Bad Sports, Mean Jolene, Saigon Sinners | 9pm | $5/7

May 18, 2017 @ 9:00 pm – 11:59 pm
Bad Sports, Mean Jolene, Saigon Sinners | 9pm | $5/7


Band Members
Orville Neeley — Guitar/Vocals
Gregory Rutherford — Drums
TV’s Daniel Fried — Bass/Vocals

Denton/Austin, TX

Record Label
Dirtnap, Douchemaster, Burger, Total BS, Nashville’s Dead, Boom Chick, Big Action

Hailing from Denton, Texas, Bad Sports are a band whose music is a powerful fusion of punk rock velocity and attitude, hard rock guitar raunch, and power pop hooks. Influenced by old-school punk bands like the Ramones and the Buzzcocks as well as the ’70s hard rock that’s an unavoidable presence in their home town, Bad Sports feature Orville Neeley (also a member of OBN IIIs) on guitar and vocals, TV’s Daniel Fried (who also plays in Wax Museums) on bass and vocals, and Gregory Rutherford (also doing double duty in Wax Museums) on drums. In 2008, the band began spreading the word about their music with a handful of 7″ vinyl releases on Big Action Records and Boom Chick Records, and in the fall of 2009. the Atlanta-based Douchemaster label issued the band’s self-titled debut album on CD, LP, and MP3 (it was also released on cassette by Burger Records). Plenty of touring followed, including a handful of dates with ’70s power pop hero Paul Collins. In August 2011, Bad Sports teamed with Portland, Oregon’s Dirtnap Records to release their second full-length album, Kings of the Weekend. – Mark Deming, All Music