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.
Wednesday July 25 2018
8:00PM doors -- music at 8:30PM
••• 21 AND OVER
$10 in advance / $12 at the door
Cosmic american music
Soul country-western/early rhythm & blues
Andrea DeMarcus and Dave Kirslis
-from Athens, GA
-When Cicada Rhythm hit the road in support of their 2015 debut, they were a homespun, stripped-down folk duo, armed with songs that mixed acoustic instruments and soft dynamics with the intimate charm of two harmonized voices.
Three years later, bandmates Andrea DeMarcus and Dave Kirslis have upsized their sound considerably with Everywhere I Go. Recorded in a string of studios across the southeast, it’s a snapshot of a band on the move, with new members filling their lineup and a louder set of influences propelling their sound forward. There are roots-rock tunes, slow waltzes, politically-minded lyrics, front-porch folksongs and backwoods ballads, all delivered by a group of road warriors who’ve cut their teeth not only in the writing room, but onstage, too.
“In the beginning, we were two singer/songwriters making a living on $50 per show,” says DeMarcus, a Juilliard-trained bassist who met Kirslis — her bandmate and future husband — when he hopped off a freight train and landed in her Georgia hometown. The two quickly whipped up a musical chemistry rooted in the steady pluck of DeMarcus’ upright bass, the rootsy punch of Kirslis’ guitar, and the raw blend of their voices. As romance blossomed between the musicians, so did a career. “We had to keep it a duo,” DeMarcus remembers of their early days on the road, “because we couldn’t afford to bring along anybody else. When we released our debut record, we started touring with a drummer, and the sound just evolved from there. We realized we needed to demand attention, rather than waiting for people at the shows to shut up.”
People did pay attention, taking notice of Cicada Rhythm’s ability to merge both traditional and contemporary Americana sounds along with topical lyrics, which often touched upon modern issues like environmentalism. Among the band’s biggest fans were members of two A-list Americana bands: Kenneth Pattengale, best known as the spellbinding guitarist and harmony vocalist of the Milk Carton Kids, and Oliver Wood, lead singer and guitarist for the Wood Brothers. When it came time to record Cicada Rhythm’s newest batch of songs in 2017, Pattengale and Wood shared production duties, giving Everywhere I Go a broad, diverse punch.
Ryan LoPilato - voice / guitar
Cameron Iturri-Carpenter - guitar
Evan Hiller - pedal steel
Nathan Smith - bass
Stephen Boyd - drums
-from Bay Area, CA
-"To credit electric is to credit the electricity existing inter-connectively between every person and every aspect of life. In being humble and longing for time to spend with the ones we love we find the soundtrack of Credit Electric. Taking elements of early soul gospel and blues music with combing country pedal steel the bay area band find its voice in a veil of syrupy slow-core indie roots rock."
Vincent Lay, Anna Cucciardo, Bob Mathre, James Stafford.
-from Oakland, CA
-Greetings from Muncie, California! After releasing 6 full length albums and performing over 600 shows together across 43 states during the past 12 years, Vince Lay, Anna Kremenliev, Shane DeLea and Bob Mathre are Muncie, an independent rock, roll, swing and slide band based in Oakland, California.
Muncie is built upon classic, loose grooves (à la Exile on Main Street-era Rolling Stones, The Band, Tom Petty), coupled with honest, narrative songwriting (Ryan Adams, Bob Dylan), and a country-western/early rhythm & blues throwback vibe (Otis Redding, Johnny Cash). Following in the footsteps of a long line of San Francisco Bay Area musicians fortunate enough to exist in a place where music is not just a wave of sound, but a way of life, Muncie creates songs that are equally meant for your dancing pleasure as well as your listening enjoyment.
Muncie’s 2012 self-titled, debut album features twelve tracks of original music recorded and produced by Andy Freeman (Eisley, Max Bemis). The national tour in support of this album will include over twenty live performances between California and New York during a three week period, booked entirely by the band’s manager, agent, web/graphic designer, PR Rep, and drummer. Muncie is proud to be a 100% independent band, thriving on the tried and true, do-it-yourself ethics of independent artists to build a project from the ground up with a solid foundation of hard work and integrity.