FUTUREBIRDS Happy New Year!! at Visulite Theatre on 12/31/2016

FUTUREBIRDS Happy New Year!!

  
FUTUREBIRDS   Happy New Year!!
  

12/31/2016

Visulite Theatre (21 + )

Doors Open: 8:00 - Show Starts: 8:45

Tickets Still Available at Door

SPECIAL PRICED PRESALE ENDS 12/26

Covered in kudzu and swathed in a blanket of humidity, spanish moss, feedback and reverb exists Futurebirds. Here, at this intersection, we find a synthesis of the two extremes of Neil Young's yin and yang. It's at this crossroads, on this plane that Futurebirds meld the sweet, lilting, pedal steel and harmonies of the Stray Gators with the raucous, buzzing, distortion of Crazy Horse.

www.futurebirdsmusic.com



THE HIGH DIVERS

Start Time: 9:30

There is no hiding that each member of The High Divers hails from South Carolina. A subtle twang dots the roots rock n’ roll
landscape from which the band pulls its sound and feel. “Riverlust”, the group’s debut album, is full of southern tinged
imagery that places you in the deep woods of South Carolina. It becomes clear after just a few verses that The High Divers,
though mining a vein uniquely their own, have a hard time getting the sounds from Laurel Canyon, Muscle Shoals, and The
Basement Tapes out of their head. 

Setting out to make a record that no one could ever label as “slick,” their music has edges that make it human, and infinitely 
more honest. That is evident from the opening track, “Rising Water,” as Luke Mitchell’s powerful voice emits, “Can’t Stand to die here, Working from morning till the day is dead, What good is money if you’ve got no friends?” With these lines, a theme emerges that weaves throughout the record: restlessness rooted in the need for change. Before The High Divers, frontman Luke Mitchell was playing for tourists 8 hours a day— singing other people’s songs for folks who really could care less—all while watching his friends live their musical dreams, and sprint down their creative path with no fear. Tired of being a spectator to this, The High Divers were formed and an escape plan was hatched. All four members moved to Charleston on the same day and began recording, “Riverlust” shortly after. “Riverlust” is an album about pursuing the things you love with reckless abandon. It’s a celebration of not giving up on your “kid dreams,” as mentioned in the song “Troubles.” 

The history between the members existed long before the group became The High Divers. Luke (lead vocals and guitar) and Kevin Early (bass and backing vocals) played together in a 60’s and 70’s cover band at the ages of 14. Drummer Julius DeAngelis was recruited fresh out of high school by a Southern Rock band, and hit the road for a year of touring before joining up with Luke and Kevin. Mary Alice Connor joined the group just as the band arrived in Charleston, and filled the need for piano and additional vocals. With a wide range of influences, and thousands of hours logged, The High Divers create music that nods to the southern rebelliousness of Tom Petty, the raw beauty of Neil Young, and the genre clashing of Wilco, yet is leaning forward all the time.

www.thehighdivers.com



AMIGO

Start Time: 8:45

Amigo jams econo in the footsteps of their punk rock heroes. Their music comes from their imaginations, where shit-kickin’ east Texas honky tonks are infiltrated by weird and flamboyant art school kids and, somehow, everybody gets along famously! The music is about magic and despair, gettin’ yer rocks off, not gettin’ yer rocks off, being filled with innocence and wonder and then the world taking a giant dump on your head. Oh, yeah, and it’s fun, too – because it’s ROCK & ROLL music, y’all! Amigo looks forward to seeing everybody later this year on tour in support of their debut LP, Might Could. Be cool in the world!
 

amigotheband.com