The Virginia City Revival

The Virginia City Revival

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The Virginia City Revival (VCR) may be a cult, or one of the most original bands to come out of Los Angeles. VCR mixes genres like rock, country and punk flawlessly while furthering their quest to save your soul. -- http://www.craveonline.com/music/artists/00000036/the_virginia_city_revival.html

Biography

WHO IS THE VIRGINIA CITY REVIVAL?

Mercy! THE VIRGINIA CITY REVIVAL is a spectacle beyond description!

This is music for the new depression! These odd desert boys are on a mission to firebomb the modern rock wasteland!

Led by a shadowy but charismatic figure, the Rev. Josey DeVille, The Virginia City Revival has been taking its caffeinated Cramps meets Tent Revival show to stages all around Southern California. Most recently, they’ve delivered the rock ‘n roll Holy Ghost to a rather large crowd at the Eagle Rock Music Festival, turning the crowd into a frenzied congregation.

DeVille’s voice invokes Elvis, Nick Cave, and a speeded-out Leon Russell, tempered with the spiritual demeanor of a Jim Jones or Charles Manson. Beset on both sides by fiery guitar riffs and manic power chords, courtesy of guitarists, Sister Gaby Godhead and Brother R. Mutt, new audiences stare in disbelief.

Their sound is pure California, but like a surfer on fire, with a massive wave advancing from behind. That wave is pushed by the rhythm section of the band, bassist Brother P-Three, and two drummers, Brother Mista John & Brother JxPx.

When the wave crashes and recedes, you are left hearing the remnant bite of The Dead Kennedys, the soul-sound of X, the full party attitude of Van Halen, and sweet torture of the Beach Boys. But put a tilt on it kid, this is a band residing in SOUTHERN California.

The good folks over at Jackass felt the band’s frenetic sound so matched the energy level for Jackass – The Game, that they used the band’s track, “DRINK FOR FREE” in the game.

“Drink for Free” is one of 16 tracks on the band’s forthcoming debut release,
“A BANDIN’ THE HERD.” The album was released in November 2007 on Dawn of the White Light Records.

The band has also produced a video for their song "Congo Lisa" which was co-directed by Jackass cinematographer/producer, DIMITRY ELYASKEVICH. The video PREMIERED ON MTV in February 2008, during the JACKASS 24 HOUR TAKEOVER of the MTV Network. It can now be viewed on Youtube at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDlVB09F78k#W8ZFdvavNP4

Jackass cast member, Steve O, even liked the band’s music so much that he asked them to co-pen and record the theme music for “Dr. Steve O,” his new television show on the USA Network.

This right here is a new sound people. It’s the universal anti-cult, acid freak-out of California, and Voodoo-belt Vegas all in the same taco. Join the Virginia City Revival, make the Virginia City Revival your own.

www.thevirginiacityrevival.com www.myspace.com/thevirginiacityrevival

Discography

"A Bandin' the Herd" - full length album, Dawn of the White Light Records - 2007

Single "Drink for Free" from "A Bandin' the Herd" appears in the Jackass Video Game (Red Mile Ent.) 2007

Farewell to George W Bush- album- Dawn of the
White Light Records-2008

Co-wrote the title theme to Steve O's TV show, Dr. Steve O (USA Networks - Bunim/Murray Prods.)

Co-wrote and recorded "Dumb Idea" from Steve O's forthcoming hip hop album on Universal Records

Numerous tracks from "A Bandin' the Herd" are used in Steve O's upcoming, "Paparazzi Stuntman" DVD

Set List

A 30 minute ubersexual/religious experience...