SCHEDULE: 9pm: The Old Ceremony 10pm: Stephaniesid 11:30pm: Antique Firearms
stephaniesĭd, born in 2004, lives in Asheville, NC and makes pop music for "the darkness in you that's trying to find the light." The band possesses all the proper tools needed to create well-crafted songs and beautiful recordings. The music explores both the melancholy and triumph of human life and love, the players being equally faithful stewards of large, intoxicating swells and infectious, danceable melodies. Recordings affix weepy synthesizers, vibraphone lines, guitars, thick bass notes, quirky keyboard sounds, horns, and coquettish, curly, tenacious female vocals. The live show is unabashed energy funneled through Iowa-birthed and Texas-raised former gymnast Stephanie Morgan (vox, guitar, synth), southerner Chuck Lichtenberger (keys/vox/bass pedals), and Maine-born Tim Haney (drums), and a collective cast of other players.
The band lives in Asheville, NC, a city widely known for its musical soul, where they have been voted "Best Rock Band" in the reputable Mountain Xpress poll 4 years in a row.
Stephaniesid has released 3 full-length albums, has had songs featured on Showtime's "Nurse Jackie", Team Ibex's "The Red Helmet", and The Weather Channel, as well as on numerous compilations. The band's music was the subject of a rock ballet in their hometown of Asheville, NC, and the band founded the indie pop festival called POPAsheville.
Check out a video: http://youtu.be/6k8a4thjs5w
Brothers Bradan and Parker Dotson finalized the plans to unite and start their indie rock band "Antique Firearms" while in a bar in the Netherlands. Once they were back in the U.S. from their travels, they met up in Asheville, NC, to start writing their debut album. The brothers recorded and mixed a four song E.P. called "Empty Frames" in a single day at First Class Studios in Fuquay-Varina NC, at the end of 2010. The E.P. was released for free online and showcased the range of styles and sounds the band was capable of, highlighted by Bradan's haunting voice and Parker's eclectic guitar licks.
The self-titled full length album (released in April 2011 on Honey Badger Records) stays true to the experimental rock tone set by the E.P. The album also features an electronic undertone created by Hip-Hop Producers "Prophet" and "W2" who produced the album with the Dotsons. The musical talents of the third and final Dotson brother Galen as well as Chandler Brewer, and Rebecca Ward have rounded out the five piece.
The band covers a lot of ground over this ten track album, fearlessly mixing up a sonic cocktail that is as potent as it is smooth, ending with a "rootsy" track called "Carolina" recorded in Weaverville by producer/multi-instrumentalist Matt Williams. The album is next to impossible to pigeonhole, making one inclined to simply go with the line "You just have to hear it". The band will be touring to promote their debut album while they continue to write their sophomore release. Expect to see them soon, and often. Their self-titled debut album "Antique Firearms" is available now on Itunes and all other major online retailers...
Check out a video: www.youtube.com/embed/mO7pGQIlRGU
THE OLD CEREMONY:
The Old Ceremony makes music so potent that you may go blind listening to it. But don't worry, canes are in this season.
After four highly acclaimed albums and seven years of touring, the Chapel Hill, NC band has built a large and loyal following. TOC has performed with CAKE, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Chuck Berry, Polyphonic Spree, Mountain Goats, and Avett Brothers, and was included in PASTE Magazine's "Top 100 Albums of 2006."
TOC is figureheaded by songwriter Django Haskins, and includes bassist Matt Brandau, drummer Dan Hall, vibes/organist Mark Simonsen, and violinist/keyboardist Gabriele Pelli.
Check out a video: http://youtu.be/NLyZxNKRqx8
THIS SHOW IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY GENIASS PRODUCTIONS:
Asheville Music Hall (View)
31 Patton Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801