Safe Boating Is No Accident 'Album Release'

Safe Boating Is No Accident 'Album Release'

Thee Dang Dangs, The Sour Notes

Sat, February 15, 2014

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

$6.00

Off Sale

This event is 21 and over

Safe Boating Is No Accident
Safe Boating Is No Accident
Safe Boating Is No Accident crawled out from the morass of disappointments, disillusionments and muted desperation that can really only be found in the Midwest. But at least Leighton Peterson and Neil McCormick found the comic possibilities inherent in those experiences and a vehicle with which to create the musical equivalent of David Foster Wallace's great novel Infinite Jest. Rather than write some heavy-handed purely topical lyrics, these guys are postmodern tricksters who blur the line between humor, biting social satire and solid pop songcraft.

Initially part folk and avant-garde performance art, Safe Boating put on the kinds of performances people talk about for a long time afterward--from disturbingly dramatic faux break-ups on stage, to a reenactment of 2001: A Space Odyssey and a show that can best be described as a staged hostage-taking of the band where it was forced to perform in an alley and the audience saw McCormick's death and resurrection.

For its next chapter, Safe Boating is temporarily setting aside its overtly miscreant ways in favor of sculpting cathartic pop songs akin to what you heard out of the early Elvis Costello and The Jam. Still firmly in place is the sharp wit and playfully caustic conceptual humor that has been the group's hallmark from the beginning. The inspired hijinks will return without warning but Safe Boating has never been about gimmicks so much as involving those who show up in the moment if they dare.
-Tom Murphy
Thee Dang Dangs
Thee Dang Dangs
Thee Dang Dangs are a 4 piece Psychedelic Surf Garage Rock band that formed in 2012 in Denver, CO.
The Sour Notes
The Sour Notes
We are a band. We've been around since 2008. We live in Austin, TX. We have self-released 4 albums, 2 seven inch records, played 150+ shows & gone on 5 east coast tours. All DIY. We are broke.

"Outside of a DIY aesthetic, The Sour Notes' origin as a solo bedroom project is buried pretty deep beneath its incredibly upbeat live show. With ambitious hooks and synth-based brittle pop tunes, the Texan quintet understand fun." - NXNE

"Never short on hooks or ambition, The Sour Notes play brittle pop for star-crossed post-grads... On rising tides of lonesome guitars & glimmering synths, the band builds its postmillennial laments, occasionally nodding to Krautrock & frequently conceding to soundtrack-worthy mood."-Erik Adams, The Onion AV Club
Venue Information:
Hi-Dive
7 S. Broadway
Denver, CO, 80209
http://www.hi-dive.com/