fri 5.24.2013 // emanations series
Iowa City based composer/performers Zach Zubow, Andy Thierauf and Will Huff. Their music is largely influenced by contemporary and experimental music as well as improvisatory idioms.
sat 5.25.2013 // film screening: werewolves across america
What happens when you decide to opt out of the American Dream?
Opens May 2013
Exclusive screenings featuring live performances from Viking Moses.
"Tragicomic scenes, beautiful Super8 images from suburban America, and set against a 24 carat soundtrack of golden freak folk." CPH:DOX
“If the DIY house show circuit has a pied piper, his name is Brendon Massei.” MTV
Werewolves Across America
A Film by D.A.R.Y.L.
Catch a unique glimpse into America's DIY music scene with exclusive screenings of a cult indie road movie.
Werewolves Across America is a portrait of modern youth culture by directors D.A.R.Y.L. (Katy Perry – Part Of Me) The film stars US indie musicians Phosphorescent, Deer Tick & The Shivers and focuses on cult folk icon Viking Moses who guides us through the world of the US DIY music scene. With him we meet a variety of characters - a young Lutheran priest, a Manhattan real estate agent and an ex-drug addict from Florida. All have chosen to reject the American Dream in search of something else - but what are they seeking and at what cost?
Viking Moses (Brendon Massei) has been recording and touring independently as a full-time job since he was 14, and he’s spent more than half of his life paving trails for other musicians to follow. Artists that Massei took on their first tours include: Deer Tick, Scout Niblett and Nat Baldwyn of the Dirty Projectors.” Massei continues to win over fans and critics with his delicate melodies and versatility as a performer.
SUN 5.26.2013 // COMEDY OPEN MIC INTERRUPTION
Hosted by Mike 'Motherfucking' Steele
tues 5.28.2013 // brett newski & the corruption
Break Up Art
Teaming up in the steaming city of Saigon, Vietnam, Brett Newski & the Corruption recorded Tiny Victories; an album for the underdog. It is about the long slow burn, chipping away at the mission at hand whether it takes minutes, days, hours or years.
Tiny Victories was recorded in Saigon, Vietnam. The studio was located in the heart of a densely populated Vietnamese neighborhood next to a meat market.
The band is comprised of lyricist/guitarist Brett Newski (USA), drummer Matt Green (UK), and bassist Jeffro Gantner (Canada).
“The band has a pleasing, accessible dynamic with appealing harmony work and some truly hook-laden melodies”
- Jan Michael Sherman, Director of Publicity, MCA Records (Ret.)
“In an era where music is being dominated by auto-tune and obsession over looking for the next big thing, the importance on the survival of true rock music is that there are bands still willing to carry the torch. Brett Newski and the Corruption are just that type of band to pin our hopes on.”- Rich Turiel, GBV.com, Guided by Voices
“An album that’s gonna be the soundtrack to many a drive with tracks that will find a home on almost every mix cd and playlist I make. It’s heartfelt with catchy hooks and endearing lyrical gems.” - DurbanIsYours.com (South Africa)
“Littered with tidy harmonies, innovative counter-melodies, and a clarity of production that proves that, for this trio, less is most definitely more.” -London Calling Radio
thur 5.30.2013 // john fullbright + ruston kelly
Tickets on sale NOW at Rozz-Tox and Ragged Records!
2013 Grammy nominee (for best Americana album) John Fullbright is coming back to Rozz-Tox! Don't miss this one!
A Nashville based singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. At only 23, Ruston is gaining great esteem as a sought after songwriter in the Nashville scene. As the former lead singer of Elmwood, Ruston has toured with the likes of O.A.R. and G. Love to name a few, and graced the stages of festivals such as Bonnaroo, Forecastle, and Wakarusa. In 2012 Ruston has toured with Truth & Salvage Co., The Lumineers, and Jackie Greene as a solo artist. Ruston's life experiences can be felt in every word he writes. His ability to tell a story delivered by unparalleled emotion and melodic vocal control leaves the listener hanging on every word.
sat 6.01.2013 // land of blood & sunshine
LAND OF BLOOD AND SUNSHINE
Iowa's very own psych folk on tour!
A must see performance of mystical pop http://landofbloodandsunshine.bandcamp.com/
Jon Burns rhythm & folk
(first QC show since January!)
Record Release Party for the new album
"Memoirs" on Deep Cuts.
Dennis Hockaday's spirit jams
Featuring a backing band of Seth Knappen,
Paul Blomquist, and NOW Josep Delucio!
Loren Yeager's acoustic jams
new demo EP "Notes To Cambodia" OUT NOW!
thur 6.6.2013 // blue-eyed son
w/ special guests: COMFORT
Members: Andrew Heilprin
Santa Barbara, California
Label: Eenie Meenie Records
tue 6.11.2013 // sumner brothers
In the summer of 2006 The Sumner Brothers transformed their garage into a recording studio and created In The Garage. The album became an underground sensation, garnering the attention of future collaborator Sam Parton (The Be Good Tanyas) and charting in the top 10 for Folk/Roots/Blues on Canadian College Radio.
With a fired-up fan-base and a sprawling tour schedule, the brothers released their Self Titled Debut in 2008. They created an alt-country gem. Attracting throngs of admirers, the album placed in The Province Newspaper’s 2008 top ten list. ‘Girl in the Window’ won Best Alt-Country Song at the 9th Annual IMA’s and 'Ticket to Ride' was included in Music BC’s 2010 compilation.
In 2010, the brothers released a follow-up to In The Garage entitled In The Garage II - Your Last Chance. Like its predecessor, the album digs deep into the Sumner Brothers archives of recorded material. In The Garage II is at times intimate, rowdy, odd and through and through magical. The record was featured in Slowcoustic’s top Canadian records of 2010 and received 4.5 stars from Americanrootsuk.com.
This past fall welcomed the release of the brothers’ latest effort, I'll Be There Tomorrow. The album reached #17 on the Euro Americana charts; The Georgia Straight called it "a triumph" The Edmonton Sun referred to it as "the finest alt-country north of the 49th parallel." and Americanarootsuk.com (former Maverick writer) wrote "I wouldn't be at all surprised if this 5 star album ends up in my top 20 all time"
fri 6.14.2013 // anna vogelzang
SPEAKING OF SECRETS (QC) / www.facebook.com/pages/speaking-of-secrets/251995514841297
ANNA VOGELZANG (MADISON WI) / www.theanna.com
SUBATLANTIC (QC) / www.facebook.com/pages/Subatlantic/40362247287
$5 / 8PM doors / 9PM music
WED 6.26.2013 // sturgill simpson
Sturgill is coming back to Rozz-Tox!
thur 6.27.2013 // bebop night
Pop in for live jazz, film noir, and good people.
Matt Sivertsen - saxophone
Corey Kendrick - piano
Spencer Zimmerman - bass
Dave Solis - drums
These cats will be playing from the Real Book, so if you want to sit-in you're welcome to.