Big D And The Kids Table – Tickets – The Roxy Theatre – West Hollywood, CA – June 14th, 2017

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Big D And The Kids Table

Big D And The Kids Table

Left Alone, The Doped Up Dollies, The Maxies

Wednesday June 14

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm


This event is all ages

Big D And The Kids Table
Big D And The Kids Table
“There are people who want to be in a band and then there are musicians.” - David McWane
Once in a while a group comes along that decides to make music simply because they have no other choice - they are addicted musicians. For nineteen years Boston’s Big D and the Kids Table has proven just that, showing they truly are the DIY kings who are ‘Built Up From Nothing’. McWane describes the group as – “Modern American gypsies" and you will feel just that during their explosive touring cycle this 2016.
Big D and the Kids Table has paved their own way spreading their explosive music to The States, England, Europe, Canada, Mexico, Japan, China, Australia and South East Asia since their beginning in 1996. Starting as a ska-punk band they have released over 13 albums ranging styles of dub, thrash, reggae and their own concoction Stroll: hopscotch, double-dutch, northern soul.
Explosive live shows come from explosive personalities. Big D has always been celebrated as their listener’s friend and an equal. Their merit allow has allowed the band to live strong though out many changes in the music world.
“We’re exactly what you need,” vocalist David McWane says, “we want to wake up the masses, remind the people that they’re more than just alive; and make their Mondays into Saturday nights. Lovers of our sound better get ready, because no one's gonna help them in the front row of these coming tours. If you wanna relax – head to the back, because this is gonna be fun”
Left Alone
After being welcomed into the Hellcat family in 2005, the group released their debut full-length, the ska-punk classic "Lonely Starts and Broken Hearts", then followed it up with their diverse sophomore LP "Dead American Radio". Sights set on a more cohesive third album, the band began working on and practicing the first incarnations of what would become the self-titled effort, then time off from their touring and rehearsing schedule.

"The band had been touring constantly, but after our January tour we took a long break, which is something I've never gotten to do before," says front man and founder Elvis Cortez.

Cortez occupied his time off with a stint filling in on bass for several Unseen tours, after which he looked at the songs with fresh eyes, helping the direction of the album come together before ever entering the studio.

"I got to come home and start putting things together, and wrote all these songs specifically for this album. I didn't want to rehash old songs, or play songs we've been playing forever. I wanted music for the moment."

The time away worked towards the band's advantage and helped make the record the most cohesive group of songs to date. While Dead American Radio offered fans a large variety of styles to choose from, the latest effort has meshed into one polished and progressive sound, with personal lyrics and a commitment to give the fans something to salivate over, and silence the critics they care so little about.

The break from touring also gave Cortez time to finalize the new lineup, adding Kiel Gesicki on drums and Nick Danger on bass, tightening up the group's sound.

The first single off the record, "3 Bottles of Wine", represents the new dynamic of the group and the album, with an addictive sing along chorus, still in the tradition of the band's previous fan favorites but on a new, higher level.

Fans of Left Alone's distinct ska sound need not fear, the band hasn't forgotten their old signature and features it on the made-for-skanking romp "Sad Story", dealing with true life events living within the confines of gang-infested Wilmington.

Radically changing the personal tones of the album is the politically charged "Bombs Away", dealing with the rampant destabilization of Western civilization. The song is a stark departure for Cortez lyrically, and deals with subject matter usually non-existent for Left Alone.

"The album to me sounds like one full project, each song compliments the others," summarizes Cortez. "I feel like these are the best I've written and have the best production value, and a lot of that comes from going and living in the studio."

The group left Wilmington for almost a month to head to a studio in Fontana, a rural town in the Inland Empire, with limited distractions and a complete focus on recording the album with the same audio engineer who worked with the band on Dead American Radio.

With solid months of touring lined up, and their new album slated for a March release, the band shows no signs of slowing down or letting grass grow under their TUK-clad feet. Left Alone has always walked the road less traveled by, and without a doubt, it's a road with no end in sight.
The Doped Up Dollies
The Doped Up Dollies are a 3 piece singing group not unlike the Surpremes. Founded by Big D and the Kids Table frontman David McWane in 2008.

The Doped Up Dollies' first recorded with Big D and the Kids Table on the 2009 release of 'Fluent in Stroll' - A first for the band; a style very different from any of their other previous records. Fluent in Stroll is a mixture of hop scotch, double dutch schoolyard rhymes, reggae, and soul. This style is known as Stroll, a genre invented by Big D and the Kids Table.

The Dollies were a staple addition to Big D's set on the Vans Warped tour in 2009 and a full US headlining tour later that year.
In December of 2009-January 2010, The Doped Up Dollies traveled across seas with Big D to the UK on a 3 week supporting tour for Reel Big Fish.

The Dollies continued to tour with Big D and the Kids Table until the summer of 2010 in support of bands like State Radio and Flogging Molly.

In 2011 The Doped Up Dollies appeared again on the release of Big D and the Kids Table's record 'For the Damned, the Dumb, and the Delirious." Holding down back up vocals to songs like " Stringers" and " Roxbury."

In October 2012 Big D and the Kids Table featured the Doped Up Dollies on a Booze Cruise in NYC playing "Fluent in Stroll" in its entirety.

June 11th 2013 Big D and the Kids Table set out to record a double release to appease the tastes of all of their fans by releasing a Ska- Punk style record called STOMP and a Stroll style record called-of course- STROLL. Stroll features the Dollies on almost all tracks and for the first time solo tracks! The song "What I Got" is for the first time, a Dollies only single. This album also for the first time offers TWO duets - The track "Tell Me Why" sings of a silly young love performed by Doped Up Dollies veteran, Sirae Richardson and David McWane. Mcwane also duets with singer, Brie Finn on the track 'Drink Me Down".

Future touring for the Doped Up Dollies and a possible solo record are being discussed as you read this!
The Maxies