Paranoid Social Club is the bastard brainchild of Dave Gutter and Jon Roods of the Rustic Overtones. Hailing from Portland, ME the band has received international accolades for it’s high energy style. Equally inspired by punk, soul, psychedelic rock, and the human psyche; PSC is a musical movement like no other. Picture Jimi Hendrix smashing a keyboard or The Clash backing Bob Dylan at the Newport Folk Festival. The fervor of their incendiary live show has propelled them to that of cult status. Paranoid Social Club has managed to create one of a kind anthems using sarcasm and beauty, two things that rarely coincide.
Paranoid’s debut Axis ll, spawned the hit “Wasted” which was featured as the theme for Broken Lizard’s cult classic film Beerfest, as well as being the soundtrack to every college party in America. Their follow up double LP Axis lll & l featured the single “Two Girls” and was remixed and released on EMI’s ON Entertainment record label. “Two Girls” was used in HBO’s series Entourage and Cathouse and birthed a house remix album produced by club dj’s ; Invisible Kid, Powder, and Butterface and Clinch. “Two Girls” quickly became PSC’s biggest international hit, as it landed them on countless radio stations most requested list.
In 2009, PSC began work on their fourth studio album and enlisted a variety of their musical peers: Gavin Castleton, Tony Mcnaboe (Rustic Overtones, Ray Lamontagne) Trent Gay (Stars Look Down, All Night Chemist), Craig Sala(Planeside) and Chris Moulton (The Cambiata, Vanityites).
Paranoid Social Clubs current line up: Dave Gutter, Jon Roods, Trent Gay, and Craig Sala, are now on tour in support of their forthcoming album Axis lV, to be released in May 2011.
Band Website: www.pscmusic.com
The Mallett Brothers Band
Drawing from an array of influences including rock and roll, folk, blues, bluegrass, neo-traditional and classic country and even punk, MBB are known for high-intensity live performances. They’ve played national festivals as well as sold-out venues ranging from grange halls to rock clubs throughout the Northeast U.S.
They’ve been featured on WCYY, WBLM, WTHT, MPBN, WCLZ, and Nashville.com Country Radio, stations whose specialties run the gamut from mainstream country to hard rock to adult contemporary, and podcasts including the Americana Rock Mix, Freezing Process, Nine Bullets Radio, Freight Train Boogie, and RootHog Radio, among others.
The Portland Phoenix says “This band projects a self-assuredness that’s infectious in a world where it’s becoming harder and harder to find things that are real and genuine.” The Wire says “Put simply, this is a damn good band.” Hidden Track says “a most welcome discovery.” The Orris says “a band to watch.” The Portland Press Herald says “Scour the songs [on “Low Down”] for layered hipster nuance, and you’ll later be smoking cloves wondering what just blew past you.” Deli Magazine says of their live performances, “I guarantee you a kick-ass time, a hangover, and a crush that won’t quit.” They’ve also been called “amazing” (Piscataquis Observer), “luminaries” (NonAlignmentPact), “mighty,” and “as real as the dirt on the bottoms of your shoes” (Press Herald). At their March 2011 performance at Portland’s Port City Music Hall, more alcohol was allegedly consumed than at any other local show in the venue’s history.
Band Website: www.mallettbrothersband.com