Ghettobillies

City: 
Ann Arbor
Region: 
Michigan
Country: 
USA
Years Active: 
1990's-2000's

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Hailing from Ann Arbor, MI, these three slightly twisted gentlemen — Tasty Pastor J (Jason Church), Reverend C. Cobb (Robbie Conaway), and Pope D Licious (Derek Kramer) — serve up some of the funniest, quirkiest, dirtiest songs ever to be performed on acoustic instruments. Surfacing in 1997 as the opening act for the adult-themed marionette group the Gepetto Files, the Ghettobillies quickly developed a following of their own and began playing at local clubs. Unlike other funny rock acts, their music is not a series of knock-knock jokes, but rather a whirlwind of pop culture references and sneak peeks at the seamy underbelly of society, more along the lines of the Rugburns or maybe the Kingston Trio on acid. Song topics can range anywhere from proctology and pornography to tender love songs about one-legged ladies and the minister's daughter, and are sung with such earnestness that listeners can scarcely believe their ears. Their independent release in 1999, Some Rezeev, increased their following and encouraged the band to tour the Midwest. In 2000, the Ghettobillies signed to Planet Ant Records and released their second CD, charmingly titled Butterface. More information is presented on their website at www.ghettobillies.com.

[Johnson, Zac. allmusic.com. http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&searchlink=GHETTO|BILLIES&sql=11:wzfuxqykld6e~T1]

Concerts

Event Datesort descending Venue City Region Country
Ghettobillies 01/10/1998 Arbor Brewing Company Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Ghettobillies 07/03/1998 Blind Pig Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Ghettobillies 08/06/1998 Cross Street Station Ypsilanti Michigan USA
Ghettobillies 11/27/1998 Blind Pig Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Culture Bandits 12/05/1998 Lili's Hamtramck Michigan USA
Ghettobillies 12/10/1998 Alvin's Detroit Michigan USA
Ghettobillies 12/13/1998 Arbor Brewing Company Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Ghettobillies 01/29/1999 Blind Pig Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Ghettobillies 02/14/1999 Arbor Brewing Company Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Ghettobillies 02/20/1999 Alvin's Detroit Michigan USA
Ghettobillies 03/12/1999 Blind Pig Ann Arbor Michigan USA
FEZ 04/02/1999 Alvin's Detroit Michigan USA
Perplexa 06/19/1999 Gold Dollar Detroit Michigan USA
Ghettobillies 07/09/1999 Blind Pig Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Arts, Beats & Eats 09/04/1999 Arts, Beats & Eats Pontiac Michigan USA
Ghettobillies 09/10/1999 Blind Pig Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Ghettobillies 12/11/1999 Blind Pig Ann Arbor Michigan USA
The Original Brothers & Sisters of Love 01/15/2000 Blind Pig Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Ghettobillies CD Release Party 04/08/2000 Blind Pig Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Ghettobillies 04/22/2000 Gold Dollar Detroit Michigan USA
Ghettobillies 09/30/2000 Blind Pig Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Ghettobillies 10/06/2000 Docksiders Fenton Michigan USA
Ghettobillies 10/07/2000 Docksiders Fenton Michigan USA
Ghettobillies 10/20/2000 T.C.'s Speakeasy Ypsilanti Michigan USA
Ghettobillies 10/21/2000 Lili's Hamtramck Michigan USA

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