CD Release Show!

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KILL THE ARTIST HYPE THE TRASH

CD RELEASE / JANUARY 24 / MARQUIS THEATRE / DENVER

On January 24th at the Marquis Theatre, we will be releasing our new record entitled ‘Kill The Artist Hype The Trash’. We are incredibly happy with how this album turned out, and we can’t wait to play these songs.

Opening the show up will be our good friends Allout Helter and Slow Caves.

We’re also excited to announce that this show will be a benefit for the non-profit, Youth On Record. A percentage of the door and all donations will be going to their organization.

You can buy your tickets DIRECTLY FROM US. We also have special packages available for purchase that includes our new album and an exclusive KTAHTT shirt on the Wiredogs Bandcamp.

This is going to be a fun night for us. Come early, stay late and tell your friends!

Tickets: $10
Where: Marquis Theatre
Doors: 7 PM
Show: 8 PM

RIOT FEST

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We are extremely excited and honored to be playing Riot Fest Denver this Saturday. We hit the Revolt stage at 12:30 p.m. There are still tickets available for the entire festival, so grab your pass and we’ll see you down at Mile High Stadium!!   GET TICKETS

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Kill The Artist Hype The Trash – Kickstarter Campaign

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Alright, so we’re making a new EP called ‘Kill The Artist Hype The Trash’, and we are broke as shit so please help us bring this record to life by donating to our kickstarter! ANYTHING helps, and we cannot do this without you!!!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/wiredogs/kill-the-artist-hype-the-trash

THE BASEMENT TAPES

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Wiredogs_BasementTapes-1We made this record with eight inputs and a laptop in Stefan’s basement. This album took us all back to sort of where we started, playing songs with our friends in our parents’ basements, except now the basements were our own, and we could actually manage to play an entire song without having to stop mid verse and run over to our song book. The Basement Tapes is our way of bringing ourselves full circle. Each guy in Wiredogs is going through a pretty transitional period, and there’s a lot of starting over going on, so this record is a perfect reflection of where we are right now as a band and individuals.

-Dan

AM I THE RESISTANCE VIDEO DROPS TODAY

A Huge thank YOU to Shaun Burba for writing the treatment, directing, and editing the video, and to Johnny over at For the Love of Punk for hosting the official release!

 

The new punk rock revolution: Weekend with the Wiredogs

Michaels, S. (2014, February 27). The new punk rock revolutions: Weekend with the Wiredogs. The Best of Whats Around http://thebestofwhatsaround.com/archives/683

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Punk rock is far from dead. Denver, Colorado’s Wiredogs are doing their part to keep punk’s fire burning with their infectious sound that can best be described as what would be the precocious love child of Rancid and Against Me!.

I first met the guys from Wiredogs in the summer of 2012 when Dan Aid (lead vocals, guitar), Austin Searcy (lead guitar, background vocals) and Mark Hibl (bass, background vocals) were still in their previous band The Hate. I had just moved to Denver full time and had begun working on becoming familiar with the local music scene. So, when friend of mine who had been working promotion for The Hate told me that she and her sister had agreed to run the bands merch table at one of their shows, I decided to go hang and help out a bit. The Hate was opening for Authority Zero, so they had a full house to entertain. When they took the stage I was instantly hooked on the bands dynamic presence, cutting lyrics, and driven message.

As the band matured, drummer Stefan Runstrom (formerly of Tickle Me Pink) came on board as a full time member. With a consistent lineup came a new name. After much deliberation, the band settled on the name Wiredogs, which is military slang for line electricians.

I recently had the chance to work a few shows with them as stage hand, and as lighting director. I found it to be quite the learning experience.

I’ve spent plenty of time working with altrock, folk rock, hip hop, and metal bands before, but never a punk rock band. I found there to be quite a number of marked differences between working a punk rock show as opposed to the other genres that I’ve worked with. One of the most noticeable was how the energy of the crowd dictated the show. While that is true with most live music, I found it to be much more of a pronounced thing at the Wiredogs shows. For example, at one point late in one of their sets, Dan knocked over his microphone and stand. Plenty of times while working stagehand, I’ve gone on stage to fix fallen or broken equipment, but something in the way the crowd reacted to the situation stopped me. Seamlessly, Dan made use of Mark’s mic for his vocal parts, and you could almost see the collective middle finger of the crowd defying the fallen microphone, the show surging on without ever missing a beat.

In that moment it was blazingly obvious that that’s exactly what punk is, and what it stands for. It isn’t an antiauthoritarian movement, as many people see it to be.
I’d say the spirit of punk rock’s message is to press on, overcome any and all adversity, and do it with your head held high.

As a lighting director, punk rock offered me a whole set of new challenges. I haven’t had a chance yet to take courses for concert lighting, so everything I’ve learned has been on the fly, total hands on experience. The thing with punk music is, much of it is a steady fast tempo from start to finish. This forced me to tune in a finer focus on the music, so as to prevent the urge to just turn on a strobe effect that matched the tempo. By delving deeper, I began to see the songs as stories and the lights as the accompanying illustrations, a new way for me to view the light show that I was orchestrating. I began picking colors and patterns that reflected the emotions that I felt best fit the song, as opposed to just doing something that I felt looked good. I see this new understanding of what a lighting director is greatly helping with the development of the light shows for the other artists in the other genres that I work for.

I capped off the weekend by sitting in on a Wiredogs writing session in Stefan’s home studio. We all crashed at his place after the previous night’s show, so first order of business in the morning was a band breakfast. A quick run to the store later, and everyone was pitching in, taking a part in prepping, cooking, and setting up.

When you share a meal with a group, you discover a lot about them. I saw that beyond the band, these guys were also genuinely friends. They weren’t just hanging out to play music together, they truly enjoy each other’s company. This sense carried on throughout the rest of the day, as they worked on arranging then recording a new demo. It was amazing to sit and watch the evolution of a song, especially one tempered by mutual respect among the musicians. There was no suggestion that wasn’t taken seriously, no one was domineering or belittling. By the time they had a demo-ready song it was easy to forget that they had started with a half worked out idea just a few hours before.

As I headed back home involuntarily humming the Wiredogs new tune I reflected on the things that I had taken from my weekend. You never know where an opportunity for personal growth lies. Take every chance you can to step outside your norm. You never know what you might learn.

Wiredogs at The Marquis Theatre this Friday 12/20

We are stoked to be sharing the stage once again with our brothers from The Epilogues this Friday night at The Marquis Theatre. We picked up some new T-shirts from A Small Print shop and we’ll have new merch and copies of The Resistance EP for sale.

This night only 20% off ALL Wiredogs merchandise!

-Use the promo password “Authors of The Future” at our merch table to receive the discount-

 

Wiredogs: Top Eleven in Hometown for the Holidays!

We like to check in periodically to keep you up-to-date on happenings with the band. In this e-mail we bring very exciting news: Wiredogs has been selected in the top 11 for KTCL’s Hometown for the Holidays competition.

The top 11 songs will be played in normal rotation on 93.3 KTCL from 12/5 to 12/12. Surveys will go out to everyone this Thursday (12/5). In order to vote for our song, Suicide Queen (which you can download for FREE here) you must have a Music Nerd account. Here’s the link to sign up (it takes 30 seconds): http://testallmedia.com/ktcl/login.aspx

We can’t tell how much we appreciate your support, and if you’re willing to help us out a little more that’ll put us one step closer to playing next year’s Not So Silent Night (in front of 15,000 people at the 1stBank Center)

Here are some upcoming shows:

December 12th, Aggie Theatre (Fort Collins) with Fierce Bad Rabbit

December 20th, Marquis Theatre with The Epilogues

January 24th, Aggie Theatre with The Toasters

February 1st, Larimer Lounge with Agent Orange

 

Hope to see you all at a show real soon!

Wiredogs (Mark, Stefan, Dan and Austin)

Wiredogs w/ Reno Divorce This Friday

We are coming up on our Halloween show at Larimer Lounge this coming Friday 11/1. If you haven’t already, you can still get tickets here – http://www.larimerlounge.com/event_details.cfm?blogid=1268