Straightedge Buddhist Strippers
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Straightedge Buddhist Strippers

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Oct
20
Straightedge Buddhist Strippers @ The Hawthorne Theatre

Portland, Oregon, USA

Portland, Oregon, USA

Aug
11
Straightedge Buddhist Strippers @ The Red Room

Portland, Oregon, USA

Portland, Oregon, USA

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The best kept secret in music

Press


"sounds like late 80's with a bit of Naked Raygun and Bad Religion in there. I dig it!" - J Merrimen, Arlington VA - Merrimen


"This song is immensely catchy. I find myself wanting to buy this." - Cakelike, New York NY - Cakelike


"This is heavy rockin' stuff!" - NinjaZK, Pittsburg PA - NinjaZK


"Solid song, guys. Rock solid vocals, and a hook that stayed in my head after just one listen." - Keith, Bozeman MT - Keith Bozeman


"We've done this many times and we've seen alot of local bands! I would rank Straightedge Buddhist Strippers as one of the best we've ever had." - Jamal Harvey, Milwaukies Best Music - Milwaukies Best Music


From their opening song it’s clear; Straightedge Buddhist Strippers are a working class band, perfect in their simplicity. Propelled by a tight energetic stage presence, these boys are showing signs of a powerful live show in development. Driving through the songs one after the other, they build a momentum strong enough to carry people away. Facilitating this drive is a seamless cohesion that manifests itself in a freight train of sound that plows into the audience with a lovely aggression, yet leaves room for jovial instrumental banter.


As with any group, the individual personalities of SBStrippers is apparent. Lorne on Bass is clearly the comic relief of this four-piece outfit, exhibiting a child like joy in his playing and a fun loving interaction with both the band and audience. Though it’s still apparent that they’re having fun, Paul S. on guitar and Ganewsc behind the kit are more business like, digging into their instrument with concentrated diligence. While Rob Whitfield delivers the high velocity vocals without over reaching his range, creating a rock n roll growl reminiscent of Soundgarden era Chris Cornell. With their feel of early ‘90’s grunge SBS’s live show is exciting and is sure to grow even stronger and more aggressively potent as they mature their sound.

- Audio Meatus Magazine, audiomeatus.com


Discography

"New Innovations In Boredom" EP (05')
"Milwaukie's Best Music" live DVD (06')
"KPSU Live Fridays" live CD (06')
"First Ascent" S/T to DVD from 509 Films (06')
"Completed Catastrophes" f/l CD (07')

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Feeling a bit camera shy

Bio

The members of Straightedge Buddhist Strippers came together in Portland OR in the winter of 2005. They came from such far away places as Flint MI (Paul and Ganewsc), and DeMoines IA (Rob). If you ask any one of the guys about Portland, they'll tell you that it couldn't be a better place to call home. The diverse artistry and the culture of the city is intoxicating. And it's the city's artistic and cultural influences that SBStrippers draw from. Soaking it all in and mixing it with their own ideas as to what rock music can be. Sometimes gritty, sometimes beautiful. Sometimes socially active, sometimes self gratifying.
SBStrippers describe the music they create as "a combination of the best elements of roots punk, indie garage rock, and American power pop". Indeed, traces of each genre are evident in their songs, yet it's impossible to lock them into just one. Fans have compared SBStrippers' sound to everyone from The Clash, The Replacements, and Jawbox, to Foo Fighters, Cheap Trick, and...Fate's Warning?
Late 2005 saw the release of Straightedge Buddhist Strippers debut EP, "New Innovations In Boredom". It immediately caught the attention of fans and media alike. The 4 song EP was herald as "...an intracardiac injection into the breastbone of a dying genre." Mighty words, indeed! The flagship song of the EP, "Theory Of A Conspiracy" which was added to countless podcasts and internet radio stations around the world, eventually found it's way onto the sountrack of the feature film "First Ascent" by 509films.com,
"Everyone at 509 Films is extremely excited to have the opportunity to work with Straightedge Buddhist Strippers and feature their music in our upcoming films." said founder Tom Delanoy. "The moment we first listened to their music, we knew they would be an excellent fit for our films. Having them onboard has turned out to be a huge asset for our projects."
After a year of non stop gigging, including live radio and television appearances, SBStrippers began work on their follow-up. This time a full length release, "Completed Catastrophes" is the next step in the evolution of Straightedge Buddhist Strippers. 10 songs of Angst, adreneline, insight, and compassion. The first single, "Awful Corners (of the globe)" speaks of the conditions people around the world are exposed to, and the decisions they must make. Heavy subject matter it would seem, but for the four men of SBStrippers, it's just one of many such subjects that occupy their thoughts regularly.
Spring 2007 will find the band on the road. A west coast tour is in the works, as well as video for "Awful Corners" that will shoot in Los Angeles. What does SBStrippers hope to achieve in the future? They can't say for sure. They're enjoying the present, though. That much is for sure.