Over the last few years, the SCHIZOPHONICS have built up a formidable reputation in San Diego as an Explosive live act. Tapping into the same unstoppable combination
of rock 'n' roll energy and showmanship that fueled THE MC5 in the heyday of the Grande Ballroom, they're also heavily influenced by artists like JAMES BROWN, IGGY POP,
JIMI HENDRIX, LITTLE RICHARD, and THE SONICS. Singer/Guitarist Pat Beers and drummer Lety Beers started playing together in late 2008 and have worked tirelessly since then, winning 4 San Diego music awards, and playing hundreds of live shows up and down the West Coast, and further afield. In 2013 they were recruited as the backing band/Opening band for EL VEZ, touring Spain and Italy. They returned to Europe in 2015 with THE LITTLE RICHARDS, and toured the U.K. for the first time in late 2016 with LITTLE BARRIE. Shindig magazine gave glowing reviews of their London show, describing it "Like watching some insane hybrid of WAYNE KRAMER, JAMES BROWN, and the Tazmanian Devil". After releasing singles and EPs over the last few years on Munster, Ugly Things, and Pig Baby Records, they'll be releasing their first full length album in July 2017 titled Land Of The Living on the Sympathy For The Record Industry label, with tours planned on the East Coast, the UK and Spain.
Pony Death Ride
Married musical comedy duo Pony Death Ride will release their new album Cat Sounds summer 2016. As the title suggests, the album features 9 tracks all about cats! What started as an on-the-spot song about an actual cat chase in their living room has turned into a comedic themed album all about our fuzzy buddies. However, the songs aren't all nice and warm, staying true to the duo's sassy and blue old-time burlesque style. Musically, the songs range from jazzed up ditties to piano ladden ballads to punk rock and even a rockabilly-type number to keep it fresh! In the past, Pony Death Ride has received national and international attention for their hilariously subversive punk and vaudeville influenced album No Longer a Foal… Not Yet a Horse. Pony Death Ride is Joe and Jaye MacAskill, both long-time members of the San Diego music scene. Engineering the sound and graciously adding his drumming talents was Mike Kamoo of Earthling Studios, one of San Diego, California’s most talented and sought-out musical producers.
" We wrote one cat song and the cat song train just kept rolling", states Joe MacAskill. Adding Jaye: "We have two cats, so we feel we're qualified to sing on such a subject." Cat Sounds features nine tracks including "Your Cats Are Crap", "I'm a Cat Guy", and the album's first single "Grumpy Cat (Ain't All That)." After the album's release the duo will play a few select shows and then begin rehearsal for the next holiday tour. The record was once again recorded and engineered by Mike Kamoo of Earthling Studios, who played most of the album's drum tracks. The band waas joined by several talented area musicians who helped round out the diverse sound.