Blackened Blooze from Ypsilanti, Michigan...

"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. 

 Dec 7, 2018 - Las Drogas live at Tap Room - Ypsilanti, MI

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 ". 

Las Drogas group shot: Bryan King, Eric Kipp, Kyle Kipp - Nov 2018

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. 

Las Drogas Facebook Page

Contact Kyle via e-mail at kylerkipp@gmail.com for more info. 

Check out the "Back & Sides" VIDEO on YouTube RIGHT HERE

Check out the "Run Outta Town" VIDEO on YouTube RIGHT HERE

Dec 7, 2018 - Kyle Kipp live with Las Drogas at Tap Room - Ypsilanti, MI

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
 
Dec 7, 2018 - Bryan King live with Las Drogas - Tap Room, Ypsilanti, MI
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)

Feb 23, 2019 - Las Drogas live at Cellarmen's - Hazel Park, MI 

ABOVE: Las Drogas live at Cellarman's, Hazel Park, MI - February 23, 2019

Dec 7, 2018 - Eric Kipp live with Las Drogas at Tap Room - Ypsilanti, MI

ABOVE: Eric Kipp live with Las Drogas at Tap Room, Ypsilanti, MI - December 7, 2018

Last Updated March 10, 2019

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