drivin' n' cryin' W/ Jordan Igoe

Tickets are $15 available at the door…Doors 9PM
The Real Rock Folk Alt-Country Punk Jam :
I Played Guitar on a Chain Gang
Or, things you might want to know about my fuckin’ rock band
by kevn kinney
“We are a band that’s like your record collection.”
–That’s a quote from me in one of the first articles ever written about drivin’ n’ cryin’ back in the ’80s.
http://www.drivinncryin.com/
ji
http://www.jordanigoemusic.com

Southern Culture on the Skids W/Christopher Andrews

Tickets are only $10 and available at the door…

Long the bards of downward mobility, Southern Culture on the Skids have always embodied a sleazy, raucous, good-natured, good-time take on the culture of the South. Recently described by Dwight Yoakam (in Filter) as “really on the outside, like Dick Dale meets Hank Thompson,” SCOTS have mixed high and low culture for decades, endlessly touring, serving up moonshine martinis and poultry picking for fans everywhere.

http://www.scots.com/

Since 1983, when they formed in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, SCOTS have played their unique hybrid of Americana, surf, R&B, rockabilly, and swamp pop (the band describes their sound as “toe sucking geek rock – kinda weird, but it feels good when you’re doing it”), all the while driving fans into ecstatic, sweat-drenched paroxysms of joy. Assisted by his cohorts in chaos — drummer Dave Hartman and bassist/singer/heartbreaker Mary Huff — Miller and crew have been prolific and ubiquitous for over twenty years.

From their 1985 debut Voodoo Beach Party, to the international smash, 1998’s Dirt Track Date (featuring the hit single “Camel Walk”), and up to 2007’s gender bending album of cover tunes — Countrypolitan Favorites, Southern Culture on the Skids have continued to throw what Rolling Stone dubbed “a hell raising rock and roll party.” Their 2005 live outing, Doublewide and Live!, captured all of this on tape, dirty, rough, wild and above all fun!! 2010 saw the band’s first self-release, The Kudzu Ranch, plus the reissue of their classic 1991 album, Too Much Pork For Just One Fork. In 2011 the band released the out of print 1996 Santo Swings EP digitally for the first time ever on Cinco de Mayo.

Now the band has just released their latest slab of wax, Zombified as an LP (on blood red vinyl), a CD, and digital download. Southern Culture On The Skids’ tribute to the horror and exploitation movies that populated Southern theaters and drive-ins during the 60s and 70s, the Zombified Extended Reissue has been released on Kudzu Records. Originally released in Australia as an eight song EP in 1998, Zombified is now a full-length album with the addition of five new tunes.

The new and improved Zombified has been re-mastered and re-packaged with cover art by Sean Starwars and design by Yee Haw industries. Rick Miller, guitarist and singer for the band said, “you know, the Zombified EP never had a proper U.S. release and the band is excited about it happening now as a full album.” The album is available in all formats, CD, digital download and LP.

Rusted Root "An Evening With"

Tickets are $18 Available at the door…(Doors 8PM) Showtime is 9PM
with NO OPENER
Multi-instrumentalist group Rusted Root integrate the Grateful Dead’s jam-heavy rock with percussion influences based on the music of Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America.
http://www.rustedroot.com
The six-piece formed in Pittsburgh in 1990 with Michael Glabicki (vocals, guitar), Liz Berlin (vocals, percussion), Patrick Norman (bass, vocals), and Jim Donovan (drums, percussion) as the initial lineup, though John Buynak (percussion, winds) and Jim DiSpirito (percussion) joined later that year. In 1992, Rusted Root released its debut independent album Cruel Sun. However, it was the band’s 1994 sophomore album, When I Woke, that garnered the band national attention. With support from college radio and a good buzz from the band’s entrancing live show, When I Woke became quite successful in alternative circles during 1995-1996, especially with singles such as “Send Me on My Way” and “Ecstasy.” In mid-1996, Rusted Root released the Evil Ways EP, a compilation of live tracks with the band’s contributions to the movies Twister and Home for the Holidays. The group’s second album, Remember, followed in October. Produced by Jerry Harrison, it reached the Top 40 in its first week of release. A self-titled LP followed in 1998. After some time off, Rusted Root returned with Welcome to My Party in 2002 before leaving the world of major labels behind and releasing the 2004 album Rusted Root Live on their own indie imprint, Touchy Pegg. Breaking the seven-year wait for a new studio album, Stereo Rodeo landed in 2009. Following near constant touring for a couple of years, the band went into their studio and emerged with Movement in 2012.

Rusted Root “An Evening With”

Tickets are $18 Available at the door…(Doors 8PM) Showtime is 9PM

with NO OPENER
Multi-instrumentalist group Rusted Root integrate the Grateful Dead’s jam-heavy rock with percussion influences based on the music of Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America.

http://www.rustedroot.com

The six-piece formed in Pittsburgh in 1990 with Michael Glabicki (vocals, guitar), Liz Berlin (vocals, percussion), Patrick Norman (bass, vocals), and Jim Donovan (drums, percussion) as the initial lineup, though John Buynak (percussion, winds) and Jim DiSpirito (percussion) joined later that year. In 1992, Rusted Root released its debut independent album Cruel Sun. However, it was the band’s 1994 sophomore album, When I Woke, that garnered the band national attention. With support from college radio and a good buzz from the band’s entrancing live show, When I Woke became quite successful in alternative circles during 1995-1996, especially with singles such as “Send Me on My Way” and “Ecstasy.” In mid-1996, Rusted Root released the Evil Ways EP, a compilation of live tracks with the band’s contributions to the movies Twister and Home for the Holidays. The group’s second album, Remember, followed in October. Produced by Jerry Harrison, it reached the Top 40 in its first week of release. A self-titled LP followed in 1998. After some time off, Rusted Root returned with Welcome to My Party in 2002 before leaving the world of major labels behind and releasing the 2004 album Rusted Root Live on their own indie imprint, Touchy Pegg. Breaking the seven-year wait for a new studio album, Stereo Rodeo landed in 2009. Following near constant touring for a couple of years, the band went into their studio and emerged with Movement in 2012.

Connor Christian & Southern Gothic

Tickets are $8 and available at the door…(Doors 9PM)
“Every night I have a new hometown,” sings Connor Christian in the title track of the latest release from Connor Christian & Southern Gothic, New Hometown.
http://www.connorchristian.com/home.html
Those words could be the mantra of many touring bands, whose lives become a blur of highways, hotel rooms, stages and crowds. But in the case of Connor Christian & Southern Gothic – “CCSG” as their fans affectionately know them – those words are more than just a metaphorical description of the troubadour lifestyle of a band on the road. They are a nod to the beginnings of a band – not just its members, who come from places as far and wide as Los Angeles to Russia – but also its music, an amalgamation of roots-rock, country and Americana.
“We don’t like to box ourselves in,” says Christian. “But we hear from fans all the time that our blend of sounds and influences is one of the things they love. When we get on a stage, it just clicks. It’s seamless. And based on the way people are reacting, it must be working.” It’s working indeed. From the fiddle-driven and harmony-rich opener “Sheets Down”, to the country-ballad swoon of “Only Need You”, “(She’s) My Salvation” or “Back in Dixie”, to the unapologetic, raunchy swagger of “When I’m Gone”, or the instrumental twin-fiddle blast of the aptly-named “Fiddler”, New Hometown is an 18 song joyride. Produced by Christian and John Briglevich (Goo Goo Dolls, Edwin McCain), this is roots music crafted by a restlessness of spirit, born from the travels of a true troubadour.
Connor Christian was born in Los Angeles, but before he was a teenager, had lived in South Korea, Indonesia and Belgium. At the age of 14, he left home with a guitar and a backpack, and continued his travel and musical growth in Pennsylvania, Florida, Georgia, South America and even Africa. By the time he settled in Atlanta, GA in 1996, his life and his music were steeped in culture and influence from his well-traveled youth, and a tradition of diversity. And it was in that tradition that he began crafting what would become CCSG.
Connor met drummer Shawn Thacker in 2004. Thacker, a Rome, GA native, was raised as many rural Southerners were – surrounded by guitars, fiddles, mandolins and banjos. And, of course, KISS. “Hearing ‘Detroit Rock City’ by the flashing lights of my uncle’s 8-track player was a life-changer,” says Thacker. Suburban Washington, DC native and bass player Joe Abramson, who cut his teeth on ’60s British blues and “pretty much anything with loud guitars,” rounded out what initially began as a trio, the first incarnation of what would later become CCSG.
Continuing in the spirit of New Hometown, next came classically trained violinist (turned fiddler) Elena Martin, born and raised deep in Soviet Siberia. Aside from her fiddle work, Martin is beloved among fans for her huge smile and infectious on-stage energy. Multi-instrumentalist and Syracuse, NY native Jeff Spirko completed the lineup, joining in 2010. Spirko moves with ease between guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle and piano, but he’s not alone in his multi-instrumental talent. Christian, in addition to his vocal duties, plays guitar, piano and mandolin, and Martin plays piano and mandolin when not blistering the neck of her fiddle. The band’s ability to move between so many instruments adds not only a great dynamic to the music, but a level of excitement to their live show as well.
“Live, there are definitely some moments that might look like a fire drill. We have a song or two where some of us change instruments mid-song, so to the uninitiated, it looks chaotic. But it adds to the excitement. And it gives us so much flexibility on stage to do different things, and change the texture of the show from song to song.”
CCSG has spent the better part of the past three years on the road. When not headlining, they’ve shared stages with such artists as Zac Brown Band, Tim McGraw, Willie Nelson, Corey Smith, Big & Rich, Uncle Kracker, Gloriana, STYX, ZZ Top, Heart, Foreigner, and more. The diverse nature of the artists with whom they’ve toured again reflects the diversity of the band’s sound. “It works,” says Christian in regard to the varying nature of the audiences. “We’ve played to country crowds, rock crowds, young crowds, old crowds. We’ve played to jam band audiences and we’ve played bluegrass festivals. The response with all of them has been fantastic.”
Fantastic enough for Billboard Magazine to notice. CCSG was named “Artist on the Verge” in Billboard’s Best Bets of 2012 issue. “It’s pretty crazy,” says Christian of the accolade. “I hope it’s a harbinger of things to come.”
And if the momentum gained in the past year is any indication, CCSG indeed has big things to come. The release of New Hometown on February 12 will be preceeded by the release of the video for “Sheets Down”, directed by Mil Cannon (Usher, Pink, John Mayer, Collective Soul), and supported by the band’s continued “never-stop” approach to touring.
“We’ve traveled the world,” says Christian. “We find the people, the stories – there’s always something familiar, no matter where we go. So when we get to play songs that are shaped by those people and those places, somehow it always feels like we are home, no matter where we are.”

Connor Christian & Southern Gothic

Tickets are $8 and available at the door…(Doors 9PM)
“Every night I have a new hometown,” sings Connor Christian in the title track of the latest release from Connor Christian & Southern Gothic, New Hometown.

http://www.connorchristian.com/home.html

Those words could be the mantra of many touring bands, whose lives become a blur of highways, hotel rooms, stages and crowds. But in the case of Connor Christian & Southern Gothic – “CCSG” as their fans affectionately know them – those words are more than just a metaphorical description of the troubadour lifestyle of a band on the road. They are a nod to the beginnings of a band – not just its members, who come from places as far and wide as Los Angeles to Russia – but also its music, an amalgamation of roots-rock, country and Americana.

“We don’t like to box ourselves in,” says Christian. “But we hear from fans all the time that our blend of sounds and influences is one of the things they love. When we get on a stage, it just clicks. It’s seamless. And based on the way people are reacting, it must be working.” It’s working indeed. From the fiddle-driven and harmony-rich opener “Sheets Down”, to the country-ballad swoon of “Only Need You”, “(She’s) My Salvation” or “Back in Dixie”, to the unapologetic, raunchy swagger of “When I’m Gone”, or the instrumental twin-fiddle blast of the aptly-named “Fiddler”, New Hometown is an 18 song joyride. Produced by Christian and John Briglevich (Goo Goo Dolls, Edwin McCain), this is roots music crafted by a restlessness of spirit, born from the travels of a true troubadour.

Connor Christian was born in Los Angeles, but before he was a teenager, had lived in South Korea, Indonesia and Belgium. At the age of 14, he left home with a guitar and a backpack, and continued his travel and musical growth in Pennsylvania, Florida, Georgia, South America and even Africa. By the time he settled in Atlanta, GA in 1996, his life and his music were steeped in culture and influence from his well-traveled youth, and a tradition of diversity. And it was in that tradition that he began crafting what would become CCSG.

Connor met drummer Shawn Thacker in 2004. Thacker, a Rome, GA native, was raised as many rural Southerners were – surrounded by guitars, fiddles, mandolins and banjos. And, of course, KISS. “Hearing ‘Detroit Rock City’ by the flashing lights of my uncle’s 8-track player was a life-changer,” says Thacker. Suburban Washington, DC native and bass player Joe Abramson, who cut his teeth on ’60s British blues and “pretty much anything with loud guitars,” rounded out what initially began as a trio, the first incarnation of what would later become CCSG.

Continuing in the spirit of New Hometown, next came classically trained violinist (turned fiddler) Elena Martin, born and raised deep in Soviet Siberia. Aside from her fiddle work, Martin is beloved among fans for her huge smile and infectious on-stage energy. Multi-instrumentalist and Syracuse, NY native Jeff Spirko completed the lineup, joining in 2010. Spirko moves with ease between guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle and piano, but he’s not alone in his multi-instrumental talent. Christian, in addition to his vocal duties, plays guitar, piano and mandolin, and Martin plays piano and mandolin when not blistering the neck of her fiddle. The band’s ability to move between so many instruments adds not only a great dynamic to the music, but a level of excitement to their live show as well.

“Live, there are definitely some moments that might look like a fire drill. We have a song or two where some of us change instruments mid-song, so to the uninitiated, it looks chaotic. But it adds to the excitement. And it gives us so much flexibility on stage to do different things, and change the texture of the show from song to song.”

CCSG has spent the better part of the past three years on the road. When not headlining, they’ve shared stages with such artists as Zac Brown Band, Tim McGraw, Willie Nelson, Corey Smith, Big & Rich, Uncle Kracker, Gloriana, STYX, ZZ Top, Heart, Foreigner, and more. The diverse nature of the artists with whom they’ve toured again reflects the diversity of the band’s sound. “It works,” says Christian in regard to the varying nature of the audiences. “We’ve played to country crowds, rock crowds, young crowds, old crowds. We’ve played to jam band audiences and we’ve played bluegrass festivals. The response with all of them has been fantastic.”

Fantastic enough for Billboard Magazine to notice. CCSG was named “Artist on the Verge” in Billboard’s Best Bets of 2012 issue. “It’s pretty crazy,” says Christian of the accolade. “I hope it’s a harbinger of things to come.”

And if the momentum gained in the past year is any indication, CCSG indeed has big things to come. The release of New Hometown on February 12 will be preceeded by the release of the video for “Sheets Down”, directed by Mil Cannon (Usher, Pink, John Mayer, Collective Soul), and supported by the band’s continued “never-stop” approach to touring.

“We’ve traveled the world,” says Christian. “We find the people, the stories – there’s always something familiar, no matter where we go. So when we get to play songs that are shaped by those people and those places, somehow it always feels like we are home, no matter where we are.”

Fowler's Mustache

Tickets are $8 available at the door…(Doors 9PM)
5th Anual Fowler’s Mustache Escape from your family, day after Christmas party…
http://www.fowlersmustache.com
Since the fall of 2009, Fowler’s Mustache has been playing the Charleston music scene with an eclectic mix of tunes incorporating a wide variety of styles and genres. Each member provides a different musical influence and perspective to help form a more original sound. The band experiments with a fusion of mainly rock, blues, folk, jazz and funk sounds combined with inspired and imaginative lyrics. They share a passion not only for developing their sound to its full potential but also translating it into an exciting and memorable live experience for both band and crowd alike.
The band is made up of singers/songwriters/guitarists Matt Stanley, Thomas McElwee and Nick Collins, accompanied by bassist Chris Richter and drummer John Tankersley. All five have grown up together in the Charleston area, and began playing in various local bands together in their more recent high school and college years. They share a chemistry and understanding of each member’s musical tendencies, which helps promote smooth songwriting and live performance efforts.
In October of 2010, Fowler’s Mustache released their first studio album entitled “The Album” recorded by the East Coast Party Band’s Dave Fuller in his home studio. The album features 10 original tracks, two of which (Ain’t Life Hard, Shine) have received local radio airtime.
 

Fowler’s Mustache

Tickets are $8 available at the door…(Doors 9PM)

5th Anual Fowler’s Mustache Escape from your family, day after Christmas party…

http://www.fowlersmustache.com

Since the fall of 2009, Fowler’s Mustache has been playing the Charleston music scene with an eclectic mix of tunes incorporating a wide variety of styles and genres. Each member provides a different musical influence and perspective to help form a more original sound. The band experiments with a fusion of mainly rock, blues, folk, jazz and funk sounds combined with inspired and imaginative lyrics. They share a passion not only for developing their sound to its full potential but also translating it into an exciting and memorable live experience for both band and crowd alike.

The band is made up of singers/songwriters/guitarists Matt Stanley, Thomas McElwee and Nick Collins, accompanied by bassist Chris Richter and drummer John Tankersley. All five have grown up together in the Charleston area, and began playing in various local bands together in their more recent high school and college years. They share a chemistry and understanding of each member’s musical tendencies, which helps promote smooth songwriting and live performance efforts.

In October of 2010, Fowler’s Mustache released their first studio album entitled “The Album” recorded by the East Coast Party Band’s Dave Fuller in his home studio. The album features 10 original tracks, two of which (Ain’t Life Hard, Shine) have received local radio airtime.

 

Cowboy Mouth W/Tinbenders

Tickets are $20 available at the door ..(Doors 9PM).. 

The term ‘Cowboy Mouth’ has been used in the poetry of Shakespeare and Bob Dylan as well as a play by Patti Smith and Sam Shepard. Usually meaning One with a loud and raucous voice, it describes the band well. With over 2500 concerts under their belt and many years of reviews lauding their live show,there is still one quote which best captures their show….. “…on a bad night they’ll tear the roof off the joint and on a good night, they’ll save your soul.” Cake Magazine

http://www.cowboymouth.com/

https://www.facebook.com/TheTinbendersBand