Rozwell Kid

Barboza Presents

Rozwell Kid

Vundabar, Great Grandpa

Saturday 7/15

7:00 pm

$12.00 - $14.00

This event is 21 and over

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Rozwell Kid
Rozwell Kid is the rock'n'roll brainchild of Demon Beat drummer, Jordan Hudkins, who, with the help of his bandmates, creates music that honors the insouciant attitude of his LA post-grunge influences, without the sun-tanned decadence of some of his noise pop counterparts. Born and raised in West Virginia, Hudkins' landlocked upbringing is reflected perfectly on his soon-to-be-released, "Unmacho," which pairs music that bursts at the seams with restless energy and lyrics that grapple with the dark side of fun.

While playing drums and touring with The Demon Beat, Hudkins began writing his own songs, and in 2011, he recorded and self-released "Rozwell Kid LP". Drawing from a variety of musical influences, including 90's punk, Weezer, and the Broadway musicals he listened to as a kid, Hudkins' debut effort revels in its nostalgia, while showcasing Hudkins silly-in-all-seriousness writing style. In October of 2011, Hudkins hit the road with his newly assembled band, which includes Adam L. Meisterhans (also of Demon Beat) on lead guitar, Andrew LaCara on guitar and vox, Devin Donnelly on bass and vox, and Sean Hallock on drums.

In July of 2012, the band began phase two of the Rozwell Kid saga, recording "Unmacho" with David Klug in Pittsburgh. The new record has a familiar sound with a new story, told over the course of ten songs that don't let up for an instant. "Unmacho" is available February 19th, 2013
Vundabar
Vundabar began as a recording project between Brandon Hagen and Drew McDonald during their last year in high school together. Since then it has grown into far more. In April of 2013 they released their first album 'Antics' independently, which was followed up with multiple US tours and their first European tour, a two month string of shows with an emphasis on Festival dates as well as club dates. They have since returned to Europe for a second tour in the fall of 2014 and are anticipating a follow up tour in the spring of 2014. All of this being said, the three current members are only between 19 and 20 years of age. The Boston trio has been described as jangle pop and often compared to the likes of The Pixies and Thee Oh Sees for their quiet/loud dynamic and pop sensibility. They're know for their energetic live sets, and comedic approach to the performance.

"The band has a great and expansive range of musical ability that sets them happily apart from many other up and coming indie groups – Allston Pudding

"Imagine a nonchalant cross between Weezer and the Pixies. A pair that makes girls want to promiscuously dance on the beach" – Les InRocks

"Last year's debut record, Antics, showcased their talent for slipping a subversive edge into catchy post-punk jams" – Dig Boston

"After tonight's performance Vundabar have demonstrated that they have the energy and musical abilities to sell out much larger venues like Camden's Electric Ballroom in the not too distance future. We look forward to welcoming them back to London soon." - Acid Minus Doves
Great Grandpa
Great Grandpa began in Seattle in 2014 when guitarist & vocalist Patrick Goodwin recruited bassist Carrie Miller, drummer Cam LaFlam, and vocalist Alex Menne to form a humble rock band. Inspired by the pop-sensible alternative rock of the 90's, and offset by a mutual love for noise and math rock, the group set forth to write and record their first EP.

During recording, guitarist Dylan Hanwright joined the group, solidifying the lineup. Great Grandpa began performing in the Seattle area in late 2014, frequenting the city's DIY venues. In March of 2015, their debut EP Can Opener was released on Broken World Media. The EP was met with considerable praise, and has been described as "warm, slightly off-kilter grunge pop", and "knotty, twisted, and warm rock music that's as melodically satisfying as it is, at times, confounding."

Great Grandpa began writing their debut LP soon after, and found themselves touring the western US and performing extensively in the Seattle area. Written in 2015 and 2016, Great Grandpa's debut LP Plastic Cough continues to explore the sonic territory visited in Can Opener, exhibiting infectious melodies across a range of backdrops, from quiet bedroom-pop to explosive, anthemic rock. Plastic Cough is out July 7th via Double Double Whammy.
Venue Information:
Barboza
925 E. Pike St.
Seattle, WA, 98122
http://thebarboza.com