Strawberry Girls

Strawberry Girls

Comrade, Belle Noire, The Caveat, Montoneros

Sat Jun 24 2017

7:00 pm

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is all ages

Strawberry Girls
In early 2010, Zachary Garren parted ways with his previous band, Dance Gavin Dance. While pursuing his solo project, Good Health, he crossed paths with drummer, Ben Rosett, who was playing with a local band called The Trees at the time, and had played with past hardcore bands such as Brutally Honest and Sarah Larsen. Ben, interested in starting up a new project, randomly asked Zac if he wanted to jam one day, just to see if anything cool would happen... Fortunately for us, everything went perfectly and "Strawberry Girls" was formed in April of 2011. We can't even remember how many times we've been asked "where'd the band name come from?" so we might as well get that out of the way. Go look up the hit song "Christine" by Siouxie and the Banshees. There you go.
Anyway, we jammed every single day for a week and wrote like 5 whole songs. Then we quickly recorded said songs because we were so stoked on them. There's a Live Demo 2011 on bandcamp, go find it.
After seeing the first live performance of Strawberry Girls as a duo with just Ben and Zac... Ben's previous bandmate, Ian Jennings, from local band The Trees (featuring Justin Stie), excitedly wanted to be a part of the new project. Ben and Zac, wanting to take the project to the next level, brought Ian onboard to play bass for Strawberry Girls.
After that, we sat down to try to record a good batch of songs, which ended up turning into Italian Ghosts. We printed 100 original copies in Digipacks. Needing more to sell, we printed another 100 copies, but before we printed more, we remixed and remastered the songs, inverted the album artwork, and added more text on the backside. If you have a physical copy of either of those versions of our original EP...consider yourself lucky. List them for $100 on Ebay and you'll see what i mean.
We played a ton of shows, good and bad. Started writing new songs. "Do Peace."...the last song on French Ghetto, but the first song that was written for the album. It's a good closer. We wrote and recorded French Ghetto at the now Spirit Vision Studios. Previous records were recorded in Ben Rosett's parents' house, in the garage.

During the writing process for their first album, a few demo tracks were released on Bandcamp titled, "Demo 2011", containing 5 live studio tracks. Months later, Ben, Zac, and Ian brought these tracks to life, producing the album at Ben's home studio. "Italian Ghosts" was released in August 2011 as their first official EP.

Soon after that, another demo was released titled, "Do Peace (EP)", comprised of two tracks "Do Peace" and "Fight Club". Those two tracks were recorded live in Ben's home studio as well, and were intended to hold fans over until their upcoming full-length album French Ghetto.

The long awaited full-length album, French Ghetto, was released on April 20th, 2013. The album was self-recorded and produced by Ben Rosett, who, along with being a drummer and multi-instrumentalist, has been a recording engineer/producer for about 10 years. Having recently moved into a professional recording facility, Ben Rosett finally moved away from the "home studio" thing. With drummer Ben Rosett and bassist Ian Jennings, both of Strawberry Girls, becoming the owners of Spirit Vision Studios, this allowed for the new Strawberry Girls album to be recorded way better than it would have if it were recorded in a home studio.

With the release of French Ghetto, Strawberry Girls was able to attract the attention of Tommy LaCombe, owner of Tragic Hero Records (A Skylit Drive, Alesana, He Is Legend). After a month of dealing with contracts and promotion content, we have officially signed with Tragic Hero Records. We are very happy to be a part of the Tragic Hero family and we all feel it is the perfect home for us.

Then we recorded American Graffiti at Spirit Vision Studios.
Then in 2016 we re-recorded the songs from our original EP Italian Ghosts.
Belle Noire
Belle Noire is a Rock/Alternative/Ambient Quintet from San Jose, Ca.
Late 2014 They entered the Studio with Dryw Owens (from indian lakes, sianvar)to record the single "sleep", which garnered great reception upon its premier on absolutepunk.net, and from there Decided to to the Full LP with Owens, which is due out Early 2016, and honored to have shared the stage with From Indian Lakes, The Ataris, I the Mighty, A lot like Birds, Hit the Lights, Idlehands, Ghost Parade, American Scene, Further Seems Forever, A Static Lullaby, and many others.
The Caveat
The Caveat is a distillation: it is a thorough, focused effort to refine and augment the greatest aspects of modern extreme music, while sloughing off the limiting vestiges of its previous iterations. Its members (Michael Stancel - Lead Guitar, Kyle Neeley, Guitar, Nik Schafer - Bass, Paul Christiansen - Drums) are motivated by the idea that music, like people, the world and life itself, has an obligation to move forward. With a carefully-crafted tapestry of expression, virtuosity, improvisation and syncopation as its creative language, The Caveat is a singular example of what can be brought to bear at the crossroads of concept and dedication.
Montoneros
"Montoneros sounds as though its members have spent half a lifetime perfecting intricate runs and rhythms while listening to a whole lot of Don Caballero, Pinback and A Minor Forest. But where those acts typically escalate the intensity and aggression of their songs, Montoneros lets its tunes drift into delicate melodies that float by like spring clouds."
-Tom Murphy, Westword Magazine

Montoneros has shared the stage with renowned international acts such as Jimmy Eat World, Lydia, Hop Along, Rob Crow of Pinback, Tiny Moving Parts, Pinegrove, and many more, in addition to being nominated as one of 2015's best post-punk acts in Denver by Westword Magazine.

"Contemplative and raw, capturing the same upbeat sullenness that drew people to those early Modest Mouse albums." – Bandwagon Magazine

“Complex, yet beautiful, calm math rock layers that will stir a melancholy spirit.” – IDIOTEQ.com

"A must-listen for any confused twenty-something living in this uncertain world." – Westword Magazine
Venue Information:
Moon Room
1902 Blake St.
Denver, CO, 80202