Crocodiles

Radio 1190 Presents

Crocodiles

AJ DAVILA, Roommates (CO), Panaderia

Tue, February 28, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$12.00

Off Sale

This event is 21 and over

Crocodiles
Crocodiles
Crocodiles are a band hailing from San Diego, California, USA who formed in 2008. Since debuting, the band have released five studio albums and have had their psychedelic noise-pop compared to bands like The Jesus And Mary Chain and Tommy James And The Shondells.

The band was formed by guitarist Charles Rowell and singer Brandon Welchez after the break up of their post-hardcore bands The Plot To Blow Up The Eiffel Tower and Some Girls. Welchez and Rowell both played together in The Plot To... so when that band came to an end, and Rowell was no longer playing in Some Girls, the duo initially joined Dum Dum Girls, the band of Welchez's fiancée Dee Dee Penny. However, the duo were working on their own project while also playing in Penny's band, and “Neon Jesus”, their first single as the duo Crocodiles, was heard by the Southern California noise-pop legends No Age who promptly put the track on a list of their favourite tracks of the year. The kind of respect that No Age continue to command meant that Crocodiles scored a record deal with the Mississippi based label Fat Possum Records very shortly after that list was published.

To strike while the iron was hot, the band recorded their debut album by themselves and in April 2009, barely a year after the duo started working together, the band released “Summer Of Hate”. The reception that the album enjoyed meant that the following year, the band were able to head into the studio and work with Arctic Monkeys and Klaxons producer James Ford to record its follow up. “Sleep Forever” was released in September 2010 to huge critical acclaim, and ever since then, the band have remained one of the most respected indie rock acts of their time. They've been able to collaborate with everyone from Hollie Cook to The Television Personalities' Dan Treacy, and with the kind of cult following that the duo command, nothing seems to be able to stop them from becoming true indie rock icons. For that, they come highly recommended.
AJ DAVILA
AJ DAVILA
AJ Davila is known as the bassist of the acclaimed Puerto Rican garage rock band Davila 666, with whom he recorded two albums and toured the world. In 2011, the band decided to take a break, but AJ kept moving, and began working on his own project. His debut solo album, 'Terror Amor,' was released via Nacional Records on 2014 and has gotten major buzz from Pitchfork, Spin, VICE, NPR, CMJ, Brooklyn Vegan, KEXP, and more. The album features collaborations with Cole Alexander of the Black Lips, Sergio Rotman of Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Fofe Abreu of Circo, and Davila 666 bandmate Johnny Otis Davila. Later that same year, Davila released a second album, 'Beibi' via Burger Records.

AJ Davila's solo project brings together the guitar-fuzz of '60s garage, the raw energy of 70's punk and the irrepressibly catchy choruses of 80's pop, a combination that Pitchfork described as "the balance between sweetness and distortion."
Roommates (CO)
Roommates (CO)
Based out of Aurora, Colorado, Roommates was formed in 2012 as a project strongly influenced on the angst and emotions of such bands as The Dangerous Summer and Angels and Airwaves. New influences and experimentation slowly shifted the band into the likes of shoe-gaze, noise rock, post rock, and alternative. Writing, recording, and many shows played throughout 2014 lead up to two single releases, both of which the band recorded and produced themselves using equipment at University of Colorado Denver.

After a brief hiatus from 2015 to 2016, as well as the introduction of two new members, the influences of Roommates continue to expand. The band has come together stronger and more ambitious than ever to bring the loud and exciting live shows like the Denver local scene is missing. New music and their debut album will be arriving throughout 2016.
Panaderia
Panaderia
high-five-pop
Venue Information:
Hi-Dive
7 S. Broadway
Denver, CO, 80209
http://www.hi-dive.com/