Death Before Pop Country Launch Party
December 20, 2018-The Venue Shrine, Tulsa, OK.
The official Death Before Pop Country (DBPC) launch party featured a powerful three act lineup on a Thursday night in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The brand, DBPC, is founded by Oklahoma professional graphic illustrator and designer, Scott Youtsey of S. Yotz Apparel. The Facebook social media platform of DBPC, is designed to promote original and traditional country music of the past and present. Youtsey is dedicated to featuring original content in the form of high-quality production videos, interviews, live music and much more. The launch party for the social media platform was an all-out concert featuring The Comancheros from Colombia, Missouri, Jack Waters and the Unemployed from right here in Oklahoma and headliner, Jackson Taylor and The Sinners out of Texas.
The Comancheros are a southern rock band hailing from Columbia, Missouri that consists of front man Tanner Jones on electric guitar and vocals, Bradley Hutchinson on electric guitar, Kyle Imgarten on the bass and steel guitar and R. Michael Cook on the drums. The Comancheros were much more than just a warmup act on what was their first trip to Tulsa, Ok. They set the stage on fire with one of the most energetic sets that I have witnessed to date. The Comancheros are coming off a monster year. They played the Tumbleweed Country Music Festival and they have shared the stage with Randy Rogers and Drake White. The Comancheros have released two singles this year, “Time Machine” and “He Was a Preacher” along with a music video for “Time Machine.” They have been all over the show me state and are primed and ready to expand their reach and touring capabilities. Their new album, “Heavy & Western”, is a must hear production. Go support these fellas on social media platforms and help them get out on the road as they provide one of the best live shows in the business.
Jack Waters and The Unemployed, a country blues and southern rock fusion, are Jack Waters on guitar and lead vocals, Mike Satawake on lead guitar and backing vocals, Tyler Romine on drums and backing vocals and Luke Mullenix on upright and bass guitar. The Unemployed formed in Oklahoma City in 2016 when Jack Waters moved from behind the drum set where he had spent the previous 20 years touring the country, strapped on a guitar and started taking center stage. Luke Mullenix joined in followed shortly thereafter by Mike and Tyler. The name The Unemployed stems from the emphasis placed by all members on making music the main priority in their lives not working for the man despite the fact that none of the members quite know who exactly the man is. After calls from fans to “Get a Job” The Unemployed is indeed working, only on an EP rather than at some 9 to 5. The road dogs of The Unemployed have collectively toured the nation with a specific focus on the Texas country circuit and are ready to take their twist on rock and country back out on the highway. Hey, it beats working for a living.... Jack Waters and the Unemployed tore up the stage at the Shrine for the launch party. Go give them your support and get out and see them live. They don’t and won’t disappoint. One of the best live acts in the state of Oklahoma.
Jackson Taylor and The Sinners burnt down the house with a rambunctious late-night set. Members of the band consists of Jackson Taylor on lead guitar and lead vocals, Michael Battiatio on the bass guitar, Earl “Huggy Bear” Hinton on rhythm guitar and background vocals, and David McConnell laying down the beats on the drums. Jackson Taylor has recorded with red dirt legend Jason Boland, and Austin Texas legend Dale Watson. Jonny Two Bags, the lead guitarist of Southern California’s punk innovators and royalty, Social Distortion. As well as rockabilly troubadour Lucky Tubb, and south Texas rockers the Pear Rats. He has shared the stage with everyone from Lynnrd Skynnrd and The Black Crowes, to Willie Nelson and Billy Joe Shaver. Much of Jackson’s career early on was marred by excessive drugs and alcohol, and violent outbursts. Cementing his image as a wild and out of control artist. Leading him to being blacklisted from many venues across the country and internationally. The last five years, Texas music’s baddest boy has made good, found his center, and was offered his place in Texas music history by recording a Live at Billy Bob’s CD/DVD in 2013, which would have been unthinkable just a few years before. It was a true honor to have this band at the DBPC launch party and we are looking forward to seeing them again this spring at Tumbleweed Music Festival.
Death Before Pop Country
S. Yotz Apparel
Jack Waters and The Unemployed
Jackson Taylor and The Sinners