Join us at Birdy's! Tickets are $7 online and $10 at the door! Doors open at 7 and the show starts at 8!
What originally began as an inside joke amongst high school friends, unexpectedly morphed into a legitimate hip-hop duo that has now garnered praise from some of the most respected veterans in the game. One day after school, despite never having the urge to pen a verse before, Acumental and Term conspired amongst themselves to poke fun of the prevailing trends. After sharing these ridiculous parodies with their close friends, they were showered with the anticipated laughs, but also received an overwhelming, unexpected response they could have never foreseen: write more; this is amazing! Thus, The Palmer Squares were born.
Netherfriends is Shawn Rosenblatt. He is always on tour and releases music like it's the end of the world. He finished a year long project of writing and recording a song and performing in all 50 states in 2010. In 2016 he released a new LP every month online and this year (2017) he is releasing 2 new albums every month. When he performs live he doesn't use backing tracks or a laptop, but instead uses 2 loop pedals and various instruments. Netherfriends music is hard to describe, he makes music in various genres, but mostly focuses on rap/ hip hop-centric beats and singing about love and tree. He currently lives in Austin, TX, but plans to move back to Chicago one day and open a store called Netherfriends.
Join us at Birdy's! Tickets are $7 online and $10 at the door! Doors open at 7 and the show starts at 8!
With a musical career spanning more than thirty-five years, guitarist, sonic innovator,and two time Grammy nominee Tim Reynolds is known for his masterful command of melody and timing and for his uncanny ability to improvise on any instrument he touches. Having explored most musical styles, from rock, jazz and blues to classical and reggae, Reynolds wide-ranging musical versatility is evident each time he picks up his electric or acoustic guitar. Technically brilliant, yet emotionally honest, Reynolds music is inspired and authentic.
It was in the mid 1980s in Charlottesville, VA, when Reynolds founded his breakthrough electric power trio, TR3 (Tim Reynolds Trio), known for their fusion of funk, rock, and jazz. He toured with TR3 during the 1980s and 1990s, using a rotating cast of musicians. It was at this time he befriended Dave Matthews and their ongoing musical collaboration began. Tim eventually decided to relocate to Santa Fe, NM, and pursue a solo career. His musical progression continued throughout his many years on the road as a solo guitar wizard, playing for packed houses and to crowds who quickly determined that Reynolds is one of the most talented and thoughtful musicians on the circuit today.
After a number of years in New Mexico, Reynolds relocated to the Outer Banks of North Carolina in 2007. After a chance meeting with two talented musicians, bass player Mick Vaughn and drummer Dan Martier, a few rehearsals later and several stealth appearances throughout North Carolina, Reynolds decided to resurrect the electric TR3 and they’ve been touring ever since. TR3 released their first double live CD, “From SPACE and Beyond” in June 2011. In 2009, their first studio CD “Radiance” was nominated for Home Grown Music Network’s Album of the Year. Electric, funky, operatic, edgy…their show is a mix of updated Reynolds’ classics to wild covers of everything from James Brown, Led Zeppelin, King Crimson and Focus to TR3’s ever-evolving catalogue of new material.
Shelby Lanterman is a singer-songwriter from Napa, CA. Practically from the day she was born, her father exposed her to all forms of rock & roll and other types of popular music, and she was quickly inspired to sing and play music herself.
At the age of 12 she picked up the guitar and signed up for the Garage Band 101 program at Napa School of Music, which helped her segue into playing her own shows.
After honing her skills throughout her youth, then 16 year old Shelby began to write and perform her own music. Her performance credits include Hollywood’s Roxy Theater, the Bottle Rock Festival, Sweetwater Music Hall, the Uptown Theater, Silo’s and many more. Most recently, she gained notoriety for her acclaimed Emerging Artist Series of shows hosted at City Winery, featuring several up and coming Bay Area musicians she personally selected. In addition, Shelby has had the opportunity to open for Bob Mould, Lisa Loeb, among many others.
In the fall of 2014, Shelby attended Dark Horse Institute in the Nashville area. Shelby earned a degree in audio engineering, while also immersing herself in the music first atmosphere that is unique to Nashville. Here she was able to work with musicians from all over the country and develop her repertoire as a producer. This experience shaped her unique sound that encompasses the classic rock she grew up loving, and the "Nashville Sound" she was exposed to during her time studying at Dark Horse.
Inspired by artists ranging from Johnny Cash to Nirvana, Shelby’s songwriting style blends the angst and energy of 90’s alt-rock/grunge with the sensibility of Americana and roots rock.
With a wealth of her own material and a group of carefully selected covers, Shelby’s high energy performances will remind you why you fell in love with rock & roll in the first place.
Welcome the Charles Walker Band with The Shake Ups to Birdy's!
Deliciously Stanky. DynamicallyFunky. Recklessly Hopeful.
Grounded in soul, the Charles Walker Band has been compared to Prince, Bruno Mars, The Brand New Heavys, and James Brown. The Milwaukee based band has refined their sound into Neo-Funk, a fusion of funk infused rhythms with pop melodies. The three-piece band rehearses tirelessly in Charles’ basement, amidst couches and low ceilings, Charles having to stoop the entire time. Surprisingly, at the band’s shows, there are no fans. There is only family. The question posed at the beginning of the first song is, Are we family or not?
The band evokes positive energy to their family members, who say they always feel better than when they arrived. The Charles Walker Band is Deliciously Stanky. Dynamically
Funky. Recklessly Hopeful.
Charles grew up literally in the middle of nowhere. Surrounded by dairy farms and apple orchards, the closest town ten miles away, he found music in six grade. After being presented with various instruments, he desperately wanted to play trombone. However, his music teacher declared he had the perfect mouth for saxophone, and his career was started. Walker, now also keyboardist and vocalist in the band, started the Charles Walker Band 15 years ago, initially as a blues band. When Porsche Carmon joined, a Columbus, OH native and female vocalist, bassist, and hand percussionist in the band, the sound begin to shift towards funk. Eventually, Charles and Porsche became a couple, and together laugh, cry, and argue about how best to plan shows that compete with cell phones and tablets. As a testament to their ability to create an engaging show, one of the band’s family said at Milwaukee’s Summerfest, “I had to go to the bathroom for two hours but held it because I didn’t want to miss a minute!”
The core of the Charles Walker Band is a three piece band. Besides
Charles and Porsche, Paris Howard nails down the drums.
See the Charles Walker Band in action!
The Shake Ups are a midwestern-based power-pop music collective formed in 2005. The band blends co-ed vocals, bouncy melodies and infectious energy into a refreshingly charming sound. The Shake Ups are comprised of Patrick O'Connor (vocals, guitars), Savannah O'Connor (keyboards, vocals), Lee Cherolis (bass), Luisanna Rodriguez (vocals, percussion), Ed Cho (guitars), Bitsy McCann (vocals, percussion), and Steve Hinckley (drums). The Shake Ups have independently released several full-length albums on their own Gelatinous Productions imprint alongside projects with indie labels Blindspot and Not Lame. The Shake Ups have performed at San Diego's legendary House of Blues and at events such as the International Pop Overthrow Festival and Blitzkrieg Bash, among others. The Shake Ups continue to build on their reputation as a primary force in the independent music community.
The band initiated a family-friendly side project in the summer of 2013, The Shake Ups In Ponyville, performing original music inspired by television series and pop culture phenomenon My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. The Shake Ups In Ponyville released a self-titled EP in the summer of 2013, followed by a debut full-length, Mane Event, that fall. The band has since appeared at fan events (the MLP Fair, Ponycon, Ciderfest) and major conventions (GenCon, Wizard World, Comic Con) across the U.S. With their fanbase growing exponentially (the band's Youtube channel recently surpassed 145,000 views), The Shake Ups In Ponyville released their second album, Pony Power Pop, in late 2014, which included their most popular single to date, "Princess of the Night." A third full-length, Rock Candy, followed at the tail-end of 2015, garnering rave reviews from both pop culture enthusiasts and the indie music echelon.
Following a limited edition tribute to the Fab Four, 'The Shake Ups Play The Beatles,' the band returned in the spring of 2017 with a new original project inspired by the award winning animated series, Steven Universe. Entitled 'The Shake Ups In Beach City,' the latest album fuses the band's signature power-pop stylings with elements of surf rock and new wave across a sparkling new collection of family-friendly musical gems.
See The Shake Ups play!
$10 at the door
Marah in the Mainsail is performing at Birdy's Live with Boyhood Bravery and Kacie Swierk!
Cinematic is the word most often used to describe Marah in the Mainsail's sound. Precise yet primitive jungle drums set the stage for the eclectic and powerful ensemble to sweep you away into their haunting world. Like oil and water, Durry's gravel voice alongside Mariah Mercedes's crystal clarity form a stirring, yet beautiful contrast. All being thrusted foreword by aggressive percussion, growling bass, and soaring brass. Their lyrics paint a thrilling picture of monsters and ghosts, murderers and thieves, love and guilt, and everything in between.
Boyhood Bravery is an indie folk-rock band known for their powerful performances, creative songwriting, and poetic approach to lyrics.
Born and raised in the Chicagoland area, Kacie Swierk now resides in Bloomington, IN where she studies music at Indiana University. Over the past year, she's had the opportunity to put together a team of musicians, sound engineers and videographers to come together and help build on her original songs. The product of such is her debut album, This Is Water, which released June 10th, 2017.
Presented by Last Triumph
8PM / 21+ / $8
Taylor Kropp is a singer, songwriter and guitarist based out of Nashville, TN. As a sideman he has worked with Tanya Tucker, Kristen Kelly, Josh Dorr, and Sarah Turner. In 2016 his guitar work was highlighted in the feature film "Believe". His debut album “Coming Up for Air” will be released September 15th.
MICHAEL KELSEY is a rhythmic, inspired guitarist and performance artist who blends many musical genres with fervour and grace. When he hits the stage to perform, he plays every inch of his guitar pulling out every part of it or anything else an arm's length or foot kick away. Through out a performance Michael may make use of technology, his improv skills, objects in the room, and audience interaction to make music for the ears but more importantly a musical experience for the senses.
Born and raised in Lafayette, Indiana, he began his musical journey weaving in and out of successful area bands as lead guitarist or bassist. Later he opened and ran a thriving recording studio, which after five years he retired in order to enable him to embark freely on his career as a solo artist.
His naturally soulful vocal illuminates carefully chosen lyrics that make his songs shimmer and shine. He plays expressively and manipulates the guitar to create a melodic fusion of alternate tunings and unorthodox hand positions allowing for him to achieve a full sound. The true beauty is in the way the song, the sound and the motion of his music unites. The songs, especially the lush instrumentals, can be reminiscent of the late, great Michael Hedges, but boast Kelsey’s personal percussive stamp, exceptional arrangement and deliberate instrumentation.
His live performances are particularly moving. Sometimes he sounds as if he’s deftly playing more than one guitar. At a Kelsey show audience members may actually lose themselves in the moment and forget they are listening to one person. They can be tapping their foot one minute, in a deep trance the next, then bursting into laughter.
"There is a five piece band in my head. They all have different tastes in music and they are all trying to escape at the same time through my hands, feet and mouth. I hang onto an acoustic guitar and see what happens," Kelsey sums up his stage show aptly. He is well versed in the art of entertaining and at every show he creates a rare army of sound that comes from one man, a voice and an acoustic guitar.
Whether he’s creating a song spontaneously for a lucky lady in the front row, telling a story complete with sound effects, or letting an inspired moment move his fingers around the fret board, Kelsey never performs the same show twice.
After performing an opening set for folk artist David Wilcox, David described Kelsey's show as “Cirque Du Soleil on acoustic guitar."
Kelsey’s abilities have enabled him to be noticed by many. A finalist in Guitar Player Magazine's national competition and winner of Guitar Center’s "Guitarmageddon," chosen as best unsigned guitarist out of over 3000 entrants nationwide says it all. This allowed him to be apart of Eric Clapton’s Crossroads 2004 performance where he shared the stage with many of the guitar legends such as Santana, Steve Vai, Eric Clapton. He has toured nationally with Blind Melon and Dishwalla and has opened shows for many artist of many styles including The Doobie Brothers, 38 Special, Rodrigo and Gabriella and the California Guitar Trio.
Bullet – Michael Kelsey
• Submerged 2011
• The Way it Rolls 2007
• Five Live (DVD) 2004
• November 2003
• Falling Into Place 2001
• Michael Kelsey 1998
• Gruvency 1996
• Blind Melon – Support for National Tour
• Dishwalla - Support for National Tour
Rodrigo and Gabriella, California Guitar Trio, Tim Reynolds, Cowboy Junkies, David Wilcox
• Winner - Guitar Center’s "Guitarmageddon" competition.
Chosen best unsigned guitarist out of 3000 entrants
• Finalist - Guitar Player Magazine's national competition
• Performed at Eric Clapton Crossroads Festival - Cotton Bowl - Dallas, TX
Supporting Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Santana, Pat Metheny, B.B King.
“Michael uses an arsenal of electronics, his Taylor 615,
and his voice to create layers of sonic adventures
that challenge the limits of acoustic guitar music.”
“A fearless experimenter, Kelsey is an acoustic guitarist
who weaves a multitude of unusual sounds and rhythms into
his patchwork quilt of work. Part performance artist and part
virtuoso musician. Kelsey takes the widest possible variety
of music and makes it his own.”
-Nuvo Magazine,Indianapolis, IN
“After sets by Neal Schon and Steve Vai Michael Kelsey takes the stage.
His combination of percussive, Michael Hedges-like playing and
Junior Brown-style de-and re-tuning shows that he is indeed a viable
-MATT WEITZ - The Dallas Morning News
A crowd estimated at over 15,000 listened intensely as Indianapolis, Indiana’s Michael Kelsey played the winning performance on his Taylor 615 acoustic guitar. Kelsey received a thunderous standing ovation, despite the 91-degree temperature.
“…Galloping guitar work with significant crossover appeal.”
-Dirty Linen Magazine
“To call the structure in his hands a guitar completely misses the point.”
-Fred Kraus, The Dayton Daily
"People are going to see more of him, this man is going to have the opportunity to communicate.”
-Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, of Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan fame.
“An astonishing performer...” - John Wesley Harding, folk artist
… like Cirque Du Soleil on acoustic guitar.” -David Wilcox, folk artist
To understand Bella’s Bartok, imagine what you would get if Salvador Dali and Toulouse Lautrec were fronting the Moulin Rouge's house band, and you have the exuberant spectacle that is Bella's Bartok. Described as "about as much fun as you can have with your pants on" (Dan Wolovick, Two Way Monologues), this 6-piece powerhouse melds Bohemian Klezmer Punk with pop sensibilities into an eminently danceable party. The diversity of musicians that make up Bella's Bartok, combined with their boundless energy on stage, has been known to break a dancefloor, or two (or three, but who's counting?). Their sound moves way beyond labels, pushing the envelope towards the darker side of Eastern European music, referencing vaudeville and 20th century eclecticism.
The Bella's Bartok line-up includes: Asher Putnam (Vocals and all-around entertainer), Chris "Fancy" Kerrigan (Guitar, Clarinet, Vocals), Dan Niederhauser (Bass and Vocals), Amory Drennan (Trombone/Banjo and Vocals), Crisco (Drums/Percussion and Trumpet) and Gershon Rosen (trumpet). The band has shared the stage with musicians and acts such as Rubblebucket, Red Baraat, The Indigo Girls, Larry & His Flask, The Suitcase Junket, Parsonsfield, And the Kids, Kanye, Rough Francis, Beau Sasser’s Escape Plan, West End Blend, Adam Ezra Group, Meat Puppets, World Inferno/Friendship Society, Rupa & the April Fishes, Arc Iris, and many more.
With multiple awards under their belts, including The Valley Advocate's Best Band in the Valley 2014 and The Deli Magazine's Best of New England (twice!), this eclectic group of guys have carefully crafted a sound that is part strange and creepy, part pop gold. With an aura of theatricality, Bella's Bartok shows not only entertain, but they invite you to partake in the wild party they are having on stage, to involve yourself in the spectacle. Quite simply put- this is the band you should never miss, ever.
Girls, it is time to get super excited, because “Girls Night Out The Show” is coming!!!
Let these sexy men sweep you off your feet as you and your friends let your inner flirts out to play & party. Girls Night out the Show is the sexiest display of live entertainment for women on the road today!
The men bring the heat seven nights a week on the 2017 Stripped Down Tour, so get fired up! These guys are gonna make you melt. The excitement is real and the boys are coming to town to celebrate with you and your girlfriend’s. The Show has been designed for the Contemporary Woman in mind featuring a strong cast of perfectly fit men to appeal to a variety of taste. The Show is a multi-media experience like nothing you’ve ever experienced before.
It’s 120 minutes of high-energy and Wildly Fun Excitement as the men perform, dance and sing all created and designed just for you.
Something She Poured tour!!!
7 bucks at the door Birdy's Live
All The Locals are getting it done and definitely not just on a local level.
With a soulful back bone, a rock n’ roll attitude, and a shaky blues breakdown of heartfelt lyrics, these six locals, including their unique family and crew, bring out the best of Atlanta’s real image. And right now, All The Locals are hitting the road for a 2017 tour.
@theladypresidents : facebook.com/theladypresidents
Circling Birds: facebook.com/circlingbirds
August 18 / 7pm / $6 / Birdy's Live
Desert Planet - band
Dead Country Gentlemen (San Francisco)
Desert Planet - band will have their new release available at this show!PILLARS will be showcasing a new set! Dead Country Gentlemen to rock Indy for the first time from San Francisco and The Upcoming will be playing their first local show! Let's do this, Indy.
Scarlet Revolt coming from West Virginia to rock Indy. Local rockers Raven's Keep, The Top Souls, and the Will Woodrow Project are on the bill as well !!
Tickets are $5, plus $1 something service fee. Go to http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3046089
Don't miss a night of great music with Eric Tessmer and Shady Mayor!
Eric James Tessmer, actually named after guitar giants Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix, is an extraordinary guitarist, musician, singer and songwriter hailing from Austin, TX. He is widely considered one of the most vibrant guitarists to follow in the footsteps of blues-rock legends such as Stevie Ray Vaughan and his namesake predecessors. His live shows have captured audiences' attention across the United States as power-packed sessions of wickedly fast and precise licks that can light the house on fire without the need for lighter fluid.
Born and raised outside of the small town of Richland Center, Wisconsin, Tessmer began playing at a young age, inspired by his father and grandmother. In 2000, he moved to Austin at the age of 19 to play gigs with numerous musicians and bands, earning local credibility as he honed his craft of riffing with speed, power and control. He later formed his own power trio, the Eric Tessmer Band, in 2003. Through a battered '59 Fender Stratocaster producing vintage-correct tones, Eric kickstarts the engine left idling by guitar players of the past.
Known as one of the hardest working musicians in the area, Tessmer continues to travel the U.S., Canada and Europe. Creating his own brand of ‘blues-rock soul-chedelic’ sound, he has electrified festivals such as Montreal Jazz Fest, Summerfest, and MusikFest with dialed-in precision and delivered polished performances at clubs, pubs and venues across the land. Sharing the stage with notable musicians such as Dick Dale, Anders Osborne, Tab Benoit, Monte Montgomery, Gary Clark Jr. and Chris Duarte; Tessmer has created a buzz among the blues-rock community that is quickly swarming with devoted disciples.
“This guitar prodigy plays like a man possessed.” – Boston Globe
“Tessmer holds a nightly clinic, a sermon if you will, in Strat manipulation.” – Rank & Revue
“Tessmer is the real deal.” – Austinist
Rain City Ramblers is an exciting acoustic trio from Seattle, Washington. Featuring a solid lineup of bass, mandolin, and guitar, they span the best of American roots music--lonesome harmonies, honest songwriting, and heartfelt picking. They trace the lines between bluegrass and country, jazz and folk, old-time and the blues, distilling their favorite elements of these traditions and blending them into finely-crafted songs. Together, they have developed a style that is fluid, fun and connected to the present.
The band initially formed in early 2016, when Forrest Marowitz (upright bass), Daniel Ullom (mandolin), and James Horbett (guitar) began swapping tunes in a community kitchen. They have been performing regularly together ever since and have shared the stage with notable acts such as Elephant Revival, Billy Strings, Head for the Hills, and Rushaad Eggleston. Their energetic and diverse shows are the result of countless hours immersed in Seattle’s rich music scenes—song circles, bluegrass festivals, square dances, jazz tributes, and busking corners. The trio can play for dances or listening halls, often for hours without repeating a song and improvising arrangements as needed.
Their debut album Hateful Ways, released in January 2017, was recorded live to tape on a Tascam 388. “I was reading Ralph Stanley’s memoir right as the material was coming together,” recalls Ullom “and he talks about when the Stanley brothers would record multiple albums in a single day around a condenser mic---that level of musicianship is pretty inspiring.” The 14-track album features mostly original songwriting and is full of honest performances and effervescent improvisations. The first track Hateful Ways fits solidly in the bluegrass tradition, complete with lonesome harmonies and fiery solos. Yet on the third track Holladays, you can hear Horbett crooning over swing changes in tribute to the great singer Billie Holliday. PMA showcases the band’s ability to step out of the traditional folk grooves. The strong back beat in combination the vocal delivery of Marowitz and a guest trumpet appearance create a fun and fresh vibe, while the lyrics, reminding listeners to stay present and positive, are a much needed respite from the classic themes of heartbreak and despair found elsewhere on the album. The original instrumentals, like Doom Dawg, feature masterful execution and creative arrangements, proving the band can play just as well as they can sing.
This collection of songs and this group of musicians celebrate experiences like thankfulness, isolation, mindfulness, and sorrow. These are constant sources of inspiration and help create music that is honest and organic and functional. You can dance. You can sing. You can pick. Everybody gets the blues, and Rain City Ramblers can show you what to do with them.
Rattlesnake Mafia in association with Knight's of Thor and the Blue Trip Collective are proud to announce Wags for Wishes .. Hard music for a good cause. A portion of proceeds will be donated to the Southside Animal Shelter.
Performing live :
Dreams of Madness
Doors at 7pm show at 8pm
5 bucks at the door (if you bring a donation of pet food or other pet related items
7 bucks without pet food
Join Project X Burlesque for a night of comedy and dance that will settle your inner children down for the night and give them sweet dreams.
Hear twisted stories read by host Phantom Watson and performed by our Bedtime Menagerie made up of Ti T'Vicious, Barbacoa L Jones, Victoria Von Voodoo, and Jezzibel Bates, as well as comedian Kimber Renée. Free milk and cookies for all good kids!
21+ w/ ID
Don't miss Avon Dale! LIve Friday June 30th!
Get Tickets - http://bpt.me/3020769
View Facebook Event - https://www.facebook.com/events/204704746719273
Avon Dale is a Memphis based, rootsy rock band with a touch of soul. The four piece band features a dynamic rhythm section, blues inspired electric guitar riffs, and soulful vocals. This powerful live act combines to create melodically rich songs that range from tender and plaintive to gritty and beseeching. With a raw energetic presence, the band is quickly gaining a following and is becoming a Memphis must see act.
The band originated in the cornfields of the Midwest in their college town of Champaign-Urbana. After only a few months from their formation, the band relocated to Memphis, TN the birthplace of rock and roll and the home of the blues. Avon Dale has hit the road hard over the past three years including two summer tours and has been featured in numerous festivals across the Midwest. They released their debut EP “Dress It Up” recorded at Ardent studios with sound engineer Mike Wilson, in November of 2014. The EP received critical praise and provided the band a framework to tour successfully.
Most recently, the band has had a lineup change with founding member and acoustic guitarist Matt McCarter leaving the band. The band embraced the change with a farewell tour for the last original lineup of Avon Dale. The tour was dubbed “Mac’s Last Dance” and featured three cities closest to the band’s heart: Champaign, Chicago, and Memphis. Matt will truly be missed but Avon Dale will play on with the addition of a new guitarist and release of a second EP in the fall of 2016. The boys spent the winter of 2015 and spring of 2016 working with Ardent Studio’s Mike Wilson and musician/producer Rickey Shelton creating a repertoire of new songs that will culminate to create a musical milestone for the group. That EP, Little Ditty, was released October 7!
An intimate evening of music and storytelling featuring
Jamie Nichole, Joe Peters, Nicky Kerr, and Michael Kelsey.
All songwriter's sharing the stage and trading tunes.
$10 at the door.
Join us for our debut CD release party at Birdy's. We are excited to share our first Fuzzy Bunny Fish Fry cd with you.
Smokin' Joe Thomas is coming in from Colorado on sax, Corbin Collins is laying down the bass groove, Dusty Dawn is rocking on drums and vocals, and the captain Jerry Teter leads the band with his songwriting magic and vision.
Special guest Fontaine will also play that night. More details coming soon!
Get Ticket NOW! http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2957147
On a given night (or on a given album) he'll swing through blues, folk, soul, bluegrass, maybe some classic 50s rock, or a punk speedball. He's a musical omnivore, devouring every popular music sound of the last 70 years, and mixing 'em all together seamlessly into his own stew. Yet, the one thing that most people notice about Patrick isn't his ability to copy - it's his authenticity. Like his heroes, artists like Bobby "Blue" Bland, Doug Sahm, Joe Tex, Patrick somehow manages to blend all of these influences into something all his own.
It's no wonder that as a kid he immersed himself in his dad's extensive record collection: 60s folk, vintage country, soul, and, of course, blues. Patrick spent hours teaching himself to fingerpick along to Leadbelly, Lightnin' Hopkins, and other folk-blues giants.
In his late teens, Patrick began playing the clubs and coffeehouses around Kent, OH. He quickly gained a reputation for the intricate country blues style he was developing: part Piedmont picking, part Delta slide - with an equally impressive deep, smooth vocal style.
But Patrick wouldn't stay in the acoustic world for long. His love of 50s era soul and rock fused with the adrenaline-soaked garage punk revival happening throughout the Rust Belt pushed him to form a band.
After 6 critically acclaimed records (two produced by longtime collaborator Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys), Patrick has expanded his touring radius to 49 states and Europe. He's played premiere festivals (Newport Folk Fest, Merlefest, Montreal Jazz Fest, Telluride Blues & Brews) and supported international acts such as The Black Keys, The Tedeschi Trucks Band, The Wood Brothers, Hot Tuna, and others on tour.
His latest record, Daytime Turned To Nighttime, comes out in September 2015. It was recorded in his adopted community of E. Nasheville, TN and features contributions from long-time collaborator and producer Joe McMahan (Allsion Moorer, Webb Wilder), Ron Eoff (Cate Brothers, Levon Helm), Bryan Owings (Tony Joe White, Solomon Burke), among others. For Daytime Sweany took a fairly different approach than his usual raw, intense blues sound, opting for more subtle textures and playing. Seminal 70s records by Bill Withers, Bobbie Gentry and Bobby Charles & The Band provide the sonic blueprint, while Sweany wraps his trademark baritone and impeccable acoustic slide work around songs of longing, redemption and growing up.
What happens when a producer takes away all of the costumes and props, gives the performer a $20 budget and assigns them a random store? Find out at Thrifty Thrills!
Thrifty Thrills is a benefit for the Damien Center of Indianapolis. The Center assists people living with HIV/AIDS. All door profits go towards the Damien Center.
We have talented performers from all over this midwest taking part in this challenge. They have to make their costumes, props and even their pasties from $20 worth of material from an assigned store. With stores like gas station and book store, its going to be a challenge!
Doors at 8.
Show at 9.
Cash at the door.
Black Pussy is a group of Rock n' Roll pot-smoking fun-loving long hairs that are passionate about art, creativity and the dynamic human spirit which refuses to submit. We encourage everybody* to take the ride with us.
*don't be an asshole
Black Pussy DOES NOT condone or endorse any sexism, racism, ageism, violence, or any other douchebaggery that has been spoiling the party since the party started. If you are offended by the band's name, please refer to the following...
"It’s a little ridiculous to ban bands for their name. We can all think of dozens of bands with really quite offensive names and as soon as you get into being the guardian of public morality, taking it upon yourself to decide what’s OK and what is not, you are acting in an illiberal, undemocratic, and anti-progressive way. People should be treated as grown ups, capable of making their own decisions. We should not be deciding for people what we think they are capable of understanding or not. Artists, film-makers, writers, musicians need to be un-censored so they can make their point, political or otherwise."