GO KAT GO! is thrilled to bring back to New Haven the killer rockabilly/psychobilly/punkabilly sounds of The Living Deads! Connecticut’s own So Long Liberty (formerly The Excitement Gang) will start off the night with their ska/punk sounds! Don’t miss this kick ass party!
THE LIVING DEADS (CO)
The Living Deads was started by former Hillbilly Hellcats members Randee Mcknight and Symphony Tidwell. The band has featured Artist such as Danny B Harvey, Chuck Hughes, Lance Romance. Hank Hays, James Hunnicutt, Steven R Trent, Mondo Cortez, Kenny Taylor, Shane Vain, Mikey Clams, Wanda Jackson, Mr. Conrad, Matt Allen, Dr. Void, Sean K. Preston, Trevor Rogers, Craig Gory along with many more.
They live full time in their RV (Irv) and tour the world. They have been known to Kidnap Guitar players from time to time, drag them on stage in a Burlap sack and force them to perform.
SO LONG LIBERTY (CT)
Formerly The Excitement Gang
So Long Liberty is an American punk band from Eastern CT. The band consists of guitarist and vocalist Shane Alsop, bassist Pete Kwiecinski, drummer Tom Fay, and Keyboardist Joe Nettleton. Founded in 2011 by Shane, Pete, and Tom, the band released its first demo e.p. under the name “The Excitement Gang”. In 2014 Bret Barton joined the band on lead guitar. The band subsequently recorded Single for the song “CT Summer” and continued to develop their sound which is a fusion of punk, reggae, ska and rock. After a year of playing shows regionally, Bret left the band and was replaced by Joe on keyboards in late 2015. The Excitement Gang continued to evolve until in late 2016 when it became apparent that the band has changed in message and sound from its beginnings. A new name and focus was necessary. So Long Liberty entered the studio with seasoned regional musician and recording engineer James Castelano and completed their newest EP “So Long Liberty” ST for release in early 2017.
So Long Liberty is influenced by many other fusion and purist bands in both ska and punk music. Direct influenced can be heard in The Clash, The Specials, and Operation Ivy.
Members of So Long Liberty are/were also in the bands Forced Reality, Flip Ya For Real, Distance No Object, Blastmat, and The Distributors.
Rudeboys, Skinheads, Skaheads, Punks, and 3rd Wavers. We’re with you all the way!
250 State Street
New Haven, CT