ACE of the DIRTY FILTHY MUGS interview by Vanessa Davey

NAME: Ace Facial.
BAND NAME: Dirty Filthy Mugs.
LABEL: DC Jam Records
BAND MEMBERS NAMES: Matt Wedgley, Timbecile Lang, Joey Travers, Conk and Ace Facial.
HOMEBASE: Los Angeles, California

The most pressing issue in the music industry is…
a) The corruption of the record labels
b) Lack of talent in the top 40
c) Under appreciation of music in schools
d) How much MTV sucks
e) Other ____________________

ANSWER: e. Bearded freaks in  earth tones singing about picnics.

When looking for a date I most want …
a) Sense of Humor
b) Loose Morals
c) IQ
d) Heart Beat
e) Other ____________________

ANSWER: e. A woman who really knows how to use a vibrating egg.

Before I was in a band I was …
a) broke
b) a virgin
c) a menace to society
d) Other ________________

ANSWER: D. All the above is unfortunately the most fitting answer.

The human race will …
a) destroy itself.
b) evolve like the Jetsons
c) make great pets for aliens
d) be sponsored by Nike, McDonalds and AT&T
e) Other

ANSWER : D. But don’t leave out Lucky 13 Clothing and Draven Shoes!

If I ruled the world for a day I would…
Spend the day fucking with France… Pranks and stuff, you know.

My Mom wanted me to become a ….
Figure skater.

The worst band in history is …
Blood On The Saddle.

The best band of all time …
Beatles. Yeah, I said it!

When alone, I pass time by….
Having my way with Conk’s sleeping bag.

The best band I’ve heard lately is …

Describe your music in 5 words or less:
Pogues and AC/DC are go!

Why did you choose to play the type of music you do?
Because I was trying to be like my biggest influences.

Who are your biggest influences?
The Who, AC/DC, The Pogues, The Clash, Madness…

What do you consider a successful year? Do you think you’ve had one?
Musically, I think making a great record and playing a lot of fun shows would make a successful year. Maybe this year?

How many days out of the year does your band play live?
About 60-80.

Best thing about doing what you do?
Playing shows with friends is, by far, the best part. It’s a guys’ night out, ten fold.

The nastiest thing I’ve ever seen on a tour bus is …
Conk having his way with my sleeping bag.

Describe your odor after a show.
Kinda like the rotting corpse of a Frenchman getting a perm in the sewer run off of a slaughter-house… I’ve been told.

Plug your upcoming shows.
April 22nd at The Warehouse in Chino, May 28th at Punk Rock Bowling in Las Vegas to name a few. We have our shows listed on our Facebook page, for those who really want to know.

What do you plan on adding to the music scene?
We’re bringing back sexy. And Timbecile is single-handedly making the concertina a ‘must have’ for all rock bands this summer.

What would it say on the front of your own personal “soapbox”?
Dogs are better than cats! Who ever heard of a seeing eye cat?

Words of Wisdom :
If you truly want to destroy an enemy, make him your friend. I paraphrased that from Abe Lincoln. Financial tip: Buy land, they’re not making it anymore.

Many Thanks to DC-Jam Records for hooking us up with the Dirty Filthy Mugs. That’s not all they did.  Click here or the banner below to listen and download a sampler courtesy of DC-Jam featuring; JFA, East Bay Ray & The Killer Smiles, The Dwarves, Machine 22, The Rudy Schwartz Project, Fishbone, The Dirty Filthy Mugs, Downtown Brown, Aggression, Frontside Five and the Generators.



Everyone’s favorite southern hard rockers NASHVILLE PUSSY have just confirmed a North American tour that will kick off at the end of May.  The band is touring in support of their latest release “From Hell To Texas” which will be available as a special “Tour Edition” this August on SPV/Steamhammer.

The first part of the tour kicks off May 28th in Columbia, South Carolina and will feature Koffin Kats as direct support.  The next leg of the tour begins in August with a handful of NASHVILLE PUSSY headlining shows.  Intermixed with the headlining gigs is a full run co-headlining with The Dwarves, as well as dates supporting the legendary Reverend Horton Heat.  A complete list of dates is below.
5/28: Columbia, SC @ The House 5 Paints
5/29: Kill Devil Hills, NC @ The Pit
5/31: Greensboro, NC @ The Blind Tiger
6/1: Charleston, SC @ Charleston Pour House
6/2: Greenville, SC @ Handlebar
6/3: Carboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
6/4: Charlotte, NC @ Visulite Theater
6/5: Fayetteville, NC @ Rockshop Music Hall
6/7: Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
6/8: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
6/9: St. Petersburgh, FL @ State Theater
6/10: Orlando, FL @ Firestone Live

8/3: Little Rock, AR @ Juanita’s
8/23: Bloomington, IN @ Bluebird
8/24: Des Moines, IA @ House of Bricks

8/9: San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
8/10: Austin, TX @ Emos
8/12: Springfield, MO @ Outland Ballroom
8/13: Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
8/14: St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House
8/16:  Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theater
8/17: Rock Island, IL @ Rock Island
8/18: Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
8/19: Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
8/20: Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
9/20: Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theater
9/22: Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
9/23: Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater

8/4: Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic
8/5: Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
8/6: Houston, TX @ House of Blues
8/7: Corpus Christi, TX @ Executive Surf Club
8/27: Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
8/28: Richland, WA @ Rays Golden Lion
8/30: Victoria, BC @ Club9one9
8/31: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
9/1: Nelson, BC @ The Royal
9/2: Grand Prairie, AB @ Rock City
9/7: Eugene, OR @ Wow Hall
9/8: Bend, OR @ Domino Room
9/9: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
9/10: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
9/12: Missoula, MT @ Wilma Theater
9/13: Victor, ID @ Knotty Pine
9/14: Ketchum, ID @ Whiskey Jacques
9/16: Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Café on the Strip
9/17: San Diego, CA @ 4th and B

In other NASHVILLE PUSSY news, the band and their music is featured in the upcoming documentary “It’s A Long Way To The Top”.  Check out a trailer for the movie:

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