Koffin Kats with The Ugly 2 October at Club Anything
Gothabilly/psychobilly/punk band with an upright bass...whatever you want to call 'em, the Koffin Kats are energetic and fun.
Appearing with theUgly (psychobilly act from Chicago) at Club Anything, 807 S. 5th Street in Milwaukee, on 2 October, as part of their fall North American tour this
3-member outfit from Detroit is all about the live performance. Using as their inspiration everything from horror and sci fi films to the weirdness of real life, the band is gearing up to release their next full-length album, "Our Way & the Highway"
on Sailors Grave Records in January.
With Vic Victor on upright bass and lead vocals, Eric 'E-Ball' Walls on vocals and percussion, and EZ Ian on guitar and vocals, these boys play almost all original songs with an occasional cover (think Stray Cats, for example) slipped in. Their '50's style of rockin' out matches well their 'greaser' punk look, and they offer a modern twist on a classic sound.
Formed in 2003, the trio has their stage show performance down pat. Vic has been known to toss and twirl his bass and even stand on top of the thing, never missing a note.
Opening is The Ugly from Chicago, a psycho/horror/thrash 3-piece band (the only 2 'known' members of which are Void, in charge of "singing, yelling, and
drums"; and Robo, who takes care of the "upright bass, yelling, and
shotguns", also is listed 'unknown accomplices' as filling in "the
rest") who describe themselves as being "like Slayer meets the
Beatles". Listing among their influences acts as diverse as the Ramones, Motorhead, Madness, and Cab Calloway, they utilize components of psychobilly, swing, and thrasher-ish punk.