Visulite Theatre (16+ (Must have ID) - Under 16 with Parent Only)
Doors Open: 6:30 - Show Starts: 7:30
BACK TO SCHOOL? Allen Stone has been nominated for the MTVu “Freshman 5” with his music video Unaware. Show your support by voting here: http://www.mtvu.com/music/required-listening-for-fall-semester. Act fast – voting ends Friday, September 7th at 2PM EST!
"Allow me to be blunt: Allen Stone has the best effing voice I've ever heard, and there's no two ways about it. Perhaps it's because Allen is literally the son of a preacher man or because he was raised on gospel music, but Stone seems to possess one of the most powerful set of pipes we've heard in a hot sec. And the public agrees: Allen's new self-titled album hasn't even been out a measly 48 hours, and it's already No. 2 on iTunes' R&B/Soul Charts. Oh, and did we mention he's still unsigned? Baller status." MTV
"Allen Stone, a 24-year-old Seattle songwriter, was an unabashed throwback when he performed at a packed S.O.B.'s on Wednesday night. He talked about cellphones and social networks and sang about, among other things, the clout of the Christian right and a culture of greed. But his music reached back four decades to the late 1960s and early '70s, when songwriters like Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway and Bill Withers brought introspection and social commentary to soul music." NEW YORK TIMES
"The 24-year-old former church boy from tiny Chewelah, Wash. has just self-released his third album on iTunes, and it's meant for those of us who like our R&B slightly unkempt and exceedingly feelingful. Stone's earning attention partly because his blond hippie-coder visage (he freely admits to being "kind of a peculiar looking human being") so drastically contrasts with his charged, virile vocalisms." NPR
"Soul revivalism isn't exactly uncharted territory, but Stone puts a new spin on it, and not just through his wardrobe choices. The singer … does it so well that it feels fresh. Covering Bob Marley's "Is This Love" is almost always a hack karaoke move, but Stone and his band transformed it into a nearly unrecognizable funk scorcher with gospel undertones. Stone … sounds like a hybrid of Justin Timberlake, Anthony Hamilton and Sam Cooke." WASHINGTON POST
"Buzz is forming around rising soul singer Allen Stone. He's drawn the inevitable comparisons to Stevie Wonder and Justin Timberlake. With his unconventional look -- long, curly hairy and glasses -- and smooth falsetto, he reminds us more of a pre-"Evolution" Robin Thicke." BILLBOARD
"There is so much music at the forefront that really drops the ball", Stone said. "R&B and soul music has the power to change minds and affect people emotionally and spiritually. It has the power to ignite change. And that's where I get passionate. I miss music that stimulated like 'What's Going On' … songs about social change, what are we doing, what's our government doing, what are we doing as a country? I like music that says stuff besides I want to [expletive] you." LA TIMES
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Start Time: 8:15
Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds is a nine piece powerhouse that delivers a blend of gut-busting soul, earthy rock, and New Orleans-inspired beats. Front woman Arleigh Kincheloe's powerful voice is ten times her size and mature beyond her 22 years; delivering her seductive lyrics with an electric stage presence. Sister Sparrow is backed by a heavyweight horn section, soaring guitar, and shredding harmonica - all laid over a funky, thundering bass and drum lock-up. The band's infectious energy and huge sound generates ecstatic crowds and packs dance floors night after night. Seeing them perform is an experience that will not be forgotten. This band will remind you why you love music.
Start Time: 7:30