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"Las Drogas" is a swaggering, woozy power trio based out of Ypsilanti, Michigan that specializes in stompin' and swamp-tastic proto-punk that's heavily influenced by the primitive roots of greasy rock n' roll that goes way back to the 1950's and 1960's. Their catchy sound is like the White Stripes mashed with Jerry Lee Lewis.
ABOVE: Las Drogas live at Tap Room, Ypsilanti, MI - December 7, 2018 Although Las Drogas has existed in some form or another since 2003, its constant core member has always been guitarist/front man Kyle "KK Dirty Money" Kipp. Kyle is also known for playing with several other bands from the Ypsilanti/Ann Arbor music scene over the years, such as "Black Jake & the Carnies", "The Devil Elvis Show", "Gruesome Twosome", "ELECTROMAGS", "the Ungodly 77's", "Mercury Salad Sandwich", "The Sunday Painters", and others. While several other talented backing musicians have come and gone from Las Drogas over the years, current drummer and Ohio native Bryan King joined up in September 2018, followed shortly after by Kyle's brother Eric "Greezy E" Kipp being added on bass guitar in November 2018. Kyle & Eric also played together throughout southeastern Michigan for 20+ years in the band " Sin Embargo ".
ABOVE (L-R): Bryan King, Eric "Greezy E" Kipp, Kyle "KK Dirty Money" Kipp - November 2018
Las Drogas has recorded and released several original songs over the years on the band's own indie label "El Ojo". Popular crowd-pleasing tunes such as "Back & Sides", "Run Outta Town", and "You Owe Me Money", written primarily by Kyle, always seem to get strong and favorable crowd reactions. The band also dredges up and puts their own unique spin on several moldy oldies-but-goodies for novel and kitchy cover tunes.
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Check out the "Back & Sides" VIDEO on YouTube RIGHT HERE
Check out the "Run Outta Town" VIDEO on YouTube RIGHT HERE
ABOVE: Kyle "KK Dirty Money" Kipp live with Las Drogas at Tap Room, Ypsilanti, MI - December 7, 2018
UPCOMING LAS DROGAS SHOWS:Friday, April 5, 2019 Tap Room 201 W. Michigan Ave Ypsilanti, MI "First Fridays Ypsilanti" Music Series with "The Dirty News", "RipShark", and "Los Capybaros" No Cover Starts at 9 PM 18+ Welcome Saturday, May 4, 2019 Black Fire Winery 1261 E. Munger Rd Tecumseh, MI Other bands TBA No Cover Starts at TBA 21+ Welcome Saturday, June 1, 2019 "Sins of Steel: Motor City Mayhem 2019" Traditional Car Show 12451 Andersonville Rd (4-H Fairgrounds) Davisburg, MI with "Three Blue Teardrops", "Babe Miller & His Chippewa Guides", and "The Slot Rods" $10 per person for spectators (or $25 for car registration) Starts at 9 AM All Ages Welcome Saturday, July 27, 2019 Spider Trap Bar 12572 N Saginaw Rd Clio, MI The Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers Jamboree Music Festival with "Elvis Hitler", "Dee Rocker & the Hellrazors", "The Slot Rods", "Lords of the Highway", "the Hi-Views", and more ! Cover $12 (in advance), $15 (day of show) Starts at 2 PM 18+ Welcome Saturday, August 11, 2019 The Ton Up Festival 115 N. Park St Ypsilanti, MI Several other bands TBA No Cover Starts at TBA All-Ages Welcome ABOVE: Bryan King live with Las Drogas at Tap Room, Ypsilanti, MI - December 7, 2018
Las Drogas has played at dozens of venues and festivals throughout lower Michigan and northern Ohio over the years, but the current incarnation of the band has played the following gigs since 2018:
2019 Mar 08 - Ypsilanti, MI - The Late Station - with "Dogs at Large", "Temporary Arrangement", and "Car Crash Jake"
2019 Feb 23 - Hazel Park, MI - Cellarmen's - with "Cindi Lou & the Red Hot Royals" and "the Hi-Views"
2019 Jan 26 - Detroit, MI - Cadieux Cafe - with "RipShark" & "Slow Curve"
2018 Dec 07 - Ypsilanti, MI - Tap Room - with "Mercury Salad Sandwich" and "Kristyanna & the DayNites"
2018 Nov 27 - Ypsilanti, MI - Ypsi Alehouse - with "ZZvava" (Kyle & Bryan only)
2018 Sep 29 - Chelsea, MI - The Hogan - "Pheasant Fest" - with several other bands (Kyle & Bryan only)
ABOVE: Las Drogas live at Cellarman's, Hazel Park, MI - February 23, 2019
ABOVE: Eric Kipp live with Las Drogas at Tap Room, Ypsilanti, MI - December 7, 2018
Last Updated March 10, 2019
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