Local Effect Spotlight: Vegas’ Geezus Cryst & Free Beer
Listeners to X107.5’s The X-Effect, 10p-Midnight on Sunday nights are used to hearing Vegas artists showcased in the Local Effect. But how familiar are you with the bands themselves? Time to change all of that with the Local Effect Spotlight! Today, I’m featuring a Vegas’ band with the greatest name EVER, Geezus Cryst & Free Beer…
Geezus Cryst & Free Beer began in the smoldering flames of ex-Vegas local band Half Fast, when B. A. Cryst and Stabin Free Beer decided to resurrect the band under a new name in 2010. Originally with ex-Betting on Tomorrow bassist Marc rounding out the trio, they began playing shows across the Las Vegas Valley. After about a year, Marc left the band and was replaced by P. Geezus thus filling out the name of Geezus Cryst & Free Beer (similar to Crosby, Stills & Nash… yeah). At the end of 2012, GC&FB released their first album Cryst Has Risen, which provides the listener with educational life skills about herpes, boobies, and zombified man members set to comforting music. This September, the long anticipated wait is over, when they release their second album Parting the Red C-Word which continues the informational journey with songs about Clownie Sex, a woman’s Hole-y Trinity, and being a Born Again (Satanist).
Geezus Cryst & Free Beer have continued to play in the best local punk scene in the country, Las Vegas. Why?
“Because every band brings something unique to present to fans of the live shows,” explains GC&FB. “Many bands work together in Vegas instead of bickering and fighting. Geezus preaches love and Las Vegas has the letters of love except for ‘o.’ GC&FB brings the big O to the Las Vegas punk music scene by making your ears quiver and pulsate in a sensual way. The songs of Geezus Cryst & Free Beer originate in the depths of Hell and Geezus pulls them from the pit to bring that Hell to you. These hellish songs end up being a mix of different genres that span from rock to 70’s porn funk, but always have that punk overtone.”
By the way… They told me they would like more women at their shows. Each one is a sausage fest!
This Friday Night at HardHat Lounge – 1675 S Industrial Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89102
“Soak it in, get addicted,” preaches GC&FB, “and then buy the new crap, when it comes out.”
Listen Sunday nights to the Local Effect at 11p to hear Vegas’ best, including Geezus Cryst & Free Beer, right here on X107.5!
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