The Darlings

Slabratory presents

The Darlings

Versus The World, Authentic Sellout, The MandoShanks

Saturday, October 28, 2017

8:00 pm

Soda Bar

$10.00 - $15.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

The Darlings
The Darlings
The Darlings are dedicated to staying true to the roots of Rock 'n’ Roll, Country and Americana. Founded in 2005 The Darlings have already hit the stage with such legendary acts as Pennywise, Social Distortion, Bad Religion, Youth Brigade, TSOL, Jason Cruz and Howl, Strung Out, Face to Face, Sum 41, and the Circle Jerks to just name a few.

The greatest drive for the band is creating an Organic, Soulful, Hard Rock sound without relying on auto tune/ pro tools alterations. The New Escape was their first full length debut, which had gotten a lot of attention in their native land of Los Angeles. The hit song "Broken Heart Still Beating" was #1 for many weeks on the world wide known radio station KROQ, Locals Only. This seasoned rock outfit won the 2010 Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands.

The Darlings uncompromising DIY ethic and years of paying their dues in the underground has finally brought them here; To the highly anticipated completion of their compelling third album "Made of Phantoms".

Be sure to catch a live show, they do not disappoint!
Versus The World
Versus The World
Versus The World is a Santa Barbara based rock band with roots in post-hardcore and pop-punk. Having formed in the back of the iconic "Down on Haley" record store, the band features Chris Flippin (Lagwagon), Mike Davenport (The Ataris), Donald Spence, Tony Caraffa and Bryan Charlson.

Versus the World will release their third full-length effort, Homesick/Roadsick on June 23rd, 2015 with a return to Kung Fu Records. Produced by Thom Flowers (Lagwagon, The Ataris) and mixed by Ian MacGregor (All American Rejects, Katy Perry), the album was recorded at Playback Recording and Orange Whip studios in Santa Barbara and mastered by Jason Livermore at the Blasting Room in Colorado. Homesick/Roadsick highlights the bittersweet moments of life on and off the road with tracks such as “The Santa Margarita,” “The Black Ocean,” and “Homesick/Roadsick.”

Back In 2005, after releasing their first self-titled album on Kung Fu Records, Versus began touring the US, Canada and Europe in support of bands including No Use For A Name, MxPx, Bouncing Souls, The Lawrence Arms, Unwritten Law, The Ataris, The Vandals, I Am The Avalanche as well as an appearance on the Vans Warped Tour.

As their fan base grew, they reconvened in 2010 to write and complete Drink.Sing.Live.Love. The album was released on Viking Funeral Records (a label imprint started by Ken Seaton of Hardline Entertainment, Fletcher Dragge of Pennywise and Kevin Zinger of Suburban Noize Records) with concurrent releases on Concrete Jungle Records in Europe and 3Wise Records in Australia.

In 2012 Versus The World began a two year long run of worldwide touring in support of Drink.Sing.Live.Love that featured an appearance at the Groezrock festival in Belgium, the Soundwave Festival in Australia and multiple tours in the US, UK, Europe with dates in Japan and China.
Authentic Sellout
Authentic Sellout
Authentic $ellout was formed in late November 2006 by Sulo King and Andy Danger. The original lineup included Marky Unknown on drums and Jeff Spicoli on guitar. The band was meant to be a novelty Punk band that was put together just for one show. The response from the show was very positive, so the guys decided to keep the band going as a side project and play shows every once in a while. The shows got better and better and in December 2007, seeing that the band was going to go full time, Jeff Spicoli left to focus on his own band, Dante's Boneyard. In January 2008, Dingo joined the band as a full time guitar player, and Authentic $ellout finally became a full time band. At the end of 2008 Dingo left the band and Timmy Two Times took over as the band's guitar player until his departure from the band in mid 2009 and was replaced by Jeremy "the Germ".

Authentic $ellout is a high energy Punk Rock band that blends old school 70's UK based Punk Rock with 80's West Coast and a blend of old and modern Rock to form what they call "Mock Rock". Their mission is to make fun of what the music industry and Rock n Roll has become. More music less production. That is the Authentic Sellout way.

Their music is something every kid and even adults can relate to, with strong messages about the realities of everyday life like songs like "Working Class Stiff". This song highlights the stress of a typical 9-5 job and is an anthem for the working man. "No End" is a song protesting against war, greed, the system, and the corruption of corporations and our nation's government. "Pretty Pretty Girl" is a funny but realistic view of the male ego when it comes to dating women. Their live show is full of raw emotion and high energy. If you haven't had a chance to see them, then definitely check out one of their shows. Authentic $ellout is going to prove to you that punk is definitely not dead. You're either sold out or a sellout.
The MandoShanks
Venue Information:
Soda Bar
3615 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA, 92104
http://www.sodabarmusic.com/