Girl Wreck Presents

2nd Annual Girl Wreck Fest!

Feat. The Blackouts, Throttlebomb, Gata Negra, The West, The Ghost-Towners, Crash, Salt, 9 Volt Fatale, The Front (WY), In The Company Of Serpents, The Cutthroat Drifters, Mike Borgia & the Problems (MO), The Lollygags,

Buteo Buteo, Chella Negro & the Charm, Dead Orchids, Fujita Scale, Atomic Americans, Paris By Sea, Tender Krease (NE), Number Station, Brian Parton

at The Oriental Theater

April 6, 2013 2:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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Time: 2:30pm     Day: Saturday     Doors: 2:00pm     Ages: 18+ Ages     Price: $7
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Showtimes

12:55 am
Gata Negra
12:25 am
The Ghost-Towners
11:55 pm
The Heroine
11:25 pm
Throttlebomb
10:55 pm
The Blackouts
10:25 pm
Salt
9:55 pm
Crash
9:25 pm
The Front
8:55 pm
9 Volt Fatale
8:25 pm
In The Company Of Serpents
7:55 pm
The Cutthroat Drifters
7:25 pm
Mike Borgia & The Problems
6:55 pm
The Lollygags
6:25 pm
Atomic Americans
5:55 pm
Chella Negro & the Charm
5:25 pm
The West
4:55 pm
Dead Orchids
4:25 pm
Fujita Scale
3:55 pm
Paris By Sea
3:25 pm
Tender Krease
2:55 pm
Number Station
2:30 pm
Brian Parton
Gata Negra

Denver based rock trio of original groove and in your face edge. Come listen to studio and live tracks! Meow. 

Members: Whitney Rehr- vocals and guitar, Nick Fiore- Drums, Michele Crook- bass and vocals

The Ghost-Towners

The Ghost-Towners is a country band hailing from Denver, Colorado. They play a mix of classic country and country-rock, fermented in the sounds of Gram Parsons, George Jones, Patsy Cline, The Flying the Burrito Brothers, Johnny Cash, Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn, Dwight Yoakam and Marty Robbins.

No strangers to the music scene, The Ghost-Towners are a blistering six-gun of musical talent, including: lead vocalist and guitarist Dario Rosa (Cabaret Diosa, Dario Rosa); lead vocalist Kimmy Franco (Cabaret Diosa); drummer Zack Littlefield (Greyhounds, Chupacabra, Supercollider); piano player Mark Auble; lead guitarist Bobby Genser (US Pipe, Slakjaw, Dario Rosa); bassist Chuck Cuthill aka Floyd Hill (Marty Jones, Slakjaw, 3220 Jug Band).

Caution: The Ghost-towners play real country music. Straight. No chaser. And whether you want to dance to them, drink to them, or drive a truck to them, the Ghost-towners will entertain as well as move the soul.

The Heroine

"This Band is BAD ASS." - TOMMY LEE (MOTLEY CRUE)

Some bands define themselves with style; others prefer to use relentless touring. Still others seek notoriety with the quality of songwriting and musicianship, or with on-stage acrobatics and off-stage antics. It is rarely that a band comes along that possesses a piece of each of these “defining qualities,” yet remains defined by something else altogether: Its work ethic. San Antonio’s The Heroine is one such band. Working towards lofty (but achievable) goals is a credo that each member of this hammer-swinging, five-piece rock ‘n’ roll juggernaut lives each of his days by (four of the band’s members are contractors, while one is an aircraft mechanic). Whether the band is on or off the road, The Heroine works hard, and works its listeners harder.

Throttlebomb

Throttlebomb is comprised of active members of the Denver scene.
Bands include Sk8 punk vets Frontside Five, one lovely lady from The Blackouts, Low Gravity, Tard and Under the Drone. All together you get a guitar driven onslaught of aggressive rock n roll. The band has been writing for a year and has recently stepped up and started playing shows. High energy loud and proud!! Sounds a bit like Motorhead meets Kiss and has a love child with Helmet and a bastard son named Lucifer.

The Blackouts
The Blackouts are a hard-hitting rock band formed in Denver through mutual friends in 2008. Straight ahead rock music laced with a 70s groove, their original brand of rock'n'roll is influenced by AC/DC, Motorhead, Joan Jett, The Ramones, Led Zeppelin, & Nashville Pussy. These four women put on a fast and loud rock'n'roll live show, not to be missed! From the trenches of the Denver music scene, The Blackouts have played dive bars & punk clubs as well as the Underground Music Showcase, Westword Music Showcase 2013, People's Fair, The Bluebird Theater, and have shared a stage with numerous national rock acts.

http://www.reverbnation.com/thedenverblackouts

Salt

Salt is a three-piece Noise-Pop and Punk Rock band. It has been labeled many times as: “A modern Nirvana sound”. They normally rest their weary heads in the Northern Colorado area. The members include Davy Langerak (Guitar/Vocals), Kyle Henderson (Bass), and Walter White (Drums). Salt has been together since August of 2011, and have since been nothing but dedicated to the band. With a practice schedule of at least five times per week, a number of local party shows with great reactions, and a blooming fan-base, Salt headed to Denver’s Big Ears Recording studio and cut a four song demo in late October, 2011.  After completion of the demo, Salt focused all of their energy on playing live as often as possible and under any circumstances. To promote themselves and the shows they use resources like social networking, digital flyers, kid-napping, and going to similar genre shows to pass out flyers. Since completion of the Demo, they have performed 40+ times all over Colorado.

Crash

CRASH originated as a covert goverment program involving various high ranking musicians and experimental amplification technology allegedly reverse engineered from alien technology during the mid to late 1960s.
The names/ranks of numerous past and present CRASH participants may have been classified to protect their identities and to insure the continued prosperity of the human race, the free world and planet Earth as we know it.

Erich Fury-vox*Jay Fox-Bass *Sonic - Guitar and lotsa noise* Critter Crash-Drums

The-Front

Punk Rock From The Plains Of Wyoming: The-Front was born out of a ghost town appropriately named Casper, Wyoming in 1998. And while the western plains are rich with aged tales of outlaws and rebellious cowboys, theirs is a current day story of perseverance in the wild west. With an exceptional bond to each other and an undying devotion to punk rock and roll, The-Front has become a serious threat to anyone who stands in their way. Expect nothing less than the crash of 77-style guitars combined with the melodic growls of an aggressive female vocalist from these no-holds-barred rockers. 

9 Volt Fatale

The sexy destruction your ears have been craving...Denver punk rawk, romantic gRRL noise influenced by Mary Poppins, Burritos, Lipstick, Charcol, Wine, 9 Volt Fatale delivers a show influenced by Hot White, Spinerette, Dressy Bessy, Fleetwood Mac, Daft Punk, Talking Heads, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and many more!.

Eryn: Guitar, VOX, dances, dollhearT; Sonic: Guitar, howls, secret weapon; Ray: Bass, thunder, whiskey; Gary: drums, pbr, mushroom, bang.

In The Company Of Serpents

In The Company Of Serpents plays grimy, viscous sludge.  For fans of: Electric Wizard, Sleep, Weedeater, Sunn0))), Grief, Saint Vitus, Black Sabbath, Om, High on Fire, Khanate, etc.

The Cutthroat Drifters

The Cutthroat Drifters are a refreshing blend of hard rock, blues, and classic R&B, delivered with vintage rock n’ roll swagger. The quartet from Denver, Colorado began playing live shows just one month after forming in the summer of 2011, and immediately drew a positive response from ready fans with their high energy, booze-fueled rock n‘ roll. Their eponymous debut EP led to a midwest tour and growing fan base. The band just finished work on their first full-length album, recorded at Module Overload studios in Denver. The CD is set for official release on May 10, 2013. A bare-bones approach to their craft is what the band feels sets them apart from many other performers today, and like bands from the heyday of the rock era, The Cutthroat Drifters prefer to let their songwriting and musical performance speak for themselves. Featuring:
Nick Kjolhede, Squirmz, Dave L Myers, E Money

Mike Borgia & The Problems
An italian american singer songwriter, with over a decade as an active professional. Born in New York, Mike spent his childhood playing in clubs as a guitarist and backup singer in a progressive metal band from age 13-16. He then slowly evolved into different genres of rock, indie and punk, and from the mid 90's to early 2000, He formed a band called Tread ( formerly, Samsara, Venear) With growing ambition, Tread were on their way to commercial success, until they called it quits in 2001.

From 2001 until 2010, Mike toured solo in the UK, releasing 9 solo records. His UK tours earned him a loyal fanbase, that allowed for a steady career within that time. Then in 2011, Mike Borgia & The Problems were formed in New York as a trio, with Nathan MacCormack on Cello & Brian Bauer on drums. They released one well received E.P called "Live or die, you won't be lonely" and shortly after, Mike left New York, to live in Kansas City, in which to form the new lineup and astounding new record called "Goodbye New York"  2012.
The Lollygags

 

Since 2011 The Lollygags have serenaded the mile-high city with power-pop hooks, a garage rock spirit and a fondness for making a lot of good ol rock n roll noise. 

After his band of 4 years Missing DuFrenes came to an end Denver native Jonathan Snyder spent his time lollygagging around slowly developing new songs and day dreaming about starting a new band. Something with the rawness of the Clash or the Replacements mixed with a dash of hippie vibes like the Black Crowes or My Morning Jacket. After over a year of writing and trying out musicians Jonathan got in touch with drummer and high school acquaintance Brian Zillis who recently moved back to Denver after finishing grad school at UPENN. In October of 2011 Jonathan and Brian got together in Brian’s parent’s basement to toss around some ideas on the batch of songs that Jonathan had been writing. The two quickly began meeting weekly and soon Brian’s pal, and former bass player of Denver jam rockers Frogs Gone Fishing, Travis Jones began showing up bringing his mighty “boom stick” with him. 

With influences ranging across multiple decades and choruses and hooks that are guaranteed to get stuck in your head the Lollygags have been winning over crowds and empty bars across the Denver metro area. Spring 2013 marked the release of the Lollygags' first single 'Christian Laytner.' Look for a "digital A side and B side" to be released by the Lollygags this summer.

 

Atomic Americans

We are the Atomic Americans. We are the smallest unit of American identity. If it is out there, we are probably influenced by it. We are highly influenced by middle-eastern ragas, mariachi, eastern asia, California, Europe (mainly the continent, but the band, too), and kick ass driving rock and roll from everywhere. Especially if it has a keytar.

Chella Negro & the Charm

Originally from La Crosse, Wisconsin, folk singer-songwriter, Chella Negro, relocated to Colorado in August of 2000. Though spending the majority of the past decade living in Denver has certainly informed her songs with a spirit that can only be lifted from the ubiquitous concrete and glass of the city, the soul of a life spent growing up in a midwestern town remains the heartbeat of the music. The seemingly mutually exclusive elements of country heart and urban savvy fuse seamlessly into a collection of songs that is at once unique and comfortingly familiar. Reflected in her singing simultaneously are the pain of heartbreak, the joy and wonder of life, and the wisdom gained from experiencing both. Chella faithfully carries the torch of singer-songwriter folk music past and current. The addition of Dave Pinto on Pedal Steel, Melanie Karnopp on Drums and Joey Coloroso on Bass fill out the instrumentation and bring a decidedly Americana sound to the songs.

The West

The West is a Denver based band consisting of four members: Stephen Millin on Bass guitar, John Horan on Drums and Tom Zingaro on Guitar and Vocals, and Jed Marrs on Keyboard. The musical arrangements are a collaborative effort between the members of the group. It is within this collaboration that produces much of the character of the band, The West. The Group’s musical style is a mixture of Indie Rock / Pop Rock and Alt-Country, and have been compared with The Smithereens, Spoon, Tom Petty, and more. 

Dead Orchids

A force presses against your temples, deep and powering. Lowering you into a state of unsure resonance. A forgotten comfort. Swimming in thoughts, emotions crash like waves against the shore of the psyche with relentless passion and vigor. Anger, confusion, and the mother fear, all succumb to the undertow of this forgotten beach. Breathes shorten and lengthen at the same time, sweat drips down the valley of the spine.
An awake, seconds later, hours, days, maybe for the first time, the only thing clear is the absolute solid that nothing therein is.

Herein lies the Dead Orchids. An uncanny force of emotionally driven music. Swapping spit with influences of the great Rock and Roll era, with toes dipping into Soul, Goth, Blues and Punk Rock
The soundtrack is gentle as it is fierce.

With two new and long awaited releases, the Orchids will rise from a winter slumber and again bloom in the warm trimester. The words Dead Orchids has been writing on walls in public bathrooms and retirement homes for decades. Now ages old and new may embrace the new comings of the Dead Orchids.

Fujita Scale

Once trapped in suburbia, Fujita Scale escaped from the basement in 2011 and has been wailing original, tornado tripping, roots rock-n-blues from the Rocky Mountain state ever since. Classified level F5 on the Fujita Scale, this trailer-tossin', relocating whirlwind of rock is capable of rearranging the landscape in front of it. Basement and week's supply of food and water is recommended for survival. Not pissin' off the old ladies, and not missing dinner. Fried chicken and cold beer. World peace. The usual.

Paris By Sea
Lori and Michael started the band in 2009. Friends since 1996, the two had been trying to find a way to make music together for some time. Obsessed with creating unique sonic soundscapes, Michael wrote and recorded his own material for many years. He also played in many short-lived alternative rock bands and jammed regularly with many local artists, e.g., players from Dressy Bessy, Apples in Stereo, The Czars, Suk Patch, Mallard and One Lump Sum. Projects ranged from lo-fi art rock to electro-acoustic experimental. Many of them were collaborations. In contrast, Lori developed her voice singing in choirs. She grew up playing piano and listening to classical music, The Carpenters and The Cure. She developed a great passion for dark and edgy underground music like Joy Division, Tones on Tail, Cocteau Twins and Peter Murphy.

Striking a balance between their different approaches to making music is a continual process of trial and error that has shaped their very original sound, kept their songwriting fresh and infused their music with a strong creative dynamic. They take music making seriously and work for a tight sound.

Ben, the bassist, joined the band in 2010 and added a strong "Texas" cohesion between their rhythm and melodies. When their newest recruit, Danny, came on board in mid-2012, they changed their name to Paris by Sea, previously a solo project of Michael's. Danny brought power, precision and a deft touch to the drums—rounding out and driving the band.

Paris by Sea is Lori Trautwein on lead vocals and keyboard, Michael B. Wenham on guitar and vocals, Ben Kessel on bass, and Danny Shuford on drums.
Tender Krease

My uncle Bill left me a sweet record collection in 1978 and it ruined my mind. Those were the days when you taped a penny to the record needle so it wouldn't jump off the record every time a mountain high warp came it's way. I played in lots of nobody bands and just couldn't cut the mustard, so after a few hundred miles of personal disaster I ended up in Nebraska and made refuge in my bedroom and armed myself with a few microphones and got on the fast track to do-it-yourself-ville. If you're still reading this, drop me an email - maybe I'll send you something purdy!

Number Station

In 1986, three members of Number Station did not yet exist. In 1947, none of them did. Now, in 2012, all five members of the band are alive and sucking whiskey through those little black bar straws.

Brian Parton

Brian Parton is a fast-rising name on the Colorado music scene. His songs move beautifully from funstyle rock 'n' roll to pop. Perhaps one venue owner described him best: "You're mostly rockabilly and everything else is just outside of that". This Denver-based singer/songwriter is pleasing audiences statewide with his rich voice, fantastic acoustic guitar playing and a sincere, humorous, engaging stage presence.

Band Members: Brian Parton, Gretsch and Martin guitars