Hello, Heavy Bastard. No, we're not referring to your weight gain after last week's holiday dinner, or that bitter, lovable baby-eating villain from the Austin Powers flicks.
Perfecting their load to deliver a big debut tonight at the Culture Room, Heavy Bastard will open for the renowned '70s punk metal outfit the Misfits. And how do we know about Heavy Bastard? Well, a little tipsy chat with a bartender will go a long way.
A couple of weeks ago we went to gather some irie vibes at the Culture
Room, but an underage tween crowd of skankers sent us straight to the
bar for a refill on our whiskey. After chatting with downstairs deck
bartender Remy Remoulade, the vocalist shared a bit about his new
four-piece, who's ready to rock with no inhibitions come Friday night.
"We are not inspired by the old school, we are
the old school." Remoulade said. Even though his surname suggests he
would be a delicious smother atop a crab cake, we can hope there are
some chili flakes sprinkled in for saucy measure. Inspired by late '70s,
'80s and early '90s hardcore punk rock, the collective will produce
covers of the bands they grew up rebelling to, once upon a time. "Heavy
Bastard is about revisiting a time when punk rock was at its rawest,"
shared Remoulade. "You will hear songs from bands you haven't heard from
Remoulade could hardly contain himself, rattling off a
list of bands him and his buddies plan to bring back to the forefront.
Expect tracks from the likes of Bad Brains, Minor Threat, Dead Kennedys,
Descendents, Black Flag, Fear, the Ramones, DRI, Angry Samoans and
Catch Remoulade on vocals, along with Julian Hollowell on
guitar, Jack Henry on drums and Sky on bass. Thrash around and reconnect
with the art of being politically incorrect with Heavy Bastard. Show
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time is 8:30pm sharp.
The Misfits, with Juicehead and Heavy Bastard. 8 p.m. Friday, December 3, at Culture Room,
3045 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale. Tickets cost $19.99. Call
954-564-1074, or click here.