SLEAZEBALL 2019! Amazing Heeby Jeebies / The Polkaholics
ANTI VALENTINES DAY
Come as what you interpret as sleazy...hottest party at Montrose Saloon where the acts are HOT and the drinks are COLD 🔥🎶🍻🍺
AMAZING HEEBY JEEBIES
Ary Jeebie: Lead Vocals
Earl "Wolfdaddy" Carter: Upright/Electric Bass
Bob Hyatt: Guitar/Vocals
Tom "Boss X" Klein: Lead Guitar
Jerry King: Drums
AMAZING HEEBY JEEBIES members got fired, arrested, incarcerated, shot, killed & ressurected. They're the worst of the amazingly worst and they'll scare you out of your pants. Fans are convinced if (The Cramps) Poison Ivy and Lux Interior had a twisted hip shakin' lovechild, it'd be AMAZING HEEBY JEEBIES ringmistress Ary!
Influences include X, The Stooges, The Gun Club, Roky Erickson, The Kinks, Slade, Joan Jet, Suzi Qautro, T-Rex, Nancy Sinatra and vocals with a little Americana dash of June Carter.
AMAZING HEEBY JEEBIES hail from the Chicago underworld takin' souls, rockin' bones and claiming the amazed summoning the darker side of vintage rock n roll dripping with hipshakin glitter and grit . . . you'll hate yourself if you miss it!
AMAZING HEEBY JEEBIES have appeared with many notable acts:
The Standells, Supersuckers, The Blasters, JD McPherson, Liquid Soul, Rosie Flores, Kid Congo & his Pink Monkey Birds (of the Cramps, Gun Club).
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"We try to be as un-boring and uncool as possible!"
Traditional polka and polka type songs played with non-traditional instruments (drums, bass, and guitar). A new generation of Polka music. It's fast, furious, and fun. We have electrified polka and made it rock! Local Chicago musicians, Dandy Don Hedeker (of Algebra Suicide & Bouncing Balls), Jumpin' George Kraynak (of New Rob Robbies) and Merry Mike Werner (of Handsome Family) were tired of the dark and dirty woes of the local Chicago alternative scene.
Dandy Don (our leader) professed that we would make rock shows fun again. And so the legend began, old Polka bars like the Baby Doll were packed to capacity with angry punk rockers letting their guard down to dance and sing to polka classics like "In Heaven there is no Beer." Audience members were persuaded to come on stage and admit their addiction to the nearly forgotten genre of polka. Every show has been a blast. We are fun, that's it. In 2001, after 4 years of polkaholicism, Merry Mike and Jumpin' George moved on, but Polka Action Jackson Wilson and Jolly James Wallace (Dragon Girls, Apartment) stepped in to join Dandy Don to keep pushin' the polka! Since then, Stylin' Steve Glover took over the 2-beat time keeping in February 2009 and Blitz Linster took over bass duties in September 2012. The quest continues!
The band puts the oomph back in oom-pah and a punk edge on polka. Guitarist 'Dandy Don' Hedeker formed the Polkaholics in '97 by fusing his two main influences: the polka standards of Windy City polka king Lil' Wally and the '70s punk explosion of late guitar god Johnny Thunders (of New York Dolls). What began as a crash-course cover of the traditional 'Beer Barrel Polka' grew into a deep respect for Windy City polka forerunners like The Pala Brothers, The Naturals and Eddie Zima. Punk and polka was an unlikely mixture, but Dandy Don made it work -- and still does with current members drummer Stylin' Steve Glover and bassist Blitz Linster. Today, the trio polkas there way into clubs all over the city, and if you ever catch a show, expect proof that the fusion worked: The entire crowd -- young and old, polkameisters and punkers -- bobs with a smile.
The Polkaholics have performed at nearly all the standard rock clubs in town, but seem more at home playing traditional Polish bars. From the Southside Bridgeport VFW Hall to the Northside Zakopane Lounge, these haunts are well-worn polka joints with a built on the foundation of regulars. Add a few rockers and fun-seekers to the scene, and the place explodes.
Besides its self-titled debut and 'Polkas On Guitar,' The Polkaholics are featured on the German compilation 'American Polka' by Trikont Records. "It's a super honor to be on this CD because it includes such great traditional polka stars like Li'l Wally, Ampol-Aires and Walt Solek, as well as our pals in polka revolution, Polkacide," says Dandy Don. "There is no better CD for an introduction to the vast power and variety of American polka music." And its undeniable fun.