FRI 12/12… DJ & DANCING w/DJ DELAYNEY + IDEAL DJ KOW
SAT 12/13… POWER-N-SOUL PRESENTS: “DE NOCHE” SALSA
SUN 12/14… GCAP PRESENTS: THE RED REVIEW (5:00PM START)
WED 12/31… NEW YEARS EVE PARTY (DETAILS FORTHCOMING)
THU 1/15… 24TH ANNUAL GREAT COVER UP BENEFIT
FRI 1/16… 24TH ANNUAL GREAT COVER UP BENEFIT
SUN 1/18… 24TH ANNUAL GREAT COVER UP BENEFIT
TUE 1/20… PYGMALION PRESENTS: STRAND OF OAKS
THU 1/22… 24TH ANNUAL GREAT COVER UP BENEFIT
FRI 1/23… 24TH ANNUAL GREAT COVER UP BENEFIT
SAT 1/31… DAILY BREAD SOUP KITCHEN FUNDRAISER
SAT 2/14… CARNIVALE DEBAUCHE’S VALENTINE’S PARTY
THU 2/19… HOUNDMOUTH JUST ANNOUNCED!!
FRI 2/20… PHOX JUST ANNOUNCED!!
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 20TH… PHOX
Doors Open 7:00pm
To Be Announced 7:30pm
(DJ to follow 10:30pm)
$12.00 in advance ONLINE ONLY (and $15.00 at the door)
TICKETS ON SALE STARTING FRIDAY 12/12
PHOX is from Baraboo, WI, which is a place where kids often drink poisoned groundwater and become endowed mutants. The six best friends who make up the ensemble happen to be blessed with madness, illusions of grandeur, and the inability to do the same thing twice. They also play music.
SUNDAY DECEMBER 14TH… GCAP PRESENTS: THE RED REVIEW
Doors/Bar Open 4:00pm
$5.00 at the door (all proceeds go directly to GCAP)
GCAP Presents: The Red Review-Performance Artists Against AIDS. An old-fashioned but totally hip variety show featuring singers, dancers, drag queens, comedians, and more!
Mary Vo & Alexandra Hutton
CU Drag Stars
Kenna Mae Reiss
TUESDAY JANUARY 20TH… STRAND OF OAKS
Doors Open 8:00pm
Strand Of Oaks 10:00-11:15pm
$10.00 in advance ONLINE ONLY (and $12.00 at the door)
From the first bars of HEAL, the exhilarating melodic stomp of “Goshen ’97″ puts you right into Tim Showalter’s fervent teenage mindset. We find him in his family’s basement den in Goshen, Indiana, feeling alienated but even at 15 years old, believing in the alchemy and power of music to heal your troubles. “The record is called HEAL, but it’s not a soft, gentle healing, it’s like scream therapy, a command, because I ripped out my subconscious, looked through it, and saw the worst parts. And that’s how I got better.” HEAL embodies that feeling of catharsis and rebirth, desperation and euphoria, confusion and clarity. It is deeply personal and unwittingly anthemic.
Showalter was on tour, walking back to his hotel on a mild autumn night in Malmo, Sweden, when he first felt the weight of the personal crisis that would ignite him to write HEAL. “It was a culmination of pressure,” Showalter recalls. “My marriage was suffering, I’d released a record I was disappointed in, I didn’t like how I looked or acted…so I’d gone on tour, I was gone about two years! I didn’t take time to think about failure, but I knew I was going deeper and deeper…I was thinking, I have this life, but it’s not my life, I haven’t done it right…”
When Showalter returned, he wrote 30 songs in three weeks, a process that proved difficult, but cathartic and at times even invigorating. Previous Strand Of Oaks records were more skeletal, raw examples of folk-rooted Americana with occasional rock and electronic currents, that have now come to the fore. HEAL’s sound is a bold new beginning, a thrilling full-tilt sound that draws on Showalter’s love of ’70s, ’80s and ’90s rock and pop, with the singer and guitarist playing the intense valedictory confessor. “It’s sad but it sounds like a celebration, like I’m crying and laughing and sticking both middle fingers in the air all at the same time.”
THE 24TH ANNUAL GREAT COVER UP
Mike Ingram + New Souls
The Ars Nova
Andy Moreillon & Dead Possums
James Jones Trio
Hi Ho Buffalo
Rebecca Rego & The Trainmen
The Dirty Feathers
We The Animals
A Cool Hand
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 14TH… CARNIVALE DEBAUCHE
doors open 6:30pm
more details forthcoming…
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 19TH… HOUNDMOUTH
Doors Open 8:30pm
To Be Announced 9:30pm
$12.00 in advance ONLINE ONLY (and $15.00 at the door)
That first November 2011 night, when it all fell together at the Green House, was nothing more complicated than four friends playing music, armed with something to drink and a curiosity about what might happen. They were the generation who has come of age in the new economy, already adept at shuffling jobs and get-bys, firmly acclimated to the diminished expectations that come with growing up somewhere the rest of the world assumes is nowhere. Which, in this case, is New Albany, Indiana.
Houndmouth, then, knew each other from…around. Matt Myers and Zak Appleby had played in cover bands together for years, schooled in blues and classic rock and Motown, toughened by indifferent audiences and the clatter of empty bottles. Matt and Katie Toupin had worked as an acoustic duo for three years, when she wasn’t on the road tending to a straight job. Katie and Shane Cody had gone to high school together, before Shane disappeared off to Chicago and New York to study audio engineering. In the beginning it was Shane and Matt who’d started knocking around at first, just drums and guitar, once Shane got home and free of a brief bluegrass flirtation.
The rest happened in a tumble, Zak and Katie switching from guitars to bass and keyboards, respectively. Four months later, their homemade EP in hand, Houndmouth made the pilgrimage to South By Southwest. Their booking agent convinced Rough Trade’s Geoff Travis to come have a listen. Of such things are dreams made. Months of conversation and a proper studio later, their debut album, From the Hills Below the City, will be released by Rough Trade.
“We lucked out,” Matt says. “We knew we were making good music. We knew we had something. But we didn’t know it would escalate so quickly. Always the element of luck.”
Before and after that bit of luck, Houndmouth have been on the road, building their audience. Working. Opening for the Drive-By Truckers, the Lumineers, the Alabama Shakes, Lucero, and Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. Headlining on their own. Turning heads.