DOG FASION DISCO
Dog Fashion Disco is an avant-garde band from Baltimore that was formed in 1995. They are notable for combining many different music styles (70’s psychedelic, jazz, piano recital, circus music and vocals, film-noir, hardcore, ska, among others) they were, however, primarily considered a metal band. They are often referred to as DFD and were originally called Hug the Retard, but changed their name to Dog Fashion Disco before releasing any material, as they felt the name Hug The Retard was too politically incorrect and might cost them fans. Also of note is the fact that they recorded a track with System of a Down frontman, Serj Tankian, called “Mushroom Cult” on the album Anarchists of Good Taste, and often wrongly attributed to System of a Down, even though Serj Tankian was the only member to perform on the track.
Adultery was released in 2006 through Rotten Records, as their 6th studio album (5th, if you don’t include the extremely limited release of Erotic Massage and their live album, The City is Alive Tonight). Baltimore’s Dog Fashion Disco call it “Movie Metal” and have not only outdone themselves, but have created a concept record to fold, spindle, and mutilate all of the aural senses. Adultery delves into the life of an ordinary suburban family man and walks you through his folding to his own dark demons. Lock Quentin Tarantino, Charles Bukowski and Humphrey Bogart in a room with guitars, drums and a few bottles of Absinthe and what you would find closely resembles the genius of Adultery.
Psychostick is a metal band from Tempe, Arizona, known for a silly image and usage of extreme humor in their songs and lyrics. Their style is referred to by themselves and some online album review sites as humor-core.
* Rob “Rawrb!” Kersey — lead vocals
* Joshua “Joshy” Key — guitar, vocals
* Alex “Shmalex” Dontre — drums, vocals
* Matty J. “Moose”— bass, vocals
To date they have released three discs nationally and one digital only EP. The most recent, titled “The Digital Appetizer” was released on May 11th, 2010, “Sandwich,” was released May 5 2009, “The Flesh Eating Roller Skate Holiday Joyride,” released September 25, 2007, and “We Couldn’t Think of a Title,” released on September 12, 2006.
They began touring nationally in July of 2006, and have toured with Look What I Did, Screaming Mechanical Brain, Powerglove, Bobaflex, Indorphine, Green Jelly, Nashville Pussy, Mower, and Better Left Unsaid.
As of March 2007, Psychostick’s debut album has had minor chart success in the US, reaching #41 on Billboard’s Top Heatseekers albums, and #48 on its Top Independent Albums chart. The same band members also form a band called Evacuate Chicago, which makes more serious and non-comedy oriented music.