Reno Divorce

The Black Buzzard at Oskar Blues Denver Presents

Reno Divorce

Throttle Bomb, Dryer Fire, Luna Sol

Fri · April 13, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 1:00 am)


This event is 21 and over

Reno Divorce
Reno Divorce
With equal parts Orange County punk, honky tonk country, and a tip-jar full of rockabilly swagger, Reno Divorce strikes a unique chord of their own with their brand of punk rock and roll. The band’s longevity is no accident. Their fans simply won’t allow them to quit and pursue real careers. The fact that they’ve been voted the best punk band in Denver by The Westword Magazine in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, can attest to their stalwart status in their home state. A successful Kickstarter campaign and a growing number of their faithful willing to have the band’s name tattooed on their bodies keeps them climbing back into the van for tour after tour. They’ve never been ones to rest on their laurels, though. To the contrary, Reno Divorce has 7 European tours and several US jaunts under their belt, supporting Reverend Horton Heat, The Queers, and US Bombs, among others.

Their well-crafted and skillfully executed songs call to mind Smithereens and Social Distortion, but a more aggressive tone lurks in-between the lines. A good hook is the bread and butter for these guys, and one listen is all it takes to realize you’ve got a band that truly stands out amongst the herd. Ten years strong and having graced some of the most legendary bars and stages around the world, they’ve played with almost all their punk heroes (ALL, Social Distortion, TSOL, Adolescents, Agent Orange, The Queers, X, The Blasters, Motorhead), and shared a tour bus with more contemporary heavy hitters like U.S. Bombs, The Bones, and Street Dogs. They’ve worked with the best behind the scenes, as well. Their latest record, “Lover’s Leap, was recorded by Blasting Room alumnus Felipe Patino and mixed and mastered at the legendary studio by Jason Livermore (Rise Against, ALL, Descendents). Their record before that, “Tears Before Breakfast," received similar treatment, too. When you delve into their catalog, a strange feeling sets in...there’s no rehashing or redressing from the album déjà vu or forced delievery. Instead, they find a way to up the ante with every record, growing musically with each outing and subversively injecting their will into whatever 3 chord progression it is you think you’ve heard before. The result is something familiar, yet foreign. And then there’s the lyrics...that's what sets Reno Divorce apart. This is storytelling at its finest, with uncanny, almost pathological insight. From prince to pauper, sinner to saint, you always feel like you’re riding shotgun with the protagonist or anti-hero as their story unfolds.

With their European tours being handled by M.A.D. Booking, their following continues to grow with each trip and makes their next appearance and return anticipated.
Among the many open air festivals they’ve played, like ‘With Full Force’, ‘Speedfest’, and ‘The Rock-n-Ink Fest,’ Reno Divorce has shown their fans that they are at home on a massive stage or in a seedy, whiskey-soaked dive. Always captivating live, and wrought with more hooks than a tackle box, Reno Divorce has carved out a reputation as ‘the real nitty-gritty’ and true ‘musician’s band’ that pushes the envelope with every release. Brent Loveday’s deft songwriting and clever storytelling are brought to life by the bands solid and capable musicianship.
Throttle Bomb
Dryer Fire
Luna Sol
Luna Sol is a high-mountain stoner-rock band fronted by veteran singer and lead guitarist David Angstrom (Hermano, Supafuzz). Angstrom moved to the mountains just north of Denver in 2012 and started soaking in the strange but relaxed mountain communities around him. Inspired by the local news and folklore, Angstrom started writing the songs that would become Blood Moon and put together Luna Sol which features local Denver musicians— guitarist David Burke (Final Blow), bassist/vocalist Shannon Fahnestock (The Swindlers) and Denver newcomer recently from Portland, OR Justin Baier (The Builders and The Butchers) taking the helms on the drums in 2016.

A drive into the mountains with Angstrom shows that Blood Moon captures the removed-from-society lifestyle of the Rockies. Songs “Leadville,” “Standley Lake,” and “Death Mountain” all come with stories from Angstrom that seem like bizarre mountain folklore, like cautionary tales read to children from books with colorful drawings. Angstrom clearly loves the morbid strangeness of his new homeland and shares it with us on Blood Moon.

The album was recorded at Sierra Estates in Colorado, and the album artwork was designed by celebrated Denver tattoo artist Christel Perkins of Sol Tribe. The basic tracks were finished in a week, and in keeping with the long-standing tradition of the stoner and desert-rock communities, members of the Luna Sol extended family tree contributed additional elements to the recording. John Garcia (Kyuss, Hermano, Vista Chino) adds vocals on “December,” Dandy Brown (Hermano, Orquestra del Desierto) plays bass on “Death Mountain,” Nick Oliveri (Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age) plays bass on “Pretty Rotten,” Greg Martin (The Kentucky Headhunters) contributes slide guitar on “Death Mountain,” Dean Smith (Supafuzz) plays bass on “Bridges,” Jason Groves (Supafuzz, Asylum on the Hill) bass on “In the Shadows,” and Dizzy Reed (Guns N’ Roses) delivers a Hammond B3 performance on “Your War.”

The album is bleak, heavy and filled with monster hooks. John Garcia calls Blood Moon “a dark twisted ride down the mountain.” One you’ll be compelled to ride out ’til the final track.

The band is currently in preproduction and preparing to enter the studio in 2017 to begin recording their sophomore release.
Venue Information:
The Black Buzzard at Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
1624 Market St
Denver, CO, 80202