Oh yeah. We made the above video for Slay Sorrow. It stars Khajiit the Kitty. Press play as you read the rest.
The Punkoff! was a blast. There were some great moments-far too many to even recount. It was a dream to play with the Descendents. All the bands killed it. Plasma Canvas played the power set of the night. It was pretty intense. Seneca lost his voice thanks to a bad throat illness…somethingitis. Will P. did a great job at cramming eight people into a single vehicle. Our pal JD of Redbush hung out with us and kept us sane throughout the day. Audrey helped us keep our cools. Courtney kept us humble. Will H. brought the comic relief. Jenny pulled through assisting while Fran was off the radar. The good news is that Fran will be back for our upcoming shows in Laramie and the Warped Tour.
The Mishawaka was such a great venue. Check out Cody aka Sunnyside Production’s blog of the night. In addition, our great friend Jamy came along and also took killer shots of several of the bands. These are a must check out her gallery. Jamy can somehow always take the perfect shot. Her In the Whale and Plasma Canvas galleries are stellar. Be sure to like her photography page if you haven’t. The crowd was great. Thank you all so much for rocking out and chatting with us afterward. It means everything.
Drummer Will hung out with Losing Lara and Seth from Zero Day Exploits at Denver Comic Con this year. They all took part in a rad panel the Mile High Ballroom.
Oh and in the last month…Two folks are doing grad school classes. One moved. One jet-setted and drank all the water in Flint, MI. Family lives got juggled, new pets cuddled, job reassignments happened, nerding activities happened, Con panel nailed, sadness and happiness balance attempted, multiple interviews in different media, while living in three different cities. Wrote songs. Played shows in other bands. Got our hairs did. All for the love of punk.
There’s no easy way.
That night was surreal! Read it and get ready to join us at Vans Warped Tour in Denver!!!
If you missed Sunnydale High at FoCoMX, here are a few clips from the show of some unreleased material. It was a pretty rad time at New Belgium Brewery. The overall weekend was a blast with a ton of awesome bands throughout Fort Collins. We ran into some of our favorite people at some of our favorite places.
Cheers to Shotgun Shogun, the Surfside, the Artery, 10 Cent Stranger, Chris and Andrew from the Blasting Room, our sound guy Fish, our MC Mike, the hilarious Brandt Tobler. Most of all, special thanks to the Sunnydale family Scoobies. We couldn’t have done anything without you.
Wahoo. Sunnydale High is playing with a concept rockers Zenitram Jr. once more. So let’s all get weird. Then there will be the Shane de Leon Trio.
Thursday, May 3 at 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. at the Ruffed Up Duck.
As JD says “The first time I saw Zenitram was in Laramie, WY. The duo consisted of a man in a dress singing with distorted electric guitar and prerecorded tracks, another guy breakdancing in a pizza costume, and the packed bar laughed nearly non stop at the riotous lyrics and general craziness. Weird Al/Jay Mascis musical memes and early Weenish electro-metal groove songs, with multi media video. Good original stuff.”
Attention all slayers, Sunnydale High is playing at FOCOMX at the New Belgium Brewing Company. We play 2-3 p.m April 28. So grab your drinks and stakes and get ready to slay. We will be outdoors and enjoying the sun, or clouds, or whatever.
FOCOMX has been around for a few years. This year, there is going to be more than 300 musicians of all types of genres playing and the list is pretty solid.
Check out our artist page here. They are rad organization with rad volunteers. There are soooooo many great bands, that you just can’t go wrong.
Laramie also has our friends Shotgun Shogun who will be rocking on Saturday at the Surfside at 10:30 p.m.
And for a little bit of Laramie band trivia if you made it this far in the post. Paul B. of Shotgun Shogun and Seneca played in two rocking bands together in their lifetime, not including the Misfits cover band. Check out one of the rare remaining songs below.
So if the Buffy The Vampire Slayer series was an person, she could legally drink today-probably Jameson? But maybe that is Faith…The series was clearly an inspiration to the band as well as fans all over. We decided to record a video to celebrate Buffy Slay Day. “Scoobies Never Say Die” is a minimal acoustic jam rocked out near a Tiny Desk.
The song is dedicated to all the slayers out there fighting their way through their own personal battles. It’s not easy, and it might not get easier for a while. But keep fighting and fight together for strength with numbers. Lyrics are included in the Youtube information if interested. The song is raw and cellphone-licious™.
So it’s no secret we will be playing with one of the coolest legendary punk bands ever on June 9, The Descendents. But these other rad bands we are playing at Mishawaka may actually be an incredible secret. We haven’t had the chance to play with any of these bands yet, but we are totally stoked on it.
First off, no two bands are the same, so the lineup consists of five unique bands tearing it up in totally different ways. Secondly, they are all Front Range based, so there will be great support for each of them there. Thirdly, just listen…
Bitter Suns somehow sound like they are simultaneously playing a giant club and your drunken after party basement show. Big sounds and big harmonies from a few dudes who are quintessential NoCo. These guys should be playing everywhere.
Plasma Canvas is straight in-your-face, blistering rock to get you dancing your until you sweat bullets. They pack driving beats, shredding guitar and empowering vocals to keep you rocking all day. Context could be the best song played that day by any of the bands.
One Flew West probably have the most fun of any of the bands playing. They at least have the best video out of all of us. Their insanely well crafted songs are sugar saturated goodness that are instant ear worms, and you probably already heard of their name since it is all over the 303 and beyond. See them here before they are selling out arenas.
Dryer Fire brings the house torching classics. They pack working class skate rock songs that could motivate the laziest of bastards and make them poo themselves. One super awesome thing is that they covered Wyoming’s own Lillingtons, so that is worth some love. If only one band gets sponsored by Pabst this year, these guys deserve the honor.
Oh, and Sunnydale High is playing, but you know us. Get tickets here.
In case you needed a reason to see Sunnydale High, why not and come see us at the Mishawaka outside of Fort Collins while we play with the legendary Descendents on June 9! Easy sell, right?
This show will be a rad adventure. We are actually rocking out in a competition to play the Warped Tour. Now that would be cool too. But honestly we are just honored out of minds to play with a punk rock legend that inspired us all.
FYI. We have been in three different cities waiting for winter to break. But we are being called back to slay-and slay we will.
We are so freaking excited to welcome Descendents to the Mish on 6/9, along with our first round of Punk Off winners,…
So our Sunnydale High show in Casper got cancelled. It was a total bummer, but unfortunately there was nothing we could do about the situation. We will revisit!
The good news is that we are playing two nights back-to-back with our good friends the Stay-Alives from Chicago pretty soon. Check us out in Laramie on July 7 at 8 Bytes and in Denver on July 8 at Streets of London.
The Stay-Alives are a sweet punk rock band with driving songs. They are the definitive soundtrack to your skinned up skateboarding knees.
A couple of weeks after that we are playing with In The Whale again July 27. We haven’t played with them since Battle of Old Wyoming in 2016. As most people know, they are a super rad two-piece power rock band from Fort Collins who are blowing up all over. It’s great to have the opportunity to play with them again.
Sunnydale High is stoked to play at Sonic Rainbow in Casper this Saturday, June 3. We will be playing with the super awesome Speed The Pilgrim. This should be a blast. Speed the Pilgrim plays delightful spacey alt-country that could easily be the soundtrack to any hot summer Wyoming day.
SDH CDs and our new shirts for sale. The shirts have been going fast. We haven’t decided if we will do another run of this particular batch, so be sure to grab one while you can.
We also have a Denver show coming up July 8 with the Stay Alives. We will be sure to update info pretty soon.