New Orleans band The Bummers has never been one for genre conventions. Instead the four piece group crafts their style out of unlikely pairings: the jagged riffs of vintage metal with the raw attitude of trap; the breezy melodies of pop paired with their own brand of nihilistic humor; North-eastern punk meets New Orleans Frenchmen street vibes. Featuring vocalists/guitarists Sean Doyle and Ben Shooter, bassist Clay Hakes, and drummer Max Berdik, The Bummers formed in 2014, materializing out of countless dorm-room jam sessions. The band gained a following playing at historic New Orleans venues like Tipitina’s, One Eyed Jacks, and Gasa Gasa, all the while cultivating a euphoric live concert experience. Onstage, The Bummers thrive on a sort of controlled chaos – emerging from trash cans, diving into the audience, venturing into spontaneous jams, all well perfectly capturing the in-your-face feel of their original material.
In April of 2017 The Bummers performed at Tulane University’s annual Crawfest, after winning by popular vote. Shortly afterwards the band entered the recording studio with the help of Mike Saladis of Donovan Wolfington and Matt Seferian of Pope to begin their first full-length album, a more formal follow-up to their earlier EPs and singles. The Bummers’ debut album A Very Exciting Life, is set for release in May 2018.
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Booking: Michelle Friedstadt