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Heathen Apostles KXLU 88.9 Appearance This Friday Night

The Heathen Apostles will be playing cuts from the new “Requiem For A Remix” album this Friday April 8th on the Stella Stray Pop show on KXLU 88.9 at 11pm in the Los Angeles area. You can stream the show live by visiting http://kxlu.com/ during the show.

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Heathen Apostles at Bar Sinister April 9th

The Heathen Apostles are returning to Bar Sinister in full force on Saturday April 9th, be sure and make it down, they will be debuting new songs from their upcoming releases, due out this Spring! Also appearing will be Jason Charles Miller of Godhead and Hannah Aldridge. Click HERE for the Facebook event page.

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Heathen Apostles Acoustic Shows A Wrap

The Heathen Apostles’ special February acoustic appearances wrapped this past Saturday with a full band set at The Echo in Echo Park, Ca. The band will be back in their full acoustic/electric Gothic Roots glory at Bar Sinister (at Boardner’s) in Hollywood on Saturday April 9th. Also appearing will be Jason Charles Miller (of Godhead) and Hannah Aldridge. Check out some great photos by Diana Ming Jeong from The Echo gig below.

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Heathen Apostles Cafe NELA Photos

Here are some photos of the Heathen Apostles acoustic trio set at Cafe NELA this past Saturday night. The band will be performing at The Echo in Echo Park, ca. this coming Saturday, it is an early show (doors at 5pm), so come down and see another special set containing songs that may never be performed live again! Click HERE from the Facebook event page. All photos shot by Stephanie Pick.Trio 8+

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2 Special February Acoustic Shows

The Heathen Apostles have 2 special acoustic shows in February, the first at Cafe NELA in Cypress Park, Ca. on the 13th (as a trio) and at The Echo in Echo Park, Ca. on the 20th (as a quartet), be sure and try and make it down, they will be playing songs they may not play live again.

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Heathen Apostles Duo Tour Starts Friday Nov. 13th

Chopper and Mather will be heading up and down the US West Coast for a series of Heathen Apostles Duo shows to promote the new Fire to the Fuse album. They will be playing acoustically and showcasing alot of the roots elements that go into the Heathen Apostles sound, Mather will be playing guitar while Chopper plays guitar, banjo and mandolin. Come check out this unique Heathen Apostles experience!

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Special Heathen Apostles Duo Show

The Heathen Apostles will be playing an acoustic duo show (Mather on guitar and Chopper on banjo!) Friday July 24th at Rob Kelley’s After Five in Hemet, Ca., it’s free to get in so if you are in the area come on down and raise some hell! Click HERE for more info.

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Upcoming Heathen Apostles Events

The Heathen Apostles have some upcoming shows and events this Spring, be sure and make it down and check out the new songs set for release this year:

  • 01/24/15 Los Angeles, CA at Cafe NELA
  • 02/13/15 Worldwide Release of “Death’s Head” single and video
  • 02/20/15 KXLU 88.9 Radio Appearance (Los Angeles)
  • 03/28/15 Hollywood, CA at Bar Sinister (at Boardner’s)
  • 04/11/15 Perris, CA at Hippy Killer Hoedown at Farmer’s Fairgrounds
  • 04/18/15 SBC Choppers, El Segundo, Ca.

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Heathen Apostles at Jonny Coffin’s Halloween Ball

On Thursday October 30th the Heathen Apostles are playing Jonny Coffin‘s Halloween Bash at St. Felix in Hollywood, also appearing is the great Mosh, and it is hosted by Mike Odd. There will be Go Go Ghouls dancing all night, and there will also be a gallery of rare original Vampira prints from 1954! And it’s free, come early, this event will reach capacity!

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Heathen Apostles Appearance at Dark Harbor 10/26

The Heathen Apostles will be appearing on Sunday October 26th at the Dark Harbor Haunt at the legendary Queen Mary in Long Beach, California. Dark Harbor brings the real haunted history of The Queen Mary to life, and the band will be appearing in the Voodoo Village from 7pm to 8pm. Come on out and see and meet the band and then go abound the ship for one of the best haunting experiences around! Click HERE for more info.

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Heathen Apostles at SBC Customs Sept. 27th

The Heathen Apostles return to Bar Sinister went really well, sorry to the folks that were stuck in the long line outside, we hope you all made it in in time! Here are two great fan photos courtesy of Lisa Marie:

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The next show is Saturday September 27th at South Bay Customs in El Segundo, Ca. Also appearing is Charlie Overby & Jordan Shapiro, Then Midnight Screening and Tony Goodreau. It is all ages and there will be FREE Ole Smokey Moonshine tasting (for 21+) and $5 house BBQ!

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Heathen Apostles Return To Bar Sinister Aug. 9th

The Heathen Apostles will be returning to Bar Sinister (at Boardner’s) in Hollywood, Ca. on Saturday August 9th. Also appearing is Jason Charles Miller (Godhead), show starts at 9, check Live dates for more info, or click HERE for the Facebook event link.

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Heathen Apostles Club Tarantino August 7th Show Announced

Just announced, the Heathen Apostles return to Jonny Coffin‘s Club Tarantino at 3 Clubs in Hollywood on Thursday August 7th! Be sure and mark your calendar, these nights are always a toxic brew of sonic and visual madness! Club Tarantino 8-14 flier copy


Heathen Apostles at Ink n Iron Sunday June 8th at 6pm

Be sure and get your tickets for the Heathen Apostles appearance on Sunday June 8th at the Queen Mary in Long Beach, Ca. The band will on the Sin Alley Stage at 6 pm, immediately before the Pleasure Portal Burlesque show. Arrive at the stage early, the seating will go fast! Get your tickets HERE.

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Heathen Apostles at the Hippy Killer Hoedown

The Heathen Apostles have been added to the Hippy Killer Hoedown, they had finalized the line up but when they heard the band they couldn’t resist adding them. The event starts at 10 am and the Heathen Apostles are on at 1 pm. It’s at the Wild West Arena in Winchester, Ca., also appearing are Old Man Markey, Devil’s Brigade, Bob Wayne and the Dime Runner, click HERE for more info.

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Without A Trace EP Release Show Rescheduled to March 8th

The Without A Trace EP release show has been moved to Saturday March 8th at the Redwood Bar in Downtown LA. Horror rockers Frankenstein will be main support and another band is TBA. Click HERE for more info.

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The Mau Maus Hit The Messaround December 15th

The Mau Maus are playing the annual Messaround X Mas party on Sunday December 15th. Thrown by veteran writer Jonny Whiteside, it will take place at Viva Cantina in Burbank California and will also feature the Billybones, Golden Sombrero and the Dick and Jane Family Orchestra. See Live Dates for more info, and you can order the Mau Maus historic album “Scorched Earth Policies: Then & Now” HERE.

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New Heathen Apostles Dates Added

The Heathen Apostles will be appearing at Club Tarantino (at the 3 Clubs in Hollywood) on Thursday August 1st and at Billy’s Fish Fry @ La Luz de Jesus Gallery (inside WACKO) on Thursday September 26th. Both shows are free, also check the Live Dates page for more info.

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The Blasters & the Heathen Apostles at the Redwood Bar!

It has just been announced that Saturday July 20th the Heathen Apostles will be playing with the Blasters at the Redwood Bar in Downtown Los Angeles! This will also be the unofficial birthday gig for Mather (all she wants as a gift is for you to be there – and maybe a shot of Whistle Pig!) so come on down, and get there early, this show will sell out! Also appearing is the incendiary rockin’ blues duo Savage Gospel (feat. Brian Waters of Flash Express). See LIVE DATES for more info, get advance tickets HERE, this show will sell out!

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Heathen Apostles – The First Taste is FREE!

The Heathen Apostles will be playing their debut show at the Redwood Bar in Downtown Los Angeles on Thursday June 20th. They will be playing at 9 pm sharp so get there early and experience live what you’ve only watched, heard and hallucinated about up to now! Also on the bill is Dave Gleason, click HERE for more info.

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Mau Maus In-Store Review

The Mau-Maus
Permanent Records, Eagle Rock, CA
by Michael Essington

A couple of years back I wrote a review for a show I went to at the Redwood in Los Angeles. The show was Mau-Maus, Billy Bones and Symbol Six. Fun show, but I wasn’t overly enthused with the Mau-Maus performance. Now I didn’t fully slag them off, but I could have been a little nicer in my review.

Anyway, a year and a half, or so, later Mr. Rick Wilder shoots me an email saying that I was probably 99% accurate in my review. This surprised the shit out of me. Usually when a review doesn’t go a band’s way I get cursed at and told I know nothing about music. Not in this case. Mr. Wilder was a true gentleman and has become a bit of a friend. So, I told him to be fair, I’d come and check them out again next time they play.

On June 3, 2012, Permanent Records in Eagle Rock, CA created an event page on Facebook for an in-store show with the Mau-Maus promoting their new album, SCORCHED EARTH POLICIES: then and now.

Two or three weeks back I went to lunch with master photographer Edward Colver, and after lunch we stopped into Permanent Records. So, I knew exactly where it was. Great streamlined shop. Unlike most used records shops it’s not over-run with clutter.

Show is scheduled for 6:00, and I tried to take a shortcut which made me about twenty minutes late. I hate being late. Ran into the shop at about 6:25, 6:27. The shop was pretty empty. I figured Mau-Maus went on at 6:00, blew through their set and I missed the whole fucking thing. I went up to the counter, and asked the lady sitting there if “I missed the set?” She said, “No,” they were waiting for the opening band to set up. Whew.

I stood around and waited, no opening band. I bumped into a couple of friends who I saw the Mau-Maus with two years ago, Mary and Frank. Then a friend of my late uncle Rick’s comes up and introduces himself, Danny from Warning Label Records out of Boston. Small frickin’ world.

As I’m talking to Danny I hear the crowd start to buzz, “He’s here, he’s here.” The party has started. Rick Wilder, Michael Livingston, Scott Franklin and Paul Black did a few final tune-ups and they launched into a kick-ass set. My main complaint last time I saw them was I couldn’t hear Mr. Wilder’s vocals, not the case this time. The mike was held close to the grill throughout his performance.

Only problems they had was the mikes cut out once, then, I think, the amps cut for a minute. Both resolved quickly and then back to a powerful set.

Rick Wilder is a cool front man, people are drawn to him. You want to see what he’s going to do. And I have to mention Michael Livingston, he is such a great guitarist that it’s almost unbelievable.

Afterwards, Rick gave me a copy of their new album to review, and I hung out with him for a bit. The album review will be here soon, buy a copy. All in all, a great show.


Promo Video for Phantom of the Black Hills’ “Enemy”

A new short promo video for the Summer 2012 Ratchet Blade Records release of  “Enemy” is up, the record is currently being mixed by producer extraordinaire Geza X  (Black Flag, Dead Kennedys, Mau Maus).


Mau Maus In-Store Saturday June 30th


Doghouse Lords Free Download

Get a free download of the unreleased Doghouse Lords song “Don’t Drive Me Away” and hear the new rockin blues of Javier “Jake” Matos (Blue Shadows), Chopper Franklin (Mau Maus, Nick Curran & the Lowlifes), John Bazz (Blasters) and Bill “Buster” Bateman (Blasters, Red Devils). Also included in the free download is “Voodoo Lucy” from their debut cd “Diggin’ at the Doghouse” on Ratchet Blade Records (RBR 711). Get the download HERE, and you can check out “Diggin’ at the Doghouse” HERE.