A panel for the release will also take place at San Diego Comic-Con, featuring “Batman” stars Adam West, Burt Ward and Julie Newmar who will discuss the landmark home entertainment release at a special Comic-Con panel in Hall H on Thursday, July 24 from 6:00-7:00pm. Moderated by Ralph Garman, the panel will give fans an inside sneak peek at dazzling HD remastered footage from the landmark series, as well as an advance look at the limited edition box set and reveals of the exclusive bonus content.

Starring Adam West as the titular hero, “Batman” ran for 120 episodes from 1966 to 1968 and also featured Yvonne Craig as Batgirl, Burgess Meredith as the Penguin, and Cesar Romero as the Joker.

Pre-Order here: www.amazon.com/gp/product/Batman-The-Complete-Series-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d010%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-010-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00LT1JHLW&ASIN=B00LT1JHLW&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

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