GBH

Scout Bar presents

GBH

The Casualties, Khobretti

Fri, September 1, 2017

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

Scout Bar

Houston, TX

$21.00 - $25.00

This event is all ages

GBH
GBH
GBH – ARTIST BIO 2014 In 1981 GBHs album Leather, Bristles, Studs and Acne exploded out of nowhere and forever changed the sound of both punk rock and heavy metal. Originally clocking in at a little over 22 minutes the album launched the genre of hardcore punk and its brutal yet melodic sound has been a key influence for punk and metal bands ever since. The band is proud to announce that they will perform Leather, Bristles, Studs and Acne in its entirety as part of their September 2014 North American tour. The idea of opening the set with Leather, Bristles, Studs and Acne originated in a San Diego hotel room in 2012. We were sitting around on a day off, said vocalist Colin Abrahall, and State Executionercame on one of the crews computer. Ross said whos this, theyre pretty good. The crew guy says its you!We all had a great laugh but the idea got planted that it had been far too long since some of these songs had been in the set.With over 20 albums and EPs to their credit GBH could be forgiven for forgetting a track or two but their fans remember every note. We tried it out back home, says Abrahall, the response was incredible. People were singing every word.Coupled with classic early tracks like City Babies Attacked By Ratsand Diplomatic Immunity, as well as newer favorites like Cadillac One and Kids Get Down from 2010s critically acclaimed Perfume and Piss on Hellcat Records, the iconic bands current set cements their legacy for old and new fans alike. Whats great, says Abrahall, is when people bring their kids to our shows. The dad might like Sick Boy but his kid wants to hear Unique. Looking back on playing a record originally released in 1981 Abrahall confesses we didn't think it'd last a week when we first got together. None of us could really play our instruments or do our specific job within the band."Nevertheless, GBHs unique sound, born in the Crown pub in Birmingham, UK – the same working class watering hole where Black Sabbath got their start – immediately influenced just about every punk and metal band from that point on. I dont like metal, Abrahall declares, but its cool that metal kids like us. We share the same attitude...and thats what good rock and roll has always been about. 33 years later, GBH still tour constantly, playing everywhere from major rock festivals to illegal tenement squats. "It's what we live for -- the main purpose of each and every day is to get to the gig; that's the raison d'être." And so what would the GBH of 1981 think about the GBH of 2014? "I think theyd be pretty speechless that we're still together, doing what we're doing," Abrahall says, noting that 3 of the 4 original members still play in the band. "We used to live for the day. We never used to think about the future that much. We're still true to our roots."
The Casualties
The Casualties
New York City based street punk band formed in 1990. Since then the band has released a number of EP's & LP's. Working with a number of label including Tribal War Records, Eyeball Records, and more recently with Side One Dummy Records.
Venue Information:
Scout Bar
18307 Egret Bay Blvd
Houston, TX, 77058
http://scoutbar.com/2012/