The Von Howlers/ The Habituals/ Basement Tapes
715 S Virginia St, Reno, NV, 89501
The Von Howlers-Bastard Garage Blues from The Slums
Delivering a bastardized brand of rock'n'roll best described as "psycho-blues", the Von Howlers are a four-piece band of matched misfits from the Pacific Northwest. The lyrics heavy, the riffs even heavier, their music is a combination of contemporary styles that drip with a range of classic influences. Assembled in 2015, and having finished recording their eponymous full-length in 2016, the Von Howlers focus on attaining a live, no-holds-barred sound, with their stage antics bordering on manic. They like to have fun. They enjoy setting things on fire. They hope your bus freezes up. They hope your old plane crashes. So, leave the kids at home, toss back that second shot of whiskey and move freely as the Von Howlers invite you to join them in howling shamelessly at the moon. Maybe a third shot of whiskey.
The Habituals-At first, The Habituals started off as The Branks with a completely different line up from now, until the first original member came in to sing, Kat Atomik. She, along with Andy, Perry, and Justin comprised the first line up of The Habituals. After some time Justin left the band and left the drummer seat open, that's when Tom came in to fill the slot. Soon the band started to take off and landed shows in and out of town. Unfortunately things don't always go as planned, and Perry and Andy left the band. Kat and Tom stayed together and wrote all new music, save two songs they kept, Tantrum and Snake Oil. After some time they recruited Billy on the bass and Molly on the drums and moved Tom to guitar. Molly was replaced by Barry and the band found their line up. Shows played and fans became abundant, but Barry left the band and was replaced by Eric. Billy, long time member, decided to follow other interests and was replaced by Brenda on bass, but soon after, Eric and Brenda walked away leaving the two originals to find new members. That's when Zane came in on the bass, weaving lines that have crushed all before him. Drummer Jeff soon followed and the shows came again, but Jeff needed to pay more attention to his family so once again The Habs were left without a drummer. And now, after a few months searching they found Dave, with the skills that have brought the other three to their knees and thanked all creation, The Habituals are back at it.
Basement Tapes- plays garage rock. Retro, 60?s, raw, high-energy, music to shake your money maker. Revisiting a time when music had music had soul, with post-modern punk attitude, melodic, grooving bass lines, thunderous rolling drums, powerful crashing guitar riffs and a harmonious couple on vocals. Basement Tapes plays straight-forward simple rock and roll.