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Johnny Gun, Puro Bandido plus Kurt Crasper in concert June 19

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Johnny Gun, Puro Bandido plus  Kurt Crasper in concert June 19

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POSTED June 11, 2010 2:42 a.m.
Three musical acts - Johnny Gunn, Puro Bandido, plus Kurt Crasper  & The Wolftickets are playing Rookies Sports & Spirits inside the Strikezone on Saturday, June 19.

 The Wolftickets Production show will start at 9 p.m. while doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door. Admission is restricted to those 21 years of age and older to the venue at Cottage Avenue and East Yosemite Avenue.

Johnny Gunn & The MexxiBillys offer taste of swamp rock
‘Johnny Gunn & his band, The MexxiBillys, is a group of seasoned professionals doing original music inspired by the many different genres of music.

Johnny has had the pleasure and good fortune to work with, including artists and or members of Eddie Money (Rock), Cold Blood (Funky R& B), Metallica (Heavy Metal), Night Ranger (Melodic Hard Rock), Tommy Castro (Blues), The TomKatz (R & B), Puro Bandido (Latin Rock), Ka Ehu Kai (Hawaiian group), Tim Murphy and Vince Gil (Country). Johnny has developed a sound that grooves, rocks and sways flavored with some of today’s Outlaw Country.

Johnny’s manager, Gordon Mackay, calls it Swamp Rock, nothing abrasive, but enjoyable songs with a guitar-driven sound incorporating traditional Americana roots instruments like the pedal steel, dobro and banjo with hard hitting drums and bass. The long awaited CD, “Calboyz & Enginez” was released on Strawhouse Records/Sony Red this Spring. For more about the group go to http://www.myspace.com/royaldoggs7

Pure Bandido offers Old School Latin rock with lots of new twists
Puro Bandido was formed by Jose “El Bandido” Mayorga in 1979 whose vision and dream was to form a band to fit his unique persona and capture the true San Francisco Mission District experience. He carefully scoped out the music scene and handpicked the best of the best recruiting two original members to join the Bandido Posse.

Puro Bandido is more than a refreshing musical group - it is an attitude and eclectic sound that mesmerizes its audiences with their incredible stage presence, driving rhythms, soaring guitars and precise musical execution. The music is a high-energy blend of musical styles the band calls Border Rock because they “cross all borders & have no boundaries”. The Sound is a combination of old school and new sounds created by a combination of driving percussion, a rhythm section incomparable and vocals to match.

Puro Bandido has opened for Linda Ronstadt, Tower of Power, Eddie Palmieri, and Santana, just to name a few. They were featured at the Heineken Regatta in St. Maarten in the Caribbean and numerous festivals and clubs throughout the United States. Puro Bandido just released its latest CD, “We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Badges”. Most of it was recorded at Fantasy Records, co-produced with Fred Caterro and some with Steve Fontano.

For more information on the band go to http://www.myspace.com/purobandidosf

Kurt Crasper
Kurt Crasper was placed by The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences on the official ballot for the 2008 Grammy Awards in the following categories:

•Best Male Pop Vocal Performance

•Best Pop Vocal Album Kurt Crasper.

Crasper has been in the studio adding the final tracks to his new CD “Honky Tonk Amnesia”

For more information go to http://www.myspace.com/kurtcrasper

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