Wed, Aug 30 · alternative · americana · eclectic · gypsy · hardcore · honky tonk · indie · outlaw country · psychedelic · punk · rock · roots · stringbandThe Goddamn Gallows
w/ Skunk Ruckus
9:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($12 adv / $15 DOS)
The Goddamn Gallows came from the heart of America's Rust Belt, arising from a night of flophouse violence. Drifting across the states, they cemented their sound in Portland and later in Los Angeles, where they lived in abandoned buildings, squatter camps, storage units and shoebox apartments. In 2007, they left everything behind and spent the next 4 years living out of whatever vehicle would get them to the next town. Building upon their original sound of "twanged-out, punk rock gutterbilly", they began picking up stray musicians along the way - washboard, accordion, mandolin and banjo - creating a sound referred to as "hobocore", "gypsy-punk" or "americana-punk", while never being stuck in any one sound.
Fri, Sep 15 · acoustic · americana · bluegrass · eclectic · folk · guitar · indie · instrumental · old time · punk · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · traditional · vocalBilly Strings – Downtown After 5
w/ Whiskey Shivers
5:00pm at Downtown After 5
Whether sharing stages with acoustic music royalty, crisscrossing the nation playing as a solo artist or performing high-energy, jaw-dropping sets, Billy Strings’ songs, his articulation, his entire approach, sounds so authentic and steeped in tradition. Hailing from Austin, Whiskey Shivers’ bluegrass-fueled Americana infused with punk rock energy, is infectious and joyful.
Sat, Sep 16 · alternative · eclectic · electronic · funk · indie · pop · psychedelic · rockof Montreal
w/ Showtime Goma & Nancy Feast
9:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($15 adv / $18 DOS)
The band's 14th LP follows two full decades of mercurial creative mania: swallowing up '60s psych-pop, Prince-ly funk, and glammy prog in turn; morphing freely between full-band affair and cloistered confessional booth; comprising lyrics both painfully personal and absurdly fantastical; and recently drawing site-specific inspiration from culture capitals like San Francisco or New York City. The thread that runs through it all is Athens, GA's Kevin Barnes, and Innocence Reaches finds him at his most light-hearted in years, working a Parisian stint, Top 40 sounds, and his newfound single status into the kaleidoscopic swirl.
Tue, Oct 3 · alternative · eclectic · funk · indie · instrumental · jazz · punk · r&b · rock · soul · vocalThundercat
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $20 adv / $22 DOS)
THUNDERCAT is the alter ego of virtuosic bassist / singer Stephen Bruner. Bruner found his instrument at the age of 4. That made him a late-bloomer in the house of Ronald, Sr., who drummed with the Temptations among others. His first bass was a black Harmony, and he practiced to the Ninja Turtles soundtrack until pops played him Jaco Pastorius. He joined thrash legends Suicidal Tendencies as a teenager, and spent road and studio time with everyone from Stanley Clarke to Snoop Dogg to Erykah Badu. Eventually the name Thundercat stuck, a reference to the cartoon he’s loved since childhood and an extension of Bruner’s wide-eyed, vibrant, often superhuman approach to his craft.