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Carnage Asada Upcoming Shows

Saturday April 20, 2013
El Corita - Lincoln Heights, California 
Security Productions Presents Carnage Asada, Sylvia Juncosa, Somos Mysteriosos and the Probe

A Night of Merry Musical Manifestations 
Burritos, Beers, and Bands

Sylvia Juncosa (w/ Steve Reed and John Montgomery) - Midnight
Carnage Asada - 11 PM
Somos Mysteriosos - 10 PM
The PrObe - 9 PM

All Ages - $5 Cover
2676 Pasadena Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90031

Carnage Asada, Sylvia Juncosa, Somos Mysteriosos, and the Probe.  El Corita Mexican Restaurant, Lincoln Heights, California April 20, 2013

Sunday May 19, 2013
Redwood Bar - Downtown Los Angeles
more details soon.

Carnage Asada
George Murillo - Vocals
Steve Reed - Drums
Tony Fate - Guitar
Dave Jones - Bass
Chris Stein - Bass
Dave Travis - Cello

In 1983 high school friends Dave Travis and Dave Jones started Permanent Trails with Jeff Spindler. After playing a bunch of parties and the Cathay de Grande dollar punk night, Dave Jones left in 1984 to form Magnolia Thunderpussy with Pat Palma, Chris Hundley, and Jon Liu. Magnolia Thunderpussy moved to Santa Cruz and then split up and in 1987 Pat Palma joined the Venice experimental jazz band Halfway to Cleveland with Doc Williams and Phillip Garroway. In 1988 Dave Travis joined Halfway to Cleveland and they recorded the album movies for the blind. Also in 1988 Pat Palma and Dave Travis made some tapes as Carnage Asada trying to combine noise, jazz and metal. Halfway to Cleveland lasted until 1994 when their leader Doc Williams died of Lymphoma. In 1993 Dave Travis sat in with Dave Jones and Jessie Engels band Pipsqueek at their show at Raji's with That Dog and Beck.

It was decided to merge and Carnage Asada was formed with George Murillo on vocals, Dave Jones and Dave Travis on bass, Pat Palma on drums and Jessie Engle on guitar. Carnage Asada played their first show at Hully Gully in silverlake in September 1993 with Backbiter, the Freda Rente band, and Pygmy Love Circus. At their second show at Frogs in Lawndale, Pat and Jessie got freaked out that audience members would attack them and quit.

In 1994 Carnage returned with George on vocals, Dave Jones on bass and Dave Travis on guitar and they played a post earthquake party at the Gower Devestation in Hollywood, opening up for Legal Weapon and the Groovy Rednecks. Steve Reed from Legal Weapon liked what he heard and decided to join. Then Dave Markey from Sin 34 and Painted Willie joined on drums. Carnage started to play lots of club shows and generator shows including setting up a generator and P.A. at Hollywood and Vine and representing Hollywood for the 1995 L.A. Marathon. Dez Cadena from Black Flag/Redd Kross/DC3/Vida then joined on guitar. The next addition was Chris Stein from Saccharine Trust on bass. Carnage just kept adding members becoming more and more of a force. Carnage Asada released a 7" in 1997 and the CD Permanent Trails in 1999.

Dez left to play with Duff McKagen and then the Misfits and was replaced by Dave Green from the Questions and Lysa Flores. Carnage Asada played their final show at Mr T's Bowl on August 4, 2001. Dave Jones went on to play with El Vez and the Deadbeats, Steve Reed went on to the Amadans, Chris Stein continued with Saccharine Trust, Dave Travis went to WACO and teaching school. Dave Green went to Los Abandoned, and Dave Markey went back to Sin 34.

In 2003 George Murillo, Dave Jones, Dave Travis and Steve Reed did some shows as George Murillo's Axis of Evil. They also recorded that year with Mario Lalli and Nels Cline guest starring on guitar.

In 2008 Carnage Asada returned with George Murillo on vocals, Dave Jones on bass, Steve Reed on drums, Dave Travis on guitar and cello, and Chris Stein on bass. In June 2008 Carnage Asada added our new lead guitar player Tony Fate, formerly of the Bellreys and the Grey Spikes.

2009 found Carnage Asada going strong. Carnage played lots of gigs in L.A. and Orange County including the Eagle Rock Music Festival, and did a monthly residency "Club Carnage" at the American Legion Hall in Highland Park. The momentum kept building in 2010 with more shows across Southern California, a live performance at KXLU and a residency at the Redwood in Downtown Los Angeles. In 2011 Carnage made its first trip to the Bay Area and started getting lots of airplay on internet radio stations like Stench Radio. 2012 sees Carnage Asada playing Al's Bar Memorial Stage at Bloomfest
Carnage Asada went in to the studio in late 2012 - early 2013 and recorded 14 new songs for their upcoming album.  They are currently mixing and the new album will be out in 2013.  See the top of the page for upcoming shows.  If you would like to book Carnage Asada for your venue or for more information email at 

Carnage Asada - James Brown - The Vex

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Saturday July 21st, 2012: Carnage Asada will be performing at Bloomfest.  Carnage Asada will be participating in the Al's Bar Memorial, playing outside on Traction Avenue in front of Al's Bar.  Sharing the Al's Bar Memorial Stage will be the Gears, Third Grade Teacher, Mecolodiacs, Sukia, Downtown Devil Dogs, Lightnin Woodcock, Size Queen (with Sharon, Blaire, and Mia from Betty Blowtorch), and more.

Bloomfest is a street fair that is free and all ages from 2-10 PM.  It is a festival named in honor of neighborhood legend Joel Bloom. It is a multiblock festival centered around Third Street and Traction Avenue in Downtown Los Angeles 90013 just east of the Little Tokyo GoldLine Station on Alameda.  Directions are here.  There will be two stages, food, art, kids zone, dogs zone, y mas.

Al's Bar was the headquarters of Punk Rock and Strangeness of Downtown Los Angeles from 1979-2001.  Carnage Asada used to play Al's Bar about once every two months during the 90's and it was where they did their release party for their 1997 Familia Carnage Asada EP.  Carnage Asada performed twice at the Downtown Art Fair in the 1990's, the festival which was the ancestor of Bloomfest.  The Al's Bar Stage is curated by the metal artist and mechanical sculpter Alberto Miyares, famous for creations such as the Flaming Expresso Wagon.  He is the man who welds the skeleton of the robot dinosaur.  

Sunday May 27, 2012
UHF.TV presents the The Los Angeles Beat Sunday Afternoon Free All Ages Old School Punk Rock Matinee at the Redwood Bar and Grill

3PM PUNK VIDEOS from the UHF.TV archive 1983-2012

4PM DEAD ISSUE featuring Herb Leneau (Half Astro/Darkside), Mario Lalli - Fatso Jetson/Sort of Quartet, Alfredo Hernandez - (Kyuss/Queens of the Stone Age) rounded out by their sons Quanah and Dino.  Dead Issue recently reunited to play a benefit for a friend in Indio.  You can read an article in the Coachella Valley Weekly that talks about their history and reunion.  This is their first L.A. show since 1983.

Fatso Jetson

5 PM FATSO JETSON last show before their 5 week European Tour.  

Carnage Asada

6PM CARNAGE ASADA doing it to your earhole for 18 1/2 years.  Always changing for the stranger.

REDWOOD BAR and GRILL - 316 w. 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012.  (1 block south of Red Line civic center station).