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Event Archive - The Matadors, Butch Haller and His Chesterfield Ramblers, Devil in the Woodshack, DJake Noose (Seattle)

Sat. November 21st 2015 The Astoria (No Minors)
9:00pm doors at 8:00pm
Tickets at:
Presented by: The Astoria , Ashley Jude Productions, Dead Girls Productions
Our favourite Canadian psychobilly band THE MATADORS on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21 AT THE ASTORIA!

w/ Butch Haller and His Chesterfield Ramblers , Devil In the Wood Shack & more!

Formed in 1995 in St Thomas, Ontario, THE MATADORS were originally a cover band, playing mostly classic country and 1950s rockabilly songs, being booked mostly for pig roasts, bush parties, weddings and pretty much any bullshit show they could find. But they became so adept at their craft that soon they were killing audiences everywhere they went. The Matadors were the kind of band that would come through town and immediatly bar sales were up as well as DUIs, fights, arrests for public indecency and the teenage pregnany rate. It was this time that Hooch was approached by a man acting as representiitive for The Lucifarian Brotherhood. The LBOB had heard of The Matadors' ability to whip an audience into a frenzy and felt The Matadors were a perfect vehicle for Lucifarian Gospel music. The deal was simple: sell your soul to the devil in exchange for super human control over any audience while playing hymns in praise of Satan etc...etc...etc. Hooch is now in regular contact with lucifer himself. He's has been known to fall into a Lucifarian meditational trance called "The Strunk" in which Hooch speaks in tongues. These sessions or "strunkings" are recorded and later transcibed into hymns. The rest is history. "The Matadors" stand in the pantheon of Canadian punk rock as an icon, and as an institution of incredible creativity, overall skill and stage craft.

The quality of this act is inarguably unparalled. No one in their genre can hold a candle to these pioneers. So much unbridled greatness spanning 22 years, 6 records of complete awesome, no dustters and to boot: bar none best fucking live show you're going to see this year.

Not to mention legendary singer/songer writer Butch Haller and His Chesterfield Ramblers - This ninety-something year old is STILL killing it and has since uncoverd "new" songs that are now on his live set list as well as on a 4 song EP ONLY AVAILABLE AT THESE SHOWS!

For only 12 bucks? You should have to give someone a hand job AND pay 12 bucks. Tell you what: give yourself one AT the show. Problem solved. EVERYbody comes and has a good time.

Come out and shake your shit in praise of The Devil. You probably need to.

- Snake Handling *
-The Laying on of hands**
-Lucifarian miricales of all kinds
-see a telecaster*** become possessed by a demon before your very eyes.
-Free orgasms for the ladies. it's Ladies Night****


Dont come thinking THE MATADORS are NOT going to say the worst kinds of shit.
They might.
They're NOT terrribly serous about it. (..really? come on... )

(*) "snake" might be singer's penis.
(**) thats right.
(***) Real demon, not a real Telecaster.
(****)ladies still pay cover. we're not crazy.

Legendary 90 year old country singe- reclaiming all the songs that were stolen from him many years ago.

A child raised on punk rock that fell in love with camp fire stomp alongs and the darker side of Western, Gypsy blues.

And spinning rockabilly records into the night...
DJake Noose (SEATTLE)

Tickets are $12 + s/c and go on sale THIS FRIDAY, October 2nd at 10:00AM at

The Astoria online:


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The Matadors (Horrorbilly)

Creators of the HORRORBILLY genre, masters of balls out rock, foremost motherf*ckers in their own right THE MATADORS have been destroying stages and the minds of the youth since the mid 90s with their brand of lucifer driven,booze fueled hate rock. No band has ever come close to THE MATADORS is terms of live show and performance and no band has ... more info
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