Melodic-rockers Angels Cut set for CD release party at the Red Fox Burlesque and other surprises too

Humboldt County melodic-rockers Angels Cut are definitely offering up a slice of life to accompany the celebration of their debut LP on Dec. 7 in Eureka's Red Fox Tavern. In addition to their energetic, straight-up rock 'n' roll performance, the evening will boast burlesque from Arcata's Beat Vixens, photo booth fun and a supporting set from Washington alt-metal act Lacero.

"The main point of this release party is to show our gratitude, love and respect for everyone who has helped us get to this point," guitarist Utah Blue said. "(It's) a celebration of the music community and the community in general."

While Angels Cut may be a relatively new band, the five-piece has already shared the stage with the likes of Otep, Hank 3, (hed) PE, Greg Ginn of Black Flag, Potluck, Rehab, Moonshine Bandits and many others.

Redway's Rob Seifert Gage -- who has worked with a variety of acts like Eels, Porno For Pyros, Mike Watt of Minutemen and Taj Mahal -- produced the band's self-titled debut LP.

Angels Cut's debut 12-song LP has a nice blend of distorted, head-banging, mid-tempo and riff-driven hard-rock tracks coupled with just the right amount of sincere, emotional guitar ballads filled with tangible fluidity. It's reminiscent much more of a sophomore effort. With riffs that sound like a sludgy version of Brett Gurewitz of Bad Religion, drumming similar to Sean Kinney of Alice in Chains and the vocal timbre of Glenn Frey of the Eagles, these guys are going places.

They've also performed at such North Coast events as Hops in Humboldt, the newly founded annual SoHum summer festival That Damn Show, the Oyster Festival afterparty at Mazzotti's and more.

The band's members cite Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, The Eagles, Disturbed, Bad Religion, Bob Marley, System of a Down, Johnny Cash, Rancid, the Rolling Stones, The Beatles and many others as top influences.

They're currently deep into working on their sophomore LP and are planning a possible Northwest tour.

Advance passes for the CD-release show are available at Humboldt Clothing, The Works, James Cuts and Clothes, People's Records, Humboldt Republic, Wildberries Marketplace, Allure Day Spa and Hair Design, SHC Industries and Fortuna Music Mart. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Angels Cut is Reuben Childs (vocals and acoustic guitar), Mike Molina (guitar), Blue (guitar), Steve Carvalho (bass guitar) and Lonny Whitlow (drums).

If you go

What: Angels Cut CD release party

When: 7 p.m. Dec. 7

Where: Red Fox Tavern, 415 Fifth St., Eureka

Admission: 21+