CD release shows, anniversaries and reunions: These are the high-leverage shows in the life cycle of a rock band. Bands invoke whatever goodwill they have accrued, call in the favors, blackmail when required, beg if necessary and otherwise roll out the big guns of persuasion to make these shows special. “If you can only make one, this is it.” So imagine the powers being martialed when, on Friday, January 26, not one, not two, but three bands of longstanding area renown are reuniting at BSP after hiatuses of various lengths.
The headliner is Tiger Piss, the hardworking trio featuring players who are all quite taken with their other projects now: Lara Hope of Ark-Tones fame; Reverend Kev from the heavy-metal-themed bluegrass band Red Nekromancer; and the guitarist and experimental composer Danny Asis. Back in the day, these three blew out windows locally and in frequent do-it-yourself tours around the contiguous 48 with a risqué brand of punk and post-hardcore rock for the people. Someone tried to get the piss out of their name, but it wasn’t long before the rechristened Tigeriss changed it back. They are Tiger Piss, for better or for worse.
Joining Tiger Piss on their tenth-anniversary reunion show are the reunited psychobilly/surf band the Arkhams and the reunited Golden-Age-of-cock-rock killers the Blind Ambassadors. The show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $10. For more information, visit www.bspkingston.com. BSP is located at 323 Wall Street in Kingston.