BEGGARS | LIVE | 31st of March 2018

BEGGARS – Rock ‘n’ Roll band EST. 2010

Beggars is a rock trio from Athens, Greece. The band was formed in 2009 by founding members Yannis Passas (vox, guitars) and Chili (bass). By the end of 2010 Angelos Tanis (drums) came into the equation to complete the band’s line up.

The band has shared the stage with acts such as: THIN LIZZY, ERIC BURDON, THE GODFATHERS, Red Fang and has participated in festivals such us: OUT & LOUD Festival 2016 (Geiselwind/Germany), DESERTFEST Athens 2016, ROCKWAVE Festival, Anti-Racist Festival, RESISTANCE Festival.

The band currently is working on the new material for it’s 5th upcoming album.

Band Members:

Yannis Passas: Vox/Guitars
Chili: Bass
Petros Kotsidas: Drums

Click HERE for their discography.
Find them on: Facebook , YouTube , Bandcamp

Arcadian Child | LIVE | 1st of April 2018

Arcadian Child were formed in Limassol, Cyprus, in 2013. Psyched, potent and intoxicating, they deliver daunting guitar-orientated psychedelia blended with ambient elements, hallucinogenic patterns and cathartic outbursts. With sounds rivaling the squealing sirens of the Mediterranan up to the dark bellows of the West, Arcadian Child convey their psychedelic ritual in their jam-filled live shows where they spread their hypnotic vibrations.

Their debut album, “Afterglow” came to light on the 29th of October, 2017 and was widely acclaimed and received compelling support from the international psych/fuzz scene. The Limassol psych rockers signed with Rogue Wave Records (the psychedelic imprint of Ripple Music) on January 2018 to release “Afterglow” on limited edition 12’ Vinyl in the summer. They are currently working on material for their new album which is scheduled for release later in 2018 through Rogue Wave Records.

Band Members:

Panayiotis I.G  – vocals, guitar

Stathis Hadjicharalambous – guitar

Andreas Kerveros – bass, vocals

Christos Dimou – drums


2017 • Afterglow (vinyl / CD / digital – album)

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Social Media: Facebook – Youtube – Soundcloud – Instagram

11 Tips for Your First Tattoo

There are a lot of mixed thoughts and emotions you may experience before getting your first tattoo. You may feel excited, happy, impatient, and even a little nervous. Let us help to put your mind at ease with these 11 tips that are sure to help your first tattoo experience go smoothly. Continue reading

Tattoo History (Sam O’Reilly)

ittle is known about Samuel O’Reilly and most of what we know about this New York City tattooist comes from newspaper articles and the 1933 book Tattoo, Secrets of a Strange Art by Albert Parry.

Neither are the most reliable of sources. But Carmen Nyssen has pulled back the curtain on O’Reilly and we would like to thank her for her help with this update.

Public records show that O’Reilly was born in Connecticut and enlisted in the Navy around 1875. O’Reilly stated that he learned tattooing while in the Navy. After the Navy he had a run in with the law in his hometown of Waterbury on burglary charges and did some time.

This would take us up to early 1880s. The Brooklyn New York city directory listed him as an operator in 1886.

A news article from 1888 listed a tattooist name James O’Reilly tattooing at the Chatham Square Museum.


It is know that Samuel O’Reilly tattooed there so maybe that was just a mix-up on the first name. Although the city directories did not list O’Reilly’s occupation, a news article from 1890 had him at the Chatham Square Museum as tattooer and attraction.

On December 8, 1891 Samuel O’Reilly was granted a patent (# 464,801) for the first tattooing machine. It is unclear if O’Reilly was able to capitalize on his patent idea. Only one of the machines is known to exist and it is without the unique tube assembly. There is no information on O’Reilly ever selling this machine or operating a supply business.

By 1899 in the Southern District of New York, court papers were filed claiming that Elmer Getchell was infringing on O’Reilly’s machine patent. The battle was so public that The New York Times ran an article on February 6, 1900 with the headline, “Tattoo Artist at War.” These artists worked together at one time but had a serious fall-out over this machine patent and the court battle had no clear resolution.

The 1901 New York City directory found O’Reilly at #5 Chatham Square and Getchell at #11 Chatham Square and ironically they both lived in Brooklyn. Elmer Getchell let New York soon after and O’Reilly moved into the #11 Chatham Square location and remained there until his death in 1909.

On May 1, 1909 The Brooklyn Daily Eagle ran the story that Samuel O’Reilly, “The Tattoo Man” had taken a fall from a ladder while painting his house and died from a head injuries.


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