RXP@1039 Presents


The Hold Up, Darenots, Chivalry

Tue May 23 2017

7:00 pm

$13.00 - $15.00

This event is all ages

Throw rock, reggae, punk, and pop into a blender, power it up and you get Ballyhoo!, acclaimed by fans to be "America's-Favorite-Feel-Good-Party-Band." It's hard to argue with the masses, but these road-warriors have tirelessly toured to bring their music to the people. Between the road and the studio, Ballyhoo! has crafted a sound distinctly their own; fresh, fun, and embodied by the soul of the party lifestyle. Lead singer and guitarist, Howi Spangler, has a reputation for mixing slick lyrics with his smooth but powerful voice. Drummer Donald "Big D" Spangler lays out the hard-hitting beats, which are underlined by JR Gregory's funky and witty bass lines. Scott Vandrey (aka DJ Blaze) rounds it out on the turntables and keys.

BALLYHOO!'s unique sound, hardcore devotion to the road and their fans has pitched them into snowballing success. After concluding the Last Calls and Liabilities tour with respected contemporaries, Pepper, they were honored with being included on the ever-popular 2011 Hollister Holiday Playlist. Ballyhoo! has toured with a myriad of the genre's biggest names; Authority Zero, The Expendables, 311, and The Supervillains. In Jan 2011, they got a well-deserved nod from LAW Records and were signed to the Hawaii-based independent record label. Yesod Williams of the dub rock music mega-sensation PEPPER and owner of LAW Records says of his newest addition, "Having BALLYHOO! join the LAW Records family is a perfect fit. They are an incredibly talented band with a really catchy style". 2011 has been a paramount year for Ballyhoo! as they wrap up the year with a few holiday bashes.
The Hold Up
The Holdup is a San Jose quartet with a unique sound that incorporates elements of Hip-Hop, Indie, Reggae and Pop. The group formed in early 2008 when drummer Danny Flores and vocalist Mike Garmany recruited bassist Kyle Christensen and DJ/Manager Clev Stiles. After only just a few months of playing local gigs the group cultivated a solid fan base and began selling out local venues. As the group's popularity grew the demand for an album was apparent. In late 2008 The Holdup hit the studio and began recording their first full length album Stay Gold.

In March 2009, Stay Gold was ready for release and debuted at an astounding #34 on the Top 100 Reggae Albums on iTunes. The album was soon featured on the iTunes "What's Hot" list for six weeks and CD Baby's Top Reggae Albums as a result of the release's outstanding success. Their single Good Times also received significant notoriety from
local radio stations including Santa Clara University's KSCU 103.3FM and KITS Live 105.3FM, the Bay Area's alternative rock station.

The widespread success of Stay Gold prompted their follow-up album Confidence in 2010. Their sophomore album had a sound of its own, including the summer time vibes of "Summertime Baby" and the heartfelt lyrics of "Motion," adding a musical diversity to the 11 track release. Much like their first album, Confidence found near instant success and rose to #1 on the iTunes Reggae Chart and earned The Holdup iTunes Best New
Reggae Artist of 2010. Their popularity only grew with their cover of Peter Bjorn and John's "Young Folks" which The Holdup renamed "Young Fools." The song was quickly picked up by the popular San Francisco radio station KITS Live 103.5FM. The increased circulation of the track on the airwaves only further contributed to their expanding fan base. Just prior to the drop of their third album, iTunes once more recognized the groups talent by placing their track "Summertime Baby" on the iTunes Essential Rising Stars: Reggae playlist, which debuted on March 28, 2011.

Still Gold was launched on April 26th, 2011 and followed in the path of the previous two albums, achieving success quite early on. iTunes debuted the album at #1 on the Reggae Charts and Billboard ranked it #2 on their Reggae Album's Chart. Shortly after the release of Still Gold the group landed a full catalog publishing deal with New York based publishing company Songs Publishing home of such acts as (Dirty Heads, Sleigh Bells, Bright Eyes, Minus The Bear etc). Throughout their career so far, The Holdup have played with some of the biggest names in the industry such as Rebelution, Pepper, The Dirty Heads, Sublime with Rome, Bone Thugs and Harmony, Warren G, Silversun Pickups, Panic at the Disco, Dev, Afroman, and more.

The Holdup is currently finishing their fourth album Consequence, set to release in Spring 2012 with their single "My Weekend" scheduled to world premier on the Menace Morning Show on Live 105.3FM. The San Jose natives have only been getting bigger and hope that the release of Consequence will continue the developing trend.
SoCo Rock/Reggae, come vibe with us!
Venue Information:
Black Sheep
2106 E. Platte Ave
Colorado Springs, CO, 80909