September 13, 2017 | doors at 8:00pm
Sharing is Caring
Triple Ds presents:
The Cheifs | Ray Dafrico (and band)
  • $15
  • $18
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.
Ray Dafrico (and band)
A founding member of legendary Atlanta band The Nightporters and Kathleen Turner Overdrive and The Ray City Rollers and others. Guitarist, singer, songwriter Ray Dafrico has been playing original music professionally since 1981 and is now releasing his first solo cd called "Solo Au Go Go" recorded at Fame studios in Muscle Shoals and finished in Atlanta. He has toured, opened for or performed with artist such as The Clash, The Ramones, The Replacements, REM, Bo Diddley. Richard Hell,The English Beat, Joan Jett, Hugh Cornwall, Wierd Al Yankovic, Husker Du, X, Peter Tork, The Lords of The Church and many others.He has also had many of his own projects such as Shades of Shame, Kickstand, Soulfinger & The Shanghai Gesture. In the studio he has worked with Peter Buck (REM), Rob Fraboni (Bob Dylan, Keith Richards, The Band, Beach Boys), Brendan O'Brian (Bruce Springsteen) and Pierre De Beauport (The Rolling Stones). He has also lent his talents playing bass for Michelle Malone's Drag the River, and as a touring guitarist for Chapel Hill's Snatches of Pink.