The History of Gunpowder / Nina & the Buffalo Riders / Scarlet Lies
The History of Gunpowder is a five piece swamp-pirate blues, freak out troupe from Montreal. Drawing inspiration from blues, soul, jazz, funk and punk, the music exists as an ordered chaos; elevated by the band’s affiliation with Montreal’s finest burlesque dancers and performance artists, who often perform original numbers alongside the band.
Nina & The Buffalo Riders was formed in 2013 from a chance meet-up between Nina Ledesma (vocals) and Adam Enriquez (guitar) at a Detroit, MI watering hole. Nina had a weekly gig there, and Adam…well that was his favorite bar. After one of her shows, Adam invited Nina to a jam session to try out some original music, and the results were magic.
The rest of the boys were picked up along the way: Mike Fritz (keyboard), Ramiro Romero (bass), and Chris “Kaz” Kaszuba (drums).
NBR music is wild and free just like Nina’s hair.
“Catch them now before they go supernova. The band’s sound is bluesy and psychedelic while Nina Sofia’s powerhouse vocals are soon to be classified one of the seven wonders of the Midwestern world” (Detroit Metro Times).
Scarlet Lies is a glam rock pop band that has been taking the Metro Detroit area by storm. In June of 2016 they made their debut closing the main stage at Ferndale’s Pride Festival and have hit the ground running ever since. Scarlet Lies started off 2017 releasing their debut album “Monsters Coming Out” which has had great success with digital and physical sales. The band recently also broke into Reverb Nation’s top ten Detroit rock charts, climbing up to number five (as of 1/20/17) and steadily rising.