Tens of Thousands Release Party

Tens of Thousands Release Party

Me & Dinosaur, Savage Henry

Fri, May 19, 2017

7:00 pm

Velvet Jones

Santa Barbara, CA

$10.00

This event is all ages

Me & Dinosaur
Me & Dinosaur
Me & Dinosaur formed in late 2011 as a small acoustic guitar ensemble focused on bluesy riffs, elaborate harmonies, and clever songwriting. All members being fellow Gauchos of UCSB, the group then consisting of Sean McClure (Lead Vocals, Guitar), Cole Baviera (Guitar, Vocals) and Erich Tomkinson (Guitar, Vocals), eventually evolved into a four piece with the addition of Sean Renken (Bass, Vocals) and Tomkinson moving to drums. The band continued to hone their sound playing such local venues as SOhO, Creekside, Whiskey Richards and the James Joyce while also renting a rehearsal space where they spent late nights fine tuning their musical repertoire. After months of preparation, the band took to the studio to record their debut EP Mud Houses at Playback Recordings in Downtown Santa Barbara. In the Spring of 2013, Me & Dinosaur solidified their line up with the addition of Jon Bumgarner (Drums, Vocals), and Tomkinson again shifting gears, this time to keyboards.
Savage Henry
Savage Henry
Savage Henry won't have your baby.

Please stop asking.

What they will give you is blistering live performances and albums that left filler for dead before it ever came near the studio. Packed with groove riffs that take feet off the floor, deep cuts that nail the artery, and ballads as warm as summer sun on winter skin, Denver's quintet is releasing some of the finest up-and-coming music today.

Savage Henry is music that pops, music you forget you're dancing to (even with your boss in the room); a band that makes you forget you have to practice to be that good. Their CDs, All In, and newest offering Step Lively, lurk in car stereos nationwide, causing passengers to float out of the current conversation and interrupt with, "Who are we listening to?"

You're listening to music that goes in ears and comes out of bodies in swaying hips, arms in the air, and heads bobbing with every word of Savage lyrics shouting from the mouths. Stacked with drums beating a full-kit pulse outside of 4/4, bass with bloody fingers, a front man with quick lips, full lungs, and blurred feet, Savage Henry always has the crowd up against the stage. The guitar may not be as sexual an instrument as people make it, but don't be surprised to see a cigarette between the strings by the time the show is done.

Here's the part where the band becomes an equation, the place to chuck a dart at the universe of music to know where to start: think Led Zeppelin meets 311 meets Incubus. Inevitably, putting music into words is like putting a shotgun shell into a BB gun; so buy a disc and load both barrels by stepping into a show. Your body will move from there.
Venue Information:
Velvet Jones
423 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
http://velvet-jones.com