If ever there was a pull-no-punches, heart-on-the-sleeve, B.S.-free rock band, Portland, Oregon-based quintet I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch in the House is that band.
From the band that shouted "Fuck Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church", in the song "Westbrook Baptist Church", standing up for unheard voices everywhere that detest Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church’s godhatesfags.com website and general attitude towards those different then them. While also speaking out against the current presidential administration ("Things That Fail"), senseless murders ("Rachel Corrie"), rock stars ("The Ballad of Courtney Taylor-Taylor), and gun control (Dear Mr. Heston). I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch in the House may not be as poetic as Dylan or as accessible as Springsteen, but their gut-wrenching, in-your-face approach gets the message across none-the-less.
With three studio albums out now via Portland-based indie In Music We Trust Records - 2002's "Creepy Little Noises", 2004's "Put Here To Bleed", and 2005's "Menace" - fans have cherished the studio records, but recognized that the energy of their live show has yet to be captured on disc.
I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch in the House’s "Live At Dante’s" (In Music We Trust Records) is the truest representation of their live sound that you can find on record.
That’s because it is truly a live record, mistakes, lyrical deviation, pre-song banter, and all, recorded at their favorite Portland, Oregon club, Dante’s, a club that has supported them since their inception in 2002.
Including fan favorites off their three studio albums, as well as a new song, "Scream", from their forthcoming full-length (in 2007), and longtime live favorite "Rockin’ in the Free World" (finally available on an SOB record, after many a fan’s request). "Live At Dante’s" offers up unadulterated I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch in the House and their brand of rock like it’s meant to be heard: loud, outspoken, and in a club.
Look for I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch in the House to tour relentlessly throughout the winter and spring to support the live record, before entering the studio this summer to record their next studio album.