(Hed) P.E. Flyer

(Hed) P.E.

w/ special guest Simon Says

Wednesday 8/14 @ Studio B


$22 ADV
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Huntington Beach, California’s (hed) p.e. (the “pe” stands for “Planet Earth”) were founded in 1994 by frontman Jahred (aka M.C.U.D. aka Jared Gomes), whose goal was to fuse the region’s long-standing punk rock heritage with G-funk-inflected hip-hop — a sound he labeled “G-punk.” The group found mainstream success in the early 2000s via their second and third albums, Broke and Blackout, both of which were released by Jive Records. A move to indie label Suburban Noize yielded the 9/11 Truth Movement concept LP New World Orphans, and in 2019 the eclectic rockers issued their tenth studio long-player, Stampede. (hed) p.e. (also comprising lead guitarist Wesley “Wesstyle” Geer, rhythm guitarist Chad “Chizad” Benekos, bassist Mark “Mawk” Young, drummer Ben “B.C.” Vaught, and Doug “DJ Product @ 1969” Boyce on turntables and samples) released their eponymous debut through Jive Records, then hit the road with Ozzfest and bands like KornStatic-X, and System of a Down.

Simon Says emerged from Sacramento’s thriving music scene in the early 90s, alongside notable contemporaries like Far, Papa Roach, and Will Haven. The band released their first demo EP in 1994, followed by two independent albums: the cassette-only Little Boy and its follow-up, Perfect Example. This caught the attention of Hollywood Records, leading to their signing with the label. In 1999, Simon Says released their major label debut, Jump Start.  Lead vocalist Matt Franks, guitarist Zac Diebels, bassist Mike Arrieta, and drummer Mike Johnston have joined forces once again. The band has recently signed with THC: Music (known for Taproot and Eve To Adam) and is currently working on new material for a studio album slated for a 2024 release via THC: Music/Amplified Distribution. In addition, THC will be reissuing remastered versions of Simon Says’ out-of-print independent albums, Little Boy and Perfect Example, which is be available on digital platforms now.

➤(hed) p.e.

➤Simon Says