The Official Pre-Game Party for DRIVE-INVASION (9/6 @ Turner Field) featuring the arcane assault of rock insanity of BILLY JOE WINGHEAD (Oklahoma City), the pounding thunder of REVOLVING BEAST (Raleigh, NC), whiskey drenched rawk of NIGHT TERRORS (Atlanta) and headlining this regal affair, all the way from Pittsburgh, are THE CHEATS!
Doors @ 9 PM ★ $10 ($5 w/ Drive-Invasion Ticket)
So you’ve been working all week for the weekend and just have to start your party early? You just can’t wait for that 16+ hours of Drive-Invasion Insanity to arrive on Saturday September 6th at 10am down at The Ted? You’ve driven down to the ATL early and you need to get your drink on?
Have no worries, Drive-Invasion has got your back! We’ve teamed-up with those lovable scalawags at Turbojugend Atlanta to throw you one serious rock block at the legendary Star Bar on Friday September 5th. These are amazing bands worthy of showcasing on the Drive-Invasion main stage! We just couldn’t cage these wild animals in time. Not only are they travelling from all over the nation but you’ll get to see them for a measly FIVE BUCKS with a Drive-Invasion at Turner Field ticket. That’s ½ off just for being you!
Here is what you get for the price of a sub sandwich: the arcane assault of rock insanity of BILLY JOE WINGHEAD (Oklahoma City), the pounding thunder of REVOLVING BEAST (Raleigh, NC), whiskey drenched rawk of NIGHT TERRORS (Atlanta) and headlining this regal affair, all the way from Pittsburgh, are THE CHEATS! Excited? Well, you should be.
Formed in the winter of 2001 out of necessity, The Cheats decided to create the kind of band that was lacking in the city – an old-fashioned, late-70’s-style punk rock ‘n roll band. Led by vocalist Todd Porter (aka Todd Cheat - former frontman of Silver Tongued Devil and Eviction), The Cheats have logged many miles on tour, adopting the DIY punk attitude that is crucial to the scene. Now on their second full-length, /Life’s Short…/, The Cheats continue the pillage, leaving nothing in their wake but empty beer bottles and cigarette burns… just like they had always intended to.
The sound of The Cheats is pure rock ‘n roll, tailor-made for beer baths, shout-alongs, and the inevitable purge after a long, hard night of drinking. Ready to provoke such behavior are tracks like the surging "No Time" or the catchy "I Don’t" and the raucous "Endless Vacation." Not wanting to waste any time, these two-minute bullets of hooks and blazing chords are built to destroy live, and they do just that.
An artless mix of Fender twang, Gibson crunch and theremin wail, Billy Joe Winghead is determined not to rest until every punk club, bowling alley and lowbrow festival on the map has either asked them to headline or never to return.