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Saint Christoper, Erik Arvoy
January 6 @ 9:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saint Christoper, Erik Arvoy
Happy Hour 4pm- 7pm
Erik Arvoy @9pm
Saint Christopher @10
About the Bands:
Saint Christopher: (taken from the artist’s website. Click the artist’s name to learn more) ”
“And Reality TV…It will make you PRESIDENT,
Now the BARS been SET, now you’ll REGRET this PRECEDENT.”
I ask this question in all sincerity: How LOW Can We GO?…
It’s a BRAVE NEW WORLD.They SELL YOU what you WANT TO BE……. You can be it ALL, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME, ANYTHING…Our kind and benevolent GOVERNMENT has given us “FREE HEALTH CARE” so we can keep buying our $600 prescriptions, thus feeding the MONSTER. We have Betsy DeVos as our leader in education so these COCKSUCKERS can close public schools & make a fortune off of privatized education. The POWERS THAT BE are monitoring these same schools to see which has a combination of low academic achievement and poverty, so they can BUILD MORE PRISONS in those neighborhoods…
They’ve got the RACE WAR they’ve always wanted. They’ve escalated the CLASS WAR that has been going on for years. They simultaneously praise and vilify RELIGION to keep the divisive culture in regards to faith going. The CONSERVATIVES ain’t the enemy…The LIBERALS ain’t the problem…We’ve been SOLD this ‘US V. THEM’ paradigm that is a complete fallacy.
A couple yrs ago we named our tour ‘AMERIKA IS FUCT’… It sure is…
My act, which was once labeled UNPATRIOTIC and IRREVERENT by the NeoCons, is now being attacked by this bizarre new wave of the ‘OFFENDED GENERATION’…These SPOILED, SNOT NOSE CHILDREN who play armchair political scientists behind a TOUCH SCREEN.
You ever been DIVORCED? You ever been HOMELESS? You ever starved and suffered for SOMETHING YOU BELIEVE IN?…Ever had an STI? Been in a FIST FIGHT? Had an ABORTION? Watched a loved one DIE? Had your HEART BROKEN? Traveled the COUNTRY? Overdosed? Fuct a PROSTITUTE?
How did I become the DINOSAUR? How did I become the OLD MAN? When did the ideals in which I’ve always lived by become viewed as ANTIQUATED?
It was this same group of ENTITLED COCKSUCKERS that got my act booted from gigs & band from venues the last couple years…I talk all about that situation in my NEW BOOK…The sad reality is now I spend a great deal of my time fighting against this group of SELF-RIGHTEOUS, faux social justice ‘advocates’…I hope they’re proud of themselves. I hope they keep sucking their own dick & POINTING & CLICKING…Eventually they’ll be GONE & we’ll still be here like we’ve been 100 times before…
Lyrically, “Preach, GODDAMN IT” is a reaction to the above mentioned BULLSHIT. It is an indictment on what WESTERN CULTURE has devolved into. It’s also me PICKING A BONE with all of those who’ve tried to KEEP US DOWN the past 2 decades.
MUSICALLY this is what I’ve been chasing for the last 20yrs. This is far and away THE BEST ALBUM I’ve ever done. Appropriately, it literally spans my development as a songwriter from start to finish considering we’ve got a the song ‘UNDERDOG’ that was written when I was 15yrs old… In stark contrast, songs like ‘Phone Sexxx’ & ‘Whites Only’ were written in the studio just a couple months ago.
The most crucial element in the creation of ‘Preach, GODDMAN IT’ was the percussion skills & talent of Derek Vaive. This album was built around that man. Without Derek’s drumming on this album it WOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED. He has the feet that take the HEAVY SONGS back to the double kicking of my youth, playing in The Motherfuck’n Saints. On the flip side, you can hear the influence of jazz legends like Gene Krupa & Buddy Rich on the slower songs. The chemistry that Derek and I have together comes only from the YEARS we’ve spent on the road. He feels music on such a visceral level that few other people do. So proud to call him MY BROTHER.
Beside Derek, we had an ALL-STAR cast on this album. My hard road out of St. Louis in the fall of 2016 brought me to the great state of Michigan. That decision has brought me great blessings.…This state has now given me my amazing band, my unbelievable family, and my beautiful fiancee.
As important as Derek was to the songwriting of this album, the man responsible for organizing the train wreck was Matt Waterman. You could put Rick Ruben or Phil Spector or Butch Vig in front of me & I’d take Waterman any day of the week…Maybe it was the fact that Matt spent a year on the road listening to my shit repeatedly. Maybe it was because he came off of other painstaking projects that were much more technical and less visceral. Maybe it was FATE that brought us together. All I know is I could not be any happier with the finished product…I sincerely am so grateful for Matt and all his talent & dedication. PURE. FUCKING. MICHIGAN.
MY HOPE is that I’ve created something GOOD ENOUGH to RUIN SOMEONES LIFE…
Something that inspires some artist to go out and roam & create & think & feel & destroy… Something REAL. Something RAW. Something that makes a musician or a writer or an artist quit their JOB, get a DIVORCE, and give up all the things WESTERN SOCIETY says we should value. All in the hopes that the SACRIFICE of chasing down some unattainable dream will inspire some other artists to DO THE SAME…
In conclusion I’ll say this: Most of my writing is driven by anger. It comes from a place of disdain and contempt. Ironically, the fact is I’ve personally never been happier. Creatively, I’ve never felt more fulfilled and inspired. Mentally, I’m still struggling with demons (addiction, depression, explosive anger, anxiety) BUT I’ve got a better handle on things, better than I’ve had in the past. Despite my chronic pain that my neuropathy & spine problems have caused me, I’m fairly healthy considering what I’ve put my body through…
I meant fuck’n BUSINESS when I came to MI. I came here to TOUR the country, WRITE books, and RECORD albums…With the help of my FAMILY we’ve done all that and then some. All without the help of any major label, booking agent, or financial support. This has been all done BY THE PEOPLE. I’m proud of our struggle…It has made us what we are.
Without the FAMILY we are NOTHING…
Erik Arvoy: “Erik Arvoy is the sweetest muffin in the bakery” – Marilynne
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Saint Christoper, Erik Arvoy