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
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 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
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); pedal-steel player Glenn Taylor (Slim Cessna’s Auto Club, The Railbenders, The Glenn Taylor Orchestra); 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.
"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 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 may have day jobs, but they are full-time rock-and-roll. This independent and sexy all-girl rock band, based in Denver, formed in early 2009 after individual attempts with other bands. Their first jam proved electric and the group hit the Denver scene. Their quick success is demonstrated in the classic local venues they have played and been invited back to, including Herman’s Hideaway, Benders, Three Kings Tavern, City Hall and even headlining at The Bluebird. With iconic 70s and 80s rock and punk influences like The Pretenders, Fleetwood Mac, AC/DC, and Metallica, the Blackouts naturally rock classics like Joan Jett’s “Do You Wanna Touch,” Concrete Blonde’s “Still in Hollywood” and L7’s “Shit List.” And though a solid cover always gets the crowd going, The Blackouts’ original work speaks for itself with songs like “Tease,” “Crash and Burn,” and “Bad Girlfriend.” Hot all-girl bands are quickly compared to others that came before them, but The Blackouts are in a league of their own and thank the Denver music scene for their support that got them where they are today. The Band: Darci’s been singing since she can remember, everything from Patsy Cline to hard core punk and pop. And you certainly wouldn’t know it to look at her, but she’s a cowgirl at heart, growing up on a Colorado cattle ranch. Bands in her Heart: Led Zeppelin, Buck Owens, General Public. Ali grew up in a house of classical music, art and society. She picked up the guitar when she discovered it was more fun to rebel and rock. After a long break, she dusted off the guitar case, found The Blackouts, and is rocking out again. Bands in her Heart: Led Zeppelin, Metallica, Guns N’ Roses. Kate grew up in England in the 80s with music all around her. She could not help but be influenced by the ingrained punk scene and exploding first wave phenomena, although she does confess to her own thrasher phase. Bands in her Heart: L7, Megadeth, Abba. Jenn has music in her blood; her father is a professional musician, then she married Nelson’s guitar player. Today she holds her own and even plays some of the same Denver venues as dear ‘ole dad. Bands in her Heart: The Ramones, Sick of it All, L7. Hope picked up beating on drums when she moved to Denver at 24, Her first experience with a band was playing in an all girl line-up called Witches tits and the Januarys. Hopes focus was learning to play all styles, to stay versatile, and find a great band like she has with The Blackouts! Bands in her Heart: Led Zepplin, Sublime, Metallica
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 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
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
Denver punk rawk, electro, gRRL noise band featuring Pam: Drums, Keyboards, Synth, Backing VOX, electricity.
Eryn: Guitar, VOX, dances, dollhearT. Ryan: Bass, Backing VOX, frog noises. 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!
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 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
Nick Kjolhede, Squirmz, Dave L Myers, E Money
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.
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.
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 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.
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 influencers 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.
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.
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!
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.
HE'S THE REBEL TROUBADOR of fast whiskey and hard women. His songs
reflect his passion for a life of exotic danger and bad love gone
beguiling, with a twist of ironical jubilance.
From a destination he prefers to identify simply as “unknown,” on a journey to “no forwarding address,” he makes you sit back, inhale the moment and leave destiny to its own whim.
Brian Parton is part James Dean, part Woody Guthrie, a touch of Kurt Cobain and a dash of Billy the Kid.
As he scowls-out his lyrics you feel the tortured yet amused soul of the Dark Ruler of Rockabilly rubbing against untouched regions of your soul’s innards as he spins love ballads like never expressed before.
He is danger’s lonely friend. Capable of telling stories of love that leave you feeling more like you snorted the lyrics off the bar instead of standard audible ingestion.
Best taken with a shot of whiskey or a gulp of ‘shine, Parton’s music says those things you have felt but lacked the ability to express. Go ahead, use his lyrics as your own, if you dare to drive into the night on life’s back road. Just know you must now share the load of the Balladeer of Bad.