CINCO DE MAYO with COCKSWAIN

CINCO DE MAYO with COCKSWAIN

CAROL PACEY & THE HONEYSHAKERS, THE BLOOD FEUD FAMILY SINGERS

Fri, May 5, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$5.00

This event is 21 and over

Enjoy $3 shots and $5 margaritas with Tijuana Sweet Heat tequila during the show! 

COCKSWAIN
COCKSWAIN
Formed in 2011 Cockswain made their St. Patrick’s Day debut in 2012 and have been working on developing their own style that can only be described as high energy celtic rock with gypsy rhythms and punk rock attitude. The word “Cockswain” means “one who steers the ship”. To the band, lead singer Neil Ward put it like this: “It is more about being in charge of ones own destiny. Rebels. Stay true to themselves. Probably the most punk rock name ever really.”

Cockswain is known in the Phoenix, Arizona Irish pub scene performing 3-hour sets on a regular basis at places like Tim Finnegan’s Irish Pub and Fibber Magees Irish Restaurant & Pub. Recently the band has expanded to play in Flagstaff, Arizona and Tucson, Arizona. In November 2016, Cockswain made their festival debut playing three 1-hour sets at the Tucson Celtic Festival.

Originally from the Phoenix punk rock music scene, Arizona native Neil Ward formed Cockswain to combine his love for punk rock and traditional Irish music. Joining him is bassist Clint Davis, Amanda Lubking on fiddle, Wake Lubking on banjo, Jack Hoole on drums, and Evan Fourness on lead guitar.

Many influences can be heard in Cockswain’s high energy hard driving music including The Pogues, The Clash, The Who, Gogol Bordello, The Dubliners to name just a few. Their debut album titled “Seamus” was released in April 2015. Produced and recorded by Mike Bolenbach at his Full Well Recording Studio, the album is packed with original songs about booze, lost loves, ghosts, and devils, “Seamus” was described by the Phoenix New Times as music “With a punk delivery, an Irish heart, and a modern vision to make this kind of music contemporary, Cockswain truly succeeds at what it does, and it sounds great.” Cockswain’s follow up to “Seamus” and second full length album “For the Whiskey” was released March 6th 2017.
CAROL PACEY & THE HONEYSHAKERS
THE BLOOD FEUD FAMILY SINGERS
D.G. Scherrer - guitar, voice /
Marc Oxborrow - bass, voice /
Douglas Berry - drums /
Mark Allred - guitar

The Blood Feud Family Singers' debut album, "No Moon," is billed as a twelve song collection of "romantic agony and stories that ended badly before they even began." The band, who've dubbed their sound "Americana Noir," has developed a reputation for witnessing to the dark side of human nature with wit, eloquence and vigorous energy, an aesthetic vision which one reviewer described as sounding "like a spooky Old 97s" and which one cheeky fan described as "a rollicking bad time."

The BFFS formed in 2014, originally a duo consisting of guitarist Daryl Scherrer (from the post- punk band Monster May I) and bassist Marc Oxborrow (from political punk-grass darlings The Haymarket Squares). In finding personnel for the album, they wound up recruiting drummer Douglas Berry (of The Riveras) as a permanent member, and have since brought guitarist Mark Allred (also a Haymarket Square) into their fold.

"No Moon" was recorded, mixed and mastered entirely at Scherrer's house, using free software and economy-class microphones. Of the DIY approach, Scherrer says, "Sonically, I wanted the record to stand as a testament to what a person with very limited resources can accomplish all on their own. Of course, it also stands as a testament to what a cheapskate and control freak I am. In any case, given those creative constrictions, the record sounds, I dare say, really damned good."

About the pessimism, hostility and general darkness of The BFFS's lyrics, Scherrer (who is the band's chief songwriter) says, "If you want to get lofty, you could say the songs are written in a Freudian spirit—the return of the repressed. We all spend so much time and energy trying to be healthy and well-adjusted and productive people that we programmatically forget all the parts of ourselves that are pathological—the grieving, failed, broken, hateful, murderous, psychopathic faces of our personalities. Our songs are about remembering the rest of ourselves, the people we all wish we weren't."

Scherrer was named 2015's Songwriter of the Year by YamYum Music & Arts Magazine. "No Moon" was named the best album of 2015 by Paul Riley of Country Music People Magazine.
Venue Information:
The Rebel Lounge
2303 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85016
http://www.therebellounge.com/