February 20, 2017 | doors at 8:00pm
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Triple Ds presents:
The Cheifs
Detroit, Michigan’s DEATH FROM DETROIT are living proof that raw talent, ambition and honesty can prevail in an ever changing music industry. By aligning their unwavering dedication with a signature sound, DEATH was conceived by band leader and Guitarist David Hackney (1952-2000) in 1973. Although no one at the time would disagree that the unique Rock-N-Roll sound of DEATH was revolutionary, the name stirred controversy and mixed reactions.

Despite the fact that one of the music industry’s most well known and powerful record label executives offered DEATH a possible deal in 1975, if they considered changing their name, David still refused, staying true to their concept, vision and inspiration. The band managed to get it’s master recordings back in their possession and released a 45 vinyl record in 1976, which launched the band and their music on an incredible 35 year journey. By aligning their unwavering dedication and work ethic with a truly revolutionary sound. In 2008, DEATH’s music was rediscovered and noted by Rock historians as the sound that pre-dated the “Punk” movement of sound by five years.

Among the wealth of music, happenings, cultural revolutions and changes of the 1960s, the largest influence on brothers, David, Dannis and Bobby Hackney was a loving and supportive family that welcomed all genres of music into their home with open arms. At a time when the music industry was constantly changing and playing a huge part in shaping the then present world, moving into the future. David, Dannis and Bobby helped to define the landscape of the legendary Punk Rock genre.

Staying true to David’s vision and concept for the band, Bobby, Dannis and guitarist Bobbie Duncan have continued to work together to write, refine and produce the best, most honest, fun loving and hard driving Rock-N-Roll music for their fans, young and old. They continue to present new innovations conceived by the current band and to present incredible songs written by both David and Bobby Hackney in the early days of DEATH from the 1970s. Continuing on their original quest and David’s vision to perform around the globe, “For the whole world to see.”
The Cheifs
The Cheifs are not a household name in the current punk lexicon. You may have seen their name on classic flyers opening for Black Flag, X, Dead Kennedys and other seminal bands from the west coast punk scene, or remember their song "The Lonlies" from the Chunks compilation on New Alliance/SST. But those from back in the day would remember them as the missing link between the 70s Hollywood punk scene and the later LA hardcore scene. They existed from 1979-1982, releasing a single 7" and appearing on a few compilations before disbanding, and without any proper album released, they faded into obscurity. Bob Glassley, the Cheif's bass player and champion of their legacy, worked to properly release their "lost" album Holly-West Crisis in the 90s and has remained in print through various labels ever since. There was never any thought of playing the music again until Bob met Scott Hedeen in 2016, a veteran punker and owner of Burnt Hickory Brewery, who convinced Bob to revisit these great songs and celebrate the music created in Hollywood 35 years ago. Along with Brad Castlen and James Joyce, the results were so true to the original spirit and energy of the music that they had to share it with those who were from the era and to those who missed them the first time around. Listening to The Cheifs is like discovering another Descendents or Bad Religion or TSOL for the first time again, and with Bob and his crew onboard, it can now be experienced live for everyone to enjoy.