Henchmen

Henchmen

Reno Divorce

Sat, May 20, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Pub Rock

Scottsdale, AZ

$13

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Henchmen
Henchmen
Henchmen have never really done anything the “conventional” way. The Los Angeles-based band formulated their own brand of hard hitting rock n' roll years ago, while others were rehashing styles that had already been done, and went on to create a raw pure sound that can only be described as kick ass rock n' roll. 

In 2005 they released a 6 song EP titled "Dead Or Alive", and headed out on their first US Tour as direct support for Nekromantix. This tour instantly won them a great new national fanbase. It was followed up in 2006 by the "Hollywood Monsters" European tour that also featured Rezurex. The highlight of the tour was a great performance at the 19th Satanic Stomp in Speyer, Germany which was headlined by the Reverend Horton Heat & Nekromantix. 2007 saw the release of their self titled album on Loaded Bomb Records, which received a great response and has gone through many pressings to date, the album also helped them get signed to the veteran punk label S.O.S Records who also released the same record with alternate artwork done by former AFI, Tiger Army bassist Geoff Kresge. The following years brought along many releases on various compilations and dvd's, a well as hundreds of tour dates throughout the US, Canada & Mexico, where they played with a long list of bands including psychobilly legends The Meteors, Demented Are Go, Mad Sin, The Peacocks, Starlight Wranglers, and many, many more. 

Their unique crossover style has helped them avoid being pigeonholed into any one specific genre, a feat that allows them to share the stage and hold their own with many well known psychobilly / punk / hard rock acts such as, The Reverend Horton Heat, Supersuckers, The Adicts, Swingin' Utters, Manic Hispanic, Throw Rag, Death By Stereo, The Dickies, CJ Ramone, CH3, Citizen Fish, 45 Grave, Revolution Mother, and a whole lot more. In 2011, "Trouble Surrounds You" was released on 1981 Records, to an overwhelming positive response, that once again proved the point that the bands musical style will never be pinned down to one particular genre. 

But rather than taking time to revel, they prefer to focus their attention on the future, by always pushing the limits of their musical boundaries. They are currently working on new material for their next album, as well as a couple of limited edition split 7" vinyl EP releases. Being the hard working band that they are, you can be assured of many more tour dates to come, because playing live is their passion, and a live Henchmen show is one that you definitely do not want to miss. High energy, and hard hitting, just like their music. 
Reno Divorce
Reno Divorce
With equal parts Orange County punk, honky tonk country, and a tip-jar full of rockabilly swagger, Reno Divorce strikes a unique chord of their own with their brand of punk rock and roll. The band’s longevity is no accident. Their fans simply won’t allow them to quit and pursue real careers. The fact that they’ve been voted the best punk band in Denver by The Westword Magazine in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, can attest to their stalwart status in their home state. A successful Kickstarter campaign and a growing number of their faithful willing to have the band’s name tattooed on their bodies keeps them climbing back into the van for tour after tour. They’ve never been ones to rest on their laurels, though. To the contrary, Reno Divorce has 7 European tours and several US jaunts under their belt, supporting Reverend Horton Heat, The Queers, and US Bombs, among others.

Their well-crafted and skillfully executed songs call to mind Smithereens and Social Distortion, but a more aggressive tone lurks in-between the lines. A good hook is the bread and butter for these guys, and one listen is all it takes to realize you’ve got a band that truly stands out amongst the herd. Ten years strong and having graced some of the most legendary bars and stages around the world, they’ve played with almost all their punk heroes (ALL, Social Distortion, TSOL, Adolescents, Agent Orange, The Queers, X, The Blasters, Motorhead), and shared a tour bus with more contemporary heavy hitters like U.S. Bombs, The Bones, and Street Dogs. They’ve worked with the best behind the scenes, as well. Their latest record, “Lover’s Leap, was recorded by Blasting Room alumnus Felipe Patino and mixed and mastered at the legendary studio by Jason Livermore (Rise Against, ALL, Descendents). Their record before that, “Tears Before Breakfast," received similar treatment, too. When you delve into their catalog, a strange feeling sets in...there’s no filler...no rehashing or redressing from the album before...no déjà vu or forced delievery. Instead, they find a way to up the ante with every record, growing musically with each outing and subversively injecting their will into whatever 3 chord progression it is you think you’ve heard before. The result is something familiar, yet foreign. And then there’s the lyrics...that's what sets Reno Divorce apart. This is storytelling at its finest, with uncanny, almost pathological insight. From prince to pauper, sinner to saint, you always feel like you’re riding shotgun with the protagonist or anti-hero as their story unfolds.

With their European tours being handled by M.A.D. Booking, their following continues to grow with each trip and makes their next appearance and return anticipated.
Among the many open air festivals they’ve played, like ‘With Full Force’, ‘Speedfest’, and ‘The Rock-n-Ink Fest,’ Reno Divorce has shown their fans that they are at home on a massive stage or in a seedy, whiskey-soaked dive. Always captivating live, and wrought with more hooks than a tackle box, Reno Divorce has carved out a reputation as ‘the real nitty-gritty’ and true ‘musician’s band’ that pushes the envelope with every release. Brent Loveday’s deft songwriting and clever storytelling are brought to life by the bands solid and capable musicianship.
Venue Information:
Pub Rock
8005 East Roosevelt Street
Scottsdale, AZ, 85257
http://www.pubrocklive.com/