The Soft White Sixties
the Lollygags, ...and the black feathers
7 S. Broadway
Denver, CO, 80209
Doors 8:30PM / Show 9:30PM
This event is 21 and over
The Soft White Sixties
San Francisco's The Soft White Sixties are a hard-driving, original rock and roll band that delivers R&B grooves and pop hooks with the transformative power of raw soul.
They have been described as "a perfect mix of on the side of a railroad track blues and early seventies psych-meets-arena-rock" (Owl Mag) and likened to "a feast of Hamm's ale and cheap cigarettes on the porch with Duane Allman and Dan Auerbach" (Sacramento Press).
These five comrades-in-harmony have generated a devoted following through sold-out shows at The Bay Area's best-known venues such as Cafe du Nord, Bottom of the Hill, The Rickshaw Stop, The New Parish, The Independent, and The Great American Music Hall. The 'Sixties rapidly expanded their reach in 2010 with featured slots in SF's IndieFest and Summerfest music festivals, prime-time TV appearances and sold-out performances on Sacramento's indie circuit, and a whirlwind West Coast Tour from Seattle to LA. With only an out-of-print 7" and burned CD of studio demos, The 'Sixties garnered airplay on SF's flagship rock station Live 105, who named them as one of the top ten bands in the Bay Area.
In early 2011, The 'Sixties headlined a sold-out show at The Great American Music Hall, opened SF's NoisePop festival, played SxSW, and released an EP recorded at Sacramento's The Hangar (known for The Morning Benders, Vetiver, Kanye West, Cake and others). The EP was mixed by Andy Freeman (who mixed Eisley's Warner Bros debut) and followed by a sold-out release show at San Francisco's Rickshaw Stop at the end of April. The Soft White Sixties then made summer festival appearances at both the Harmony Festival and High Sierra Music Festival, sharing the stage with national acts like The Flaming Lips, My Morning Jacket, Dr. Dog, Primus, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Delta Spirit, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, and others. Most recently, the 'Sixties played to a packed house at Boz Scaggs' SF venue Slim's, and began recording three new singles for release later this year, followed by subsequent touring.
Hailing from the Mile-High City The Lollygags play hook driven rock n roll with a garage rock spirit and a fondness for getting a little jammy every now and then.
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 sure to get stuck in your head the Lollygags have been winning over crowds and empty bars across the Denver metro area. Look for a series of singles to be released by the Lollygags this fall.
...and the black feathers
In an era of harmony, when music was written with love and innocence, bands backed up a great singer who could capture an audience's ear. Most frequently equated as a performer, rather than a song writer, these performers where hailed as kings and queens of their craft without writing a single song. Those days are dead and gone, but the band still plays on. These are the musicians whose names we never knew, and they are the black feathers.
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