Seaway + Trophy Eyes
Microwave, Can't Swim, Hot Mulligan
2009 Larimer Street
Denver, CO, 80205
This event is all ages
Seaway is a Canadian pop punk band from Oakville, Ontario, formed in 2011.
Trophy Eyes is an Australian punk rock band from Newcastle. They are currently signed to Hopeless Records as of April 2014, about five months after the release of their EP Everything Goes Away.The band currently consists of vocalist John Floreani, bassist and backing vocalist Jeremy Winchester, rhythm guitarist Kevin Cross, lead guitarist Andrew Hallett, and drummer Blake Caruso. Callum Cramp was their drummer up until he announced his departure from the band on November 8, 2017, shortly after the release of their single "Hurt," which was ranked #135 on Triple J's Hottest 100.
Current Lineup (as of August 2018):
Vocals - John Floreani (2013-present)
Bass - Jeremy Winchester (2013-present)
Rhythm Guitar - Kevin Cross (2013-present)
Lead Guitar - Andrew Hallett (2013-present)
Drums - Blake Caruso (2017-present)
Drums - Callum Cramp (2013-2017)
Blending elements of hardcore, emo, and indie rock in a melodic cocktail unmatched by scene contemporaries, Atlanta four-piece Microwave balances frankness with a penchant for wit, allowing personal confessions to make a striking impact. Owning the best of the punk continuum, lead vocalist Nathan Hardy will sing, scream and yelp amidst snarling guitar work. While often tipping into the heavier side of resonant punk, the band shines brightest in soft reservation.
Their debut record Stovall is simultaneously dynamic and emotionally powerful while still maintaining a poetic edge. Its somber but optimistic mood is flawlessly encapsulated by the lyrics, “you should have known this day would come/I guess if you’re gonna be stupid, then you gotta be tough.”
Based out of Keansburg New Jersey, Can't Swim was founded by singer Chris LoPorto in the spring of 2015. After spending most of his life playing drums in various bands, Chris decided to step in to song writing. The songs were contagious from the start and grabbed the attention of his good friends Mike Sanchez, Danny Rico, and Greg McDevitt.
Before even playing their first show, the band announced their signing to Pure Noise Records in December of 2015 and released their debut EP, "Death Deserves A Name" on February 24, 2016. They spent all of 2016 touring with bands such as; Four Year Strong, Hit the Lights, Aaron West & The Roaring Twenties, Moose Blood, Boston Manor, Set Your Goals, and Valencia.
When it came time to begin recording their first full length, "Fail You Again" they called upon their own drummer Danny Rico (who produced DDAN) to engineer and produce this as well. Once the project was complete, they found that the songs required a much more full sounding live performance and their longtime friend and New Jersey native Andrea Morgan was a perfect addition to the band. Danny moved to third guitar/vocals and Andrea took his place on the drums.
Fail You Again was released on March 10th, 2017.
Michigan’s upper peninsula is trapped under what seems like permafrost for most of the year. This chilling effect makes the landmass more comfortable with stationary lives rather than lives spent outside its natural sprawl. Hot Mulligan may have been born in this green giant, but they escaped its clutches shortly after high school to beat pavement and their own neuroses-at the same time.
Since 2014, the five-piece has gained ground for their earnest approach to songwriting, melding together the ferocious riffs of pop punk’s latest wave with the tenacious vulnerability of indie rock. The marriage is one shared by many bands, but on Opportunities - their latest EP earning a re-release via No Sleep Records - the courtship entangles itself in new territories, mostly in those characterized by cavernous percussion, hooks so buoyant they bob up and down, and guitar and synth interplay that belong to a much older, bolder band.
The future is full of other excuses to keep moving, and for Hot Mulligan, they’re easily jumping at the chance to speed up.