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Sunday, September 10, 2017 9:00 PM
Harvelle's Long Beach, Long Beach, CA
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  • Ticket Price: $10.00
  • Door Time: 8:00 PM
  • Show Type: Music
  • Restrictions: 21 & over
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The Brutalists
Band Members
Mick Cripps ( LA GUNS ) Nigel Mogg ( THE QUIREBOYS ) Robert Cripps, Kent Holmes, Charlie Nice
Hollywood & London

Symbol Six
Symbol Six is an American Hardcore Rock and roll band formed in Santa Monica, California in 1980 by Eric Leach, Mark Conway, Phil George, Donny Brook (original bass player for Necros), Taz Rudd, and Steve Cooper. Originating right in the heart of Los Angeles / Orange County Punk rock in California, they quickly moved up the ranks with the average age of the band members being only 15 years old. Playing notorious clubs such as the[1]Cuckoo's Nest (Costa Mesa, Ca.),[2] Godzillas (Sun Valley, Ca.), and Bards Apollo (South Central, Los Angeles). Symbol Six quickly started to establish themselves as an up-and-coming force to be reckoned with. Symbol Six played with Social Distortion, Bad Religion, SIN 34, T.S.O.L., 45 Grave, Youth Brigade, Descendents, RF7 and Agent Orange in the burgeoning punk movement of California.
HISTORY: In Nov 1981, Robbie Fields, owner and founder of Posh Boy Records was looking for the “next big thing” to sign and produce, turning to Michelle Flipside of Flipside for advice. She told Robbie, “You need to check out Symbol Six.” In Dec 1981, Robbie went to a band rehearsal and immediately booked them in the studio to record and produce their self-titled debut EP, Symbol Six. The album was recorded at Brian Elliot studios in North Hollywood, Ca. with engineer David Hines(died in 1994, car accident) and co-producer, Jay Lansford, guitarist for the Simpletones and the Stepmothers. The album was completed in 3 days with front cover artwork by Jim Evans of Skateboarder / Cadillac Wheels fame. Back cover photos were taken by Ed Colver. The EP was debuted on The World Famous KROQ-FM's Rodney Bingenheimer show in April 1982 and rapidly became a staple in the regular rotation.The album was named a top pick in Billboard Magazine in 1982, “Full of sound and fury is SYMBOL SIX, a new five-man band from Southern California. They play the four songs here with punk exuberance, keeping everything simple but with high excitement quotient”. Symbol Six was distributed world-wide by Green World and is still a popular selling collector’s item today. Sadly, shortly afterwards due to musical differences and ironically, egos, Symbol Six self-imploded. In 1988, album was re-release on a compilation Split with Agent Orange's masterpiece, Living in Darkness.
AFTERMATH: In 1984, Eric Leach and Taz Rudd formed the short-lived Hollywood sleaze band Stahlin with Izzy Stradlin - Guns N' Roses. Shortly after, Eric and Taz along with Brent Muscat - Faster Pussycat, Patrick Muzingo, and Todd Muscat - Decry formed the rock n’ roll punk band Shanghai. Playing all over LA with bands L.A. Guns, Guns N' Roses, Faster Pussycat, The Joneses, and Flower Leperds. They were spotted by the legendary neon knight of sleaze, Kim Fowley, infamous producer of The Runaways, KISS, Alice Cooper, etc. at the famed The Troubadour. After seeing their performance he asked, “Are you ready to make a record?!” They immediately moved into with Kim Fowley and began writing and recording songs. David Leibert, Alice Cooper’s road manager, was recruited to come in to handle the day to day babysitting chores. Shanghai played the re-opening of the Whisky a Go Go in April 1986 with Guns N' Roses and Faster Pussycat.Their last show was at The Scream in LA in 1987, with the band disbanding due to many unmentionable factors.

Eric Leach went on to the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Ca., majoring in Fine Art Illustration.

Taz Rudd was detained by the state of California for 10 years where he had the band Wrecklords consisting of members of Chantee's (Pipeline), Jim Gordon of Derek and the Dominos. He went on to play in Atoms, Der Stab, Funeral, Flower Leperds, Voodoo Church, Decry, Pirates of Venus, Shanghai, Rock City Angels, and[ Aces & Eights(formed with Phil George and Evan Shanks) which performed at The Viper Room in August 2009 joined on stage by Slash and Steven Adler of Guns N' Roses.
REFORMATION: In 2010, all the original members decided to get back together. The next day they met at That British Place Rehearsal Studios in Santa Monica and started writing and playing new material. Working with engineer, Jimmy Sloan, they released their self produced debut LP, "Monsters 11" on Symbol Six Music. Track 10 on the album, "Slave", features cellist Kirk Canning, who is also featured on Nirvana (band)'s album, Nevermind, "Something in the Way" Donny Brooks was soon replaced by Evans Shanks (Entropy) on Bass and Mark Conway was replaced by Tony Fate(the BellRays, the Grey Spikes) in 2011. Symbol Six joined fellow alumni The Crowd for Rhino Entertainment - Warner Music Group Posh Boy Night at Rhino Records pop-up store in Los Angeles, California in June 2011 to help raise money for the charitable organization MusiCares. 2012 has generated a lot of buzz for Symbol Six. Playing with such acts as Fear, Jello Biafra, Lower Class Brats, The Adicts and many others. Symbol Six went back into studio with Phillip (Philco) Raves of Mystic Records fame to record their third album Dirtyland end of summer 2012. Symbol Six appeared live in Hollywood on Nov 15th 2012 with Nick Oliveri of Dwarves (band), Mondo Generator, and Queens of the Stone Age performing Turbonegro's "Back To Dungaree High" In 2011, Dr. Strange Records in Alta Loma, Ca. negotiated with Posh Boy Records and re-released original and unreleased tracks on 12" vinyl in Feb 2013. Symbol Six was signed to Jailhouse Records March 1, 2013 and released their third studio album, 'Dirtyland', in the spring of 2014.

Said by their peers to be "The Hardest Working Band in Southern California", expect nothing less from Symbol Six as they kick ass, take names, and energize the world.
Band Members
Vocal: Eric Leach
Guitar: Tony Fate
Bass: Evan Shanks
Drums: Phil George
Los Angeles, CA
Record Label
Jailhouse Records/Dr Strange Records

Hailing from the gritty streets of the Inland Empire, this band of rebels have been brothers in music for 27 years. Formed in 2003, the band soon ventured to the city of Long Beach where they drew inspiration. Over the years, The Transers have steadfastly kept their vision alive through scrapes with the law and the wild ride of their chosen life.

The band detonates complacency with a sinister, hard hitting sound that's seductive and cinemagraphic.

Frontman and guitarist Frankie Valdez's voice is bold and haunting as he narrates the dark and alluring imagery.

Jesse O'Brien, lead guitarist has a melodic, tremolo laced sound that can peel skin or weaken the senses. He is also a genius-level sound engineer who has produced and shaped much of the bands own unique sound.

Bassist Mario Valdez can fill any venue with low notes. His precision and versatility are underscored by his alternating between the biggest double bass around to a short scale electric...his fills have no chill.

Drummer Frank Partida creates the rhythms that drive songs like "Massacre" right over the edge. He is also a walking music encyclopedia, effortlessly reciting names of obscure and influential bands, musicians, and producers from all genres.

Having performed form New York, to private affairs in Tijuana Mexico and every mainstay venue in the Southern California music scene, The Transers are a heavily relevant and exciting act with big plans for 2017.

Stay current with future gigs and new releases as they rev up their finely tuned motor of rock, dark wit and street charm.
Band Members
Frankie Valdez- Vocal/guitar
Frank Partida - Drums
Jesse O'Brien - Lead guitar
Mario Valdez - Bass
Long Beach

doors : 8pm
show time :9pm
door cover: $10