Stabbing Westward

Scout Bar (13) Year Anniversary Party featuring

Stabbing Westward

The Hunger (performing an early 90's industrial set), Hindsight, Black Market Tragedy

Sat, April 29, 2017

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

Scout Bar

Houston, TX

$13.00

This event is 18 and over

Stabbing Westward
Stabbing Westward
The group first formed in 1985 when Christopher Hall and Walter Flakus, former students at Western Illinois University, moved from a small Southern Illinois town to Chicago. Their response to the area's exploding music scene was to form Stabbing Westward (with Hall on bass and Flakus on keyboards). Hall switched to guitar when Jim Sellers -- whose alternative Goth band was playing with Stabbing Westward in the clubs of Chicago -- joined as bass player.

In 1990, after developing a strong following, the band released a 4-song EP. Hall took a brief "respite" touring with Die Warzau as that group's percussionist and the break convinced him that Stabbing Westward had something special and worthy of major attention. Columbia Records agreed.

With drummer David Suycott and guitarist Stuart Zechman (formerly with Filter) in place, the band flew to London in 1993 to record Ungod with producer John Fryer (NIN, Love & Rockets). After extensive touring behind Ungod, Stabbing Westward parted ways with Suycott and Zechman and recruited Andy Kubiszewski (an accomplished drummer/programmer/keyboardist who was a founding member of the Exotic Birds and who'd toured with The The and Crowded House). Now a foursome with guitar duties shared, the band entered the studio with Fryer to record 1996's Wither Blister Burn + Peel. After flying in guitarists from across the country to their rehearsal space outside Chicago, the four Stabbing Westward members were impressed by a local guy, Mark Eliopulos. Eliopulos was made the fifth member of Stabbing Westward.

For their next album, Stabbing Westward enlisted the talents of producer Dave Jerden, best known for his work with Jane's Addiction and Alice in Chains. Recording during the Summer of 1997 in a Los Angeles-area studio, Jerden used his keen ear to obtain the live sound. Though Darkest Days was completed a year-to-the-month after Stabbing Westward concluded their global tour in support of 1996's RIAA certified-gold Wither Blister Burn + Peel, the new album has been, in a sense, 10 years in the making. With two major-label, full-length records, an early EP, and more than decade's-worth of touring under their belts, the quintet has ignored preconceived notions and over-used labels to create a fully-realized sonic document of Stabbing Westward '98.
The Hunger (performing an early 90's industrial set)
The Hunger (performing an early 90's industrial set)
The Hunger is an industrial rock band from Houston, Texas formed by brothers Jeff and Thomas Wilson along with Brian Albritton. During the initial year of putting the band together and working on new material the band wrote and independently released the single, "Shock" in 1991 which rose to the top of the dance charts. Industrial dance music ruled the charts in Europe along with strong ties to Chicago, Wax Trax Records, and Houston. Subsequent releases of "Cut the Skin" and "Shoot to Kill" gained national exposure on the dance charts and club scene. "Never Again" was self-released as a radio single and quickly rose to the top of Houston Radio Station's 93Q and 96.5 attracting the attention of independent record label Alpha International. Stephen Bogle produced the single of "Never Again" and signed on to become the groups guitarist and producer. The band wrote and produced the album "Leave Me Alone" but due to the bankruptcy of Alpha International the record sat idle. The following years we're spent in litigation with Alpha International as the band sought to be released from its contract and secure their publishing. Along with the three founders and newest member Stephen Bogle the band sought out drummer Max Schuldberg to complete the line up. The band recorded and produced "Grip" under their own start up label, Gut Records. "Grip" went on to sale 30,000 units with the help of a crafty rework of Bad Company's "Feel like Makin Love". Universal Records, at the time a brand new start up label, heard of the success of "Grip" and signed the band as their 2nd ever artist and began work on "Devil Thumbs a Ride". The Hunger had a hit song in 1996, "Vanishing Cream", from the Devil Thumbs a Ride CD, which received heavy airplay on rock stations and reach No. 4 on the Mainstream Rock charts. Two years of constant touring with the band finally stopping to record their second release with Universal Records, "Cinematic Superthug". After only moderate success with the single, "Moderation", the band was released from Universal Records.[citation needed] Two songs, "Shoot to Kill", also from Devil Thumbs a Ride, and "If", from Grip, reached No. 42 on Billboard's Dance/Club Play chart.[1] The band has released five albums: two on Universal Records and three on independent labels. Former drummer (1991-2003) Max Schuldberg (voted 2002's Best Drummer by the Houston Press Music Awards) parted with the band after 5 albums in 2003 and moved to Los Angeles. Former guitarist and two time Grammy Award nominee [2](remixer, for his work with D.J. Cubanito)[3] Stephen Bogle now Produces artists in the Metal, Electronic, and Pop genres. In 2013, guitarist Raf Rivera joined the lineup, and the band is currently in the process of recording their first new material in over 8 years.
Hindsight
Hindsight
The riff and percussion driven hard rock band “Hind§ight” formed in Sugar Land, Texas at around the turn of the millennium with a group of young musicians desiring to make music that would both rock hard but melodically inspire the minds of an audience. Stylistically, Hindsight's music combines 90's alternative rock with modern heavy metal and metalcore.
Black Market Tragedy
Black Market Tragedy
Original hard rock combining aggression with melodic metal.
Venue Information:
Scout Bar
18307 Egret Bay Blvd
Houston, TX, 77058
http://scoutbar.com/2012/