We have a par of tickets to give away to each of two upcoming shows the L.A. punk legends THE DICKIES will be playing at The Bowery Electric on Friday, October 28th and Saturday, October 29th!
The Dickies formed in September of 1977 when guitarist Stan Lee and bassist Billy Club decided to go punk after Club returned from a visit to England with a stack of punk records. They acquired drummer Karlos Kabellero and bassist Chuck Wagon from a local Bowie cover band. Steven Hufsteter, the able guitarist of the Quick and author of their unjustly obscure LA glam rock anthem "Pretty Please Me," introduced Lee to Leonard Phillips, a hyperactive frontman with a distinctive tenor voice. Only a month later, in October, Sparks manager John Hewlett approached The Dickies and took them on. Hewlett recorded a demo of the band at their rehearsal space in the Valley in November of that year.
A&M, the label run by trumpeter Herb Alpert out of Charlie Chaplin's former studio on La Brea Avenue in Hollywood, signed The Dickies in March 1978. The band recorded its first single, "Paranoid" (1978 A&M), at the Beach Boys' Brother Studio. The Dickies appeared briefly on an episode the Don Rickles sitcom C.P.O. Sharkey, playing the song "Hideous" to an audience of slam dancing punks. The band became popular immediately in the UK, where four Dickies singles were released in 1978. The last of these, a cover of the Christmas classic "Silent Night" released in December, reached number 47 on the UK singles chart. According to The Dickies' website, by 1980 the band had sold over a million singles in the UK. -- via Amoeba Music
Supporting Friday's show will be LOWER EAST SIDE STITCHES and THE BULLYS.
Supporting Saturday's show will be METALLEG and SURFBORT.
Enter your name and info below for a chance to win. Winners will be selected at random on 10/26. Good luck!
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