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Smash Mouth

Smash Mouth

The Deadlies, Alec Lee

Thu, Aug 24, 2017

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

$30.00

This event is 21 and over

Smash Mouth
Smash Mouth
In 2017, venerable multi-platinum and Grammy-nominated band Smash Mouth will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of their debut, smash-hit album “Fush Yu Mang”. Released on July 8, 1997, “FYM” was a shocking -- and industry-changing -- success. Out of nowhere, the single “Walkin’ On The Sun” was an immediate international sensation. (Quickly shooting to #1 on the Billboard charts, and eventually boosting “FYM” sales to over 3 million copies in the U.S. alone.) In the two decades since, Smash Mouth has not slowed down. In fact, they are as vital and vibrant as ever.

In celebration of this milestone year, Smash Mouth will release a just-completed acoustic version of “FYM” in its entirety (along with a mini-book recalling it’s making). 2017 will also see the band releasing a new album of all-original material. And you will be hearing a whole lot of “Smash Mouth” on your TV screen as the bands name is prominently featured in a Geico campaign called Decorative Plates. 2017 is already shaping up to be a banner year for the veteran San Jose rockers.

May 2016 saw the release of “Playlist: The Very Best of Smash Mouth”. As part of Sony’ s recent “Playlist” CD series, the album is a composite of twelve Smash Mouth favorites chosen from live recordings of two late-2014 concerts (one in Rapid City, South Dakota...the other in Manilla, The Philippines). This CD is a must-have for even the most casual Smash Mouth fan, as each track literally explodes with live energy. “We’re a totally different band live,” enthused Smash Mouth lead singer Steve Harwell. “People are constantly telling me how much more powerful our songs are live compared to the studio versions."

A look back at Smash Mouth’s formative years shows us a band determined to make an impact from the get-go. Formed in 1994, the band immediately began recording demos and showcasing in both San Jose and Hollywood, CA. In June of 1997, Smash Mouth signed to Interscope Records when label brass caught wind of an unknown (and unsigned) band being ADDED to highly influential LA radio station KROQ’s playlist after only one spin (!) of their song “Walkin’ On The Sun”.

Smash Mouth’s major-label debut “Fush Yu Mang” goes more than DOUBLE- PLATINUM and sets the table for what most consider their masterpiece, 1999’s brilliant follow-up album “Astrolounge”. No sophomore slump for these guys... Boasting three top- ten hits (“All-Star”, “Then The Morning Comes”, and “Can’t Get Enough Of You Baby”), sales for “Astrolounge” nearly doubled those for their debut, approaching QUADRUPLE PLATINUM status.

Smash Mouth’s third, eponymous Interscope release features the ecstatic first single “ Pacific Coast Party” and the smash hit “I’m a Believer”. Around this time, Smash Mouth crosses over into the film world by providing the musical heart of the soundtrack for “ Shrek”, and even making a cameo appearance in the movie “Rat Race”. In recent years, Smash Mouth has focused on entertaining troops in such places as Japan, Guam, Guantanamo Bay, Afghanistan, and Iraq.

2016 solidified an exciting new line-up for the veteran Bay Area rockers. Smash Mouth founding members Steve Harwell and Paul DeLisle (along with long-time keyboardist Michael Klooster) welcomed the return of world-class drummer Randy Cooke (with the band from 2010-2013) as well as introducing new guitarist Sam Eigen.

When Smash Mouth went looking for a new guitar player earlier this year, they didn’t have to look far. He was right in their own backyard. A long-time friend of both Steve and Paul, virtuoso string-bender Eigen (who has played with Alanis Morrisette, Janet Jackson, and John Fogerty, among others) is generally considered the best rock guitar player in San Jose. Says Delisle; “When word got out around town that Sam had joined Smash Mouth, the general response was, ‘It’s about f***ing time!’” Eigen can also be heard playing guitar on several of Harwell’s solo recordings over the years.

“This new Smash Mouth line-up is pure fire-power,” proclaims band manager Robert Hayes.”You’re simply going to have to see this to believe it!”
The Deadlies
The Deadlies
The Deadlies are entirely new type of surf band, paying homage to the Ventures Dick Dale and the Chantays as well as the California Honky-tonk sound of Buck Owens and Dwight Yoakam while keeping an under lying presence of the California surf punk scene that brought us the Dickies, Agent Orange and Top Jimmy and the Rhythm Pigs. The Deadlies have three CD's "Meet the Deadlies", "A Very Deadlies Christmas" and the newly released "the Deadlies Go To Nashville" that are available at iTunes and Amazon and all the usual locations. They have a two TV shows, The Deadlies are the house "Cave Band" on "Creepy KOFY Movietime" with Balrok and No Name which airs every Saturday Night at Eleven on KOFY TV 20 in San Francisco, they are also the House Band on the Car Czar which airs Sunday Mornings on KMAX in Sacramento... and appear frequently on Retro Night on the ABC affiliate KOFY TV-20 cable channel 13. They are the "house band" at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, CA. They have performed for the W hotel chain, the various County Fairs, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Sacramento International Airport (as guests of the TSA) and other larger venues in California and Nevada. They've also appeared on the "Rachael Ray Show" and "Eye On the Bay" and soon to appear on the Discovery Channel's "King of Kustoms". They're music has been featured on Live 105, 107.7FM the Bone (San Francisco), 99.3FM KVYN (Napa), 810AM KGO (San Francisco) and Radio Free Bakersfield.
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