The Bummers
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The Bummers

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Established on Jan, 2014
Band Alternative Post-punk

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Jul
12
The Bummers @ Lamplighter Lounge

Memphis, Tennessee, United States

Memphis, Tennessee, United States

Jul
11
The Bummers @ The Basement

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Jul
10
The Bummers @ The Odditorium

Asheville, North Carolina, United States

Asheville, North Carolina, United States

Jul
06
The Bummers @ Milkboy Philly

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Jul
05
The Bummers @ The Meatlocker

Lakehurst, New Jersey, United States

Lakehurst, New Jersey, United States

Jul
03
The Bummers @ Stamps Bar

Tonawanda, New York, United States

Tonawanda, New York, United States

Apr
19
The Bummers @ Gasa Gasa

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Apr
07
The Bummers @ Gasa Gasa

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Feb
23
The Bummers @ Siberia

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Feb
13
The Bummers @ The Drifter Hotel

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Dec
15
The Bummers @ House of Blues New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Jun
10
The Bummers @ Gold Sounds

Bushwick, New York, United States

Bushwick, New York, United States

Jun
08
The Bummers @ Grape Room

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Jun
07
The Bummers @ The Stanhope House

Stanhope, New Jersey, United States

Stanhope, New Jersey, United States

Jun
06
The Bummers @ Tropicalia

Washington, Washington, D.C., United States

Washington, Washington, D.C., United States

Jun
05
The Bummers @ Strange Matter

Richmond, Virginia, United States

Richmond, Virginia, United States

Jun
03
The Bummers @ The Wicked Witch

Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

Jun
02
The Bummers @ Skylark Social Club

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

Jun
01
The Bummers @ The Calico Room

Wilmington, North Carolina, United States

Wilmington, North Carolina, United States

May
31
The Bummers @ The Cobra

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

May
30
The Bummers @ Underground Art & Sound

Florence, Alabama, United States

Florence, Alabama, United States

May
20
The Bummers @ Gasa Gasa

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Apr
13
The Bummers @ Three Keys At Ace Hotel New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Music

Press


"The Bummers Shares ‘Garbage People’. “That Indoor Spin Bike That You Never Use.”"

Well, as THE BUMMERS put it to us straight: “People living in their own garbage” is a fabulous subject to tackle for an indie-rock band. And we at CHF, tend to agree with this theoretical avarice of a diagnosis. We (i.e. humans) do sometimes live in our own ‘garbage’. Maybe the world is filled with the things that has potential to be ‘garbage’ very soon in its life cycle.

That indoor spin bike that you never use.

The game system that you place intensely for like a month. Now collecting dust.

The plastics we used to put stuff in, all of the time!

And the biggest pile of ‘garbage’ we live in…

Our life.

Sometimes, we feel that things are not going right in the life we live in, that we feel like that used up can of Coke in the green trash bin outside the house. Lonely, singularly isolated, used up, empty – neglected by the people we thought had our backs.

This is too dark and dreary, ain’t it?

So, let’s choose to believe THE BUMMERS’ single is a ‘cautionary tale’ for what we ‘shouldn’t’ become. Let’s work hard. Let’s be smart. Let’s be light on our feet.

Let’s smile, laugh, love.

You never know. Maybe that’s just what the doctor ordered to set things right.

THE BUMMERS consist of Sean “Dong” Doyle, Ben Shooter, Clay Hakes, and Max Berdik. They are from New Orleans, and they make good bumpin’ music for all of us to rock to. - comeherefloyd


Discography

A Very Exciting Life - Album (2018)
Bottle With A Rose - EP (2016)
The Bummers - EP (2015)

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Bio

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 Fox Capone, 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 an aggressive live concert experience. 


In April of 2017 the band 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 and more scattered EPs and singles. The Bummers’ debut album A Very Exciting Life, was released June 29, 2018 and has garnered over 12,000 streams on Spotify.


The band toured through the Southern U.S. and East Coast up to New York City in the summer of 2018 in support of their debut release, playing to crowds of 100 or more in New Orleans, Charlotte, Wilmington, Washington D.C., and Philadelphia. In December of 2018, The Bummers performed for the first time at the House of Blues to over 300 people.  In February 2019 the band began recording a new EP, titled "Dairy Beach" at Music Shed Studios in New Orleans. The "Dairy Beach" EP explores the classic millennial experience, singing about nostalgia for simpler times from childhood, struggles with depression, lack of personal agency, the unfairness of the world, and the bleak emptiness of outer space.  The EP is scheduled for release in June 2019 and will coincide with an extensive summer 2019 tour.

Band Members