The Jekylls

Illegal Pete's Presents

The Jekylls

The New Ben Franklins, the Jane Thatcher Band

Fri, January 11, 2013

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm

$6.00

This event is 21 and over

The Jekylls
The Jekylls
What happens if you mix two Hollyfelds, two Railbenders and a Sunday Girl?
You get The Jekylls, a new 60’s style pop group from Denver.

Formed the summer of 2011, The Jekylls have been making quite an impression on the Denver music scene. The Jekylls feature Eryn Hoerig on lead vocals and tenor guitar, Tony Asnicar on lead guitar, Graham Haworth on drums, Keith Hoerig on bass, & Jody Rodney on backing vocals & various.

The Jekylls have opened for illustrious Colorado acts like the Railbenders and The Hollyfelds, as well as shared bills with Mama Lenny and The Remedy, New Ben Franklins, Sunday Girl, Vibes on Velvet, The Patti Fiasco, Kentucky Parlour Pickers and many other fabulous bands.

The Jekylls released their debut full-length album The Sweet Factory (recorded & mixed by Gary Flori at Sound Stream Studios in Arvada, CO, & mastered by Masaki at One Way Studios)
April 20th, 2012.
The New Ben Franklins
The New Ben Franklins
Sonic alt-country. Johnny Cash on a really loud distortion day... and sometimes like Conway Twitty with a fuzz pedal... and sometimes like The Catherine Wheel with twangy country guitars or Ride with much less talent.

New Ben Franklins have always been about sonicness... if that's a word, and I don't think it is. Since the band's formation in 1992 they have always been about making some noise. Starting out as a drum machine-driven 3 piece playing music like The Sisters wish they could (but not nearly as great as the Lorries), the band soon added a live drummer and were off. During the mid 90s, the band released three albums and saw some modicum of success as a regional band, touring and garnering radio play in the Rocky Mountain region. From '96 to 2008, the band has evolved - through a string of bass players and drummers - to its current incarnation - David DeVoe on vocals and guitar, Mark Kosta on drums, Tom Oberheide laying down pedal steel and banjo and whatever else we ask him to do, Justin Deutschmann on bass guitar, and the occasional wandering musician stopping in to play something else. The band's newer music has a touch of old country in it while maintaining its sonic (and loud) features. As DeVoe gets a bit older, his songs seem to float back to the music upon which he was weaned: Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Marty Robbins, Glen Campbell, etc... and all those influences seem to be working their way into the music a bit more each day, building a solid country foundation into the noisy guitar-driven rock that the band has always played.
The band is moving into 2010 with a new EP released in January, and is currently working on new recordings for their next release. The Franklins have always been well known for their live shows, and they continue to play regular shows in the region and make occasional short forays into other parts of the country to play festivals and make short tour runs.
Call it noisy country. Call it Americana. Call it alternative country... It doesn't matter to them, as long as it's loud and a lot of fun.
the Jane Thatcher Band
the Jane Thatcher Band
Jane Thatcher is a writer, a performer, a musician, and a teacher. She has put out three full-length albums and a live EP since her first release at the age of 16 as well as a host of music videos and projects. She makes music and teaches in Denver where she is close to her family and the insistent blue of the Western sky. Jane is working on new music, new recordings, and new tour dates with her Denver band.
Venue Information:
Hi-Dive
7 S. Broadway
Denver, CO, 80209
http://www.hi-dive.com/