GasPops to play Ullrs Oct. 1
September 26, 2016
The Gasoline Lollipops, or GasPops, as they are often called, are a band from Boulder who plays all over the Front Range and in many of Colorado’s mountain towns. They played the Divide Music Festival in July, and will be playing a show at Ullrs Tavern on October 1. The show starts at 9 p.m.
Singer-songwriter Clay Rose said the band has been together in this formation for about four years. He said he met most of the band while they were performing with other groups, and he “poached” them from their bands to form the GasPops.
Rose said the band enjoys playing in small mountain towns because of the uniqueness, and “lawless” feel these communities have.
“People have a certain freedom in mountain towns,” Rose said. “It’s gritty. These people work hard to live where they do, and they are not too concerned with how pretty they look at the show or the latest fashion; there’s no pretentiousness.” Rose loves when crowds have high energy, and referenced a time when the crowd actually stomped through the floor during a concert in Boulder.
When asked what kind of music the GasPops play, Rose’s response was “I don’t know.” Somewhere between country, psychedelic, folk, and rock, he said.
According to their website, the GasPops are a Colorado band that combines the sincerity of dirt-floor folk with the rebelliousness of punk—an all-new incarnation of alt-country that’s both high-energy and heartfelt.