Thanks everyone who came out in droves last Saturday for Anti-Death Fest! Paul and Kate were awesome hosts and the show featured a killer line up. Apologies to everyone in the crowd we may have hit with our instruments.
NEXT: The biggest thing to hit Stent HQ all year: The Stents will be making their first trip way down south to Georgia! November 22 you can catch us in Athens, GA at Hendershot’s with The Stymms (w Scott’s lil bro Chris on bass!) and the very next day (Nov 23) we’ll be in Atlanta at 529 EAV with fellow Hidden Volume stars The Delusionaires and The Kings of the F**King Sea (Chet from The Qudrajets/Poni from The Ettes). This promises to be a 1-2 punch of rock and roll the south hasn’t seen since Sherman burned Atlanta to the ground. No hard feelings.
Rumor also has it NEW Stents T-shirts and other swag will be coming with us…you were warned.
OUR LABEL: Speaking of Hidden Volume, be sure to check them out over at hiddenvolume.com and you can find links to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and nearly everything else. Not only can you get sweet Stents merch there, you can also find out about upcoming Hi-Vo recording stars like The Delusionaires, Ar-Kaics, Belltowers and more.
IN THE WINGS: We’re takin’ December off to reload but 2014 will be on deck soon. We’re hitting the studio for our first full length platter AND lots of dates at a dive near you!
See you down South, kids!
LAST SAT (11/2): Quarry House Tavern in Silver Spring, MD was amazing. Great fun with The Whiskey Daredevils. We Stents stuffed our faces with burgers and beer, played some rock and roll, met some great people and again, stuffed our faces. Thanks to Tom and Louie for havin’ us. Always a good time.
NEXT: We’re hitting The Sidebar in Baltimore for our LAST CHARM CITY SHOW of 2013! It’s a short but sweet set, 8:55pm Saturday, November 9. The show is a real killer with some very fine bands donating their music to a great cause. $10 donation at the door and there will be door prizes. Catch us while you can!
And all of you in the great state of Georgia GET READY: The Stents very first southern swing is happening: November 22 Athens (Hendershot’s) w/ Etienne DeRocher Band and November 23 Atlanta (529 EAV) w/The The Kings of the F**King Sea (ex-Quadrajets and current Ette) and fellow HIdden Volume Records band, The Delusionaires! Don’t miss it!
Another show for the books in October: We were all blown away by the great turnout on a Monday Night at the Ottobar Upstairs here in Charm City. Thanks to everyone who made it out for our special early show! We got to try out another version of our Vetas Sound (heavy reverb, acoustic guitar, etc.) and we think it worked out nicely. Even when we all jumped up on the pool table.
Anyhow, we hope everyone enjoyed John Paul Keith & The One Four Fives as much as we did. Do yourself a favor and pick up his new LP “Memphis Circa 3AM” —you will not be disappointed.
NEXT: We kick off a pile of shows in November with a date in Silver Spring, MD with Cleveland’s very own purveyors of cowpunk, The Whiskey Daredevils (ex-Cowslingers)! Come on out to the Quarry House Tavern, November 2, FREE show and some of the best brews and grub around. And you know we Stents love brews and grub.
UPCOMING (final shows of 2013!)
Nov 9 / Baltimore / Sidebar Tavern Anti-Death Fest Benefit
Nov 22 / Athens, GA / Hendershots w/ Etienne DeRocher Band
Nov 23 / Atlanta, GA / 529 EAV / w/The Delusionaires + Kings of the F*cking Sea
Man! What an awesome weekend in CT and NY! Much fun to be had on Friday at Paper Box in Bushwick with Lunar Orbits, Party Lights and Quitty and The Donts. Killer bands that we recommend to anyone, anytime. Thanks to Tony Lo-Fi and Anna Anabolic (One Chord Progression) for putting this together. Saturday was amazing as well with a double shot of Stents. Hats off to our boy Vetas of Las Vetas Lounge for hosting our first ever “low volume” show in the afternoon and the Brown clan for bringing the crowd. Rumor has it that some tasty audio might come out of this. Stay tuned.
AND lest we forget, a wild night at Two Boots in Bridgeport with our buds, The Zambonis. It was a double set onslaught that finished off with (most likely) embarrassing versions of “Rock n Roll”, “Sympathy for the Devil” and “Best Friend’s Girlfriend” that went on way past their expiration dates. In other words, it was epic!
NEXT UP: A very special performance in Baltimore at the Ottobar Upstairs on Monday, OCT 21. We start at 7PM and will be opening for the incredible John Paul Keith. If you haven’t heard this feller before, go out and get his third long player Memphis Circa 3AM—you won’t be disappointed. This EARLY SHOW kicks off at 7pm and will be over by 9PM so if you haven’t caught us because “we go on too late”—this is your chance! Don’t miss it, kids! $5.
GREAT show last night at Stage on Herr! Wow. Harrisburg on a Thursday night with The Woggles…who could ask for more? Big thanks to Mike and John from Stage on Herr, The Woggles and EVERYONE who made it out to the show.
NEXT we’ll be doing a couple of Northeast dates. First we’ll be hitting The Paperbox in Brooklyn on Oct 11th for an epic show with Quitty and The Don’ts, Lunar Orbits and Party LIghts. This one is being put on by our friends over at One Chord Progression so you know it will be a kicker.
The next day Oct 12th we’re doing a special low volume show (we’re calling it that ‘cause unplugged just doesn’t cut it) at Las Vetas Lounge in Fairfield, CT. It’s scheduled for sometime in the afternoon and promises to be a wild one. We’ll be releasing more details soon. If that wasn’t enough…later that night we’re playing Two Boots in Bridgeport, CT with our buddies The Zambonis! And anyone who has seen us and them together knows it’s a knock out blow of puck and roll!
And one more for October: Keep your eyes peeled for a special EARLY show at the Ottobar Upstairs with the crazy good John Paul Keith. Oct 21st / 7PM.
That’s all for now. As always, keep your feet on the ground but keep reaching for a cold beer.
Thanks to everyone who came out for the big double header weekend at Hampdenfest and The Sidebar. Especially those stalwart fans who made it to both shows! We had a blast seeing Sick Sick Birds and Idle Gossip at Hampdenfest and playing with The Tritons, Mr. Unloved and The Improbables later that night—not to mention the awesome dancing from audience! You all have some swell moves.
Up next we literally hit the stage on Sept 26 when we play with the legendary kings of garage rock The Woggles! We’ll be joining them for one night at Stage on Herr in Harrisburg, PA as part of their 2013 Fall Tour. This promises to be a double dose of unbridled garage rock fury and we’re certain you won’t want to miss it. The fun starts at 9PM!
Tomorrow! Tomorrow! Tomorrow! Catch us at Hampdenfest in Baltimore. We’re hitting the Chestnut Stage at 1PM. This is FREE, the bands are amazing and by golly, the weather is going to be insanely great.
Then for you night owls, get ye down to The Sidebar Tavern at 9PM for a night of garage and surf and…Mr. Unloved. We’re teaming up with Baltimore’s very own instro twang masters The Tritons, Philly’s beloved garage monsters The Improbables and Mr. Unloved brings his brand of madness to Charm City for the first time! Rumor also has it we Stents will be debuting a brand new garage pop confection called “Madeleine”…
So much going on in the next 3 months! Shows galore! Recording! New gear! Check out our SHOWS page to catch up on the latest and if you live in NYC, CT, GA, MD, DC, PA…we got ya covered.
As for the next thing: We’ll be playing The Sidebar THIS WED Aug 28 w/Blackwolf Beach, Blood Horses and Sea Glass. Sin had to cancel unfortunately but we hope to get them back up here again some time. Your favorite Stents go on around 9:30 (first!) so come on out.
After that it’s a double header in Charm City on SEPT 14 when we play Hampdenfest at 1PM (Chestnut Stage) along with The Idle Gossip, Sick Sick Birds, Sal Bando and many more. Then, if your rock thirst has not been slaked we will hitting our beloved Sidebar Tavern at 9PM along with The Tritons (Balt surf kings) and our buds from Philly The Improbables and a special guest appearance by the one and only Mr. Unloved. Truly a show for the ages.
NEXT! Thanks again to everyone who came out last Saturday to Joe Squared and gorged themselves on pizza and garage rock. We had a blast too. The Improbables and Scovilles once again proved why Philly is a hotbed of Gee-rage Rock.
Up next we will be playing a wild show at our beloved Sidebar Tavern here in Baltimore. We’ll be opening up for SIN out of Valdosta, GA as well as Bad Horse (NY) and Beauty Pageant (OH). It’s the cross roads of American Rock right here in Balmer! This is a WED show and we go on first AUG 28 9PM. Don’t miss it.
Also keep an eye out for a slew of amazing live shows. We’ll be hitting some new places and teaming up with the bands that will change your life. Or change your playlist.
AND finally, we’re heading back into the studio in October to record an actual album! Keep yr ears peeled, kids!