Bumpin Uglies

Scout Bar presents

Bumpin Uglies

Indaskies

Thu, January 11, 2018

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

Scout Bar

Houston, TX

$7.00 - $10.00

This event is all ages

Bumpin Uglies
Bumpin Uglies
Bumpin’ Uglies was formed by lead singer/guitarist/song-writer Brandon Hardesty in 2008, when he set out to create a sound and an approach that was unique and immediately identifiable. It’s the same thing every artist says that they want when they form their band, but Bumpin’ Uglies are the rare act that does stand out in every way, making them utterly memorable to everyone the come across. They incorporate many styles into their music, with a major emphasis on ska, reggae and punk. But they don’t really care what bucket you want to put them in, either you love ‘em or you don’t—it’s your choice to join the party or sit outside instead; and It’s always more fun in the party.

With two full-length LP’s, a live show LP and two EP’s under their belt, Bumpin’ Uglies prolific studio work is the product of continuous song writing and a desire to keep putting out fresh material for their ever-growing fan base. They achieved national recognition with the release of their 2011 LP “Free Candy”, and they have continued to gain momentum with each subsequent release, including “Load in-Load Out” (live show LP), Ninjah Reggae Assassins (LP released in 2013 which reached #1 on iTunes Reggae chart), and EP’s “Freak Out Hell Bus” and “Sublime with No One”, both released in 2015.

Bumpin’ Uglies match their output in the studio with a road-warrior approach to touring that makes it seem as though they rarely come off the road. To date, they have completed 8 national tours, and dozens of regional tours. They have toured as direct support for Ballyhoo! and co-headlined a tour with Bastard Suns, moving effortlessly between punk and reggae crowds who flock to Bumpin’ Uglies in equal measures. Their touring dossier is topped off with some major festival experience, including California Roots in 2014, the Rombello Cruise in 2013 and Warped Tour in 2012.

Bumpin’ Uglies have proven every existing maxim about hard work paying off in the last several years. Their DIY ethic coupled with their grassroots approach for building a major national fan base makes them the epitome of punk rock, but that description sorely sells their music short. Bold, a bit brash perhaps at times, but Bumpin’ Uglies name, their songs and their work ethic get a definite point across: they make music their way, enjoying a freedom that is easy to aspire to, but most difficult to achieve together with success. In this day and age of political correctness and people growing more uptight and offended by the minute, it doesn’t take long to realize that Brandon and Bumpin’ Uglies “Eff you/can do” attitude makes them stand separate and apart as a band. And their fans love them for it.

Who is Bumpin’ Uglies?

Brandon Hardesty – Vocals, Guitar

Dave Wolf – Vocals, Bass

TJ Haslett – Drums
Indaskies
Indaskies
InDaSkies was created during the fall of 2012. No one anticipated that what started in a friends garage would turn in to something awesome! Joe Started to write some lyrics for the original tunes he had played for years around the house and instrumental songs that he would jam for friends. What Really broke the ice was when Joe started to appear at local open mics @ cockeyed seagull, Cabo, Union Tavern, and Fatty's. InDaSkies gained the luv and respect from other performing local artist which eventually lead to finding the missing band mates InDaSkies needed to fill out the sound. The band went through a few members along the way and could never find the right fit. Then in 2013 Joe came across two friends that were looking for a new project introducing Steve Mcdonald and Charlie Glen to complete the rhythm section for InDaSkies! InDaSkies played as a four piece band for the majority of 2014 but there was still something missing. InDaSkies had the opportunity to play a few shows with the dynamic husband and wife duo Mike&Kristen Aka "The Radio Broadcast". InDaSkies asked Mike&Kristin to guest appear several times during live shows. Mike would provide unique sounds and extra percussion with his DJ equipment and Kristin would fill in the perfect spots with her keyboard along with some lead/backup vocals. InDaSkies loved Playing with these two so much it only felt right to have them be a part of the InDaSkies team. InDaSkies kept in close contact with these two through out 2014. Mike&Kristen informed the group that their previous project didn't work out and they were available to make some InDaSkies practices. InDaSkies knew after the first practice with Mike&Kristen that the band grew 2 members stronger. Towards the end of 2015 Joe and Steve cam across Bradley Mangrum who's talent surpasses not just being unique trumpet player but also a great vocalist. They met at a friends birthday party in Galveston, TX. He sounded so good for just improving his lead trumpet and vocals that we asked him to attend a practice. This was very similar to Mike&kristen introduction to the band. Fortunately Bradley's first practice was an instant hit with the band and he was asked to join. The rest is history and this is the short sweet story of how it all went down. The making of InDaSkies!!!!
Venue Information:
Scout Bar
18307 Egret Bay Blvd
Houston, TX, 77058
http://scoutbar.com/2012/