Those Gorgeous Bastards play it 'Cheap, Fast, and Pretty'

Written by Scott Mervis on .

bastardsTaking cues from the New York Dolls, Richard Hell and the Voidoids, The Cramps and other glam-punks from the glory days, These Gorgeous Bastards will unveil “Cheap, Fast, and Pretty,” a loud, brash debut EP tonight (May 20) at the Bloomfield Bridge Tavern.

The Pittsburgh band, formed in 2013, is fronted by singer-guitarist Reverend Rocky Turbeaux, who previously played in Renegade Revival, The Enemy Zero and The Seeders. He also a former comedian, which helps explain the oversized personality to go with the fat, chugging riffs.

RockyI knew when I put this band together that I wanted a full-on style-and-makeup glam band, " Turbeaux says. "All of our songs are about booze, women, money, and death. All the best parts of life. When we get together we play the music we wanna drink to."


He’s joined by bassist Smooth Greg Damjanovic (Rainstation Zero), guitarist Dashing Davey Child (City Child, Black Diamond, and Rue the day) and drummer Handsome Rob Marsili (Slingshot Genius).

“It’s not rocket science, it’s not brain surgery,” the bassist says of the band’s bigger-than-life approach on songs like “Big Gun” and “Sober When I’m Dead.” “It’s rock ’n roll. It’s just about having fun, no pressure and finding a song, a line, a hook that people identify with.”


Preferably somewhere sleazy.


"I think my ultimate goal," Turbeaux says, "is to have my music played in strip clubs.

The show is at the Bloomfield Bridge Tavern with The Lunatics and Alter the Design at 10 p.m. May 20.

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