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Oct
19 Sat
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Gallivant

Wichita, KS
United States
Doors at 8:00 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $5.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED Public Onsale: September 11, 2019 7:17 PM to October 19, 2019 8:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
GALLIVANT:
verb: to go around from one place to another in the pursuit of pleasure or entertainment. Gallivant will take you through a journey of music while also keeping you on your feet.

Gallivant started out as a cover band named Haze many years ago, playing small towns in Iowa. They then formed into Gallivant a 3 piece riff based rock band in February of 2016 and have moved into making their own music with a home base in Omaha, NE. They just released A self-recorded, debut album "Leavenworth" and went on their very first tour in the year 2017. Many big things to come in 2018 with multiple tours and another album set to be released in the spring of 2018. Gallivant is a very diverse sounding band coming out with songs compared to the great Led Zeppelin and Thin Lizzy all the way to comparisons to bands such as Muse, Jet and everything in between. With smooth harmonies and catchy vocal melodies that'll be stuck in your head for days, Gallivant is a must see if they come to your town. Not to mention the instrumental side of their music, They write riffs and drum parts that were inspired by Sabbath, Zeppelin, Hendrix, and all of the other greats. Featuring solo's in every instrument and dynamic volume that covers the whole spectrum. Check it all out for yourself at the next Gallivant show.

Gallivant makes their return to The Elbow Room in Wichita, KS. This time sharing the stage with them will be locals Contagious Wednesday and Left Without Notice!
Oct
20 Sun
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Forming The Void

Wichita, KS
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $5.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED Public Onsale: August 20, 2019 11:02 PM to October 19, 2019 11:59 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Riffs. So much riffs!

On tour of the U.S. in support of their new album 'Rift', Forming the Void comes to Wichita on Sunday, October 20 for an early 21+ show with regional support from Ghost Town Strays and The OVER at The Elbow Room.

Tickets are $7 dollars at the door and $5 in advance.

Forming The Void is making serious waves with their unique and masterful blend of psychedelic stoner rock. Their home state of Louisiana can no longer contain this powerhouse and they are now winning great acclaim worldwide:

#1 on Doom Charts August 2018 #2 for 2018
"Forming the Void absolutely dominated the charts this month with 18 votes on 29 lists, many high on the individual rankings. Moving up from the #9 spot last month prior to the album release, its clear the fans and critics hear something special, and seeing them live in Vegas plus meeting and hanging out with the dudes its clear they are on the right path."

"Lousiana's Forming the Void is one of stoner metal's best-kept secrets. Last year's Relic was a potent blend of sludge, stoner and prog, accentuated by phenomenal songwriting and damn-near radio-friendly tunes that put most radio rock to shame." - Aaron (Metal Injection)

"Forming The Void are set to crush all-comers with this follow-up to their much-lauded third album Relic. Immense, imperious and armed with megaton riffs, Rift is an admirable sequel to the genre expansions of Relic and a major step forward in terms of production. There's nothing quite as odd as their sludgy cover of Kashmir this time round, but in Extinction Event, Ark Debris and glacial 10-minute closer Shrine and the rest they've created an album that ranges from shamanic atmospherics to vast, tectonic bruisers, all the while twisting the archetypal
stoner sound to their own nefarious ends."-Essi Berelian (Classic Rock Magazine)

"Turns out that there's room for a little bit more worship of The Good Riff after all. Of course, by "a little bit more," I really mean "packed full" of The Good Riff, as Rift takes no shortcuts in terms of hooking the listener with them." -Grymm (Angry Metal Guy)

Add performances from Ghost Town Strays and The Over, in a great venue with great production and great staff, and this show will be a night to remember. Like, share, and rock and roll!
Oct
25 Fri
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Savage Master

Wichita, KS
United States
Doors at 8:00 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $10.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED Public Onsale: September 24, 2019 12:33 PM to October 24, 2019 11:59 PM
Nov
13 Wed
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Sons of Texas & September Mourning

Wichita, KS
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $10.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED Public Onsale: September 16, 2019 9:00 AM to November 12, 2019 11:59 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
There is nothing subtle about Texas. There is a reason why we use the term "Texas-sized" to describe anything in life that's exaggeratedly large, from posteriors, to bong hits, to jugs of beer. This boldness, naturally, extends to the Lone Star's musical exports, loud n' proud legendary artists like ZZ Top, Pantera, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, among many others. Now, firmly in that cocksure lineage, is a mighty bluesy metal band from McAllen, Texas aptly named, Sons Of Texas.

The young quintet's debut, Baptized In The Rio Grande-produced by the iconic Josh Wilbur (Lamb Of God, Crowbar, Chiodos, Hatebreed)-is a Texas-sized portion of power metal grooves, dazzling guitar solos, strip joint/tailgate sing-along choruses, and soulfully charred vocal melodies. It took Wilbur 20 seconds of a YouTube clip to recognize this young band truly inherited the gonads of its Lone Star forefathers and sign on to work with the quintet.

"We're proud of being a Texas hard rock band, that's everything to us," affirmsrhythm guitarist Jon Olivarez. "Texas is the biggest state, has a great history of football teams, and an astounding music legacy."

Sons Of Texas was spawned in McAllen, Texas, a valley town without the music legacy of Austin or Arlington. The scene vibes "music for music's sake" with metalcore bands, blues-rock bands, and straight up rock n' roll bands swapping members and sharing bills. Sons Of Texas solidified in 2013 around a lineup of local all stars. The group is Mark Morales, vocals, Mike Villarreal, drums, Nick Villarreal, bass, Jon Olivarez, rhythm guitar, and Jes De Hoyos, lead guitar.

Despite being just in their mid 20s, never having recorded an album, and having only existed for about a year, the guys play with seasoned authenticity and fiery brilliance. The guitar duo of Jon Olivarez and Jes De Hoyos boastthat classic rhythm and lead division of labor of Metallica's Hetfield and Hammett, Testament's Alex Sklonick and Eric Peterson, and Megadeth's Dave Mustaine and Marty Friedman. Sons Of Texas has that rare gift of having a rhythm section of brothers-Nick and Mike Villarreal-so the grooves are telepathic and deeply in the pocket. And vocalist Mark Morales has a blood raw expressiveness evoking Phil Anselmo, Chris Cornell, and Zakk Wylde.

Baptized In The Rio Grande is an album for raising hell and enduring hard times. The record spans good old bad boy anthems like "Texas Trim" and "Baptized In The Rio Grande," the stately ballad territory of the haunting "September," and the dead end job-frustration of "Pull It And Fire." The standout "Blameshift" showcases the guys have modern rock radio potential without sacrificing heft for hooks.

The past year has been a blessing for the Sons Of Texas. Inking a record deal and working with a producer of Wilbur's caliber doesn't happen for bands in the Rio Grande region of McAllen, Texas. Olivarez explains: "People always told us to move to Austin, but we stuck with our hometown and made something of ourselves. We take a lot of pride in being one of the first Valley bands to get these opportunities. "

The genesis of September Mourning started in a dark New York basement, where a young girl discovered her father's old comic book collection and quickly became enraptured by the stories, especially the characters and arcs in the Batman series. "Those resonated with me the most" says band leader and creative driving force Emily Lazar (AKA September). "The Killing Joke' is still my favorite comic book". The stories and characters helped turn Lazar into a life-long artist across several mediums - including ballet, story-telling, visual art, and music. She has combined those various talents into a living and breathing, graphic-novel-come-to-life with her band of Reapers in September Mourning. With the release of their new single "Unholy" on July 12th, they continue to forge ahead with their aural and visual extravaganza.
Dec
13 Fri
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Eric Tessmer

Wichita, KS
United States
Doors at 8:00 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $8.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED Public Onsale: August 31, 2019 2:08 PM to December 12, 2019 12:00 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
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.
-G. Lemen

Press:
"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

The Elbow Room

1507 East Pawnee Street
Wichita, KS
United States
The Elbow Room