The Rizzurrection is upon us! The Spicy Rizzaks and their pals, Coastal Drag return to the stage on Saturday, July 13th at the Mercury Lounge in New York City. Get your advance tickets now!
The Spicy Rizzaks, a band’s band…
Throughout their brief career, the Rizzaks have drawn comparisons to a wide array of bands such as The Who, The Dead Kennedys, MC5, The Misfits and Rocket From The Crypt. Since forming in early 2001, the Rizzaks have shared stages with such artists as Ryan Adams, The Misfits, Jesse Malin, The Epoxies, Two Man Advantage, Japanther, The Kowalskis and The Giraffes.
The band has recently put the finishing touches on their debut album Endgame. The full-length release finally showcases the many moods and sounds that lurk in their mighty rock ‘n’ roll arsenal. The new songs run the gamut from two minute psycho-punk blasts to arena-rock sized epics that will violently peel the paint of your walls. “We all have such an appreciation for classic rock, ‘60s soul, glam, punk, surf, blues and rockabilly, and I think this album really shows that” says guitarist Paul Cress, “But, more importantly it’s our own interpretations and visions.” “All I wanted to do was capture the sound and energy that we dole out live; and I think we’ve finally done it.” adds vocalist Patrick McQuade. Recorded at various locations around New York City, the album was produced by the band and Chris Flam of Mindswerve Studios, who had previously worked with Mindless Self Indulgence, Metallica, Korn and KMFDM.
As members of the NYC-based artist’s collective, The .Number Foundation, the band originally formed for the sole purpose of playing the debut party for their own art & culture magazine, Royal Flush. Due to an overwhelming response, old fashioned persistence, and a little word of mouth, the Rizzaks became fixtures on the New York music scene, created their own sandwich, and headlined shows in many cities, including Los Angeles, Boston, Baltimore and Philadelphia. The Rizzaks gained mainstream attention with their cover of “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” for the Christmas compilation, The Night Before. Featuring 13 of the hottest up and coming bands in New York such as Calla, The Witnesses, On!Air!Library! and The Hissyfits.
When they released their last EP Actually No, … This is it!, glowing reviews poured in, including raves from The Village Voice, Punk Planet, and Maximum R&R. Later that year, the Rizzaks were asked to record music for the Off-Broadway production of David Rabe’s Hurlyburly. Recently, the Rizzaks have just finished filming a series of commercials to air on the American Movie Channel (AMC) this summer. The commercial will feature the Rizzaks performing their hit single “Sweep the Leg” live on a rooftop. The ads coincide with AMC’s airing of the 1984 classic, The Karate Kid. Most recently the Rizzaks had the great honor of participating in Little Steven’s Underground Garage “Battle of the Bands” as one of the New York’s finalists, playing in front of some of their heroes.
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