Announcing The 2012 Beartrap Music Series
All of us here at the radio stations are huge fans of the Beartrap Summer Music Festival, maybe even the biggest!
We have been looking for a way for us all to enjoy the Beartrap Summer Music Festival for more than just those magical couple of days. And so the Beartrap Music Series was born!
The series kicks off May 31st, 2012 with our first concert.
Our inaugural concert includes performances from the highly aclaimed Two Man Gentlemen Band and local favorites The Dang ‘Ol Boys!
Both bands will be performing at The Attic here in Casper Wyoming. Doors will open at 7:00pm and the music kicks off at 7:30pm.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. You can purchase advanced tickets at Townsquare Media of Casper, 150 Nichols Casper, Wyoming. They will also be availibe for purchase from the Wonder Bar 256 South Center Street Casper, Wyoming.
And if you need any further convincing here is a small sampling of the music you have to look forward too at this concert.
The Two Man Gentleman Band
Irreverent songwriters, expert instrumentalists, former street-performers, and consummate showmen, The Two Man Gentlemen Band has been barnstorming from coast to coast for half a decade, developing a reputation as a must-see live act on the roots and retro music circuits. A tenor guitar and string bass duo in the tradition of the great Slim & Slam, The Gents have obvious affection for pre-war American Jazz and Western Swing. But they’re no period piece. The decidedly contemporary feel of their lyrics and the hilarious, often ridiculous, improvised banter that peppers their live shows combine with the music for a thoroughly modern ruckus. “It’s as if,” one reviewer commented, “The Smothers Brothers were young today, wore better suits, and wrote hot jazz songs about drinking.” To The Gentlemen, that sounds about right.
The Dang Ol’ Boys
Advantageous at playing to an over capacity bar, a standing room only house party, or just sittin’ around the campfire, The Dang Ol’ Boys keep their fusion of Country / Bluegrass / Irish / Punk to it’s most innovative and authentic form. Originating from Casper, Wyoming, they formed by sheer coincidence in late 2009 with an apparent long-time love for playing music. Their influences range from Bob Dylan to Ween, Johnny Cash to NOFX, The Pogues to Steve Goodman.