Richie Ramone

Guitar Army Philly presents:

Richie Ramone

Voltheque, The Dull Blue Lights, Guitar Army Philly

Sun 3/25

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$13.00 - $15.00

This event is 21 and over

Richie Ramone
Richie Ramone
Richie Ramone is the fastest, most powerful drummer who ever played with the legendary punk rock band the Ramones. He joined the Ramones in 1983 and first appeared with the band on their Subterranean Jungle tour.

Richie performed in over 500 shows around the world with the Ramones and wrote several critically-acclaimed and fan-favorite songs for the albums Animal Boy, Too Tough to Die and Halfway to Sanity. Punk rock icon, Joey Ramone, remarked that “[Richie] saved the band as far as I’m concerned. He’s the greatest thing to happen to the Ramones. He put the spirit back in the band.”

Richie is notable as the only Ramones drummer to sing lead vocals on Ramones songs, "(You) Can’t Say Anything Nice” as well as the unreleased “Elevator Operator.” Richie was also the only drummer to be the sole composer of Ramones songs including their hit “Somebody Put Something in My Drink” which remained a staple in the Ramones set list until their last show in 1996 and continues to be covered by new generations of bands worldwide. “Somebody Put Something in My Drink” was included on “Ramones Mania,” the only Ramones album to go gold as well as “Loud, Fast Ramones: Their Toughest Hits,” an album comprised of songs hand picked by Johnny Ramone as the Ramones’ best works. Richie also wrote "I'm Not Jesus," "Can't Say Anything Nice," "I Know Better Now," "Humankind" and "Smash You" which became the title track for one of the Ramones' most successful re-releases, Smash You: Live '85. Richie's "I'm Not Jesus" took the Ramones in a heavier direction and has become a frequent cover tune for innumerable heavy metal bands. Richie’s songwriting contributions were supported by Joey Ramone: “I encouraged Richie to write songs . . . we never let anybody else write our songs.”

In 2007, Richie Ramone introduced his virtuosic drumming to the symphonic world with his “Suite for Drums and Orchestra” based on Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story. He debuted his arrangement with the Pasadena Pops Orchestra as the featured drum soloist and was an immediate hit with critics and patrons there and in other cities. He is currently working on another innovative “Suite for Drums and Orchestra” comprised of classic James Bond movie songs.

In 2011, the Recording Academy gave the Ramones a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in Los Angeles, where all three of the band's drummers (Tommy, Marky and Richie Ramone) stood beneath the same roof for the first time ever. In 2012, Richie was the only surviving Ramone featured on the second Joey Ramone solo album, “Ya Know?” On October 8, 2013, Richie released his first solo album, "Entitled," which features new songs written by Richie as well as new recordings of songs he wrote for the Ramones. Billboard notes, "Richie's 12 freshest cuts aim to please fans of both rock and metal with its blend of power chord-chugging simplicity and guitar hero virtuosity."
Voltheque
Voltheque
After a brief stint rehearsing as an 80s cover band, former members of Philadelphia bands TV Sound, Action Reaction and Silk Stockade have joined forces in a collective musical super-endeavor: Voltheque. Merging classic gothic rock influences such as Siouxsie and the Banshees and The Cult with Futurist and New Romantic styles of Depeche Mode and Visage, delightfully centered around a Duran Duran-esque groove, this band has all the elements of post-punk revival covered, along with plenty of originality to propel them into the modern age. In a live context, Voltheque conjures a unique and energetic performance like you’ve never seen, showcasing their pulsating rhythms, driving guitars, and ambient soundscapes to create a sound unique to the current Philadelphia music scene. Stay tuned for their upcoming single, Unearthed, which is currently in production at Philly Sound Studios.
The Dull Blue Lights
The Dull Blue Lights
The Dull Blue Lights are a band in between. Drawing from influences as varied as Motown soul, Nuggets psychedelia, and Jamaican rocksteady, the Philadelphia-based group’s definitive blend of cascading harmonies, screaming guitars, and relentlessly grooving rhythms lives somewhere between each one. Their electrifying stage show, says Philadelphia radio personality John Vettese, dances “between practiced performances and unhinged spontaneity.” Formerly The Snails, the quintet is fronted by the gruff yet soothing voice of Todd Fausnacht and his sweetly chaotic guitar. Behind him are Ben Parry on bass, Matt MacLeod on organ, Tim Hildebrand on guitar, and Josh Parry on drums. The Dull Blue Lights’ self-titled LP arrives July 13th, 2017.
Guitar Army Philly
Guitar Army Philly
Philly's only drinking/dancing party & (occasionally) live music event that is for fans of classic punk/proto-punk & garage rock, post-punk & new wave sounds and 70's era glam rock... We play T-Rex, NY Dolls, Bowie, Runaways, Modern Lovers, Cock Sparrer, Slade, The Rolling Stones, Sweet, Iggy & The Stooges, The Sonics, MC5, Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers, The Ramones, The Clash, The White Strips, The Black Keys, BITERS, nuggets compilation goodies, junkshop glam tracks, Giuda, Alice Cooper, The Adverts, Bauhaus, The Cure, Anti-Nowhere League, The Avengers, British R&B, Hammersmith Gorillas, The Kinks, The Yardbirds, The Zombies, .45 Grave, Wire, The Who, Lou Reed & The Velvet Underground, Slaughter & The Dogs, Small Faces, The Specials, The Smiths, The Slits, The Romantics, Sham 69, The Greenhornes, Rancid & Operation Ivy, Real Kids, Replacements, Misfits, Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels, Joy Division, Jobriath, The Jam, Jim Carroll, Hollywood Brats, Hanoi Rocks, Gary Glitter, Fear, Flamin' Groovies, Eddie & The Hot Rods, Dead Kennedys, Devo, Death and The Damned!

We have also hosted legendary acts such as Cherie Currie (The Runaways), David Johansen (New York Dolls), Richie Ramone (The Ramones), Giuda (Rome, Italy), The Sonics, Hammered Satin, The Tip and local heroes The High Five, Mean Streets, Cheerbleeders & Posers on our stage throughout our three years kickin'!
Venue Information:
The Barbary
951 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125
http://www.myspace.com/thenewbarbary