Thursday, October 5, 2023

The Pink Spiders

Ninjas With Syringes

8 pm

$15 advance, $18 at the door
Limited Seating, first come first serve.
Expect standing room.

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The Pink Spiders

The Pink Spiders

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. That
notoriety 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 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.
The band had been laying low since 2011, only sporadically releasing new music, 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 on hot pink vinyl via Mean Buzz Records.
The band released videos for lead singles "Black Dagger" and "Capital F" (the latter exclusively
premiering via Alternative Press) and then hit the road for most of the next two years to
celebrate the new release with fans.
THE PINK SPIDERS had a new album written and ready in late 2019 with plans to hit the studio
when the pandemic hit. Rather than be deterred, they went to work remotely and recorded the
entire album in isolation in their homes. The resulting LP, entitled Freakazoid, is ten songs of
power-pop perfection recalling the sweet hooks and blistering pace of the SPIDERS' second LP
Teenage Graffiti.
As anticipation for the new music builds, the funnest band in rock n roll, THE PINK SPIDERS, are
again taking over!

Ninjas With Syringes

Ninjas With Syringes

Saved by savings 24hrs, Ninjas have been legacy sticking music into the veins of the virtual man since 2006 like an affordable 3-piece suit worn throughout Portland's punk rock-based torso, arms, and truncated extremities. When fully flummoxed (or threatened by another band), Ninjas become a flame hardened thunder lion with little lightning bolts shooting out of its eyes because of raw energy, rode into battle by unsaddled Portland born-n-raised harlot Matt Danger (vox and guitars), accompanied by the insatiable wizard-finger majesty of bass-master general Dylan Samore on deck with the 4 string low end, with angelic backup vocals akin to one of Zeus' kids...say, Hermes... and yea behold but not least, let us remit the titillating heartthrob of magnanimous percussive force of a one Sir Brian Ward (Secnd Best) who puts his bearded martial accuracy to the test through unbounded displays of speed and sonic combat on and off the kilt and the kit.

These Ninjas three love to trout up their magical chariot Elizabeth (their red van), fill it full of gear and hit the dusty trails to play their hearts out and engage their arts, rocking shows and exploring the diverse landscape of mountains, oceans, forests, lakes, peninsulas, well-springs and estuaries throughout the mighty Pacific, west coast and beyond to be enveloped by the lush tapestries of their surroundings, friends, culture, Rainier and immaculate inspirations of their virtue to further their dark agenda of spreading party and love via a wide swath of venues, people, and tacos to further stab tenaciously to victory through their guttural ethos of passion and sacrifice to preserve their energy, show and sound for generations to come in a frankly sexy cryogenic stasis also known as albums! Plus, one time they all had sex with an alien at the same time to get their incredible powers. Their music is also available now in a nutrient rich paste, and powder form! Act now and save!




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