Blazing a trail out of Memphis, Tennessee, Joecephus and the George Jonestown Massacre are on a
roll. Having been referred to as “a cross between Motorhead and Merle Haggard,” the band in their 13
years of touring can be heard regularly on Sirius XM and have shared the stage with such diverse artists
as Johnny Winter and Shooter Jennings to Rev. Horton Heat, HR of Bad Brains, Antiseen and many
more, Joey "Joecephus" Killingsworth and his revolving band are bringing their full auditory assault to
any venue that can take it. Their latest release now available from Saustex Records is called 5 Minutes
To Live : A Tribute to Johnny Cash and features guests from original Cash drummer WS Holland to
members of The Butthole Surfers, Melvins, Nick Cave's Bad Seeds and The Birthday Party. All the
bands profits from this release is going to The FSH Society for Muscular Dystrophy Research.
Strait from 6 feet under comes Dead Man String Band! A one man rock sideshow from Cincinnati, OH. This isn't the one man acts of the past you've seen before, instead it is a full on rock show with an arsenal of amps, drums, and a style that's truly unique to the Dead Man giving it the fan made genre of Appalachian/Delta Punk. Since it's creation Dead Man String Band has been wowing and captivating audiences with not only an amazing sonic display but a visual show made to grab the listeners eyes, as well as their ears. With a stage setup that has been referred to as "Looking at a science experiment" Dead Man String Band has created a sound all his own that will surely grab your attention.
Taking DIY to a whole new level is a phrase commonly used to describe DMSB's sound, presentation, theatrics, and energy. From being brought out on stage in a coffin, to simply slumping towards the stage stiffly, throwing the audience off, until the first notes hit and by that time their stuck to their spot on the floor. Brining crowd members on stage and making them play his drums is just another thing that makes this act unique. Crowd participation isn't just encouraged, it's almost forced to an almost comic like degree. The presentation is another captivating aspect. Dawning a mask fabricated from the same folks that brought you GWAR's props, when he walks on stage you know you're in for a crazy night. Finally the music styling isn't something most are accustomed to seeing. The hands are playing in the stylings of Doc Watson but the amps are in the tone of Slayer and then add the fact that he's playing a drum set at his feet. Don't let the low number of members fool you. This is a band as much as any other.
March 21st, 2015 marked the release of Dead Man's debut album "I" which was widely accepted with much anticipation. And that's where we're finding ourselves today. With a new album out and a promising horizon, the Dead Man String Band plans on becoming a force to be reckoned with!