BLESS THESE SOUNDS UNDER THE CITY
Visulite Theatre (16+ (Must have ID) - Under 16 with Parent Only)
Doors Open: 7:00 - Show Starts: 8:00
Tickets: $8.00 (Advance) / $8.00 (Day of Show)
In art there are basic, or primary colours; blending them in varying degrees is what produces those other way more intriguing colours. By mixing various amounts of Fleet Foxes, Bright Eyes, St. Vincent, and Radiohead NC musicians Albert Strawn and Derrick J. Hines present their own new shades in their debut album, "Bless These Sounds Under The City", and the follow up, "On The Brink Of Life".
After a mutual friend in Charlotte, NC insisted they meet, Albert Strawn and Derrick J. Hines began a slow collaborative effort that resulted in this diverse collection of genre-melding music. BTSUTC makes music that soundtracks a modern life: varied and layered familiar and challenging. From sweet indie folk to laid back electro pop (and, more recently, a touch of alternative hip hop) these lads have it covered with both hands- and that is exactly how it’s presented in their live shows, as Hines and Strawn perform multiple tasks/roles, often simultaneously.
With equal parts delicate and daring, this Charlotte duo have dropped a sparkling debut Creative Loafing called “…the kind of album that stays on heavy rotation…Finely crafted in every sense- musically lyrically, sonically”- in short, this is a band to watch.
Charlotte, North Carolina’s Toleman Randall was born out of the rich pool of young musicians living in Cotswold in the early 1990’s. Grant Funderburk, original member and current songwriter and guitarist, revived the name in 2012. In its present form, Toleman Randall harnesses the musical talents and experiences of its members to produce their own brand of indie rock. Grant’s songs rise to scientific subjects like cosmic forces and return to more earthly themes including love, loss, and relationships. Funderburk expresses these concepts in original songs with influences from Mark Knopfler, J.J. Cale, and David Gilmour, to name a few. Grant, Kyle Dussault Carinelli (keyboards), John Licare (bass), and Charlie Heard (drums) have been members in other noteworthy Queen City bands such as Sea of Cortez, Raised by Wolves, Abe Reid and The Spikedrivers, The Noises Ten, The Houstons, and The Virginia Reel.
"...gracefully bridging the gap between alt-rock and electronic music with soulful, colorful imagery..." - Electric Church