Glossary

Glossary

The Maykit, The Lollygags 'EP Release'

Wed, February 6, 2013

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

$8.00

This event is 21 and over

Glossary
Glossary
The phrase “Long Live All of Us” is the title of Glossary’s seventh full-length album, but it’s also meant as an all-inclusive homage to humanity. Frontman Joey Kneiser says, in light of all the bad things happening in the world, the band just wanted to make a positive record.

Long Live All of Us allowed the band from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, to take their influences farther than ever before, ad
ding piano, haunting pedal steel, R&B-influenced horns and more to their own style of romanticized rock & roll. The songs are well-intentioned narratives that emphasize the great attributes of mankind — mercy, redemption, forgiveness and second chances.

Over a period of one month, the band transformed a house in rural Rockvale, Tennessee, into a recording studio and self-produced Long Live All of Us with friend and engineer Mikey Allred. The setting, joked Kneiser, would have fit perfectly into a Glossary song. The house was sandwiched between a church and a condemned meth lab, which was still wrapped in police tape.

Previous records — like 2010’s Feral Fire on Lucero’s Liberty & Lament label — were all recorded in 10 days or less, and were made to have a live feel. For the first time ever, the band had the luxury of time on its side.

“That’s the rock & roll dream…to live in a house and write and record together all day,” says Kneiser. “It allowed us a chance to experiment, and if you really wanted to do something you could take the time to make it happen. It was really one of the greatest creative experiences that I’ve ever had.”

The result is a hodgepodge of American music, similar to the Rolling Stones’ Exile on Main Street or the Clash’s London Calling — records that spanned many different musical genres. For example, Long Live All of Us switches from a Gospel-influenced song to a hopping, R&B-styled groove, and then to a crawling, country-tinged ballad and on to a soulful, up-tempo rock song. Jim Spake and Nahshon Benford added horns on several tracks, including jaunty, Stax-like rhythmic horns on “A Shoulder to Cry On” and a lyrical baritone sax solo on “Under the Barking Moon.”

In the end, Kneiser says, when everything around us is constantly reminding us of what we’re doing wrong, we just wanted to remind us of what we’re doing right.

“The best thing that we have going as human beings is each other,” he says.
The Maykit
The Maykit
The Maykit has been making waves in the Greater Denver area's indie scene for nearly 4 years now, and has shared the stage with the likes of Slow Club, Balmorhea, David Dondero, Country Mice, Baywood, Alela Diane, Laura Gibson, Devon Williams, Country Mice, A Weather, Lydia Loveless, Peter Mulvey, Ivan And Alyosha, Roses Pawn Shop, Serious Moonlight (Alan from The Photo Atlas) Caroline Smith and the Good Night Sleeps, All Human (Adam from Fear Before, Orbs) Jesus or Genome (Mike from Loom) and Miles Kurosky (from the band Beulah). In addition to building a strong respected name in CO, Max has toured the midwest and west coast with All Human and Jesus Or Genome, including playing Salt Lake City's first independent music festival, Crucial Fest, as well as The Denver Post Music Festival "The UMS" four years in a row.

The Denver Westword had this to say of Max: "Clearly there are some nods to Nick Drake in the way that The Maykit's Max Winne puts a song together. It's there in his ability to conjure images of flights of fantasy — the kind that strike you during your workday in a moment of reprieve from the prosaic tasks at hand". The Maykit has a beautifully original style that must be listened to, and further more witnessed before a true judgement can be cast.

On November 21st Over Water was added to the group of albums The Maykit has released (Two Full Lengths and on EP.) The new full band approach gives a more dynamic sound while still remaining true to the folk style.
The Lollygags 'EP Release'
The Lollygags 'EP Release'
Crystal Pepsi, Tony Danza pogs, Jefferson Starship these may have seemed like good ideas at the time but a lot of trends just weren't made to last. Meanwhile things like crunchy guitars, catchy melodies, big choruses, or Burt Reynolds untamed chest hair will always be in style. The Lollygags prefer to rely on those durable elements that make rock n roll great rather than drifting towards the hip genre of the month. With influences spanning the past 50 years the Lollygags have a fondness for Rock n Roll in all of its flavors. Forget laptop superstars, forget kids in tight pants who look cooler than they sound. Think the versatile aggression of the Who, the shambolic sincerity of the Replacements and a garage rock spirit that's always in style!

Founded in late 2011 by Denver songwriter and guitarist Jonathan Snyder the Lollygags have won over crowds and empty bars across the Rocky Mountain region! November 2014 marks the release of the Lollygags first EP 'People I Know.'
Venue Information:
Hi-Dive
7 S. Broadway
Denver, CO, 80209
http://www.hi-dive.com/