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The Dont's and Be Carefuls
Road 34 Bike Bar
Fort Collins, CO
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The Dont's and Be Carefuls
We're a band that isn't afraid to have too much fun.

"The Donts and Be Carefuls (or The DBCs) formed out of necessity in the vacuous town of Greeley, Colorado. Both lead singer Casey Banker and drummer Luke Hunter James-Erickson had played in bands prior, but the idea to do a dance punk band was inspiring to both.

Taking their name from an old motion picture 'Practices and Standards Code,' they quickly found a keyboard player and signed up for the annual Mellow Out show at the University of Northern Colorado. The show was played on a brutally windy day and was plagued by many environmental and technical problems. The crowd was sparse but in the audience future bass player Cody Witsken and Keyboardist Tom Wallingford watched with interest. When it became clear the current keyboardist would not be a permanent fixture, the band enlisted the duos help to fill the gap. It was evident that the addition of the two members strengthened the band's chemistry greatly and both were brought on full time.

With the nucleus intact, the band began booking and playing shows. Their sound has been endlessly debated and compared to the likes of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, The Modern Lovers, The Thermals and Modest Mouse. All great bands to be compared to but the band is still young and has ample time to continue forming their sound.

Currently they play in a variety of venues and locations ranging from bars to small clubs. The biggest break for the band came recently when they won Scene Magazine's 17th Annual Battle of the Bands, garnering them some local recognition and some free studio air time to polish their frantic numbers. Expect an EP and more tour dates very soon." written by Josh Rhoten.



Road 34 Bike Bar
1213 W Elizabeth St
Fort Collins, CO 80521
United States

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Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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