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The Warlocks

  June 22, 2022 9:00 PM

Doors Open: 8:00 PM
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GENERAL ADMISSION 21+: $15.00

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GENERAL ADMISSION 21+ Public Onsale: March 25, 2022 10:00 AM to June 22, 2022 12:00 AM


w/ Haunted Summer


"Creamy, dreamy, glass breaking-style storytelling" is how Bobby Hecksher describes the psychedelic-rock sound of The Warlocks' tenth full-length studio album, The Chain, which is to be released April 3, 2020, on Cleopatra Records.

"We're telling a story this time," Hecksher says about the album's ripped-from-the-headlines concept, which he says had been percolating for a few years before it suddenly came to him with the delirious intensity of a fever-soaked dream, like that "out-of-body experience you get at a show when you're drenched in sweat and suddenly feel so alive."

That concept, Hecksher says, is based around "a Bonnie & Clyde-ish twenty-something couple who rob a bank but get caught and then are cast down the bottomless pit of our justice system. The main characters, Rocky and Diamond, come from different means and thus have very different outcomes. It's a loose collection of 'you got fucked and swept under the rug'-type feelings revealed amid happy songs about their relationship, provided as a kind of relief."

The Chain was recorded by The Warlocks — Hecksher (vocals, guitar, keyboards, bass), John Christian Rees (guitar, feedback), Earl V. Miller (guitar, drone machine), Christopher DiPino (bass), Cesar A. Reyes (keyboards), and Jason "Plucky" Anchondo (drums) -- over the course of a few weeks and co-produced by Hecksher and Rob Campanella at Rob's Figment Studios in Lake Hollywood, CA.

After Hecksher explained The Chain's back story to Cleopatra, they greenlit the shooting of a short film (comprised of two four-minute mini-movies) based around two new songs -- "Dear Son" and "I'm Not Good Enough/Party Like We Used To" -- which tell the story of the ill-fated tragic couple. These are accompanied by several other tracks from the album: "The Robbery," Mr. Boogeyman," "Double Life," "You Stooge You," "Consequences," and "You Hurt Me."

"I read a bunch of screenplay books," Hecksher says, "and then tossed a script together, punk-rock style." Bobby and his band mates and friends then filmed their mini-movies for The Chain over the course of two days this past February near Hecksher's home in Eagle Rock.

Now 45 years old, Bobby Hecksher is enjoying the path his life has taken over the past twenty-plus years, recently marrying his longtime girlfriend, Marianne (who he affectionately calls his "Frenchy"), who he first met about ten years ago. Together, they are expecting their first child in August, after which he expects he will take some time off to focus on family before returning to making more music and touring again sometime further down the road.



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