Southland Ballroom


Sep
1 Thu

THE WHIGS (Album release party)

RALEIGH, NC
UNITED STATES
Show at 9:00 PM
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ADVANCED: $12.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED Public Onsale: July 19, 2016 3:50 PM to September 1, 2016 12:00 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
WITH THEIR NEW ALBUM ENJOY THE COMPANY, THE WHIGS HAVE CREATED A RAUCOUS ODE TO ROCK AND ROLL. FROM THE OPENING TRACK, AN EXHILARATING EIGHT-MINUTE MISSION STATEMENT CALLED “STAYING ALIVE,” THE RECORD OFFERS A POWERFUL SONIC RENDERING OF A BAND OPENING UP TO THE DEPTH OF THEIR PAST AND KICKING OPEN THE DOORS TO THEIR FUTURE. BUT MOST OF ALL, THIS IS THE UNDENIABLY ESTABLISHED SOUND OF A BAND AFFIRMING THEIR LEGACY IN THE AMERICAN ROCK AND ROLL PARADIGM.
WHILE THE WHIGS RECORDED THEIR SECOND RECORD MISSION CONTROL AT FAMED SUNSET SOUND STUDIOS IN HOLLYWOOD AND THEIR THIRD RELEASE IN THE DARK IN ATHENS, THE MAKING OF ENJOY THE COMPANY WAS A DRAMATICALLY DIFFERENT AFFAIR. THIS TIME THE GROUP SOUGHT THE GUIDANCE OF VETERAN PRODUCER JOHN AGNELLO (DINOSAUR JR, SON VOLT, SONIC YOUTH) AND THE SOLITUDE OF DREAMLAND STUDIOS HOUSED IN A HISTORIC CHURCH IN RURAL WOODSTOCK, NEW YORK. “WE WENT OUT THERE TO RECORD WITHOUT ANY DISTRACTIONS,” BASSIST TIMOTHY DEAUX EXPLAINS. “THERE WERE NO GIRLFRIENDS THERE, NO BARS TO GO OUT TO. IT WAS JUST US AND THE MUSIC. OUR LAST ALBUM FOCUSED ON SOME PRETTY DARK THEMES AND WITH THIS ONE I THINK THERE’S A NEWFOUND SENSE OF OPTIMISM AND PURPOSE. WE DIDN’T MAKE A SUGARY RECORD, BUT I THINK WE ARE HONESTLY FEELING GOOD ABOUT THE BAND AND OUR LIVES AND IT COMES ACROSS IN THE SOUND.”
AS A RESULT, THE WHIGS LATEST FEATURES TEN TRACKS OF PURE CELEBRATORY ROCK AND ROLL FUELED BY THE RHYTHMS OF THE ROAD, THE CLASSIC ALBUMS THAT INSPIRED THEM AND NIGHTS SPENT TOGETHER ON STAGE. “WHEN WE’RE OUT THERE DRIVING FROM SHOW TO SHOW, THAT’S MY FAVORITE TIME TO GET NEW SONG IDEAS,” GISPERT SAYS. “AND THE TRACKS WE EVENTUALLY PICKED FOR THE ALBUM ARE THE ONES THAT WE LOVE PLAYING LIVE.”
THE SONG “GOSPEL” MINES A JOYOUS GUITAR HOOK FOR A TIMELESS FM RADIO FEEL WHILE ANOTHER TRACK “ROCK AND ROLL FOREVER” IS A SPIRITED HARD RIFFING LOVE LETTER TO THE POWER OF PRIMAL ROCK. AND AFTER OPENING WITH THE IMPASSIONED DECLARATION OF RESILIENCE IN “STAYING ALIVE,” THE RECORD PERFECTLY BOOKENDS WITH AN EQUALLY ARDENT PROCLAMATION ENTITLED “OURS.” THE SONG BEGINS WITH REFLECTIVE VOCALS OVER A LONE GUITAR. THEN, LIKE SOME LOST TRACK FROM A BELOVED VINYL CLASSIC, THE MUSIC BUILDS, DRUMS EXPLODING ACCOMPANIED BY A VOLLEY OF POWER CHORDS. “THAT SONG WAS WRITTEN ABOUT A CHILD WHOSE PARENTS WERE TEACHING HIM HOW TO SHARE,” GISPERT EXPLAINS. “IT’S NOT MINE OR YOURS, BUT OURS. OUR BAND, OUR MUSIC – IT’S OPEN TO ANYBODY.”
Sep
8 Thu

EARTH CRY ( Anthony Thogmartin of PAPADOSIO)

RALEIGH, NC
UNITED STATES
Show at 10:00 PM
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ADVANCED: $10.00

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ADVANCED Public Onsale: July 8, 2016 3:27 PM to September 1, 2016 9:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
EarthCry is Anthony of Papadosio's secondary musical project, serving as an outlet for his more electronic musical ideas, as well as a place to try experimental genre mashing, developmental frequency blending, and odd instrument combinations. Staying true to live roots, an EarthCry show can consist of any combination of live instruments, mixing, slicing, looping, and cutting overtop of arrangements that come out differently every time. All the while, electronic controls are always facing the crowd to encourage a deeper experience of interaction. Notable musical outputs have been his debut album "Hear the Earth, Heal Yourself, Heal the Earth, Hear Yourself", a voyage into 6 solfeggio tones. He has also released 2 "Mothers Mashups" which are combinations of 2 songs that mysteriously fit together in fun ways. As a beneficial operation, EarthCry also donates 50% of all earnings to different ecological initiatives around the world.
Sep
29 Thu

ALESANA

RALEIGH, NC
UNITED STATES
Show at 8:00 PM
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ADVANCED: $12.00

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ADVANCED Public Onsale: August 15, 2016 3:57 PM to September 29, 2016 8:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Moments before stepping out onto the stage at a sold-out show in Helsinki, Finland, Alesana, comprised of frontman/vocalist Dennis Lee, vocalist/guitarist Shawn Milke, guitarist Patrick Thompson, drummer Jeremy Bryan, bassist Shane Crump, and guitarist Jake Campbell, took a moment to reflect on the last five years. “Remember our first practice space?” asked a nostalgic Dennis. “Look how far we have come. I don’t know about you guys, but I’m about to rock the faces off a bunch of Finnish kids. Let’s do this!”Getting set to release third album The Emptiness, Alesana’s devoted international fanbase is living proof that the right combination of talent, creativity, hard work and dedication to fans can go a long, long way.

Forming in November of 2004, Alesana’s debut full-length record On Frail Wings of Vanity and Wax was released on Fearless Records in 2006. The album, produced and recorded by Kit Walters, was built around a dynamic, emotionally charged, three guitar attack. It was a sound the band defined as their own, and one they expanded on with second album Where Myth Fades To Legend. This time working producer Steve Evetts (Senses Fail, Every Time I Die, Dillinger Escape Plan), the band entered the big time, achieving acclaim in the U.S. and across the globe, building a huge fanbase overseas.

Expect the unexpected in every way possible when experiencing the band’s new album The Emptiness. The band’s third and finest effort, produced by Kris Crummett (Emarosa, Dance Gavin Dance), finds the explosive sextet at their most creative. “Ever since day one Dennis and I have wanted to write our own story,” notes Shawn. “Having always incorporated story telling into our music, we felt that the third record was the perfect opportunity to do just that.” Packaged with a 13-page short story and intricate album art, The Emptiness offers the listener a theatrical-like experience that stretches beyond the expected nuances of a rock record. Polished with much of the same dynamic that made On Frail Wings of Vanity and Wax a fresh and addictive success, The Emptiness combines killer hooks with an added depth, thanks to the incorporation of a live string quartet. The record perfectly blends together the distinctive Alesana sound with a new maturity and ferocity that will have peers, critics and fans alike turning their heads.

Alesana has always focused a great deal of their attention on having an energetic and memorable live show, and the 2010 sees the band expand on the raw, honest intensity of their on stage performances more than ever. Having completed tours with Chiodos, Silverstein, The Devil Wears Prada, A Day To Remember, Bayside, Mayday Parade, Drop Dead Gorgeous and Fear Before, the band is ready to continue hitting the road hard and strong. "Touring and playing shows for the fans is what its all about," says Dennis. "We've made some great friends and had the privilege of sharing the stage with not only awesome bands, but good guys as well. It is a really special thing when you can share your passion and art with people everyday for a living. There isn't a minute that goes by that we are not eternally grateful for the opportunities we've been given.”

With the creativity of their lyrics, the passion of their music, and the energy of their live show, Alesana’s next chapter is set to be the band’s biggest yet. “The Emptiness is much more than just a record for us, and hopefully the fans as well,” notes Shawn. “It is an adventure, much like seeing a Broadway play. Read the story, listen to the music, get lost in the artwork. Enjoy it on every level possible. We have never had this much fun doing a project, ever.”

The Emptiness hits store shelves January 26th, 2010 courtesy of Fearless Records.

Oct
1 Sat

MARADEEN

RALEIGH, NC
UNITED STATES
Show at 9:30 PM
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ADVANCED: $8.00

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ADVANCED Public Onsale: August 19, 2016 3:03 PM to October 1, 2016 9:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Maradeen is an American rock band based out of Nashville, Tennessee. Founded by guitarist, Whit Murray, in the summer of 2014 with keyboardist, Kaitlyn Connor, and bassist, Sterling Miller, the band formed their initial roots as a high energy rock n roll quartet. With classical and jazz improvisation backgrounds they forged and evolved a unique and well-versed sound. In 2015 Tom Galloway moved to Nashville for songwriting and began collaborations with Murray. The band entered the analog studio "Welcome to 1979" in the spring of 2015 and recorded their first full-length LP entitled, "Mirage". The album features the initial hard-hitting rockers from the band's formative stage while revealing the new songwriting dynamic between Murray and Galloway. Although the band was new to the scene at this time, the origins of Maradeen run deep. Murray played lead guitar for Galloway's band, Mama's Love, between the years of 2009-12. During this time they toured nationwide, developed a devoted fanbase, and recorded with renowned producers Tom Tapley and John Keane. Galloway continued fronting Mama's Love while Murray extended his education at The Berklee College of Music. Mama's Love had shared the stage with the progressive rock band, Afro, several times in the past which featured Connor on keys. Connor met Miller through the MTSU music program where Miller majored in audio engineering and played with bands Harrison Anvil and The Bourbon Barrel Band. A long line of history, coincidence, and mutual passion brought together the group, and they continue to make strides as they climb the mountain of music.
Oct
7 Fri

INDECISION "An Evening With"

RALEIGH, NC
UNITED STATES
Show at 9:00 PM
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ADVANCED: $12.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED Public Onsale: June 27, 2016 6:30 PM to October 7, 2016 12:00 AM
Oct
29 Sat

UNKNOWN HINSON

RALEIGH, NC
UNITED STATES
Doors at 8:00 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
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ADVANCED: $20.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED Public Onsale: June 22, 2016 5:15 PM to October 29, 2016 9:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
The UNtold Story of Unknown


While singing his own hilariously politically incorrect songs, Unknown Hinson plays guitar in a style incendiary enough to have Satan himself reaching for the antiperspirant. But don't dismiss him as a novelty act. He's one hell of a talent and has the music to prove it!

Looking somewhat like Dracula's nasty little brother who spent some hard years drinking and working as a carnival barker for a second-rate freak show, Unknown Hinson translates that vibe to his style of country and western-tinged psychobilly. The band is now touring nationwide, wowing audiences with outrageous and campy, white-trash persona and freewheeling, sleazy tone.

Hinson’s most recent CD release, "Live and Undead", melds weepy twang, searing guitar riffs and lyrics that speak of love-gone-bad. Recorded at a sold-out show, an enthusiastic honky tonk crowd sings along with the King on every song. Raucous, theatrical and over-the-top, Unknown Hinson isn’t just for the trailer park set anymore!

Unknown is gaining international notoriety in the 14-34 demographic as the voice of lead character "Early Cuyler" in the popular show from Cartoon Network - "Squidbillies". The first four seasons were so well-received that an immediate green light was given to future seasons. Check website for dates and time slots.
http://www.adultswim.com/shows/squidbillies/

Unknown Hinson is an international winner in the Independent Music Awards for his alternative Country track "Torture Town" from the album "Target Practice".
http://www.musiciansatlas.com

Unknown Hinson is also a featured artist for Reverend Guitars, representing them in many issues of Guitar Player magazine. A signature Unknown Hinson guitar is currently part of Reverend's celebrity instrument lineup. Full page interviews and photos of Unknown are in March and April 2012 issues of Guitar Player, and on guitarplayer.com www.reverendguitars.com

Upon his first performance at Rockabilly Revival, an annual festival in Austin, Tx, Rockabilly Magazine named Unknown Hinson as their "Find of the Year" www.rockabillymagazine.com

Check out YouTube for thousands of videos from various sources featuring the King of Country Western Troubadours. www.youtube.com/unknownhinson

Live interviews with Unknown Hinson along with his music are broadcast nationally on XM Radio's National Lampoon channel. (XM 154 along with FM radio partners). http://www.nationallampoonradio.com/
Nov
4 Fri

SHAUN MARTIN & MARK LETTIERI of Snarky Puppy

RALEIGH, NC
UNITED STATES
Show at 9:00 PM
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ADVANCED: $15.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED Public Onsale: August 17, 2016 4:25 PM to November 4, 2016 9:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Multi - GRAMMY Award-winning keyboardist and guitarist of SNARKY PUPPY / ERYKAH BADU / KIRK FRANKLIN perform two different sets for one incredible experience!

614 N. WEST STREET
RALEIGH, NC
UNITED STATES
Southland Ballroom is a multi-genre music venue in the Glenwood South Entertainment District of downtown Raleigh with a state-of-the-art sound system.