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Free First Friday
May 5, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 2:00 am
Born in Illinois and raised in McAllen, Texas. 25-year old Aaron Stephens’ debut album Hard Times, Straight Lines garnered interest immediately, landing a spot on Lone Star Music Magazine’s list of Top Selling Albums of 2014.
While regularly performing blues and funk, Stephens’ real strength is his own soulful sound. Crowd-pleasing, genre-bending music influenced by his many influences, from Al Green to John Mayer, and D’Angelo to Derek Trucks.
//The Digital Wild//
What do you get when you take a couple of guys from an indie folk band, mix them with a couple of guys from a metal band, and throw in a couple of guys who play trumpet and trombone?
A six-piece ska band from a northen suburb of Dallas, TX. Didn’t see that coming… did you?
Listen to us just once and you’ll understand why a guy in a Dallas ska band said we “sound freaking tight” and that we are “a nice addition to the Dallas ska scene” and another local artist said we are “legitimately the best live band I’ve ever seen.”
Listen to us twice and you will realize the depth of emotion in the tweets from our fans when they say we “did a-1” or were “badass as usual” or that we are “so sick” and that we “were so lit tbh it was great.” Our fans don’t lie.
“From the moment Keeton Coffman took the stage, it was painfully obvious that this guy belongs in front of a crowd at all times” (Houston Press). Heartland Rock and Roll perhaps best describes Coffman’s wide ranging style on his first full length album, Killer Eyes. From the heel-stomping corner pub song “What We’re Reaching For” and the dancehall flavor of “Ellie” and “Killer Eyes” to the Gospel infused “The Mountain“, Keeton’s style of music evokes the small town Texas sound he grew up with, matched with the knuckle and grit of his true Rock and Roll soul.
//DJ Brady Dean // DJ ROB // DJ Bear//