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FRI 8.22.2014 // You, Me & Apollo + The Lonely Hearts
$10 (pre sale tix available here)
SAT 8.23.2014 // 1152 + Battle Red
SUN 8.24.2014 // ROZZ TALK
An Evening Interview with Host Andrew King
this month's guest - Lewis Knudsen (musician)
FRI & SAT 8.29-8.30.2014 // PARKYPALOOZA
$10 PRE-SALE FOR BOTH DAYS (available here)
$10 PER DAY AT DOOR
BANDS WILL PLAY ON 2 STAGES - UPSTAIRS AND DOWNSTAIRS
WEEKEND NACHOS ( RELAPSE RECORDS)www.weekendnachos.bandcamp.com
WARTORN (SOUTHERN LORD RECORDS)
SICK/TIRED (A389 RECORDINGS)
KING OF CLUBZ
METH AND GOATS (LAST SHOW)
BATH HOUSE BOYS (STL HARDCORE)
HATE (CHI HARDCORE)
FEEDER/GAINER (NEBRASKA METAL)
RELENTLESS APPROACH (PROFANE EXISTENCE RECORDS)
BLACK PANTIES (STL PUNK)
SKI MA$K (COMO HARDCORE)
PURGATORY (NEBRASKA HARDCORE)
MALEFICARUM (IOWA HARDCORE)
AS YOU WERE
THE EASY MARK
MON 9.01.2014 // The Please and The Thank Yous
The Please & Thank Yous- pop punk on tour from Chicago
COOL OFF- QC hardcore punk
Subject to Change- QC skate punk
TUE 9.02.2014 // Driftwood Soldier
SAT 9.06.2014 // Verma + Idpyramid + Gosh!
$7 - $10
doors at 8
show at 9
VERMA- excellent psych rock five piece from chicago on Trouble In Mind records
IDPYRAMID- synth kraut jamz from dennis hockaday
GOSH!- dark pop featuring ex nudesunrise///theballet and claire lambach on bass
SUN 9.07.2014 // Ruby the Rabbitfoot + Christian Lee Hutson
TUE 9.09.2014 // The Kickstand Band
$5 - $10
opening act: The Multiple Cat
A sunny power-pop-punk duo, The Kickstand Band has been performing and recording in their hometown of Detroit since 2011. Their debut album, Puppy Love, is an introduction to their blend of garage-tinged grit with melodic guitars and sticky pop hooks. The band then released their Summer EP, featuring an expanded sonic range to compliment their brand of boy/girl harmonies and focused songwriting. As 2014 kicked off, the group got to work building a DIY studio-space and began recording their second full-length album. In the meantime, they have continued to deliver exciting live performances, featuring a dynamic homemade light show and drums sampled from their favorite old records at clubs and festivals including Cincinnati’s MidPoint Music Fest and Toronto’s North By North East.
TUE 9.16.2014 // DENA DENA DENA + THE GO ROUNDS
$5 - $10
Dena Dena Dena is the solo acoustic project of independent South Bend, IN musician, Dena Woods. Her music tells soulful stories of confusion, broken hearts, misadventures, all with the hope that transformation can be born out of adverse circumstances.
Kalamazoo's Favorite Suns.
High - Energy Twang-Rock and Jelly - Roll
THU 9.18.2014 // Lowland Hum
$5 - $10
opening act: Nate Gordon
Nate Gordon is a solo folk and blues guitarist from the rolling hills and muddy creeks of the "heck yes, midwest" lands of Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin. Regionally, Gordon has made a name for himself playing various music clubs, house shows, and larger indie-rock venues like the barnstormer shows at the renowned Codfish Hollow Barn. He's shared bills with a range of acts from driving blues greats like The Ghost Wolves and The Hooten Hallers to folk rock legends Mark Mulcahy and Pieta Brown. His new CD “Pines” was released in January of this year, and a live album is in the works for early 2015.
Lowland Hum is the multisensory artistic collaboration of Daniel and Lauren Goans. What began as North Carolina folk music has evolved into so much more. Though folk music is their primary medium, they have seamlessly added visual art, print and even smells to create an entirely new live music experience.
Lowland Hum is Daniel Levi and Lauren (Plank) Goans. Hailing from Greensboro, North Carolina, the duo met in 2010. They married in 2012 and spent their first year of marriage touring the East Coast. During this time they began writing the songs that would become their first album, Native Air.
Since releasing Native Air in August 2013, Lowland Hum has performed for 70 audiences in 13 states. Combining Daniel’s musicianship and Lauren’s inclinations in visual art, Lowland Hum’s shows are a multi-sensory experience, engaging sight, sound, smell, and touch–inviting listeners to be fully present and reducing the space between artist and listener. During performances, Lowland Hum readily shares the stories behind their songs and invites listeners to offer real-time reflections.
FRI 9.19.2014 // Muddy Ruckus
Muddy Ruckus is Ryan Flaherty, Erika Stahl and Brian Durkin. The Portland based trio plays an original blend of americana, gypsy swing and punk. Flaherty, originally from Rock Island, IL, met Stahl and Durkin in 2013 in Portland Maine. They played on porches, street corners and campfires and became Muddy Ruckus. An explosive clash of gypsy guitar, obscure lyrics and growling vocals follows the Ruckus around. The Vocals resonate with three part harmonies. The guitar swing moans like a rolling train. The upright bass slaps you in the face and melodically swaggers through each song. Muddy Ruckus pulls inspiration from the music they love - old-timey folk music, punk rock and gypsy - dressing it with lyrics that poke fun at society and examine the state of the world. Muddy Ruckus will release their new self-titled album in the Fall of 2014. You can also find music from Muddy Ruckus on Daytrotter.com
SUN 9.21.2014 // Tomten
A Seattle Baroque-pop quartet on Versicolor Records
"Tomten shares a similar affinity for the smokiest, most world weary of all the amber-tinted folk-pshcy-pop made in the 60's: Between the Buttons, Songs of Leonard Cohen, Chelsea Girl. Frontman Brian Noyeswatkins sounds like Mick Jagger at his "Lady Jane"-iest, as the band traffics in lovely, organ-augmented tones that flicker like candlelight." -Portland Mercury
TUE 9.23.2014 // Small Houses
$5 - $10
opening act -- Padraig Steadman
FRI 9.26.2014 // Silver Ochre
$5 - $10
The nomadic videos of ACVilla take us through doorways in the Rustbelt, into a spider’s life at a rest stop, to ice shadows in New Mexico, among other visions she’s found, waited for and/or created along her peripatetic life. Silver Ochre is a 47 minute series of short films ranging from 30 seconds to 4 minutes in length capturing moments in time, each with their own story, and in stark contrast one from the other. Simple but often profoundly entertaining, these vignettes encourage the viewer to enter into their own present through individual creative interpretations of the film and music.
Thollem has scored these films and accompanies them live with a vintage electric piano and analog effects.
TUE 9.30.2014 // Dear Rabbit + Julie Byrne + Suno Deko
$5 - 10
Alright ya'll, are you ready for this SUPA SHOW?! It doesn't get much better than this --
Hailing from Colorado Springs, Dear Rabbit tours these beautiful states changing lives with his songs. This will be his 7th(!) time playing at Rozz-Tox since we opened in 2011. That's dedication. Come out for this show, you won't be disappointed. If you need reassurance click the link below and listen to a few tracks from his new album, In The Desert Without The Book.
This will be Suno Deko's debut performance at Rozz-Tox, so let's give him a warm Rock Island welcome. We first saw Suno Deko perform at Hundred Water's record release event back in May, and was immediately drawn in by the layers of synths, drums and vocals. Click the link. Listen to the songs. Come to the show.
If you haven't seen Julie perform yet, here or anywhere, now is your chance. Rozz-Tox loves Julie Byrne and we get super excited when she comes through town. Come find out why.
WED 10.01.2014 // Judson Claiborne + Heaven's Jail
$5 - $10
Judson Claiborne is another name for Christopher Salveter and the music made with his comrades. Salveter began writing songs during the late nineties in his birthplace of St. Charles, Missouri. Soon after, he relocated to Chicago and started a band called Low Skies. Stuart Berman of Pitchfork, in his review of Low Skies’ final record wrote that the band resembled “the sunstroked stumble of Crazy Horse (c.f. "Cortez the Killer") and the Dirty Three's desert-dragging dirges” and “Salveter's distinctive vocal [has] a death-bed confessional tremble that doesn't so much suggest a lump in his throat as a tumor”... continue reading
Brooklyn band Heaven's Jail frontman Francesco Ferorelli grew up listening to metal and hip-hop, later discovered country, and now plays indie-rock music. Producer Matthew Houck (of Phosphorescent fame) says of Ferorelli, "[He] is my favorite kind of songwriter — sensitive but not sappy, smart but not precious." Ace Called Zero, the debut album by Heaven's Jail, is due out August 26.
SAT 10.04.2014 // The Last Bison
$10 (pre sale available here)
In 2012 The Last Bison seemingly rose from the marshes of southeastern Virginia to captivate the national music scene with a rare blend of music that NPR dubbed, “Classical influenced southern folk rock.” Commenting on the band’s self-released debut album, Quill, a blogger for the popular music sharing site NoiseTrade remarked: “(The Last) Bison has already crafted a sound that is threaded with their own singular strands of creativity. Songs unfurl in textured, poetic waves that are based far more in inspiration than imitation.” WXPN of Philadelphia noted The Last Bison “has subsequently swept the musical scene with its complex arrangements, refined lyrics and vocal harmonies.”
TUE 10.07.2014 // Youri Defrance (France)
$5 - $10
Youri Defrance is a French guitarist and singer-songwriter. Founder of Psychéblues, a surprising and explosive marriage of Delta Blues, Psychedelic Rock & traditional Mongolian music.
His first album "Moon Rock My Soul", opening for Elliot Murphy, Boubacar Traoré, Joe Bonamassa, Björn Berge, Alela Diane.
Various press and chronicles of the second album "The Corridor" in magazines led him to perform in Blues / World Music concerts and festivals (Tour in Europa, Australia) "The Corridor" was enriched with an initiatory trip to Mongolia living with the Tsaatane tribe.
His songs are both familiar and foreign, melding enough traditional charm with his expansive vision to delve further into his evolving musical landscapes. Think of him as a pioneer who’s taking an established craft to uncharted territory.