In this video Skabones reviews the new children’s book by Denver’s very own, Curt Fulster. In this book a fly played by Tony Sly helps out others in need. “Tony Fly Tames The Sky” supports the Tony Sly Music Foundation For kids. You can check out the foundation here, https://www.facebook.com/tonyslymusicfoundationforkids/. Curt has some amazing kids books! You can order, “Tony Fly Tames The Sky” and more here, https://cfulstybooks.com/.
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Favorite Tracks: Sacrifice
Sounds Like: TBR, Nofx, Sunset Silhouette, Descendants, MxPx, The Unindicted Co-Conspirators, Authority Zero, All Out Helter, and Boldtype
One of our favorite small labels, Thousand Islands Records, just got a little bigger with their addition of Denver’s new punk rock supergroup, Record Thieves. The Record Thieves just released their newest single, “Sacrifice” a few days back. I personally cannot wait for their debut album, ‘Wasting Time’ out November 24, 2020.
I love the guitar solos, drums, vocals, in fact everything about this track hits home. By listening and not knowing one may think the Record Thieves were a 90’s Fat Wreck band. So be sure to download this now through your preferred format,https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/recordthieves/sacrifice. I’m hoping there will be a vinyl release!
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Favorite Tracks: Don’t Want To Come Down, Bottle Then The Shakes, Not Today, Sunday Best, Taking Over, and I’m Sure
Sounds Like: TBR, Nofx, Sunset Silhouette, Descendants, MxPx, The Unindicted Co-Conspirators, and No Use For A Name
When 3 artists from legendary bands get together you know some awesome music will soon follow. Darrin Pfeiffer (Goldfinger) and Chuck Dailey (I Mother Earth) with Dustin Jones (Inner City Surfers/Dustin Jones and the Rising Tide) formed The Conspirators a few years ago. In late 2019 they were set to release their first record, “While The World Sleeps”, but Covid-19 snuck in and hampered those dreams.
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So let’s take a deep look at the new record. The first track is “Don’t Want To Come Down”. First off Dustin’s vocals are excellent and remind of Whitfield Crane (Ugly Kid Joe and life Of Agony). There’s a pure grunge feeling to the track. The gang vocals really add a pack to the punch. Darrin kills it on the drums.
The next track is “Bottle Then the Shakes”. It talks about the dangers of alcoholism, the shakes, and the emotional swings. It’s super catchy and Chuck’s bass thumps with power. One of my favorites is up next and it’s called “Not Today”. It sounds a bit like face To Face or No Use For A Name. The premise? Not Today Satan, not today.
“Sick And Broken Hearted” follows Dustin’s guitar riffs are amazing. This track seems more along the pop punk side, yet retains a skatepunk feeling with fast chords and powerful drums. “Sunday Best” this song kicks serious ass. The lyrics blew me away. The guitar riffs, bass bumps, and seemingly perfected drums will keep this on repeat.
“Taking Over” feels like it was written just for me. “Now I’m barely holding on, I’m like a faded old tattoo, this trip is taking way too long, I miss the innocence of youth”. This song is rad in every which way possible. Now people who know me know I’m not a fan of acoustic music in general.
I love my electric bass, guitar and drums. So upon hearing the intro to “I’m Sure” I kinda lost some energy from the previous, but it wasn’t until I really opened my ears and listened. This track is from a son to his mother and truth be told it made me cry, very hard. It’s beautiful and should be playing on every station around the world.
Overall “While The World Sleeps” by The Conspirators is my new jewel in the rough. With tracks like “Don’t Want To Come Down”, “Not Today”, “Sunday Best”, “Taking Over” and “I’m Sure” you will be playing this one over and over again. Pick it up now on all major music providers or from the Tidal Records shop here, http://tidalrecords.ca/theconspirators/
Did Valentines Day come and go without much love for you? Come out to 3 Kings and shoot cupid in the head with some kick ass skate punk from NJ’s Doc Rotten! The boys will play the hallowed beer soaked floor’s of Broadway’s 3 Kings Tavern. If you haven’t listened to Doc Rotten you my friend are seriously missing out!
Have you ever been to Broomfield, Colorado? It’s a quite and parts agricultural town. One might say even a bit boring at times, now of course this was before the Swifts decided to light it on fire with kick flips. We LOVED their last album, “All Sunshine” and we cannot wait for new one!
2020 is setting up to be a killer year here at CPRA. We’re busing booking bands night and day. Our first show is brought to you by the letter P as in pop punk and S as in Skatepunk! The show starts at 9 with a $5.00 cover and valid ID, at Bowman’s Vinyl on Broadway!
Crimson Riot popped up on the CPRA radar about a year ago. A kick ass friend who runs a Las Vegas based band called JERK reached out to us for a Denver book. By the way he also books shows in Vegas so hit up JERK if you’re looking to play. Josh mentioned Chris Reject from Crimson Riot would also reach out for a future book.
Anytime we are looking at bands the very first thing we do is check out their music. So I headed my happy ass off to Youtube. There I heard my first taste of Crimson Riot with, “Heres’s The Bad News Laura (The Shake Machine is Down)”. The music brain in me started popping with a little joy, but I soon realized their catalog at the time was low. Let’s jump to May 2019.
Crimson Riot announced a brand new album and a new video to boot. Of course the skeptic in me was like, “Hey their last song the one mentioned above was pretty good”. So today let’s check out the new album, “Classy Punk For Trash People”. The album starts with by far my favorite song on the record, “Hurt”. I’m telling you right now. This track has mass potential. The video below has already hit 2,414 views in only 4 months’ time. The track is not only super catchy; it has some great guitar and bass. Roxy’s voice is perfect.
The track also seems to speak of the entertainment industry taking advantage of people. They have been doing it for years. At least Harvey Weinstein and many others have been rooted out for the horrible people they are. This FIGHT song is a wonderful introduction to the band.
“Fight Song”, follows as a punk rock love song. I’m not a fan of love songs, but this song is truly wonderful. Get your toe tapping cons on and grab your pit partner. Ryan’s drums perfectly accompany Roxy’s voice. This is another track with huge potential. Has someone ever questioned your punk credentials?
The next song, “I’m Not Punk” is about just that. I know I have let it get to me sometimes. I don’t have the funds, or the time to be dressed to the nines. Punk isn’t about the clothes, it’s about being you.
“So how did we get to this, And when did it become about fashion, I don’t wear spikes or a misfits patch, Cause I’m not punk enough, No I’m not punk enough”
Crimson Riot – I’m Not Punk
“Lola” follows and the catchy lyrics flow through the song. I could be wrong, but this song may be a reference to the Kinks famous track, “Lola”. Or it is simply a rad song. “The Ballad Of Dr Chop” is hilarious and up next. This rocksteady like song is about a dirty rotten plastic surgeon (Nip Tuck). I wonder if we’ll ever get a ska track from the band. That would be sweet!
Now it’s time for a little psychobilly with “Lost Souls”. Chris Reject sets the melody with dark yet dreamy vocals. The bass joins into the shade. This track is similar to something the Lillingtons would write, but lacks the overproduced feeling and lends more heart to the track. “Click (To Make Me Happy” is next with Roxy back on vocals. The guitar intro sets a kickass tone. Roxy’s voice is amazing. The track is about immediate self-gratification, and narcissism.
No matter how many clicks and shares. The selfies will never heal what’s really going on inside. “Down We Go” is next and follows a darker path. This track has a kickass backbeat from the drums. As well as some great little guitar riffs. This tracks deals with self-reflection. The lyrical content is on point.
So Mike Muir only wanted a Pepsi and nobody would give him one. Well “Here’s The Bad News Laura (The Shake Machine Is Down)” is a tribute to all of us. Always being told the damn shake machine is down! It’s hilarious, yet kick serious ass at the same time. Check out the video below!
“Anchor Me” is the second to last song on the album. We all need a rock to cling to when things go bad. This is another love song. The melodies are perfected. I’d love to sing this song at karaoke someday. Although I recommend you plug your ears if it’s me. Chris and Roxy compliment each other making this track absolutely beautiful.
Well friends we have come to our final destination, “Riot”. Roxy leads this track in a very Bad Cop Bad Cop like fashion, while throwing in her amazing sound. This track talks about injustices and making changes for the betterment of everyone. In reflection Crimson Riot’s new album, “Classy Punk For Trashy People” is a masterful blend of bubble gum punk rock. This record is fit for any fan who loves the Go Go’s, Distillers, or the Ramones. I highly recommend you buy this one now, https://crimsonriot.bandcamp.com/releases
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Track List (Per Bandcamp)
2. Fight Song
3. I’m Not Punk
5. The Ballad Of Dr. Chop
6. Lost Souls
7. Click (To Make Me Happy)
8. Down We Go
9.Here’s The Bad News Laura (The Shake Machine Is Down)