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Tokyo Dragons @ Snitch Bar (11/1/2006)

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Artist: Tokyo Dragons
Venue: Snitch Bar (New York, NY)
Opener: Dirty Rig, Mahavatar
Date: 11/1/2006
Label: Escapi Music

Once again it was CMJ Week in New York (that’s the College Music Journal for those unaware), and it is a week long series of panels and informative gatherings that feature some of the industries top names. In addition to the panels there are great bands allover the City with many venues holding industry showcases to offer you the listener their finest wares. It’s the week where production, management, publicist and performer all mix together as one giant entity and take over in the name of music. Another aspect of CMJ week is the parties and believe me there are a bunch of them. I did not hit any of the panels for there is really no call for me to do so and instead I try to hit some of the showcases and let you know what the scoop is. One of the cool events I was able to attend was The Escapi Music showcase and readers of the site are well aware of the kind of music that they deliver. The label is home to Black Metal stalwarts such as Dragonlord and Hank Shermann’s Force Of Evil who have killer releases on the shelves and they are also the place where you can find remasters of Warrior Soul and Trouble classics.
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Dirty Rig @ The Continental (6/29/2006)

Dirty Rig is the new Hard Rocking band that is fronted by Warrior Soul’s front man Kory Clarke. Tonight they would be celebrating their debut album on Escapi Music and do a gig at The Continental NYC. Click the logo below to be taken to our article on the main PiercingMetal.com site.

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Artist: Dirty Rig
Venue: The Continental (New York, NY)
Opener: unknown
Date: 6/29/2006
Label: Escapi Music

I had seen Dirty Rig on a number of occasions for the label showcases and tonight the event was going to be one for the memory books as they would be celebrating the recording and release of their Escapi Music debut “Rock Did It”. To be honest, this time around I was there more for the party and the time with friends than for coverage and being Metal Paparazzi. Yet after their set was done and the camera images scanned I decided to just drop a couple of words about the guys and the stuff that the music fan gets when they attend a Dirty Rig show. The band is pure Hard Rock & Roll, and it’s no apologies, kick you in the teeth stuff that if you are a fan of bare bones music then they are probably the perfect group for you to check out. Their lead singer is Kory Clarke, who comes from the underground legends Warrior Soul, and his followers would definitely dig the different aspect he is approaching here. This rocking stuff is not as politically charged as the music performed with WS and instead are more about drinking, living life to the fullest and just having a good time while you can. There is clearly nothing wrong with that if you ask me. Handling the guitar is Chas and he has some tasty flair happening that anyone who enjoys guitar rock can appreciate. The drumming is ably handled by Dave who pounds like a madman during the set and really is a solid time-keeper that the rest of the guys are able to count on. Personally, I get a kick out of watching Buckshot play the bass as he is pure Rock and Roll Badass spirit. This dude is crazy on and off stage and really enjoys himself when he is playing. If you are one of those audience members who likes when the band hangs around in the crowd afterwards then Dirty Rig will appeal to you even more as they are among the first to hit the bar right off the stage after the gear is cleaned up.
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“Rock Did It” by Dirty Rig

Artist: Dirty Rig
Title: “Rock Did It”
Label: Escapi Music
Release Date: 6/27/2006
Genre: Hard Rock
Rating: 7/10

Kory Clarke, lead man in underground mega-sensation Warrior Soul has returned once again and what a great return it is. Gone is the politically charged venom that once fueled his previous band and made them different from the colors of the day. With Dirty Rig you get a no bones about it, kick in the teeth brand of Rock and Roll the way it’s supposed to be done. This is a barroom patron’s dream band full of attitude and alcohol much to which the band rallies in the stellar “Drunk Again”. There is a lot of solid material on the album and it is far from his original course of Warrior Soul as the band sings of “Hot Porno Star”s and “Dogs” instead of social injustices. One of my favorite tracks is the title “Rock Did It” and I wondered why this was not the opener and was instead left waiting as track five. They start you off with “Suck It” which just might be the bands crude way of saying hello to the listener; I have to admit that both songs sound very “live” in their feel and overall drive. Outside of the more rocking numbers on the release I also found “Cities, Scenes and Thieves” to be a highlight of the album and perhaps the closest semblance to his Warrior Soul years in the way the lyrics run. The group is made up of Clarke (vocals), Chas (guitars), Dave Ardolino (drums) and a bassist known only as “Buckshot” and together you get a gritty feel that makes Dirty Rig appeal to the rock club dwellers. This is raise your fist and drink a beer music and having seen them a few times before the record deal was secured, I can attest to their sound in the live sense. If you see them you will have a good time and that’s what matters most. You get what you pay for with Dirty Rig and sometimes you get a little bit more.
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Tokyo Dragons @ The Continental (11/15/2005): Escapi Music Showcase

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Artist: Tokyo Dragons
Venue: The Continental (New York, NY)
Opener: Dirty Rig, Mahavatar, Wet Animal
Date: 11/15/2005
Label: Escapi Music

Escapi Music has really been releasing a lot of great music over the past year and those who are watching them will find everything from Heavy Metal (in all its Black, Power and Traditional forms) as well as some gritty Rock & Rollers and Gothic themed outfits. The diversity and difference in many of these artists will totally appeal to the discerning music fan and I myself have found some stand out artists represented. Tonight at a small but popular club – “The Continental” in NYC, Escapi Music would be bringing you the live performances of a handful of their most recent Artists. Tokyo Dragons and Wet Animal would be the main attractions for the night and with each band performing a little over 60 minutes you were able to get more than a great idea as to what would be in store for you on their respective albums. Kicking off the fun would be Mahavatar (a new signing who are set to record) and Dirty Rig (an act whose deal is in the works as you read this). Here is a little bit of information on what went down that night.
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