Archie and the Bunkers

Record Release of new single on Norton Records

Archie and the Bunkers

Lords Of The Highway, DJs Miram Linna & Nick Knox

Fri · February 23, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm


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Archie and the Bunkers
Archie and the Bunkers
Archie and The Bunkers are an American rock’n’roll duo formed in Cleveland, Ohio, in 2013. The group consists of brothers Emmett (drum/vocals) and Cullen O’Connor (Organ/vocal). The pair began recording music in their basement self-producing their first 2 EPs (Comrade X. 2013, and Trade Winds, 2014.) The band's raw garage punk sound draws heavily from Cullen's melding of divergent musical styles. Influences range from jazz organ greats like Jimmy Smith, and Richard “Groove” Holmes, to punk icons Dead Boys, The Stooges, The Screamers, and more.

On stage, the siblings attack their songs with an energy that whips the audience into a frenzy. The unique growl of Cullen’s whirring, overdriven organ and the driving beat of Emmett’s 4-piece drum kit, leave concert-goers in shock at the sonic assault levied by only two.
2015 marked the release of their first full-length album on Dirty Water Records. It’s 12 songs were recorded at the storied Ghetto Recorders in Detroit. Legendary producer/engineer Jim Diamond captured that unique Archie sound that’s been dubbed ‘HI-FI Organ Punk.’ Emmett describes their sound as, “rock’n’roll that’s been peeled back to it’s raw foundation.”
The band kicked off 2016 with a tour that spanned 7 countries. They also self-released a vinyl-only, 6-song EP titled, “Mystery Lover.”

Emmett plays exclusively cheap vintage Japanese drum kits and is endorsed by splintered drumsticks.
Cullen is endorsed by various organs and keyboards found on Craigslist.
Lords Of The Highway
Lords Of The Highway
Lords of the Highway from Cleveland, Ohio have been tearin' up asphalt since 1992, bringing you hillbilly punk rock that knocks ya flat, runs ya over, and doesn't look back. The Lords have hauled along the highway from NYC's CBGB's to honky tonk dives in the hills, playing with the likes of Reverend Horton Heat, Southern Culture on the Skids, Hank III, Th' Legendary Shack Shakers, Dick Dale, Nekromantix, Tiger Army, El Vez, Hasil Adkins, Lee Rocker, Ray Condo, and many others - not to mention countless of kick ass punk bands. They've played events including Daytona's Bike Week, and are regulars at the biggest baddest party in this hemisphere, Heavy Rebel Weekender in Winston-Salem, NC. The Lords are also no strangers to the big & little screens, having appear". On the show, The Lords cut the mustard at the LA. tryouts only to be given the boot by Sheila E. & Goo Goo Dolls front man John Rzeznik. Yes, Sheila E. (who everyone knows is a true a rock connoisseur) The Lords can only take this rejection as a true sign that rock is dead in the corporate world. You also can find the Lords music as soundtracks for 6 other independent films, and the band also has a DVD of their music videos.

The line-up for the newest album ";Death Before 2nd Place" includes Jocephus beatin' the hell out of the drums, his big brother Jimbo screaming and slapping the upright bass, and Dennis A. Bell astounding crowds with his "smoke and mirrors" technique on his hollow body Gretsch.
Venue Information:
Beachland Tavern
15711 Waterloo
Cleveland, OH, 44110