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Interview: Mikey Classic of THE GODDAMN GALLOWS

Antihero Magazine recently had the opportunity to catch up with Mikey Classic from Psychobilly band, The Goddamn Gallows. During the conversation, Mikey touched on the band’s new album, the style change of the new record, and the current North American Tour.

Spit from the heart of America’s Rust Belt, arising from a night of flophouse violence. Drifting across the states, they cemented their sound in Portland, OR and later in Los Angeles, CA, where they lived in abandoned buildings, squatter camps, storage units and shoebox apartments.

In 2007, they left everything behind and spent the next 4 years living out of whatever vehicle would get them to the next town. Building upon their original sound of twanged-out, punk rock gutterbilly (Life of Sin 2004 and Gutterbillyblues 2007), they began picking up stray musicians along the way and adding to their sound; washboard, accordion, mandolin and banjo (Ghost of the Rails 2009 and 7 Devils 2011) creating a sound referred to as “hobocore”, “gypsy-punk” or “americana-punk”, while never being stuck in any one sound.

Enter 2018 and The Goddamn Gallows have reinvented themselves once again with The Trial. From rockabilly, psychobilly and punk rock, to bluegrass and metal, The Trial infuses disparate sounds into a new strange recipe of seamless genre-bending profundities.

Chock full of impromptu antics of the shocking variety and hauntingly eclectic instrumentation, The Goddamn Gallows have made legions of fans with their legendary, live shows. Catch the band live all spring/summer, on tour with The Koffin Kats, Against The Grain, Days N Daze, Gutter Demons and Murphy’s Law. Dates are found below. Purchase tickets now at www.thegoddamngallows.com.

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The Trial Track List:

  1. Grassmuncher
  2. Blackened Soul
  3. It’s Gonna Be Ok (No, it’s not)
  4. Shitwish
  5. When No One’s Around
  6. The Trial
  7. City of Fools
  8. Honeyhole
  9. Dreadful Sinner
  10. Down With the Ship

The Goddamn Gallows Tour Dates:
Mar 17 – Eindhoven, Netherlands – Faster and Louder Festival
Mar 22 – Westland, MI – Token Lounge
Mar 23 – Newport, KY – Southgate House-Sanctuary
Mar 24 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In
Mar 25 – Lexington, KY – Cosmic Charlie’s
Mar 26 – Columbus, OH – The Shrunken Head
Mar 27 – St. Louis, MO – Fubar
Mar 28 – Springfield, MO – Outland Ballroom
Mar 29 – Wichita, KS – The Elbow Room
Mar 30 – Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre
Mar 31 – Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater
Apr 1 – Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
Apr 3 – Las Vegas, NV – Dive Bar
Apr 4 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
Apr 5 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
Apr 7 – San Jose, CA – The Ritz
Apr 8 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
Apr 10 – Sacramento, CA – The Blue Lamp
Apr 11 – Chico, CA – Maltese
Apr 12 – Grants Pass, OR – Rogue Theatre
Apr 13 – Portland, OR – Dante’s Inferno
Apr 14 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
Apr 15 – Spokane, WA – The Pin!
Apr 16 – Whitefish, MT – Remington Bar and Casino
Apr 17 – Bozeman, MT – Eagles Ballroom
Apr 18 – Billings, MT – The Pub Station
Apr 20 – Minneapolis, MN – Lee’s Liquor Lounge
Apr 21 – Green Bay, WI – Lyric Room Live Music
Apr 22 – Chicago, IL – Reggie’s Rock Club
June 14 – Milwaukee, WI – Cactus Club
June 15 – Des Moines, IA – The Gas Lamp
June 17 – Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
June 23 – New Orleans, LA – One Eye Jacks
June 27 – Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
June 28 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl
June 29 – Huntsville, AL – Sidetracks Music Hall
July 3 – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre
July 4 – Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle
July 6 – Virginia Beach, VA – Shaka’s Live
July 7 – Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge
July 8 – Dunellen, NJ – Roxy and Dukes
July 10 – Brooklyn, NY – The Kingsland
July 11 – Providence, RI – Alchemy
July 12 – Cambridge, MA – Middle East-Downstairs
July 15 – Syracuse, NY – The Lost Horizon
July 17 – Buffalo, NY – Mohawk Place
July 18 – Altoona, PA – McGarvey’s
July 19 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
July 20 – Northwood, OH – Boonies
July 21 – Lansing, MI – Mac’s Bar
Sep 1 – Cookeville, TN – Muddy Roots Music Festival 2018

For More Information:

http://www.thegoddamngallows.com/
https://www.instagram.com/thegoddamngallowsofficial/
https://www.facebook.com/goddamngallows
https://twitter.com/GoddamnGallows
http://www.sailorsgraverecords.com/
https://www.facebook.com/SailorsGraveRecords
https://twitter.com/SailorsGraveRec
https://www.instagram.com/SailorsGraveRecords/

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