Paul Brown and the Killing Devils present an evening of rock music that draws on influences from Rush and Van Halen to Monty Python and Debussy. The band is comprised of Paul Brown (vocals, guitar) Jake Patterson (guitar), Henry Wiggers (drums), and Jim Cady (bass). It has received airplay all over the world, drawn more than one million YouTube views, and released several albums, including Black Widow Tears, The Wizard’s Dawn, Red Spider, Greetings from the Palace, and When the Runner Flies.
Drunken Logic blends the raw energy of the rock and roll tradition with the thoughtful emotion of the indie movement. The result is a powerful rock sound that hints at influences such as Death Cab for Cutie, Frightened Rabbit, Foo Fighters, and the Who.
Watch Drunken Logic perform “Something New to Burn” in the video below:
January Jane kicks off the night with a walloping dose of metal and power ballads.
With punchy vocals and a mix of acoustic and electric sounds, the Folks Below aim to make your body move with its upbeat folk tunes. The band is comprised of vocalist/guitarist/pianist Holly Brewer, percussionist Nate Greenslit, and upright/electric bassist and pianist Paul Diley.
Tomara Petty was formerly the lead singer of the all-female, L.A. rock band Shotgun Showdown and has just released her first solo EP, Television Eyes. Her creations are rife with vivid, open-ended visual metaphors, eliciting emotion from listeners and inviting them to bring their own experiences into each song. Her performances are raw and emotional, building and cascading with the varying moods of her multidimensional songs.
Over the last four years, Star & Micey has become one of the most talked about and celebrated acts to come out of Memphis. Having earned a reputation for crafting singable melodies with honest lyrics, this harmonically gifted quartet has earned critical acclaim for its 2009 eponymous debut and its 2012 EP I Can’t Wait. Featuring a blend of acoustic and electric guitars, banjos, bass, and drums, all four members of Star & Micey sing and contribute layer after layer of harmonies to augment their original blend of beautiful songwriting. Always favoring authenticity over kitsch, Star & Micey have been ranked as number one on Paste Magazine’s “12 Tennessee Bands You Should Listen To Now.”
Watch a video for Star & Micey’s “I Can’t Wait” here:
Originally from Pereira, Colombia, guitarist Juan Gaviria will present his final recital, infusing elements of jazz and R&B into the folkloric music of South America. Gaviria and his group will be interpreting some of the great American and Latin standards as well as presenting original compositions.
Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey, J.D. Blair, and Derico Watson perform in conjunction with the Victor Wooten/Berklee College of Music Summer Bass Program. The evening's repertoire will include a demonstration of bass extremes, Wooten's solo material, and jazz classics. Students participating in the program may take the stage to show off their skills alongside the bass masters.
$8 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $12 day of show, general admission
Guitarist Eduardo Mercuri and his group perform a set of his original music. Born in Curitiba, Brazil, Mercuri is also a mandolinist, composer, and arranger.
Influenced by his father, he had his first contact with music very early and began playing guitar at age 11. Mercuri has studied with Vittor Santos, Osiel Fonseca, Oliver Pellet, Daniel Santiago, Mick Goodrick, Bruce Bartlett, and Steve Rochinski, among others.