Twist & Shout Presents
Bud Bronson + the Good Timers, Kissing Party
Ned Garthe Experience, Seacats
7 S. Broadway
Denver, CO, 80209
Doors 8:30 PM / Show 9:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
Bud Bronson + the Good Timers
A lot of the classic-rock-inspired music that’s come about over the past decade has sounded like a cut-rate version of the real thing. If we heard enough fake Led Zeppelins in the ’80s to last a lifetime, in more recent years, there have been enough ersatz Neil Youngs and Laurel Canyon clones to colonize space. Bud Bronson & the Good Timers, though, are different. Their music is not all dramatic delivery with no substance; instead, it’s the kind of triumphant power pop that feels like it’s coming from an honest place rather than being an affectation of style. For these guys, getting ahold of an older relative’s record collection was a beginning point, not a destination. That they have moved beyond obvious influences makes Bud Bronson & the Good Timers one of the most exciting rock-and-roll bands in Denver at this moment.
— Tom Murphy, Westword
Kissing Party has perfected what pop music should be: infectious two-minute songs that stick in the mind like glue. They are known for their jangly guitars, raucous live shows, and nearly perfect blend of boy/girl vocals.
Kissing Party arrived on the Denver scene with their first official release, Rediscover Lovers. The album drew high praise and earned them 3rd best album in the Denver Post for 2007. National press began to take notice with release of their second album, The Hate Album. Kissing Party was featured in Filter magazine, Three Imaginary Girls, and topped many college radio stations' lists for best album. Over the past couple of years, Kissing Party has spent the majority of their time touring in support of "The Hate Album" which has taken them cross country, from Boston to Seattle. The band finally took a break this year and went into the studio to record their most promising release to date, "Wasters Wall."
"Kissing Party has nearly perfected what it was already doing best: making straight ahead, two-minute pop songs."
-The Onion AV Club
"Without question, you will be hooked once you hear them."
"Kissing Party makes me want to dance and drink and dance some more."
-My Backpages ( Twist & Shout Records )
Ned Garthe Experience
Ned Garthe is a music project that began in summer 2010, launching as a solo singer/songwriter project. Started in Denver Colorado, followed by a coast to coast migration from Brooklyn, New York to Los Angeles, CA writing multiple solo albums. In January of 2012 back Denver, Ned Garthe joined forces with two local musicians Stuart Confer (drums) from Hindershot and Aaron Holtzer (Bass) of Action Friend. A month later John Paul Groseclose (Pedal Steel) was added to the line up. Musically Ned Garthe is blend of Psychedelic rock and roll and Americana. As a full band Ned Garthe has been playing shows around Denver and Ft. Collins for a few months, and currently they stepping into the studio to record their first EP.
SEACATS are a pop-rock band from Kelso, WA. Self-described “funny guyz,” the band was formed out of the remains of a comedy-webshow in 2009 by brothers Mike and Josh Davis. The laughs haven’t stopped since! SEACATS first made a name for itself in the PNW music scene when they participated in the EMP Soundoff! 2010 competition. They were accepted because of their “charming, funny” personalities, not based on the merit of their music. Soon after this, the band’s hilarity earned them a spot at 2010’s Bumbershoot Arts festival. The band then slugged it out in the underground for awhile, winning over audience members one-by-one with pratfalls and slapstick comedy. After two “chuckle-worthy” EPs, it came the time to release their first full-length album. 2011 saw the release of SEACATS’ first full-length. Always the ones to make a joke, the band named their first full-length album “Metal Music,” even though the band is not metal, and the album’s artwork was cowboy-themed. I mean, how random is that?!
Somewhere along the way, the group caught the eye (or should I say funnybone?) of burgeoning Seattle indie label Fin Records, where they inked an album deal. Since then, it has been “Jokes Galore” with the band even receiving Seattle Weekly’s highly sought-after “Best Cat Band” award, solidifying the band’s position as “A cute joke band, with no real substance.” Recently, the band has made even more jokes, including their “really funny” Mexican-wrestling themed music video for “Wrecked,” followed by their highbrow satire of masculinity, the music video for “Firewood.” “Firewood” was released as a 7” single entitled The 7” Burger on 4/20 (The jokes never stop with these guys!). Since Metal Music the fan anticipation had been building for another SEACATS full-length. Well, get ready to giggle! Because finally the guys have put together the perfect “laughing gas formula” that is guaranteed to make you howl, grin, and chortle until your gut busts!
And if you thought they were funny on record, wait ‘til you see em live! Known to be “The funniest live band EVER” the guys have loaded their live show to the brim with funny gags. The guys have done all types of gags imaginable in their live shows: Crowd work, high-flying stunts, food fights, audience misdirection, berating of the audience, taking articles of clothing off, IRONIC/FUNNY COVERS, (can you say Black Eyed Peas, System of a Down, Smash Mouth, My Chemical Romance, Christina Aguilera, Kid Rock, and of course fan-favorite Bohemian Rhapsody!) and EVEN jumping into the pacific ocean (How’d they pull that one off?! HAHAHA). I mean look at these guys! They’ll do anything for a laugh! You know what they always say, “you never know what’ll happen at a SEACATS live show.”
So there you have it, the gangs all here, and I’m so happy we’re all here together. So snuggle up, settle down, take a load off, and take a listen to SEACATS; and then get ready to hop onboard the laugh train baby, because here it comes! CHOO-CHOO!