BourbonTheatre.com http://bourbontheatre.com Sun, 21 Sep 2014 02:58:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Zodoe http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/09/19/zodoe-2/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/09/19/zodoe-2/#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:22:44 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=10138 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 http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/09/17/craig-campbell/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/09/17/craig-campbell/#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:48:54 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=10129 Saturday, November 8th
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 Roughstock.com 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: Funk Trek & A Ferocious Jungle Cat http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/09/17/lincoln-calling-11/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/09/17/lincoln-calling-11/#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:56:34 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=10119 Friday, October 10th
w/ Funk Trek, A Ferocious Jungle Cat, Zed Tempo
Doors TBA
$5: 21 and up || $7: 18 and up
$20: All Access Festival Pass

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Lincoln Calling: Emmett Bower Band & Dylan Bloom Band http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/09/17/lincoln-calling-10/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/09/17/lincoln-calling-10/#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:52:46 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=10117 Thursday, October 9th
w/ Emmett Bower Band, Dylan Bloom Band, Addison Browne Band, County Road
Doors TBA
$5: 21 and up || $7: 18 and up
$20: All Access Festival Pass

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Lincoln Calling: X-Rated Women in Music Showcase http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/09/17/lincoln-calling-x-rated-women-in-music-showcase/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/09/17/lincoln-calling-x-rated-women-in-music-showcase/#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:33:44 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=10109 Wednesday, October 8th
w/ Manic Pixie Dream Girls, GloWorm, The Baberaham Lincolns, All Young Girls Are Machine Guns, Churls, Lars and Mal
Doors TBA
$5: 21 and up || $7: 18 and up
$20: All Access Festival Pass

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The Feel Good Tour with Shwayze http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/09/11/the-feel-good-tour-with-shwayze/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/09/11/the-feel-good-tour-with-shwayze/#comments Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:09:03 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=10060 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

Shwayze

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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 @ Duffy’s Tavern http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/09/10/captured-by-robots-duffys-tavern/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/09/10/captured-by-robots-duffys-tavern/#comments Wed, 10 Sep 2014 18:37:51 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=10073 Sunday, October 19th
w/ Vickers
Doors: 8 p.m. || Show: 9 p.m.
$8: 18 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 http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/09/10/benefit-concert-for-tys-top-surgery/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/09/10/benefit-concert-for-tys-top-surgery/#comments Wed, 10 Sep 2014 18:06:53 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=10069 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 http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/09/09/adelitas-way/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/09/09/adelitas-way/#comments Tue, 09 Sep 2014 17:12:28 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=10054 Satuday, October 18th
Doors: 7 p.m. || Show: 8 p.m.
$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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Eric Hutchinson http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/09/09/eric-hutchinson/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/09/09/eric-hutchinson/#comments Tue, 09 Sep 2014 15:01:35 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=10047 Tuesday, November 25th
w/ Tristan Prettyman
Doors: 7 p.m. || Show: 8 p.m.
$22: Advance || $25: Day of Show

1% Productions & The Bourbon Theatre present...

Eric Hutchinson

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It’s hard to not feel good while listening to the new Eric Hutchinson record. It is a damn satisfying experience; the joys of melody and counter-melody and a myriad of rhythms from across the globe, as each song manages to reflect a pleasing sense that it is possible to remain transfixed in that nanosecond of pure bliss. Pure Fiction.

Pure, as in life; living it, seeing it, feeling it and…well, hearing it. “This album in every way was about simplifying,” says Hutchinson. “Stripping away all the layers to figure it out on my own, being in my home studio and asking myself, ‘Can I play this song on the guitar when it’s broken down to its bare basics? Is it a song or not?’”

It starts with the beat, as does all of life; and Pure Fiction is nothing if not a celebration of rhythm – South African, Bossa nova, four-on-the-floor rock and slap-back funk, reminding us we are indeed alive and the thump-thump-thump that keeps it going can and will force us to dance. Just try not to move while listening to “I Got The Feelin Now” or “A Little More” or “I Don’t Love U”.

These are songs wrapped in tempo, tight as the proverbial drum, with vocal lifts and twists that breathe inside percussion. “I tried really hard to not get in the way of these songs,” says Hutchinson. “I usually agonize over a certain chord progression or lyric, but this time I just let it happen. I stopped wondering what it was or where any of it came from.”

Pure Fiction is Hutchinson’s elegy to pop music, a place to fit all those melodies that are so comforting in their immediate hook you could swear you’ve heard them before. Someone must have already raised the gospel pleading of “Forever” or the choral Na-Na’s that herald “Tell The World”, the record’s first single. It is a striking prologue to the album’s underlying theme – holding onto the best moments in life and shamelessly shouting it from a mountain top.

“I live in constant social media, sharing in this world of endless best moments. Nobody, including me, ever seems to post their bad day online. ‘Tell The World’ is kinda a jab at that, but also it’s that celebration we feel when we want to share the best things in life.”

“Forever” is a master’s course in dynamic ranges; from the massaged acoustic open to the lilting lead vocal as prologue to chest-caving bass drum kicks, all of it bedding the wash of harmonies that appear as if a choir. It evokes the best of the British New Romantics period seeped in a New York club scene. “I was trying to get out of my head space, and for me, that meant co-writing with someone else for the very first time,” effuses Hutchinson about his collaboration with The 88’s Keith Slettedahl. “I came to love it more than anything I could come up with on my own.”

Freeing his mind, getting back to basics and collaborating produced an evocative pallet for Hutchinson, borne from his recent travels of leisure, specifically the breathtaking city of Barcelona. Set against experiences from a wave of touring over the years, this global view is made manifest in Pure Fiction. “The more places you go the more you realize the same things matter to everybody,” Hutchinson says, recalling his “inspiration wall”, a shrine to creativity he hung above his humble workspace; photos, paintings, and postcards.

The “inspiration wall” can be heard in the nearest Hutchinson has come to a ballad, “Sun Goes Down”; mixing another mother of a melody with striking lyrical imagery. “I found this old postcard from the 1950’s and hung it on my wall. One day I was looking at it and wondering what the story was behind it. So I wrote one for it.” To Hutchinson, the postcard is a metaphor for the captured moments of Pure Fiction: “On the front a desert sky orange, red and brown/ She wrote will you think of me/When the sun goes down.”

The journey to Hutchinson’s spiritual center is infused in the achingly infectious “Love Like You” with its subtle tensions that draws the listener to the lyric through an almost hypnotic vocal performance. The subtle duplicitous lines like “This is a crash landing, we’re living a dream” hint at Hutchinson’s playful seduction of how much these moments of happiness are the result of blind chance.

Hutchinson used the welcomed crossroads of making his third studio album to absorb more modern sounds into his compositions and expand into unique recording techniques suggested by producers, Jerrod Bettis, (Adele, OneRepublic, Serena Ryder) & Aben Eubanks (Kelly Clarkson) who ably assisted in the musical arrangements while also playing many of the accompanying instruments. Bettis & Eubanks helped Hutchinson imbue the tracks with atmosphere, as if one were listening to a collection of musical vignettes.

Beneath the evolution of Hutchinson as a composer and recording artist is an awareness of his second love beyond creation, performing. That love is the nucleus of Pure Fiction, a celebration of the perfect moment between artist and audience. “When we’re the in the moment, the audience and I, and I’m lost in the song, it’s as good as it was before or will ever be,” he says. “It’s the reason I picked up the guitar in the first place – you play that chord and you sing and it’s harmony in the real sense of the word, like everything makes sense, and nothing else matters. That’s music to me on its gut level; listening to a perfect song or writing a moving lyric or singing a golden melody; time stops, and I’m very lucky I get to do that for a living.”

Which brings us back to living, as in living in the moment – pure, as in joy; the essence of Pure Fiction; an honest expression of an artist, free and at the top of his game.

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Black Lighthouse / A Life Led Lucid / Garfan http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/09/09/black-lighthouse-a-life-led-lucid-garfan/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/09/09/black-lighthouse-a-life-led-lucid-garfan/#comments Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:29:37 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=10043 Saturday, October 25th
w/ Black Lighthouse, A Life Led Lucid, Garfan
Doors: 5 p.m. || Show: 6 p.m.
$5: 21 and up || $7: 18 and up

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Jucifer (Late) http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/09/09/jucifer-late/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/09/09/jucifer-late/#comments Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:19:30 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=10038 Saturday, October 25th
w/ Eternal Sleep, Axis, Borealis, CBN
Doors: 7:30 p.m. || Show: 8:30 p.m.
$9: 21 and up || $11: 18 and up

Jucifer

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Jucifer, founded in Georgia in 1993, are pioneers of the sludge / doom metal two piece. They are notorious for their use of massive amplification, and for their entirely nomadic lifestyle.

Jucifer has spent all year, every year on the road since moving into their tour vehicle 12 years ago.

They typically utilize a wall of speakers approximately 10 feet high and 15 feet wide.

The band has performed steadily and released albums through the 90's and 00's on both major and indie labels as well as recently founding their own Nomadic Fortress label which is distributed by Relapse.

During the 90's Jucifer was based in Georgia, but in 2001 moved permanently into their tour vehicle. They have lived entirely on wheels for the decade since and have stated that this nomadic life was undertaken to facilitate playing "as many shows as we possibly can". Their endless tour typically covers 20 or more countries each year.

Jucifer shows are known for being extremely heavy and loud, blending elements of sludge, doom, black metal, death metal, thrash, crust, grind, drone, and noise with occasional melodic passages. Performances are ritual and cathartic, and frequently include improvised sections between or even during the songs. The guitar is downtuned to various non-standard tunings, which lends an unexpectedly pleasing quality to the high volume employed.

Jucifer has expressed distaste for conforming to a genre but has invented names to describe their blend of styles including "deathdrone" "blackcrust" and "grindgaze".

Jucifer's live sound has been compared to Celtic Frost, Melvins, Slayer, Black Sabbath, Necrophagia and Napalm Death, as well as bands of their own generation (Jesus Lizard, Darkthrone, Neurosis, Morbid Angel, Harvey Milk, Electric Wizard, Eyehategod, Acid King) and younger groups Lightning Bolt and Sunn0))).

Because of their knack for odd compositions and onstage improvisation, some have also likened Jucifer shows to the work of Miles Davis and John Zorn.

Jucifer's albums are impressively diverse, though often not representative of their core sound. 2010's 'Throned In Blood' album was the first full length to draw almost entirely from this core, but its sparse production (planned to sound "old school" according to the band) fails to do justice to their massive tones live.

In October 2011 the reissued 1994 EP 'Nadir' was released for digital download by Grindcore Karaoke, J. Randall of Agoraphobic Nosebleed digital-only label.

LP version of 'Nadir' was released in October 2012 by Mutants of the Monster, the new label run by Christopher "C.T." Terry of the band Rwake and filmmaker / video editor /metalhead David Hall (Maryland Deathfest The Movie DVD series, vinyl from Rwake, Surachai, Tellusian, and Biipiigwan). Mutants of the Monster is distributed by Sony RED.

July 17, 2013 saw the release of Jucifer's eighth studio album 'за волгой для нас земли нет'. A second CD pressing was issued in November 2013.

Gatefold double LP of 'за волгой для нас земли нет' was also released in November via Alternative Tentacles.

'за волгой для нас земли нет' made several "best of 2013" lists including iTunes, NPR Music, and artist lists by members of Fuck The Facts, SubRosa and Deafheaven.

Throughout 2013 the band's "Twenty Years Slaying Ears" tour traversed North America, Europe, Russia, and Scandinavia.

Jucifer's endless tour continues with U.S. dates already completed during early 2014 as well as a mainstage appearance at England's Temples Festival in May alongside Neurosis, Brutal Truth, Electric Wizard, Clutch and Gehenna.

Jucifer is in the process of recording for several side projects as well as their next album planned for early 2015 release.

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Lincoln Calling: Found Film Festival http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/09/07/found-film-festival/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/09/07/found-film-festival/#comments Sun, 07 Sep 2014 20:40:15 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=10033 Tuesday, October 7th
Door: 8 p.m. || Show: 9 p.m.
$8 Cover
More Info TBA

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Lincoln Calling: Homegrown Film Festival http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/09/07/homegrown-film-festival/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/09/07/homegrown-film-festival/#comments Sun, 07 Sep 2014 20:34:09 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=10030 Tuesday, October 7th
Doors: 5:30 p.m. || Show: 6 p.m.
ALL AGES

Fall is upon us and with the wind of change blows in the annual Homegrown Film Festival!

Calling all Visual Artists, Enthusiasts, Go Getter's and What Not's
Do you have a short video masterpiece that you would like to share with your community?
WE WANT YOU... to submit!

Submission Info:

Please upload a high - quality version of your video(s) to either Vimeo, Dropbox, YouSendIt and email the link to

homegrownfilmfestival@gmail.com

Video can be as short as you'd like but no longer then a running time of 10 minutes!

Entry Deadlines:

****Free Entry until Sep.20th
***After Sep.20th $5 per entry
**After Sep. 25th $10 per entry
*Final Deadline Oct.1st - No Exceptions (absolutely no way no how no matter we don't care if your cat swallowed it or child buried it what... )

This years Home Grown Film Festival Vol.7 will coincide the same night as the touring Found Footage Festival at the Bourbon Theatre, Tuesday, Oct.7th! As well as kick off Lincoln's week long music festival Lincoln Calling!

All Genres Welcome!
Comedy, Drama, Anime, Documentary, Action, Horror, Adventure, Music, Western, etc. etc. etc. (yup, Western)

We encourage anyone and everyone to participate!

This day and age everyone's a photographer / videographer.
We will also have a special "InstaVid" showcase during the festival! So next time you're getting all Scorsese, Tarantino, or Spielberg up on Instagram, remember to #HGFF2014 that piece!

LOOKING FORWARD TO YOUR SUBMISSIONS!

More info found at www.facebook.com/homegrownfilmfestival

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Josh Hoyer and the Shadowboxers Album Release Show http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/09/03/josh-hoyer-and-the-shadowboxers-album-release-show/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/09/03/josh-hoyer-and-the-shadowboxers-album-release-show/#comments Wed, 03 Sep 2014 20:44:13 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=10024 Friday, November 7th
w/ Paa Kow's by All means Band, A Ferocious Jungle Cat
Doors: 8 p.m. || Show: 9 p.m.
$6: 21 and up || $8: 18 and up

Website | Facebook | Video

Josh Hoyer and The Shadowboxers is a project formed in late 2012 in famed blues town Lincoln, Nebraska. For the last 15 years, Hoyer has been very in demand as a performer in his previous bands, as a solo artist behind the piano and as a session musician and arranger. Spending much of his time booking and promoting in Lincoln at the legendary Zoo Bar and beyond, Hoyer is an influential part of the funk, soul and blues youth movement.

His current 9-piece Soul band includes some of the areas most revered and accomplished musicians, many of whom have toured nationally and internationally, teach music and are asked to back up bands live and in the studio. The band’s sound and passion come from their deep respect, knowledge of and passion for blues, Americana, soul, funk, and many other styles of music.

2013 was a highly successful first year for the band in which they played dozens of festivals, cultivated a large following in a 3-state area, represented NE in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis and were named 2013’s Best Soul/R&B at the Omaha Entertainment Awards.

In January 2014, they released their self-titled debut album to a raucous crowd of 700 at the Bourbon Theatre. Borrowing from Stax, Motown, New Orleans, Philly and San Francisco, the album blends the classic sounds of Soul and R&B, yet has a vibe and sound that is fresh and unique. Each of the 8 songs has a great groove, exceptional lyrical, vocal and instrumental performance, artful arrangement and challenges to be stacked up to many of the best songs in any Soul catalog.

“Josh Hoyer and The Shadowboxers are coming out firing on all cylinders, smashing styles together to come up with their own groove. Funky soul packed with power, it’s Dr. John meets Al Green backed by Booker T and the MGs. You know, the good stuff.”-Charlie Johnson, Producer/Engineer Fuse Recording

“Joshua Hoyer is one of the Lincoln-Omaha scene’s finest songwriters. His new project gives equal weight to his great songs, his rich, soulful, distinctive vocals and his ability to put together funky, driving and passionate collaborations with his fellow musicians. This band’s sound soars and fills up the dance floor with funky joy.” –B.J.Huchtemann, senior contributing writer, The Reader, Omaha, NE

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Eric Bellinger & Young Dro http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/09/03/eric-bellinger-young-dro/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/09/03/eric-bellinger-young-dro/#comments Wed, 03 Sep 2014 18:15:51 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=10012 Friday, October 17th
Doors: 7 p.m. || Show: 8 p.m.
18 and up || $30: Advance || $35: Day of Show

Grindstone Entertainment & The Bourbon present...

Eric Bellinger

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Los Angeles born and bred singer-songwriter Eric Bellinger's destiny preceded him. Grandson of Jackson 5 hit making songwriter Bobby Day (Rockin' Robin, Little Bitty Pretty One), Bellinger has been singing since he could speak.

Captain of his high school football team, the day came for Eric to choose between a scholarship to pursue a football career at the prestigious University of Southern California or follow his passion in music. Not long after making the difficult decision to turn down USC, Bellinger joined the R&B group AKNU (A Kind Never Understood) and was soon signed to Epic Records by two of the music industries most successful executives, Max Gousse and Tommy Mottola.

After experiencing success recording and touring with AKNU, Eric returned home to work on new music and discovered another passion, songwriting. The exceptionally gifted singer and rapper mastered his natural ability to instantly hear melody and rhythm under the guidance of childhood friend and mentor Erika Nuri of The Writing Camp.

A successful Grammy Award Winning Singer, Songwriter, Vocal Producer and Engineer Eric Bellinger is an all star talent who continues to deliver thought provoking lyrics with beautiful melodies over lush harmonies.

Young Dro

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D'Juan Hart, better known by his stage name Young Dro is an American rapper from Atlanta, Georgia and a protégé of T.I.. He performed as Dro from 2000 until he signed to T.I.'s label in 2006, when he became known as Young Dro.

Young Dro was born Djuan Hart in Bankhead Atlanta, Georgia. Young Dro grew up the second oldest of his mother's five boys and somewhere amongst the middle seven of his father's 21 children. It was during his teen years that he befriended the now Grand Hustle/Atlantic recording artist T.I. Neither of the two took music seriously at the time.

Young Dro didn't even consider a career in music until another one of his friends, Chris 'Daddy Mack' Smith, scored platinum success as one half of early 90s duo Kris Kross. To make his dream a reality, he first hooked up with pioneering southern rapper Raheem the Dream in the late 90s, who at the time had Drama and D4L front man Fabo signed to his local label. By the end of 2002, Young Dro had the city ablaze with his independent hit single "Yes Sir" and regional hit album "I Got That Dro."

"Best Thang Smokin'" his second studio album was released on August 29, 2006. It reached number three on the Billboard 200 chart and the top spot on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and Billboard Top Rap Albums charts. The first single off the album was "Shoulder Lean," which made the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 & Number 1 The Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs charts. This Was Young Dro's First Top 10 single. The song was certified 2 times platinum by the RIAA.

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Motion Trap http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/09/02/motion-trap-late/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/09/02/motion-trap-late/#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:28:03 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=10002 Saturday, September 27th
w/ Turner Jackson
Door: 9 p.m. || Show: 10 p.m.
$5: 21 and up || $7: 18 and up

Website | Facebook

Motion Trap makes sonic exploration music. An escalating interplay between electronic-tinged riffs and rhythmic muscle leads to a state of wonder, or maybe wander. Dreamy, but not hazy, more like the feeling of being in the moment and letting it all wash over you. All while the beat forever propels you forward.

On the surface, the four piece creates creates music that can easily fill a dance floor. Motion Trap has logged plenty of shows that attest to this, including a recent gig opening for Rusko. Digging deeper, though, and it’s clear they're dedicated to the craft of their songs. Vocal snippets layered into the mix entice the listener to decipher the song’s meaning. Forgoing the instant gratification of many electronic artists, Motion Trap favor steady builds and repeat listens.

Motion Trap is currently putting the finishing touches on their debut album. For listeners familiar with the band, the new sounds are not so much a departure, but a refinement; the sound of a band coming into their own. For new listeners, it’s easy to hear the instant appeal of songs like “120" and “Fresh Start”, the aptly named lead single. The band’s dedication to live instrumentation in studio and in concert has resulted in tight grooves and a wide palette. This is especially apparent in the band's rhythm section, anchored by bassist Kyle Williams and drummer Sean Conlin. “Our music usually starts with a beat I create, then Nathan [Rogers] and Anthony [Chelewski], our guitarists, write the melodies,” says Williams. “Then we bring it to Sean and work together to make it interesting, playing with the rhythm and tempo.”

Motion Trap has solidified their sound and built momentum toward the 2014 release of their first full length. They recently earned slots at the Arise Music Festival in Loveland, Colorado, as well as The Underground Music Showcase in Denver, Colorado, a testament to their fervent and growing fan base. The festival promises to be the first of many for a band that have set their sights high, and It’s clear listeners are already taking notice.

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Hemlock http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/09/02/hemlock-early/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/09/02/hemlock-early/#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:19:22 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=9997 Thursday, October 2nd
w/ The Clincher, Cynge
Doors: 9 p.m. || Show: 10 p.m.
18 and up || $8: Advance || $10: Day of Show

Website | Facebook | Video

Hemlock is a Heavy Metal band from Las Vegas Nevada.

Members of the band are Chad Smith-Vocals and Bass, Jezy Ward-guitar and background vocals, James Gelber- Guitarist, and Brian Smith drummer

Hemlocks sound is a heavy blend of chugging riffs, deep bass tones, rhythmic grooves and catchy ass lyrics, with a haberdash of melody mixed in. The lyrics are always creative and positive, and the songs have lots of scream alongs and hooks. The merchandise is also very creative. Hemlock offers a wide variety of merchandise options. From t-shirts and hoodies, to Hemlock candles, lunchboxes, antennae balls, panties and tons more.

Hemlock has been called “The Kings of self promotion”and have been noted as the hardest working up and coming metal band. Hemlock has a very entertaining live show as well. Hemlock gets the crowd involved in the show, and puts on the show of a lifetime, every time. The band makes sure that everyone goes home knowing they had fun with Hemlock.

Hemlock has been around since 1993. They have released 7 full length albums. Hemlock has toured the United States extensively, and has also recently toured Canada, Europe and Japan. Hemlock tours about 8 months a year, and has toured with Slayer, Slipknot, Ministry, Meshuggah, Otep, Disturbed, Hatebreed, Lamb of God, Chimiara, Snot, Devil Driver, Machine Head, Mastodon and tons more.

Hemlock is celebrating 20 years! The band was formed back in 1993 by Chad Smith, Brian Smith and Richard Burnett. The band continues to rock across the globe with Chad Smith, Brian Smith, Jezy Ward, and James Gelber. So come celebrate 20 years of music, songs, tours, adventures and hard work with Hemlock!

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ROAR: A Drum & Bass Night http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/09/02/roar-a-drum-bass-night/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/09/02/roar-a-drum-bass-night/#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:06:52 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=9993 Wednesday, September 24th
Doors: 8 p.m. || Show: 9 p.m.
FREE: 21 and up

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The Werks vs. Zoogma http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/08/27/the-werks-vs-zoogma/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/08/27/the-werks-vs-zoogma/#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:45:52 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=9979 Wednesday, November 5th
Doors: 8 p.m. || Show: 9 p.m.
18 and up || $12: Advance || $15: Day of Show

Rad Kadillac Productions & The Bourbon Theatre present...

The Werks

Website | Facebook | Music

ZOOGMA

Website | Facebook | Music

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Ty Dolla $ign http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/08/26/ty-dolla-ign/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/08/26/ty-dolla-ign/#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:06:39 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=9954 Saturday, November 15th
w/ Lil Bibby
Doors: 7 p.m. || Show: 8 p.m.
$20: Advance

Ty Dolla $ign

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“My music is a vibe,” Ty Dolla $ign says. “It’s R&B that you can fuck to, not make love to.” No games. It’s sonic Spanish fly. Play it loud enough with the right alchemy of illicit substances and it could incite an orgy.

Right now, the Atlantic Records artist might be the hottest singer in LA. His breakout mixtape, 2012’s Beach House gets nastier than Luther Campbell or Nate Dogg ever wanted to be. Drugs, sex, and stripper booty popping. Just the finer things in life.

His hit single “My Cabana” was not only last summer’s 24-7 party anthem, it figures to be played in every pool and beachside cabana from here until the liquor finally runs out (or no more people can fit in).

“Beach House is definitely who I am, so I’m talking that shit,” Ty says. “It’s everything that I’ve lived in life. It’s bringing that R&B and soul with a slap.”

Don’t trip on the subject matter, Ty writes some of the most well crafted and melodic pop songs you hear on the radio. Y.G. is signed to Def Jam and is one of the most popular street rappers in LA, but it wasn’t until Ty wrote and produced his hit “Toot it and Boot it”, that he earned radio airplay.

Welcome to the omnivorous world of the South Central-raised star born, Tyrone Griffin. Music is in his blood. His father was in the funk band Lakeside (“Fantastic Voyage”) and an uncle was in the Isley Brothers. Ty has been creating music since he was a three-year old writing lyrics and playing a keyboard. Since then, he’s taught himself how to play the drums, bass guitar, electric and acoustic guitar, the violin, the piano, and the Wurlitzer organ.

“I can play music with the wall and some pencils,” Ty says. “I want to leave people with incredible and timeless music, it’s a soundtrack to people’s lives. I want to get better every time. I really take pride in my sound.”

Complex hailed him as “a less self-serious version of The Weeknd…one of the most promising artists to work in this R&B Kelly-style R&B vein since The-Dream first broke.” The magazine also named his forthcoming Atlantic Records full-length, Free TC as one of 2013’s Most Anticipated.

But Ty might be the most eclectic artist of his peers. His inspirations go way deeper than just R&B. Ella Fitzgerald, 2Pac, Prince, Michael Jackson and Nirvana are as important to his conception of sound as Mint Condition and Brian McKnight. So is contemporary electronic music. If anything, Ty Dolla $ign might be heir to DJ Quik’s title of America’s most complete artist.

This is why he’s collaborated with everyone from top 40 perennials like Wiz Khalifa and Chris Brown, to West Coast hood stars like Y.G. and Joe Moses. And in the immediate future, Beach House 2 is adding a sundeck, Jacuzzi, and more bad chicks to the cabana.

“It’s just the next step—some club joints, some slower ones. I’m saying things that every man feels. It’s going to get a lot of people laid this summer,” Ty says. “But I’ve stepped up the music and production, the singing and the videos. You’ll see. “

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Boys Noize // Baauer http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/08/21/boys-noize-baauer/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/08/21/boys-noize-baauer/#comments Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:57:43 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=9948 Wednesday, October 22nd
w/ Lido, Spank Rock, Nadus
Doors: 8 p.m. || Show: 9 p.m.
$25: Advance || $28: Day of Show

Baauer

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Besides being at the forefront of the electro-trap music movement, Brooklyn-based producer Baauer made headlines when his track "Harlem Shake" became the first viral sensation to debut on top of the Billboard charts thanks to calculating YouTube plays. An aspiring bedroom producer since the age of 13, Harry Rodrigues took the name Baauer to brand his electro-trap tracks, which combined crunk hip-hop beats, dance music tempos, and clever samples off video-sharing sites. He made his official debut in early 2012 when his bass-heavy party track "Dum Dum" was released by the LuckyMe label on a one-sided, laser-etched 12". Diplo's Mad Decent label then signed Baauer and released "Harlem Shake" on their sub-imprint Jeffree's in May of that same year. At first, the track made waves amongst the EDM and electro-trap faithful, but in early 2013, it exploded into the mainstream thanks to an Internet meme where individuals uploaded amateur videos of themselves dancing to the song. Football teams, firemen, college kids dressed as Power Rangers, and even SeaWorld animals were all seen doing the Harlem Shake, and the collective views quickly climbed into the thousands, then millions. Baauer benefitted from YouTube's new "Content ID" system, which allowed users to use the song with the producer and label benefitting from any ad revenue. At the end of February, as Baauer was at the point of announcing his debut EP for Mad Decent, along with a collaboration with hip-hop producer Just Blaze, Billboard changed their formula for calculating charts and added YouTube-streaming data to the mix of sales and radio plays. "Harlem Shake" debuted at number one the next week.

Boys Noize

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Alex Ridha – better known to the world as BOYS NOIZE – has been making electronic music and working as a DJ for over half of his life. He established himself as one of the world’s preeminent wizards behind the decks, having played the world’s biggest stages alongside the biggest names in dance music.

His sets are equally uplifting, not only technically but also as a showman, leaving unforgettable experiences for the witnesses. One of the reasons why the Rolling Stone voted BOYS NOIZE amongst the Top10 `DJS WHO RULE THE EARTH` in 2012.

As a recording artist and producer, Ridha has created his own sound, and pioneered his own brand, amassing a formidable body of work in the process.

He has released three albums (2007’s Oi Oi Oi , 2009’s Power and 2012´s Out Of The Black) and countless singles as BOYS NOIZE, as well as doing profoundly influential work as a remixer and producer for everyone from Depeche Mode, Daft Punk, Feist, David Lynch to Jarvis Cocker, Santigold, Scissor Sisters and Chilly Gonzales. He has collaborated with Snoop Dogg, genius film maker Mr. Oizo (on a project called Handbraekes), Erol Alkan, and most recently Skrillex (under the moniker of Dog Blood) and won Beatport’s ‘Best Electronic Act’ 3 years in a row.

Ridha is also the heart of Boysnoize Records, the label that he started back in 2005. Founded originally as a means to get his own music out into the world, Boysnoize Rec. —and it’s sub-label, BNR Trax—is now home to more than a dozen artists (including up-and-come rs like 18 – year old SCNTST, Le1f , Spank Rock , Strip Steve, Peaches and Siriusmo) and responsible for over 100 releases while remaining fully independent.

“I don´t compromise when it comes to music,” says Ridha. “I do what I think is cool and what I like and not what the market wants or people may expect. Maintaining artistic freedom has always been the most important thing to me — for my own music and for anyone on my label”

Despite his ever-expanding label roster and the increased demand for his time as a producer and remixer, Ridha’s primary loves continue to be the twin pursuits of making and performing music.

Following the release of his third long-player Out Of The Black in late 2012, he presented the first BOYS NOIZE ‘LIVE’ show to the masses.

“I really wanted to give people a concert where I perform my music only. It´s not that I don´t like DJing anymore, I´m a DJ to the bone and will always be. But playing my tracks live and putting on a completely new show was something I wanted to do for a long time. It´s different and fresh and that is what I love.”

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Dena Dena Dena // The Go Rounds http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/08/21/dena-dena-dena-the-go-rounds/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/08/21/dena-dena-dena-the-go-rounds/#comments Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:34:11 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=9943 Tuesday, September 9th
Doors: 7 p.m. || Show: 8 p.m.
$5: 21 and up || $7: 18 and up

Dena Dena Dena

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Dena Dena Dena is the musical project of independent South Bend, IN musician, Dena Woods. Dena Dena Dena translates as both an intimate conversation between listener and solo performer to a moving and swelling full band sound with other players including keys, guitars, ukulele, drums, bass, and beyond. Woods' music tells soulful stories of confusion, broken hearts, misadventures, all with the hope that transformation can be born out of adverse circumstances.

Her recently released single, "Come Home, " has been described as "lovely, haunting, and melancholy...the sparsity of instrumentation and seeming simplicity provides so much air for the lyrics to breathe...her voice soars incredibly."

The Go Rounds

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Kalamazoo's favorite suns. High energy twang-rock and jelly roll.

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HouseHoldName presents: The Saga http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/08/21/householdname-presents-the-saga/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/08/21/householdname-presents-the-saga/#comments Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:22:06 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=9939 Saturday, September 6th
w/ thedjKG, Moeglie Jungle Bastard, Pete Lo, Natron 88, Myth
Doors & Show: 9 p.m.
FREE: 21 and up || $5: 18 and up

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Ashdown Forest & Spock Nixon (Early) http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/08/20/ashdown-forest-spock-nixon/ http://bourbontheatre.com/2014/08/20/ashdown-forest-spock-nixon/#comments Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:26:56 +0000 aaron http://bourbontheatre.com/?p=9935 Saturday, September 6th
featuring: Ashdown Forest & Spock Nixon
Doors: 6 p.m. || Show: 7 p.m.
$5: 21 and up || $7: 18 and up

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