Florist is a soft-synthesizer-folk band and the friendship project of Emily Sprague, Rick Spataro, and Jonnie Baker. Born in the Catskill Mountains in 2012, the three began making playing and recording together together after discovering their shared love for many things musical and for each other.
Ryan of GRINGOtheband will be opening with a solo set!
Karl Denson's Tiny Universe guitarist, DJ Williams Featuring: Andre Mali (Prince, Stevie Wonder) Chris Stilwell (Greyboy Allstars, KDTU) Max MacVeety (Lyrics Born) Todd Stoops (RAQ, countless other projects) Nick Gerlach (Michal Minert, Cosby Sweater)
From the moment the band’s first single, “She’s No Good,” dropped into rotation on SiriusXM radio this past spring, Shots Fired has been designated as a 2018 “heat-seaker” and “artist to watch.”
Their instant appeal comes down to Williams’ songwriting, matched live by his incendiary guitar solos and accented by the Shots Fired horns. Given D.J.’s penchant for topping off raw beats with refined melodies, Shots Fired is best served on the rocks and on the dance floor.
Just don’t let D.J.’s name confuse you, because this guitarist is laying down grooves any “DJ” would love to sample.
Members of Greyboy allstars , lyrics born, Stevie wonder , Raq and more.... See MoreSee Less
We are stoked to have our good friends The Brothers Reed back!!
Two brothers making folk music, building a rabid fan base, touring the country, making albums, and not giving two effs what the naysayers think.
Despite their brotherhood, Aaron and Phil Reed didn’t start playing music together until five years ago after Phil left their hometown of St. Charles, Missouri to join Aaron in the unsullied mountains of the American Northwest. The brothers family blend of folk encapsulates the grit and humor of Midwest life with the swagger and serenity of the west coast. Their style evokes finger picking folk singers of the 60’s and 70’s with a contemporary and boundless edge. Cultivated from years of performing in bands ranging from heavy metal to reggae and rock, to punk, country, and funk, their musical dichotomy is at the root of their diverse yet seamless folk-brand.
With their comedic brotherly banter, impeccable harmonic expression, and widely varying influences, a Brothers Reed performance will have you reflecting on lost lives and lovers, laughing hysterically and leaving completely entertained.
Touring as a guitar-duo, the group incorporates harmonica, percussion and keys into their live performances, soothing your soul with songs that are familiar yet original. Whether they are finger picking their way through a lamentable ballad or bringing you around full-speed with a barn-burning bluegrass number, The Brothers Reed are masters of their craft.
Through an exhaustive tour schedule that includes nearly 300 shows per year, the Brothers Reed have quickly risen to regional renown and tour extensively throughout the U.S. With three studio albums released (Sick As Folk, 2015; Monster In My Head, 2016; Three, 2018) a full band live release (Live at the Buckhunters Ball: Callahan, CA, 2017), and a fourth studio offering currently in the works, The Bros show no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
Gather your team and grab a pint for The Dip's trivia night we lovingly call "Pub Quiz"... This quiz will be about all things CHRISTMAS and teams are highly encouraged to wear their most obnoxious Christmas sweaters! Special prizes, drink specials, and more!
Teams of 6 (Maximum) Trivia starts at 7:30pm ** Please arrive early to reserve a spot for your team! ** Space is limited!
Doors 8PM | $17 Adv Tickets | $20 Day of | 21+ w/ Valid ID
The Levin Brothers - bassist Tony (King Crimson, Peter Gabriel, Stickmen), pianist Pete (Gil Evans, Paul Simon, Jaco Pastorius) along with their long-standing drummer Jeff “Siege” Siegel (Ron Carter, Benny Golson, Lee Shaw) bringing their unique jazz style to the West Coast for their Winter 2019 tour. thelevinbrothers.com/
Doors 8PM | $15 Adv. Tickets | $20 Day of | 21+ w/ Valid ID
Over the past two decades, Cursive has become known for writing smart, tightly woven concept albums where frontman Tim Kasher turns his unflinching gaze on specific, oftentimes challenging themes, and examines them with an incisively brutal honesty. 2000’s Domestica dealt with divorce; 2003’s The Ugly Organ tackled art, sex, and relationships; 2006’s Happy Hollow skewered organized religion; 2009’s Mama, I’m Swollen grappled with the human condition and social morality; and 2012’s I Am Gemini explored the battle between good and evil. But the band’s remarkable eighth full-length, Vitriola, required a different approach -- one less rigidly themed and more responsive as the band struggles with existentialism veering towards nihilism and despair; the ways in which society, much like a writer, creates and destroys; and an oncoming dystopia that feels eerily near at hand.
Cursive has naturally developed a pattern of releasing new music every three years, creating records not out of obligation, but need, with the mindset that each record could potentially be their last. 2015 came and went, however, and the band remained silent for their longest period to date. But the members of Cursive have remained busy with solo records, a movie (the Kasher-penned and directed No Resolution), and running businesses (the band collectively owns and operates hometown Omaha’s mainstay bar/venue, O’Leaver’s). The band even launched their own label, 15 Passenger, through which they’re steadily reissuing their remastered back catalogue, as well as new albums by Kasher, Campdogzz, and David Bazan and Sean Lane. And like many others, the band members have been caught up in the inescapable state of confusion and instability that plagues their home country, and seems to grow more chaotic with each passing day.
Which brings us to 2018 and Vitriola. For the first time since Happy Hollow, the album reunites Kasher, guitarist/singer Ted Stevens and bassist Matt Maginn with founding drummer Clint Schnase, as well as co-producer Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, M. Ward, Jenny Lewis) at ARC Studios in Omaha. They’re joined by Patrick Newbery on keys (who’s been a full-time member for years) and touring mainstay Megan Siebe on cello. Schnase and Maginn are in rare form, picking up right where they left off with a rhythmic lockstep of viscera-vibrating bass and toms, providing a foundation for Kasher and Stevens’ intertwining guitars and Newbery and Siebe’s cinematic flourishes. The album runs the sonic gamut between rich, resonant melodicism, Hitchcockian anxiety, and explosive catharsis -- and no Cursive album would be complete without scream-along melodies and lyrics that, upon reflection, make for unlikely anthems.
There’s a palpable unease that wells beneath Vitriola’s simmering requiems and fist-shakers. Fiery opener “Free To Be or Not To Be You and Me” reflects the album’s core: a search for meaning that keeps coming up empty, and finding the will to keep going despite the fear of a dark future. The album directs frustration and anger at not only modern society and the universe at large, but also inward towards ourselves. On “Under the Rainbow,” disquiet boils into rage that indicts the complacency of the privileged classes; “Ghost Writer” has a catchy pulse that belies Kasher chastising himself for writing about writing; and “Noble Soldier/Dystopian Lament” is a haunting look at potential societal collapse that provides little in the way of hope but balances beauty and horror on the head of a pin.
Vitriola raises a stark question: is this it? Is everything simply broken, leaving us hopeless and nihilistic? Maybe not. There can be reassurance in commiseration, and the album is deeply relatable: Cursive may not be offering the answers, but there is hope in knowing you're not alone in the chaos.
Summer Cannibals - Led by guitarist/vocalist Jessica Boudreaux, the Cannibals initially cut their teeth on the local Portland circuit, sharing the stage and receiving encouragement from peers including The Thermals. Along the way, they released a pair of fantastic full-lengths -- 2013’s No Makeup and 2015’s Show Us Your Mind — on their own label, New Moss Records. Show Us Your Mind appeared on NPR’s Sound Opinions Best of list in 2015. The band has since spent an unhealthy amount of time on the road, earning accolades and adding plenty of fresh converts to their highly-charged, no frills attack.
Campdogzz capture the bleak yet spirited heart of the industrial midwest in a five-piece band propelled by driving rhythms, insistent dual guitars set in intriguing arrangements, and the haunting, evocative songs and voice of Tulsa native Jess Price. In a moment, Jess turns a beguiling melody to a darkening storm, rich in portent and meaning.... See MoreSee Less