Decent Criminal

Decent Criminal

Grumpster, The Quitters, Brendan Scholz

Fri 3/23/18

8:00 pm

Evel Pie

Las Vegas, NV


This event is 21 and over

Decent Criminal
Decent Criminal
With a high energy blend of punk, surf and power-pop, Northern CA's, DECENT CRIMINAL, offer catchy, upbeat songs that mercilessly collide with abrasive and often melancholy undertones, to bring forth a style that's playfully compatible while still feeling inadvertently raw.

Having done numerous self-sufficient tours covering most of the U.S. since 2010, Decent Criminal has shown to be increasingly active despite internal conflicts that resulted in an involuntary hiatus in 2014. When co-founding drummer/songwriter Ben Wright left the band, sole remaining founding member, Hunter Martinez, switched from the role of singer/guitarist to drummer to allow the band to continue. For the rest of 2014, brothers Hunter and Tristan Martinez (vocals/guitar) collaboratively wrote all new material for the band.

With contributions from bassist/vocalist Alex Kouninos, and newly added guitarist/vocalist Brian Gellman, Decent Criminal's sound changed drastically into what it is today. With a new line-up, Decent Criminal jumped into 2015 by touring and releasing a split 7 inch with Oakland's Screaming Mimi's. The future of Decent Criminal is sure to be busy as the band is getting ready to release it's first full length since basically starting over, which also means extensive touring. See ya out there!
The Quitters
Hailing from Las Vegas, NV, The Quitters, featuring Marc (lead Vocals/bass), Micah (drums/vocals), Tommy (lead guitar/vocals) and Randy (guitar/vocals) met in their high school Jazz band and played their first show on July 20th, 2004. Since then they have been named "Best Punk Rock Band" by Vegas Rocks Magazine in 2011, and have developed a large, loyal following through tireless dedication, relentless touring and a high-speed, energetic live show that can't help but prompt an old-school mosh pit.

The Quitters play progressive, aggressive, obnoxious punk rock filtered through rock, jazz and latin influences and sustained by a relentless hardcore punk energy. Their style is as unique as it is frenzied and they push beyond the typical 4 chord progression of traditional punk music. Each song incorporates an element of adopted style, something they haven't done before, to make the music approachable but also complex. In the typically repetitive genre of modern punk The Quitters pride themselves on breaking the mold while holding on to the ideal and influences of their punk past.

With such diverse influences as Refused, Bad Religion, Queens Of The Stone Age, The Bronx, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Mars Volta, Green Day, Offspring, MGMT and Dillinger Escape Plan their powerful sound punches you in the face with lightning-fast drumming, shredding guitar and bass and frantic high-energy vocals.

The Quitters indie label debut will be released in the summer of 2013, by SquidHat Records, with extensive tour support to follow. Halfway between hipster and hardcore these Quitters won't be quitting anytime soon.
Brendan Scholz
Brendan Scholz
Musican from Las Vegas, NV.
Nephew of Tom Scholz
Venue Information:
Evel Pie
508 E Fremont St
Las Vegas, NV, 89101