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Dying Scene’s first Resurrection show was a huge success. It had the perfect venue (Ratio Beerworks) at Overland, amazing drinks, and a great lineup. The show was actually inside the Brew Room. Upon arrival, I was like where is this show going to be? I didn’t see a stage, sound gear, nothing. It was when the venue opened the doors to the Brew Room. I realized the show would be there. That place is so cool! I always remember the venue where my favorite shows have occurred. I was also greeted by doggos all over the venue!

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Denver’s All Waffle Trick had some members unable to make the show. So lead singer and guitarist Jeff Giles played a banger acoustic set. He played some All Waffle Trick songs and a few covers. Could Giles be the next Frank Turner? YES. All Waffle Trick has become a punk rock staple here in Denver. You can catch them at their next show at the Whiskey Gym on 06/25/2022! After that I checked out some new Dying Scene merch to help raise them some funds!

We all know, building a website is extremely expensive. Dying Scene lost their website awhile back and was forced to rebuild from scratch. So you should go drop them a few bucks to help them get back on their feet! I also had some time to check out Ratio’s Beer Menu and was surprised to see such a varied selection. I personally suggest you try the Domestica IPA. It’s delicious and great for those of us whom prefer ales. Soon the next band, Gunpoint Alibi, was ready to take the stage.

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Gunpoint Alibi, was formed over the last few years and totally new to this writer. Their sound mixes emo, pop punk, and riot grrrl. I wasn’t sure what to expect as I had never seen them live before. They formed around Covid, and sadly I lost them like many other bands during quarantine. They are a blast to watch,, and now I’m playing their songs on repeat.

The next Denver based band was pop punks, The Loser’s Club. Again, I should mention I slept on both Gunpoint Alibi and The Loser’s Club. Covid sucked! I was totally blown away by them. They knew how to play to the crowd. This band may only be in their early 20s, but look like they’ve been doing it for years. Now, everyone knows Skabones is not the biggest fan of pop punk, but I absolutely love The Loser’s Club.

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Denver’s Younger Than Neil played a stellar performance! They are by far one of my favorite local skapunk bands. The trumpet was blaring, the drums pounding, and the circle pit was flowing! I actually haven’t seen them in a few years, and it was very refreshing. So to sum it all up, if you didn’t attend the Dying Scene Resurrection Show you missed a rad show. Be sure not to sleep on these bands Gunpoint Alibi and the Loser’s Club.  Oh, and don’t forget to follow Dying Scene. The CPRA Podcast will be appearing on their website! You can donate to Dying Scene Via the QR code below.

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Release Date: 02/11/2022                                                   

Format: Digital 

Location: Denver, CO

Current Lineup: (Per Facebook)

-Guitar & Vocals: Jeff Giles
-Bass: Natalie McFall
-Drums: Alex Mark

Per Bandcamp

-Recorded by Kyle Tilev
-Mixed and Masterd by Chris Fogal
-Artwork by Max Ratkai

Favorite Tracks: Spaceship

Sounds Like: Madaline, Buck-O-Nine, RBF, Goldfinger, MMB, Younger Than Neil, The Holophonics, Deals Gone Bad, Bouncing Souls, Zebrahead, Kill Lincoln, Unwritten Law


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It’s a rad day here at CPRA as Denver’s All Waffle Trick released their new single for “Spaceship” just last week! I wanted to know a bit more about this awesome track so I reached out to the band for comment. Per Jeff Giles, “From the first time I watched A New Hope, I knew I wanted nothing more than to get to this place. This place where this magic of space wizards living inside a western and across the stars.” Per drummer Alex “Curly” Mark, “Star Wars has always made me feel like THAT galaxy isn’t quite so far as it seems”.

With Star Wars Day quickly approaching on May 4, 2022 will we get more tracks from All Waffle Trick? Now that would be rad. In the meantime check out the new single here, https://allwaffletrick.bandcamp.com/.

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Track List (Per Bandcamp)

  1. Spaceship

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Release Date: 11/8/2019                                                      

Format: Digital 

Location: Denver, CO

Current Lineup: (Per Bandcamp)

  • All Songs written by Jeff Giles
  • Jeff Giles – Guitar and Vocals
  • James Battraw – Bass and Vocals
  • Alex Mark – Drums and Vocals 

Recorded & Mixed – Nick Nodurft, Rusty Sun Audio

Mastered – Ira Dechter (Over Time), Dog Gate Mastering             

Favorite Tracks: Wasted Summer (AKA Endless Bummer), ExSka ExSka Juicy Bits, Millennial, Anonymous, Destroyer, Me, My Hand, and I, and What a Way to Spend a Night

Sounds Like: Madaline, Buck-O-Nine, RBF, Goldfinger, MMB, Younger Than Neil, The Holophonics, No Authority, and Deals Gone Bad


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I have a confession. I am a giant slut. A slut for some kick ass skapunk. I place the blame purely on the likes of Dance Hall Crashers, Fishbone, Op Ivy, and the Mighty Mighty Bosstones. After all a friend gave me the nickname name, “Skabones” so I guess it makes sense. So last week my slut senses were going off the charts and Denver based, All Waffle Trick released, “Second Breakfast”.

So without hesitation, let’s check out the new album. The album starts out with, “Wasted Summer”, (Endless Bummer). I love this song and we actually reviewed the dingle release here, https://coloradopunkrockarmy.com/2019/08/22/cpra-music-news-denvers-all-waffle-trick-drops-surprise-new-track-endless-bummer/.

The energy rips through this song. The lyrics are catchy as hell. How many summers did you have a checklist of things to do, but never did anything? I do it every year. I’d love to grab wave off Laguna Beach again. Yet work and life always seem to get it in the way.

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The second track is, “Songs That We’ll Sing”. The intro rips in with some heavy shred. I actually had to make sure I wasn’t listening to the Bouncing Souls. The production alone on this track is killer. All Waffle Trick may have just composed another punk rock anthem right here. Jeff Giles spoken word like vocals really send this track home. 

“Tongue Tied”, has Alex Mark showing off his kick ass drum skills. Battraw and Giles are spitting out hooks that make you sing along like a happy fool. “Exska Exska Juicy Bits” follows up with a pick it up sound. This is my favorite track on the album, and those are really starting to mount up. “Millennial” is next up and another favorite. The track speaks of millennial woes, hopes and dreams. 

As a Gen X baby I have never really thought of the major differences between generation gaps. For that matter I have never labeled anyone “Millennial”. They were the first generation to witness a mass terror attack on live tv. Cut them a damn break! This song will get you dancing. The guitar work is excellent. 

“We don’t care what you’re saying, and I don’t think that you’re listening
The context of your content is getting drowned in all the lies
The one thing that we can hope and pray is that the dream is still alive”

“Millennial” – All Waffle Trick

“Anonymous” is on hardcore/street punk side with perfectly placed, “Whoas and OI’s”. This track reminds me of another sadly now defunct band called, Jerkswitch from Canada. The hardcore rolls on with “Destroyer”. If you are in the pit during this song prepared to get destroyed! I personally didn’t expect a track like this, but I LOVE it. 

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“Joyride” is next and swings to a pop punk sound. This track is filled with hope. You will be singing along and don’t say I didn’t warn you. My 5 year old is running around the house singing, “We can take a joyride” over and over again. “Me My Hand And I”, follows and is hilarious. I never thought a song about masturbation could be so much fun! 

“Screws loose” combines some hardcore and pop, while reflecting on mental illness. The drums standout while Giles sings his heart out. “Doctors Orders” has a great street punk sound. This track has a serious tone, dealing with medical issues. It’s sad, and that emotion is easily expressed through the song. 

“And I swore, I swore I was getting better, and they said the same fucking thing
And now I, I need a gallon of whiskey and a bucket of ice just to sleep, sleep at night
Just to sleep, sleep at night”

“Doctors Orders” – All Waffle Trick

Let’s return to some happiness with, “Falling Down”. I really dig the guitar at the intro. Battraw’s bass lines are phenomenal. Giles vocals push that smile straight into your face. We all need a track like this in times of self doubt. My last favorite track on the album is next, “What A Way To Spend A Night”. Here’s another anthem with a tribute to Denver. Our punk rock family in Denver is bigger than we all think it is! Sure we have some splits, put that shit aside and grab a brew or joint. I love the ska reggae chorus.

If you stayed this long it’s time to wrap things up. All Waffle Trick’s, “Second Breakfast” is an excellent album filled with everything I love about ska and punk. In fact it’s so good, you’ll want to pass this one off to those dipping their toes into punk rock. Sure it might not be legendary, but it’s one helluva of a good ride. Be sure to check it out now on all major music providers, or purchase it here, https://allwaffletrick.bandcamp.com/album/second-breakfast

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Track List (Per Bandcamp)

  1. Wasted Summer
  2. Songs That We’ll Sing
  3. Tongue-Tired
  4. ExSka ExSka Juicy Bits
  5. Millennial
  6. Anonymous
  7. Destroyer
  8. Joyride
  9. Me, My Hand, and I
  10. Screws Loose
  11. Doctor’s Orders
  12. Falling Down
  13. What a Way to Spend a Night

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Release Date: 8/22/2019                                                      

Format: Digital 

Location: Denver, CO

Current Lineup: (Per Facebook)

  • Guitar & Vocals – Jeff Giles
  • Bass & Vocals – James Battraw
  • Drums & Vocals – Alex Mark

Recorded & Mixed – Nick Nodurft, Rusty Sun Audio

Mastered – Ira Dechter (Over Time), Dog Gate Mastering             

Favorite Tracks: Wasted Summer (Endless Bummer) Favorite Tracks:

Sounds Like: Madaline, Buck-O-Nine, RBF, Goldfinger, MMB, Younger Than Neil, The Holophonics, and Deals Gone Bad


Why does time move so slow when you’re excited for something? So I am sitting here counting down the hours to tonight’s Buck-O-Nine show at the Bluebird. I’m straight bored off my ass. All Waffle Trick and Younger Than Neil are opening!

When what do my little eyes see? All Waffle Trick drops a brand new happiness doozer right on bandcamp with “Wasted Summer (Endless Bummer)” ! Not only do I have a new track from one of my favorite local skapunk bands, but now I can use my time wisely! If this track is any indication of something new in the works. I cannot wait! Check it out below!

Need tickets get them here, https://www.facebook.com/events/435715776971849/

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Track List (Per Bandcamp)

  1. Wasted Summer (Endless Bummer)  

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