For Los Angeles-based punk band Black President, all it took was one song, penned by guitarist and founder Charlie Paulson and titled “Last F__king Hope,” to detonate a musical explosion. Black President self-titled debut out now on Cobra Music.
“With Black President, a hot hard band with attitude AND a message, Paulson’s finally found a perfect fit”
–My Fox LA
After finishing up a successful trek on the Vans Warped Tour 08 and a stint of hometown dates Black President is gearing up for a full national tour with TSOL kicking off January 23, 2009 in Pomona, CA.
“The journey that Black President takes you on is full of twists and turns that any roller coaster designer would be proud of”
The buzz continues to grow as the band recently garnered a featured artist spot on myspace music and an appearance on Dave Navarro’s SpreadTV on maniaTV:
It has been a long time since a punk rock band with something to really say about the status of the world we live in has come along and shaken the foundations of the scene
Black President is: Charlie Paulson on guitar who began working with vocalist/guitarist Christian Martucci (formerly of Chelsea Smiles and Dee Dee Ramone’s band), who, at the time, had recently moved to L.A. from Philadelphia. Martucci and Paulson not only saw eye-to-eye on their message, but on the potential for a new musical fusion as well.
Having found his frontman, Paulson (who, at the time, had vacated his
position in the pop punk-ska outfit Goldfinger) set out to complete the line up. Martucci suggested drummer Roy Mayorga whom he knew from the scene surrounding CBGB & Coney Island High in New York. Having been a member of such pivotal bands as Nausea and Soulfly, Mayorga easily formed a tight and brutal rhythm section with bassist and fellow east-coast hardcore veteran Jason Christopher.
So, what’s in a name? As Paulson explains, “the moniker Black President
has absolutely nothing to do with the new president elect when I named the band ‘Black President.’ I meant Chuck D. or Huey P. Newton or Shaft”.
On Tour with TSOL:
1/ 23/ 09 – The Glass House – Pomona, CA
1/ 24/ 09 – Brick by Brick – San Diego , CA
1/ 25/ 09 – Vaude Ville Cabaret – Tucson, AZ
1/ 28/ 09 – Rock Botto m – San Antonio, TX
1/ 29/ 09 – House of Rock – Corpus Christi, TX
1/ 30/ 09 – Meridian – Houston, TX
1/ 31/ 09 – Red Seven – Austin, TX
More dates to come…
Check out the music here: