American Pinup

Friday Night Birthday Bash

American Pinup

And The Traveler, Wess Meets West

Fri, January 27, 2017

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Garcia's at The Capitol Theatre

Port Chester, NY

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

American Pinup
American Pinup
American Pinup emerged from the suburban sprawl and unsung underground music scene of Westchester County, New York and brought along an original brand of fierce, exuberant performance that is just as wild as it is charming. The indie/punk four-piece was pegged by AMP magazine as the "voice of the new decade" and combines elements of rockabilly, surf rock, punk, pop, folk, and ska to create a fresh alternative sound. Blending the DIY ethos of the punk scene with a reverence for the melody and simplicity intrinsic to pop music, American Pinup has carved out their own niche in the world of independent music.

Frontwoman Lauren West combines soulful, melodic crooning with raspy, punk rock vocals, adding dimension to their hooky compositions and high-energy live performances. In 2010, the band took to their drummer's basement recording studio where they self-produced their debut album, Strange Creatures. It quickly caught the attention of Altercation Records, who signed the band and released the record in February 2011. The debut album was followed by a split with New Jersey punk band Lost In Society, which both bands promoted on a co-headlining national tour.

American Pinup has appeared at festivals such as Vans Warped Tour, The Fest, SXSW, Move Music Festival, Red Gorilla, Valley of the Vapors, Tinderbox Music Festival, Philly FM Fest, Upstart Fest, and many more since coming on to the scene. They have also been featured on compilation records such as Blood, Sweat, and Punk, Vol. 1 & 2 released by Altercation Records and the Punk for Progress compilation to raise money for V-Day.org, a global movement to end violence again women and girls, which features artists such as The Bouncing Souls. Most recently, they were featured on the international compilation Punkabilly Shakes the World, Vol. 2 released by Japanese label Rude Runner Records.

In September 2013, the band released their sophomore full-length, Change Machine, which has received outstanding reviews from critics, enthusiasts, and fans on a global scale, hailing it as a more mature and polished evolution of the band's signature sound. One reviewer for UK blog Popculturez writes about the LP, "Accomplished in their delivery, American Pinup bring a fantastic blend of pop-savvy melody with punk-rock attitude to create an album that offers a real musical edge without compromising on the alternative edge." American Pinup is currently touring in support of this release while continuing to write new material.
And The Traveler
And The Traveler
"Drawing influences from bands such as The Mars Volta, RX Bandits, The Dear Hunter and Thrice, And The Traveler, is a four piece rock outfit from Westchester New York. The band has had 2 releases since forming in 2010. Now with two new members (Adam Raymonda Guitar & Harold Beltre Bass) And The Traveleris set to release their self titled EP January 16th"
Wess Meets West
Wess Meets West
Wess Meets West infuse elements of Electronic Music and Post Rock to blend otherworldly soundscapes. They have been featured in Paste Magazine, Electronic Musician magazine, Premier Guitar, NPR Morning Edition, CBS, Wrangler, ESPN's X-Games and most recently, Spotify's Deep Focus Playlist which has over three million plays. Wess Meets West has been labeled as a “Top Ten Bands from CT You Need to Know” and a “Top Up-And-Coming Connecticut Bands to Check out in 2016.”

"Wess Meets West labels its own music as “defiantly optimistic,” which is as good a description as anything I can come up with. There’s another pretty good word for it, too: “beautiful,” in an unabashed, even romantic way. For all its complexity, Wess Meets West’s music is always emotionally direct, honest, and engaging. It’s music for taking a long trip in a fast car to a part of the country you’ve never seen, for standing on a high peak — even, dare I say it, for falling in love, like you can only at the end of summer." - Brian Slattery, New Haven Independent
Venue Information:
Garcia's at The Capitol Theatre
145 Westchester Avenue
Port Chester, NY, 10573