Knitting Factory Presents
Red Sun Rising, Them Evils, Elephant Gun Riot
Rock music should be built to last. Since its genesis, the genre has been all about longevity not a “flavor of the month” or a “flash in the pan.” Whether you go back to the seventies or nineties pillars, the goal was to create something that can be lived with for a lifetime. It still can be that way.
Akron, Ohio’s Red Sun Rising—Mike Protich [vocals/guitar], Ryan Williams [guitar], Dave McGarry [guitar/vocals], Ricky Miller [bass/vocals], and Pat Gerasia [drums].
THEM EVILS are a late-night joyride through rock and roll's seedy underbelly. Born in the shadows of neon vice and nocturnal living in Las Vegas, nurtured by the proximity of Hollywood's famed Sunset Strip, and cradled in the same Orange County, CA home that has become synonymous to punk attitude and hard-driving rock history, the leather-and-black clad trio pen unapologetic songs that bristle with a nasty energy befitting their name.
Inspired by equal parts of rock giants like Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, and Queens Of The Stone Age, among others, guitarist/vocalist Jordan Griffin, bassist Jake Massanari and drummer David Delaney pay tribute to their roots with every crushing note on their latest self titled EP, a 4-song homage to the unholy goodness that is THEM EVILS.
"We pretty much made our own scene," Griffin says. "We started out doing straight up rock and roll, and that's what we're still doing... that said, we're always evolving.”
Griffin and Massanari moved to Orange County, CA from Las Vegas in 2013, with nothing else to fall back on. It was there they met Delaney - the final piece of the THEM EVILS puzzle they'd been trying to complete for years. Two EPs later (their self-titled release and the lineup's Cold Black Love debut) they are set to embark on their longest tour to date, which includes a fall headlining jaunt set to run directly into a full tour in support of The Pretty Reckless.
Buckle up, this is gonna be one hell of a ride...
Two years after the release of their debut EP “Sic Infit”, Elephant Gun Riot returns with their first full length album. The self-titled record features nine all new songs, including singles “Tonight” and “Driven.” This album is a clear step up for Elephant Gun Riot, a superb showcase of their growth as a band. A major contributor to EGR's development has been the commitment to their signature high-intensity live sets. Elephant Gun Riot has already played dozens of shows around the Pacific Northwest region, and will continue to do so in support of their new album. EGR has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with many national acts, including: Sick Puppies, Lacuna Coil, Eyes Set to Kill, Buckcherry, Gemini Syndrome, Otherwise, Like A Storm, Art of Dying, Royal Bliss, and many others.