Put. That. Coffee. Down. Coffee is for people who come see SFoM tonight at Bushwackers

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Music, beer, laughter, a video game where you shoot deer – and on August 1, 2014, Bushwackers also has SFoM

That’s right, Denver’s favorite Turbo Rock band is back – SFoM. What is Turbo Rock you ask? It’s a new genre I just made up… I don’t know where I’m going with this…

but I know where I’m going TONIGHT (July 32, 2014) – To Bushwackers, at 1967 S. Broadway (Broadway and Evans). Doors open at 8, show starts at 9, SFoM bursts through John Hurt’s chest at 10. This spectacle costs $5, or 0.0083 BTC. Please don’t bring bitcoins though. This is analog music for the digital era.

SFoM is a Denver-area power trio. They have been hard at work for over 7 years bringing their brand of rock music to Denver, Boulder and beyond. SFoM has taken the music that inspires them and spun it on its head to create music so original that the cognoscenti say it has more therapeutic properties than medical marijuana. Furthermore, SFoM is 100 percent biodegradable, and will not stain carpet. But wait, there’s more! If you order one SFoM, you get the second SFoM for only one nickel.

Be sure to check them out at Bushwackers tonight, and tell all your friends that you’ve joined a cult afterwards. They’ll wonder where you’ve gone. There’s no stopping you once you’ve got that SFoM music in your head.

Once again, the pertinent details

  • SFoM Show!
  • August 1, 2014 (Tonight)
  • 10 pm (doors open at 8, and there are other bands)
  • $5
  • Spoiler alert: Luke Skywalker is Darth Vader’s son

Cartograph

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See yous tonight!

 

Tomorrow! It’s happening! BUSHWACKERS!!

SFoM Rocks Bushwackers Tomorrow!

We're ready to believe you

We’re ready to believe you

No, it’s not misspelled. It’s named for its founder: Nathaniel Bushwackers. The famed 19th Century frontiersman/pioneer/trapper/trader/bar founder who wandered here from Kentucky after his moonshine still exploded and blew up a section of his town (including the church).

Gig Details, for those of you so inclined to join us:

  • 9 pm, March 15, 2014
  • 1967 S. Broadway
    Denver, CO 80210
  • $5 at the door (If anyone asks, you’re there to see ‘SFoM’)

We Take the Stage at 9 pm, Sharp! …unless we don’t, but don’t hold it against us. It won’t be earlier than 9, we can promise you that!

How to Go and Get Bushwacked Tomorrow w/ SFoM

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Thanks for coming to The 12 Volt last night!

We had a spectacular time last night at The 12 Volt Tavern. Thanks to everyone who got out and supported us again; thanks to Eugene’s Axe for an epic set, and thanks to Miller Lite for the hangover (and also, thanks to my girlfriend for driving me home…and stopping at Wendy’s).

Rumor has it there was some good footage, so we’re gonna cut that up and distribute it to keep things interesting.

We’re gonna huddle up and get ready for the next set of plays. We’ll be releasing some new music soon, and of course we’ll keep you posted on that. We’re looking to jam in the Highlands next, and we’ll let you know when that’s finalized.

E Pluribus, SFoM.

SFoM – Eugene’s Axe – 12 Volt Tavern – 8/17/2013 – Arvada – 9 pm

Thank you for supporting local music!

Thank you for supporting local music!

It’s us again, protectors of freedom and rock – SFoM… In case you haven’t heard, we’re completing a circuit w/ Eugene’s Axe at The 12 Volt Tavern in Arvada this Saturday, August 17, 2013, at 9 pm.

It’s $5 to bear witness to this event. It’s right in the heart of Olde Town Arvada, which is a quiet little downtown area. Lots of good restaurants and bars, coffee shops, bakeries and places in walking distance to check out before the show starts at 9. There’s even an Army/Navy Surplus Store, in case you want to get rain gear (in case Gallagher shows up, for some reason).

We appreciate all the support you’ve given us. It’s been great developing these songs over the years, and to have people there willing to listen to these musical projects of ours. We’ve put a lot of work into them in the small hope that they might some day be blasted from a car stereo on a summer night by someone just enjoying life with the windows rolled down.

Upcoming Fox Theater gig is like a dream coming true…

I love summer, and I’d hate for anything to hasten it to the end, but I am really looking forward to the beginning of August, when we get to take the stage of the fabled Fox Theater in Boulder.

I remember, many moons ago, in July of 2001, seeing Blues Traveler there. It was the day after seeing them at Red Rocks, and my friend Isaac got wind they were playing a last minute show at the Fox.

After the show, we met some folks from Seattle who were traveling around with the band on tour. They had recently gotten busted for possession of pot (in my day, it was a crime) and were a little riled up from the raid on their Winnebago.

We noticed one of them was holding a drum head. “Are you a drummer?”

“Yeah, but I got this so I can get their autographs.”

“Whose autographs?”

“The band.”

About this time it dawned on Isaac and I that we had hung out in front of the Fox for a good while, and surely Blues Traveler had to leave some time. Sure enough, they started to exit the front doors with a small entourage. They were in no hurry to get anywhere.

The guitarist, Chan Kinchla, was talking with a couple of people he looked like he knew pretty well. His younger brother, Tad Kinchala, the bass player was talking to a couple other people. The drummer, Brendan Hill actually approached us and started a conversation.

He noticed the guy’s drumhead, “You want me to sign that?” he asked. The guy was like, “Yeah,” (of course) so we approached, and asked if we could borrow the dude’s sharpie.

“Sure, you can actually keep it. I’ve got another one.” Sometimes things work out that way.

We gave the drummer what we had to sign: a couple bumperstickers we got from some hippie on the Hill outside of the Fox that said, “Never trust the son of a Bush.” He read it and laughed and sort of nodded his agreement. So there, we had Brendan Hill’s autograph and a Sharpie. We though we should try to get the others’ autographs as well.

Isaac and I conferred over how we should approach these dudes. John Popper was the last to exit, but the first to leave. As he rushed to a car with his driver, we were able to shake his hand, but that was about it.

So we went back and approached Tad, who wasn’t that interested in starting a conversation, but was willing to sign our bumper stickers. We thanked him and moved on to Chan, the guitarist.

I never thought meeting a rock star would be like meeting Chan. He was feeling really good at the time, and when we told him, “You rock, man!” after he signed our propaganda, he threw that love right back at us tenfold.

“No, YOU GUYS ROCK!” He said back at us. He then gave us a speech about what it means to him to be able to play music and to have people enjoy it, and about how blessed he felt to be in that position. Pretty much the nicest thing you could expect a rock star to say to you. So that made us feel pretty good.

The good old days. I spent a lot of evenings on the Hill in my youth. Isaac and I on another night witnessed a brawl from inside the Fox spilling out into the street. A man smashed a car window with his forearm right in front of us… and right in front of some cops, who asked him to sit down on the curb. He must’ve considered the condition of his bleeding arm, because he did just that.

So anyway, there you have it. The good and the bad. There was way more good. Blues Traveler wasn’t the only show I saw there. I’ve seen Jon Butler Trio, Ben Harper… too many to name. And soon, I’ll get to say I was there, along with my band mates and brothers… and the dudes in Eugene’s Axe.

Hell, Rolling Stone even called it the fourth best club in the country.

Saturday, August 3, 2013 is gonna be the night everybody’s dreams come true. Rock on. Get Tickets, before they sell out!

Tonight Only! SFoM Show Band Rhythm and Blues Review

TONIGHT!! April 26, 2013. Show starts at 9 pm MDT SHARP!

…Only it’s not at the Lake Wazzapamani Palace Hotel Ballroom. It’s at:

BUSHWACKERS! (sic)

1967 S. Broadway
Denver, CO 80210

(For you blessed souls who take public transit, it’s at Broadway and Jewell)

$5 at the Door – But it’s completely free to stay at home, sad, and miss the experience…

Also, there is a mega-surprise. One I am reluctant to speak, for it borders on the unbelieveable… but, here it goes…

EUGENE’S AXE WILL ALSO BE THERE!

Hope to see you there. Arrive prepared.

Come on, give us a like! We'll treat ya nice!

SFoM at Ziggies Oct 11th @ 8 PM

Thursday, October 11 – 8 pm, SFoM will share the stage with our friends in Slight Return – Denver’s Premier Hendrix Tribute Band…two great local acts ready to put on a good show at a venue we’ve always wanted to play.

Ziggies Saloon
4923 West 38th Avenue, Denver, CO

SFoM – 8 to 9:30
Slight Return 9:45 – 12
ziggieslivemusic.com

Celebrate Aurora with SFoM at Gibby’s in Aurora Tonight!

We’re ready to believe you

Yeah, so we’re playing some gig tonight. I think the show has already started. Music, beach volleyball, chicken wings, beer… it’s all there at Gibby’s Sports Saloon in Aurora. We take the stage at 7:45 pm.

It’s free to enter.

What’s the occasion? Gibby’s is having an End-of-Summer Party to Celebrate Aurora and benefit the givingfirst.org charity, and their drive to help the victims of last month’s movie theater tragedy. There is a silent auction going on, and also they will be taking donations. According to Gibby’s page about the event, if you donate $50, you get access to a VIP area where there’s free beer.

So if you got nothing going on, come on down to Aurora tonight (August 25, 2012), listen to some music and help a good cause.

Also, Jammin’ 101.5 is co-hosting the event with Gibby’s, so they might make us play some Bobbie Brown (it’s their prerogative).

SFoM Rocks The Larimer Lounge Tonight – Denver

Buenos tardes, amigos. Just a reminder – Tonight (Saturday, July 14, 2012) is the really big show. SFoM plays at the Larimer Lounge at 11 pm. The music starts at 9, so show up early.

Why is this the really big show, you ask. Well, it’s the return of the original rock power trio after an eight month hiatus.

Anyway, it’s $10 at the door, but if you have special tickets it’s only $5. We have special tickets, so hit us up if you want one or two… they are almost gone though, so hurry!

The Larimer Lounge
2721 Larimer Street
Denver, CO
$10, or $5 with tickets 

We’re ready to believe you

Venimos, Bushwackdimos, Vicimos (We Came, We Bushwacked, We Conquered)

Bushwackers last night… whoa. We opened Metal Night for a packed house in support of NDAAZ, Chainsaw Love Affair, and Ill Will. It was like the Renaissance Fair, only for metal. Big hair, leather pants, tattoos – full metal regalia.

With our chameleon-like musical powers, we were able to warm up the bar properly to the unattenuated levels of Breton’s Gibson/Marshall combination, Matty’s Sonors and K’s, and Berg’s 450-watts of overdriven bass. We also played fast and hard, leaving gallons of sweat on stage, and we did it without sacrificing the SFoM groove you’ve come to know and love.

Some highlights:

  • It’s easy to pack for and set up when the objective is playing as fast and as loud as you can
  • The awesome crowd and atmosphere
  • Chainsaw Love Affair’s resurrection of the Glam Metal sound
  • Our first performance of the new song “Damn Shame” kicked ass
  • Matty used a different drum setup and it sounded like the Guns of the Navaronne
  • The new sound guy kicked it up a notch with the new JBLs and improved house sound system
  • The after party
All in all, a good night for metal and SFoM. Here is the photographic record:
This is what it sounds like, when pterodactyls cry...

Songs!

Too hot to handle, too cold to hold

Leaning Into It

Matty was red hot on drums last night

Special thanks to Tricia for taking these photos. Thanks to everyone who came. Thanks to the other bands and Bushwackers for having us. Thanks for keeping local music alive and interesting.

Check us out elsewhere on the web. You can Like us at Facebook, Follow us on Twitter, and Scrobble us at Last.fm.

Plan ahead! We’re playing Ned Kelly’s on Saturday, October 22 from 8-12. Come out to Downtown Littleton and help us kick out the jams!

Listen to our music here!

Joe G. and Matty

Matty and Jenni

Tricia and Jenni rockin' out

Bret's big brother Joe P. from Kansas