BRONCHO

Radio 1190 Presents

BRONCHO

Hindershot, The Blind Pets

Thu, February 28, 2013

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

$10.00

Off Sale

This event is 18 and over

BRONCHO
BRONCHO
Harkening back to punk rock’s glory days of the 70s, Oklahoma outfit Broncho captures the aggression, DIY authenticity and youthful exhilaration of a bygone era and then drags it by the hair into the Here and Now, creating a fresh sound that’s unlike anything being played today. With echoes of The Replacements, Iggy and the Stooges and The Ramones, Broncho’s exuberant ten song debut Can’t Get Past the Lips is a blisteringly cathartic 20 minute flash of gritty, crunching guitar work supported by an assaultive rhythm section and made whole by songwriter Ryan Lindsey’s aggressive, yelping vocal work.

Lindsey’s vocals and guitar are supported by Johnathon Ford (bass), Ben King (guitar) and Nathan Price (drums). The project began as an off-the-cuff recording session for Lindsey (who also plays keys for Starlight Mints, in addition to performing as a solo artist). He quickly laid down early versions “Pick a Fight” and “Losers” with the assistance of King (Cheyenne) and Price (Native Lights), and then sent them to Ford (Unwed Sailor), asking for feedback. Ford loved the songs so much that he suggested they begin playing shows as a band.

“The next thing I knew, Johnathon had a show booked in Tulsa,” Lindsey says.
That first show, a manic, ultra-lean showcase of six songs that clocked in at less than 15 minutes, occurred in February of 2010, since then the band has toured across the U.S. and released their debut album Can’t Get Past The Lips to international acclaim.

The collective talent and cumulative experience of all involved with Broncho has resulted in an album that, for all its dirty-dishwater punk roots, is a masterwork of garage/pop simplicity. Speaking of the band’s reference points, Lindsey says “We all love the way those records sound so we naturally went in that direction, as far as fidelity goes. But more than anything, it’s the attitude of an era that I wasn’t around for, but feel a connection with. We didn’t set out to recreate a record from that era, we just took on that message and made it our own.”

Or, as Ford puts it: “It’s not nostalgia, it’s natural.”
Hindershot
Hindershot
Hindershot was founded on a simple premise: music, however challenging, should always be a good time. Despite poetic lyrics, unusual chord changes, complex harmonies, and an eclectic list of influences (Beck, T. Rex, David Bowie, The Beach Boys, The Pixies), Hindershot boasts a repertoire of post-whatever jams you can dance to. With lyrical content ranging from the mundane and light-hearted (inhalers, insects, and oscillating fans) to the grandiose and grim (black holes, death, political unrest), songwriter Stuart Confer weaves a complex, mythologized autobiography through details and metaphor. The immediacy, earnestness and breathless energy of punk rock still grin through, missing teeth and all.
The Blind Pets
The Blind Pets
Rock 'n' roll faith-healers the Blind Pets, known for their show-stopping live gigs where frontman Joshua Logan jumps into the crowd wrestles his Gibson SG into sonic oblivion, have long been a spark plug in the engine of Austin's underground music scene. Their working-class sound, recalling both the frantic guitar pop of Thee Oh Sees and the classic rock hooliganism of the Eagles of Death Metal, demonstrates conviction to the holy trinity of heavy guitar, bass, and drums that'll make you a believer again.

While they've received consistent critical acclaim since forming in 2007—the Austin Chronicle calling their 2011 LP Sweet Tooth "One of the better Saturday night rock LPs in recent memory" and being repeatedly heralded as a must-see band by KUTX—2013 has proved a watershed year for the trio. They successfully completed three west coast tours, received prominent placement on the soundtrack for Showtime hit Californication, and had their He Said She Said 7-inch released by local trendsetters Pau Wau Records.

In Austin, you can find the Blind Pets detonating speakers at eastside honky-tonk the White Horse or laying down supped-up stoner rock on Stubb's intimate inside stage, but more often than not, they're out beating up the road and making their name the old fashioned way: playing shows and selling records.
Venue Information:
Hi-Dive
7 S. Broadway
Denver, CO, 80209
http://www.hi-dive.com/