Sego w/ Pinguin Mofex & The Painted Roses$12
To go to a Sego show is to be standing amongst very different people having very different experiences. To your left is someone intently staring at Spencer digging through his many acid-tongued references trying to decipher his cryptic slant on absolutism. Behind you is a gear-nut scratching their heads trying to understand what far corner of the brain one can write such dissonantly triumphant guitar parts. In front of you is someone falling in love with Tom, Brandon or Alyssa depending on who the light falls upon in any given moment… or perhaps all 4 at the same time, the way it was always intended to happen when a band is really a band. But perhaps most common is the person to your right, who is dripping in sweat, dancing with their eyes closed and losing themselves completely in an anoetic experience particular to when music is being played live. And loud. While only on their sophomore album, Sego exhibits the kind of maturity in songwriting and pride in a live performance that makes for the band that your cool older brother worships and turns you on to the second your frontal lobe develops enough to spark your curiosity in taste.
The Painted Roses are an indie rock band based near Salt Lake City, Utah.
The band cut their teeth as a cover band, playing old country and rock songs to the highly inebriated at bars and weddings throughout Northern Utah. Growing tired of singing other people’s songs, The Painted Roses started regularly hitting the studio with longtime friend and Producer Benton Wood (Ugly Boys, Panthermilk), recording songs written by lead singer and guitarist Cole Stocker. ‘The Owl’, the band’s debut single, was released in November of 2018, followed up by ‘The Sad Man’ EP in April of 2019. The band has maintained a fluid lineup, often performing with anywhere between 2-5 members, but always consisting of Stocker and drummer Jeffrey Thompson.