Doors: 8:00 p.m. – Showtime: 9:00 p.m.
THE HANGMEN Bryan Small: Vox, Rhythm Guitar | Jimmy James: Lead Guitar
Jorge Disguster: Drums, Vox | Angelique Congleton: Bass, Vox
THE HANGMEN Born in Montana, raised in Boise, ID, Small moved to Los Angeles and formed The Hangmen in 1986, where they immediately caught the eye of Black Flag/Circle Jerks singer Keith Morris. Morris produced the original Hangmen demos and came on as manager. They signed a deal with Capitol Records and released their self-titled debut (produced by Vic Maile, Motorhead), but things soon came crashing down. A switch to DGC Records (the newly formed subsidiary of Geffen who’s roster included The Nymphs, Nirvana, etc) seemed like the perfect landing spot for the band. Unfortunately the Rob Younger (Radio Birdman) produced album Suicide Doors was never released and the band dissolved into addiction.
Not one to be down for long, a newly sober Small started writing again, the result was 2000’s Metallic I.O.U. Tours with longtime fans Social Distortion and the Supersuckers followed. Ness would later produce The Hangmen’s 2007 release In the City. “I totally feel like we’re kindred spirits,” Small says looking back, adding that both bands emphasize “simplicity, and doing what you do and staying true to that.”
In 2010, Hype Records, the popular Finnish record label, released Lost Rocks, an 18-song Hangmen retrospective. Shortly thereafter, former Supersucker, Rontrose Heathmen joined the band for 2012’s critically acclaimed East Of Western. 2019 marks the release of Cactusville and another chapter of The Hangmen legend continues. Small has taken his brand of songwriting to another level, putting him in an artistic class with the likes of Tom Petty and Neil Young as purveyors of the honest and simple. The title track Cactusville recants the tale of The Hangmen first tour in Tuscon, AZ where audience members included Supersuckers-to-be Eddie Spaghetti and Eric Martin. Small explains the song, “Eric and Ed knew the deal, we got fucked up in Cactusville,” then after a run in with a gun-toting father, Small tags the song, “It’s The Hangmen he wanted to kill, we got run out of Cactusville.”
Stony Sugarskull (Berlin) aka Dr Monika Demmler infuses kraut/shoegaze/punk rock/psych/with healing sound frequencies.
“Stony Sugarskull are, on the evidence of this record, a force to be reckoned with. […] Her Mazzy-starish vocals switching between English and German as smoothly as her music transcends genres. Shot through with a distinctly Berlin ennui […] Lioness is a trip from start to finish.” (Classic Rock Magazine)
“Ein starkes Album mit hörbaren VELVET UNDERGROUND-Anklängen und Bezügen auf MAZZY STAR, das einen ganz eigentümlichen Magnetismus entfalten kann.” (Oxfanzine)
Rev Skullfarmer (Hamburg) – aka Franz Schedlbauer
Born in Regensburg he has discovered his passion for music and good sound in his early teens already and deals since then extensively not only with the musical component of good sound, but also how to capture it and spread it.
As electrical engineer he has in-depth knowledge of all aspects of audio technology and electro acoustics.
As a live and Studio musician, music teacher, producer, audio engineer and consultant for event and audio technology, he can draw experience with international customers from almost two decades and thus optimally respond to their ideas and visions.