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Free First Friday Concert feat. The Soft White Sixties w/ King and Nation & Austin Meade
August 1, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 11:55 pm
Grand Stafford Theater presents our Free First Friday Concerts featuring The Soft White Sixties!
THE SOFT WHITE SIXTIES
Named as one of Paste Magazine’s “Top 25 Shows at SXSW 2013”, The Soft White Sixties are increasingly gaining recognition for their infectious live performance. Since 2010 they have been perfecting their sound, appropriately dubbed Working Class Soul – a gritty edge to modern pop. They mix their vast influences into a hard-hitting and confident force reminiscent of classic R&B and Rock ‘n’ Roll but with a contemporary sensibility. Octavio Genera (vocals), Aaron Eisenberg (guitar/keys), Ryan Noble (bass), and Joey Bustos (drums) combine soulful melodies, deep grooves, and fuzzed-out hooks to form a completely distinct sound.
An anticipated forthcoming album titled “Get Right.” is due out in the near future. Produced by Jim Greer (known for his recent work on Foster the People’s platinum-selling album, Torches), the new record offers a sonic diary of the band’s last two years: an organic collection of soul-driven anthems, heart-felt choruses, sticky grooves, and clever arrangements. Like the object after which The Soft White Sixties are named, this band shines.
King and Nation
King and Nation is an eclectic indie-garage rock band formed in 2013 and is moving quickly. With recent lineup additions, their sound has gotten stronger and they have been noted for their electric live performances. They consist of Frank Miller, Sam Brinkman, Austin Davis, Aaron Gonzalez and Travis Knight. Finally having found their unique sound, King and Nation have planned to record an EP to be released mid-2014.
Austin Meade is a young artist who has recently stepped onto the scene. His music is honest and catches a wide range of attention. With classic influences like Croce and Cash as well as many modern Red Dirt and Blues influences such as Cody Canada, Adam Hood and Sean McConnell, you can find Austin’s music somewhere in the middle. Live shows are exciting and keep listeners interested.