A "Pacific Northwest supergroup”, with a sound drawing on such influences as Social Distortion, the Iggy and the Stooges, Clutch and All Them Witches, The Screaming Geezers have been played/interviewed on KBOO FM and XRAY FM in Portland. The CD will be released in Europe by Black October Records and distributed by Rough Trade. For release dates, watch this space.
Lead singer/ lyricist John Shirley has written lyrics for the Blue Oyster Cult and others. He has always been in bands—in Portland, he was lead singer in Sado-Nation and later of The Monitors; in New York he was a recording artist on the Celluloid label. He has also worked as a writer in television and movies, having written THE CROW and other scripts, and television animation. His short-story collection Black Butterflies won the Bram Stoker award.
John’s bandmates are Alec Burton from The Confidentials, on drums; Jimi Haskett from Theater of Sheep and many other projects; and bassist Mark Sten from the Oblivion Seekers and King Bee.
The band is available for bookings. See the contact form below.
SCREAMING GEEZERS NEWS
Shows, Upcoming Album Releases, and More
NEW GIG & ROUGH TRADE DISTRIBUTION THROUGH BLACK OCTOBER RECORDS
BIG NEWS! The Screaming Geezers will be opening for THE BLUE OYSTER CULT at the Roseland Theater in Portland on February 15! John is a big fan of the band and has written lyrics for them and is excited about opening for them and the venue. More data to come! And don't forget out record-release show on Jan 11 at the WORLD FAMOUS KENTON CLUB:
The Screaming Geezers will be performing Saturday, January 11 2020 at THE KENTON CLUB in Portland Oregon, headlining, supported by "Quiet!" and the Jack London Trio. The Screaming Geezers will play around 10:30. Kenton Club is at 2025 N Kilpatrick St, Portland, OR 97217 - 5 dollars at the door. 21 and over.
While there is a Screaming Geezers sampler available for review and airplay, the first official Screaming Geezers album with a different selection of songs and three new ones will be coming out early 2020 through Christian Dorge's Black October Records, will be distributed by Rough Trade/ Beggars Group. The single is CELL PHONE ZOMBIES (which has gotten some airplay here in Portland).
A show highlighting the album and with some free sampler CDs is forthcoming at the Kenton Club, in Portland Oregon, on Saturday, January 11; the Screaming Geezers will play around 10:30.