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The Pink Spiders

The Pink Spiders

Sexx, Smart Objects

Mon · July 29, 2019

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is 18 and over

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The Pink Spiders
The Pink Spiders
Few bands have been able to cash in on their bad habits, dirty minds and questionable life choices quite like power-pop band THE PINK SPIDERS. The band, made up of members Matt Friction (Vocals, Guitar), JoCo (Bass) and Joey B-Side (Drums) have gained almost as much notoriety for their exploits, attitude and iconic look, as they have for the catchy and explosive sound they generate.
The band had been enjoying a brief hiatus 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 12” on hot pink vinyl via Mean Buzz Records.
This newest record, tracked and mixed in the band’s hometown of Nashville, TN, is eleven songs of power-pop perfection recalling the sweet hooks and blistering pace of the SPIDERS’ second LP Teenage Graffiti. The band has released videos for lead singles “Black Dagger” and “Capital F” (the latter exclusively premiering via Alternative Press) and they’ve hit the road for most of the year to celebrate the new release with fans.
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. It was that notoriety that 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 in short order 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 catchy."
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.
With the new release of their finest work to date, Mutations, and plans for non-stop touring, THE PINK SPIDERS are, once again, taking over!
Smart Objects
Smart Objects
Smart Objects is the new project from Benjamin A. Harper (Magnolia Sons, The Comfies) featuring former and current members of Nashville's The Future, ELEL, Gardening, Not Architecture and Luthi/The Alarms. Smart Objects brand of angular, thinking man’s rock is smart but accessible.

Smart Objects is a natural but exciting progression from Harper's 2015 solo album, Get Thee Behind Me. Pop sensibility handed down by classic influences like The Zombies, Bowie and Nilsson filtered through a modern, quirky aural inventiveness to create sonically interesting compositions that would fall easily into the catalogues of Beck or Spoon.
Venue Information:
The High Watt
One Cannery Row
Nashville, TN, 37203
http://thehighwatt.com/