"Back To The 80's"
August 7th 2005
General Public
Missing Persons
Tragic Hearts http://tragichearts.com/

@ The Wheelhouse
2860 W. Florida Ave. Hemet 951-652-9968
All Ages, Plus Full Bar 21 w/id
7:00 PM
Tix @ Ticketmaster.com or
American Beat Records ,147 Redlands Mall,Redlands 909-793-1100

General Public sprang from the ashes of The English Beat. After that band broke up in early 1983, frontmen Dave Wakeling and Ranking Roger carried on with General Public, recruiting Micky Billingham (formerly of Dexy's Midnight Runners) on keyboards, "Stoker" on drums, Horace Panter (formerly of ska/two-tone act The Specials) on bass and Kevin White on guitar to round out the line up. They recorded their debut LP ALL THE RAGE which, garnered a U.S. hit with "Tenderness"In 1984 and included a guest appearance by former Clash guitarist Mick Jones.

After the fantastic success of "...All The Rage," the band spent two years writing and recording their follow-up. They replaced White and "Stoker" with the Minardi Brothers (From Temecula, CA), Mario on drums and Gianni on guitar (Quick Note on the Brothers, they were both in a Local Temecula band called "The Basics" they released a single"Run By You" on Sophisto Union Music in 1983, playing all around in the early 80's.While on tour as the opening act for General Public they were asked by Dave Wakeling to join his band)."Hand to Mouth" did well spawning two top 40 singles, "Too Much or Nothing" and "Come Again."

Missing Persons Biography

A little something about Missing Persons
Missing Persons were a weird one, even for the early '80s. Prior to her pop career, singer Dale Bozzio was a playboy bunny, and the musicians came together through their association with Frank Zappa, the king of weird. Drummer Terry Bozzio, bass player Patrick O'Hearn, keyboardist Chuck Wild, and guitarist Warren Cuccurullo had all worked with Frank Zappa in the 1970s, touring and doing studio work for the eccentric musician. Lured away from the experimental Mothers of Invention by the pop riches that seemed so within reach, Terry and wife Dale Bozzio began recruiting friends from his Zappa days. In 1980 Missing Persons began recording, though their initial offering, synth-disco cover of the Doors' "Hello I Love You," was poorly received and died an early death. By 1982 Missing Persons had put the pieces together, signing on with Capitol Records and having successful hits with "Words" and "Destination Unknown." Their early successes have not been forgotten, though, as Missing Persons' hits pop up regularly on '80s compilation CDs, 'modern rock' stations, and even Beavis and Butthead episodes. Imitation being the sincerest form of flattery, the former band members must have been been thrilled upon hearing the Smashing Pumpkins' recent copycat cover of "Destination Unknown."

Tragic Hearts Biography

Tragic Hearts is the latest project of Jeannette Kantzalis of The Chubbies (who saw notoriety all over Europe in the mid to late 90's) With 29 releases under her belt, Miss Kantzalis is onto a new project.

Jeannette explores what happens to a punk rock girl who ends up right back where she started, down in the suburbs of the Inland Empire.
A self-described "working class nothing," Jeannette finds humor and a burning sexuality deep in the shallow garages of suburbia.
The band members are all from the same place, neighborhood boys that grew up in the same situation. All of them well versed in the music of their upbringing.
Fred Mills of Magnet Magazine said it best about Jeannette's latest works:
Speaking of power pop, this cyber single ranks as a must-download,
suitable for burning, iPoding and shake-some-actioning. The Tragic
Hearts are a three-guy/one-gal combo based in California’s so-called
Inland Empire, which is about an hour or so from the Sunset Strip.
Pulchritudinous vocalist/guitarist Blackie teases you with her
coquettish, Banglesesque come-on while the band unleashes brawny
garage raveups. Yet the Hearts aren't out to indulge a retro vision of
power pop, and by injecting a vigorous, punkish vibe they ultimately
come off as contemporary—“alt-power-pop,” as their Web site bills ‘em.
“Kitten Next Door” is a Tom Petty-meets-Pretenders jangler laced with
luminous girl-group harmonies; on it the narrator, “born a working class
nothing,” peers through a veil of personal, professional and sexual
intrigue and wonders why “hard work, talent and luck” aren't always
sufficient to sustain a musical career. If autobiography, the tune is
richly detailed (just like a Petty narrative); if a character study, its
convincingly wrought. “Keep This Devil Down” is a tour de force
anthem with soaring desert-rock riffage and an insistent, Plimsouls-like
chug. Torn between lust and salvation the singer evinces a shattered-
heart vulnerability: “In this prison, this skin of a sinner/My broken heart
screams I'm still in here/Nowhere, this is getting me nowhere/You felt
me under one thousand crushes/Something deep inside of me
blushes.” Anyone who’s ever been similarly torn will blush too; the
politics of propriety and desire can be damning. In the buoyant vibe of
the Tragic Hearts, however, maybe salvation is within reach. Hallelujah.