BourbonTheatre.com http://bourbontheatre.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:09:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Casey Donahew Band http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/07/28/casey-donahew-band/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/07/28/casey-donahew-band/#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:21:26 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=9747 Friday, August 22nd
18 and up || $20: Advance || $25: Day of Show

Casey Donahew Band

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If you build it, they will come. This might be the mantra of one of the greatest baseball movies of all time, ‘”Field Of Dreams,” but it’s also a pretty accurate description of the career of Texas music sensation Casey Donahew.

The Burleson native, (with the help of his wife Melinda,) has painstakingly carved out an impressive niche for himself on the country music scene over the past decade, attracting a solid base of loyal fans who flock to his legendary live shows. Building his career from the ground up one show at a time, he’s managed to perform on countless stages night after night in front of thousands, topped the Texas music charts several times, released four albums independently to critical acclaim, and forged a path all his own through the music scene without the aid or muscle of a major record label or power-suit management company. And the release of his latest CD, “Double Wide Dream,” may just push him to heights he never could have imagined when he first plugged in on stage at the Thirsty Armadillo bar back in Fort Worth’s Stockyards in the Fall of 2002, and began constructing his own field of musical dreams.

Though he seems like a born natural when it comes to performing, Casey actually fell into music gradually. He grew up on a farm the first few years of his life and quickly grew to love riding and team roping, a sport he still enjoys today. His grandfather, who loved to play and sing, gave Casey his first guitar growing up, but it wasn’t until college at Texas A&M that he first began to teach himself to play and really focused on writing songs. A big fan of 80’s and 90’s country, Casey had always admired the storytelling in the songs of that period, and when a wild-eyed Oklahoma boy named Garth Brooks began swinging from the rafters and employing all sorts of crazy, rock show antics during his concerts, Casey was immediately hooked.

It was during his college days that Casey also discovered another rowdy artist who was forging his own path across the Lonestar state in a big way, Pat Green. When his fraternity hired Pat to play one of their parties back in those early days, Casey was instantly inspired by Pat’s way with a song and his ability to connect with an audience. “Pat Green was really the guy who started it all for me in college. He just did a great job connecting with fans, and later on when we started playing, we really tried to mirror how he did that. He was one of those guys who I thought was a great entertainer, and really told stories that people wanted to hear and could relate to, and I think that’s what made him so popular.”

Transferring to the University of Texas/Arlington, Casey began traveling around with his girlfriend/future wife Melinda to catch shows by Pat, Randy Rogers, Cross Canadian Ragweed, and other acts who were bubbling up just above the surface on the burgeoning Texas music scene at the time. And it wasn’t long before he was testing the waters himself, playing a regular acoustic gig at Fort Worth bar the Thirsty Armadillo, trying out the songs he’d been writing since high school.

Within a few years Casey had conquered the small club circuit and was packing out larger places like the Fort Worth Horseman’s Club. He released his first independent CD, “Lost Days,” (which included the autobiographical nod to his home turf, “Stockyards,”) and the song quickly became a huge hit for the new band, even among fans who had never visited the Texas city. “Stockyards is one of those songs we started out with. I’ve been to a lot of places, and I’ve never been anywhere quite like the North side of Fort Worth. Its just one of those places…I grew up in all those bars, and there’s such a history down there and it’s something I think everyone can relate to. It’s weird, it seems like we go far from Fort Worth and people still sing that song, it’s one of those things people relate to -- everyone’s got their own Stockyards if you will, their own place they grew up that they remember going to the bars and running the streets and getting into trouble, I guess.”

Around this time, with his wife Melinda spearheading management and booking for the band, Casey impressed the owners of Billy Bob’s enough to land a gig playing the legendary club where he’d attended so many shows as a fan himself. Within two years of his first show there, Casey was drawing nearly 4000 eager fans, and he’s never looked back since.

In 2006 he released a second self-titled CD that included “White Trash Story,” a raucous, redneck story tune that instantly became a fan favorite. He followed that up with a live CD recorded at Bostock’s, (the Stephenville bar that gave Casey one of his first big breaks), then returned to the studio in 2009 to make, “Moving On,” a project described as “rattling, rolling and rumbling like a youthful Robert Earl Keen fronting Reckless Kelly. That project sold an impressive 32,000 copies thanks to his growing legion of fans, as word spread like wildfire among the college crowd about this underground indie sensation. The fans have always been foremost on Casey’s mind as he built his career, and he makes his music with them in mind. For Casey, it’s never been about accolades, or awards, or even major label attention or fawning. It’s simply about the music. And his fans recognize and appreciate that. Taking a page from the live performance playbook of one of his heroes, Pat Green, Casey fuses genuine, honest lyrics with a contagious, take-no-prisoners energy onstage, making sure everyone is along for the ride -- which, more often than not, is a wild one.

His latest studio CD, “Double Wide Dream,” is pretty much right in the wheelhouse of Casey’s previous three…the songs contemplate all the highs and lows of real life, from the heartaches to the belly laughs and everything in between, and the CD is packed full of that unbridled, can-do indie spirit that has rocket-powered his entire career right from the start. From the straight-shooting, hilarity of the leadoff single, “Double Wide Dream,” a redneck’s declaration of love for his hot mess of a wife, to the heartfelt twist of “Give You A Ring,” and the hotter-than-a-jalapeno, Texas-tinged smoker, “One Star Flag,” the tunes on this new CD cover a broad range of material and emotions and showcase a maturity that can only be achieved through lots of living, loving, and losing -- things Casey has no doubt done his fair share of throughout his life and his budding career. And though he can work his way through a tearjerker with the best of ‘em, for Casey, every song doesn’t have to be brain surgery -- it’s OK to laugh and have a good time and let your hair down, as in the case of the hilarious title track, or “White Trash Story II - The Deuce,” a continuation of the tune that has become a fan sensation and instant singalong during his shows.

With the release of what will likely be his biggest album to date, Casey is gearing up for his biggest year ever, playing to packed houses throughout Texas and the Midwest. He’s come a long, long way since those early days on that Armadillo stage, and he still loves to thrill crowds both big and small. But given the choice -- he’ll take the flamethrower approach every time.

And though his dream may soon grow much, much larger than a double wide, and reach heights even he couldn’t have imagined, Casey is quite content with all he’s accomplished thus far in this little career that could. “I don’t see anyone coming to make a deal where we’re gonna change what we do. I’m not sure how far we have left to go, hopefully forever, but you know nothing lasts forever, so I’m always mindful of that and prepared that one day this ride could be over. And I’m pretty proud of everything we’ve accomplished. I hope there’s more, but if it were over tomorrow, I could look at my wife and say I was really proud of everything we’ve accomplished. I’m really excited about this record. I think the songs on here are great, and are a big step forward, and the fans, whatever their expectations are, I hope we blow em away!”

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Fossil Youth // Grey Gordon // Lighthouses http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/07/28/fossil-youth-grey-gordon-lighthouses/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/07/28/fossil-youth-grey-gordon-lighthouses/#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:53:48 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=9742 Monday, October 20th
w/ Fossil Youth, Grey Gordon, Lighthouses
Doors: 7 p.m. || Show: 8 p.m.
$5: 21 and up || $7: 18 and up

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Atticus Presents We Came As Romans: Present, Future, and Past Tour http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/07/25/we-came-as-romans/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/07/25/we-came-as-romans/#comments Fri, 25 Jul 2014 23:25:35 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=9729 Thursday, September 18th
w/ For Today, The Color Morale, Crossfaith, Palisades
Doors: 6:30 p.m. || Show: 7 p.m.
All Ages || $18.50: Advance || $20: Day of Show

Mammoth Live and The Bourbon Theatre present...

We Came As Romans

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Though we've grown as individuals, musicians, and as a band over the years, we have never changed the meaning behind what our band is, and if anything, on this record we found greater meaning and purpose in the message we are trying to send to listeners," explains We Came As Romans' lyricist and guitarist Joshua Moore, in regards to the band's musical evolution. "I think our fans will really understand and see that once they hear the album."

The Detroit, MI-based band will release their third full-length album, Tracing Back Roots, on July 23 via Equal Vision Records.

The eleven track album follows Understanding What We've Grown To Be, which was released in September 2011 and debuted at No. 20 on the Billboard Current Top 200. To date, Understanding What We've Grown To Be and the band's debut-full-length, To Plant A Seed, have sold over 183,000 copies combined. Additional Billboard Chart debut placements for Understanding What We've Grown To Be included: #5 on Top Hard Music, #7 Independent, #10 Top Current Rock, #15 Current Digital, and #21 on the Top 200 Album Chart.

The new album most notably showcases vocalist Dave Stephens in a new light, with the incorporation of his clean singing for the first time ever. In addition to his signature powerful, yet articulate, screams, Stephens now also displays rich melodic tones and gritty textures, that perfectly balances the soaring, smooth croons of co-vocalist Kyle Pavone. Musically the album expands on the anthemic, inspiring quality of the band's recently released single "Hope", offering sweeping guitars interlaced with delicate synth interludes and explosive percussive elements. The resulting album is their catchiest and most universally relatable music to date.

We Came As Romans formed in 2005 and is comprised of Dave Stephens [vocals], Kyle Pavone [vocals], Joshua Moore [lyrics/guitar], Eric Choi [drums], Lou Cotton [guitar] and Andrew Glass [bass].

The band has appeared on the covers of Alternative Press (twice) and Substream Music Press magazines, on the front pages of the NJ Star-Ledger, Asbury Park Press, The Aquarian Weekly, and The Metro (Detroit) newspapers, in exclusive features in Journeys stores and in Hot Topic's back-to-school campaign, and appeared on RollingStone.com, Nikon.com, MTV Buzzworthy Blog, Axe Body Spray Sites, and Sirius XM Liquid Metal.

In addition to their unique sound and positive message, We Came As Romans has become well-known for their impressive commitment to touring. In 2012 the band charged through extensive worldwide touring, including performances in the UK/Europe, Australia, the Philippines, Japan, Russia, North and South America and more, with the likes of The Used, Megadeth, NOFX, Parkway Drive, GWAR, Suicide Silence, August Burns Red, and The Devil Wears Prada. This summer, We Came As Romans will perform on the entirety of the 2013 Vans Warped Tour as a Main Stage artist – their second time on the full tour – with expansive stateside and international touring to follow throughout the fall and winter.

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RL Grime http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/07/22/rl-grime/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/07/22/rl-grime/#comments Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:53:38 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=9719 Saturday, November 22nd
Doors: 8 p.m. || Show: 9 p.m.
$20: Advance || $22: Day of Show

$75: V.I.P.

V.I.P. includes: (30 maximum)
- One general admission ticket
- VIP early entry into the venue
- Exclusive meet & greet with RL Grime
- Personal photograph with RL Grime
- Specially designed RL Grime tour shirt
- Official meet & greet laminate
- Limited availability

The Bourbon Theatre & Rad Kadillac present...

RL Grime

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Gloved Murderess & Occult Movie Premiere http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/07/22/gloved-murderess-occult-movie-premiere/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/07/22/gloved-murderess-occult-movie-premiere/#comments Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:38:19 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=9709 Wednesday, July 30th
Event: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
FREE: 18 and up

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SoMo Presents: The Wide Awake Tour http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/07/21/somo-presents-the-wide-awake-tour/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/07/21/somo-presents-the-wide-awake-tour/#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:12:53 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=9702 Monday, November 10th
Doors: 7 p.m. || Show: 8 p.m.
$20: Advance || $55: Early Entry || $125: VIP

Wide Awake SoMo VIP Meet and Greet Package ($125)
-1 General Admission Ticket
-1 Priority Early Entry Pass
-1 Meet and Greet with SoMo
-1 Autographed Exclusive Tour Poster
-1 VIP Laminate
-1 Ticket to Sound Check (Watch the end of "soundcheck" for an
intimate, 1-song acoustic guitar performance from SoMo with brief Q&A)

Wide Awake SoMo VIP Early Entry Package ($55 + service fees)
-1 General Admission Ticket
-1 Early Entry Pass
-1 Autographed Exclusive Tour Poster
-1 VIP Laminate
-1 Ticket to Sound Check (Watch the end of "soundcheck" for an
intimate, 1-song acoustic guitar performance from SoMo with brief Q&A)

The Bourbon Theatre & 1% Productions present...

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SoMo -- aka Joseph Somers-Morales -- will never forget being on stage as a kid. At six-years-old, he sang at a popular club on historic 6th Street in Austin, TX.

"I was way too young to be in a bar," he laughs.

However, his life took a bit of a detour away from music for quite some time. It certainly loomed in the background, but he had other things on his mind.

"My dad was in a jazz rock band called Duck Soup, and he wasn't always there," admits SoMo. "Because of the lifestyle, I just wanted to grow up, be normal, and have a family. My mom really raised my brother and me. I didn't fight music, but I didn't necessarily embrace it either. I wanted to do my own thing."

Throughout high school in Denison, TX, that's precisely what he did. He played football and hung out with friends, distancing himself from the proverbial "stage" as much as possible. However, in 2009, music called to him in the strangest and most serendipitous way. Receiving a piano from his mom for Christmas, he taught himself how to play by ear and recorded a cover of Chris Brown's "Crawl".

Uploading the performance to YouTube, it soon went viral. With his brother John's encouragement, he teamed up with producer and engineer Cody Tarpley and continued to cut covers periodically over the next year. Prior to the release of Drake's "Take Care" in 2011, he recorded a medley of the entire album and dropped it on the album's release day. That medley would go on to garner over 4 million views, and it started to solidify the SoMo phenomenon.

Throughout 2012, the singer and songwriter began to buckle down and work on his first original music. His efforts in the studio yielded the independent debut mixtape, My Life. A powerful, palpable, and passionate collection, it merged R&B spirit with pop soul, showcasing his dynamic voice and songwriting prowess. Released for free on his birthday September 11, My Life opened up SoMo's world.

"It was important to stand out," he goes on. "On My Life, we implemented different styles to show I could write over any type of music. At the same time, it's a cohesive story about my actual life since I started making music. There are party moments. There's heartbreak. There's love. It's real."

My Life spawned his first hit "Ride". Without any radio support and no label at the time, the track began selling 10,000 digital tracks weekly, while its music video directed by Dan Gotti accumulated over 3 million views. It offered a fitting introduction to SoMo with its sexy hook and slick, soaring, and seductive sound.

"It just happened one night," he remembers. "A girl came over, and I was drinking some red wine. I started playing the piano, and I hit my favorite chord. I wrote the hook right away. I was deeply in love with this girl and the song essentially says, 'I'm going to ride. I'd die for you. My love is forever'. Of course, there is that sexual element though. It's fun."

Simultaneously, SoMo released a cover every single Sunday as part of his "SoMo Sunday" campaign. Speaking directly to his fans, he offered up new music each week, and the series has accrued 50 million-plus views on YouTube.

As "Ride" continued to gain steam, SoMo hit the road for a sold out headline tour. Struck by all of his success, Republic Records reached out and offered him a deal in October 2013. Now, he's prepping his self-titled major label debut for a 2014 release. For the artist, nothing has changed though.

"That's why I'm calling the record 'SoMo,'" he reveals. "That name has been with me for so long. In seventh grade, a girl wrote me a note and called me JoSoMo. I thought it was cool so I made an AIM screen name JoSoMo. All of my football teammates and coaches started calling me SoMo on the field. This is who I am."

Ultimately though, it's his intimate, infectious, and irresistible music that's going to make everyone remember that name. "When I sing, I really mean it," he leaves off. "If I'm singing about a woman in the studio, I sing into the mic like it's her ear. If I'm singing about something sad or happy, I'll put myself in that mood. My music is driven by emotion from the inside. My motto is, "If it sounds good, people will listen."

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Sleepy Kitty http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/07/19/sleepy-kitty/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/07/19/sleepy-kitty/#comments Sat, 19 Jul 2014 18:41:53 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=9698 Monday, August 25th
Doors: 8 p.m. || Show: 9 p.m.
$5: 21 and up || $7: 18 and up

Sleepy Kitty

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What do Pavement, MGM musicals, Robert Rauschenberg, Iggy Pop and Jean Luc Godard have in common? Not much, to most people. But for St. Louis-based duo Sleepy Kitty, all these sublimely weird and seemingly contradictory art forms are source material and inspiration for their sophomore release, Projection Room.

Projection Room is a gorgeous art-punk achievement by the band that sees them creating a cohesive new sound, while still including flagrant waves to their pop culture influences. It’s art-school reference and experimentation with rock instruments and flaming guitar solos, but a musical theater backbone and '60s stacked harmonies. And it's catchy as hell.

Sleepy Kitty began to take shape at the end of 2008, when Evan Sult, who was drumming for Chicago's Bound Stems after an eight-year stint in late-'90s alt-radio band Harvey Danger, met Paige Brubeck at a party. She was studying at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and playing in the all-girl band Stiletto Attack. For a project that originally began as an outlet for the duo to do “weirdo stuff that our own bands weren’t interested in doing,” as Sult says, Sleepy Kitty has quickly become a full-fledged enterprise. Based out of their self-described “art castle,” a studio space in the middle of Cherokee Street in St. Louis, MO, Sleepy Kitty is a multimedia project: the two collaborate professionally on music, rock posters, album artwork, and fine art together. It’s this space that has birthed two Sleepy Kitty EP releases and a debut LP, Infinity City (2011), and is home to a blossoming art and graphics project under the same name.

The band is gaining momentum at an incredible pace, securing awards as Best Indie Band several years running in the Riverfront Times, St. Louis' weekly paper, and scoring support slots for the likes of Deerhoof, Best Coast and Jeff The Brotherhood, as well as performances at LouFest and Middle of the Map Fest in both 2012 and 2013. With Paste Magazine calling their 2011 release “spectacularly catchy,” with “just enough cute...combined with distorted rock and a heavy drum beat,” 2014’s Projection Room is a natural step forward for the duo, and is their own garage-pop dream.

From the found-sound snippet of "(Opening Scene)" to the glittering vocal harmonies of first single "Don't You Start" to the French-pop ye-ye kicks of "Nothing = You," Projection Room quickly establishes a brashly cinematic scope. "What Are You Gonna Do When You Find Bigfoot?" poses a frank question to Sasquatch hunters everywhere (as well as anyone chasing a dubious dream), and "The Hoax" builds from sunny day to sudden summer storm as Brubeck whips up some righteous anger over a disappointing relationship.

But the cameras really start to dolly for the sprawling, epic centerpiece "Godard Protagonist Inflection," a song inspired by Brigitte Bardot's doomed character in Jean Luc Godard's 1963 stunner Contempt. “There's so much space and emotional tension throughout the film, you want to intervene and help these two characters communicate with each other,” says Brubeck. “The track is a musical interpretation of the film. It was a beast to record, but one of the tracks that we're most proud of.”

Sleepy Kitty's conversational interaction with film, radio, and visual art across the decades is the key to Projection Room. “The Agony and Ecstasy of Mike Daisey” reflects on a painfully awkward episode of NPR's This American Life, a show the band listens to faithfully. “All I Do Is Dream of You” updates a 1934 song from the classic musical Singin’ in the Rain with a sweetly bright surf rock vibe, and "Batman: The Ride" is a funny, poignant recreation of the long, long wait for the Six Flags ride, with some unexpected details.

Closing track and second single “Hold Yr Ground” is a true story about St. Louis, that begins with a message from the band to the unknown dude who stole their first tour van. “St. Louis is an amazing, beautiful and unique city," says Brubeck, "and it also turned out to rougher than I thought it was.” The track is a fitting end to the record, an anthemic ode to the town and the street that has shaped them.

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The Lonely Biscuits http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/07/18/the-lonely-biscuits-2/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/07/18/the-lonely-biscuits-2/#comments Fri, 18 Jul 2014 18:36:57 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=9691 Friday, September 12th
w/ A Ferocious Jungle Cat
Doors: 8 p.m. || Show: 9 p.m.
18 and up || $12: Advance || $15: Day of Show

The Lonely Biscuits

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The Lonely Biscuits, formerly known as Gravy and the Biscuits have been together since September of 2011. Founding members Grady Wenrich and Sam Gidley were random roommates at Belmont University, in Nashville, where they started jamming and making music out of their dorm room. John Paterini, current lead singer of the band came into the picture in September after hearing some of their tunes from his dorm room across the hall. Then, two months later, Nick Byrd joined the band as an official biscuit playing bass guitar. Blending soul, funk, and pop with rap; The Lonely Biscuits have created a unique sound that has appealed to a wide array of people. The Lonely Biscuits have toured the country playing at universities, festivals, and clubs, gaining dedicated fans everywhere they go. The band was recently named mtvU’s first ever “College Artist of The Year”, and traveled to Austin, TX, to perform at the mtvU Woodies Festival at SXSW. The band has independently released three EPs. Their latest EP “A Girl Named Destiny”, charted on Billboard’s Regional Heatseekers Chart, and gained national coverage from numerous notable music blogs and magazines. The Lonely Biscuits continue to write, record, and perform new music that can relate with anyone, and they will continue to share it with as many people as possible.

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Jerry Garcia Birthday Bash http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/07/17/jerry-garcias-birthday-bash/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/07/17/jerry-garcias-birthday-bash/#comments Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:58:49 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=9688 Friday, August 1st
w/ The Jerry Pranksters, The Midland Band
Doors: 6:30 p.m. || Show: 7:30 p.m.
$6: 18 and up

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Luke Jenson’s Birthday Show http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/07/16/luke-jensons-birthday-show/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/07/16/luke-jensons-birthday-show/#comments Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:17:08 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=9682 Friday, August 15th
w/ $pencelove, JMNM, Audbawl, Realeyez
Doors: 8 p.m. || Music: 9 p.m.
$3: 21 and up || $5: 18 and up

All proceeds go to the Lincoln Public Schools music program.

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Lighthouses / Better Friend / Arkham / The Easy Mark http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/07/16/lighthouses-better-friend-arkham-the-easy-mark/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/07/16/lighthouses-better-friend-arkham-the-easy-mark/#comments Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:09:09 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=9679 Wednesday, August 6th
Doors: 8 p.m. || Show: 9 p.m.
$5: 21 and up || $7: 18 and up

 

Lighthouses

Better Friend

Arkham

The Easy Mark

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WORLDfusion International ft. RMV & DJZION http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/07/16/the-meditation-band/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/07/16/the-meditation-band/#comments Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:01:41 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=9677 Sunday, August 3rd
w/ RMV, DJZION
Doors: 8 p.m. || Show: 9 p.m.
$5: 21 and up || $7: 18 and up

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Grieves: A Different Kind of Wild Tour http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/07/15/grieves-a-different-kind-of-wild-tour/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/07/15/grieves-a-different-kind-of-wild-tour/#comments Tue, 15 Jul 2014 20:26:06 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=9670 Tuesday, October 14th
Doors: 8 p.m. || Show: 9 p.m.
18 and up || $12: Advance || $15: Day of Show
Tickets On-Sale Friday, July 18th @ 10 a.m.

Grieves

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Seattle rapper Grieves returns to deliver his fourth studio album, Winter & The Wolves, on Rhymesayers Entertainment. The insatiable, devil-may-care MC is well known for his meticulous exploration of life, love and loss, through a unique medley of hip-hop and soulful music. Together with B. Lewis, Grieves created 14 new tracks, combining organic pianos and guitars with boisterous synthesizers, to paint a colorful backdrop for his unique blend of rapping and singing.

A reflection on growth and maturity, Winter & The Wolves is about the instinctual fight for survival. It’s about suddenly finding that you’re all alone, facing countless hindrances to your livelihood, and having the courage to overcome them all. Tackling difficult obstacles like addiction and heartbreak, Grieves wrestles with the realization that life doesn’t get any easier as you get older. His signature combination of humor and gloom culminate to depict the struggle of a man’s inner turmoil between abandoning the dreams of his youth, and carving out a new path for himself in this world.

Grieves emerged in 2007 with his independently released album, Irreversible, which served as a platform for several years of touring with some of indie-rap’s finest; Atmosphere, Macklemore, P.O.S, Brother Ali, Cunninlynguists, and more. He didn’t achieve national acclaim until his debut on Rhymesayers in 2011, with the album Together/Apart, which hit #1 on the Billboard Heatseeker’s Chart, and #106 on the overall Billboard Top 200 chart. Since then, he’s been touring non-stop, headlining multiple national tours with sold-out rooms across the country.

Winter & the Wolves will be supported by full North American and European tours, with a re-developed live show including expanded band and light performances. As Grieves prepares to turn up the heat in 2014, don’t find yourself left alone in the cold.

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Machine Gun Kelly (MGK) http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/07/15/machine-gun-kelly-mgk/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/07/15/machine-gun-kelly-mgk/#comments Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:56:09 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=9660 Sunday, October 19th
Doors: 7 p.m. || Show: 8 p.m.
ALL AGES || $35: Advance || $40: Day of Show

MGK EST 4 LIFE: Fans Only Tour

Machine Gun Kelly (MGK)

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Richard Colson Baker (born April 22, 1990), better known by his stage name Machine Gun Kelly (or MGK for short), is an American rapper from Cleveland, Ohio, signed to Bad Boy and Interscope Records. His stage name was given for his rapid-fire lyrical flow and is a reference to notorious criminal George "Machine Gun Kelly" Barnes. He rose to fame after releasing his first four mixtapes, Stamp Of Approval (2006), Homecoming (2008), 100 Words and Running (2010), and Lace Up (2010). In August 2011, MGK secured a recording contract with Interscope and Bad Boy Records, after a meeting with Jimmy Iovine and Sean "Diddy" Combs. In mid-2011, MGK signed a deal with Young and Reckless Clothing.

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Styrofoam Sanchez http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/07/08/styrofoam-sanchez/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/07/08/styrofoam-sanchez/#comments Tue, 08 Jul 2014 18:26:07 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=9636 Tuesday, August 19th
w/ PLACK BLAGUE
Doors: 8 p.m. || Show: 9 p.m.
$5: 18 and up

Styrofoam Sanchez

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Styrofoam Sanchez is a post industrial, mobile sound and sculptural installation of the personification of the plastic island in the pacific gyre. Spawning from a hybrid of human DNA and trash. Sanchez is a dystopian amalgamation of the magnification of failed civilizations, spliced rogue technologies gone awry spawning dark pulses of technological neurosis and inter special psychosis. When fish put fin to sand then you'll understand why fish carry guns.

Styrofoam Sanchez represents the last molecule before total conversion of humans into futuristic trash receptacles. Human your skull will be in a museum. Styrofoam Sanchez is represented exclusively through RATSKIN RECORDS, and will be conducting a full United States tour from August 16th-September 16th 2014 in support of a 12'' LP / DVD / book project, titled Empire Undewater.

Collaborative projects are in the works with the legendary Bastard Noise upon return from the tour, as well as a gallery installation at the MOCO Gallery in Oakland, CA as well as some other "in the works" works.

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PLACK BLAGUE: Leather Band 7″ Release Party http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/07/08/plack-blague-leather-band-7-release-party/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/07/08/plack-blague-leather-band-7-release-party/#comments Tue, 08 Jul 2014 18:07:41 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=9632 Saturday, July 19th
w/ Rich White Gorlz, Darren Keen
Doors: 8 p.m. || Show: 9 p.m.
$5: 18 and up

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Theory of a Deadman // Black Stone Cherry http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/07/07/theory-of-a-deadman-black-stone-cherry/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/07/07/theory-of-a-deadman-black-stone-cherry/#comments Mon, 07 Jul 2014 17:53:53 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=9613 Thursday, September 4th
w/ 3 Pill Morning
Doors: 6:30 p.m. || Show: 7:30 p.m.
All Ages || $26: Advance || $30: Day of Show

The Bourbon Theatre & Mammoth Live present...

Theory of a Deadman

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Theory of a Deadman is a Canadian rock band from Delta, British Columbia, formed in 2001. The band is currently signed to Roadrunner Records as well as 604 Records. The band also includes traits of other music styles, such as country and acoustic, as well as their post-grunge and alternative rock base. So far, they have a total of seven top 10 hits on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, including two No. 1 hits, "Bad Girlfriend" and "Lowlife".

Black Stone Cherry

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Black Stone Cherry is an American rock band, formed in 2001 in Edmonton, Kentucky. They are signed to Roadrunner Records. The band consists of Chris Robertson (lead vocals, lead guitar), Ben Wells (rhythm guitar, backing vocals), Jon Lawhon (bass guitar, backing vocals), and John Fred Young (drums, backing vocals). Black Stone Cherry have released four studio albums: Black Stone Cherry (2006), Folklore and Superstition (2008), Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (2011) and Magic Mountain (2014), as well as three EPs, and have charted eight singles on the US Mainstream Rock Tracks charts.

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Matt Awtry Birthday Bash http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/07/07/matt-awtry-birthday-bash/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/07/07/matt-awtry-birthday-bash/#comments Mon, 07 Jul 2014 17:24:18 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=9591 Saturday, August 2nd
w/ DFM, Cake Eater, Audbawl, Realeyez
Doors: 8 p.m. || Show: 9 p.m.
FREE: 21 and up || $5: 18 and up

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Maha Showcase http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/07/07/maha-showcase/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/07/07/maha-showcase/#comments Mon, 07 Jul 2014 17:14:58 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=9585 Wednesday, July 23rd
w/ A Ferocious Jungle Cat, blet, Bogusman
Doors: 7 p.m. || Show: 8 p.m.
FREE: 18 and up

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EZRA http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/07/03/ezra-2/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/07/03/ezra-2/#comments Thu, 03 Jul 2014 20:48:51 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=9600 Saturday, August 16th
w/ Dead Echoes, Violent Death Equipment
Doors: 7 p.m. || SHow: 8 p.m.
All Ages || $5: Advance || $10: Day of Show

EZRA

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EZRA is Nebraska's longest running death metal band. With nearly 20 years of crushing the Nebraska metal scene and throughout the midwest. Have shared the stage with such bands as: Master, Pentagram, Deicide, Gwar, Wasteoid, Goreaphobia, Millions of Dead Cops, Voetsek, L.A. Guns, Order From Chaos, Dirtfedd, Drain STH, Puddle of Mudd, Questions...and tons more.

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Angel & the Devils // Bloodrail // Drunken Text http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/07/03/angel-the-devils-bloodrail-drunken-text/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/07/03/angel-the-devils-bloodrail-drunken-text/#comments Thu, 03 Jul 2014 20:39:10 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=9598 Wednesday, August 20th
Doors: 5 p.m. || Show: 6 p.m.
ALL AGES || $5: 21 and up || $7: Under 21

Angel & the Devils

Bloodrail

Drunken Text

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Stanley and the Search http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/07/03/stanley-and-the-search/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/07/03/stanley-and-the-search/#comments Thu, 03 Jul 2014 20:28:59 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=9593 Wednesday, August 13th
w/ No Tide
Doors: 7 p.m. || Show: 8 p.m.
18 and up || $5: Advance || $7: Day of Show

Stanley and the Search

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“Why keep singing if the song is dead?” Stanley And The Search singer Dominic Padilla prods the listener in the closing track to their second LP Weightless. The 5-piece indie/punk band hailing from Los Angeles, CA has been making waves since their inception in 2011, and their songs are very much alive and well. Touring constantly and consistently, SATS have made a name for themselves through their rugged tour schedule and relentless love for the road.

Dominic says, “We’ve made it a point to be honest and true to ourselves during the tenure of this band and we will continue to do what we do regardless of what the trends are.” Dominic continues, “If we’re about one thing…it’s solidarity.” Dominic’s honesty comes across perfectly on songs such as the guitar and vocal ballad “Dust You Off” or the emphatic closer “Sinking Feeling.”

Their latest release Weightless is a re-mastered version of their first EP “Weight” with 3 bonus songs. Weightless will drop on July 15th via Take This To Heart Records on vinyl and digitally. SATS are equally for fans of Polar Bear Club and Citizen as they are for Hot Water Music and The Loved Ones. Aggressively beautiful vocals sung over churning guitars and pulse-pounding drums, a mish-mash of late 90’s punk and newer style emo-punk sewn together into a patchwork quilt that can keep you warm on the coldest of nights.

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Roar! w/ Anthem (Plan 9 & Static) http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/07/03/db-night/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/07/03/db-night/#comments Thu, 03 Jul 2014 20:16:44 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=9589 Wednesday, July 30th
w/ Senseone, Moeglie, NU:Clear w/ MC ADB
Doors: 9 p.m. || Show: 10 p.m.
FREE: 21 and up || $5: 18 and up

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Open Decks http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/07/03/open-decks-12/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/07/03/open-decks-12/#comments Thu, 03 Jul 2014 20:12:25 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=9587 Thursday, July 24th
Doors: 9 p.m. || Show: 10 p.m.
FREE: 21 and up || $5: 18 and up

Featuring:

- House Kats
- Gunter
- Dojorok - Juan
- Will Gleason

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Justin Townes Earle http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/07/01/justin-townes-earle/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/07/01/justin-townes-earle/#comments Tue, 01 Jul 2014 18:47:35 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=9578 Friday, September 26th
w/ American Aquarium
Doors: 7 p.m. || Show: 8 p.m.
All Ages || $18: Advance || $20: Day of Show

Justin Townes Earle

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On a rainy Nashville Thursday last October, Justin Townes Earle leapt onstage at the famed Ryman Auditorium to accept the 2011 Americana Music Award for Song of the Year. The triumphant evening capped a turbulent twelve months for the gifted young musician categorized by significant hardship as well as notable achievement including debut performances at New York’s Carnegie Hall and on The Late Show with David Letterman.

Just one week later, Earle retreated to the western mountains of North Carolina to record his next album, Nothing’s Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now – an intriguing title given the importance of change in Earle’s approach to art. “I think it’s the job of the artist to be in transition and constantly learning more,” he says. “The new record is completely different than my last one, Harlem River Blues. This time I’ve gone in a Memphis-soul direction.”

Those who’ve followed Earle’s growth since releasing his debut EP Yuma in 2007 won’t be surprised he’s shooting off in another direction. For an artist whose list of influences runs the gamut from Randy Newman to Woody Guthrie, Chet Baker to the Replacements, and Phil Ochs to Bruce Springsteen, categories are useless.

“Great songs are great songs,” Earle says. “If you listen to a lot of soul music, especially the Stax Records stuff, the chord progressions are just like country music. And just like country music, soul music began in the church, so it has its roots in the same place.”

Perhaps then it’s also not surprising Earle chose a converted church in Asheville, NC to record Nothing’s Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now. Recorded completely live (no overdubs) over a four-day period with Harlem River Blues co-producer Skylar Wilson, the album sheds the rockabilly bravado of previous records in favor of a confident, raw, and vulnerable sound. Says Earle, “the whole idea was to record everything live, making everything as real as it could be, and putting something out there that will hopefully stand the test of time and space.”

The result: songs like “Down on the Lower East Side” and “Unfortunately, Anna” are equally timely and timeless. The former finds Earle channeling his Closing Time era Tom Waits while the latter echoes the dirges of Springsteen’s Darkness on the Edge of Town. That said, gentle heartbreakers like the album’s title track and “Am I That Lonely Tonight” are uniquely Earle, solidifying his role as one of this generation’s greatest songwriters.

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