Rock with Soul!!!
The Rhythm Pimps - One of the tightest rock trios you're likely to
come across around Eugene. The Rhythm Pimps play a mash up of rock,
reggae & funk, blending it seamlessly together to create music that
keeps you singing along and burning a hole in the dance floor. With a
knack for clever and catchy song writing, and a vast array of unique
covers, this power trio is constantly connecting with their listeners
and turning new ears wherever they set up their gear.
The Rhythm Pimps touch on many different genres and draw sounds and
inspiration from all sorts of influences. The skanked-out heavy drum
and bass styling of Sublime is prominent throughout their sets, while
the heavier stoner rock riffs like bands such as Clutch can be heard
at times. Psychedelic guitar leads a-la Pink Floyd, and tight funk
grooves reminiscent of early Chili Peppers, while their dirty over
driven sound may remind you of Opp. Ivy or Black Flag.
Over the last year The Rhythm Pimps were hard at work in their
basement recording studio chiseling away at two new albums. They are
out promoting their latest endeavor "End of Suburbia" features what
they call 'the cream of the crop' of songs; pin-ultimate band and fan
favorites, gig staples that have made the band's live shows so
successful over the years. Their harder-edged, 'Rock Star Mythos' is
scheduled for release later in he year"
Recently their music was featured in Faux Show's Production's feature
length film - ‘Earth Day’. The Rhythm Pimps have been gaining exposure
with their song ‘Welcome to Hollywood’. It has been featured on local
radio stations around the North West. ‘Welcome to Hollywood’ is also
used in the opening credits for the Portland-based web program,
'Pirate Satellite TV'.
The Rhythm Pimps have been steadily gaining fans since 1999 when they
formed outta high school and continuing on, these three friends,
guitarist/lead singer Anthony McCarthy, bassist/singer Mike Hoffman
and original drummer Dustin Dybevik worked with Greg Riker (former
Board of Directors for Mackie, Seattle WA.) to independently release
their first album - ‘GROUNDSCORE’. Later the Rhythm Pimps parted ways
with Dybevik so he could go on to complete a degree in Media Art and
Graphic Design and start his own company Bloodtoe Media. Former fan
and friend of the band, hard hitting fill-in drummer Brian Kauffmaniac
soon became the permanent fixture for The RP’s in 2005.
With a new drummer on board, The Pimps went on to record what they
thought were just going to be demos, but turned out to be their next
full length album - 'Identity Crisis'. The original recordings sat as
demos for a whole year. During that stint, The Rhythm Pimps recorded
more tracks at Rivacyd Records and decided to add a few of the new
tracks together with the newly remixed demos; with the help of
genius-sound-man mixer-extraordinaire, Justin Dodge of former Juice to
Make it Happen fame, whose credits include Marv Ellis' 'Dreamcatcher
Juice' and Keegan Smith 'Special Delivery'.
The Rhythm Pimps have toured the Pacific Northwest. They’ve covered a
lot of ground, playing colleges, outdoor summer festivals, dirty punk
rock bars and their specialty, house parties!!! With such a diverse
sound, their music crosses many boundaries and finds a nice niche
wherever they play. The Rhythm Pimps have shared the stage with the
likes of Fishbone, The Expendables, The Toasters, The Phenomenauts,
Unkle Nancy, Marv Ellis and Tarrka just to name a few.