Strange things are afoot in Denver, Colorado this evening as a brand new ALL PUPPET (Jelly Pupps) band takes the livestream stage for the first time from Denver’s The Oriental Theater. They join Denver’s Creature Canopy and The Hellgrammites. So what exactly are we in for?
Why did Hellgrammites drop this still of Kyle Clark from 9News on there Facebook page a few days back? Is their to be a clash between the puppet band and news media? Do the puppets have a drug problem? Oh geez! What on earth is going on here?
Lucky for you and this writer tonight is the Livestream event and there are 2 ways to watch this awesome show. 1. You can purchase livestream tickets here, https://hellgrammites.ticketleap.com/orientaltheater/. 2. You can attend the kickass watch party tonight at Kuma’s Corner (New Metal Bar W/ Burgers!) from 6pm-9pm., be sure to call ahead and reserve a table!
Sounds like: CHASER, I Am The Owl, Fine Dining, and Record Thieves
Todays the big day for Denver’s A Little Off as they release their brand new video for “The Space Between Us”. Sunset Silhouette’s Brian Bonsall makes a guest appearance on this video. I personally cannot wait to see A Little Off as soon as possible! This track comes from their latest killer EP, “Symptomatic”. Get it now, https://alittleoff.bandcamp.com/releases
In case you need more check out their video for “Cauterized”!
Todd Daigle on Bass and Backing Vocals Formally of King Rat and PrideBowl
April Schupmann on Drums and Backing Vocals from Sniper 66, OC45, and more
Adam “Bomb” Segal on Guitars and Backing Vocals of the Faction and Suburban Resistance.
Rob Rover Rushing on Vocals. Founder of Non Profit Punk Rock Saves Lives and formally Jigsaw, Exit 26 and Uncalledfor
Favorite Tracks: Positive Force, Give Up The Ghost, Stand Tall, Drinkin’n With Me, Sight (Began As A Dream), and These Roving Years
Sounds Like: The Faction, Pennywise, No Use For A Name, JFA, and Agent Orange
Today is a great day in punk rock history! These Roving Years has released their brand new self titled EP. This band is basically a punk rock super group with Rob Rushing (Punk Rock Saves Lives Founder, Jigsaw, Exit 26 and Uncalledfor), Todd Daigle on bass formerly (King Rat and Pridebowl), April Schupmann on drums (Sniper 66, OC45 and a ton of other bands), and Adam “Bomb” Segal on guitars (Faction and Suburban Resistance)
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The EP kicks off with “Positive Force”. It’s strong on bass which adds a nice cutting edge. Schupmann’s drums are killer. Adam’s riffs bring back an old school metal sound. The tracks message, “The punks are standing up for you”. The next track, “Give Up The Ghost” has a strong message of not giving up on life. Covid-19 has affected each and everyone of us. The ramifications will be felt for years to come. Check on your friends and family and make sure the don’t give up the ghost. The gang vocals kick ass on this one!
“Positive Force” is also appears on the limited edition vinyl comp, “Punk Rock Saves Lives…The Album Volume One”. This comp has wicked list of awesome bands such as Descendents Flogging Molly Anti Flag HR The Bouncing Souls The Bar Stool Preachers Face to Face Authority Zero Cigar The Faction – Official Band Mercy Music United Defiance Suburban Resistance Reno Divorce These Roving Years-TRY. The vinyl is almost sold out so pick it up in the IM Records Store soon!
“Stand Tall” follows with some epic sounds on guitar. Schupmann drums are powerful. I actually may have blown my car speaker on this track. The next song is “Drinkin’ With Me”. Well let’s face it. In punk rock there is no shortage of drinking songs. Wait does this make us country fans? Haha I hope not. TRY (These Roving Years) “Drinkin’ With Me” isn’t so much about drinking as it is about comradery felt when hanging out with our friends and the music is pounding. I LOVE this track!
“Sight (Began As A Dream)” slows it down and reminds of some the Ramones slower tracks. This track will make you rethink about your priorities. Are you focusing on the things that are important to you or just scooting by? The gang vocals are a blast to sing along with. Rushing’s vocals are on point.
Sadly we have reached the end of TRY’s EP with “These Roving Years”. This punk rock ballad is likely to make you raise your glass, cry a little and definitely make you smile a lot. I rank this track up there with my favorite punk tracks about friendship such as The Undertones – Teenage Kicks, Pennywise – Bro Hymn, Rancid – Fall Back Down, and The Interrupters – This Is My Family.
In closing, the freshman release from These Roving Years TRY is a journey of self discovery, insanely great sounds on bass, drums, guitar, and vocals, and best of all the music that will make you happy. My personal favorite tracks are “Drinkin’ With Me” and “These Roving Years”. I’m throwing this one into the best local EP of 2021 mix. Do yourself a favor and pick this up now, https://theserovingyears.bandcamp.com/.
Sounds Like: Jerkswitch, Propagandhi, Sorry Sweetheart, Op Ivy, Classics Of Love, Madaline, Crimson Riot, and Younger Than Neil
London’s Death Trails are making some waves with some single releases. One can only hope for a new album soon. Due to Covid-19 the band like many bands around the world had to hold off on a new record. So spin their singles over and over. I love “Ska Dad” and “Animals”. “Animals” has a sweet Riot GRRRL sound reminiscent of The Distillers and Bikini Kill. Their singles are located here, https://deathtrails.bandcamp.com/
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Favorite Tracks: Blow Smoke Up Your Ass, The Return Of Karl Marx and many more!
Sounds Like: Buzzcocks, The Damned, Zipperz and Subhumans
The One Man Punk Rock band has retuned with a new Greatest Hits collection out 4/20/2021! Our last review “Volume 5: The Return of Karl Marx” back in August 2020 hit almost 500 views alone. Sam has also announced he has joined a (a new solo project) led by Naked Raygun/Big Black, Jeff Pezzati! You check out Sam’s music here, https://smokinsambabin.bandcamp.com/
Sam’s DIY approach is a welcome return to punk rock’s roots. Be sure to support Sam below!
Music and Lyrics written by Crimson Riot ft. Ken Osborne (Banjo, Mandolin)John Lacy (Bazooki)Todd Herfurth (Concertina)Jamie Case (Whistles)Filmed at McMullan’s Irish Pub Las Vegas
Favorite Tracks: St. James Gate
Sounds Like: The Rumjacks, Tossers, Flogging Molly, The Go Set, Keltic Cowboys, Dropkick Murphy’s
In 2020, WE all thought this pandemic would be over by now. That we all would’ve easily returned to normal life by 2021. Truth be told nothing much has really normalized. Some states are allowing live music shows while some remain in lockdown. Last year my St. Patrick’s Day was ruined by Covid-19 and a snowstorm tried to ruin it in 2021. (Lucky for me St. Patrick’s Day is a few days and the weather appears to be getting better)
If you know me (Skabones) St. Patrick’s Day is my Christmas Day. It’s family tradition that I plan on passing down to my future little Skabrats. Crimson Riot (Las Vegas) a band that normally releases excellent punk tracks, released a gigantic surprise track, ‘St. James Gate’. The track refers to the historically important St. James Gate in Dublin, Ireland.
At first I thought this has to be a cover of a traditional Irish folk song, but I couldn’t locate it anywhere on the magic Google machine. It does sound a bit like, ‘A Man You Don’t Meet Everyday‘, but I think is more of Mandela Effect than anything. This is a true and beautiful original track. This single will be on their next album release, “It Took An Apocalypse “. I’m really looking forward to it!
These dudes will give you a hug and then destroy your eardrums.
Record Thieves are a bunch of incredibly talented goofballs with a killer fresh release and a new label, Thousand Islands records. After listening to the album, Wasting Time, about 1700 times I felt somewhat prepared to launch into a video interview. I was not prepared for the hilarity that ensued.
Amongst other tangents we explore a wild link twixt X-Men and the Olsen twins and a confusing moment when a baguette becomes mistaken for a plastic gem, followed by the music video for Work It Out.
Oh yeah, there’s a story arc AND Carole King! But everyone thinks she’s someone else. It’s a blast.
CPRA is so beyond grateful to Record Thieves for allowing us to film and pester them with questions, thanks guys!
Current Lineup: Justin – Vocals/Guitar Devin – Vocals/Bass Noah -Vocals/Lead Guitar Marcus – Drums
Sounds Like: Sunset Silhouette, Saves The Day and The Ataris
It’s Pop punk Release Day here at CPRA. Today we’re kicking it off with Denver based Bury Mia. We have been fans of Bury Mia for a long time now. Today they released a new single “Better Off”. Check it out below!
This track was recorded at the infamous Blasting Room in Ft Collins, Colorado. Per the band this is the first single from a new record out later this year!