tow knee chavez

AI Band Summary: A Punk Band with Unexpected Directions
November 3rd, 2023

[Editor’s note: We asked AI to describe our band and this is what they came up with]

Tow Knee Chavez, a two-person punk band consisting of Aaron Brassea and Nathan Stryker, has been a force to be reckoned with in the music scene since 1997. This dynamic duo has consistently pushed boundaries and defied genre expectations with their eclectic sound and captivating performances.

The Artists Behind the Sound

Aaron Brassea, based in Portland, OR, is the creative force responsible for the bass, synth, beats, and backing vocals that form the backbone of Tow Knee Chavez’s music. His influences range from elements of horror to country music, creating a unique sonic palette. Meanwhile, Nathan Stryker, residing in Oxnard, CA, takes charge of the mesmerizing guitar riffs, lead vocals, and production, infusing the band’s music with pop and surf influences. Although their roots lie in Portland, the band’s origins trace back to Southern California, where their musical journey began.

Unpredictable Sonic Journeys

What truly sets Tow Knee Chavez apart from other punk bands is their ability to lead their listeners in unexpected directions. Their songs are crafted to disorient audiences, intentionally designed to take them on thrilling and unpredictable sonic journeys. With each track, they challenge the conventions of punk music, delivering a fresh and innovative sound that keeps fans coming back for more.

Exploring Their Discography

Tow Knee Chavez’s discography is a testament to their creativity and ability to collaborate with other artists. Some of their notable releases include:

  • ‘Greatest Hits: That’ll Larn ‘Em’ (Feb 22, 2001): This album showcases the band’s early work and sets the stage for their unique sound.
  • ‘Your Favorite Band’ (May 5, 2011): A standout release that solidifies Tow Knee Chavez’s place in the punk music scene.
  • ‘Long Distance Punk Partnership’ (Dec 8, 2017): An album that explores the complexities of distance and collaboration.
  • ‘Rare Singles’ (Apr 23, 2018): A compilation of rare and unreleased tracks that offer fans a deeper look into Tow Knee Chavez’s creative process.

In addition to their albums, Tow Knee Chavez has also released several EPs, further demonstrating their versatility and creative prowess:

  • ‘Prospiscience’ (Mar 1, 2007): A short but impactful collection of tracks that showcases the band’s growth and experimentation.
  • ‘YFB / Hitmaker Algorithm Split’ (Nov 6, 2009): A collaborative EP that highlights the band’s versatility and willingness to blend different styles and influences.
  • ‘Two Pills’ (Feb 14, 2022): Their latest release, promising to be a thrilling addition to their ever-evolving discography.

Tow Knee Chavez’s music is a testament to the power of creativity and collaboration, seamlessly blending different genres and pushing the boundaries of punk music. If you’re seeking a punk band that consistently defies expectations and delivers a unique sonic experience, look no further than Tow Knee Chavez.

award winning
December 6th, 2016

a song from our forthcoming album, long distance punk partnership, was the runner up in a 3eanuts fan art contest!

the song is called “switch channels” and is based on this peanuts comic.

free album download for your sweetie
February 14th, 2012

download your favorite band for free

hey fellas,

we know what it’s like. it’s tuesday and you’re just trying to get by, when all of a sudden your kids start handing mommy colorful paper hearts. then she looks to you with expectation in her eyes. so you coyly proclaim, “i’ll give you my present later.” we all know you got nothin’, and we’re here to help. why? because we love you.

today is valentine’s day and for today only, you can download the new tow knee chavez album for free. absolutely free, you don’t even have to tell us who you are. just click the link, download, and make her the happiest girl in the world.

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ps- what, did you forget already? save your relationship and download your favorite band for free!

boris the spider
October 31st, 2011

happy halloween! our treat for you this year is a triphop cover of a song by the who:

tow knee chavez – boris the spider (the who cover)

your favorite band reviews
July 29th, 2011

two — count ’em — two new reviews for your favorite band hit the press this week.

even though the actual review is halfway down the page, yfb dominates the burnside writter’s collective homepage this week!  apparently on intimidation from us “sickos.”

also, the painted man gives your favorite band a 7/10, or as chet would put it: a c-

what’s in store?
April 30th, 2010

from mike patton to danger mouse to eric clapton, there’s a long tradition of rotating nomme de plumes in rock ‘n’ roll. seems many artists can’t put out a new release apart from a new identity…and very few take the time to collect their works in a single location!

well, check out the new tkc store category to get a taste of every tkc related work that’s out there and edible. hopefully dr. stryker will print some shirts to add to it real soon…hopefully.

be our fans
November 29th, 2009

we now have a facebook page loaded with music, our music videos, photos, and more. enjoy!

who will wiki?
July 16th, 2009

as you know, we’ve had two articles published about us:

this means we qualify to have a wikipedia article about us! the only problem is, we can’t write it ourselves.

so who will be the first to start our wikipedia page? the process is simple:

  1. visit
  2. click Start the Tow knee chavez article
  3. start typing info about us that you read in those two articles, but don’t plagiarize!
  4. remember to list the articles as your source at the bottom of the page so it doesn’t get deleted
  5. publish your work
  6. let us know you’ve begun so we can give you credit and maybe even a little something to say thanks!

thanks in advance for advancing the tow knee chavez kingdom.

great news!
April 1st, 2009

tow knee chavez has been chosen to portray the ramones in the upcoming ramones biopic! through the magic of computer technology, we’ll each be playing multiple ramones in order to tell the complete story. the nemesis has been cast in the role of joey and original drummer/longtime producer tommy. similarly, dr. stryker will be playing johnny, dee dee, longtime drummer marky, and fanboy turned dee dee replacement c jay.

supporting roles include samuel l. jackson as label owner seymore stein, christopher walken as danny fields, cbgb’s own hilly kristal as himself, steve buscemi as the band’s artistic director arturo vega, joan jett as dee dee wife barbara, lindsey lohan as joey temptress/johnny wife young linda and introducing barbara bush as old linda. a director has yet to accept the project, however filming is scheduled to take place this summer with an anticipated release of early april, 2010.

hitt music group (aka song placements) is a parasite
March 10th, 2009

in october 2008, we got a myspace message from a scout named cori concerning a potential placement of one of our songs.  we responded, but instead of a cori, someone named lisa repola called us.  once we found out that they wanted four hundred bucks just for the referral and have no financial return if they do connect us with listeners, we bailed.

on feburary 17, 2009, we got this email:

Hey Nathan,

I still haven’t forgotten about your music and I think it’s perfect for some of the projects we currently have going on.

If you have any other questions or want to find out about some of our current projects we can submit your music for, please don’t hesitate to contact me at 323-230-9276 or email me back at this address.

I look forward to working with you!

Bella Week

7624 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles CA, 90046

here’s our reply:

hey bella,

i don’t really buy that you’re interested in my music.  last time, i chatted with someone claiming her name was lisa repola, before that you were cori the scout, and now you’re bella and you claim you haven’t forgotten about my music.  uh huh…

if you were really interested in selling me on the ability of your company to pair me with outlets that might get potential fan’s attention, perhaps you should demonstrate that you’ve taken an interest.  at the very least you could work my band’s name and some descriptive terms of our music into the form letter.  instead i hear that you think our “music” is perfect for your “projects.”  wow, i’m glad you’re such a fan.

demonstrate that your company plans to do more with my $400 than pay drones to spam and scam musicians and you’ll probably get a lot more interest from a much higher breed of artists.  just some unsolicited, professional advice to match your unsolicited attempt at a con.

yours truly,
dr. stryker

of course, she wanted to gain some credibility and have the final word:

I’m sorry to hear that you think that about our company and my intentions in contacting you, Nathan. I was actually hoping to work with you to submit the track, I Never Dared to Dream to this one particular indie film I have been working on this past couple of weeks.
I have taken you off our invitation list, so you won’t be hearing from us again. Sorry for any misunderstandings in the communication you have had with our company.
Good luck,

interesting that it wasn’t until after we expressed our annoyance that she actually made the effort to visit the myspace and spit back the name of the first song on our playlist.

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