By Lucas Scotts
This entire weekend Gimp Guy Underground Promotions and Alex Harilla have organized a total blowout mash up of the best Hardcore, Punk and Metal bands in town for a three night extravaganza that will rock Erie from one side to the other.
Alex Harilla and his Gimp Guy Underground Promotions has been one of the main driving forces behind the underground scene for nearly a decade, giving opportunities and booking shows and events that have fostered not only the no attitude, no problems, just music and good times philosophy, but the magic along with the musicians that has kept our scene real.
Offering invaluable support of our scene, Alex Harilla has not only kept the underground music scene alive, but also has been a significant force in its growth, and a key figure in its evolution.
The Mega weekend kicks of this Friday night at 9pm at the Beer Mug located at 1108 Liberty St, with a five band lineup of the hardest hitting Punk bands in town that include ” OH NO! it’s Mustard Gas”, “On The Cinder”, “Crazies”, “Radical Operations”, and local superstar musician JC Nickles performing his intense and wicked original music.
Blending Hardcore Horror Punk, Alternative Punk, Melodic Punk, and SKA Punk into the line up of the epic night of Punk power, GGU has created a fusion of the most extreme and raw original sounds this side of Seattle.
Still at the Beer Mug and at 9pm also, Saturday’s Metal mayhem slams into action with two powerhouse Metal bands from Cleveland, “Sunless Sky” and “Shades of Remembrance”, along with Erie’s own “iScream” and “ZO”.
Saturday’s lineup rocks the house with blazing instrumentals and tremendous Power Metal, along with Hardcore Groove, and Thrash Metal that is not only inventive and fresh, but devastating and supercharged as well.
Rounding out, and putting the cherry on top of the March Madness Weekend is the seven band bill at Basement Transmissions on Sunday that include Erie bands “Melrose”, “Cop Torture”, “Glaucon” and “Ivera”, along with “Valiance” from Jamestown, Ny, “Arcane Haven” from Pittsburgh, and “Let The River Swell” from Johnstown, Pa.
Located at 1501 State Street, Basement Transmissions has become the leader of the pack and the home of not only the super talented musicians of our underground scene, but to the countless youths of our city who support and participate in the creativity and diversity that encourages our culture.
Basement Transmission offers a safe and Drug, Alcohol, and smoke free environment for everyone, and promotes not only musical talent, but nurtures an atmosphere that is morally strong and expressively inspiring.
Sundays show starts at 5:30pm and lights the fuse of the explosive Hardcore Metal mania that will rock the block and sizzle the scene. The progressive original Metalcore and the incredible energy of the bands are guaranteed to blow your mind and make GGU’s March Madness Weekend the larger-than-life event of the weekend.
Come out this weekend and support the scene, and rage and rock with 16 of the most in-your-face, high voltage bands and performers of our region, cranking out the best original music in town.
For more information on these shows, please visit Gimp Guy Underground’s Facebook page.