WED 2/19… OLD SCHOOL NIGHT FEATURING DJ DELAYNEY
THU 2/20… RISQUE THURSDAY FEATURING HEARTLAND DJS
SAT 2/22… “DE NOCHE” SALSA NIGHT FEATURING DJ DOC J
SUN 2/23… THE APACHE RELAY + THE LONELY WILD
TUE 2/25… WPCD PRESENTS: BLACK JOE LEWIS + PICKWICK
THU 3/06… FUTURISTIC NOTE: MOVED TO COWBOY MONKEY
SAT 3/14… WWHP PRESENTS: FRED EAGLESMITH
FRI 5/16… KYLE KINANE JUST ANNOUNCED
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 23RD… THE APACHE RELAY
Doors/Bar Open 7:30pm
Promised Land Sound 8:00pm
The Lonely Wild 8:45pm
The Apache Relay 10:00pm
$10.00 in advance ONLINE ONLY (and $10.00 at the door)
The Apache Relay takes more long car rides than most bands. But only a portion of their car time is dedicated to their touring schedule — the rest is something like driving in the middle of the night from Nashville to Alabama and back, just to listen to a new record 12 consecutive times. Despite their wagon’s sketchy brakes, this happens a lot. It’s where the indie-roots band discovered a shared love for the timelessness of Motown records, the weight of Springsteen’s Nebraska, the textures of modern rock bands, as well as the intensity of really skilled acoustic players.
It’s also where they cemented their bond, spontaneously forming the band after just one gig at Belmont University . Now, just over two years later, The Apache Relay is releasing their second album, American Nomad, a modern and young roots-rock collection produced by Nielson Hubbard. Their debut 1988, was released in 2009, produced by Doug Williams best known for his authentically raw approach with the Avett Brothers. The record cracked the door to reveal the band’s capabilities, and Paste Magazine named it an “Auspicious Debut” and highlighted the band as “Best of What’s Next.”
Rarely does a young band emerge with a combination of skills, talents and vision fully developed. But the LA-based quintet The Lonely Wild is that true gem who’s writing and arranging talents are only surpassed by its members’ ability to work seamlessly as a singular, dynamic voice.
Picking up solid momentum from their critically acclaimed debut EP, Dead End, The Lonely Wild quickly made a name for themselves in and around greater LA with fans such as Nic Harcourt (KCSN), Chris Douridas (KCRW) and Kevin Bronson (BuzzBands LA) on board. and opening for John Doe, Damien Rice, Phosphorescent, The Elected, Laura Marling and Lord Huron in addition to their highly successful residency at Silverlake’s famed Satellite.
The Lonely Wild’s The Sun As It Comes is a record that reflects upon the times in which we live while taking the listener on a sonic journey of impressive heights.
TUESDAY FEBRUARY 25TH … BLACK JOE LEWIS
Doors/Bar Open 8:00pm
Black Joe Lewis 10:00-11:30pm
PRESENTED BY WPCD 88.7
$14.00 in advance (and $16.00 at the door)
Joe Lewis hails from Austin, TX… the collision center where Southern soul meets mid-western blues and vagabond punk. Unable to keep away from the infectious music scene Austin is infamous for, Joe Lewis soaked it all in and soon found himself purchasing his first guitar while working in a pawnshop. The rest is history. Once compared to “The Godfather Of Soul,” Black Joe Lewis has perfected his gritty shouting and raw guitar riffs, honing his signature sound on the band’s upcoming album.
Electric Slave kicks off with in-your-face opener “Skulldiggin,” which showcases Joe howling in true Joe-Lewis-fashion, all the while highlighting just how ballsy Lewis can really get. Of the album title, Lewis says, “Electric Slave is what people are today with their faces buried in their iPhones and the only way to hold a conversation is through text. The next step is to plug it in to your damned head.”
Much like not wanting to be a slave to our cell phones, Black Joe Lewis refuses to be confined to genre-defining boundaries or cater to only one of his many musical influences on his third LP. Lewis still has plenty of women chasing, hard-knocks and all-around good time tales to tell as we hear on tracks like “Young Girls,” “Make Dat Money,” and “Come To My Party.” And as always, Lewis somehow finds a way to make tracks full of horns and blues riffs rival the likes of rocker Iggy Pop.
Electric Slave was produced in large part by Grammy award winner Stuart Sikes (White Stripes, Cat Power, Modest Mouse) and recorded at Church House Studios in Austin. Three of the new tracks (“Skulldiggin,” “Dar Es Salaam,” “My Blood Ain’t Runnin’ Right”) were recorded and produced by John Congleton (Explosions in the Sky, St. Vincent, Okkervil River) at Elmwood Studios in Dallas.
THURSDAY MARCH 6TH… FUTURISTIC
PLEASE NOTE: THIS SHOW HAS BEEN MOVED JUST DOWN THE STREET TO COWBOY MONKEY 6 TAYLOR ST (CHAMPAIGN)… UPDATED SHOW TIMES ETC AT WWW. COWBOY-MONKEY.COM
FRIDAY MARCH 14TH… FRED EAGLESMITH
Doors/Bar Open 6:30pm
Fred Eaglesmith 7:30-10:00pm
(DJ Delayney to follow 11:00pm)
$12.00 in advance (and $15.00 at the door)
PRESENTED BY WWHP 98.3
tickets $12.00 in advance (and $15.00 at the door)
Throughout the years since his first album in 1980, Fred Eaglesmith has managed to both transcend and blend such genres as rock-n-roll, country, folk, singer-songwriter, Americana, blues and bluegrass… and thus fashion his own distinctive brand of literate, melodic and rhythmic rocking electro-acoustic North American music.
Along the way he has gathered a unique set of accomplishments: a Juno Award for Best Roots & Traditional Album; his music has been used in films by Martin Scorsese and James Caan; he wrote a hit #1 on the bluegrass charts (“Thirty Years of Farming,” recorded by James King); made in his U.S. network debut on David Letterman in 2010; and is the host and centerpiece of a number of music festivals in the U.S. and Canada.
In addition to having his compositions featured on best-selling albums by country singers and writers themselves like Toby Keith (“White Rose”), Alan Jackson (“Freight Train”) and Miranda Lambert (“Time To Get A Gun”), such fellow songwriting talents as The Cowboy Junkies, Chris Knight, Kasey Chambers, Mary Gauthier, Todd Snider and Dar Williams have all recorded Eaglesmith songs.
One of nine children raised on a farm in Ontario, Eaglesmith remains genuinely tied to the land and the lives, labors, trials, tribulations and triumphs of everyday people that have consistently given his work its enduring emotional resonance. After his family lost its farm, he set out on his own at age 15, hitchhiking and hopping trains across North America and honing his craft as a writer, singer and musical entertainer in hobo camps and for crews of fellow forest firefighters before working his way upward in small clubs and coffeehouses.
These days Eaglesmith is in motion most of the year from show to show in a school bus and RV that have been converted to run on both gas and used cooking oil they get from restaurants and diners along the way. The troupe pulls into campgrounds, truckstops and WalMart parking lots to spend the night rather than in hotels. “Times are hard and things are tough for people, and we shouldn’t be riding in busses that look like bachelor apartments,” he states. As a result, ”It makes me sound like the truth when I’m up there singing because it is the truth.”
It is all part and parcel of his mission of delivering a memorable and moving entertainment experience for the masses with his band, the Traveling Steam Show. In the final analysis, it’s a simple equation. “We just play rock-n-roll,” Eaglesmith asserts. And in the process deliver music based on passion and truth, with an emotional union and a shared sense of fun. “The root of it all is my little bit of creativity, that little ball of fire inside me. I just do what feels like the truth to me. And when it feels like the truth it’s really not that hard to do or hard to listen to.
FRIDAY MAY 16TH… KYLE KINANE
Doors/Bar Open 7:00pm
Andrew Voris 8:00pm
Kyle Kinane 8:30-9:30pm
(DJ to follow 10:00pm)
$14.00 in advance ($17.00 at the door)
Kyle Kinane is a comedian seen on Comedy Central and Conan, as well as peddling his wares in lands near and far. His mother is finally accepting his life choice. Also, farts.