The Aces at Visulite Theatre on 04/16/2018

The Aces

  
The Aces
  

04/16/2018

Visulite Theatre (ALL AGES SHOW)

Doors Open: 7:00 - Show Starts: 8:00

Tickets Still Available at Door

Playing shimmering indie pop with an electronic edge, the Aces are an all-female quartet hailing from Provo, Utah. The group was formed in 2008 by singer and guitarist Cristal Ramirez, guitarist Katie Henderson, bass player McKenna Petty, and drummer Alisa Ramirez (Cristal's sister). The members of the group were longtime friends, and it didn't take long for them to click as songwriters and musicians. They began performing under the name the Blue Aces, and were soon performing at teen events and school assemblies. As their popularity grew, they made their way into Provo music clubs (aided by the fact that many venues in the area don't serve alcohol, making them open to teenage bands), and their reputation spread across the state as they issued a seven-song EP in 2012. The online magazine Provo Buzz named them one of the city's ten best bands, and Paste Magazine included them in their feature "10 Best Utah Bands You Should Know." They shortened their name to the Aces in 2016 and struck a deal with Red Bull Records, which released the single "Stuck" in March of that year. "Stuck" racked up more than two million plays on streaming services, and gave them their first taste of national success. A second Aces single from Red Bull Records, "Physical," followed in April 2017. Their first EP on the label, "I Don't Like Being Honest" is out now worldwide.

www.theacesofficial.com



SondorBlue

  
SondorBlue
  

Start Time: 8:00

The members of Charleston, South Carolina’s SondorBlue have the markers of the so-called ‘New Bohemian’ movement – with focus on a healthy lifestyle, brotherly love, and individuality. From TIME Magazine in the US to THE GUARDIAN in the UK, people are talking about the return to this free-thinking way of life. While SondorBlue is a rock band writing tight pop songs, they share the relentless touring schedule, the fan culture and the raw musicianship of artists on the ever-expanding jam band scene.

The band is comprised of three exceptionally talented vocalists who could each easily front their own bands – Connor Hollifield on lead guitar, John Sheehan on guitar and keyboards and Andrew Halley at center stage on bass – with drummer, Drew Lewis holding down a clockwork backbeat. They come together to create harmonies unlike any you have ever heard. Connor explained of the arrangement “We had all had our own songwriting side projects when we were younger, but when we came together to play music — that's when we were the happiest.” Sheehan added “I wanted to share this experience with my best friends. I knew we could go a lot further together than any of us could alone.”

If longevity for bands is determined by their ability to pull off their recorded material in a live setting, then SondorBlue is set up for a long, fruitful career. They have been aggressively touring all along the East Coast and make pulling off their complex harmonies and playing their intricate arrangements look easy. The band loves to play live. “It is one of my favorite things,” says Lewis. “It has been great to watch the songs develop as we take them out of the studio and onto the stage.”

“We’ve been lucky to connect with some great people on the road and they have been enormously supportive,” explains Halley. "We’ve been able to replicate some of our experience through social media, and it has been rewarding to engage and keep in touch with everyone we've met

along the way.” It shows - the band’s single, “OPINIONS,” has over 125k streams on Spotify and a track off their 2016 REALOMETER EP release, “The Moon And You,” has over 110k streams. BuzzArtists called their musical combination “swirling, harmony-driven indie rock,” though you might want to add a touch of ‘pop’ to the band’s ever-evolving

recipe. With YOU WILL FIND LOVE ON ASHLEY AVENUE, the band’s brand new EP, they bring context to their recent hit, “OPINIONS,” by wearing their Beatles influence on their proverbial sleeve. Gorgeous melodies, harmonies and expert instrumentation are the hallmarks of the other tracks “Escape!,” “A Beautiful Dream,” “I hate living like this” and the single “Ashley Ave.”

SondorBlue are poised for big things in the future. Look for them at a venue near you.

www.sondorblue.com