Chotto Ghetto

Chotto Ghetto

 Culver City, California, USA
BandMetalPunk

Chotto Ghetto is a progressive hardcore band from Los Angeles. The idea is to play heavy, high energy music without sounding like cookie monsters or taking ourselves too seriously. We constantly play the west coast and have played two successful US tours. We're tracking now and gearing up for tour.

Biography

Chotto Ghetto is a progressive hardcore band who assembled in Los Angeles in 2005. Since the band’s first show with punk vets Mike Park and Kevin Seconds, they have toured consistently on the West Coast with punk and indie acts, and toured the East Coast and Midwest twice with friends Bomb the Music Industry!

The band, made up of Chris Candy, Jody Giachello, Fletcher Alliston, and Chris Shilakes, released their most recent split EP with LA pals Stab City entitled, “Simpler Times,” on Quote Unquote records on October 20, 2009. This followed two other EPs released on Quote Unquote, 2007’s “Rampage” and 2009’s “Walk is Godlike.” All are available for free download at Quote Unquote’s website: http://www.quoteunquoterecords.com

2010 holds a slew of new Chotto Ghetto releases, including a 90-minute concept album entitled “Monstrosity” (summer release), and the band’s first official full-length record (fall release), all to be followed by a full US tour in fall 2010.

Lyrics

Find Your Fangs

Written By: Chotto Ghetto

In a time and place never thought things would happen to me
never thought that I'd care but I see that you're there
with my thoughts and some drops inner peace will be shared

Well ooh I'm feeling tongue tied
The Strength that's from the outside
the molder knew a liar
the liar was her lover

I got a question and I'm thinking about your ways
You got a problem and I'm thinking about that day
I know the answer and I'm thinking of what I need

I've been tongue tied
been tongue tied
been tongue tied
great

Ooh looking like there's something to do
yea I'm feeling special
looking like there's something to be

Sneaking in around on the block got some questions for me
tell me how do you bow to the markets with these
inner thoughts from the dark
dare I ask what you do

Ooh I'm feeling tongue tied
The strength that's from the outside
the molder knew a liar
the liar was her lover

I got a question and I'm thinking about your ways
You got a problem and I'm thinking about that day
I know the answer and I'm thinking of what I need

I've been tongue tied
been tongue tied
been tongue tied

Break then take
Break then take
Break then take
Break then take

My friend
it's the people you meet
and it's the truth that you seek
well here's the chip of the block
that's in me

Ooh I'm feeling tongue tied
The strength that's from the outside
the molder new a liar
the liar was her lover

I got a question and I'm thinking about your ways
You got a problem and I'm thinking about that day
I know the answer and I'm thinking of what I need

I've been tongue tied
been tongue tied
been tongue tied
great

Louder Than Everything Else

Written By: Chotto Ghetto

Friends, gather in masses
Just look into your head
You'll see it's there, friend

They're, offering calmingly
Wisdom from a place that's so uncertain
They're quietly clammoring

Ends happen it's tragic
Just look amongst your friends
You'll see them, they're here
Friends offer compassion but

A chance affair
You think you're there
And all the while
You try and hold onto it

I never thought I was a leader
I never thought this was the end, my

And then you'll try and see
And then you'll try and see
Up until the end
And then you'll try and be
And then you'll try and be
Everybody friend, but
Didnt want to go my way
Didn't have to stop that day
Up to my friend, didn't want to see him
My friend said
Didnt want to go my way
Didn't want to stop that day
Up to my friend, didn't want to see him
My friend said

Friends, gather in masses
And follow to a place
that no ones found yet

They're, offering blindingly
Wisdom from a place
That's so uncertain
There, quiet catastrophe

Ends happen, it's tragic
Just look amongst your friends
And see it end here
Friends offer farewell as it ends

Discography

1) Shootin' Devils - CD released 2005
2) Rampage - EP released for free digitally 2007 and available on CD.
3) Walk is Godlike - EP released for free digitally 2009. Also available on 7 inch vinyl and CD.
4) Simpler Times - EP released for free digitally 2009. Also available on CD.

Set List

1) Eres Es Mas Vigoroso
2) Between King and Clean
3) Find Your Fangs
4) In The Warehouse of the Seven Sins
5) Louder Than Everything Else
6) Master Blaster
7) Tattooed Holidays
8) Truth Serum