The Center For The Arts Presents Pug Skullz with Red Pills, The Has Beens, Captain CutiePie, Jesus and the Dinosaurs
Saturday, March 10th 7:00 PM Off Center Stage
- Tickets $5 at the door
- No advance ticket sales
Pug Skullz is a three-piece punk band from the backwoods of Nevada County, California. Members include Trevor on percussion, Jarade on bass/vocals and Doug on guitar/vocals.
In the spirit of punk ancestors like 7 Seconds and Stiff Little Fingers, Pug Skullz music is catchy, loud, fast and simple, and their lyrics carry a contemplative message of surprising depth. Songs cover topics ranging from political prisoners, government spying, corporate dominance in culture, deep ecology, metaphysical spirituality, sabotage, introspection and other fun human games. ‘The Vinyl Avenger’ calls Pug Skullz music, “…late 70’s, early 80’s, honest, raw, fast and loud, in-your-face punk rock. Just the way we like it here!”
Pug Skullz have played all over northern California, yet are especially proud of their shows with Bad Daddies at Stockton’s Plea for Peace Center, Aberzombies and The Left Hand at Matthew Marrujo’s Colony in Sacramento and numerous dates with Slutzville. Pug Skullz closing of the Far West Punk Fest at The Where House? in February marked the apex of freedom of expression in south Sacramento’s warehouse district. Their radio performance for KVMR radio’s ‘Vinyl Avenger’ was well received by some very strange people around the planet.
Jarade also has deep roots in northern California punk, having played with with Free Radical and Thanx For Nuthin’, making it all the way to the legendary venue, 924 Gilman. He and Doug met while hanging around with a bunch of local anarchists in mid 2011.
Doug is from Montana and has been obsessed with punk since the 20/20 with Hugh Downs news show announced the Sex Pistols North American tour in 1978. His former band, El Dorko, released ‘Squatter’s Inc.,’ a well-received, hopelessly out-of-print, 17-song political hardcore LP in 1996. He occasionally writes about real, raw rock for the blog 50thirdand3rd, and his own blog, Punk Retrospective and enjoys playing and working with computers, wood and paint. “No image, just expression.”