DAYS N DAZE
BRIDGE CITY SINNERS, HOLY LOCUST, and WE THE HEATHENS
DAYS N DAZE
Houstonians Whitney Flynn and Jesse Sendejas formed Days N Daze as a duo in 2008. Since then, they’ve taken on different musicians to create a full recording and touring band. Presently, the band’s rhythm section includes bassist Geoff Bell and percussionist Meagan Melancon. Flynn and Sendejas remain the band’s principal songwriters. The group’s sound has been described as “riot folk” or “thrashgrass.”
Song themes run the gamut from social (gang violence, terrorism, annihilation of the environment for corporate pocket-lining, the mundane and unavoidable anxieties of modern life, et al) to recreational (how the fuck did we end up in jail?). Days N Daze embraces the D.I.Y. ethic by recording, packaging and promoting its music independently.
DnD is best known for is its live shows, which are energetic to the point of audience members stripping their clothes off in ecstatic, music-induced jubilation (or, too much PBR). The band has performed throughout the United States and Canada in venues ranging from house shows to festivals. DnD independently booked and promoted a full U.S tour with New Zealand’s Night Gaunts after their split release in 2015. They also had the privilege to tour with Leftover Crack and featured on LOC’s album Constructs of the State.
On the road, DnD has played the D.I.Y. staple Mountain Blood Fest, at Skatopia’s Bowl Bash and has played multiple sold out shows across the states including New York City and Los Angeles. At home, it performs routinely at well-regarded spaces such as Walter’s and Warehouse Live. The band was honored to be awarded Best Punk Act in 2015 by The Houston Press.
This is not your Grandparents' folk music. The Bridge City Sinners take folk songs in the direction of a punk rocker. A rowdy folksy mosaic of banjo, violin, guitar, mandolin, upright bass, & ukulele. The Sinners started their journey as a rotating cast of friends in 2016 who just wanted to play music on the streets “busk” in Portland, Oregon. They have transitioned into a powerful force playing festivals in 2018 such as Vans Warped Tour, NW String Summit, the Fest, & Seattle Folklife Festival.
Before the Bridge City Sinners, lead singer Libby Lux and upright bass player Scott Michaud infrequently started playing music together on the streets of Portland, Oregon over eight years ago. Without rehearsal, nor a plan, a few times a year they would meet up with other various street musicians to sing and yell at passersby. Years before that, on their separate journeys, they traveled, hitch-hiked, and howled at the moon across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. In hobo fashion, they earned what they’d eat and roofs over their heads by the papers and coins tossed into their hat.
Through their years of wandering, they were able to pick up a rich catalog of songs passed through the traveling / busking community. In 2012, their mutual best friend and lead singer of folk-punk band Profane Sass, passed away when he fell off a train in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In a way the Bridge City Sinners are a homage to keep his spirit alive and continue passing along the music they all sang together on the streets, hidden in trains, and in living rooms across the continent. They formed the Bridge City Sinners in the Winter of 2016.
Formed in summer of 2017, Holy locust is a five piece acoustic folk band, seamlessly blending the raw energy and ideals of punk music with refined folk traditions from around the world. Far flung from home and steeped in the myriad of their worldly adventures, Holy Locust, in sound, is the embodiment of chaos tamed. Anywhere from street corners in Mexico to pubs in Ireland, they bring a riveting collaboration of acoustic punk, New Orleans jazz, and traditional folk music, carrying with them the folk tradition of resistance and equality.
Harmonized chaos, dueling guitars, relentless crushing dbeat, epic strings, and thunderous low end, executed in a heavy metal fashion, vomited forth with punk rock aggression. Hailing from the Northwoods of Wisconsin, We The Heathens are an unstoppable behemoth of sound and continue to push the boundaries of music.