Beastmaker, Big Sexy

Love The Captive Presents

Beastmaker

Big Sexy

Anus Kings, It'll Grow Back

Thu, August 23, 2012

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Fulton 55

Fresno, CA

$4 Advance // $6 At Door

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Advance Tickets @ Cafe Corazon 1306 N. Wishon // Fresno, CA 93728. 559.492.7047

Beastmaker
Beastmaker
“In a world of pop music we are freaks. We do everything completely opposite of what the current formula of doing things is. We recorded and produced everything ourselves with no outside influences. We play a style of music that is underground. We are all freaks of nature.” So proclaims Beastmaker singer, guitarist and mastermind Trevor William Church. Hence the title of Beastmaker’s debut: Lusus Naturae, or Freak Of Nature. “When you think differently and do things unconventionally, you are an outsider,” he ventures. “We wanted to bring a natural essence back into music the best way we could in a digital world.”

Beastmaker hail from the unlikely locale of Fresno, California. Sweating profusely in a parched no man’s land about three and a half hours northeast of Los Angeles, the city isn’t exactly a cultural mecca—and yet it’s the birthplace of Hollywood outsiders and weirdos like Sid Haig, Slim Pickens and director Sam Peckinpah. Still, it suffers from an unsurprising dearth of musicians interested in heavy rock. Though Church had the concept for Beastmaker as far back as 2006, it wasn’t until he and drummer Andres Alejandro Saldate, a.k.a. Juan Bonham, hooked up with bassist John Tucker in 2014 that the band was fully realized. “I was really inspired by old bands and metal,” Church explains. “From the Zombies to Slayer, from Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons to Black Sabbath. I was really into NWOBHM and what bands like Witchcraft are doing now. After many failed attempts and at least five bands in between, we found John and finally had a solid lineup.”
Big Sexy
Big Sexy
"Big Sexy is the upbeat Gang of Four of our generation. Hopped up on adderall and repressed animalistic cravings, they bring a refreshing, original twist to the predictable and echo-saturated local pop scene."

-Taylor Herrera, "Hands on the Bacon" Ojai rock zine.
Anus Kings
Anus Kings
I saw the name "Anus Kings and i said to myself, i must have.
Pretty cool bluesy/folky/folk punk, made by some very spunky youths. Makes me wish I was young again.
- enormous genitalz

Just checkout out Anus kings. Love their lead vocals voice! Seems like a lot of bands are trying so hard for a certain image. They seem to really enjoy their music and I think it shows and comes through. Nice job!
- heynow (squattheplanet.com)
It'll Grow Back
It'll Grow Back
It'll Grow Back does things loud and fast. It's straight-forward rock mixed with a Faith No More kind of quirkiness. It's sweat and noise and flailing limps ... the Decemberists they ain't.
Venue Information:
Fulton 55
875 Divisadero Street
Fresno, CA, 93721
http://www.fulton55.com/