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The Yawpers

Doors: 7:00 PM, October 20, 2022 | WAVE

The Yawpers are the sheep in wolf’s clothing.

Through their first three albums, the group divined a signature style—what Pitchfork described as “an expansive vision of rock ‘n’ roll, one that cherrypicks from various folk traditions: punk, rockabilly, blues, whatever they might have on hand or find in the trash.” The sound is a front-heavy, groovy, fire & brimstone punk-blues overlying a dynamic and metaphysical roots rock. On their fourth album Human Question, the Denver trio zooms out to a more vast and accessible stylistic and spiritual universe. The 38-minute thrill ride generates growth and cathartic self-reflection for audience and performer alike. If there was justice in this world, the Yawpers would be the savior that rock-n-roll didn’t know it was waiting for.

Following their critically acclaimed and meticulously plotted concept album Boy in a Well (set in World War I France, concerning a mother who abandoned her unwanted newborn), the Yawpers created Human Question with a contrasting immediacy. The album was written, rehearsed, and recorded over a two-month period with Reliable Recordings’ Alex Hall (Cactus Blossoms, JD McPherson) at Chicago’s renowned Electrical Audio. The band tracked live in one room, feeding off the collective energy and adding few overdubs. Through the new approach, ten songs connect with an organically linked attitude and style.

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  • > 2022-10-20 2022-10-20 23:45:00 The Yawpers <p>The Yawpers are the sheep in wolf’s clothing.</p> <p>Through their first three albums, the group divined a signature style—what <em>Pitchfork</em> described as “an expansive vision of rock ‘n’ roll, one that cherrypicks from various folk traditions: punk, rockabilly, blues, whatever they might have on hand or find in the trash.” The sound is a front-heavy, groovy, fire &amp; brimstone punk-blues overlying a dynamic and metaphysical roots rock. On their fourth album <em>Human Question</em>, the Denver trio zooms out to a more vast and accessible stylistic and spiritual universe. The 38-minute thrill ride generates growth and cathartic self-reflection for audience and performer alike. <em>If there was justice in this world, the Yawpers would be the savior that rock-n-roll didn’t know it was waiting for.</em></p> <p>Following their critically acclaimed and meticulously plotted concept album <em>Boy in a Well</em> (set in World War I France, concerning a mother who abandoned her unwanted newborn), the Yawpers created <em>Human Question</em> with a contrasting immediacy. The album was written, rehearsed, and recorded over a two-month period with Reliable Recordings’ Alex Hall (Cactus Blossoms, JD McPherson) at Chicago’s renowned Electrical Audio. The band tracked live in one room, feeding off the collective energy and adding few overdubs. Through the new approach, ten songs connect with an organically linked attitude and style.</p> 650 E. 2nd St. N. Wichita, KS America/Chicago
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