Blue collar. Black leather. Hard times. Three phrases that California-based Rhino Bucket use to describe their sound. Countless others have compared Rhino Bucket to AC/DC. Rhino Bucket will bring their down and dirty sound to Algona, Iowa for the inaugural Rock Gone Wild festival. The festival is slated for August 20-23, 2009. Rock Gone Wild will feature more than 50 bands on two stages over four days of hard rock and heavy metal.
Formed in 1988, Rhino Bucket took a slightly different turn from the Sunset Strip Glam craze. Instead of sleazing it up, Rhino Bucket went a little harder, a little grittier, a little more down home rock n’ roll.
Like many 80s bands, Rhino Bucket had their share of ups and downs, breakups and member changes. After a lengthy hiatus, the band reformed in 2001 eventually recording And Then It Got Ugly in 2006. Rhino Bucket have six albums in their discography – and are working on lucky number seven. The band plans to release a new disc in 2009. Rhino Bucket is Georg Dolivo (vocals, guitar), Brian Forsythe (guitar), Reeve Downes (bass) and Simon Wright (drums).
Rock Gone Wild’s exclusive ticket presale has ended. Tickets will be available to the general public in the coming weeks. To receive updates, please join www.fevertalk.net. Additionally, Rock Gone Wild fans can receive unprecedented “behind-the-scenes” updates by reading Anatomy of a Festival at www.anatomyofafestival.wordpress.com. This blog promises to chronicle the ups – and downs – of planning a major music event.
Rhino Bucket join Helix, Junkyard, Dangerous Toys and Saigon Kick to the ever-growing Rock Gone Wild roster.
Festival artists will chat online exclusively with ticket-holders. This exciting interactive experience kicks off in the coming weeks and will continue until August 2009. Brian Vollmer of Helix will participate in the first chat. Brian has performed with Helix for over 30 years and teaches vocal lessons to a wide array of students. Thanks to his musicianship, Helix has sold millions of albums worldwide. Only those fans with tickets will be able to chat with Brian. Ticketholders will receive an email with instructions on how to access the private chat. Visit www.rockgonewild.com for complete festival information.
Rock Gone Wild will take place at the Freedom Park festival grounds, located at 2507- 160th Avenue in Algona, Iowa. While Algona is a rural community, the area is close to many hotels and both the Des Moines and Minneapolis airports are easily accessible.
Rock fans from more than 30 states and five countries have already purchased tickets. Will you be wild in August 2009?
Rock now. Rock on. Rock wild.