Mon, May 29, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$5.00 - $8.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Keeper Keeper is a three-piece alternative rock band based out of Portland, OR. They've got an upbeat, danceable, surf rock vibe and have been compared to bands such as The Strokes, The Killers and The Growlers. Playing at many Portland venues Keeper Keeper shows are lively and fun! Their music's prominent guitar solos, percussion with seemingly limitless energy and vocals that clearly come from a place deep within will evoke emotion and likely movement... from toe tapping and booty shaking to the occasional mosh pit.... All expression is welcomed at any Keeper Keeper performance!

Keeper Keeper a cohesive unit consisting of three self-taught musicians, Joe Garcia (drums) Dylan Hatcher (guitar/vocals) and Jamie Rhea (bass/vocals), bound together by their love of music. Joe with roots in Latin music grew up in California listening to a lot of Spanish rock, pop and punk. He picked up a guitar at age 11 and started playing drums at 18 when he created a band called Seven for a Magpie. Dylan, also a California transplant, grew up in the surf culture of SoCal which greatly influenced his musical style. He played in Los Coyotes and The Mozzies before moving up to Portland. Jamie, being from the south, was forced to listen to his parent's country music which influenced him musically but somehow he managed to find a love for other genres especially alternative and grunge. In his youth he looked artists like David Bowie, The Pixies and Everclear for inspiration. He formed a band called Valley Ray in Arkansas before heading west to peruse his music dreams.

Keeper Keeper was formed in late 2014 when Dylan and Jamie met. They started writing music together immediately. Things solidified early the next year when the found Joe to play drums. The band has a very collaborative writing process in which they all contribute to and has proven to work for them. Keeper Keeper has two completed albums "Happy Are The Sexual" released in September 2015 and "Low" in July 2016 with another in the works and expected in April. Keeper Keeper's recent West Coast tour inspired another, longer tour later this year including stops in the Midwest and the South. The boys enjoy playing to any type of audience; anything from crowded dive bars or house shows to music festivals and charity events, they're happy to play for anyone who loves music half as much as them!
Tuolumne (pronounced to-wall-a-me) is not just the northern California County where front man, Seth Boyack, grew up. As he developed his love for music, learned to play guitar, and sang in the choir, he also began to set his sights on fronting his own band. Now as the singer/guitarist/songwriter for New Chums, it was only fitting to name the band’s debut EP, Tuolumne (released September 2015) for the place where it began.

New to the Phoenix, Arizona music scene after playing guitar for indie rock bands in Salt Lake City, Austin, and assorted northern California cities, Seth began the inevitable Craigslist search to build his own band. From the Boston music scene came drummer Ben Hedlund – a solid indie rock drummer with a nice resume, and plenty of song arrangement ideas.

They began sifting through Seth’s catalog of songs to get a set together, and start playing shows around Phoenix, Tempe, and Mesa. It would be from this selection of songs that New Chums would choose the first five to head into the studio and record the aforementioned EP. With Curtis Grippe (Dead Hot Workshop) producing, the band quickly recorded their indie rock debut in a week’s time during the summer of 2015. While spending the next couple of months mixing and mastering the EP, the band continued to work on solidifying their live show taking any dates they could get.

After only a couple months since the release of Tuolumne on CD, iTunes, Spotify, and Pandora, the New Chums began to gain some traction with online radio play, excellent reviews, and the growth of their fan base. With an eye on larger shows, the band brought in guitarist Matt Lloyd, from Phoenix, to fill out the sound with clever guitar leads, and school the band in all things basketball.

With comparisons to Interpol, Jimmy Eat World, the Strokes, and others, new fans of the band should keep an eye open for New Chums in Arizona clubs. The band plans to begin touring the east and west coasts, as well as playing festivals.

"’Come On, Come On’ is an ideal power pop song in no uncertain terms.”
– Phoenix New Times, October 29, 2015

“…an impressive debut fresh out of the box.”
– Java, November 2015
Venue Information:
The Rebel Lounge
2303 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85016