PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN BUILD ON EARLY PRESS ACCOLADES BY ANNOUNCING FIVE LOS ANGELES CONCERTS PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 13 February 2018 22:34

New album Disintegrate Me features the studio lineup of co-frontmen Alfie Agnew (Adolescents, D.I.) and Sean Elliott (D.I., Mind Over Four) backed by the legendary rhythm section of Rat Scabies (ex-The Damned) and Paul Gray (current bassist in The Damned)


For L.A. dates, Alfie and Sean will be backed by bassist Frank Agnew (Social Distortion, Adolescents, Legal Weapon, T.S.O.L., 45 Grave), guitarist Mark Tolbert and drummer Nick Scalzo

CATCH THEM LIVE

2/22 – The Viper Room in Hollywood
Opening acts: Beck Black, Unit F, Original Son

2/23 – Alex’s Bar in Long Beach (FREE)

2/24 – The Anchor Bar in Costa Mesa (FREE)

3/8 – The Redwood Bar in Los Angeles
With: The Rikk Agnew Band, Tardo

3/17 – House of Blues (side room) in Anaheim

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Los Angeles’ Professor and the Madman are ready to build upon positive advance notice for this month’s debut album, Disintegrate Me, with the announcement of five Southern California concert dates. The group will be taking the stage at The Viper Room in Hollywood (Feb. 22), Alex’s Bar in Long Beach (Feb. 23), The Anchor Bar in Costa Mesa (Feb. 24), The Redwood Bar & Grill in Los Angeles (March 8) and House of Blues (side room) in Anaheim (March 17). Disintegrate Me is released on vinyl, CD and download on February 23 via FullerTone Records/Alliance Distribution.

Last month Classic Rock Magazine handpicked Professor and the Madman as one of "Five Awesome Bands to Watch in 2018” and described Disintegrate Me as “an infectious cocktail of power-pop/rock, ‘60s British Invasion and melodic psychedelia. It’s rich, quality stuff.” Stateside, Alternative Press offered “The nine tracks are a mix of different styles showing a remarkable amount of creative vision. Much of the record hits a melodic punk/Britpop sweet spot that harkens back to The Damned’s 1980 masterpiece, The Black Album, and the best parts of Oasis’ catalog.”

The band’s lineup for the L.A. live shows includes co-frontmen Alfie Agnew (Adolescents, D.I.) and Sean Elliott (D.I., Mind Over Four) backed by bassist Frank Agnew (Social Distortion, Adolescents, Legal Weapon, T.S.O.L., 45 Grave), guitarist Mark Tolbert and drummer Nick Scalzo. All are veterans of the highly-influential Orange County punk scene.

The recording lineup for Disintegrate Me is a totally different beast. Alfie and Sean are backed on the album by the legendary rhythm section from The Damned’s The Black Album (1980) and Strawberries (1982), Rat Scabies (founding member of The Damned) and Paul Gray (current bassist in The Damned; ex-Eddie & the Hot Rods, Johnny Thunders, UFO). Due to the fact that Scabies and Gray reside in the UK, and Gray is currently on tour with the Damned, the pair will not take part in these album launch gigs. Disintegrate Me is co-produced by the band and David M. Allen (The Cure, Sisters of Mercy, the Damned).

Additional concert dates will be announced soon.

*** EARLY PRESS REACTION TO PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN ***

“Disintegrate Me is an infectious cocktail of power-pop/rock, '60s British Invasion and melodic psychedelia. It’s rich, quality stuff. Here’s hoping they come over for some gigs.” – CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE, “5 Awesome Bands to Watch in 2018” feature

"The nine tracks on Disintegrate Me are a mix of different styles showing a remarkable amount of creative vision. Much of the record hits a melodic punk/Britpop sweet spot that harkens back to the Damned’s 1980 masterpiece, The Black Album, and the best parts of Oasis’ catalog." - ALTERNATIVE PRESS

“I know it’s early but this will be a contender and no doubt will make plenty of Top 10 year-end lists. I can say that with confidence because, play after play, another song grabs me, be it a lyric or bass run or change of tempo. Disintegrate Me just keeps on giving.” – ÜBER RÖCK

“There’s lots to love about Disintegrate Me and at the top of the list are unabashed energy and hooky goodness. If you think Strawberries is the real gem in the long and winding Damned catalogue for similar reasons, you’ll take to Disintegrate Me like a gig pig to a mosh pit.” – I-94 BAR

“From swirling dark psychedelic circus soundscapes to straight ahead punk, it’s all here with the musicianship and writing chops you’d expect from this lot.” - 50 THIRD AND 3RD

“Moments of rollicking punk betraying the members’ backgrounds (“Nightmare,” the fine “Machines”) are outweighed, just about, by post-Beatles lysergic psych-pop (“The Mirror,” “Space Walrus”) and rake-thin powerpop (“Faces,” “Useless”). It manages to both convey a century-plus of experience as well as youthful exuberance, a neat trick which will hopefully be replicated with live UK shows in the near future” – BUZZ MAGAZINE

“One hell of an album. It’s full of different sounds for different songs and each musician brings in their specialty. As a fan of D.I. and the Damned, it’s hard to explain without blushing.” – PUNK GLOBE MAGAZINE

“The four-piece have produced an eclectic album that branches off in numerous musical directions, with its obvious punk roots holding it all together.” — VIVE LE ROCK

 

 

Source: http://www.professorandthemadman.com/

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 February 2018 22:41
 
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