Jaw Stamina. Since then, the musicians have stuck to a let’s-have-fun-and-not-get-stressed-out work ethic, which kept them off the road and playing infrequently as they recorded their second project, Social Drinker Fiscal Smoker, a continuation of their good-time musical project. The new album, which Hotel Bar will release on tape at this Marquis date, was recorded by Chris Fogal at Black in Bluhm Music and shows off the act’s increasing musical skill.
Up until 2014, twin brothers Mitch and Brian Leavelle had played in a string of bands that just hadn’t worked out. But failure did not curb their desire to make new music, and nearly three years ago, they formed Hotel Bar, a melodic pop-punk band, with Mitch’s friend Spencer Leighton. Brian writes songs on his acoustic guitar, and Mitch and Leighton arrange them into loud, up-tempo pop-punk anthems. In 2016, the group dropped its first album, an upbeat record called