Premier Concerts and Manic Presents:


Valen, King Bongo

Thu, May 10, 2018

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

Space Ballroom.

Hamden, CT



This event is all ages

BRONCHO is an American indie rock band based in Norman, Oklahoma. The band formed in Norman in 2010. The current lineup consists of Ryan Lindsey on guitar and vocals, Ben King on guitar, Penny Pitchlynn on bass and Nathan Price on drums.[1]

Their debut album Can't Get Past the Lips originally came out in 2011 and was rereleased by Fairfax Recordings in 2013.[2] Broncho released their second album Just Enough Hip to Be Woman on September 16, 2014 on Dine Alone Records. The album received generally favorable reviews from the music press.[3][4][5]

The band's song "It's On" was played over the closing credits of "Females Only," the first episode of the third season of the HBO series Girls. "Try Me Out Sometime" was used in an advertisement for HBO Now and Movie 43. The track "Class Historian" was used in a commercial featuring Kate Hudson for her Fabletics brand of women's athletic clothing as well as Cartoon Network's bearstack campaign.

Valen is a singer/songwriter newly settled in Los Angeles and you can consider “I’ll Be Waiting for You” her showstopping official introduction. It’s a hazy slow-burning heartbreaker of a song, with 80s pop hooks drifting through up-close-and-personal bedroom-style production, and that makes the video by Growlers-embedded director/cinematographer/videographer Taylor Bonin and producer Danny Rose especially fitting. See for yourself—Valen might be singing into her mirror, or she might be singing right to you.
King Bongo
King Bongo is a garage rock band from Connecticut known for their non-stop, high-energy shows. Sweat on the walls, beer on the floor, that kind of stuff. Oh, and if you’re going to get more beer at the bar to make up for the one you dropped, make sure you bring some back for them.

Like most bands, heart break and bad relationships are what brought King Bongo together in 2014. Looking for an outlet, the band started writing music that anyone could sing along and dance their hearts out to. All three members write songs and all three members bring something new to the table. The bass is constantly fuzzed out, the drums have a jazz background and the vocals could make a siren melt.

Their second album, End Of Daze, was released on October 28th, 2017. End Of Daze is a sonic experience that dives into garage rock, punk, surf, doo-wop and is a record that will get your foot tappin', without fail. Armed with their first two records, and plenty of unrecorded material, the band has been playing throughout Connecticut and New York City. Come find out for yourself what the buzz is all about!
Venue Information:
Space Ballroom.
295 Treadwell Street
Hamden, CT, 06514