The Real McKenzies

The Real McKenzies

The Cutthroat Brothers, The Brainiax, Kids On Fire, Millhous, The Crüd Güns, Communist Eyes, The Hop Monsters, The Wild Lips, Question? No Answer

Fri Oct 05 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

El Corazon

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

The Real McKenzies
The Real McKenzies
THE REAL McKENZIES hail from Vancouver, Canada, and don kilts and bagpipes to celebrate their Scottish heritage. Born in 1992, THE REAL McKENZIES were the brainchild of singer Paul McKenzie, who claims, while at a party, heard Robert Burns playing in one room and the Sex Pistols in another. This epiphany led to the celtic cocktail they serve up by mixing rock, punk, and folk with a splash of whiskey and the odd Scottish traditional as a garnish. They have just released their eighth album, Shine Not Burn, on the Fat Wreck Chords label.


Through constant touring around the globe, THE REAL McKENZIES have carved out a role as modern minstrels through a relentless commitment to playing live music over the past 18 years. Fueled by an insatiable longing to entertain, the band is truly at home in front of an audience regardless of the size or venue. Whether playing monumental rock clubs, festivals, or tiny squats, electric or acoustic instruments, THE REAL McKENZIES immediately captivate any crowd through their jovial and heartfelt style. Guitars and bagpipes play off each other as Paul McKenzie weaves historic tales into a modern, Scotch-drenched mythology. Shine Not Burn (the motto of the McKenzie Clan) is the first release that captures and delivers the essence of a REAL McKENZIES live performance. Recorded in August 2009 at Wild at Heart in Kreuzberg, Berlin, Shine Not Burn utilizes acoustic instrumentation to add an intimate aspect that has not been heard on any previous REAL McKENZIES releases. Exploiting the incredible talents of former members of the legendary bands The Descendents, Good Riddance, and DOA, while adding a mandolin and fiddle to the mix, the music on Shine Not Burn is the perfect complement to Paul's trademark banter and passionate singing. For the listener it brings to life the experience of a REAL McKENZIES show without actually being there.


The Real McKenzies previously released Off The Leash and 10,000 Shots, (Fat Wreck), Oot & Aboot and Loch´d & Loaded (Honest Dons), Pissed To The Gills and Clash Of The Tartans (Sudden Death), Real McKenzies (IFA)
The Cutthroat Brothers
The Cutthroat Brothers
The Brainiax
Kids On Fire
Melodic street pop punk from the rainy streets of Seattle. With a knack for hooks, Kids on Fire serve up songs designed to celebrate good times, bad jobs and irresponsible behavior. We have fun doing it, you will have fun listening to it, and hopefully we'll all be drunk by the end of the night, covered in sweat and beer! So have a listen and raise a pint with us in honor of good people and good times!
Millhous
Millhous
Hardcore Punk Rock from Seattle
The Crüd Güns
DELAPITAED DWELLERS ON A MISSION TO RIP SKIN AND SHRED ONLY THE HEAVIEST! GET SCARED, GET BACK, CRUD GUN DEATH PACT!
Communist Eyes
Communist Eyes
COMMUNIST EYES might be the remains of Seattle punk inventions The Derelicts, Zip Gun, Christ on a Crutch, and other people's long lost children. But then again, maybe they're just a loud form of boogie punk and roll. Hailing from depths of the Ballard Bowl, COMMUNIST EYES will, at least, put some blood on the wall...
The Hop Monsters
The Hop Monsters
We like beer and we love music
Tacoma Seattle
Pop Punk
The Wild Lips
The Wild Lips
Northwest duo The Wild Lips’ debut album is more than fourteen tracks of pulverizing drums, ragged guitar, and throaty vocals; its proof that there’s life in Rock n Roll.

The Wild Lips is Billy Barros (Vocals, Guitar) and Preston Darvill (Drums), though by the huge noise they make you’d think the band is much bigger. Inspired by troubadours, punk poets, and Americana outlaws, Barros decided to pick up his own guitar - and you’ll be thankful he did. Barros channels a genuine celebration of heartache, punching out chords and singing from the gut. After a couple of iterations he finally landed on a band that works: his guitar and Preston Darvill. Darvill’s heavy hands and perfect time make what sounds like a death match with a drum kit in a thunderstorm look easy. After nearly weekly gigs around Seattle over the last year, the two brought sharpened teeth and strong arms to the studio to record their debut album, Shameless.

Shameless is the culmination of the band’s adrenaline-fueled tear through the northwest dive scene, leading their fans in epic "sweat-drenched sing-alongs" (The Stranger). Barros and Darvill deliver raw energy and emotion that can be felt in the record’s unstoppable determination. “We wanted to make the closest thing to a live album, without actually making a live album,” Barros explains. “Everything you hear on the record is exactly how we perform it on stage, just the two of us. Even down to the smart-ass comments between songs.”

The Wild Lips have a talent for expanding their very limited array of tools into a finely finished product. Shameless is no exception. Darvill’s past experience providing rhythm for a variety of sonic styles - along with his 80’s big hair influences and blatant honesty - pushes the riotous duo past the barriers that typically limit a two-piece. “When it comes to our music, I could go on about the song meaning or whatever, but what means the most to me is the quality and the big sound versus what I think is shit music today,” Darvill confesses. “There are so many lo-fi bands and I’m over that. Here we are, a two-piece with a huge arena rock sound, and that, to me, is exciting!”

Yet Shameless is, at times, the storytelling equivalent of fighting for your life with broken hands. Barros says “I can tell people a sad story… and watch them dance to it.” That philosophy rings true throughout the record, with themes of shame, sex, love, and a lack thereof, lacing their way between pummeling drums and power chords.

The album’s first single, “This Might Be My Breakdown,” gives listeners a head-banging, hip-shaking view into the beauty of Barros’ self-induced disintegration, as he sings: “This might be my breakdown, I’ll admit it. I have no last resort, my mind has gone away.” That bare-all honesty burns down to a smolder on Shameless’ final song – a stripped down, running-on-fumes, finally-destroyed personal account of giving up completely – “Bastards and Broken Hearts.”

It is a suiting end to an inextinguishable collection of heart-to-hearts and hidden gems, set to arrive kicking, screaming, and sounding like a whole lot more than the work of just two fearless sonic explorers. The Wild Lips are coming, and coming strong, with their Shameless debut, on June 3, 2016.

Shameless was recorded in Seattle at Big Sound Productions by Chris Mathews, Jr (Joonior Studios), and mastered at Blackbelt Mastering.
Question? No Answer
"Pop punk has never sounded fresher than when played by Question? No Answer. Putting a mixture of grunge influences into their tracks, their Beer ‘N Skittles EP definitely brings the hooks and catchy guitar leads/solos.Hailing from Seattle, this three piece have seemed to make pop punk purists do a double take with their close to home sound. The three tracks are a definite taste as to what writing capabilities Question? No Answer possesses. They evoke some post hardcore brutality in their songs by adding in a few screams here and there, but accompanied with the thundering drums and bass, they seem to meld in with the rest of the song, making any listener nod their head even harder.
Be sure to keep your eyes out for a new album from Question? No Answer soon!" - Steven Wittkugle
Venue Information:
El Corazon
109 Eastlake Ave East
Seattle, WA, 98109
http://www.elcorazonseattle.com/