The Untouchables

The Untouchables

The Inciters, Monkey, Jokes for Feelings, DJ Two Tone Commando

Sat, January 12, 2013

8:00 pm

Red Devil Lounge


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The Untouchables
The Untouchables
The Untouchables are a soul/mod revival band from the Silver Lake, Los Angeles, California area.
They formed in 1981 as part of the embryonic L.A. mod revival, after being inspired by the ska revival/punk rock band The Boxboys. Since some couldn't play instruments, they either hastily learned, or became vocalists. The original lineup included: Kevin Long (vocals), Chuck Askerneese (vocals), Terry Ellsworth (rhythm guitar), Clyde Grimes (guitar), Rob Lampron (drums), Herman Askerneese (bass) and Jerry Miller (vocals, timbales).
After a shaky start playing at parties, the integrated septet were eventually booked at the O.N. Klub (known as the On to regulars). The band had guaranteed the club that they would pack the venue, and they did not disappoint. In middle of that year, they released their first 7" single, copies of which were snapped up by local mods. The Untouchables originally played covers such as "We Ain't Got Nothing Yet" (Blues Magoos), "Whatcha Gonna Do About It" (Small Faces) and "(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone" (Monkees) in addition to their own songs. Late in 1982, the band began a stint as the house band at the Roxy Theatre. Terry Ellsworth left the band in the summer of 1983, at the height of the California mod revival. Josh Harris was added on keyboards, Timothy Moynahan on trombone and Will Donato (who became a successful smooth jazz artist) started on sax.
Their second single, "The General," became a minor local hit, despite poor distribution. The band performed "The General" in the 1984 comedy The Party Animal, and they appeared as a scooter gang in the movie Repo Man. In early 1984, they were signed to Stiff Records. Concerts with The B-52's, Black Uhuru, Bow Wow Wow, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fishbone, No Doubt and X all over California gave the group a disparate following of whites, blacks, mods, punks, surfers and rockabilly fans, with the local performances drawing up to 1,500 people. The band also appeared in the 1984 film Surf II, performing "Dance Beat", and 1987's No Man's Land, performing "What's Gone Wrong".
Vocalist Kevin Long (who had named the band) left in 1984. Guitarist Clyde Grimes took on more vocal leads, and in 1984 the band recorded "Free Yourself", which became very popular, especially in the United Kingdom where it was a #26 hit in April 1985. The band has gone through many lineup changes since then, and as of 2006, only vocalist Jerry Miller remains from the original lineup.
The Inciters
The Inciters
Bringing you that 60's flavor that tastes great with everything!

Betsy Jane Kniffin - Vocals
Lizzie Shipton - Vocals
Rosie Lee Jones - Vocals
Rick Kendrick -Trumpet
Kevin Zinn - Tenor Sax
Daniel Miltz - Trombone
Trevor Hope - Drums
Don Roland - Lead Guitar
Mick Lee - Rhythm Guitar
Michael Luke - Bass
MONKEY is a 6 piece high-energy organ driven, Ska/Reggae group from the SF Bay Area. Their intense live shows and rock-steady rhythms not only get the crowds dancing, it has won them several awards, like the prestigious California Music Award!

MONKEY sets the pace for the local music scene. The band performs over 200 shows per year, while constantly recording and touring.

MONKEY has 3 full-length albums, and has also been featured on over 25 compilations, video games and film soundtracks, including the new independent horror-comedy Russ Meyer tribute "Pervert the Movie" on Stag Films.

MONKEY has toured the U.S., Great Britain, Canada, & Mexico. Currently, the band is gearing up support their international interests in Japan to support their new Japanese compilation release "Monkeyska" (Disc Union Ltd.).

MONKEY has supported world class acts like: Bad Manners, The Specials, The English Beat, The Skatalites, Fishbone, The Slackers, Hepcat and many more...

MUSICAL INFLUENCES: MONKEY is mostly influenced by traditional ska pioneers, but there are lots of other musicians and music styles that we encorporate in to our own brand of Northern California Ska music! See below:

TRADITIONAL SKA: Skatalites • Desmond Dekker • Alton Ellis • Clancey Eccles • Sir Lord Comic • Stranger Cole • Keith & Tex • Termites • Ethiopians

MODERN SKA: Bad Manners • Fishbone • Skankin' Pickle • MU330 • Johnny Socko • Warsaw • Let's Go Bowling • Los Hooligans • Hepcat • Slackers • Dave Hillyard & RS7 • Yeska • Aggrolites

REGGAE INFLUENCES: Bob Marley • Jimmy Cliff • Sly & Robbie • Toots & The Maytals • Peter Tosh

LATIN INFLUENCES: Tito Puente • Perez Prado • Esquivel

ROCK INFLUENCES:Elvis Costello • Oingo Boingo • Joe Jackson • David Byrne • Squirrel Nut Zippers • Beach Boys • Brian Wilson • Peacocks • Fratellis • Cat Empire • Tom Waits
Jokes for Feelings
Jokes for Feelings
Ska-Punk band from Oakland, CA.

We play Ska-Punk!

Venue Information:
Red Devil Lounge
1695 Polk St
San Francisco, CA, 94109