Hey ya’ll, guess what, this Saturday 7/27/13 will be our final residency gig at Grumpy’s Bar downtown. If you haven’t made it out to one of our residency shows this month you should remedy that. In between sets by Red Desert and BOLO, you will have aural rewards from DJ Cromignon.
Keep in mind that this show is free, and the superb Jer Fink will be filling in on guitar for us.
After this show we will retreat into a recording mode. So get some of us now, before we become momentarily recluse.
In 2 days, you’re going to need to get out of the house.
Unfortunately, this Saturday 7/20/13 we will not be playing at Grumpy’s. A scheduling/logistical conflict came up. In lieu of witnessing us play, you should certainly come down to Grumpy’s to attend the Bash 13 event. You’ve got Honky, The Melvins, Mudhoney, HEPA-TITUS, Negative Approach, and the mighty Gay Witch Abortion. You really can’t lose.
If these groups are not your bag and you still wish to get your music on this Saturday night, you’ll want to head on over to the Hexagon; there-The Great Went is hosting their cd release show. The bill for this event is also off the hook; Traindodge, Self-Evident, The Great Went (obviously), and Hardcore Crayons. This show is free.
This Saturday 7/13/13 we’re back at Grumpy’s downtown Minneapolis for the second installment of our July residency. The seminal Droids Attack will be joining us to tear shit up. Admission is free; because you will need that extra scratch to buy adult beverages and the delicious food they serve at Grumpy’s.
Oh hell, the time is nigh! This upcoming Saturday we’re initiating the BOLO July residency at Grumpy’s Bar in downtown Minneapolis. Each Saturday we’ll have another wicked band with us. Admission is free, so that’s great for the pocket book. We’ll have T-shirts for sale, so if you like to not be naked from the waist up—we have the solution. Another treat for you all, and us, will be Mr. Jer Fink of Goodnight Ritual fame filling in on guitar for our residency. This Saturday will feature the mighty Witchden. Get out there around 9pm, get a beer and then get melted.
Need an intro to your weekend? We done made this video to complement our song Straight Up Griftin’ from our 2012 album Depopulous. You can check it, peep it, or absorb it; whatever your intake methodology is, get your pull.
Yesterday’s charity gig at the Mall of America rotunda was quite a lot of fun. Obviously we were very much out of our element performing there. However, the folks at Keys 4/4 Kids’ Pianos On Parade made it quite enjoyable and hospitable.
The children in attendance, some of which were our own, were quite happy with the free BOLOnimals and earplugs that we provided.
Though we were not present for the first day of Pianos On Parade, judging from the colorful artistic pianos on display it appeared to be quite a success. If you are interested in this charity, use your favorite search engine and type in, “Keys 4/4 Kids” or “Pianos On Parade”; these folks are doing great things for children by fostering their musical and artistic interests early on.
Again, thanks to Keys 4/4 Kids for allowing us to yell at the top of our lungs in the Mall of America without fear of being hauled away by the authorities. If you receive hate mail from Barnes & Noble or Starbucks, feel free to forward said complaints to us. We’d be delighted to address their concerns.
This Sunday 5/19/2013 at 6pm, BOLO will invade the Mall Of America’s rotunda. Not unlike the zombies in “Dawn of the Dead” invading Pennsylvania’s own Monroeville Mall. Though, BOLO’s motives are a bit more altruistic than the zombies’ from that Romero classic.
We will be performing in support of Keys 4/4 Kids’ Pianos On Parade charity event. Local visual artists will be painting pianos while we play our music. It will surely be a very enriching experience of music, art, and charity.
This evening, we prepared for the coming show at the downtown Grumpy’s Bar with Dumpster Juice. Jaime took Jeff Beck’s advice and stacked his cabs in this manner. There may be an overtone or two if you put your head in the area where the speakers are aimed to cross sound streams.
Needless to say, it has been a few months since we’ve been out to rock. There will be a couple of new tunes manifested from our frets, throats, and sticks for your ears enjoy.
Hailing from Minneapolis, MN, rock band BOLO consists of the following cogs: Aaron-drums, Chad-bass, and Jaime-vocals/guitar.
In the year 2011 BOLO formed much like that of most bands, from the ashes of a prior band. Within a matter of months they wrote the material that would become their debut album Depopulous. During the recording of Depopulous BOLO changed from 3 to a 4 piece rock unit adding extra guitar swagger to their layer-cake of rock.
2013 will see BOLO working on a writing & recording a new EP, as well as emerging from the depths to play live shows.