Stateside Presents

11th ANNUAL COWTOWN'S PHX AM AFTER PARTY FEAT. NO AGE / THE GROWLERS / RADIO MOSCOW

President Gator / Pabst Blue Ribbon

11th ANNUAL COWTOWN'S PHX AM AFTER PARTY FEAT. NO AGE / THE GROWLERS / RADIO MOSCOW

THE GOAT (Feat. Andrew Reynolds, Kevin "Spanky" Long, Brian Herman, Beagle, and Shane Heyl), THE FATHER FIGURES (Ex. JFA), SCORPION VS. TARANTULA, DJ JUAN LOVE (John Cardiel), DJ HORSEPUSSY

Sat, March 31, 2012

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

Yucca Tap Room

Tempe, AZ

$10.00 - $12.00

NO AGE
NO AGE
No Age, comprised of Randy Randall on guitars and Dean Allen Spunt on drums, hail from LA and reside on Sub Pop records. They are classified as shoegaze, noiserock and punk, with a pedigree in hardcore. They have toured extensively, been featured on soundtrack and show, and can count Radiohead and Deerhunter as their fans. However, these descriptions simplify this project that has come together to create a whole that is far more than the sum of their parts.

No Age is a daydream wrapped in a bastion of sound that only becomes more real with each turn of the record. Sometimes while listening to songs such as "Glitter," or "Teen Creeps" a feeling of familiarity begins to form—It is as if the music is from a favorite album that you have listened to since childhood and only now are beginning to appreciate. Then with a sudden awakening you are confronted with something new and strange that beckons to get under your skin. An itch that best is attended to with repeated sessions of eyes closed and headphones on. Or perhaps a live experience, surrounded by sweaty believers, cramming up to the stage and feeling your eardrums bleed.

With their first release, Weirdo Rippers, being a sample of the places they had been, and Nouns their sophomore album demonstrating the here and now, it was only fitting that their most recent, Everything In Between, would set the stage for the future. A future that leaves nothing behind and takes the journey further into the creation of blistering effects and layered noise that radiates outward from the unexpected.
Indeed it is unexpected to hear such strong and powerful noise from something so simplistic that it somehow exceeds expectations and delivers strongly with triumph. A vague description to be sure, but that is why No Age is an experience best experienced rather than described.

CHAD MITCHELL
THE GROWLERS
THE GROWLERS
The growlers are a rock and pop group formed in long beach California in 2006 who are yet to became one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed bands in the history of popular music. During their years of stardom yet to come, the band consists of Brooks Nielsen (vocals) Scott Montoya(drums), Matt Taylor(lead guitar, vocals) and Kyle Straka (keyboards, guitars.) They were managed by their own alter ego Epstein until his death in 2009. Although their initial musical style was rooted in 1960s rock and roll and skiffle, the group works with different musical genres, ranging from ice flossing hip hop to psychedelic rock. Their clothes, style and statements have made them trend-setters. While their growing social awareness saw their influence extend into the social and cultural revolutions. During the release of their first album and their ongoing singles releases, they have experimented with recording techniques that have the ability to bend sound in ways only drugs can. By now this “bent sound” has been perfected in their live act that some onlookers call “groovy” and or “sick”. The groovy unexcelled value in Lo fidelity sound is their stock and trade. They are the result of a combination of skilled modern engineering techniques and the very finest outdated recording and amplified equipment. The Growlers sound is best exemplified through Nielsen’s cryptic lyrics and the relationship it has with matt Taylor. As if the two are each other’s half. Though they complete each other, they compel and challenge one another in ways only the frequent growler fan can truly understand. Perhaps it is what the growler fan feels while taking part in the drug wave of bent sound.
RADIO MOSCOW
RADIO MOSCOW
Radio Moscow came about a few years back in a Story City basement. The First version of Radio Moscow Began as a solo project by Parker called Garbage Composal. At this time the sound was very raunchy mid-sixties-ish garage rock heavily influenced by the hidden gems and bands on the nuggets comps, yet still sounding very much its own. Parker recorded one albums worth of the Garbage Composal Demos under the new name Radio Moscow. (you can hear those songs here!: www.myspace.com/radiomoscowtheearlydays Along with the new name came new bass player Serana Andersen. This line-up lasted for a few years without any drummer. Around this time the band started evolving and a whole new sound was created. Still garage-y but now channeled through the blues with experimental breakdowns, unpredictable tempo changes, crazy rave-ups and fuzzed out psychedelic guitar work. For shows parker would pre-record the drums on a 4-track and then blasts it through amplification. Serana and Parker moved to Colorado in the quest for a drummer and a new scene. Things started out very promising when Dan from The Black Keys called Parker up said he dug the demo that he gave him at a concert and was going to try to push it for us to get it on ALIVE/BOMP records. Parker returned by himself to Iowa to try to get the band up and going. Luke McDuff from Ames filled the vacant bass spot. Together they recorded the debut album for ALIVE/BOMP records with producer Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys. The Album was released Feb 27 2007. Luke had to go back to school so he continued looking for a solid line-up. After one tryout Zach Anderson jumped on as new bassist. With the help of a few drummer friends (keith rich, todd stevens, paul marrone, cory berry) Radio Moscow has been touring ever since. The trio plans to be hitting the road extra hard this year to promote the second Radio Moscow studio album "Brain Cycles"
Venue Information:
Yucca Tap Room
29 W. Southern Ave.
Tempe, AZ, 85282
http://www.yuccatap.com/index.html