Friday, September 30, 2022

Brian Ward

Joel Hixon

Matt Danger

Crystal Hotel - Al's Den

6:30 p.m. doors, 7 p.m. show

$10 in advance, $10 day of show
Limited Seating, first come first serve.
Expect standing room.

21 and over

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About Brian Ward

Brian Ward

Brian Ward is a multi-instrumentalist, cutting his teeth in the venues of Portland, OR over the last 20 years as the Drummer of Secnd Best. Recently, Brian has also joined the ranks of Ninjas with Syringes, bringing his skills to an already established band. Brian began writing music and realized that it wasn't quite in the style of his punk rock roots. He took some time to begin recording and playing to support his solo endeavor, while somehow finding time to stay committed to his other projects, families and various hobbies. With a focus on internal reflection and external observation, Brian's lyrics oscillate between raw emotive expression and, what he hopes will be accepted as, an intelligent narrative of the world around him.

About Matt Danger

Fiery, jovial punk rock

Matt Danger

Success isn’t everything it’s cracked up to be for Matt Danger, neither is failure. Luckily, Matt has absolutely achieved neither. Parlaying his efforts drumming in punk rock bands like Rendered Useless, Drawback, Get Dead, and Wild Bill, Matt has refocused his energies as the leading man of the Portland band Ninjas With Syringes.

Born and raised in the great Pacific Northwest, Matt can be seen slinging his guitars and whatnot into the fury of live shows, setting himself on fire on stage for over a decade to entertain degenerates and do-wells alike to various degrees of enthusiasm! With a penchant for overly involving himself in the lives of others after shows and an ironclad will to deliver quality good times, Matt has carved himself out a nice little swath to percolate in for the time being. But is it already too late for Matt to be successful? Or will he pull himself up from the bootstraps of his failures to achieve mediocrity once again? YOU DECIDE.

Matt Danger just launched his ninth collection of music into sonic orbit with the 13-track full-length Punkanomics on his self-made label No Pants Records (Portland, Ore.,) via a brazen bombardment of fiery yet jovial punk rock anthems shot across the bulbous nose of pop culture. Stratifying its reach through the use of multi-pronged styles of sardonic, aggressive smarm, pop punk austerity and confrontational truth-seeking, even his band Ninjas With Syringes has eventually showed signs of maturity by asking more questions than asserting all the answers. Matt set his sights set on navigating the horizons of a growing movement to adapt, create and conquer the modern day struggle through punk rock while even finding time to love — aww, so he’s got that going for him… which is nice.