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Drag Strip Riot at the Upstage March 19th


By kenbarnettpt - Posted on 23 February 2011

Location: 
The Upstage Restaurant
932 Washington Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368
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From the Upstage website:

Hot Rod Rock N' Roll. Well known for their intense live shows, DragStrip Riot usually kicks off each show at a breakneck pace, slowing down only occasionally to let the audience catch their breath and drink .

This is music made by dudes who are just as comfortable under the hood of a classic Chevy as they are in front of an amp. Dragstrip Riot’s songs are pure high-octane rock n’ roll, like Bo Diddley backed by Social Distortion. Their most recent recording DAMN is a greasy, drag-race of an album.

Born in the early 00's, DragStrip Riot came out of the gates flying at 100mph with a stripped-down, unapologetic brand of rock n roll. Big on melodic choruses with snarling guitars, slithering bass and slamming drums all influenced by blues, punk, country, and garage. A unique sound, it's something akin to breaking your knuckle wrenching on a greasy engine. Imagine a mixture of George Thorogood meets the Hellacopters, mixed with Bo Diddley and The Misfits and you'll start to get an idea of what it is the band calls "hotrod rock n roll".

DragStrip Riot cut its teeth live playing with the likes of The Nekromantix, Deadbolt, Nashville Pussy, Throw Rag, Go Like Hell, 45 Grave, Zeke, Lee Rocker (Stray Cats), Red Elvises, Joe Buck (Hank III), Black Halos, Eddie Spaghetti, Voltaire, The Genitorturers, The Dwarves and more. Fresh on the heels of their second release "DAMN!"

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