Laredo Two releases EP ‘Poison II’ at midnight Jan. 20

Flashback Friday: Laredo Two and Spit energize audience at Dec. 11 concert

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Gracie Archibeque

Fans reach out toward lead singer Tyler Ross during fan favorite song “Ketchup.” After the show, the band members said they have never seen energy and emotion like that night. “Something about the story resonates with people, and that connection is such a dream,” Ross said. “The high I get from an engagement like that is enough to fuel an entire year of drive and creative output.”

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With growing anticipation, drummer of band “Spit” Nathaniel Behr practices for soundcheck behind the curtains. The band met around a year ago through mutual friends at the skatepark. Around the same time, the band took off and started playing music together.
(Gracie Archibeque)

 

Shredding on guitar, Nick Jacobs, the guitarist for “Spit,” gets the audience rowdy for Laredo Two’s upcoming set. The crowd mimics the heavy energy shown on stage. “It’s always thrilling to see people come and see the music you’ve created all around,” Jacobs said. “It’s a sick experience.”
(Gracie Archibeque)

 

After a wild performance, drummer Nathaniel Behr and bassist Aaron Martinez of opening band “Spit” greets fans while on stage. They performed at DV8 in Plano, Texas. Later after their set, they join the crowd and mosh with fans. (Gracie Archibeque)

 

Drumming to the band’s latest song Mem’ry, Ben Polanco plays with passion while audience members mosh. The Mem’ry music video previously released Dec. 24, 2022 and the band’s upcoming EP Poison II, is scheduled to release Jan. 20, 2023. (Gracie Archibeque)

 

Playing with passion, bassist Harry Murph moves with the music engaging fans. The crowd of fans was packed wall to wall. “There wasn’t a single song that we looked out at the crowd and didn’t see people singing,” Murph said. “We met lots of beautiful people that night who knew every word.”
(Gracie Archibeque)

 

Fans reach out towards lead singer Tyer Ross during fan favorite song “Ketchup.” After the show, the band agreed they have never seen energy and emotion like that. Something about the story resonates with people, and that connection is such a dream,” Ross said. “The high I get from an engagement like that is enough to fuel an entire year of drive and creative output.”
(Gracie Archibeque)

 

 

Ending the night with a sentimental crowd favorite, “Falling,” Tyler Ross brings out his G&L telecaster “Bowen.” The guitar is named after a young boy who was the son of the owner of Tyler and Ben’s summer camp, and is immortalized on the front of the guitar, which is almost exclusively used to play “Falling.” (Gracie Archibeque)

 

Playing their last song for the evening, Tyler Ross connects with fans singing along to his music. After the show, Ross signed a guitar pick for a fan in the audience. “I loved the intimacy of the space,” opening artist Benjie Behnrman said. “The audience and their energy is really what made it fun.” (Gracie Archibeque)

Who: “Laredo Two” (Tyler Ross, Ben Polanco, Harry Murph) and “Spit.” (Nathaniel Behr, Aaron Martinez, Nick Jacobs)

What: “Laredo Two” plays headlining show with Arlington punk band “Spit.”

When: Sunday, Dec. 11

Where: DV8 in Plano, Texas

What’s next: Laredo Two’s sophomore EP “Poison II” was released at 12 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20 featuring songs, “Never Lets Me Go,” “Don’t Look Back” and “Ill Never Let Go.”