Larimer Lounge Presents
The Pink Spiders
Television Generation, Smile Victoria
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pmLarimer Lounge
$12 - $14
This event is 18 and over
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choices quite like power-pop band THE PINK SPIDERS. The band, made up of members Matt
Friction (Vocals, Guitar), JoCo (Bass) and Joey B-Side (Drums) have gained almost as much
notoriety for their exploits, attitude and iconic look, as they have for the catchy and explosive
sound they generate.
The band had been enjoying a brief hiatus until a wildly successful pop-up show in late 2016 celebrating the ten year anniversary of 2006’s Teenage Graffiti LP laid the framework for an auspicious future and another full length record. That album, titled Mutations, was released on July 31, 2018 12” on hot pink vinyl via Mean Buzz Records.
This newest record, tracked and mixed in the band’s hometown of Nashville, TN, is eleven songs of power-pop perfection recalling the sweet hooks and blistering pace of the SPIDERS’ second LP Teenage Graffiti. The band has released videos for lead singles “Black Dagger” and
“Capital F” (the latter exclusively premiering via Alternative Press) and they’ve hit the road for
most of the year to celebrate the new release with fans.
Infamy and chaos have followed THE PINK SPIDERS since they first stormed onto the Nashville
music scene in 2004 with their self-released debut EP The Pink Spiders Are Taking Over. It was
that notoriety that translated into immediate results, as the band signed to their first indie deal
less than 6 months after forming. The guys quickly generated a big buzz with their 2005 indie
label release Hot Pink, an infectious dose of dark pop detailing fast getaways and cheap thrills.
Less than three weeks after the Hot Pink release, and in the midst of a nationwide tour, the band
found themselves at the center of a major-label bidding war. THE PINK SPIDERS landed a deal
with Geffen Records, and in short order released their highly praised major label debut,
Teenage Graffiti. Produced by hit-maker and legendary frontman of THE CARS, Ric Ocasek,
Teenage Graffiti stood out from the pack with the hit "Little Razorblade," which exploded on
radio stations from coast to coast as well as on Total Request Live, with MTV describing
Teenage Graffiti as "a collection of sweaty, fist-pumping anthems" and declaring that THE PINK
SPIDERS' "rock and roll assault was underway."
That album, coupled with the band's no-holds-barred live show, earned them a summer-long
appearance on the Van's Warped Tour, a post-game headlining concert in the outfield of Dodger
Stadium, and heaps of praise from such respected media outlets as Spin, Billboard, Blender,
USA Today and more. Alternative Press named THE PINK SPIDERS one of its "Bands You Need
to Know in 2006", while Rolling Stone said they have "enough catchy charm and ass-kicking
propulsion to suggest a ballsier WEEZER or a punk-schooled CHEAP TRICK...the SPIDERS are
ready to spin a power-pop revolution." Entertainment Weekly appreciated their "ideal blend of
sweetness and crunch," and Spin declared the album "angst-ridden, smart-assed and slickly
THE PINK SPIDERS released their third LP Sweat It Out on Friction's own label Mean Buzz
Records, via Adrenaline Music. With producer Brendan O'Brien (PEARL JAM, STONE TEMPLE
PILOTS, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN) at the helm, the band released the singles ”Gimme Chemicals"
and "Seventeen Candles," the latter of which the band performed to over 11 million viewers on
the hit reality. show Hell's Kitchen.
With the new release of their finest work to date, Mutations, and plans for non-stop touring, THE
PINK SPIDERS are, once again, taking over!
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