The Menzingers

Channel 93.3's Complete Control & Ratio Beerworks Presents

The Menzingers

Jeff Rosenstock, Rozwell Kid

Fri, March 17, 2017

7:00 pm

$20 - $22

This event is all ages

The Menzingers
The Menzingers
Philadelphia-by-way-of Scranton punk band, The Menzingers' latest album, 2014's phenomenal 'Rented World' was their second for Epitaph Records following the highly acclaimed 'On The Impossible Past,' which was released in 2012. Universal praise for both albums applauded the band for its punk roots and quintessentially Midwest romantics. The same accolades have followed The Menzingers since they formed as teenagers and released their first records, 'Chamberlain Waits' (2010) and 'A Lesson In The Abuse of Information Technology' (2007).

No longer housemates in Scranton, PA, the title to 'Rented World' mirrors the band's lifestyle since moving to Philly in 2008. They were renting separate abodes around the city, but maintained a practice space in North Philly where the majority of the record was written. Faithfully archetypal Rust Belt punk, 'Rented World' is an album concerned with maintaining a sense of self, the softening of posture, and the burden of harsh realities. 'Rented World' remains punk, while fearlessly colliding the snarl of early emo with grungy, 90s grit ('Bad Things') and exploring the celestial expanse of post-rock ('Transient Love'). It's slightly new territory for a band coping with their mid-twenties, and whether you've been there or you're on the way there you'll be able to identify the maturation that comes with the milestone.

While the previous two records live in the trademark angst of Chicago producer Matt Allison (Alkaline Trio and Lawrence Arms) and his Atlas Studio sound, The Menzingers kept it Philly-local for 'Rented World', enlisting Jonathan Low, whose distinctively rich Americana sound resonates through the careers of The War On Drugs, Sharon Van Etten, Kurt Vile, and The National.

Since releasing the album last year, The Menzingers have been touring worldwide, supporting the likes of Taking Back Sunday in their native US, as well as heading to Australia to play with The Smith Street Band. In the UK, the band completed a phenomenal headline tour towards the end of 2014 which saw them sell out London's Electric Ballroom. This summer continues their busy touring schedule with performances at the legendary Reading and Leeds Festivals on the horizon, as well as a support slot with The Offspring at their London and Manchester shows in August.
Jeff Rosenstock
Jeff Rosenstock
Jeff Rosenstock is a musician from Brooklyn via Long Island (which I guess is like saying Long Island via Long Island) who has sang and written songs for Bomb the Music Industry!, Kudrow and The Arrogant Sons of Bitches.
Rozwell Kid
Rozwell Kid is the rock'n'roll brainchild of Demon Beat drummer, Jordan Hudkins, who, with the help of his bandmates, creates music that honors the insouciant attitude of his LA post-grunge influences, without the sun-tanned decadence of some of his noise pop counterparts. Born and raised in West Virginia, Hudkins' landlocked upbringing is reflected perfectly on his soon-to-be-released, "Unmacho," which pairs music that bursts at the seams with restless energy and lyrics that grapple with the dark side of fun.

While playing drums and touring with The Demon Beat, Hudkins began writing his own songs, and in 2011, he recorded and self-released "Rozwell Kid LP". Drawing from a variety of musical influences, including 90's punk, Weezer, and the Broadway musicals he listened to as a kid, Hudkins' debut effort revels in its nostalgia, while showcasing Hudkins silly-in-all-seriousness writing style. In October of 2011, Hudkins hit the road with his newly assembled band, which includes Adam L. Meisterhans (also of Demon Beat) on lead guitar, Andrew LaCara on guitar and vox, Devin Donnelly on bass and vox, and Sean Hallock on drums.

In July of 2012, the band began phase two of the Rozwell Kid saga, recording "Unmacho" with David Klug in Pittsburgh. The new record has a familiar sound with a new story, told over the course of ten songs that don't let up for an instant. "Unmacho" is available February 19th, 2013
Venue Information:
Summit Music Hall
1902 Blake St.
Denver, CO, 80208