Joe Jack Talcum (of The Dead Milkmen), Coolzey, WOMC

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Thursday, April 19th

Joe Jack Talcum (of The Dead Milkmen) Coolzey and Weapons of Mass Creation Rock the Jub Jub’s Bar Room!

Doors @ 7
Show @ 8
$8/ADV $10/DOS

Joe Jack Talcum –
Joe Jack Talcum, a founding member of the Dead Milkmen, began playing solo acoustic shows in 2004. He performs his own songs as well as solo versions of some Dead Milkmen songs. Throughout the past 7 years he has performed throughout the United States as well as in Canada, Germany, and Romania. He has one live album, “Live in the Studio” (cd) a split 12 inch with Mischief Brew (“Photographs from the Shoe Box”), a split CD with Ratboy (“Joe Jack Brand Talcum”) and a collection of home recordings (“Home Recordings 1984-1997”).

Coolzey –
Golden era hip-hop roots planted in black Iowa dirt and tempered by 90s alternative era rock influence yields a juxtaposition of the dark, horrific nature of life paired with a slapstick and comedic view of the world, allowing for a wide, unpredictable arsenal of material ranging from soul-spilling indie bedroom rock to wise-cracking battle rap and on to radio pop.

Coolzey stepped into the public eye around 2005 with a demo album and a series of exploratory DIY tours with rapper/comedian and friend Schaffer the Darklord. Interest spread quickly and Coolzey found himself touring alongside hip-hop legends from Brand Nubian and Jurassic 5 as well as punk rock heroes like Dead Milkmen. Coolzey’s first album ‘The Honey’ was released in 2010 and second official full-length ‘Hit Factory’ in 2013. In these albums as well as in a number of EPs, collaborations and side projects, he finds his niche as a songwriter, navigating hip-hop, rock, punk and pop in the spirit of genre defying influences such as Ween, Beck, The Beastie Boys and Outkast.

Coolzey’s love for multiple genres can also be evidenced in his record label Public School Records, which curates music from the classic hip-hop of Bru Lei to the art pop of Belly Belt.

Weapons of Mass Creation –
Weapons of Mass Creation (WMC) are a band known for explosive live performances and a unique sound that comes from story driven songs, that blend slam poetry with genres like Rock, Folk, Blues, Indie and Hip Hop. All four members of the band come from different places and were already highly experienced performers and artists before the creation of WMC – with backgrounds in acting, poetry, painting, sculpture, film making Electronica, Indie, Folk, Pysch, Progressive Rock, Metal and Hip Hop. It is these varied experiences and interests that make Weapons of Mass Creation difficult to pigeonhole musically and an awesome band to experience live.

In May 2012 Weapons of Mass Creation embarked on recording their debut album at Pixie Records entitled For Your Revolution. Recorded live, with 10 powerful tracks ranging across musical genres For Your Revolution captures WMC’s unique sound and energy in a fantastic debut.

For Your Revolution is due for release November 9th, 2012.

WMC have continued to expand their horizons live with shows in across the west coast of the U.S. WMC have played shows at big venues such as Whiskey a go go and The Key Club in Los Angeles to smaller acoustic shows adding banjo and viola into their sound for coffee houses like Venus Rising Coffee House in Butte Montana.

The Weapons of Mass Creation have shared the stage with many different artists including Thera, Juice, Knowledge Lives Forever, The Skurfs, Memory Motel, Loves, Venrez, LA Velvet, Ex Hang Ups, Chasing Ghosts, Centox, Sucka Punch, Rosie & The Cobras, Snow, Salty Dog, over 50 different emcees and DJs and many more bands…