We're making this a family affair and bringing out both Custard Pie AND Ben Strok & The Full Electric for this special night. Expect the unexpected, open your mind to any and all possibilities, and be ready for a rager! It's the Dark Star After Party, folks, and you're invited=)
SHFB Is a 12 member live band, a burlesque troupe, and a circus act that is all together too contemporary, too modern, too bawdy, and too controversial to be defined just as “burlesque”. For 10 years it has been traveling the nation in its big red school bus, performing what can best be described as performance art and musical theater bridged with burlesque. Reminisce of the early stage productions of Rocky Horror and Hedwig and the Angry Inch; this rock and roll circus/burlesque/comedy/DIY punk theater monstrosity must be seen to be believed. And this is your last chance to see it ___________________________________________________________________ Formed in 2004 by Rachel Finan and Corey Ruffin out of the ashes of a weekly poetry night at a Grand Rapids (Michigan) homeless shelter/coffee house where punks and art students would warble homemade tunes and recite monologues for a dazed crowd of tweakers, addicts, and people just trying to get out of the cold; SHFB grew into a monthly theatrical production and local hit. 5 years of avant garde burlesque and theater in a small midwestern and conservative community resulted in numerous police raids on their shows, vandalized homes and theaters from unruly small town locals who thought burlesque was live sex with caged animals, and more. In 2010 they decided to take the show national. After a successful $20,000 kickstarter campaign they bought a school bus, converted it into a circus-mobile, and began playing coast to coast. Their particular brand of irreverent, sexy, and catchy musical theater is designed to find your line and butt right up against it. From March through May of 2020 they will be bringing their epic production, “Betsy DeVos, the Musical” to venues all over the nation. Infamous in Grand Rapids, President Trump’s much maligned secretary of education has provided the perfect character to lead SHFB’s musical dedicated to love of money, grizzly bears raiding public schools, a divided nation during an election year, and heinous war crimes set to some of the catchiest music you’ll ever hear. After 15 years of SHFB, and 10 of touring nationally, it is time to lay this beast to rest. In April of 2020 they take SHFB out one last time for their farewell tour, will you miss it or will you be one of the privileged to say that they were there?!
Join us on Wednesday May 6th at Sarbez to welcome back Nashville's hardest working rock & roll band Thelma and the Sleaze to sunny St. Augustine, FL. Supporting acts TBA. Doors at 8PM / Show at 8:30PM $7 at the door 8:30-9:15PM SUPPORTING ACT 9:45-10:30PM THELMA & THE SLEAZE 11:00PM-11:45PM SUPPORTING ACT LG is the embodiment of hustle. As the driving force behind Thelma and The Sleaze, she is the songwriter, the visionary, the take-no-shit-from-anyone front woman that is single handedly keeping rock and roll alive. Thelma and The Sleaze has been touring the US for years building a legion of fans, affectionally called her creepers. The growing social media presence, the hit podcast, the features with Yamaha Guitars are really all the result of her incredible songwriting, visceral guitar playing, and the guts to deliver on her vision of what Rock and Roll should be. The people have noticed - having pre-sold nearly half of the first pressing of Fuck, Marry, Kill in two days!! Fuck, Marry, Kill is the culmination of years of breaking down, building up, and growing their sound. After the disintegration of their old line-up and pulling together new bandmates, LG has been touring with them almost nonstop with over 100 shows in 2019. One of the highlights of the tour were two sold out shows supporting Grammy Nominee Brittany Howard. Amidst all the touring, the band was able to track Fuck, Marry, Kill in Nashville, produced by LG with Mixing and Mastering by Jim Kissling in Detroit (King Tuff, Ex Hex, The Go). Inspirations for this album pull from 80's metal, Robert Palmer, Eddie Money, Depeche Mode, and early Rock and Roll. Having performed with acts like Eagles of Death Metal, The Coathangers, Birdcloud, Burmuda Triangle, and Charles Bradley, Thelma and The Sleaze have long established themselves as one of the best touring bands out there. Having signed on to The What of Whom for the release of their next record, Fuck, Marry, Kill, they have also released music through the likes of Burger Records and Third Man Records. Thelma and The Sleaze has also launched two successful season of their Podcast Queen of Shit Mountain. Season two has featured legendary country singer Tanya Tucker and front woman for Alabama Shakes and solo artist Brittany Howard. Thelma and The Sleaze is busy booking their first tour of 2020 which will feature date at SXSW and a supporting slot with Shannon and The Clams. SOCIAL MEDIA:
PRESS: No Country For Nashville 2018
Miami New Times 2018
Premeir Guitar Magazine
She Shreds Magazine Showcase
Interview w/ Please Kill Me
MAY 2016 NPR WORLD CAFE:
CREATIVE LOAFING ATLANTA
VIDEOS: Visual Sampler
HIGH CLASS WOMAN
Come check out these amazing bands POUND - is Washington’s sludgiest DBeating math grinding instrumental two piece .
AlGOL- is Saint Augustine’s Loudest Doom sayers. This two piece brings amazing riffs, heavy lyrics and beats . Be prepared for the journey they will take you on ! The Body Snatchers - Jacksonville’s crustiest hardcore street punks , don’t get in the pit unless you can keep up .
Side Hustle and Honey Hounds join forces to keep the party going after The Revivalists bring down the house in St. Augustine! This is going to be an after party for the ages so gear up and get ready to continue the festivities! See ya out there.
Sarbez! is hands down one of the most awesome places in all of St. Augustine to see a kick-ass local show. We do what we can to give local (and not-so-local) artists a fun and safe place to jam.
We support all types of music genres! Everything from Funk to Bluegrass, to Synth and Metal... we're all over the place. It really is just insane.
Now wait a minute... although we're some huge music fans, we also hold lots of other events! Sometimes we let the local painters, sculpters, and jewelers set up shop for the evening to show off their goods and make a few sales. We have also done the Art Walk and lots of other local events that just bring the community together.
So what are you waiting for? Bookmark this page so you can keep tabs on the upcoming events here at Sarbez! SEE YOU TONIGHT!!!