Gathering Of The Clouds
March 7, 8, and 9 at The Walnut Room - Denver
The Black Ryder
The Black Ryder is essentially a collaboration between Australian artists Aimee Nash & Scott Von Ryper.
Their debut album 'Buy The Ticket, Take the Ride' was released through Brooklyn-based Mexican Summer in the USA in September 2010, EMI Music / The Anti-Machine Machine in Australia, & Vinyl Junkie in Japan.
Their album & live shows have featured various special guests + friends (including members of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Brian Jonestown Massacre + Swervedriver).
To date, the band have toured + played shows with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Cult, The Raveonettes, The Charlatans, Spectrum (Pete Kember of Spacemen 3), Broken Social Scene, Tamaryn, 5th Annual Clean Air Clear Stars Festival (Pioneertown, USA) + Austin Pysch Fest 2011.
Nash + Von Ryper wrote, engineered + produced the album themselves at their home studio. Rolling Stone Magazine in Australia nominated them as Best New Artist in 2010 & also included the album in Top 50 Albums of the Year.
The Black Ryder relocated to Los Angeles in September 2010 where they are currently based. They are currently working on their second album as well as other soundtrack / film scoring projects.
Nash The duo recently teamed up with Iconic Australian Jewelry designers MANIAMANIA for 3 musical visual collaborations. 3 films (featuring international supermodel Abbey Lee Kershaw) were launched on the New York Times website, followed by numerous other high profile fashion + lifestyle sites + blogs.
Thanks to their ripping guitar lines- and even finer harmonies- The Vandelles define the distaff side of the Noir Rock sound. Their biggest hits, including Lovely Weather (DBA) and Swell to Heaven (TTB), remain among the most potent and enduring recordings of their era. Formed as a merger of two local vocal groups, The Mercenary Gang and Del Black Aloha, The Vandelles take aspects of Link Wray and The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Ronettes and My Bloody Valentine, Buddy Holly and The Ramones, to create a sound thats uniquely theirs.
While crooning softly in the background, they take old school rock and roll your parents used to listen to and run it through screaming, blown out amplifiers. Having played from LA to NYC The Vandelles have developed an infamous live show that is an audio and visual assault. Garage cats, cowboy beat poetry, and the Wall of Sound. Turn your eyes inside out and dig the vacuum, This is Noir Rock and Roll.
"transcendental garage-blues that stews in the swamp of the cosmos." - Jason Heller, Westword
Not long ago, the good Reverend and his friend and musical cohort Brother Al began playing some primitive rock 'n' roll in the basement at a local house party. Fast forward one year to a rehearsal space in Lausanne, Switzerland...we drank a few beers and played again for a few friends. When we had some spare time a few months later, a call was made to the Reverend's old friend, a Mr. Bobby Jamison, inviting him to come and drop some bottom end on the whole thing. Things started sounding pretty SPOOKY, maybe even GROOVY, some songs were kinda written, and they knew they just had to SHAKE YOU.
Thee Dang Dangs
Thee Dang Dangs are a 4 piece Psychedelic Surf Garage Rock band that formed in 2012 in Denver, CO.