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Fri, Nov 3, 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
The Vibro Champs + The Sex Rays
The Hook AND LADDER THEATER
- Doors 8:00pm :: Music 8:30pm
- GA*: $10 ADV / $15 DOS
The Vibro Champs
w/ The Sex Rays
The Vibro Champs deliver roots-rock, rockabilly, country boogie and lounge swing, with punk rawness and intensity. Their often fierce, happy sound is more nitro than retro. And while the band has spread out around the globe — with different members putting down roots in Austin, Pittsburgh, West Virginia, Arizona, even Switzerland for a few years — they’ve always called the Twin Cities their spiritual home, always regrouped for gigs and mini-tours, and never seriously contemplated splitting up.
For the uninitiated, the band made their recording debut in 1993, with “The Stimulating Sound of The Vibro Champs” Never was an album title more apt! They have opened shows for their heroes, Ronnie Dawson (R.I.P.) and El Vez. They’ve appeared as the house band on Comedy Central’s nationally-broadcast series, “Let’s Bowl.” They’ve recorded with Jim Sundquist, of the legendary Fendermen. They’ve been caught on video by pioneering rock filmmaker, Chuck Statler. And the combo starred in a brief, very cool flick simply called, “The Vibro Champs Documentary” — check it out on YouTube. What highlights will their fourth decade bring? Stay tuned, folks.
The Sex Rays Retro Rocknroll from Minneapolis. Touring and releasing original music since 2009, they’ve played everywhere from Rockaway Beach to Clarksdale. Featuring Joe Hastings, Joe Holland, Ben Crunk, Ben Bachman.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.