Licensing - Hotwire K.K. (Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea).
Influences - Bikini Kill, Queens of the Stoneage, Nirvana, Blondie, Black Sabbath, Death From Above 1979, Le Tigre and Blood Red Shoes.
Happy Fangs is San Francisco's war-painted and wiry rock trio poised to release their first LP, Capricorn on January 27, 2015. SPIN has already praising their song, In The Morning, for its "righteous guitar crunch and relentlessly chugging drums.” Controlled Burn is commended by HuffPo Entertainment for its "pure raw energy and powerful vocals with a sexy edge in a free-for-all of creative styles blending perfectly together." The album's heaviest track, Lone Wolves was recently featured in Modern Drummer and described by Bloody Disgusting as a "blistering, ferocious assault on the senses, powered by pulsating drums, fuzzed out guitars, and in-your-face howls.”
Happy Fangs is a band of three front-persons. Vocalist Rebecca Bortman, formerly of My First Earthquake & guitarist Michael Cobra, formerly of King Loses Crown, played their first show as Happy Fangs in 2012. This January marks the one-year anniversary of the addition of drummer Jess Gowrie of Sacramento's Im Dirty Too, a duo with Tycho's Zac Brown. Together, the band creates rambunctious anthems, which SF Weekly describes as “insanely fun riot grrrl ferociousness.”
Happy Fangs' live shows juxtapose strong black and white visuals with their contrasting pop meets rock sound. Each show is a flurry of enthusiasm, loud guitars and hard-hitting drums—the trio writes an original song at each show based on an audience's suggestion. Some people say rock is making a comeback. Happy Fangs is proof that rock-n-roll is here to stay.
Dec 3: High Water Mark Lounge, Portland, OR
Dec 4: McCoy's Tavern, Olympia, WA
Dec 5: High Dive, Seattle, WA. w/ Wiscon, Future Shock
Dec 6: Old Nick's Pub, Eugene, OR
Dec 2: Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco, CA. w/ Nashville Pussy, In The Whale
Nov 21: Shea's, Reno, NV. w/ The Shames
Nov 20: Blue Lamp, Sacramento, CA. w/ Lite Brite
Nov 17: Silverlake Lounge, Los Angeles, CA.
Oct 25: RockBar Theater, San Jose CA. W/ Mudhoney, Johnny Manak and The Depressives
Oct 20: Viper Room, West Hollywood, CA. W/ The Menstruators, Bridger
Sep 12: Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco, CA. w/ Black Map
Jul 29: Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco, CA. w/ Brick + Mortar
May 16: Jub Jub’s, Reno, NV. MARIANARCHY.
Apr 23: Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA w/ New Diplomat, Seeking Empire
Mar 22: Leo’s, Oakland CA. w/ Pleasures
Mar 14: Highline, Seattle WA. w/ Stereo Creeps, Warning Danger
Mar 13: McCoy's Tavern, Olympia, WA. w/ Full Moon Radio
Mar 12: Ash Street Saloon, Portland, OR. w/ Full Moon Radio, Particle Son
Mar 7: Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA. Bourgeois Productions Presents w/ Hungry Skinny, Lemme Adams and Strange Hotel
Mar 6: House Party, Santa Cruz CA
Mar 5: The Merrow, San Diego, CA. w/ Viva Apollo
Mar 4: Los Globos, LA, w/ The Rituals, KITTYGATO
Jan 31: Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco CA. w/ Survival Guide, The Trims