THANK YOU FOR VISITING LUX RECORDS!
 
 

Lux Records is proud to present recording artists

SUSANNA VAN TASSEL & DAVE GONZALEZ

and their first release on the label

"Think We're Gonna Be Alright"

NOW AVAILABLE!

Lux Records is proud to present : Susanna Van Tassel & Dave Gonzalez (The Paladins) ! These real life sweethearts have recorded some spell-binding down-home country music together! Visit our store to purchase their VINYL LP  - it comes with a free digital download card, too! ALSO available as a CD or Digital album / digital singles~! Click on this image to go directly to the store!

Lux Records is proud to present : Susanna Van Tassel & Dave Gonzalez (The Paladins) ! These real life sweethearts have recorded some spell-binding down-home country music together! Visit our store to purchase their VINYL LP - it comes with a free digital download card, too! ALSO available as a CD or Digital album / digital singles~! Click on this image to go directly to the store!

Hold On!

Hold On!

Vinyl, baby, VINYL!!

Vinyl, baby, VINYL!!

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Susanna Van Tassel & Dave Gonzalez  performing with Pals at the 17th Annual LoneStar Round Up Friday April 6 - Thanks for all of the support, TX!

Susanna Van Tassel & Dave Gonzalez performing with Pals at the 17th Annual LoneStar Round Up Friday April 6 - Thanks for all of the support, TX!

Yes, this CD of 9 original songs CAN be yours NOW~! The Tighten Ups have been kicking ass for 10 years - doling out huge helpings of funky fun - providing the Rock and Soul revue that makes you want to DANCE! They can be found in San Diego's finest dive bars, at festivals, and private events! The powerhouse vocals of lead singer Laura Jane Willcock are matched by the ballsy guitar heroics of San Diego's favorite guitar player, Joey Harris (Beat Farmers, Joey Harris & The Mentals) & the rumbling funkalicious bass stylings of Gerry Wasson!  Bob Conrad commands the top of the horn section, on trumpet, and provides sexy punch just where you want it! Topher Williams is surprising at every turn with his mastery of the tenor sax - calling upon jazz, rock, blues, funk, & r&b styles when he flies high on a solo and keeps the middle electric in the section! When Meri Claire Lieux steps on stage, it ignites her Cajun soul on the trombone, and her passion fills your heart at once! She is the best dancer in the horn section! Jonny Viau (every band ever) gave us the honor of joining us on bari sax as our special guest - his deep bottom notes and mischievous sense of humor gave these performances extra magic on a day full of musical treats! Our band's newest full time drummer, New Jersey native Rene Woolley, was joined the day of our recording by 2 former drummers for The Tighten Ups : Larry Grano, and Brad Smith - 2 of the busiest and best drummers in San Diego!  Recorded live at Thomas Yearsley's Thunderbird Analog Recording Studio in Oceanside, California~!  Click on this pic to go directly to the store to purchase yours NOW!

Yes, this CD of 9 original songs CAN be yours NOW~! The Tighten Ups have been kicking ass for 10 years - doling out huge helpings of funky fun - providing the Rock and Soul revue that makes you want to DANCE! They can be found in San Diego's finest dive bars, at festivals, and private events! The powerhouse vocals of lead singer Laura Jane Willcock are matched by the ballsy guitar heroics of San Diego's favorite guitar player, Joey Harris (Beat Farmers, Joey Harris & The Mentals) & the rumbling funkalicious bass stylings of Gerry Wasson! Bob Conrad commands the top of the horn section, on trumpet, and provides sexy punch just where you want it! Topher Williams is surprising at every turn with his mastery of the tenor sax - calling upon jazz, rock, blues, funk, & r&b styles when he flies high on a solo and keeps the middle electric in the section! When Meri Claire Lieux steps on stage, it ignites her Cajun soul on the trombone, and her passion fills your heart at once! She is the best dancer in the horn section! Jonny Viau (every band ever) gave us the honor of joining us on bari sax as our special guest - his deep bottom notes and mischievous sense of humor gave these performances extra magic on a day full of musical treats! Our band's newest full time drummer, New Jersey native Rene Woolley, was joined the day of our recording by 2 former drummers for The Tighten Ups : Larry Grano, and Brad Smith - 2 of the busiest and best drummers in San Diego! Recorded live at Thomas Yearsley's Thunderbird Analog Recording Studio in Oceanside, California~! Click on this pic to go directly to the store to purchase yours NOW!

The Tighten Ups!
www.TheTightenUps.com

The Tighten Ups! www.TheTightenUps.com

Hey fb friends! Click on the pic to link to The Tighten Ups' facebook band page!

Hey fb friends! Click on the pic to link to The Tighten Ups' facebook band page!

"NEW WORLD"
11 new tracks from The Paladins
NOW available on CD, limited edition Coke Bottle Clear Vinyl & 180 gram Black Vinyl Records, and as a digital download~!
Click on the cover image to go directly to the STORE to get your own~!

"NEW WORLD" 11 new tracks from The Paladins NOW available on CD, limited edition Coke Bottle Clear Vinyl & 180 gram Black Vinyl Records, and as a digital download~! Click on the cover image to go directly to the STORE to get your own~!

"Beat for beat, there's no better band than The Paladins. This line-up is lethal!"
-L.A. Weekly

"Sizzling roots rock...gut-bucket power & no-holds-barred excitement!"
--BILLBOARD

"Beat for beat, there's no better band than The Paladins. This line-up is lethal!" -L.A. Weekly

"Sizzling roots rock...gut-bucket power & no-holds-barred excitement!" --BILLBOARD

NOW FOR SALE AS A DIGITAL DOWNLOAD ALBUM!!  
Click on the image of the record to connect to the store NOW! 
We have long sold out of the vinyl and CDs - sorry~!

NOW FOR SALE AS A DIGITAL DOWNLOAD ALBUM!!
Click on the image of the record to connect to the store NOW! We have long sold out of the vinyl and CDs - sorry~!

LOS ALAMOS, NM~! Sept 1, 2017
Click on this pic for a link to the local NEWSPAPER photos of the show. Thanks, Russ, DK & everyone in Los Alamos~!

LOS ALAMOS, NM~! Sept 1, 2017 Click on this pic for a link to the local NEWSPAPER photos of the show. Thanks, Russ, DK & everyone in Los Alamos~!

THE PALADINS

1980s

The Paladins started out as a rockabilly band during the rockabilly craze of the early 1980s. Their tagline at the time was "Western & Bop", as they played a combination of rockabilly and vintage country. Original members Dave Gonzalez on lead guitar & Thomas Yearsley on bass had met in high school in Encinitas, CA. The lead singer and rhythm guitarist was Whit Broadly, and Scott Campbell was their original drummer. With this lineup they did their first recording, a contribution to a 1982 local compilation album, Who's Listening?, and a song two years later on The Best of L.A. Rockabilly, a 1983 Rhino Records LP, compiled by Art Fein. Their first LP, The Paladins, was produced by Kim Wilson of the Fabulous Thunderbirds and was released in 1987 on Wrestler Records. Their second album, Years Since Yesterday, produced by Los Lobos' Steve Berlin and Mark Linnet, was released on Alligator Records in 1989 and had sold more than 20,000 copies by the end of the year; the band shot a music video for the title song at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, California for $30,000.  Spending most of their time on the road, by 1989 they had already toured with Stevie Ray Vaughan, Los Lobos, The Blasters and the Fabulous Thunderbirds. They toured abroad as well; in the summer of 1989, between recording sessions for the third album, they played in Europe for the month of June, including shows throughout The Netherlands, at the Peer Music Festival in Belgium and the World Music Festival in London.


1990s

In 1990 Brian Fahey joined the Paladins as drummer as they released their third record, "Let's Buzz", "an invigorating blend of rockabilly, blues, rhythm-and-blues and country" recorded in the Los Angeles studio of 1970s soul star Leon Haywood (who also played keyboards on the album), produced again by Steve Berlin and Mark Linnet and released by Alligator. Acclaim came with a nomination at the 1990 Entertainer Music Awards (San Diego County) for Best Rock 'n' Roll, Original Music, for which they were a critics' favorite (they lost out to Beat Farmers).  They won the award two years later, a year after winning the San Diego Music Awards.  Touring continued relentlessly at home and abroad; in 1991, for instance, they toured Australia for three weeks! 1993 saw the Cesar Rosas produced album "Ticket Home" released, with drummer Jeff Donavan. "Million Mile Club"  was released on 4AD soon after that, celebrating The Paladins' global reach, as they did indeed pass the million mile marker as a touring band! "Slippin' In" was the final album released in the 1990's, and Brian Fahey rejoined the band as drummer.

2000s

The Paladins released "Palvoline" in 2001 and "El Matador" was released in 2003, on Yearsley's new label, Lux Records. It was recorded at Yearsley's Thunderbird Analog Recording Studio. The band appeared to have come to an end to fans in 2005 when Gonzalez wanted to focus on different musical interests after having formed the Hacienda Brothers. Thereafter a number of live Paladins albums and a live DVD were released, with the band sometimes described as being "on hiatus." While touring with his band, the Stone River Boys, Gonzalez joined Yearsley and drummer Brian Fahey at the Ink & Iron Festival in Long Beach, California in June 2011 for a Paladins reunion concert, the band's first US concert since 2005.

Since 2011, The Paladins have been adding more and more worldwide concert dates, creating/recording/releasing new music - including a 45rpm of "Wicked" & "Should Have Been Dreamin'", a compliation CD entitled "More Of The Best Of", "Slippin' In Ernesto's", a live album recorded at Ernesto's in Sittard, NL, and their latest release, "New World", which came out April 16, 2017. Dave, Thomas & Brian are really enjoying their 36th year of musical brotherhood & putting on high energy live shows for all their pals! 
 

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UPCOMING EVENTS:

Previous events

The Tighten Ups play The Tower Bar

The Tower Bar, 4757 University Ave, San Diego

10 years ago, our very first gig as a band was at The Tower Bar - we are thrilled to return! 9pm-1am - dancing, cheap drinks, popcorn and vintage soft porn! Classic! This place has been giving folks a good time since 1932.

The Tighten Ups return to Bar Pink w No Small Children

Bar Pink, 3829 30th St, San Diego

The Tighten Ups are back in North Park for an evening of entertainment, dancing, and drinking~! No Small Children is the first band, and we start at 11pm~!

The Tighten Ups rock The Kraken

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The Kraken, 2531 S Coast Hwy 101, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA

The Tighten Ups return to the BEACH for 4 hours of funky soul and bluesy rock at one of the oldest beach bars in Southern California~! This venue is 21+. No cover charge, full bar, dancing, pool, and a yummy BBQ truck out back~! See ya there!

The Paladins BACK at The Belly Up!

Belly Up, Solana Beach, CA

The Paladins come home to San Diego, where it all began, 36 years ago - The Belly Up Tavern~! The sound in this place is world class, if you haven't had the pleasure of attending a show at the Belly Up before, you will be delighted! Dave, Thomas & Brian can't wait to see you there~!

The Paladins rock The Rhythm Collision

The Rhythm Collision - Marriott Hotel , 3400 Market Street, Riverside, CA 92501

Just $30 gets you in for the entire weekend full of cars, bands, vendors, food, dancing, and a rockin' good time~!

The Paladins European Tour

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Belgium, Finland, & The Netherlands - look out! Here come The Paladins!

The So Cal Rock N Blues Good Time Jamboree

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The Underground DTSA, 220 East 3rd Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701

Come to OC and rock out with The Paladins!! Tickets are $35 pre-sale and more the day of the show at door. Doors open at noon, and great bands play all day and night! Not sure when The Paladins are going on at this time. Will update this when we receive the information.

The Rockabilly Ball's 30th Anniversary

Connor Byrne Pub, 5140 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA

The Paladins are stoked to be returning to Seattle for this great annual Rockabilly Ball~! Get out your finest vintage wear, get your hair cut, and buy a corsage for your best gal - it's Rockabilly Ball time~!

The Paladins play Dante's

Dante's , 350 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209

It's been a couple of years since The Paladins were in Portland & man, they are looking forward to returning and rocking the house all night at Dante's!! Tell your Pals and let's get the gang back together! Doors open at 7:30pm tix $13 pre sale, follow link below. Support act tba.

In Store Appearance at Music Millennium!

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Music Millennium, 3158 East Burnside Street , Portland Oregon 97214

Great to be back in Portland ! The Paladins love a good record store and Music Millennium is as good as a record store could ever get! Terry's got us inside and playing songs for YOU - LIVE from 6-6:30pm, with an autograph session after - Come pick up YOUR copy of our latest release - "NEW WORLD"! On CD or Vinyl!

Big Blues Bender

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Plaza Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV

The Paladins rock the Bender Showroom early on Sunday at this legendary annual Las Vegas weekend showcase of the best of the best in Blues! Check out all the details on their website: http://bigbluesbender.com/

Big Blues Bender

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Plaza Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV

It's VEGAS, baby!!! This legendary annual Blues showcase gives and gives with a great line-up of seasoned Blues veterans and up and coming talent~! The Paladins go on 6-7:30pm on the Juke Joint Stage this Saturday - leaving you plenty of time to go see Mavis Staples at 10pm! Check out all the deets on their website: http://bigbluesbender.com/

Gordon's Summer Concert Series

Ashley Pond, Los Alamos, NM

FREE outdoor all ages show! Each year thousands of residents and visitors take advantage of our beautiful Ashley Pond Park. Pull up a lawn chair and enjoy an eclectic variety of talent from rock to blues, jazz, country, Latin, Americana, African & World rhythms and more, including Russian Rokenroll. At the Pond each week you'll find a variety of hot and cold food and drinks provided by our many vendors. http://www.gordonssummerconcerts.com

The Paladins @ The Casbah

The Casbah, 2501 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101

Return to The Mothership~! The Paladins' very first band manager, Tim Mays, is the owner of San Diego's legendary live music club, The Casbah - and the guys are honored to be back~! Get your tickets now, as this event WILL SELL OUT soon! Opening acts - The Bedbreakers, The Casey Hensley Band