Radioactivity, Bad Sports

Brian Foss Presents


Bad Sports

VHS, Medicine Bows

Sun Jun 11 2017

9:00 pm

Lucky Liquor Tavern

$8.00 - $10.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Texas punk
Dirtnap Records
Bad Sports
Hailing from Denton, Texas, Bad Sports are a band whose music is a powerful fusion of punk rock velocity and attitude, hard rock guitar raunch, and power pop hooks. Influenced by old-school punk bands like the Ramones and the Buzzcocks as well as the '70s hard rock that's an unavoidable presence in their home town, Bad Sports feature Orville Neeley (also a member of OBN IIIs) on guitar and vocals, TV's Daniel Fried (who also plays in Wax Museums) on bass and vocals, and Gregory Rutherford (also doing double duty in Wax Museums) on drums.
During the winter of 2013, in his dusty, cobweb filled basement in Reno, NV Jawshua Dean Hageman spent his time with his 8-track writing and recording what would later be released as the first VHS release, "Vultures & Hungry Spirits." These songs sat dormant for some time while he relocated to the Pacific Northwest to drum for Criminal Code. Moving to the Northwest reunited him with long-time friend and music collaborator, Chris Costalupes who had moved from Reno to Seattle four years prior to play bass for Big Eyes. In the summer of 2014, the two spent a week locked in a basement writing and recording the second VHS album, "Art Decay, Everything Looks Boring." After releasing both albums on cassette via their own imprint Casino Trash Records, they set out to materialize VHS into a live entity. They drafted long-time friend and collaborator Morgan Travis, who is also a Northwest transplant from Reno, on guitar. With the three of them in place all that was left was a drummer. After many scheduling issues and overlapping tour schedules they finally landed Gavin Tieman better know as the hard-hitting drummer for Jason Clackley and The Exquisites. Once finally together they were up and running in no time. VHS played their first show on January 27th, and since then have been gaining more and more momentum. Their live show is sharp and they thrive in the studio. Their upcoming 7" titled "Choking On The Fruit" is the first record made as a full band. VHS's sound has a diverse range and they have been compared to such bands as The Wipers, Lost Sounds, and The Melvins. Though these influences are present in their music, VHS has a style and sound all of their own.
Medicine Bows
Loud. Quiet. Loud. Repeat.
Venue Information:
Lucky Liquor Tavern
10325 East Marginal Way S
Tukwila, WA, 98168