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.
In case you haven’t heard, two Sunnydale High members will be doing a panel on songwriting inspired by television shows at this year’s WhedonCon in Los Angeles!
Seneca and Will Plumb will be speaking about different approaches to take when writing songs inspired by pop culture. Will Plumb has also written several songs inspired by the Preacher comic book series as well as had a hand in influencing the Sunnydale High sound. Plumb has spent time performing with Sunnydale High at Denver Comic Con and taken part of Pop Culture in the Classroom panels there.
WhedonCon is charity convention that features a ton of creative folk involved with or inspired by Joss Whedon projects.
The man who helped inspire the song SlaySorrow, Mr. Nicholas Brendon, will be there this year.
A few of the rad writers from the Buffy will also be there. Miracle Laurie who is best known for playing Mellie on the Whedon show Dollhouse will also be there this year. Super stoked.
Check us out May 20, 2017 at the Warner Center Marriott in Los Angeles.
So the new Sunnydale High shirts are pretty sweet. Also, if you want one, they will be available at our CD Release Shows in Laramie and Cheyenne. After that, we will sell them online.
The shirts came about after we did a cover shoot for the E.P. During the shoot, we had a slew of of weapons for the taking. Jamy grabbed the cover art and some rad photos. Basically if we use a photo, she probably did it.
As we were leaving, Fran snagged a shot of Will and Jamy exiting the hallways. The mood could not have been more perfectly captured. So Fran’s awesome art now lives on via comfortable cotton, as well as our website header.
Fran–Sunnydale Keyboardist/T-shirt concept artist extraordinaire.
Sunnydale High’s main man Chad Blakely outdid himself this time with this amazing poster. We asked him to create an original drawing that would perfectly encapsulate the Sunnydale High spirit— Basically, us against the world DIY style.
The lyric version of the 11 x17 poster will join the CD as part of the CD package. The digital version is available through the Bandcamp download link .
Chad is a Wyoming comic book artist who has done some real cool stuff including both our Denver Comic Con performance posters. Check out his Facebook page here and let him know how cool it is or have him do your next sweet poster.
Ok, Sunnydale High finally got the video for “Doorways and Passages.” It was recorded at the Surfside 7 in Fort Collins by the ever talented Mike Trujillo. Special thanks to the Surfside for letting us use the rad spot.
The song is essentially about going to parties and transforming into other people. But the next day, we are back to our normal selves kind of pretending nothing happened. Buffy fans may remember the Halloween episode that had Ethan Rayne performing the ritual of Janus.
You can also head over to Bandcamp and pre-order the E.P. We are doing a hard copy release! So check that out.
That night was especially fun because we were rocking out with Men of Letters and Soviet Mothers. Special shout out to Rab aka the Ananda Agency for letting us party with them.
Our CD release show is at the 8 Bytes Cafe on May 6. The Laramie date falls on Comic Book Day, so that is pretty rad. There is a costume contest, a Deadpool pancake eating contest and a raffle of the Buffy board game. Too cool. For those who don’t know, 8 Bytes is an arcade,/comic book store/bar/restaurant/venue.