February 23, 2013 · Doors open at 7:00 pm
In the early 1970’s a new form of music was emerging in the south. A mixture of blues, country, gospel and the English invasion of rock and roll that later was to be coined as the phrase “Southern Rock.” The music was filled with style and emotion and with bands in the fore-front such as the Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd and a band from Jacksonville, Florida called Molly Hatchet, named after a famous 17th century axe murderess Hatchet Molly, who would behead her lovers with the hand tool Lizzy Borden made famous.
Their self-titled debut album Molly Hatchet, which included Danny Joe Brown, Dave Hlubek, Duane Roland, Steve Holland, Banner Thomas and Bruce Crump, was released on Epic records in 1978 and reached multi-platinum status as the band established their reputation of working hard, playing tough and living fast through intense touring with such bands as Aerosmith, Bob Seger, the Rolling Stones and many more.
1979 saw the release of the blockbuster album Flirtin’ With Disaster. The band continued touring on the road with an average of 250 live shows per year and, like the first album, Flirtin’ With Disaster also achieved multi-platinum status.
Taz Taylor was exposed at a very early age to the golden era of Rock Guitar playing. Michael Schenker in UFO and then in his own band MSG, Gary Moore in his late-70s/early-80s heyday, Randy Rhoads and Jake E. Lee and of course the early Van Halen albums, all left an indelible mark on the musical psyche of Taz.
VASOLINE is Southern California’s leading tribute to Stone Temple Pilots capturing all of the sound, excitement and energy of a live performance by the multiple Grammy Award winning band (44 million albums sold; 16 Top 10 hits).
VASOLINE was launched in STP’s hometown of San Diego in early 2012 for the sole purpose of recreating an authentic live Stone Temple Pilots experience both musically and visually performing titles from STP’s albums Core, Purple, Tiny Music, No. 4 and their self-titled 2010 release. From songs like “Plush”, “Sex Type Thing” to “Big Empty”, “Interstate Love Song”, “Lady Picture Show” and “Between the Lines”, VASOLINE delivers an adrenaline rushed show with an accurate and precise sonic recreation of STP’s greatest hits.
Smack This is a Godsmack tribute band in San Diego, CA dedicated to delivering the ultimate Godsmack experience. Smack This performs the American heavy metal band’s hits as well as delving deeper into the repertoire.