Genre Archives: Concerts

The Australian Pink Floyd Show

PRESALE: Thursday, March 29th at 10am – 10pm, password: TIME2018

Having sold over four million tickets in concerts that have taken place in 35 countries, The Australian Pink Floyd Show is rightfully hailed as one of the most in demand touring entities currently operating; The Times described them as “The Gold Standard”. This act is so good they were even engaged by David Gilmour to perform at his 50th birthday celebration!

In 2008 the band celebrated its twentieth year as the shows kept rolling and the band kept on doing what they love. The tours continued to extend, the audiences increased and the venues became larger, with the band playing Wembley Arena for the first time in 2009, followed by London’s O2 Arena in 2010. The 2011 dates saw the debut of some remarkable 3D projections, the first time this had been attempted extensively by any touring band. This Year also saw the band enlist the talents of David Domminney Fowler, Alex McNamara and the backing vocalists Emily Lynn, Lara Smile and Lorelei McBroom. Lorelei was also one of the backing vocalists who performed on Pink Floyd’s ‘Delicate Sound of Thunder Tour’ In the same year Guy Pratt made a guest appearance with the band at Hampton Court Palace.

The following 3 years saw the band perform at major European rock festivals and go on to produce 3 DVDs of their shows. In 2013, the 40th anniversary of “The Dark Side Of The Moon” was celebrated with a brand new tribute to the classic album, performed to capacity audiences in Europe and at the band’s first ever concerts in Russia.

TAPFS have constantly striven to seek out new audiences and turn in jaw-dropping performances to reconnect people with the music that they love. Next year will bring more innovation, hard work, and great crowds, demonstrating that it is still all about the great music of Pink Floyd and delivering the absolute best performance each and every night.

Pints & Punchlines: Rose Comedy Club

Pints & Punchlines comedy showcase is back! This monthly comedy showcase features hosts Rob Harris and Michael Yetman with some of the area’s finest comedians. We have special guests from STL and Chicago this month! From the hardened veterans to fresh faces, performers come ready to show their best material as audiences get a chance to learn about Columbia’s best kept secret!

Rock Awards Winners’ Circle

DON’T MIND DYING

“Genre tags are played out, but if you had to slap a label on Don’t Mind Dying, neo-classic rock would be apt. The Columbia band bears resemblance to everyone from The Black Crowes to Black Sabbath yet plays with an uncaged urgency that puts it squarely in the moment.” – Aarik Danielsen, Columbia Tribune (Mar 06, 2014)

“A rare gem found in a field full of fluff. Don’t Mind Dying has the musicianship, the vocals, the just plain raw talent and energy that’s been missing from almost everything else you’ve heard in the commercial market in the last decade. If you’re a fan of soulful, guitar-driven rock with a bluesy and ballsy edge, you need this album!” – iTunes review (Feb 15, 2014)

By reading just these couple of reviews of Don’t Mind Dying’s self titled EP from earlier this year it’s easy to say that the Columbia MO band has come a long way since it’s formation in 2008 by bassist Graham Greer and vocalist Brian BC Craig. During the first four years of their existence Craig and Greer, along with guitarist Kurt Otto and drummer Jeremy McCalister (later to be replaced by Jason Stegall), formed what would be the back bone of DMD’s sound by hashing out a heavy and dark blues foundation based mainly around somewhat unconventional cover tunes that ranged from Muddy Waters to the Beatles and everything in between. In 2012, shortly after the addition of keyboardist Rudy Brynac, DMD parted ways with Otto and Stegall and brought on board drummer Brian Kent and guitarist Jason Caton. It was at this time that the real magic started brewing! With the new members firmly in place the band adopted a truly powerhouse sound and started filling up local venues like The Bridge, Mojo’s, and Roxy’s on a weekly basis and soon had built themselves up as one of the biggest drawing bands in the area. At the end of the summer of 2012, after the release of the their first official recording and a string of successful local shows, they were asked to perform at Columbia’s famous Root’s N Blues N BBQ festival and shared the bill with the likes of Al Green, John Mayall, Marty Stewart, and Esperanza Spalding. It was at this time that the real sound of Don’t Mind Dying started to emerge in the way of a string of hard driving original songs which would lead to the recording of their newest album, the before mentioned “Don’t Mind Dying EP”. Shortly after, Brynac departed the band and was replaced by Travis McFarlane on keys which rounded out the current line up. Caton, Craig, Greer, Kent, and McFarlane continue to blaze the trail of their local legacy and are currently playing live shows and working on new songs for a soon to be recorded full length LP which should be available sometime in early 2015.

 

SHADES OF I

Shades of I is music. Music is magic. Magic is life.
-Jimi Hendrix… only said the last two thirds of that quote, but it still applies.

 

BETWEEN ELSEWHERE

4 piece alternative band out of Columbia Mo

JEFF WATKINS FUNK REVIEW

JEFF WATKINS grew up in rural Missouri and was a student of the jazz program at the University of Missouri. For twelve years, this virtuoso saxophonist toured the world with James Brown. Jeff became an integral part of the show for James Brown, who introduced Jeff as “the ninth wonder of the world”. He stayed with James until JB’s death in 2006. His has since moved on to working with Joss Stone and countless others as well as enjoying a successful solo career. As an annual holiday homecoming for Jeff, this Thanksgiving Eve funk review has become a Columbia tradition that you don’t want to miss! I mean, just check out this clip from the Letterman show.

Jeff’s band for the night is an all star cast of Columbia’s finest!:

Starring Jeffery T. Watkins – saxophones
Aina Cook – lead vocals
Travis McFarlane – keys
Jason Caton – guitar
Jeff Mueller – bass
Travis Huff – trombone
John Shafer – trumpet
Bob Hague – alto sax

ARE YOU EXPERIENCED: Salute to Jimi Hendrix

Local blues rock powerhouse Mercury Trio has been know to morph into many different classic rock bands, including Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Led Zeppelin, and this time they’re taking on The Jimi Hendrix Experience! Joined by an all star group of some of the best local “gunslinger” guitarists, they’ll take you on a journey through Jimi’s tragically short career, playing a ton of his greatest tracks, just a week before what would have been his 75th birthday! Are you Experienced? For $6, you CAN.

HEMBREE

FOR FANS OF: Cold War Kids, Portugal. The Man, Alt-J

HEMBREE

Hembree’s path to success is proving to be as nostalgia-inducing as it is powerful: labor away at home and in fly-by-night studios creating music you love; send your song to the local DJ (yes, on the actual radio) and have him love it so much he plays it immediately; tour and tour and tour and tour and tour; and begin to hear that song on radio stations across the country, acting as early beacons to the larger world taking notice.

Hembree are from Kansas, a state best known for not much worth talking about in a band bio, but also a beautiful place with cracks in its highly conservative foundation where creativity and ambition flourish. This is the Kansas Hembree are from. They come from families of musicians and music-shop owners, people who find the divisive politics of the state just as foreign, if more immediate, as their Coastal peers. And in the grand rock’n roll tradition Hembree are also family: Isaac Flynn (lead vocals, guitar) and Eric Davis (keyboards, synths) are brothers-in-law and high school buddies. Sadly, Garrett Childers (vocals, guitar) has to be content with the role of life-long friend and general bon vivant.

Their new EP, Had It All, arrives on the heels of Hembree’s second single “Holy Water” and its slow, simmering success. That song, released in November 2016, made it onto the Billboard Alt Radio chart (virtually unheard of for a band without a machine behind them), garnered close to one million streams, and opened the door for Hembree to perform with artists as varied as Cold War Kids and Elvis Costello.

Their sound – smart, tightly constructed rock songs with stick-in-your-head hooks and soaring vocals – makes them great companions to the current crop of Alt-chart-dominating bands – like Portugal. The Man, Alt-J, Lord Huron and Royal Blood – Hembree are quickly taking their place next to.

Had It All features 4 new songs plus a re-released “Holy Water” – yes it’s that good, just listen – and showcases a sonic ambition and clarity of purpose that’s formidable. Over the last year and half the EP was recorded in Kansas City, in Isaac’s bedroom and various home studios. Working with friends that the band love and respect, in places they live and work everyday, the convivial environment shines through on these recordings: you can hear their lives in these songs. The band continued their fruitful partnership with producer Eric Hillman and the Grammy-winning mixer Joe Visciano (The Kills, Jamie XX, and Beck), with the end result being some of the best sounding guitar music being produced anywhere in the world.

w/ Special Guests THE NOISE FM + SHADES OF I

Earphorik

EARPHORIK

Earphorik is a progressive rock and funk styled jam band based out of Fort Wayne, IN. With clear influences from jam band greats including Umphrey’s McGee, The Werks, and Widespread Panic the band quickly made headlines in the national jam scene and quickly picked up a dedicated following. The band was formed by Chris Treesh (guitar/vocals), Austin Robinson (guitar/vocals), Nolan Opper (bass), and Ryan Moreno (drums). Showcasing high-energy funk, vast genre ranges, and explosive peaks – Earphorik takes you to a whole new level of musical consciousness.

Formed in 2013 as a collaboration of several Fort Wayne area bands, Earphorik released their first album A Year From All Angles in August of 2014, available on all major listening platforms. The band followed up the album with the release of a live album recorded at Jake Cinninger’s Boondock Studio in Niles, MI, which consisted of just one take bringing the magic of the live performance to life. It is being produced and mastered by Jake Cinninger and Jim Leep – a true one take analog experience! Available now on all major listening platforms.

Earphorik has made a national presence playing major cities across the nation with acts including Umphrey’s Mcgee, moe., TAUK, the Main Squeeze, the Werks, Andy Frasco and the UN, Kung Fu, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Consider the Source, as well as featuring big name sit including Jake Cinninger (Umphrey’s McGee), Beau Sasser (Kung Fu), Rob Chafin (The Werks), George Gekas (The Revivalists), Mike Greenfield (Lotus), Jesse Clayton (Fareed Haque), Holly Bowling, and Gerlach (Turbo Suit).

Along with these performance highlights, Earphorik has made waves in the festival cicruit with performances that include Summer Camp Music Festival, Electric Forest, Great North Music Festival, SONIC BLOOM, The Werk Out Music and Arts Festival, Highberry Music Festival, Disc Jam, The Mad Tea Party Jam, Hyperion Music Festival, amongst a handful of others across the nation.

 

w/ Special Guest CATDADDY’S FUNKY FUZZ-BUNKER BAND

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