Arena Rock Tribute Band Hairball Will Play the Pub Station for All Ages

Arena rock tribute band Hairball will play the Pub Station on Jan. 28.

The show is general admission and all ages. Doors open at 7 and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, Sept. 30, at 10 a.m.

Hairball is a rock experience you won’t forget. A band puts on a concert — Hairball puts on an event with video screens, smoke, fire, blood, bombs, confetti and spiders.

Vocalists Bobby, Steve and Joe Dandy lead the band through a two-hour, mind-blowing and drop-dead accurate homage to some of the biggest arena acts in the world, including Van Halen, KISS, Motley Crue, Queen, Journey and Aerosmith.

Hairball is celebrating its 16th year of rocking hundreds of thousands of people across the country.

Mickey Avalon

Avalon is set to perform Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Pub Station. Doors at 7, the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets for the general admission, all-ages show go on sale Friday, Sept. 30 at 10 a.m.

Avalon’s life story plays out like an episode of VH1′s “Behind The Music,” marred by personal tragedy, triumphs and immense pain.

His backstory begins on the streets of Hollywood, Calif. Raised by his heroin-addicted father, he began selling pot at a young age, a trade he acquired from his mother. In an attempt to clean up his act, he converted to Orthodox Judaism in his late teens, an effort that didn’t last due to constant family tragedy, such as his father’s death in a drunk-driving accident.

By his early 20s, Avalon had married, had a daughter, and relocated to Portland, Ore. But the Hollywood lifestyle caught up with him in the form of an uncontrollable heroin addiction. With a desire to once again get his life back on track, Avalon moved in with his sister, and the pair set out on the road to recovery. Tragedy struck again when his sister relapsed, and died from a heroin overdose.

Avalon moved back to L.A., and chose to make one final attempt to clean up his act. Shortly after his return, he was befriended by ex-MTV VJ Simon Rex (aka Dirt Nasty), who encouraged Avalon to pursue his passion of hip-hop and even collaborated with him on some tracks.

As Avalon’s popularity grew, he began to sell out clubs throughout California with his legendary live show. Soon after Interscope Records took notice of the gorilla promotions tactics and signed Avalon to the label in 2005.

Through Interscope, Avalon released his self-titled debut album, which showcased his unique rhyming style and indulgent lyrics. The raw honesty of his songs immediately resonated with audiences, with “Jane Fonda” and ““Mr. Right” quickly spreading across the internet and mainstream radio.

Avalon soon took to the road and was performing sold-out shows alongside the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Travis Barker and DJ AM, Snoop Dogg, Stephen Marley and Slightly Stoopid.

Avalon then joined forces with rock acts the Happy Mondays, and Unwritten Law, with whom he co-wrote the radio hit “Shoulda Known Better.” His music has been featured in movies and TV series including the HBO’s “Hung,” and Fox’s “American Dad,” as well as the Duke Nukem Forever video game “Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay” and trailers for the film “Bad Teacher.”

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