NSFWknd: BRONCHO • Anemone • Abjects
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NSFWknd: BRONCHO • Anemone • Abjects

Club DadaDallasTX
$14.00
All Ages
Parade of Flesh's Not So Fun Wknd: BRONCHO (Park the Van), Anemone (Luminelle), Abjects (Greenway) at Club Dada - indie pop rock

BRONCHO (Facebook / Instagram / Twitter)

Stick your head out the window and sniff the air: there’s a blizzard of badness brewing, and it’s not blowing over anytime soon. Sure, the political leaders, bullies, and other villains of various venoms are dominating the headlines, but these days the list of troublemakers extends well beyond the usual suspects.From their home base in the Heartland, Tulsa, Oklahoma’s BRONCHO have a unique vantage point from which to survey the sins. Churning out thoughtful, nuanced rock and roll with an art school spiritand a punk rock heart since 2010, the band’s fourth album, Bad Behavior, finds them leaning into their strengths for their strongest effort yet. Following the catchy, playful vibe of previous albums Can’t Get Past the Lips(2011) and Just Enough Hip to BeWoman(2014), as well as the deliberate sonic intent of 2016’s sludgy, moodier art piece Double Vanity, the new record reveals BRONCHO’s fly-on-the-crumbling-wall vision of our moral climate, complete with a reenergized, accessible sound and the charmingly sardonic, smiling-while-sneering delivery of singer and bandleader Ryan Lindsey.“It’s a reflection of the current world: everybody’s been acting badly over the last few years so we made a record about it,” Lindsey says. “There are multiple ways of portraying something as ‘bad,’ and there are moments of self-reflection throughout the record as though we could be talking about ourselves—but not necessarily. It’s observational, like we’re looking through muddy binoculars from a distance. It’s a blurry mirror image of the times from where we sit.”Lindsey (vocals/guitar) and the band—Nathan Price (drums), Ben King (guitar), and Penny Pitchlynn (bass)—are a tight unit who have seen their songs featured at influential TV and radio and have toured the U.S. andEurope, including arenas with the likes of Queens of the Stone Age, The Growlers, Portugal.The Man, and Cage The Elephant. In the gritty warehouse district of Downtown Tulsa they have carved out a physical place for themselves, an industrial blank space where BRONCHO can experiment with sounds, performance, visuals, and more. It’s where they recorded Bad Behavior with producer Chad Copelin in the first half of 2018, a controlled process that allowed them to work at their own pace and by their own standards, almost like a secret club. Bad Behavior slinks and purrs with a sense of lascivious flirtation. Lindsey sings with a mischievous twinkle in his voice, peppering his verses with suggestive uh-ohs and ahhs and at times barely pushing out his words to thepoint of whispering. Lines like “You caught me in the weekend/You caught me with your boyfriend” (“Weekend”) and “I got a thing for your mother/I got a thing to teach your father” (“Family Values”) match the primal pulse of the songs’ moods and vibes, andtheir pop sensibilities create a world where T. Rex, Tom Petty, The Cars, and The Strokes collide. “Keep It in Line” chimes along to a driving, pepped-up beat and serves as both the album’s catchiest moment and its closest swerve toward ethical commentary, as Lindsey’s narrator demands to be reminded of his place in the world while attempting to submit to his misgivings. The result is less an act of penance and more of honest reproach, an ultimate judgment that is matched in its directness only by the following track, “Sandman,” an overt yearning for pleasure that Lindsey calls the band’s answer to The Chordettes classic “Mr. Sandman.”The record is filled with references to religion, sin, drugs, vice, and scandal bubbling just under the surface. It’s a palette familiar to anyone who has ever turned on the evening news, which Lindsey admits was a huge influence on him. “Through the writing process I watched a lot of CNN, and man there’s a lot of bad behavior there,” he says. “Not to mention that there’s a company making money off of people watching their depiction of it all. From an entertainer’s standpoint I get what they’re doing, calling everything ‘breaking news’ and keeping people glued, but taking up that kind of space can’t be good for society. Although it’s pretty fun to watch.”Can all this unsavory activity exist without taking sides? Lindsey holds tight to his role as a relayer and is comfortable with leaving it to the audience to cast their own lot. “We’re assuming that everybody is coming from a certain set of values, but ultimately that’s impossible,” he says. “There’s a lot of people who think a certain way about the world and aren’t as shocked by these things. Maybe we’re simply trying to start the conversation. The best news is just a report of what’s going on, without bias. This record is a non-biased, non-profit reporting on what’s going on in the world. Part of it’s an exploration in solving those problems, on a personal level and ultimately on a cultural level.”Bad Behaviorrepresents a picture of a band that have crushed their own commercial expectations and are doing what they want to do at their own pace. They’ve cleaned the slate and quietly made a return with urgent, bonafide pop songs. If you want to catch a whiff of Bad Behavior, simply stick your head out the window and breathe.

Anemone (Facebook / Instagram / Twitter)

Anemone is a real live band. Created and lead by songwriter & musician Chloé Soldevila, it is music to be blasted from car speakers and at parties, a communal experience intended to be shared, the kind of emotional catharsis that can pack a dance floor—sometimes even packing the stage as well. Calling it ''limitless pop'', it is music that will stick with you, that will live inside your brain, that will become a part of you forever. Music that refuses to be ignored. Anemone is Chloé Soldevila, Miles Dupire-Gagnon, Gabriel Lambert, Zachary Irving and Samuel Gemme.

Abjects (Facebook / Instagram / Twitter)

Abjects are Noemi (guitar/vox), Yuki (bass/vox) and Alice (drums/vox), an international London based trio playing quick, loud and bold edgy garage tunes.

Since their emergence in 2013 Abjects have been a prominent garage punk band in the London live circuit. In the first 6 months of their career they supported The Fresh & Onlys, The Fat White Family, Mikal Cronin and went on a UK Tour with PINS, who also released their debut EP ‘Fast Love’ (Haus of Pins). Recently they supported The Gories, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, La Luz, Shannon and The Clams, The Coathangers, Peach Kelli Pop, Kim & The Created, Froth and toured the UK with The Moonlandingz (side project of Lias and Saul from The Fat White Family), whom after the tour went on to NYC to record their first album with Sean Lennon and Yoko Ono.

In 2014 Abjects toured Japan what lead them to share bill with Japanese legends Guitar Wolf and Firestarter (ex-Teenegerate). At their return to UK, ABJECTS made their first TV appearance at New Year’s World Rock Festival - A series of gigs filmed in New York, Tokyo, Seoul, Shanghai, Los Angeles, Tai Pei and London and screened on New Year’s Eve on Fuji TV in Japan.

In early 2015 they released their second EP ’Gone’ (Stolen Body Records) on limited edition 12” vinyl and went on their first European Tour with dates in Germany, Czech Republic, Switzerland, France and Spain.

In 2016 Abjects played SXSW and toured the US to support their first ever US release - ‘Double Bind’ 7" single on NYC Greenway Records, whose video was premiered on the SXSW website.

Fresh from their second Japan tour in May 2017 (with dates in Tokyo, Kyoto, Yokosuka, Yokohama, Nagoya and Kobe) in which they promoted the Japanese Special Edition of ‘Double Bind’ and supported Yoshiko from The 5.6.7.8’s, Abjects are back in London to work on a forthcoming release and US tour in 2019.

Venue Information:
Club Dada
2720 Elm St
Dallas, TX, 75226