Listings are in the opposite order of appearance: headliner is listed at the top, next is the support band(s), and the last band listed is the opener.
Thursday January 26
8:30PM doors -- music at 9:00PM ••• ALL AGES
$12 in advance / $14 at the door
alternative indie rock
The Lower 48
60's pop 60's rock & roll pop
Peter Dreimanis, Leah Fay Goldstein
Josh Warburton, Ian Docherty, Danny Miles
-from Toronto, Canada
-With their sleek yet gritty brand of alt-bluesy garage rock, Toronto-based five-piece July Talk create rock & roll that’s both boldly intimate and wildly confrontational. Each track in the band’s repertoire is a conversation in song form, with singers Peter Dreimanis and Leah Fay trading lines in a lyrical face-off that’s at turns hot-tempered and tender, reckless and poetic. Onstage that conversation warps into beautiful chaos, thanks to the band’s joyfully unhinged, spontaneity-fueled live performance.
July Talk formed in 2012 when Peter met Leah in a downtown Toronto bar, quickly adding Josh Warburton (bass), Ian Docherty (guitar) and Danny Miles (drums) the band begin recording a studio album in the summer of 2013. During which They toured alongside Billy Talent, Matt Mays, Arkells, Sam Roberts, Besnard Lakes, Weezer, Matthew Good Band and Tegan and Sara. In 2014 July Talk was nominated for Breakthrough Group of the Year at the 2014 Juno Awards, and in 2015 they took home a Juno Award for Alternative Album of the Year.
In Summer 2014 they played at multiple festivals including the Lachie Music and Arts Festival, Toronto Urban Roots Festival, the Festival d’été de Québec, Osheaga, Squamish Valley Music Festival and Rock The Park London. In fall of 2014 they toured across Australia, Canada and the United States. The majority of this tour was documented in an online series entitled ‘From The Road’ shot and edited by award winning director Jared Raab. Additionally the band have announced Spring/Summer 2015 dates across the US, UK and Europe.
Nick Brown: vocals/keys/guitar
Zach Lindsey: bass
Jordan Young: guitar
-from Nashville, TN
-"Upon leaving the Midwest for Nashville, MONA quickly captured the attention of audiences and critics with driving, post-indie rock delivered with a rebellious energy. Looking back, singer and songwriter Nick Brown describes the band’s vibe with a string of adjectives and nouns: fist pumping, white t-shirts, Marlon Brando, James Dean, sex and God. It all led to a major-label overtures and eventually a deal with Island Def Jam.
As Brown tells it, he and his bandmates were more than happy to embrace the narrative as they were swept along through green rooms, VIP tents, label offices, television studios and the world’s largest festivals. But in the end, major-label life wasn’t the right fit for a band that had ap-proached songwriting, recording and live performance in their own way from day one. Brown and his bandmates joke about creating a new genre: romantic ambient grunge alt. With a new label, a new team and an extraordinary new batch of songs, Brown says he’s more proud than ever of the band and the work they are doing. "We have always been a tight knit group, but the vibe is the best’s it’s been and we are looking forward to bringing these songs to the public. Very few things matter in this world, and we think music is one of them.".
The Lower 48
Ben!, Sarah!, Nick!
-from Portland, OR
-"I heard they're all left handed. They had to go to a special class at the same school."
"No, I swear to god they met in the minor leagues. Bench warmers."
"Yeah, well I heard they moved out to the West Coast to claim an inheritance from a phony uncle and they got stranded."
"I don't believe any of the rumors, but you can tell they've done some hard time by the way they sing harmony." This much we know: The Lower 48 came west to Portland, Oregon when the weather got cold. They play 1960s-style pop rock and roll, and they have a big year planned.