Dylan Earl & The Reasons Why

Dylan Earl & The Reasons Why

Space In Time, Last of the Easy Riders, Andy Hamilton & the Rocky Mountain Contraband, High Plains Honky

Fri, April 20, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$10.00

Off Sale

This event is 21 and over

Dylan Earl & The Reasons Why
Dylan Earl & The Reasons Why
Post-country/Western.
Space In Time
Space In Time
For fans of ‘70s rock a la Uriah Heep, Deep Purple, & Black Sabbath, Space In Time is an original heavy metal band from Denver, CO. Formed in 2007 by guitarist Javram Ciel-Tilton and drummer Yancy Green, SIT has carved out their own brand of riffy psychedelic awesomeness that goes far beyond their throwback origination. Marked by singer Suzanne Magnuson’s huge pipes, Vaughn McPherson’s driving organ, and Charlie Miller’s badass hair (and bass), the band has drawn recognition nationwide, getting to share the stage with such heavy hitters as Pentagram, Loudness, Red Fang, Horisont, Diamond Head, Medusa, Mothership, Danava, Mutoid Man, and A Giant Dog, to name a handful.

Their latest offering, an EP released in July of 2016, spans topics ranging from wise wizards to police brutality. It was recorded at The Crash Pad in Denver, engineered and mastered by Bart McCrorey, with artwork by Dave Bonds.

"A lot of bands inspired by ’70s hard rock seem to put on a pose, but there was no fakery with Space In Time, and that threw me off in a good way. The act’s set closed with a song that had a middle section clearly grounded in jazzy R&B and yet it didn’t sound out of place in an otherwise hard rock song — truly a testament to this band’s talent." -- Dave Herrera, Westword
Last of the Easy Riders
Last of the Easy Riders
From high in the Rocky Mountains, Last of the Easy riders descend with Unto the Earth, its new psych-infused country-rock long-player.

Like the Denver-based band's debut, a 2016 self-titled EP, the new full-length will be issued in January 2018 by Agitated Records on vinyl, CD and digital.

While the Easy Riders' first outing exhibited the band's kaleidoscope of trippy guitar sounds and production techniques, Unto the Earth unveils the band's earnest songwriting chops and knack for genuine Bakersfield-Sound country. Though, the guys certainly didn't abandon its lysergic-leanings, especially on the mind-warping title track - which also serves as the lead single.

With no shortage of jangly guitars, piano and pedal steel, the LP no doubt echoes Clarence White-era Byrds, but it doesn't stray far from the band's Southwestern-rock 'n' roll roots. The early-'70s AM rock sounds of Free Wheelin',' the opening track, reverberates the band's nomadic lyrical tendencies, while promptly setting up the sonic road trip Unto the Earth delivers. Turn the Tide,' which closes Side A, melds brilliantly modest Tom Petty-esque guitar riffing with the Easy Riders' signature vocal harmonies - which soar across both sides of the wax.

Being the first full-length for the band, the members - whom all share songwriting credits - were able to stretch out and laydown some lengthy and tastefully-stacked arrangements. From the fiery doors-esque jamming on Woodland Echoes' to the ominous western guitar lines of Shadow Cruiser,' numerous moods freely wander across the nine-song track list.

Almost all the lyrics are intended to paint vivid picture, and give listeners a sense of place,' says the band's co-founder Christopher Minarik (guitar/backing vocals). Certain songs and lyrics really lay it on the line and say exactly how the songwriter felt, or what they were going through. It's the most personal and honest songwriting I've ever done.'

Rounding out the lineup heard on the LP is bassist/vocalist Dan Duggan, guitarist Bradley Grear and drummer Mitch Mitchum. Unto the Earth was recorded in March 2017 in Lansing, Michigan by producer/songwriter George Szegedy - who also offered up his own song for the disc, the twangy-and-wistful It Won't Be Long' After five months of mixing and fine-tuning, the Last of the Easy Riders were ready to deliver the record.

In support of the album, the band's 2018 live shows will feature new bassist Gann Matthews and Hamilton Belk, who played pedal steel on the album.
Andy Hamilton & the Rocky Mountain Contraband
Andy Hamilton & the Rocky Mountain Contraband
Sometimes it takes a couple turns round the yard to fully realize your potential. Andy Hamilton grew up with an appreciation for country greats such as Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson and Conway Twitty. But it wasn't till 2014 he decided to throw his hat into the ring and put together his own country band.
Comprised of Colorado and Wyoming musicians, the Rocky Mountain Contraband incorporates a traditional lineup with guitar, pedal steel and fiddle at the forefront.
High Plains Honky
High Plains Honky
Country music for cowboys, hippies, bikers, heads, freaks, wierdos, truckers and rockers.
Venue Information:
Hi-Dive
7 S. Broadway
Denver, CO, 80209
http://www.hi-dive.com/