Brent Gorton and the Tender Breasts

By Jessica Pasko

Brent GortonLocal indie rockers Brent Gorton and the Tender Breasts will come out of hiding this week with an appearance at Valentine's Saturday.

It will be their first -- and possibly last -- appearance in a long time.

Gorton, wife Kellie Gorton and drummer Brooke Degener have a collection of infectious indie pop rock tunes up their sleeve, guided by Gorton's excellent songwriting skills and unique voice. The band puts on an enthusiastic live performance that'll have you snapping your fingers and dancing to the beat before you know it. Brent Gorton's unassuming yet quirky, with an irreverent sense of humor and a penchant for suits paired with Converse sneakers.

You can hear some of their music on their site, where you can also purchase Gorton's previous self-titled album for just $8 ( in true DIY form, it was recorded in Brent's home studio.) Definitely check out the singles "Anna Berlin," "Albany is the End of the Line" and the totally hum-alongable "That Photograph."

Not only is the band playing one of their first shows in what seems like forever, it will likely be their only appearance for a long time. In fact, rumor has it that this show might even be their last. Even better, they'll be releasing their newest album Loud Ness. It'll only be available as a good ol' fashioned 12-inch.

The band will be joined by openers Gavin Gaven Richard (of Kamikaze Hearts' fame) and Dead Friend. It's slated for a 9 p.m. start.

And if you're looking to start the evening off a little early, the Zombie Prom kicks off upstairs at 8 p.m.

photo: Joe Putrock


I love these guys! I saw them at Valentines a couple of years ago.

it's "gaven" richard, for the record.

Suits paired with Converse sneakers? Crazy!

Dead Friend are some of the folks who were the great band Gun Christmas.

Why do they all look so constipated? I hope they take care of that before the show, it could be awfully uncomfortable. I have a few home remedies that should do the trick if they don't want to go to the pharmacy.

What happened to Joey?

a) i heard kellie got fat.
b) "what happened to joey?"? how about, what happened to troy? then, what happened to jason hughes? or, what happened to that awesome lineup where it was gaven, troy, and brent? even, what happened to that backing band that played one show with brent, consisting of me, mike, and jonathan pellerin? WHAT HAPPENED!?
c) i hope they still play 'pack of liars'
d) didn't brent get married in converse? those shoes are so f------g uncomfortable.
e) i have a reliable source that tells me that the second half of this very special show is going to consist of covers of everyon'e favorite dad-rock band, burnt hills. that alone is worth the price of admission.

nick - i miss you. that's why dan and i are going to move west eventually just to be closer to you. also, i'm kind of excited to see the gorton spawn when it arrives.

hey nick C , an answer to b.)
some of them may have matured, moved on, grown a pair, what have you. some people do that, not that you'd know (oh, snap!)

This is what happens when Upstate Ether goes down.

Nick and Mike backing Brent? Alas, the years I was slumming it in Woodstock!!!!

The name of the band is a bit misleading. I thought it was a dude selling chicken. This is the second time I have been tricked. Turns out "Free beer and hot wings in the morning" is just a really crappy radio show and has nothing to do with free food. My therapist says I need to learn how to trust the world again, but in light of these deceptions, I don't see how that's possible. No no, the only thing I can trust is my NIN records and my black eyeliner. Now if you'll excuse me I have to sit in the corner and write some really awful poetry about pain. And my soul. Can't forget the soul part.

i moved on. remember?

this isn't about me, though. all attention should be focused on how hard the breasts are going to rock such burnt hills classics as: "skreeeskreeethwampthwamp", "brennatbrennat bwowthonk", "what happens in the basement stays in the basement", and "instrumental"(my fav).

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