Phox was recently featured by Paste Magazine as one of 100 great bands to see at SXSW 2013. Here’s their intriguing take on this amazing band:
“Here’s a group of newcomers to keep an eye on. Just weeks ago, PHOX released a stellar group of tracks titled Confetti, which takes tired song arrangements and turns them upside down. The proof is in opener “Slow Motion,” a headphone-enhanced track that swaps instruments like the average SXSW attendee does business cards, spiraling through electronic blips and fingerpicked notes. It’s an expansive aural treat taking cues from Sufjan Stevens’ Age of Adz.”—Tyler Kane pastemagazine.com
Colin Lake is making the long journey from New Orleans to bring his own special brand of soul to the Summer Solstice music festival. Colin performed solo at the LumberJam Music Festival but now plans on bringing his whole band to rock the riverfront. Here Colin is captured live during his opening set for Kenny Wayne Shepard. Colin is one of the hottest new acts to grace the stages in music rich NOLA. This is one act you are not going to want to miss. www.colinlake.com for more information.
In December 2012, Jesse Elliott (bandleader of touring stalwarts These United States) was stopping over in Denver for a month on his way to a new life in New York City. But as the members of Ark Life met each other, journeyed into the mountains, and started playing music together, it became clear he was going to have to stick around a bit longer. The 3-part harmonies of pianist Lindsay McWilliams, bassist Anna Morsett (also of TUS), and guitarist Natalie Tate just blended too perfectly with the velvet grooves of drummer Ben Desoto. Elliott was smitten, and the result is a mile high ocean of uplift, equal parts mischief and heartthrob, that pulls as much from contemporaries like Cotton Jones, Bahamas, and Fruit Bats as from the band’s enduring loves for Astral Weeks, Motown, Leonard Cohen, and the classic campfire singalong.
Rogue Barrister Records along with River’s Edge Theatre is excited to bring Jesse Elliot and his new band to downtown Yorkville. Jesse and These United States last performed at the Harvest Moon Festival along the Fox River. As an added bonus Brent Brown (www.BrentBrownMusic.com) will be performing a solo set at this intimate spot to open the night. As always expect some fine Three Angels beer to be available as a limited release on the night of the show.
Very limited amount of tickets available so make sure you get yours early before they’re gone. See www.riversedgetheatre for all ticket information.
Just announced that Rogue Barrister Records along with Three Angels Brewing will be partnering with the Yorkville Chamber of Commerce to bring you the Summer Solstice Indie Music and Craft Beer Festival on June 21 & 22 along the scenic Yorkville Riverfront. Once again Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons will be headlining the event on Saturday night. Local heroes The Giving Tree Band will be headlining a free concert on Friday night. Other confirmed acts include the Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank, Brent Brown, Calvin Conway, and The Back Alley Blossoms. Stay tuned for more information!