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The Bright Light Social Hour w/ Quiet Company & Driver Friendly
September 27, 2012 @ 8:30 pm - 2:00 am
THE BRIGHT LIGHT SOCIAL HOUR
The Bright Light Social Hour is an American rock band from Austin, Texas. Born out of a university art-rock collective, the band first gained attention in Austin from their incendiary live performances and innovative vision of rock and roll. Melding southern rock, hard dance, psychedelic blues, and deep soul, their debut full-length album led to heightening critical acclaim, national touring, and a rare sweep of six awards at the SXSW 2011 Austin Music Awards, including Band of the Year, Album of the Year, and Song of the Year. Following their album release, The Bright Light Social Hour have embarked on a heavy touring rotation, playing over two hundred shows throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico. They performed in front of thousands of new fans at SXSW and Canadian Music Week and will spend the remainder of 2012 touring North America, including festival plays at Wakarusa, Bear Creek Music Fest and Ottawa Bluesfest. Chronicling their adventures, the band has released a series of self-produced tour documentaries depicting their life on the road. The Bright Light Social Hour is currently writing new material for a second full-length album with plans to return to the studio in 2013.
In 2011 Quiet Company spent the majority of their time writing & recording their most ambitious & thought provoking album to date, “We Are All Where We Belong.” In late summer they were approached by Grooveshark & signed to their new Artist Development program. Since July 1st, Quiet Company has garnered a global audience, thanks to their partnership with Grooveshark. Quiet Company’s Facebook fans jumped from 2,800 in July to over 50,000 by February & their video for “Fear & Fallacy, Sitting in a Tree” reached over 100,000 plays in under 3 months. Quiet Company is averaging well over 50,000 song plays a day on Grooveshark alone all across the globe. In October, Quiet Company released their new album, “We Are All Where We Belong” which received the best reviews & response the band has earned to date. They were invited to play Deluna Fest in Florida as well as CMJ in New York. Quiet Company was chosen as a Deluna Fest Spotlight Artist and was featured on an episode of Last Call with Carson Daly. Quiet Company will start 2012 by releasing a video & single for “You, Me & the Boatman” in February and continue to play shows regionally as they build momentum for their SXSW 2012 appearance.
Driver Friendly is a high energy indie rock band with a distinct hornline and a touch of synth which combines to create a sound that grabs the attention of listeners and refuses to let go. Intense, energetic performances that produce an unmatched live music experience. What rock and roll should be.