Dante vs Zombies

The Echo & Moheak Radio Present

Dante vs Zombies

Wounded Lion, The Dagons, The Hallucinations

Fri, December 14, 2012

8:30 pm

The Echo

Los Angeles, California

$8.00

This event is 18 and over

Dante vs Zombies
Dante vs Zombies
“Sure, they have these Dick Dale-the-Cramps surfing guitars, these unexpected turns inside their 60s-inspired pop hooks, these jumpy rhythms sometimes injected by exotic tempos, but, like the antics of their frontman, the sound often explodes in all directions and miraculously safely lands on its feet…”

Shriek your greetings to the new kings and queens of The Spaghetti Western Jungle anthem; the hungry dictators of Not-Quite-Gentrified-Ghetto-Pop. Dante Vs Zombies materialized out of thick air in September 2009 and in that thin slice of time have become surreal outlaws of the live “Sing n-Dance-along”.

Reactionary pundits counter that they forced Buddy Holly and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins to play on the first Siouxsie And The Banshees album. Level headed moderates (aka trembling cowards) point out that this is the only possible mutant baby of its members which feature key players from The Starlite Desperation, Jail Weddings, Swahili Blonde, Raw Geronimo, The Detroit Cobras, Brass Tax, Easy Action and We Break Cameras. (Proponents of the “factoid” seem to enjoy pointing
out that they probably live in the eastern portion of Los Angeles).

Beginning with their first two releases (Yes I’m Stalking You/Branded By Nuns and Oblivion/The Bible Belt on Infrasonic ) DVZ has assured The Conglomerates that they will assassinate, by messy beheading , at least two backwards assumptions about music no longer being fun or universal, and will relentlessly continue the terror on a regular basis, until the
so-called “world” complies with their vision, or ends up on it’s knees.

Either outcome is acceptable. If you still don’t believe them, meditate upon the following :

Dante White-Aliano (The Starlite Desperation,Swahili Blonde, Detroit Cobras, Raw Geronimo, Gabriel Hart and the 4th Wall, Lost Kids): vocals, guitar, marimba, percussion Jeff Ehrenberg (The Starlite Desperation, Easy Action): drums, percussion, vocals Gabriel Hart (Jail Weddings, The 4th Wall, Starvations): guitar, vocals Jada Wagensomer (Jail Weddings, Brass Tax): bass, vocals Matt Polley (We Break Cameras): guitar, vocals
Laena Geronimo (Raw Geronimo, Swahili Blonde, The Starlite Desperation, The Like): bass, violin, percussion, vocals, keyboard

Consider yourself informed.
Wounded Lion
Wounded Lion
Wounded Lion is a scrappy pop formation with more layers than one might think. The LA-based quintet artfully blends crunchy guitar chug and caveman thud with buoyant pop melody and deceptively simple lyrics, uncovering wonky pop gems along the way. The songs hint at melancholy but simultaneously offer infectious choruses and exuberant grooves. The resulting sound is fresh, despite celebrating everything from the Velvets to the Clean, with some CCR thrown in for good measure.
The Dagons
The Dagons
The Hallucinations
The Hallucinations
Venue Information:
The Echo
1822 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, California, 90026
http://www.theecho.com