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Dangerous Nonsense

Denver, Colorado, United States | SELF

Denver, Colorado, United States | SELF
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"Dangerous Nonsense Weapon of Choice EP"

In the press release that accompanies Weapon of Choice, Dangerous Nonsense lists one influence: human rights. Accordingly, it's clear the trio prizes social consciousness as highly as it does musical prowess. Many well-meaning bands, of course, have been hamstrung by giving their politics and their music equal billing; thankfully, Dangerous Nonsense balances both sides of the equation on the disc's five impassioned and intricate songs. Unlike some punk acts that pair revolutionary ideas with relatively backwards-reaching tunes, singer Shannon Webber, guitarist/bassist Harmony Davies and drummer Susan Miller lend Weapon a holistically progressive ethic that embraces art-metal inventiveness, tinges of tribalism and Webber's theatrical yet wholly raging vocals. And the lyrics? The patriarchy has rarely been ripped to shreds so poetically. - Jason Heller, Denver Westword


"Critic's Choice: Dangerous Nonsense plays December 16 at the Oriental Theater"

"Dangerous Nonsense is one of those bands that most people struggle to describe, then end up referencing some kind of metal. There may be some of that inside the classical rhythmic structures the group employs from time to time — but its mixture of performance art, radical feminist and anti-capitalist lyrics and outsider post-punk is more akin to Poison Girls, the Raincoats and Crass. And this comparison is not made because the band is female-fronted or because of some other lazily observed, superficial fact. Rather, Dangerous Nonsense...embodies the same spirit of experimentation and political awareness that informed the music of those other acts. That, and the fact that this trio seems to perform its music with a glee perfectly suited to its often vitriolic lyrics."
- Tom Murphy, Westword(Dec 13, 2011) - Tom Murphy, Denver Westword


Discography

2009 - Weapon of Choice demo
2013 - Discharge

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"Dangerous Nonsense is one of those bands that most people struggle to describe, then end up referencing some kind of metal. There may be some of that inside the classical rhythmic structures the group employs from time to time — but its mixture of performance art, radical feminist and anti-capitalist lyrics and outsider post-punk is more akin to Poison Girls, the Raincoats and Crass...Dangerous Nonsense...perform[s] its music with a glee perfectly suited to its often vitriolic lyrics."
- Tom Murphy, Westword Critics Choice, December 2011

Dangerous Nonsense radically fuses their deep passions with a raw, intriguing musicality that draws the listener in, forcing the listener to feel the mood they intend to set. Songs range from a deep growling "art-metal" (Jason Heller of the Westword) to dance-inducing pop ballads with an underlying message that will rock you to the core.

After releasing their first demo in January of 2009, this trio released their first album in May 2013 at a parallel album release show with Talk All Night, who released Summer Will Fall in May as well. These two phenomenal acts are currently planning a US tour together.

Uniquely comprised of bass, percussion, emotionally driven and theatrical vocals (and the occasional flute, synth and rape whistle), the heavy, intense, fun stage show these women put on will leave you in awe, panting for more.

Westword's Critic's Choice of December 2011, Dangerous Nonsense has played events like Denver Pride Fest, Titwrench Fest and venues across Colorado.

They always dress up in a costume that symbolizes some form of "dangerous nonsense," so come check out their newest social critique in costume form!