Street Dogs

Smash Magazine Presents

Street Dogs

Left Alone, The Last Gang

Sun ยท June 24, 2018

8:00 pm

Backstage Bar & Billiards

Las Vegas, Nevada

$16.00 - $18.00

This event is 21 and over

Tickets On Sale: Friday April 6th // Price: GA Advance $16, GA Day of Show $18

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Street Dogs - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Street Dogs
Street-punk band from Boston. Formed by singer Mike McColgan, drummer Jeff Erna (both former members of Dropkick Murphys) and guitarist Rob Guidotti. After a couple bassists, they settled on former Bruisers member Johnny Rioux. In 2004, Erna and Guidotti left and they were replaced by former Mighty Mighty Bosstones member Joe Sirois on drums and two new guitarists, Marcus Hollar and Tobe Bean. The drummer changed two more times, to Paul Rucker in 2007 and Pete Sosa (2) in 2012. Tobe then left at the end of 2012 and was replaced by Lenny Lashley
Left Alone - (Set time: 9:15 PM)
Left Alone
After being welcomed into the Hellcat family in 2005, the group released their debut full-length, the ska-punk classic "Lonely Starts and Broken Hearts", then followed it up with their diverse sophomore LP "Dead American Radio". Sights set on a more cohesive third album, the band began working on and practicing the first incarnations of what would become the self-titled effort, then time off from their touring and rehearsing schedule.
"The band had been touring constantly, but after our January tour we took a long break, which is something I've never gotten to do before," says front man and founder Elvis Cortez.
Cortez occupied his time off with a stint filling in on bass for several Unseen tours, after which he looked at the songs with fresh eyes, helping the direction of the album come together before ever entering the studio.
"I got to come home and start putting things together, and wrote all these songs specifically for this album. I didn't want to rehash old songs, or play songs we've been playing forever. I wanted music for the moment."
The time away worked towards the band's advantage and helped make the record the most cohesive group of songs to date. While Dead American Radio offered fans a large variety of styles to choose from, the latest effort has meshed into one polished and progressive sound, with personal lyrics and a commitment to give the fans something to salivate over, and silence the critics they care so little about.
The break from touring also gave Cortez time to finalize the new lineup, adding Kiel Gesicki on drums and Nick Danger on bass, tightening up the group's sound.
The first single off the record, "3 Bottles of Wine", represents the new dynamic of the group and the album, with an addictive sing along chorus, still in the tradition of the band's previous fan favorites but on a new, higher level.
Fans of Left Alone's distinct ska sound need not fear, the band hasn't forgotten their old signature and features it on the made-for-skanking romp "Sad Story", dealing with true life events living within the confines of gang-infested Wilmington.
Radically changing the personal tones of the album is the politically charged "Bombs Away", dealing with the rampant destabilization of Western civilization. The song is a stark departure for Cortez lyrically, and deals with subject matter usually non-existent for Left Alone.
"The album to me sounds like one full project, each song compliments the others," summarizes Cortez. "I feel like these are the best I've written and have the best production value, and a lot of that comes from going and living in the studio."
The group left Wilmington for almost a month to head to a studio in Fontana, a rural town in the Inland Empire, with limited distractions and a complete focus on recording the album with the same audio engineer who worked with the band on Dead American Radio.
With solid months of touring lined up, and their new album slated for a March release, the band shows no signs of slowing down or letting grass grow under their TUK-clad feet. Left Alone has always walked the road less traveled by, and without a doubt, it's a road with no end in sight.
The Last Gang - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
The Last Gang
Punk band from Orange County, California, USA. Formed 2007.

Vocals/guitar โ€“ Brenna Red
Drums โ€“ Robby Wantland
Bass โ€“ Sean Viele
Venue Information:
Backstage Bar & Billiards
601 E Fremont St
Las Vegas, Nevada, 89101
http://www.backstagebarandbilliards.com/