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.
Sun, Oct 8 · alternative · bluegrass · eclectic · folk · indie · old time · progressiveHorseshoes and Hand Grenades
w/ Kitchen Dwellers
9:00pm at New Mountain AVL
($12 / $15 DOS)
While strongly rooted in bluegrass, old-time, and folk music, Wisconsin-based Horseshoes and Hand Grenades produces a sound that draws on the vaults of music collectively and individually enjoyed throughout the course of their lives thus far. The music doesn’t lend itself well to categories or boundaries.