Life's just a gamble----but the guys in Hyde Park Showdown are definitely not afraid to grab the dice, step up to the table, and take their best shot. This group of next-level hustlers has nothing to lose and everything to prove. Founding members Rob Williamson (drums) and Nikkoli Kubena (vox/gtr) had circled each other in Austin’s ‘Red River’ music scene for some time until the summer of 2010 when they decided to put together a band unlike any other in Austin. Stripped down, mean, and hungry—their chemistry was instantaneous. Enter guitarist Jason Soules and bassist Phil “Peanutbutter” Banzhoff—-both seasoned & respected players recruited to elevate the band above the normal Austin mediocrity. With the lineup finally realized and their resolve solidified; Hyde Park Showdown hit the accelerator and threw themselves into an intense 48hr recording session to capture their undeniable chemistry. They caught lightning in a bottle & emerged with music that’s just as cunning & dangerous as the men who forged it. Yes, these are the guys your mama warned you about--but she didn’t know they’d be this good.