Alpha Male Gorillas
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Alpha Male Gorillas

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Apr
21
Alpha Male Gorillas @ Arlene's Grocery

New York, New York, USA

New York, New York, USA

Apr
13
Alpha Male Gorillas @ Love Sexy's Rock and Roll Pub @ Blaggard's

New York, New York, USA

New York, New York, USA

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"Influenced by the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Notorious B.I.G., Alpha Male Gorillas have a trippy/rock vibe to their music and will every now and then bust out with a rap or two. Their song, "Bleed Marinara," is a crowd favorite about people who either are Italian, or wish they were. To check it out, visit www.myspace.com/alphamalegorillas. Tickets are $5 for this show. The Chance is at 6 Crannell St. in Poughkeepsie. Call 471-1966 or visit www.thechancetheater.com."

- Times-Herald Record


"The Alpha Male Gorillas, a hiphop-rock outfit who offer such messages as “party hard and crush whoever stands in your way,” make their debut in the Capital Region this week. The members themselves are self-proclaimed “crazy white guys” who spread this philosophy through their music. Since they formed in 2004 as a local act, they’ve promoted themselves to popularity in downstate New York, enough to afford them a custom-painted Banana Bus that’s used to drive friends and fans to far-away shows. With songs like “Bleed Marinara,” and frequent bar gigs, they draw fans with booze stories and comedy as well as by their music. Support for AMG will be local rock and pop-punk bands Skadee, Corona of the Sun and Stuck in First. (April 15, 8 PM, $6-$8, 1208 Route 146, Clifton Park, 371-0012)"

- Metroland Online - Noteworthy


“Even the Paisans can rap these days. This is great! Did ya check out these guys? They’re like a football team. All of a sudden I turned around, they’re replacing every guy in the band. It’s the second half, the first half’s winded, now they got new guys on every instrument! Different guy’s on guitar, different drummer… What’s goin on?” - 101.5 WPDH FM


Discography

Alpha Male Gorillas - Band of Bugouts (2006)

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As the years passed, and various combinations of the Alpha Males hung out / jammed together, something became very clear to them—that their greatest common bond was not being great friends from the same hometown… No sir, it was their love of great music. Out of a mutual love for music bore the desire and need to play great music—as friends, and as a truly bugged-out band.
In October 2004, the Don took the reigns and began organizing practices and writing sessions wherever the eight beasts and their instruments would fit—this was not always an easy task. By January of 2005, the Alpha Male Gorillas were settled in to a freezing cold garage in Milton, NY, creating, writing, eating, drinking, smoking, and mostly fighting. Amidst all the chaos, a completely new sound emerged from the frozen tundra: A bluesy form of hip-hop, highlighted with elements of psychedelic rock, and reggae. By April of ’05, the band had their backs to the wall with their first show looming, and the hectic schedules of all eight gorillas bringing discord to rehearsals—something had to be done. The Gorillas made due with whoever could attend practice. With the many multi-talented players in the band trading instruments and filling in for absentee members, the songs managed to be performed at practice, and they were performed remarkably well. With the ever-changing combinations of musicians and instruments, the songs began to take on a different flavor from their original conceptions. In time, certain drummers, rhythm guitarists, vocalists, keyboardists, and bassists alike became “best-suited” for individual songs because of the unique style they brought to their instrument, and to the songs themselves.
AMG spent the summer and fall of 2005 further developing their sound, and playing their unique brand of music before audiences all over the Hudson Valley, New York. The response was overwhelmingly positive, and left crowds wondering which of the following elements of this circus-of-a-band was the most original? Was it the beautiful mixture of so many different genres of music? Was it the fresh dynamics and lineup changes during their live show? Or was it the lyrics and subject matter of their music?
After the release of their first record, “Band of Bugouts” in early 2006, AMG had achieved airplay on three Hudson Valley radio stations: K104.7 (Pop), 101.5 WPDH (Classic Rock), and 96.9 WRRV (New Rock Alternative), with their hit single, “Bleed Marinara.” Shortly after the catchy “Italian rap” song hit the airwaves, the Alpha Male Gorillas headlined the first of their many shows at the impenetrable Chance Theater in Poughkeepsie, NY. The show was a monster success, setting attendance records for unsigned local acts. AMG continued to hammer the Hudson Valley, including a Live performance on the Reno and Frankenberry Morning Radio Show on WPDH. Unsatisfied remaining in their native habitat, the Alpha Male Gorillas have rocked NYC several times, (including a gig at Crash Mansion, and a performance at the Lower East Side Film Festival) before journeying north to Albany, and then out of state (CT, NJ, and PA). For their events outside of the Hudson Valley, the Gorillas charter the "Banana Bus" for their hometown fans, so that they may arrive safely to and from the concert.
These grimy gorillas are ready to take over... With a list of influences as long as the great wall of China, and a sound that is guaranteed to bug you out, you just have to see it, hear it, and experience it to believe it!