Strange Americans w/ Pappy LongLegs & The Cosmic Gnarwhales
Doors: 7:00 // Show: 8:00
Presale: $10 // Day of Show $12
It’s the kind of music that the Carhartt-wearing, hard-working, industrial beer-drinking, regular Americans would listen to — the ones who could end up on an episode of TV’s Dirty Jobs. It’s a little raw, a bit loud, unapologetic and honest. It’s blue collar rock and roll and it’s something that Denver’s Strange Americans is crafting with both brawn and finesse, like a hot rod mechanic bringing back an old barn find.
In a sense, Strange Americans is rescuing something from the rust pile — straight-forward, no frills rock and roll, and a matching aesthetic that is heavy on songwriting and storytelling, but presented with reverb-drenched punch and passion — the way The Band or Crazy Horse would have done it.
Strange Americans first began in 2009 through a series of Craigslist ads and mutual acquaintances. The group, which released its much applauded debut full-length A Royal Battle in 2012, released its sophomore album That Kind of Luster in September of 2014 . The ten-song, 45-minute rocker showcases a band that has cultivated an authentic, raucous live show.
The most recent release, Borrow You, Brother — recorded with Matt Pence at The Echo Lab in Denton, TX — suggests Strange Americans reaching new heights: Their ability to weave new sounds and styles into their established classic, guitar-driven, blue-collar Americana rock speaks to the band’s creative strengths. They’re not going anywhere, nor is the grit and rubble that has defined rock and blues music since their earliest days.
Pappy LongLegs is a blues, folk, and americana songster devoted the sharing of story and song. He has traveled the country stomping his feet and insighting rooms, bars, and theaters wherever he goes. His humor and theatrics are coupled with numbers from gritty to sweet, to sing and clap along too. Has multiple arrangements of bands from front range all star musicians ringing from a stripped down folk sound to indie rock trio with world music influence to a large scale gospel type band with chior.
For this show he will be joined by the rhythm section "The Cosmic Gnarwhales" featuring Harrison "Whale" Goodale (Bass) and Kendra "Snail" Petersen (Drums) to make the power trio PAPPY LONGLEGS & THE COSMIC GNARWHALES. They have traveled across the universe to share their afrosludge chibes to us all.