Mike Cooley once said that rock and roll means well but it can’t help telling young boys lies. The Bear Antler brand of rock and roll is most certainly full of lies but, like a bad lover, it also has a drinking problem, sweats too much, and stays out all night.
The lads of Bear Antler know a little something about bad lovers. They sing about cheating women, lying women, no good women… women that call collect to break up with you. But mostly, they sing about the women they can’t live without. There’s also a few murder ballads for good measure.
It’s not always pretty, but when the groove is right, the pocket is tight, and the lights are bright, you can bet no one is having a better time than the five guys on stage.
Bottle Rocket Science
There's a lot of folks getting into country music and americana these days. A lot of punk rock kids and hipsters finding Waylon Jennings at age 25. That's not us. We're old (by band guy standards) and we grew up on this shit. In the back of pick up trucks, stealing pallets for a kegger from behind the Safeway, and drinking cheap whiskey in the maintenance shed at your summer job in 1988. Cutting our teeth on Metallica and Van Halen. Smoking weed to Soundgarden and Mudhoney. And finally figuring it out later...
If that's your thing then so are we. Enjoy.
With two singer-songwriters from three different generations, you’d expect the ThreadBarons’ to be a mishmash of genres, directions, and voices. And it is. But the mixture works in a way that each member’s influence is heard, creating a kind of progressive roots rock. Their style draws from folk, rock and roll, blues, honky tonk, and countless others, not thrown together, but carefully woven with vocal harmonies and affecting lyrics. Especially in live shows, the ThreadBarons strive to create a distinctive, genuine sound and a bona fide performance. “If the ThreadBarons' moniker is a play on the word ‘threadbare,’ it fits the weathered Americana made by the Denver quartet . . . the act takes a well-worn, no-bullshit approach.” - Jon Solomon, Westword Magazine. Comprised of Dan Sidor (drums /vox), Gerry Bayne (guitars and vox), Colleen Seymour (Guitars, harmonica, and vox), and Daniel Putrino (bass and vox), the ThreadBarons are a Colorado band with a Colorful sound.