Heavy Medication at the Redwood: A host of awesome local punk & rollers over two nights at the Redwood makes for two great evenings of entertainment. The Friday sees the Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs headline, plus Detroit transplants the Dogs, and Richard Duguay. On Saturday, the Guerrilla Teens headline over Pat Todd & the Rankoutsiders, and the Neverland Ranch Davidians. Opening on both nights us Tyler Keith, and Tramp for the Lord. My, that’s a lot of good time.

We spoke to Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs man Frank Meyer back in 2018, and he told us that, “A lot of people were fannying around onstage not doing anything. We came from the school of MC5, James Brown, lots of energy. We looked at that whole movement and wondered what was going on. What happened to the show? So a lot of our early shows were about trying to get a rise out of the audience and just re-creating what we thought rock & roll should be, which is this sweaty, high-energy burst of chaos, teetering on the brink of disaster and brilliance. That’s what we strive for.”

“In general, we’ve always walked the line between blood-thirsty chainsaw rock that you pick up from the Stooges and MC5 influence,” Meyer continued. “But we’ve always had a love for Cheap Trick and The Pretty Things. Our sound is the same. It’s just as high-energy, crazy rock & roll as it always was. The big difference is there aren’t as many ambulances and hospital runs as there were back then.”

Heavy Medication at the Redwood: The event takes place at 9 p.m. on Friday, August 18 and Saturday, August 19 at the Redwood.












































































































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