the Quiet ones

the Quiet ones

"It's difficult, nay, impossible not to think that some of the Quiet Ones' songs are really long lost and unpolished first takes from Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot recording sessions—gems that were maybe beloved by Jeff Tweedy, but with their slightly noisier spine didn't completely fit in with the gentle flow of the highly revered record. Singer John Totten carefully delivers his words with the same mix of worn-down heartbreak and singing-will-save-me optimism that one can hear in Tweedy's voice, and their bright and slightly distorted indie rock by way of catchy pop sounds like it was created with as much care as any months-long visit in the studio, but the punk rock side of them won out in the end, causing them to bare their hearts in the less-than-perfect basement instead." Megan Seling, The Stranger

The Royal is the brainchild of lead vocalist Tyler Hayden with percussionist Eric Marshall, guitarist Jack Schuler, bass guitarist Matt Clark and Nashville's Colby Rogers on piano and synth.

The Royal sound is loosely influenced by and/or a mix between Queen, Hall and Oates, The National , Muse, Roxy Music, The Smiths, ELO, The Boss (Bruce not Rick), Martin Grech, Long Pigs, Hudson Mohawke, Sparks, The Rapture, Cut Copy, Mr. Hudson, The Cars, The Presets, Prince and Denver bands.

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.

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the Quiet ones with The Royal, Cutthroat Drifters

Tuesday, July 16 · Doors 8:30 PM / Show 9:30 PM at Hi-Dive