Faster Pussycat

Faster Pussycat

Don Jamieson (of That Metal Show), Joey C. Jones Band, Bezel

Wed, August 15, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 12:00 am)

$20

This event is all ages

Faster Pussycat
Faster Pussycat
Sleaze: immoral, sordid, and corrupt behavior or material.

No band epitomizes Hollywood sleaze more than Faster Pussycat. Countless bands
have adopted their look and demeanor in order to try and ride the Hollywood
wave to success. Most fail. For those bands it’s a costume…an act. For Faster
Pussycat it’s a way of life. They said it best in their own song “Sex, drugs & Rockn-Roll”
off their 2006 album “The Power and the Glory Hole”. However don’t be
mistaken, they are much more than an image. First and foremost they are a rock
n roll band that has put out consistently great records and given it all on stage,
where it counts the most.

Singer Taime Downe formed the band in 1985, taking its name from the cult
classic Russ Meyer film Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill! In 1987 they released their selftitled
debut album which went gold. The album was loaded with sexual
innuendo and bravado and struck a nerve in the glam rock community, though
they were always a little more down and dirty than glam. During that time they
were interviewed and played two songs (Cathouse and Bathroom Wall) in the
documentary film “The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years.
The documentary captured the general vibe of the Sunset Strip bands during that
time period, with Faster Pussycat being featured front and center.

In 1989 they released the album “Wake me when it’s over”, which spawned the
massive top 25 hit single “House of Pain” propelling them beyond the sunset strip
to worldwide acclaim. They received substantial airtime on MTV for the video
and toured with some of the biggest bands in history: Guns n Roses, Motorhead,
Motley Crue, Kiss, Alice Cooper and many more. They were able to reach fans all
across the world and the sunset strip seemed endless as fans clamored for a taste
of the famed Faster Pussycat sleaze. The album went gold and to this day many
hail “House of Pain” as one of the greatest power ballads of all time. The band’s
line-up during this time was Taime Downe (vocals), Greg Steele (guitar), Brent
Muscat (guitar), Kelly Nickels (bass) and Mark Michaels (drums).

In 1992 the band released the album Whipped and toured in support of it.
Following the tour the band broke up, with each member heading in separate
musical directions.

Taime Downe decided to go in a more industrial rock direction working with the
band Pigface before forming the band the Newlydeads.

The Newlydeads put out three albums. Their self-titled debut, a remix album
titled “Re-bound” and “Dead End”.

In 2001 Taime Downe decided it was time to get Faster Pussycat back together to
give the world another dose of the Hollywood Sleaze that had all but disappeared
during the grunge era. Muscat and Steele rejoined the band along with The
Newlydeads Xristian Simon, Danny Nordahl and Chad Stewart.

Faster Pussycat quickly put out a collection of industrial remixes of the band’s
early songs produced by Downe and played to enthusiastic crowds around the
world. During this time Muscat and Steele left again.

2006 saw the band’s first full-length release in 14 years, “The Power & The Glory
Hole” and proved that under Taime’s leadership the band was in good hands.
2009 saw the release of a live album “Front Row for the Donkey Show”. Both
were put out by Full Effect and the reviews were positive.

In 2010 guitarist Ace Von Johnson joined Faster Pussycat cementing the current
line-up. The interjection of fresh blood into the band was immediately noticeable
as his youthful high energy and virtuoso performance rejuvenated the band and
their live performances. It was like 1987 again.

Faster Pussycat is currently working on a new EP and doing what they’ve always
done, touring heavily, rocking the fuck out of every venue they play and keeping
the spirit of Hollywood Sleaze alive and well.
Don Jamieson (of That Metal Show)
Don Jamieson (of That Metal Show)
Don is best known as co-host of VH1 Classic’s hit heavy metal talk show series, ‘That Metal Show’ where legends of rock hang out to discuss their past and current projects in front of a live studio audience. Rolling Stone Magazine dubbed the program one of the 50 Best Reasons To Watch TV! He also co-hosted ‘Beer Money,’ a fast-paced, non-traditional sports quiz show airing on SNY (SportsNet NY). He is currently co-hosting a new rock web-series with former Fox News correspondent and fellow rock fan, Juliet Huddy, on BlondeandCrossbones.com.

Amongst his many accomplishments, Jamieson’s 2 stand-up CD’s ‘Live & Hilarious’ and ‘Hell Bent For Laughter’ on Metal Blade Records hit the Top 20 on iTunes and Top 10 on the Billboard comedy charts and his third for the label, ‘Communication Breakdown’ drops April 21st. He is proudly sponsored by Monster Energy Drinks and Coldcock Whiskey.

Jamieson’s proudest moment is becoming an Emmy Award-Winner for his work on HBO’s ‘Inside The NFL’. Don and long-time comedy partner, Jim Florentine, lent their brand of humor to the popular sports show; writing, producing and performing sports-themed comedy sketches.

The two have also collaborated on the hidden-camera DVD and Comedy Central web series, ‘Meet The Creeps’ as well as a series of prank call CD’s, ‘Terrorizing Telemarketers’, heard regularly on the Howard Stern radio show. He is also a joke writer for the country’s best celebrity roaster, Lisa Lampanelli and spent many years as Andrew Dice Clay’s steady opener.

Don’s stand-up act brings his everyday take on life with an added dash of sarcasm for good measure. He’s able to make people laugh at things they wouldn’t normally laugh at and then laugh again at that realization. Besides performing in clubs and theaters all over the country he also performs stand-up at rock festivals such as Rock On The Range, Monsters Of Rock Cruise and Metallica’s Orion Music + More Festival where he was introduced by drummer Lars Ulrich.

Don started his career as one of the young and talented comedy minds at MTV helping to launch the careers of comics like Jon Stewart, Kevin James and Jay Mohr, But unbeknownst to many, Don was spending his nights on the local comedy scene developing his own comic style.
Joey C. Jones Band
Joey C. Jones Band
Joey first made his mark with big hair and a big voice, fronting '80s Sunset Strip favorites Sweet Savage. After leaving Savage, Joey joined up with Ohio rockers Shock Tu, then found success and MTV exposure in the '90s with the Gloryhounds. In the late '90s, Joey revealed a new side to his pop persona with the sonically ambitious Orange Helicopter and the dark, brooding alt-rock of Crabtree. Joey currently works as a musician and producer in Dallas, Texas.
Bezel
Bezel
Since the 2014 release of their self-titled debut CD the band BEZEL have shared the stage with music legends Michael Schenker, Pat Travers, Kings X, and Queensryche. Consisting of four veteran musicians - Kevin Dell Greer on vocals, Keith Oliver on guitar, Mike Herrel on bass, and Kurtis Lawrence on drums. They bring with them extensive musical experiences that have taken them from Texas to Tokyo, Los Angeles and back, each band member has definitely paid their dues in learning their craft. When these four musicians got together to create original music it quickly became obvious that there was definitely something in the air. With a new, unique and wide ranging sound BEZEL manages to own their influences while avoiding tired clichés and instead breathing fresh new life into the music. Since the debut CD was entirely written, recorded, produced and mixed by the band, Bezel was able to stay to true their vision of the finished product without outside influences. Fresh sounding quality guitar rock that doesn't sound like anything you've heard before! No auto-tune, no sequencers, no drum machines, just real musicians laying down real music. Turn it up loud! The time is right for BEZEL!!!!
Venue Information:
Trees
2709 Elm Street
Dallas, TX, 75226
http://treesdallas.com/