Five Iron Frenzy

Five Iron Frenzy were one of the seemingly thousands of ska-punk bands that dominated the post-grunge mainstream modern-rock scene of the late '90s. The group -- comprised of Reese Roper (vocals), Micah Ortega (guitar), Scott Kerr (guitar, backing vocals), Keith Hoerig (bass), Andrew Verdecchio (drums), Dannis Culp (trombone, backing vocals), Leanor "Jeff" Ortega (saxophone) and Nathanel "Brad" Dunham (trumpet) -- formed in Denver during the mid-'90s. After a few years of constant gigging, the band attracted a strong regional following and their 1996 debut album, Upbeats and Beatdowns, became a local hit. The record led to major label interest, and the band signed with the Warner subsidiary SaraBellum in 1997. SaraBellum reissued Upbeats & Beatdowns in the spring, paving the way for the November release of Our Newest Album Ever!, the band's second album. The live Proof That the Youth Are Revolting followed in 1999, and a year later Five Iron Frenzy returned with the studio album All the Hype That Money Can Buy.


When Revolver Magazine reported Showbread's debut Solid State Records' release, "No Sir, Nihilism Is Not Practical" as the best screamo album of the new year in 2004, the stage was set for Georgias spastic flurry of sound and show, and the group of seven has yet to decelerate. In the year and a half that followed their initial release, Showbread toured with such incessant fervor, that their raw rock creation gained thousands of fans nationwide.

With the help of Nihilism producer Sylvia Massy Shivy (Tool, Johnny Cash), Showbread are returning with a sophomore release highly evolved from their first. The album entitled, Age of Reptiles, which streets August 1st, doesnt shun Showbreads original style, but instead works off of it to create something brand new for the band.

Weve focused on making a concise and extremely catchy rock record heavily influenced by bands like Nine Inch Nails and Nirvana, explains Showbread vocalist Josh Dies. We dont ever want to just repeat something weve already done, so you can expect this album to resemble the last one very little or not at all. This record is more direct, more structured, has more hooks and is the most incredible work of Raw Rock the world has ever known.

While awaiting the August 1st release, Showbread continue their tour mission, beginning with a headlining run tomorrow in Northern California and working its way through the nation. The six week tour will feature openers, Sullivan, Versus the Mirror, Royden and the Killing Moon. Says Dies of the tour, You can expect more craziness, more absurd outfits, more makeup, more senseless destruction, more over-the-top antics, and a Temptations cover!

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Five Iron Frenzy with Showbread

Friday, August 9 · Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM at Wonder Ballroom