My first Teenage Bottlerocket show was at the Chicago Riot Fest in 2012. They played the smallest stage tucked away in a wooded area of Humboldt Park to a small crowd of onlookers. By that point I had been listening to them for about a year, thanks to my good friend Jason getting me a copy of They Came From the Shadows. I was hooked.
Fast forward to 2015. I have been fortunate enough to see TBR 3 times this year, two of which were at festivals. Although limited to 30 minute sets at Riot Fest, TBR wasted no time and was able to rock the fuck out of a 12 song set with ease. And now, I can die happy after witnessing a headlining show and an amazing 26 song set.
The Laramie, Wyoming natives were spot on and super tight with there ramonescore, pop-punk sound and familiar on-stage antics. TBR played a great mix of songs from there new album, Tales From Wyoming including “Dead Saturday,” “I Found the One,” and “Too Much La Collina” and older hits such as “Skate or Die,” “Headbanger,” and “Bigger Than Kiss.” I was also pleasantly surprised to hear there take on the Tony Sly song, “Via Munich” from “The Songs of Tony Sly” tribute album.
TBR has had a busy 2015 so far releasing there new full length album, 2 supporting music videos, a total of 5 tours including 2 in Europe. These fuckers are going places and I implore you to pick up there new album, Tales From Wyoming and check them out on there next tour. You will thank me later.
Teenage Bottlerocket released Tales from Wyoming in March of 2015 on Rise Records. More info HERE.