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Oct
11
the ghettoblasters @ velvet underground

edmonton, Alberta, Canada

edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Sep
26
the ghettoblasters @ arts on the ave festival

edmonton, Alberta, Canada

edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Sep
19
the ghettoblasters @ p's&q's

ponoka, Alberta, Canada

ponoka, Alberta, Canada

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jan 13 2006 quote from mike ross
in a recent feature favored the band by giving them a full page feature ,complete with colour photo.he had this to say about the ghettos "the edmonton sun has been following this strange edmonton band-in some ways more of a motley crew than the real motley crue for a few years now "the local music critic acknowledgedthe bands work ethic with this comment,"the ghettoblasters reputation as a bad-assed rock band is mainly responsible for there success."
as well as commenting on there live performance at stage 13 as being "i cant remember any of the songs.but i remeber the band -what a showman !!!" - m.ross the edmonton sun


the openning of the articile qoutes" the best band at the nest in a long time with the ghettoblasterswho came last thursday.the ghettos stage presence was full of energy as their music.which compared to that of the headstones." - jennifer benoit nait nugget


vans warped tour reveiw calgary race park "there where some notable other sets turned in on the smaller stages that some might have missed including:the raw-wounded rock of vendetta red:the barenecked ladies punk of bowling for soup : not to mention local bands such as kiros,knucklehead and field day.
perhaps the most interesting-and i use the word in the most broadest,most wonderfully baffling sense-was the ghettoblasters on side stage.
it was if someone had left the door open to the reverse day care-the tent where parents could wait for jr.to get done punking-and some of the more belligerent and/or inebriated fathers had stolen some instruments and decided to turn in an expletive-filled hard rock set.
- mike bell calgary sun


full front cover of the edmonton sun's entertaiment special pullout for stage 13 "uncle jimmy rocks stage 13"lead singer of the ghettoblasters belts out a tune" as well the band recieved the second page with a full page reveiw m.ross qoutes "uncle jimmys bad, too ghettoblasters lead singer uncle jimmy displays his 'badassedness'at stage 13 in camrose" again another full colour photo and also commenting "the band pounded out a motorheadian back beat,uncle jimmy swore at the crowd,at his own band,he fipped off mother nature , her own bad self.the crowd loved the torrent of abuse-abuse,of course,meant in the most loving and respectfull way possible" after experencing the " thundersrtom - taunting appearance at stage 13 festival" a strom that tryed to blow in on the ghettos set. - mike ross edmonton sun


for many years, the people have hated and hungered for rock to come back in the true form.the poeple wanted rock- not punk or grunge or ant othercross-pollinatedmutant hy-brid,but rock.
well uncle jimmy and the ghettoblasters is the answer to rock- hunger everywhere.
hard hitting rock with an enormous variety of background influences sometimes sound like david bowie sing for skid row , while other times like the eagles mixed with deep purple and the sex pistols in fact its really hard to fit the ghettoblasters into any genre at all.
they have honest right to the point lyrics that dont leave you guessing.
if your tired of the wasteland that is modern pop-punk and want somemusic that just gets you jumping i suggest you check this band out. 4 stars out of 5 - sansosh labonde intercamp gmcc edmonton


Discography

Tweedle head's To be released in late 2008
Singles -"Avenue of sin's"
Torque (Homestead Records) 2006
Singles - "Rollem' Up" & "Stand Alone"
Radio Universe (Homestead Records) 2002
Singles - "Sunday Anymore" & "Bottom"
Orange -(Homestead recorders) 2000
Single - " My way"

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Bio

After 15 years of playing in metal and rock bands, Uncle Jimmy figures that the band really hit it on this album, “We pulled out all the stops on this one, and feel that we really captured the essence of what we are about. That is, essentially a kick ass rock band who are best known for really ripping out our hearts out on stage, and entertaining the fans to the very best of our abilities.”

Entertaining fans on stage is what The Ghetto Blasters do best. The past 8 brief years in playing together has brought them featured spots gigging on The Juno Awards, Canadian Music Week, NAIT’S Ookfest, Stage 13, Van’s Warped Tour, The Bear’s Halloween Howler, Molson House Party, and Alberta’s Own Rock Weekend. They have opened for Concrete Blonde, April Wine, Flybanger, Avenged Sevenfold, Bowling for Soup, Theory of a Deadman, Treblecharger, Swollen Members, Sum 41, The Headstones and many more.

Although certainly no media darlings, the band who professes to be the nastiest band around, says Jimmy, “We’re Larger than Life, Twice as RAUNCHY and Three Times as LOUD”, manages to get noticed by all of the right people. In a recent 2006 feature, Mike Ross, lead entertainment writer for The Sun favored the band by giving them a full page feature, complete with color photo. He also had this to say about the Ghettos, “The Edmonton Sun has been following this strange Edmonton band – in some ways more of a motley crew than the real Motley Crue for a few years now.” The local music critic acknowledged the bands work ethic with this comment, “The Ghetto Blasters reputation as a bad-assed rock band is mainly responsible for their success.”

Uncle Jimmy’s latest entourage features drummer and latino wizard on the skins, Tilo Piaz, who has played with Santana and was nominated for credits on 4 Junos. He provides immaculately timed rhythm to the arrangements. A big contributor to the latest album project was Lane Allen, son of the famous Barry Allen of Homestead Recorders. “Lane has to be given a lot of credit on this, he has really taught me a lot about playing, arrangements, singing, and studio wizardry!” At the helm for this record was the master himself, Barry Allen whose guidance and mature tutelage ensured a quality project. “We are really a family with our friends at Homestead, not only did they produce us, but they released our album on their label, and I have been with them since the beginning and owe them a lot.”

Now Canada’s most widely accessed Punk and Rock web magazine, PunkTV.ca features a recent interview with Jimmy, who had this to say about the album, “We’re stoked with how our fans and media have responded to this new album, it is a great feeling.” Later when asked about the fusion of their sound, Uncle had this to say, “We liken our sound to listening to a raunchy ghetto blaster, where you can flip through channels and find every flavor of rock and roll. We just want to create as diverse and dynamic a listening experience as possible.”

The band is about to embark on their biggest adventure yet, the first leg of their Western Canada Tour will include shows up and down the coast, and then through the states, and finishes in Central and South America. The second leg of their tour will include supporting gigs with large shows, outdoor festivals in the summer and showcases in the fall. Supporting their album, the band is working with a local director to create a new video for the single, “Damn Right”. As well, they are having their website redesigned by local pros, building a new press kit and doing a media blitz with a publicity firm.”

The Ghetto Blasters are available for interview and comments; please contact their publicist, Dixon Christie of HypePublicity.com at
780-914-8747 (Dixon@HypePublicity.com), or Uncle himself at theghettoblasters@shaw.ca. The band’s new website can be found at
www.theghettoblasters.com and they have their My Space presence built at www.MySpace.com/theghettos as well as alot of tracks at www.thesoundradio.com.