ROZWELL KID

Psyko Steve Presents

ROZWELL KID

VUNDABAR, GREAT GRANDPA, FAIRY BONES

Sat, July 22, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$12.00 - $14.00

This event is all ages

ROZWELL KID
ROZWELL KID
There's a certain science when it comes to writing music that can evoke a sing-it-loud response from more than a few subsets of people, and Rozwell Kid might as well have their PhD. The West Virginian quartet has been proudly playing dials-to-ten indie alt-rock since 2011’s matter-of-factly titled The Rozwell Kid LP. Their new LP shows off Rozwell Kid’s progression as musicians that haven’t lost any of their quirky charm...or volume.
Too Shabby was engineered by Justin Francis at Ronnie’s Place in Nashville in early 2014. By the time its 10 songs have concluded, it’s obvious that Rozwell Kid have sharpened from their last release – an EP entitled Dreamboats – while somehow getting louder. With lyrics like those in the record’s opener, Kangaroo Pocket, (“Simpsons season 3 and a thing of hummus / This is all I need / I'm like super low maintenance”) Rozwell Kid find a paradoxical marriage between originality and familiarity. Too Shabby is proof that Jordan Hudkins, Adam L. Meisterhans, Devin Donnelly and Sean Hallock have emerged as a more cohesive, brave, and intelligent unit.
It’s undeniable that Too Shabby will draw comparisons to any pre-millenia Weezer record. It’s as inevitable as Rozwell Kid is loud. It’s more than that, though. Too Shabby is fun, infectious, kinetic, and its unmatched in that. With songs like Weirdo and Birthday Sombrero, Too Shabby has what it takes to be to 2034 what The Blue Album is to 2014. As for right now? Turn it up.
GREAT GRANDPA
GREAT GRANDPA
FAIRY BONES
FAIRY BONES
Fairy Bones were a little surprised when the Phoenix New Times named them “Best Local Band” of 2015; but this prodigious group of colorful misfits had been building a buzz in the Phoenix scene since their inception only two years earlier. It would only take one live show to see why they have earned their spot on stages with KONGOS, St Lucia, Alien Ant Farm, Kyle Gass Band, Mother Mother & an official CMJ Music Showcase.

Imagine epic, dramatic alternative-pop songs sent out to the back rows of a stadium by a charismatic force of nature, who could more than hold her own against whatever Florence Welch could throw her way, sharing space on a stunning debut with songs that filter lofty art-rock sensibilities through the reckless abandon of punk. That was “Dramabot,” the debut album with which Fairy Bones confirmed their standing on the front ranks of the Phoenix music scene.

Where most bands take years to find the right lineup and chemistry, Fairy Bones found it immediately when life long friends Chelsey Louise and Robert Ciuca joined forces with brothers Benjamin and Matthew Foos. As Louise recalls that fateful meeting, “It was like two halves coming together to form a whole, instead of four strangers trying to figure each other out.” A point that Fairy Bones considers essential to their success not just as a band, but as family as well.

Though their sound has been characterized in every way from glam punks to arena rock, Fairy Bones has worked tirelessly from the beginning to craft a sound and style that was all their own. As Chelsey puts it, “It was important to us when we started to not discuss genre. Why waste your time trying to be something that already exists? It may be a harder path since there is no mold for you to fit into, but I think it's a more rewarding path.” A decision that became the defining characteristic of their debut album “Dramabot.”

Enter Bob Hoag (The Format, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, The Ataris), or as the band calls him, the fifth Fairy Bone. “My favorite thing about Fairy Bones," Bob Hoag says, "is that as humans they're the weirdest little family. They have an energy that I feel I have encountered in very few bands. And I feel that seeps into the music. It's a really quirky and exciting record and most of that is just their personalities coming through."

Together with Bob Hoag, tucked away at the infamous Flying Blanket Studio, Fairy Bones managed to craft an album that surpassed all of their wildest expectations. After making multiple “Best Of 2015” lists (Phoenix New Times, Arizona Republic, Echo Magazine, Modern Times Magazine) with ‘Dramabot’ and landing on “Top 30 Local Songs of 2015” (KWSS 93.9FM) with their power single “Waiting,” Paste Magazine premiered their latest video - the surreal Lewis Carroll-inspired “Notes from Wonderland” (Winner of “Best Music Video” at 2016 Phoenix Comicon). Paste declared Fairy Bones a “four-piece art/glam/rock monster” while praising Louise’s “incomparable pipes,” of which they noted, “Few rock voices today can compare, of any gender.

When asked about the response towards the album, Chelsey always says, I couldn't be happier. “It was awesome to ride on that release for as long as we did,” she says, “because we got time to perform it and manipulate the songs into new versions of themselves live. I think that's helped us hone in on what we want to do moving forward.”

Taking what they learned from the process, Fairy Bones are already gearing up to head back into the studio with Bob Hoag. With a new mindset, the maturity that comes with experience, and a brand new set of material, Fairy Bones eyes are fixed straight on the future of their budding career.
Venue Information:
The Rebel Lounge
2303 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85016
http://www.therebellounge.com/