w/ Bailout, The Hacks & A Poor Choice
Poor Me (EP Release)
Bailout, The Hacks, A Poor Choice
3295 S Broadway
Englewood, CO, 80113
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 8:15 PM
Poor Me is a five-piece hardcore, pop-punk outfit from Denver, CO. The group formed in November of 2010 after Nick and Brett met at a POG and Slammer swap. While attending the University of Wyoming, they soon met Mike. After some awkward and sweaty sessions in Nick's basement, the three wrote a song. It was arguably bad. Soon, the gang was playing some boring shows, eating a lot of mediocre pizza, and they made $50 one time.
The next two years were wrought with finding musical direction, releasing the 'Monsters Do Exist EP,' and closely watching the International POG Circuit dwindle into obscurity. More shows were played, including features with Touché Amoré, I The Mighty, Teenage Bottlerocket, The Queers, and The Sidekicks. These shows were less boring, the pizza was better, but the financials are none of your business.
The gang was out of their shell, releasing their first full-length, 'Readymade,' in 2013. The album was met with positive reviews. The others were ignored.
"I love it when I come across new, great sounding bands...Readymade kicks some serious ass. I highly recommend you check it out." - Dying Scene
"They are talented. They do have strong song writing, and also the ability to bring back the word 'emo' with pride. There is also enough hard-hitting edge that you're not left crying in the corner...Stay tuned to see what's next for Poor Me. I suspect only good things." - For the Love of Punk
Poor Me did more things; new members, new songs, new yacht. Nick got a new haircut one time. The addition of GIR (a.k.a. NotNick) and Jason was like a POG face up, a decisive victory for the group. For fans of Jawbreaker, Bad Religion, Hot Watermelon (Poor Me's HWM cover band), Red City Radio, the 6th season of Lost, and Rise Against, Poor Me produces upbeat, satirical commentary, fused with driving, catchy melodies, altogether saturated by subliminal whitewashing.
In the midst of the government and Wall Street bailouts, a new bailout has arrived: Bailout! In a whirlwind of Modern Rock, 90's Alternative, Classic Rock, Pop Punk, and even old-school Hip-Hop styles, Bailout! barrages the listener with fresh tones like a Bull market in a rodeo after a mudslide.
Formed in 2010 as the energized rebirth of other prominent Denver area rock bands, Bailout! has roots stretching back into the early 2000's. For Bailout!, it's all about creating a unique and inspiring sound, with eclectic and raw drum beats; melodic and pushy bass; syrupy thick guitars; and crisp, catchy vocals with rich, stacked harmony.
Lyrics are truly Bailout!'s forte: every song carries a compelling story and evokes a familiar emotion, some uplifting and some brutally honest, but always heartfelt and sincere. Bailout! fans can find elements of Counting Crows; Stone Temple Pilots; and Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young; and Bailout! has already been compared to such talent nouveau as Incubus and Cage the Elephant.
Bailout! released a 5-song EP in 2012 and is currently actively touring the Denver rock circuit.
Before the ideas of "pop" and "punk" were grafted in unholy union, there were bands that didn't know there was ever a difference. Add the Hacks to that list. Influenced by the gruff, Oi!-tinged punk of Channel 3 or Sham 69 and the almost conceptual sloppiness of Crimpshrine (whose "Fucked Up Kid" is covered here), East Colfax Avenue flies its tattered old-school flag with drunken pride. From the poignant social realism of "Drank the Rent" to the forced-march sing-along of "Skate Song," the Hacks deliver us from the insidious clutches of modern punk -- like we were scared in the first place.
A Poor Choice
Rocking the Suburban land with "A Poor Choice" ... The original "Boys in the Woods" butchering punk rock since 2015!
$8.00 - $10.00