|MR T'S BOWL EXCLUSIVE!Mr T'S Bowl in Highland Park Live Indie Punk band Horrors Of Toledo managed by the husband wife team of Sash and Christiane that brought you the club Hot Pants at Mr T's Bowl in Highland Park in the late 90s early 2000s who booked bands like|
The Mormons,Kid Of Widney High,99th Fuck You ,
Tracy and the HindenBurgh Ground Crew ,Menthol Hill,
Biblical Proof of UFOS,NostraDumAss,The Dagons,The Phantom Limbs ,The Melting Pot festival and the return of the Breeders in 2001 way before Mike TV and all of the other promoters started doing shows at MR T's Bowl and taking credit for re-vitaulizing Mr T's Bowl..Hell we had PJ Harvey drive up in a limo and Frank Black and Joey Santiago of the Pixies in attendance at the same time at Mr T's Bowl. We only mention this because we are back and after Joe Theresa died we got pushed out and discredited by new people and his son .SEE LINKS BELOW copy and paste !Hey John Theresa!
See info at bottom.
A new Indie Punk or whatever band Horrors Of Toledo play MR T'S BOWL www.myspace.com/horrorsoftoledo
are now planning to start a calvary of musical assualts in your area soon. Hide The Tofu !
They have a few upcoming shows in Los Angeles, Long Beach and Orange County..
Sunday July 29th @Mr T's Bowl 5621 ½ Figueroa Ave . Highland Park ,Ca 21 and over 9pm 1-323-256-7561 for info
And Friday August 17th At DiPiazzas 5205 E Pacific Coast Hwy Long Beach, CA 562) 498-2461 for info
Horrors of Toledo came into existence when the 3 members Sashelle ,Ryley , and Nigel had an enlightening moment and sign from an owl who spoke to them with a wise tongue at midnight one fall night as they were backpacking in Alaska. Using their love for old westerns ,horror movies, punkrock ,white trash, indie,experimental ,goth music,thrift store shopping, dining and dashing, magic, sword eating, old converse tennis shoes , and soap collecting the three experimental group of misfits decided to form Horrors of Toledo to have fun and get over their fear of Orange County bowling alleys ..
Some of their musical influences are Yma Sumac,The Butthole Surfers ,Cramps, The Shins,Can ,Hazil Adkins,The Black Angels, The Moving Units , The Fall, Birthday Party ,Buddy Holly ,My Bloody Valentine, Jesus And The Mary chain,Autolux, Hazil Adkins ,XTC ,TSOL , X ,The Church, Soft Cell, Sonic Youth , Destroyer, Bowie, Murder By Death ,The Stooges ,The Avengers ,The Clash, Calexico , The Pixies , The Leaving Train, The Moldy Peaches but they sound nothing like their influences at all! Nigel and Sashelle came from a band called The Generics where they played sold out shows at Dodger stadium and were on their way to a multi –million dollar contract before Sashelle cussed the owner out and Nigel beat him up with a wet paper towel. Like a wrestling superstar switching to a different federation Sashelle also plays bass under an alias name of Violet for Vamped Records recording artists The Family Shocks . Nigel decided to put down the guitar for a bit with Horrors of Toledo because too many fans were mugging him in the front stage and robbing him of his bling bling jewelry . Like a one man band that you see at a carnival, Nigel is more than capable of playing all instruments at once. Instead he will be playing drums his first instrument learned and will sing background vocals with hopes of becoming a modern day team like The Righteous Brothers with Ryley.
Ryley is the man with the Jerry Lewis movie moves on stage with a Johnny Cash meets Nick Cave meets Don Ho meets Lee Ving on vocals with a truly original guitar sound also. His guitar once was owned by Joan Jett. He was in two groups who once opened for Pee Wee Hermans Ski Circus called Mr.A and also The Wire Hangers . He writes lyrics about todays problems,love,life,books,movies,cars, and society in general in a twisted way of his own.
This is an energetic band that will be coming to a venue near you soon. They have a debut album coming out on newly formed Vamped Records . They go into the studio at Griff Dog Records in Huntington Beach on May 11th and played on April 26th at KXLU 88.9 FMs “Noise Pollution” in Los Angeles …. Thanks to Maki ,Chris ,John Griffin and Eric “Double E I’m not Duke “Ellington for their support .
There will be songs up here soon. Bring a vegetarian burrito to the shows and get a Horrors of Toledo Frisbee for free…Go to www.vampedrecords.com
for more info on the record coming out …
Sash/Christiane /John Griffin are starting Vamped records and also purchased professional studio camera gear not only to film band videos but also are starting a new webzine and 2 hour web based Punk/Indie /Art kinda Huell Howser meets Request Video Show and then hopefully a cable show. We are looking for artists ,midgets , and weirdos
contact : email@example.com
Another good band is The Family Shocks www.myspace.com/thefamilyshocks
By Richard Blows of rockspace