Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:59:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Weldon Keys Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:33:44 +0000 aaron Friday, November 21st
w/ Cupcake
Doors: 8 p.m. || Show: 9 p.m.
$5: 21 and up || $7: 18 and up

Weldon Keys

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HLN10 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:08:32 +0000 aaron Thursday, November 13th
Doors: 7 p.m. Show: 8 p.m.
18 and up
$15: GA Advance || $30: All Access Advance || $60: All Access 3 Day Pass

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HLN10 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:05:11 +0000 aaron Friday, November 14th
Doors: 7 p.m. Show: 8 p.m.
18 and up
$20: GA Advance || $30: All Access Advance || $60: All Access 3 Day Pass

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HAYSTAK Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:11:38 +0000 aaron Tuesday, November 11th
w/ Jelly Roll, Underdawgs Music, Fam-Man
Doors: 8 p.m. || Show: 9 p.m.
18 and up || $25: Advance || $30: Day of Show

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At the Gates with Converge & Vallenfyre Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:06:47 +0000 aaron Saturday, April 4th
The Decibel Magazine Tour ft. At the Gates
w/ Converge, Vallenfyre
Doors: 6 p.m. || Show: 7 p.m.
ALL AGES || $25: Advance || $28: Day of Show
Tickets On-Sale Friday, October 24th

1% Productions & The Bourbon Theatre present...

At the Gates

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At the Gates is a Swedish metal band from Gothenburg, and a major progenitor of the melodic death metal (or Gothenburg death metal) sound. Initially active from 1990 to 1996, the band reformed in 2007 for a reunion tour before breaking up once again in 2008. However, they reformed for a second time in December 2010, and have since continued to perform live. The band released At War with Reality, their first album in 19 years, in late 2014.

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Shaman’s Harvest Tue, 14 Oct 2014 20:07:05 +0000 aaron Sunday, November 16th
w/ Save the Hero, Laughing Falcon
Doors: 7 p.m. || Show: 8 p.m.
$5: 21 and up || $7: 18 and up

Shaman's Harvest

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Deep inside Missouri’s capital city, you will find one of the most amazing bands to emerge from the Midwest. This 5-piece features Nathan “Drake” Hunt on vocals, Josh Hamler on guitar, bassist Matt Fisher, Derrick Shipp on lead guitar and Joe Harrington on drums. Together, they have formulated their own unique mix of modern and classic rock with a southern twist that has energized fans across the nation.

Shaman’s Harvest has successfully endured a long journey and cultivated a large national fan base. “Dragonfly,” from the album SHINE, truly showcased their unique ability to create a dynamic original sound. Their debut single from the critically acclaimed album landed on both the Billboard Active Rock (#13) and Heritage Rock (#9) charts and set the boys up to be one of the biggest truly independent rock bands of today. This brought on national tours with Adelitas Way, Puddle of Mudd, Black Stone Cherry, AC/DC, and not to mention the largest of national festivals. The band’s hard work and dedication to touring catapulted them into the spotlight and opened doors to many opportunities including professional sports teams, WWE wrestlers, and movie soundtracks using Shaman’s Harvest songs.

Spending most of 2012 in the studio, Shaman’s Harvest continues to forge ahead with their Fifth full-length album titled “Smokin Hearts & Broken Guns” due for release late summer 2014 featuring “Dangerous” as the first single. In support of the new album, Shaman’s Harvest will be hitting the road in 2014 bringing thier unique style of Rock n Roll to a venue near you.

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Bourbon’s Scary Skeleton Soiree Wed, 08 Oct 2014 17:31:26 +0000 aaron Saturday, November 1st
Doors: 9 p.m. || Show: 10 p.m.
$8: 21 and up || $10: 18 and up || $5: 18 and up w/ costume

G&G and The Bourbon Theatre present...


featuring DJs:



Trill Ferrell

String Theory Music

Plus special lighting design by Temperature0 Productions aka Craig Mustard!!!

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EYEHATEGOD Tue, 07 Oct 2014 17:53:55 +0000 aaron Monday, November 17th
w/ Today Is The Day, Vickers, Feral Hands, Gordon Shumway
Doors: 7 p.m. || Show: 8 p.m.
$15: Advance || $18: Day of Show

Black Heart Booking & The Bourbon Theatre presents...


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Jimmy Bower - Guitar
Brian Patton - Guitar
Gary Mader - Bass
Joey LaCaze - Drums
Mike IX Williams - Vocals

EYEHATEGOD (also known as EHG) is an American band from New Orleans, founded by Jimmy Bower and a different line up in 1988. Soon after the group formed, Mike IX Williams became the 2nd vocalist and Joe LaCaze became the 2nd drummer, followed by Brian Patton on guitar. The band solidified in sound and style except for a revolving bassist position. Gary Mader joined in that capacity for a Japanese tour in 2002 and has remained there ever since.

As one of the most influential bands to come from NOLA, they have noted Black Flag, The Melvins and Black Sabbath as a domineering and significant influence to their sound today.

That combined with the sound of Southern Rock, Blues riffs and Hardcore Punk has made EYEHATEGOD one of the most reputable and distinctive bands ever, even defining a brand new genre now known as Sludge, though the band strays away from being labeled as such.

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Tech N9ne Mon, 06 Oct 2014 15:22:34 +0000 aaron Sunday, November 23rd
Doors: 7 p.m. || Show: 8 p.m.
18 and up || $35: Advance


Tech N9ne

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Some artists get writers block, but for Tech N9ne, the ideas keep flowing.

That’s why, more than a decade after he released his first nationally-distributed album, the pioneering Kansas City rapper decided to call his forthcoming studio album Something Else.

“After all this music, you have the nerve to say to the world that you have something else other than what we’ve heard already, that’s cocky,” Tech N9ne says. “I knew going into this album that it was going to have to be totally something else beatwise, contentwise and featurewise. I went in on a lot of stuff.”

Tech N9ne delivers on his goals throughout Something Else, a rousing collection that takes listeners on an epic journey through Fire, Water and Earth sections of the album, a formatting tactic Tech N9ne also employed on his landmark Anghellic album in 2001 and his Everready [The Religion] album in 2006.

“Straight Out The Gate” kicks off the intense Fire section of the album. Featuring System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian, the song has political and religious overtones while highlighting both Tankian and Tech N9ne’s talents. “Serj, he’s a guy that takes chances with music and sounds and fuses them together and that’s how I feel about my hip-hop music,” Tech N9ne says. “Our being on a song together, that’s one of the biggest things that could happen. That’s why I put it first on the album.”

From there, Tech keeps the intensity level sky-high with “B.I.T.C.H.,” an acronym for “Breaking Into Colored Houses,” a cut about his interaction with his black fans. “Love 2 Dislike Me” discusses the aftermath of a relationship gone sour, while “Fortune Force Field” explains how certain people are trying to keep Tech N9ne from enjoying all the fruits of his musical labor. Then there’s “I’m Not A Saint,” Tech N9ne’s latest look at his Evil Brain Angel Heart persona.

Tech N9ne embraces such personal, evocative subject matter because it is an innate part of his artistry. “The reason I opened up on this album is because throughout my career, all I’ve been doing is being inside out, being an open book,” he says. “Since the album is called Something Else, I have to let certain things loose that I otherwise wouldn’t let loose.”

The same logic applies to “Fragile,” a fierce collaboration with Kendrick Lamar, ¡Mayday! and Kendall Morgan. Here, the artists blast uninformed critics who lack the perspective and qualifications to fully and accurately evaluate their craft. Tech N9ne also introduces spirited newcomer Angel Davanport on “Priorities,” which also features Game.

As the Water section of the album arrives, the selections become calmer, if only thematically. “Dwamn” introduces the album’s first party vibe, while “So Dope (They Wanna)” with Wrekonize, Snow Tha Product and Twisted Insane, is the latest of Tech N9ne’s posse cuts highlighting rappers who excel at rapid-fire rapping, or chopping. “See Me,” with Wiz Khalifa and B.o.B., showcases Tech N9ne’s ability as an independent artist to conceive and execute independent albums with major label artists and with a major label feel. That’s also why this song’s lyrics focus on people overlooking Tech N9ne’s remarkable achievements – that he’s sold more than 2 million units independently, developed into to one of music’s most dependable touring artists and that he’s built Strange Music into one of rap’s most successful imprints from his hometown of Kansas City.

As Something Else advances to the Earth section, Tech N9ne focuses on topics he hopes will make the world better. “That’s My Kid,” with CeeLo Green, Big K.R.I.T. and Kutt Calhoun, for instance, finds Tech N9ne contemplating the recent rash of school shootings and realizing how fortunate he is that his children did not make some of the mistakes that he did as a child. “I was just sitting up one day looking at all these kids that do these heinous things, these horrible things,” Tech N9ne says. “I’m lucky that my son didn’t latch on to the Blood gang nonsense that I grew up doing. He latched on to music and now he wants to rap. I’m blessed. I have to rejoice.”

Tech N9ne also rejoiced on the career-defining song “Strange 2013,” his collaboration with The Doors. Tech N9ne named his Strange Music label with partner Travis O’Guin after the icon rock group’s songs “Strange Days” and “People Are Strange.” As a black fan of rock and rap growing up in Missouri, Tech N9ne grew up thinking he was “strange”. Getting to work with the surviving members of The Doors on “Strange 2013,” a reworking of “Strange Days,” is one of the proudest moments of his groundbreaking career.

“If it wasn’t for their fusion of music, I would have never told Travis I wanted to call the joint venture that we have Strange Music,” Tech N9ne explains. “That’s why ‘Strange 2013’ meant so much to me. Now, when I listen to it, I smile, like, ‘I did that.’ They’re the ones that inspired me. It’s the thing keeping me alive and putting my kids through college, because I was a Doors fan.”

Today, millions of people are Tech N9ne fans. He became known as an innovative rapper in the 1990s because of his trendsetting ability to rap at breakneck speed, to rap backwards and, soon thereafter, to also deliver riveting personal songs that examined his own inner demons, as evidenced throughout such memorable cuts as “Tormented” and “Real Killer.” In the 2000s, Tech N9ne hit the road relentlessly, becoming one of rap’s premier touring acts.

With 2012’s “Hostile Takeover 2012 Tour,” Tech N9ne holds the title of headlining the longest continuous tour in rap history. Even with all these accolades and the impressive list of artists Tech N9ne features on Something Else, he sounds as fresh and hungry as he did when he first started releasing music commercially more than a decade ago. “I’ve got a chip on my shoulder,” Tech N9ne says. “I’ve still got a lot to prove. That’s why I still rap so hard. I’m always trying to get better and better. I’m not softening it.”

That, in and of itself, is Something Else indeed.

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Halloween at The Bourbon Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:41:19 +0000 aaron Friday, October 31st
w/ FREAKABOUT!, Thirst Things First, Spooktacular Aerial Carnevil
Doors: 9 p.m. || Show: 10 p.m. || 18 and up
$5: Advance || $8: Day of Show w/Costume || $10: No Costume

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Lincoln Calling Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:03:24 +0000 aaron Year 11 is upon us! There's a lot going on in Lincoln the week of LC this year, so we're staying pretty relaxed with the number of overall bands this year, but as always, we're bringing in a combination of national and regional bands to pair with the best out of Nebraska.

The dates this year are Oct 7-12 and as always attendees will have the choice of an all access pass, daily passes or individual show passes.

The dates this year are Oct 7-12 and as always attendees will have the choice of an all access pass, daily passes or individual show passes. Early bird all access passes are $20 until they are gone and are available at (age restrictions apply at some clubs)

Daily passes will be available each day of the fest, and single show purchases can be made at the door.

Sponsored by:

Downtown Lincoln Association
Hear Nebraska
Sower Records
Vessel Live

Venues for 2014:

The Bourbon
Duffy's Tavern
The Zoo Bar
Yia Yia's Pizza and Beer
The Fat Toad Pub
Tower Square (13th and P streets next to Bison Witches)

Schedule for the week:

Tuesday, October 7

Bourbon Theatre

7 pm Homegrown Film Festival
$3, all ages

9 pm Found Footage Festival
$8, 18+

Wednesday, October 8

Bourbon Theatre

7:30 pm Churls
8:15 pm Lars and Mal
9 pm All Young Girls Are Machine Guns
9:45 pm GloWorm
10:45 pm The Baberaham Lincoln’s
11:45 pm Manic Pixie Dream Girls
$5 for 21+, $7 for 18-20

Duffy’s Tavern

9 pm Domestica
9:45 pm The Gov’t
10:30 pm Laughing Falcon
11:15 pm Filmstrip
12 am Omni Arms

Zoo Bar

9:30 pm Ro Hempel Band
10:30 pm Sol Seed
11:30 pm The Melon Company


8 pm Comedy Central’s Austin Anderson w/ Brad Stewart, Drew Bohlke, Grant Parsons, Joey Zimmerman and Richard Reese
10:30 pm Go Flick You
$5 for one show or $7 for both, 18+

Mix Lincoln

Love Land
9 pm, no cover, 21+

Thursday, October 9

Bourbon Theatre

9 pm County Road
10 pm Addis Browne Band
11 pm Dylan Bloom Band
12 am Emmett Bower Band
$5 for 21+, $7 for 18-20

Duffy’s Tavern

8:30 pm Christopher the Conquered
9:30 pm Gloom Balloon
10:30 pm Hank & Cupcakes
11:30 pm White Mystery
12:30 am Universe Contest
$5, 21+

Zoo Bar

9 pm Justin Ready and the Desert Fields
10 pm The River Monks
11 pm Annalibera
12 am Weldon Keys
$5, 21+


11 pm Bogusman
12 am Handsomer Jaws
no cover, 18+

Mix Barcade

Darren Keen
9 pm, no cover, 21+

Fat Toad

DJ Jab
Nick the Quick
9 pm, no cover, 21+

Yia Yia’s

10 pm Crayons
no cover, 21+

Tower Square (13th and P streets)

5 pm blet
no cover, all ages

Friday, October 10

Bourbon Theatre

9:15 pm The Midland Band
10:30 pm Zed Tempo
11:45 pm A Ferocious Jungle Cat
$5 for 21+, $7 for 18-20

Duffy’s Tavern

Outside stage:
8:15 pm Root Marm Chicken Farm Jug Band
9:15 pm Jack Hotel
10:30 pm The Bottle Tops
12 am Bud Heavy and the High Lifes

Inside stage:
7:45 pm Little Marais
8:45 pm Matt Cox Band
9:45 pm Evan Bartels and the Stoney Lonesomes
11 pm Bonehart Flannigan
12:30 Bud Heavy and the High Lifes
$5, 21+

Zoo Bar

9 pm Thirst Things First
11 pm AZP
12 am Sidewalk Chalk


9:30 pm Stonebelly
10:30 pm Lucas Kellison and the Assembled Soul
11:30 pm Bailiff

Mix Barcade

Kevy Kav
9 pm, no cover, 21+

Fat Toad

DJ Adam A
DJ Fastbreak
9 pm, no cover, 21+

Yia Yia’s Pizza

10 pm Har Di Har
11 pm Blue Bird
no cover, 21+

Tower Square (13th and P streets)

5 pm The Emily Bass Project
6 pm The Renfields
no cover, all ages

Saturday, October 11

Duffy’s Tavern

Outside stage:
8:15 pm Dude Won’t Die
9:15 pm Twinsmith
10:30 pm Ages and Ages

Inside stage:
8:45 pm Powers
9:45 pm Little Brazil
11 pm The Kickback
12:30 am Halfwit
$7, 21+

Zoo Bar

9:30 pm The Inbetweens
10:30 pm Joshua Powell & the Great Train Robbery
11:30 pm Jillian Rae
12:30 am Orion Walsh & the Rambling Hearts


9 pm, Flannel Channel
$5, 21+

Mix Lincoln

9 pm, no cover, 21+

Fat Toad

DJ Wizkid
DJ Brake
9 pm, no cover, 21+

Sunday, October 12

Zoo Bar

8 pm Zoolarious featuring Ross Brockley, Drew Bohlke, Heather Jones and Brad Stewart
$5, 18+

Tower Square (13th and P streets)

Party in the Parks presents
5 pm The Wondermonds
6 pm Oketo
no cover, all ages

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Devil’s Night: An Annual Benefit for KZUM Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:46:10 +0000 aaron Thursday, October 30th
Hosted by Super Happy Doom Time
2 Alternating Stages of Music
Doors: 6 p.m. || Show: 7:15 p.m.
$5: Suggested Donation



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Open Decks Wed, 24 Sep 2014 18:47:26 +0000 aaron Saturday, October 4th
Doors: 9 p.m. || Show: 10 p.m.
FREE: 21 and up || $5: 18 and up

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The Yawpers Wed, 24 Sep 2014 17:26:59 +0000 aaron Sunday, October 5th
w/ Night Push
Doors: 7 p.m. || Show: 8 p.m.
$5: 21 and up || $7: 18 and up

Facebook | Video

A stripped down, brazen rock and roll band from Colorado, accompanied by overdriven acoustic guitars and a trap kit. Inspired by Whitman's promise to "sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world," the Yawpers have created a sound that is equal parts frenetic, earnest, and menacing, all while bringing together disparate pieces of the American musical lexicon. Though less than three years old, the Yawpers have played over 350 shows on both coasts, and everywhere in between, and have shared the stage with: the Reverend Horton Heat the Heartless Bastards, the Black Angels, Cracker, the Nadas, the Supersuckers, the Delta Spirit, Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band, the Stone Foxes, Joe Buck and many others. Following the release of an EP in 2011, their critcally well received LP, "Capon Crusade", released in late 2012, debuted at #1 on the Colorado Music Charts, and is now in its second printing.

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Bicyclincoln End of National Bike Challenge Party Wed, 24 Sep 2014 17:24:00 +0000 aaron Thursday, October 2nd
Doors: 6 p.m.

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Ani DiFranco @ The Lied Center Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:59:50 +0000 aaron Monday, October 20th
The Lied Center for Performing Arts
Show: 7:30 p.m.
All Ages || $25-38

Website | Facebook | Video

GRAMMY®-winning folk singer/songwriter Ani DiFranco has written hundreds of songs, played thousands of shows, captured the imaginations of legions of followers and jammed with folkies, orchestras, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, jazz musicians, poets and pop superstars. Her music is honest, provocative, experimental and often fiercely political blending soul, funk, jazz, electronica and spoken word. Throughout her 20 year career, the “Little Folksinger’s” influence on fellow musicians and activists the world over has been anything but small.

***All high school and college students can get 1/2 price tickets!***

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Zodoe Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:22:44 +0000 aaron Thursday, October 23rd
w/ jraw, Kam tha Hustle Man, Interstate INF, Yung Steez
Doors: 9 p.m. || Show: 10 p.m.
$5: 21 and up || $7: 18 and up

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Craig Campbell Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:48:54 +0000 aaron Saturday, November 8th
w/ Jessika Nickel
Doors: 8 p.m. || Show: 9 p.m.
$15: Advance || $20: Day of Show

Craig Campbell

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Growing up in rural Lyons, Georgia, singer/songwriter Craig Campbell learned one important lesson from the ZZ Top records his mother favored: “Every girl’s crazy ’bout a sharp-dressed man.”

That’s one reason Campbell is always impeccably well tailored on stage, and at industry awards shows and events. But he says there’s an even more important reason: respect. For Campbell, caring enough to wear a pressed, button-down shirt and black cowboy hat when he performs is a show of respect for his fans, for the successful career he considers himself blessed to have, and most of all for the country music genre itself. It’s also a credit to his no nonsense, “yes, ma’am/no, sir” upbringing, which made Campbell into the Southern gentleman he is today.

That respect is amply evident on Campbell’s album, Never Regret, a twelve song set that solidifies Campbell’s standing as country music’s hippest neo-traditionalist, a niche he’d already begun to carve out with his critically-acclaimed, self-titled 2011 debut album. His sophomore project, which he worked on with producers Keith Stegall (Alan Jackson, Zac Brown Band) and Matt Rovey (CCMA Album Of The Year Producer), includes tracks penned by Campbell as well as some of Nashville’s other elite songwriters.

Among the albums Campbell says he’d most like his to be compared to are Clint Black’s “Killin’ Time,” and Tracy Lawrence’s “Sticks And Stones,” plus “Here In The Real World,” the debut album by another singer/songwriter Campbell is frequently compared to: Alan Jackson. Says Campbell of that style of music, “That’s what I absolutely love. But I need to put my own unique stamp on it. So the challenge for me back when I first signed my deal with Bigger Picture Group was how do I do that? How do I show my love for that style of music, but make it my own? I believe that’s exactly what we’ve done here.”

Never Regret, which includes six songs co-written by Campbell, offers something for everyone along those lines. The mesmerizing and catchy title song and first single, “Outta My Head,” which has been praised by peers Luke Bryan and Chris Young, tells the tale of a man trying to shake off the memory of a lost love. Just as the singer attempts to forget a woman from his recent past, the up-tempo song similarly defies any attempt by listeners to get it out of their heads after hearing it. It’s no surprise the song rose to the Top 15 on the country music charts.

Campbell’s second single off the album, the romantic “Keep Them Kisses Comin,’” was reviewed by as a “sweet, sing-a-long summery song that could definitely be a radio hit.” As predicted, the catchy, up-tempo song, written by fellow Georgia boys Dallas Davidson and Ben Hayslip, became Campbell’s first Top 10 single.

The hilarious “My Baby’s Daddy” puts a fresh twist on the theme of an overprotective father keeping a wary eye on his daughter’s would-be husband. Instead of telling that story from the father’s perspective, it’s the scared suitor who shares his story here, via Campbell’s rich baritone. “That’s Why God Made A Front Porch” offers a relaxed vibe in an ode to slowing down and powering down for a moment in time, while the poignant set closer “When She Grows Up” sends a relatable message to dads raising those young daughters who think they hung the moon. Campbell was thinking of his own two girls, ages 2 and 4, when he wrote the song, which features some brief but adorable vocals from his eldest, Preslee.

“Even before it was on an album, I could sing that song in concert and look out and see at least one or two grown men crying,” says Campbell of the touching song.

Campbell says his goal in choosing songs for this project was a simple one. “I want people to know that’s really who I am, and I’m not faking it,” he says of his music. The same sentiment is revealed in the album’s title – Never Regret. “I wanted it to be a declaration of how I feel about life and the choices I’ve made. Ever since I decided to move to Nashville to pursue a career in music I’ve made choices based on gut and what I felt would be best,” confides Campbell. “Every choice I’ve made has been one that I will never regret,” adds the singer who got his start playing music and winning talent competitions in his hometown, which has a population of just 4,000 people.

Georgians like Campbell are dominating the country music scene these days, and he believes it’s partly because they share genuine rural country roots and a similar work ethic. Like other artists, Campbell has made sacrifices for the sake of a music career, but he says, “There’s nobody who wants it more than me.”

That’s not to say Campbell is all business. Fans have started to become familiar with his quick wit and dry humor through programs like GAC’s “Behind The Video” special on the making of “Outta My Head,” and his turn at the microphone as co-host of the 2012 CMA Awards coverage on AOL’s popular site “The Boot.” He’s not afraid to share his playful side, either. He lights up in conversation sharing pictures and talking about the fun he, his band and crew have on the road playing cornhole on a set of custom painted boards with his logo. When asked about the game, Campbell grins and says, “I’m an amazing cornhole player.” He even uses his passion for the game to help bring awareness to an important cause. Campbell holds an annual Celebrity Cornhole Challenge that benefits colon cancer research, a charity close to his heart.

But his busy career leaves him with only so much spare time. Campbell became one of the most successful new artists of 2011 when his debut album was released and spawned the hits “Family Man,” “Fish,” and “When I Get It,” accompanied by some very creative videos. He continued that tradition with “Outta My Head,” in which he took on the challenge of acting for the first time, playing a dual role in the mind-bending video.

First single “Family Man” was a Top 15 hit and featured in HBO’s “True Blood,” while “Fish” has sold close to 400,000 downloads. Capping off 2012, Campbell’s label president surprised him with a plaque commemorating four consecutive charted hits with over a billion radio airplay audience impressions and over a half million downloads. He’s also made national TV appearances on “Fox & Friends,” “Marie” HLN’s “Road Warriors” and “Huckabee,” won songwriting awards from SESAC, and been nominated by fans for two American County Awards.

Prior to landing his record deal, Campbell had spent time on the road playing keyboards in the bands of Tracy Byrd and then Luke Bryan, gigs that inspired him nightly. “Just being out there on the road and seeing the reaction from the audience to them and their songs, that was fuel to the fire,” he says. “That’s what I wanted for myself.” He was later discovered playing a regular gig at the downtown Nashville honky-tonk, The Stage.

Now, as the star of the show, he’s gotten so at ease on stage that he’s taken to sometimes stepping away from his guitar or piano and just working the stage while he sings. “That’s what the audience wants to see, so I challenged myself, and I’m getting more comfortable with it,” he says. “It’s easier to do during a hit song that everybody’s raising cain to.”

He’s also gained extensive touring experience in the last three years, including overseas shows in Switzerland and Australia, which were well received. Fans have grown to love Campbell’s music so much that he recently had his first #1 hit in Australia. “It’s amazing enough to me to go somewhere here in the United States and see people sing back my songs to me from the audience,” he says, “but when you fly 9,000 miles around the world to Australia, and somebody spots you in the middle of a crowd and tells you how much they love your music, I can’t explain how that makes you feel.”

Likewise, his songwriting has also been influenced—and improved—by the support he gets from fans. “After the first album, I realized that there was millions of people out there just like me,” he says. “I was shocked at all the responses I was getting on Twitter and Facebook from people who went through the same things I was going through. I realized we’re all in this together. There are more people in this world that are the same than different. So I figured out that I could just write my songs, and there’s going to be somebody out there that relates.”

But nothing influences the songwriting of this devoted family man more than his wife, Mindy, and daughters Preslee and Kinni Rose. “They’re everywhere in my music,” he says. “Most of the inspiration I have comes from them.”

With his debut album earning rave reviews from multiple media outlets, including USA Today, Associated Press, People and The Washington Post, Campbell went into the recording of his sophomore project a lot more relaxed, particularly since he’d already worked with Stegall on his previous set. But the singer still challenged himself to basically “start over” on the second album, despite having already laid a great foundation for his career. There’s still lots more he wants to accomplish.

“I’ve done some amazing things for a new artist,” says this Southern gentleman, “but I can’t slow down. I’ve got to keep full steam ahead.”

It’s just a matter of respect

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Lincoln Calling: A Ferocious Jungle Cat / Zed Tempo / Midland Band Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:56:34 +0000 aaron Friday, October 10th
w/ A Ferocious Jungle Cat, Zed Tempo, Midland Band
Doors: 8:30 p.m. || Show: 9:15 p.m.
$5: 21 and up || $7: 18 and up
$20: All Access Festival Pass


9:15 p.m. - Midland Trio
10:30 p.m. - Zed Tempo
11:45 p.m. - A Ferocious Jungle Cat

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Lincoln Calling: Emmett Bower Band & Dylan Bloom Band Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:52:46 +0000 aaron Thursday, October 9th
w/ Emmett Bower Band, Dylan Bloom Band, Addison Browne Band, County Road
Doors: 8 p.m. || Show: 9 p.m.
$5: 21 and up || $7: 18 and up
$20: All Access Festival Pass


9:00 p.m. - County Road
10:00 p.m. - Addis Browne Band
11:00 p.m. - Dylan Bloom Band
12:00 p.m. - Emmett Bower Band

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Lincoln Calling: X-Rated Women in Music Showcase Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:33:44 +0000 aaron Wednesday, October 8th
w/ Manic Pixie Dream Girls, GloWorm, The Baberaham Lincolns, All Young Girls Are Machine Guns, Churls, Lars and Mal
Doors: 7 p.m. || Show: 7:30 p.m.
$5: 21 and up || $7: 18 and up
$20: All Access Festival Pass


7:30 p.m. - Churls
8:15 p.m. - Lars and Mal
9:00 p.m. - All Young Girls Are Machine Guns
9:45 p.m. - GloWorm
10:45 p.m. - The Baberaham Lincolns
11:45 p.m. - Manic Pixie Dream Girls

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The Feel Good Tour with Shwayze Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:09:03 +0000 aaron Sunday, November 9th
w/ Cam Meekins, Carlton, Nikko Gray, & DJ set by BVillain
Doors: 7 p.m. || Show: 8 p.m.
18 and up || $16: Advance || $20: Day of Show


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Shwayze's story of success is considerably short, taking in mind that gut was all he needed to achieve his dream.

In 2005, Shwayze made his own destiny by jumping on-stage with Cisco Adler during a Whitestarr show and free-styling. That defining moment was followed by regular meetings between the two and the result of their creative sessions was more than they could ask for. A bunch of fresh tracks serving as a melting pot of hip-hop rhythms, acoustic guitars and easy-listening melody created a wave of success for both. Shwayze was then signed to Geffen/Suretone Records where he recorded and released his self-titled debut in 2008.

Following the success of their first album, Shwayze and Cisco released two more albums together; 2009’s edgy, experimental electro-rock release Let It Beat and last year’s more contemporary Island In The Sun.

With the mixtape he just released in collaboration with Sky Blu and Mark Rosas – known all together as W.E.E.D. (We Evolve Every Day) – Shwayze is taking in all aspects of music, experimenting with new sounds and working on creating his first solo album -- due out in fall 2012.

Keep an eye out for what’s to come, but in the meantime… sit back, relax and have yourself a Shwayze summer.

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Captured! by Robots @ The Zoo Bar Wed, 10 Sep 2014 18:37:51 +0000 aaron Sunday, October 19th
w/ Vickers, Black Pillar
Doors: 9 p.m. || Show: 10 p.m.
$8: 21 and up

Captured! by Robots

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C!BR is the worlds best robot band. We are two robotsand one enslaved human. We play superior rock music and torture and kill humans in between songs. C!BR is DRMBOT 0110, GTRBOT666 and JBOT. We are not puny, disgusting humans dressed as robots, but actual robots created by JBOT (a human ass who GTRBOT666 and DRMBOT 0110 humiliate all over the country). JBOT played in a couple of ska bands, Skankin Pickle and the Blue Meanies for years and was very unlikable. Everybody got sick of him (we don’t blame them). JBOT thought that if he made a band of robots to play with everything would be okay. HE WAS WRONG! He built GTRBOT666 and DRMBOT 0110. We installed a Biocerebral Chip in his CPU and now force him to humiliate himself in front of his peers. It makes us so happy to see him suffer.

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Benefit Concert for Ty’s Top Surgery Wed, 10 Sep 2014 18:06:53 +0000 aaron Tuesday, September 23rd
w/ PDH, This Machine Kills Vibes, Frailin' Hearts
Doors: 7 p.m. || Show: 8 p.m.
All Ages || $5, $10, or $20 Donations

Support Ty Urzedowski by joining us for this Tyranimazing, eclectic benefit concert!

Like a T-Rex trying to reach a magic lamp, top surgery is no easy feat, but the transformation can truly change someone's life. If you know and love Ty or even just want to show LGBT community support, any amount is appreciated.

The price is optional of $5, $10 and $20.

There will also be an assortment of items (photography, buttons, etc.) being raffled or for your purchase. All proceeds go to Ty!

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ADELITAS WAY Tue, 09 Sep 2014 17:12:28 +0000 aaron Saturday, October 18th
w/ Save The Hero, Faded Black
Doors: 7 p.m. || Show: 8 p.m.
ALL AGES || $15: Advance || $17: Day of Show

Mammoth Live & The Bourbon Theatre present...

Adelitas Way

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Adelitas Way is a five-piece rock group hailing from Las Vegas, Nevada formed in 2005. Their first single, Invincible, is the official theme song of WWE Superstars on WGN America, which first aired on April 16 2009. Since Invincible became so successful on the show, Adelitas Way were approached by the WWE staff and asked to write a song for the tag-team Legacy featuring Randy Orton. A New Day was penned and recorded and is now the entrance theme for Legacy. Invincible was featured on the CSI Miami Finale commercials which aired on CBS between May 11 2009 – May 18 2009.

A New Day is now the title track to the WWE’s newest soundtrack, featuring songs from Story of the Year and Adelitas Way.

Adelitas Way released their first full-length debut album on Capitol/Virgin Records on July 14th, 2009. It garnered rave reviews from Tunelab and other music blogs, and sold over 2,000 copies in its first week. The album debuted at #16 on Billboard’s ‘Heat Seekers’ chart, which features up and coming artists.

Invincible peaked at number four on Active Rock Radio charts and the album has sold over 12,000 copies to date… Recent tours with the likes of Shinedown, Sick Puppies, Cavo, Breaking Benjamin, 10 Years, and Hurt have gained the band thousands of new fans.

Invincible is also featured on the new Smackdown v. Raw 2010 video game which is in stores now.

The band’s new single, Last Stand, is set to hit rock radio on February 2nd. The video was filmed at the end of January in LA and features a storyline focusing mainly on lead singer Rick Dejesus. It should be released by the end of February.

Founding member and lead guitarist Chris Iorio left the band at the end of 2009. No reasons have been given for his departure, but he has been replaced by former The Leo Project guitarist Creighton Bibbs. Bibbs was replaced in 2011 by Robert Zakaryan.

Adelitas Way got their name from a very unorthodox source. While on tour on the west coast, their van was pulled over and eventually raided and thieved by corrupt Mexican cops who took all the money the band had, except for the few dollars Rick stashed in his boot. Disoriented and shaken from the experience, the band headed to the first bar they could find to calm themselves down. It was the Adelita Bar. After spending some time in there, the guys realized that it wasn’t just a bar, it was a brothel. Rick ended up talking to one of the girls who worked there and asked her how she could live like she was day in and day out. She explained that it was the only way she knew to support her family in need. Talking to her helped change Rick’s outlook on life and people, and thus the ‘way’ she lived became the inspiration for the name.

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