"Take Warning Presents" RINGO DEATHSTARR w/ Pleasure Venom and guests
with Ringo Deathstarr, Pleasure Venom
Sat May 13, 2023
Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm PDT
Saturday May 13 at The Clock Out Lounge
"Take Warning Presents"
RINGO DEATHSTARR w/
21+ - $17 advance / $20 day of show - 8:30 pm doors / 9pm show
Their critically acclaimed debut album, Colour Trip, was released in February 2011 and a compilation of their early singles, Sparkler, which had initially been available in Japan only, was released in the autumn of 2011. Second album Mauve was released September 2012, followed by a mini-album God's Dream, Pure Mood followed in November 2016.
Their latest album, self titled - Ringo Deathstarr – was released in March 2020 - right when Covid was beginning to grip the world. Sometimes, a break is as good as a rest, and in the case of these Texan shoegazers, it’s more than paid dividends. Nearly five years on from their last LP, Pure Mood, and with no imminent sign of any new music for most of that period, it wasn’t amiss for the odd rumor to surface that they’d called it a day.
Thankfully, those rumors couldn’t have been further from the truth. Instead, founding member, guitarist, and vocalist Elliott Frazier became a first-time father during the interim years. With that drastic lifestyle change came a new way of working. Whereas previous Ringo Deathstarr albums had been written and recorded over a matter of months, this one took a couple of years to complete. Most of the recording process took place in Frazier’s home as opposed to structured, month-long blocks in the studio.
Explosive experimental garage punk outfit Pleasure Venom of Austin, TX, explores topics of love, sex, resentment, and the general “absurdity of it all,” consistently blasting audiences with a firehose deluge of fierce femme-punk rock led by singer, Audrey Campbell on vocals, Thomas Valles on drums, Chase Dungan on Guitar and Jordan Emmert on bass.