Nudist Priest Reunion

Nudist Priest Reunion

The Streetwalkin' Cheetahs, Black Sabbitch

Fri, December 16, 2016

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm


This event is 18 and over

Official ID required for those who are 16+.

Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Nudist Priest
Nudist Priest
UNLIKE THEIR NEO-SATANIC BRETHREN, METAL ICONS JUDAS Priest were most concerned with the individual and the right to drink, fuck and trash respectable establishments without Big Brother breathing down one's neck. Taking metal further than anyone thought possible, Priest's epic vision encompassed spectacular motorcycle accidents, depraved macho fantasies with no mention of women, and revelry of the sort that hasn't transpired since Caesar's day. Also, there was glass-shattering screamer Rob Halford's excessive fixation on studded leather, which made more sense after he left the band and announced that he was gay, shocking thousands of homophobic, Judas Priest­ adoring heshers across the globe.

Despite a couple of decades' worth of dedication to all things manly and metallic, as well as album after album of unrivaled, fiery mayhem, Judas Priest's Andrew Lloyd Webber­like melodrama and unsparing seriousness seem to invite parody. And so was born . . . Nudist Priest, a naked, beer-bellied, dangling-ballsack version of the classic tribute band, but with nearly as much chutzpah as Rob Halford, and the riffs and byzantine solos to match.

A riotous mass of would-be Nudist Priest fanatics came out for the band's first gig, at Club Sucker. Someone yelled, "Nudist fuckin' Priest!" Then, like a lightning bolt from Zeus, Nudist Priest ripped the place apart. The audience became a sea of two-fingered devil horns, stage divers and moshers celebrating the mastery of these hairy, butt-nekkid hellions who dared mess with the gods of metal's unholy songbook. "I know Club Sucker is an early-evening club," deadpanned Ramirez,"but we like to party all night long." The band kicked into "Living After Midnight," which featured an exceptional improvised jam. They did a sped-up version of "Heading Out on the Highway" and warned the audience, "We can't love you all, tonight," then Ramirez nailed most of the solos like a Guitar Institute graduate with honors. The show exceeded everyone's expectations, and several attendees said it was the best gig they'd seen all year.

-Adam Bregman LA Weekly
The Streetwalkin' Cheetahs
The Streetwalkin' Cheetahs
After 12 years of hibernation, legendary Los Angeles rawk ‘n’ roll firebrands The Streetwalkin Cheetahs have reunited in 2013 to hit the road and take their
beer-soaked, fist-pumpin’ hard rockin’ action to the people. Lead by founding members Frank Meyer (vocals, guitar), Dino Everett (bass), Mike Sessa (drums)
and new guitarist Bruce Duff (ADZ, 45 Grave, Jeff Dahl), The Streetwalkin' Cheetahs will be touring for the first time since their 2002 breakup, playing
songs off their heralded albums Live on KXLU, Waiting For the Death of My Generation, Maximum Overdrive, Red Tape Diaries, and more.

Back in the day, the band toured the world, recorded over 10 albums for iconic indie labels such as Triple XXX and Bomp!/Alive, appeared on over 100 compilations,
soundtracks and tribute albums, and were critical darlings, receiving rave press in Rolling Stone, Spin, Alternative Press, Flipside, LA Weekly, and all
the hip ‘zines and weeklies. Along the way, they scooped up a slew of New Times awards, collaborated with punk legends such as Wayne Kramer (MC5),
Cherie Currie (The Runaways), Sylvain Sylvain (New York Dolls), Jimmy Zero (Dead Boys) and Deniz Tek (Radio Birdman), and shared stages with such acts
as The White Stripes, Queens of the Stone Age, Turbonegro, Supersuckers, Nashville Pussy, Reverend Horton Heat, Fishbone, Fear, John Frusciante, and countless
others. And right before his untimely passing, Joey Ramone declared them his favorite band…ironic, considering a few years later Cheetahs frontman Meyer
co-wrote the book On the Road with the Ramones.
Black Sabbitch
Black Sabbitch
Black Sabbitch, THE All Female Black Sabbath, return to El Cid for a special performance featuring their original line up of drummer Angie Scarpa, bassist Melanie Makaiwi, guitarist Blare N. Bitch and original vocalist Bloody Mary Powers. For their first performance together in more than 2 years, the mighty foursome will play an extra long set of classic Sabbath, for the hometown faithful.

The brainchild of Angie Scarpa (drums) and Blare N. Bitch (guitar). Black Sabbitch came from the world of original music, with each woman already considered to be among the best at what they do, Blare having lead the all girl powerhouse Betty Blowtorch and Angie drumming for post punk thrashers The Art of Safecracking. Melanie Makaiwi was their first choice for a bass player, having played bass with Angie in The Art of Safecracking and having lead her own band Penny Dreadfuls. The vocal spot required a true star so the Sabbitch girls turned to "Bloody" Mary Powers, who sings Ozzy's parts with a howling authenticity that gives the girls the ability to go deep into the Sabbath catalogue and play songs like "Hole in the Sky" and "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" that you'll never hear the boys do. This ain't no wig wearing bunch of weekend warriors.

Black Sabbitch have since been selling out shows and wowing even the most difficult to please Sabbath fanatics. They were also hand picked by Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne to open for Ozzy himself at the inaugural Ozzfiesta in 2015.

LA Weekly recently said of Black Sabbitch, "Finally Black Sabbitch took the stage and pretty much melted everyones' faces. The all-female Black Sabbath... were not only talented - nailing every note of the legendary group's familiar repertoire - but were captivating to an almost distracting level. They emanated the effortless cool of rock and roll, but with about 10 extra ounces of sexy confidence."

"They are a hard-rock band playing old-school Sabbath and they bring a new shine to old doom. Indeed, they rock the living hell out of Sabbath's catalog." - San Diego Reader
Venue Information:
The Teragram Ballroom
1234 West 7th Street
Los Angeles, CA, 90017