BourbonTheatre.com http://bourbontheatre.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:04:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 …Friends of Delia: A Benefit http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/04/15/friends-of-delia-a-benefit/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/04/15/friends-of-delia-a-benefit/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:01:33 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=9111 Sunday May 4th
w/ The Jerry Pranksters, The Blues Messengers, Cattywhompass, Farther and Sun
Doors: 5 p.m. || Show: 5:15 p.m.
All Ages: Free Will Donation @ Door

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The Booty Clap feat. JSTJR http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/04/13/jstjr/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/04/13/jstjr/#comments Sun, 13 Apr 2014 18:18:23 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=9097 Saturday, May 17th
w/ Brent Tactic, Buckhunter, Audbawl
Doors: 9 p.m. || Show: 10 p.m.
18 and up
$8: Advance || $10: Day of Show

JSTJR

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Dance music’s newest underground star JSTJR is poised to take the mainstage, with more than 3 dozen records released in 1 year and a talent in crafting pop friendly African and Latin-inspired bass music. Pronounced “gesture,” this DJ/producer has quickly become the face of world bass music for some of the most successfully emergent music genres. Mastering twerk, moombahton, and zouk bass, his productions being incredibly diverse and undeniably danceable is what has allowed him to work both nationally and globally in a short period of time. His collaborations with Tropkillaz, Branko, and Charlie Bars, support from Diplo, and a handful of releases coming out on the biggest labels in electronic music, position JSTJR to be the next “it” boy in EDM.

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Sigma Alpha Epsilon presents Kap Slap http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/04/08/sigma-alpha-epsilon-presents-kap-slap/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/04/08/sigma-alpha-epsilon-presents-kap-slap/#comments Tue, 08 Apr 2014 19:24:28 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=9094 Thursday, April 17th
Doors: 8 p.m. || Show: 9 p.m.
$20: 18 and up

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Liquid Grooves Preparty http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/04/08/liquid-grooves-preparty/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/04/08/liquid-grooves-preparty/#comments Tue, 08 Apr 2014 18:00:59 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=9087 Saturday, May 10th
w/ Myth, Natron 88, Kregan, Semtec, and Moeglie the Jungle Bastard
Doors: 8 p.m. || Show: 9 p.m.
FREE: 21 and up || $5: 18 and up

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Mount Salem http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/04/08/mount-salem/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/04/08/mount-salem/#comments Tue, 08 Apr 2014 17:56:32 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=9085 Monday, May 5th
Doors: 8 p.m. || Show: 9 p.m.

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Plack Blague & Pedestrian Deposit http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/04/08/plack-blague-pedestrian-deposit/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/04/08/plack-blague-pedestrian-deposit/#comments Tue, 08 Apr 2014 17:54:23 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=9083 Friday, May 2nd
Doors: 8 p.m. || Show: 9 p.m.
$5: 21 and up || $7: 18 and up

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Tatanka http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/04/08/tatanka/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/04/08/tatanka/#comments Tue, 08 Apr 2014 17:36:52 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=9077 Friday, May 9th
w/ Ro Hempel Music
Doors: 8 p.m. || Show: 9 p.m.
$7: 21 and up || $9: 18 and up

 

Tatanka

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Homegrown in Denver Colorado, Tatanka is a quartet specializing in the sounds of dub, progressive reggae, dancehall, and electro soundscapes. Heavy Caribbean drum and bass grooves provide the pulse for the party as the music invites you to get down and dirty. In March of 2010, this group of Denver dub samurais released their first studio E.P. entitled Sounds in Technicolor. Sounds in Technicolor has reached over 10,000 downloads through Tatanka’s website and social networking sites. The pulsing basslines provided by Tatanka’s Malonestar seem to rock the mind into trance while Champian’s guitar work and The Mexico’s hi-hat, snare and kick drum 4/4 playing styles pepper over the top of the album’s four track’s almost flawlessly. Dub Rock Syndicate recently gave the boys the title “the up and coming kings of dubtronic”.

Tatanka has shared the stage with many major national and international acts that include but are not limited to: Eoto, Slightly Stoopid, The Motet, Easy Star All-Stars, The Black Seeds, John Brown’s Body, The Expendables, Groundation, Iration, Passafire, Stick Figure and more. Tatanka has now been touring for over three years and CHAMPIAN, MALONE★, NASTY NATE, and THE MEXICO are all determined to bring the dub madness to a city near you!

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Justin Ready with Desolate Fields http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/04/08/justin-ready-with-desolate-fields/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/04/08/justin-ready-with-desolate-fields/#comments Tue, 08 Apr 2014 17:22:06 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=9075 Thursday, May 8th
w/ Bogusman, Dirty Talker
Doors: 8 p.m. || Show: 9 p.m.
$5: 21 and up || $7: 18 and up

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Blitzen Trapper http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/04/02/blitzen-trapper-2/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/04/02/blitzen-trapper-2/#comments Wed, 02 Apr 2014 14:08:07 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=9068 Thursday, May 29th
Doors: 7 p.m. || Show: 8 p.m.
18 and up
$14: Advance || $16: Day of Show

Blitzen Trapper

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VII is the seventh record from Blitzen Trapper and their first release for Vagrant Records. Its twelve tracks teem with vivid tales of longing, flight, desperation and redemption, all set in a sonic landscape at once familiar, but also strange and new, like a dream. Without a doubt the culmination of all the group's best work, VII sounds a lot like America.

Blitzen Trapper was founded in Portland, Oregon in 2000 by a group of native Pacific Northwesterners, who played around town endlessly to skeleton crowds and gave away an impressive stream of garage recordings on CDR for years. Then came the Blitzen Trapper record in 2003, and Field Rexx in 2005. But it wasn't until 2007's self- released Wild Mountain Nation made a big splash that they finally hit the road, setting the stage for Furr's release the following year. Powered by its title track and by the G-funk-inflected "Black River Killer" that record became an unlikely hit and the group suddenly found itself on network television and in glossy magazines and astride colossal festival stages. So they released more music, toured the Western world incessantly, got to work with the likes of Wilco, Stephen Malkmus, Guided By Voices and Belle & Sebastian, and slowly became the band they'd always dreamed they would be. Blitzen Trapper are frontman and songwriter Eric Earley, Marty Marquis, Brian Adrian Koch, Michael Van Pelt and Erik Menteer.

VII opens with “Feel The Chill,” a southern adventure complete with a woman in her underwear, deer hunting, and of course drowning at the local bar. Earley takes us down a crooked bend so dark and gloomy you can smell the heat and feel the humidity oppress you. “Each song starts from a small place, a headwater like remembrance and then widens into a song. For instance, that old wreck of a shack buried in evergreen and murky darkness at the bend in the road up on Jackson Hill where we used to drink, never failed to give me a chill driving by in the old Impala for it's implacable mystery,” Earley notes.

Tracks like “Thirsty Man” speak of love in a Dylan-esque fashion where Earley reveals “love like rain falls in the wasteland and slips thru the fingers – for love is a thing that cannot be held, only felt and released”. “Drive On Up” is a soulful, almost bluesy rendition of small town tales of quirkiness. “It seems you're always driving on up to something.” Earley amuses, “into the mountains to see a girlfriend above the reservoir where she lives in a single wide with her mom and a cougar stalks us at fifty yards through the brush, she says to bang sticks but never look it in the eye.”

VII moves effortlessly from track to track, allowing Earley to paint the colorful pictures that play in our head while singing along. “...there are those songs I keep writing over and over again, Ever Loved Once with all its regrets and tragic lost love, Don't be a Stranger its hopeful cousin but they all still point to the same worn out place in the heart of old E. Earley. And hey, we all have that place, that worn spot on the heart like the chew canister circle on the back pocket of blue jeans, or that one shred in the green felt of the table where you ground the stick in too hard... May these songs minister in ways mysterious and eternal, or at least maybe make you shake a hip.“

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Kris Lager Band http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/04/01/kris-lager-band/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/04/01/kris-lager-band/#comments Tue, 01 Apr 2014 20:29:05 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=9064 Saturday, April 26th
w/ Don't Stop Please
Doors: 8 p.m. || Show: 9 p.m.
$7: Advance || $8: Day of Show

 

Kris Lager Band

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Kris Lager Band, the Thrift Store Junkies from the heartland, play soul music and Boogie Trance. With their hot new album ‘Swagadocious’ these self-proclaimed ‘Rock Revivalists’ are quickly spreading their celebrate life mantra to the masses, and blazing a trail that many more are sure to tread and follow.

The Kris Lager Band has spent the better part of ten years on tour honing their sound, style, and message, including backing Mato Nanji, as Indigenous from 2007 to 2009. During that period they were featured on the Vanguard Records release Broken Lands produced by Jamie Candiloro (REM, Willie Nelson, Ryan Adams).

Their new album features living legend Magic Slim on an impromtpu off the cuff track, as well as a polished horn section on five of the cuts. ‘Swagadocious’ marks KLB’s fifth studio album with another to be released this winter/spring entitled ‘Platte River Runaway’ produced by Grammy nominated and international superstar Tab Benoit.

KLB is spearheaded by singer, guitarist, and songwriter Kris Lager, who rips out face melting solos and hypnotic riffs. Jeremiah Weir on keyboards and percussions is the perfect melodic counterpart and always brings the high holiness to the stage. The backbeat of the band is brought to you by freestyle extraordinaire John Fairchild, who has logged seven years with the group and is a tour de force on the kit. Brandon Miller rounds out the ensemble on bass with a solid low end that holds it all together and a high kick Chuck Norris would be proud of.

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Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas @ The Zoo Bar http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/04/01/jessica-hernandez-the-deltas-2/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/04/01/jessica-hernandez-the-deltas-2/#comments Tue, 01 Apr 2014 19:49:38 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=9056 Saturday, July 26th
Doors: 9 p.m. || Show: 10 p.m.
18 and up
$6: Advance || $8: Day of Show

 

Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas

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Life has a way of letting us know what we’re supposed to do and when we’re supposed to do it. We can distract ourselves, but life is persistent. Jessica Hernandez knows that. She knows that no matter what gets in the way, time won’t stop for anyone. Be it struggles or triumphs, Hernandez is ready for whatever, whenever.

This malleability expresses itself in so many facets of Jessica’s life. The first-generation American grew up in and around Detroit. There are few regions more impressing as the nitty-gritty of Rock City and it left its mark on the 25-year-old artist. Her voice is instantly recognizable. Its strength and soul are matched by an honest vulnerability. Whether she is singing heartfelt words about someone that has left this world too early, or belting out a danceable tune through a big smile, Hernandez is unforgettable… especially with the ultra-talented Deltas behind her.

Never one to adhere to norms or outside pressures, Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas have learned lesson after lesson along their rise as one of Detroit’s favorite bands. They’ve honed their craft in sell-out shows and tours than span the nation. It’s easiest to classify Hernandez by seeing the people that come to every show. All races, all ages, all fans of good music.

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Ashdown Forest (Early) http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/04/01/ashdown-forest-early/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/04/01/ashdown-forest-early/#comments Tue, 01 Apr 2014 19:22:01 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=9051 Friday, May 2nd
w/ Black Lighthouse, The Abstract
Doors: 5 p.m. || Show: 6 p.m.
$5: 21 and up || $7: Under 21

Ashdown Forest

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4/20 Variety Show http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/03/30/420-variety-show/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/03/30/420-variety-show/#comments Sun, 30 Mar 2014 19:11:26 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=9037 Sunday, April 20th
w/ Bogusman, Mc Teach, Wet Radio, Jay Say, FEAR SIGHT
Doors: 7 p.m. || Show: 8 p.m.
All Ages
$5: Advance || $6: Day of Show

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Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/03/28/roger-clyne-the-peacemakers/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/03/28/roger-clyne-the-peacemakers/#comments Fri, 28 Mar 2014 19:03:21 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=9028 Friday, May 23rd
Doors: 7 p.m. || Show: 8 p.m.
$18: Advance || $22: Day of Show

Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers

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Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers are musical beacons of the Southwest. Over the last fifteen years, the Arizona-based quartet has delivered vivid lyrics, addictive guitar riffs, and a full-bodied rhythm section on more than a dozen studio and live albums. The Independent marks the group’s newest release and seventh studio effort, which raises a metaphorical glass to the road less traveled and champions the courageous.

After landing in the top ten of Billboard’s Internet Sales Chart for six consecutive albums—all on independent labels and twice at number one—RCPM is poised to lead the charge for a Spanish-infused, roots rock revolution. The band’s annual music festival in Rocky Point, Mexico, known as Circus Mexicus, is a testament to their growing fan base. What began as a rooftop show thrown together with extension cords and wooden palates has blossomed into a pilgrimage that draws thousands of “Peacemakers” to the beach town every June. “There’s something about our music that celebrates what’s uniting versus what’s dividing,” says Clyne.

Irony played an integral role in the creation of The Independent, whose first track emerged from a stifling case of writers block. Armed with his guitar and battling creative blockades, Clyne unleashed the phrase “I ain’t got the words for this” and as a result the first lyrics for the album were realized. “Ain’t Got The Words” leads The Independent, exposing hearty vocal grit and liberating honesty.

The album features guitarist Jim Dalton, bassist Nick Scropos, drummer P.H. Naffah, and Clyne on vocals and rhythm guitar. While Clyne pens the bulk of the Peacemaker’s tunes, a long stretch of Northern California highway set the stage for Dalton’s lyrical debut. Traveling along the Causeway between Sacramento and San Francisco, RCPM’s tour bus came to a screeching halt. “The bus driver screamed back at us and said, ‘Guys I got nothing!’” recalls Dalton. “I grabbed my guitar and started strumming. The words ‘Just another California breakdown’ came tumbling out.”

The inspiration behind Dalton’s guitar-laden, hard luck tune “California Breakdown” remains one of the band’s favorite memories to date. After alerting fans via Facebook to their sidelined 40 ft tour bus, The Peacemakers received more offers for a ride than they could accept. Devout fans piled RCPM’s gear onto a landscape trailer, loaded the musicians into their cars, and headed into the sunset for the San Francisco show.

The title track off The Independent is a representation of the group’s Southwest influences, delivering an instrumental collaboration that evokes desperado imagery and draws inspiration from old west greats like Sons of The Pioneers. Inversely, the track “Geronimo” is a radio-ready anthem that begins with dark undertones and mariachi roots before building into an uplifting call to arms that chides, “Time to sing a new battle cry, get up out of limbo, step into the blue sky, geronimo!”

The reoccurring themes of independence and chance arguably stem from RCPM’s decision to record the album in Naffah’s Somos Studios, which also found the drummer in the role of producer. Clyne is no stranger to Naffah’s talents, as the pair originally began playing together in the celebrated 90’s alt-rock act The Refreshments. Clyne credits Naffah for being a solid component in his 100+ song repertoire.

Riding into the music industry on their own terms has been a longstanding philosophy for the band, and in this case created a sense of freedom that allowed Clyne & company to make an unapologetic album that’s pleasingly rough around the edges. Rich with commanding vocals, melodic bass lines, tambourine, and a hint of keys, The Independent embodies the spirit of RCPM.

“The Independent is a double entendre,” says Clyne. “It represents the solo sojourner, but it also frames the idea of moving forward as a collective group in the name of independence.”

Traveling off the beaten path works to the advantage of Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers. Clyne has successfully spearheaded the production of his own ultra-premium sipping tequila called Mexican Moonshine Tequila, orchestrated an out of country music festival, and guided a band whose fan base has grown exponentially over the last decade. Clyne notes that the lyrics off the track “Right Where We Want ‘Em” sums up the sentiment of The Independent. The song speaks of encouragement and unlikely victory, stating, “Out numbered, out flanked, out muscled, out ranked and out gunned.” Clyne sings, “Take another long trip off a short plank, at a dead run. We got ‘em.”

Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers “got ‘em right where we want ‘em now.”

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Open Decks http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/03/28/open-decks-10/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/03/28/open-decks-10/#comments Fri, 28 Mar 2014 18:45:15 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=9025 Saturday, April 12th
Doors: 8 p.m. || Show: 9 p.m.
FREE: 21 and up || $5: 18 and up

Featuring:

Michael Brown aka LoveLand
Austin VonRentzell aka DJ Beren
Johnny aka JMNM
Lucas Jensen aka Distorted Discantus
Travis Stumpf aka Fresh Perspective

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‘Til The Smoke Clears ft. Stylust Beats http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/03/27/til-the-smoke-clears-ft-stylust-beats/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/03/27/til-the-smoke-clears-ft-stylust-beats/#comments Fri, 28 Mar 2014 01:32:29 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=9019 Saturday, April 19th
Doors: 8 p.m. || Show: 9 p.m.
18 and up
Tickets available @ G&G Smoke Shop
1st Tier: $4.20 || 2nd Tier: $7.10 || 3rd Tier: $10

HighLucyNation, G&G Smoke Shop & The Bourbon Theatre present...

'TIL THE SMOKE CLEARS featuring...

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Starting off as a Hip Hop DJ in 98’, Stylust Beats quickly got into the production game. While spending many years exploring many genres, finding his own sound and honing his craft, Stylust has emerged to be a prominent producer in the bass music scene.

Stylust’s production quality caught on quickly in the Dubstep world catching the eye of BASSNECTAR who asked him to remix his smash tune “COZZA FRENZY” which was released Jan 2009 as part of the Cozza Frenzy remix pack. Since then Stylust has released an EP with MONKEY DUB called the LOOKOUT! EP as well as 2 remix style releases with SIMPLIFY Records. Stylust has also released 4 extremely well received mixtapes in the short time with loads of self-produced exclusives and remixes. You Can hear Stylust’s tunes being played by DJ’s around the world, some of the notables are BASSNECTAR, MAT THE ALIEN, MINNESOTA and countless others.

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Dan Tedesco http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/03/27/dan-tedesco-3/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/03/27/dan-tedesco-3/#comments Thu, 27 Mar 2014 22:43:56 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=9013 Thursday, April 24th
w/ Mike Semrad
Doors: 8 p.m. || Show: 9 p.m.
18 and up: $6 Advance

Dan Tedesco

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Dan Tedesco is the quintessential modern-day troubadour, narrating the American experience in song honestly and intimately, and with a big sound to boot. A solo artist, Tedesco’s stage show is framed by a minimalist production that finds him belting out folk-spiced rockers from behind both acoustic and electric guitars while foot-stomping percussion rounds out many of the arrangements—this is one solo artist who won’t seem out of place on a bill with rock bands. Interludes at the piano lighten the mood a little, but only a little, as the distorted Rhodes and Wurly sounds only contribute to Dan’s stage presence. Overall, you can expect the twang of John Prine, the attitude of Ike Reilly, the picking of Steve Goodman, and shades of Paul Simon. Similarities aside, however, Dan Tedesco is at one extremely talented and intensely original.

On Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 Tedesco released his new full-length, “Death In The Valley”, on which he worked, once again, with Duane Lundy (Shangri-La Productions/Lexington, KY) in the Engineer/Producer chair. Focusing on themes concerning the recession, isolation, identity, control (or a lack thereof), responsibility and most importantly hope, a narrative is carved out and supported by a very organic, stripped-down production touch.

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King of the City ft. Mad Marlon http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/03/27/king-of-the-city-ft-mad-marlon/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/03/27/king-of-the-city-ft-mad-marlon/#comments Thu, 27 Mar 2014 16:15:11 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=9004 Thursday, April 10th
w/ Fam-Mam, Young Bull, and much more
Doors: 8 p.m. || Show: 9 p.m.
$10: 21 and up || $12: 18 and up

Talent Contest Winner will go on tour with HAYSTAK in Bethel, MN on 4/19 and Savage, MN on 4/20. Winner also goes on the next tour mixtape and goes on to the Kong of the City Lincoln Semi-finals. Opening slots are available now by calling 402-304-5206.

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PEGBOARD NERDS http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/03/25/pegboard-nerds/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/03/25/pegboard-nerds/#comments Tue, 25 Mar 2014 19:50:53 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=8994 Saturday, May 3rd
Doors: 8 p.m. || Show: 9 p.m.
18 and up
$15: Advance || $18: Day of Show

Website | Facebook | Youtube

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Say Anything http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/03/25/say-anything-2/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/03/25/say-anything-2/#comments Tue, 25 Mar 2014 19:29:59 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=8989 Tuesday, July 15th
w/ The Front Bottoms, The So So Glos, You Blew It!
Doors: 6 p.m. || Show: 7 p.m.
All Ages
$17.50: Advance || $21: Day of Show
Fan Club Presale: Wednesday, March 26th || On-Sale Thursday, April 3rd

 

Say Anything

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Say Anything has been making odd, unclassifiable indie rock music since they were 14 or 15 years old, playing strangely literate and loud rock, characterized by what one might imagine if Larry David fronted a Fugazi cover band with the members of Queen. Not that that’s a stretch or anything.

Having been birthed from the indie/punk boom of the early twenty-first century, Say Anything rose to prominence with their (oddly) popular record …Is a Real Boy and somehow broke the “pretty boy punk” mold by establishing a career that thrived somewhere between music your pretentious college student of an older brother would like and the loud crap that your little brother uses to annoy him with. Say Anything followed that record up with the equally eclectic and lengthy, In Defense of the Genre and their exceedingly bratty (hopefully in a good way) self-titled LP. Say Anything will release their highly anticipated fourth studio album, Anarchy, My Dear in March 2012 through Equal Vision Records.

All together, those records sold almost half a million copies and were illegally downloaded by even more people, who were too broke to pay for them but still really dug the band. Those listeners did however, care enough to go see Say Anything play, which allowed for them to contribute to a reliably chaotic, cathartic live experience. Say Anything has toured heavily with other weird bands such as Thrice, Manchester Orchestra, mewithoutYou, Saves the Day, Biffy Clyro and Eisley, among many others, and has established themselves as one of the few bands nowadays who end up as sweaty, busted up and bruised after a show as the people who are actually watching them.

After ending a long relationship with the large corporation who put out their records for many years, Say Anything has signed with the aforementioned amazing and independent label, Equal Vision Records – who actually want the band to play whatever they want to play and have it be as neurotic and strange as they want it to be. Say Anything recorded Anarchy, My Dear in August 2011 with Tim O’Heir (the eccentric and brilliant gentleman who produced their first record) and has committed to playing music in this band until they finally, once again, are forced to wear diapers.

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Kevin Gates http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/03/25/kevin-gates/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/03/25/kevin-gates/#comments Tue, 25 Mar 2014 18:57:28 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=8980 Thursday, May 1st
Doors: 8 p.m. || Show: 9 p.m.
18 and up
$25: Advance || $30: Day of Show
** $2 fee for minors at door

Kevin Gates

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The school of hard knocks has been breeding grounds for many of the most talented musicians in history. With the rough and tumble street life playing catalyst for some of the grittiest modern-day blues, much-celebrated artists from B.B. King to the Ohio Players to Lil Boosie have poured their pains, frustrations, accomplishments and celebrations into a universal language.

Reformed Baton Rouge hard head Kevin Gates is one of these extraordinary entertainers. The product of a city commonly known as the “Bloody Sticks,” neither a barrage of would-be assassins’ bullets, the perils of poverty nor even the threat of 30 years behind bars could prevent what was meant to be.

Kevin has come out swinging with five mixtapes, more than a million YouTube.com views for videos “Love You” and “Satellites” and a strong regional following. He has also been courted by several major record labels.

And with the release of his forthcoming mixtape Here You Go Vol. 1, he is well on his way to taking the world by storm.

“My success is not because of nothing that I’ve done. God has blessed me. I was meant to be a star,” says Gates. “I used to tell people I’m a rapper, a street poet but I’m not. I’m a superstar.”

Born into a single-parent household in Baton Rouge, Gates came up like any other child of the ghetto. Surrounded by drugs, gangs and guns as soon as he stepped foot outside his front door as a child, young Kevin faced the allure of breaking the law on a daily basis.

“I came up like a lot of youth in a poverty-inflicted area, looking for love in all the wrong places,” Gates recalls. “It was a lot of crime where I’m from. And I imitated what I saw. I wanted to be like the guy with the money, the cars and the chains.”

Never laying eyes on his biological father until the eighth grade, Kevin’s mother married his stepdad when he was just an infant. The oldest of three children, young Kevin was never treated as equal to his younger siblings.

What kept young Gates on the straight and narrow were the wise words passed down from his grandfather. It was in his grandparents’ home that young Kevin built his own recording studio in middle school. Recording music as a way of channeling his anger, Kevin passed out his own mixtapes in school and around town. Everybody fell in love with his music.

“I always had a love for music,” Kevin insists. “I always knew that music was my gift but I didn’t take it seriously.”

Kevin’s world crumbled, however, when his grandfather died during his ninth grade year. “My grandfather was all I had. Things changed when he passed away,” Kevin explains. “I guess I acted out as a product of being hurt. That was the male structure that I had in my life at the time.”

Heartbroken from the loss, Kevin dove headfirst into the streets and began a downward spiral to self destruction. Between getting shot in the leg and stints in and out of prison, Kevin steadily built his musical fan base with heavily praised mixtapes The Pick of the Litter, Kevin Gates Mixtape, All or Nothing and All In.

“I wasn’t serious about the music at the time, but the streets loved it,” says Kevin. “I just didn’t take it seriously.”

That was until Kevin was caught on the wrong side of the law and convicted of drug and firearm charges in 2009. On lockdown for almost three summers, Kevin was committed to focusing on his music career when his feet touched down in the free world late 2011.

Within a few months of his release, Kevin dropped his long-awaited mixtape Don’t Know What to Call It Vol. 1 earlier this year. And he has had the Internet going crazy with more than one million YouTube.com views for his videos “Love You” and “Satellites.”

“People say jail gave me my focus but it didn’t. I been going to jail since I was 13 and it did nothing but made me wilder,” Kevin insists. “This time when I went in, I picked up the Bible, developed a spiritual relationship with my Creator and came out with a different mindset.”

Strapped with a new lease on life, Kevin keeps his audience fed with the upcoming release of his latest offering Here You Go Vol. 1 set to drop this summer. “The new mixtape is just something for the streets,” says Gates. “They’ve been thirsting for something new and something not watered down. So here you go.”

With the streets standing steadfast behind him, Kevin Gates is sure to revolutionizing rap music. Displaying a style that defies boundaries, he continues to give the world just a taste of what South Louisiana has been grooving to for years.

“My music is incredible,” says Gates. “I don’t know what to call it because I’ve yet to see an artist display the different talents I display or create the different genres that I have created- from the rock and roll to heavy metal to soft rock to rap to country. I display so many styles. That’s why they love me.”

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Linear Symmetry http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/03/25/linear-symmetry-2/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/03/25/linear-symmetry-2/#comments Tue, 25 Mar 2014 18:36:02 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=8975 Friday, April 11th
w/ JMNM and Realeyez
Doors: 8 p.m. || Show: 9 p.m.
$5: 21 and up || $7: 18 and up

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Bunnybrains http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/03/18/bunnybrains/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/03/18/bunnybrains/#comments Tue, 18 Mar 2014 18:12:31 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=8965 Saturday, April 26th
w/ Thundersandwich
Doors: 5 p.m. || Show: 6 p.m.
$5: 21 and up || $7: 18 and up

Bunnybrains

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"Basket Full of Noise" article by Peter Aaron (Chronogram)
says Dan: "Years later, I learned that a lot of the kids secretly respected me for being different, but when I was on these bills with [hardcore crew] Youth of Today or whoever, most of the audience just wanted to kill me.”

"Acid-gobbling psychedelia, performance-art mayhem and an obscure album Matador supposedly released on a dare. These are the planks that build record geeks' wet dreams, and they are all part of the story of Connecticut's Bunny Brains. The band slithered around on its stomach through the '90s.....The Brains picked the ugliest scabs off the Butthole Surfers and ate them with a smile." -Pat Wensink

“Being around Dan is experiential and insightful,” she says. “The Bunnybrains are a mind-child that opened the door to my courage.” -Me’Shell Ndegeocello

"This raving maniac is Dan Bunny, the only omnipresent member of a constantly shifting lineup of drinking buddies.The BunnyBrains are worth checking out if you've never heard them."
–Edward McElvain, The Independent Mind

"You probably can't handle this. Hell, we can't really handle this, but somehow we still love the Bunny Brains to death." -Aquarius Records San Francisco

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BLACK FLAG http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/03/18/black-flag/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/03/18/black-flag/#comments Tue, 18 Mar 2014 17:47:09 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=8957 Saturday, June 14th
Door: 7 p.m. || Show: 8 p.m.
All Ages
$20: Advance || $25: Day of Show
Tickets On-sale Friday, March 21st @ 10 a.m.

 

The Bourbon Theatre & One Percent Productions presents...

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BLACK FLAG is an American band formed in 1976 in Hermosa Beach, CA by guitarist, primary songwriter, and sole continuous member Greg Ginn. Their discography includes seven studio albums and two live albums. The band has released all of their material on Ginn’s independent label, SST Records beginning with 1981’s Damaged. New vocalist, Mike Vallely, who previously sang with the band as a guest vocalist in 2003, and most recently collaborated with Ginn in Good For You (a band they formed together) is the band’s fifth vocalist.

BLACK FLAG is currently recording new material for a future studio release and will be touring throughout 2014 on their VICTIMOLOGY TOUR.

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TINCUP & 2NUTZ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/03/18/tincup-2nutz/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/03/18/tincup-2nutz/#comments Tue, 18 Mar 2014 17:26:22 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=8953 Thursday, April 3rd
Doors: 8 p.m. || Show: 9 p.m.
18 and up
$10: Advance || $12: Day of Show

The Bourbon Theatre $ HighLucyNation present...

TINCUP - Lake Tahoe, NV (www.soundcloud.com/gotincup)

19 year old rising trap star from Nevada. Started playing drums in 6th grade. Moved to making electronic music and has been rising ever since! Going from 700 souncloud fans to over 3500 to now over 18k+ followers…you will not want to miss the freshness this man brings to the table!

2NUTZ - Ft. Collins/Loveland, CO (www.soundcloud.com/2nutz)

2NUTZ is a collaboration of lazer technicians kLL sMTH and Atomic Reactor. Their mission is to create a unique, uplifting, high energy experience that always leaves you wanting more. 2NUTZ will launch you to a new planet whose inhabitants live in a spacious atmospheric environment and survive solely on low end frequencies and roaring synth lines. Not only do these two display amazing talent and dedication as a duo, they also excel in their trade individually. Together, and through their solo projects, they have taken the bass music world by storm with releases on Simplify, Adapted, Muti Music, Street Ritual, Gruntworthy, and Prime Dub!

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