Black Irish Texas, Rock Bottom String Band, Ford Theater Reunion

Black Irish Texas

Rock Bottom String Band

Ford Theater Reunion

Thu. May 25, 2017

9:00 pm

$7.00

This event is 21 and over

Black Irish Texas
Black Irish Texas
Emerging from the local cut-throat and highly competitive music scene of Austin, comes Black Irish Texas. And out of the proclaimed live music capital of the world they have exploded on the scene like a whiskey drenched force to be reckoned with. They have shared the stage with such International acts as Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly, Social Distortion, and the Street Dogs just to name a few, as well as local Austin legends such as the Dicks and the Flametrick Subs.

The band started in 2004 after a few lineup changes and many tribulations, they have managed to keep their anything-but-common spaghetti western/Americana/punk infused Irish American act together just long enough to finally release their debut album "To Hell with the King."

With backing from Jameson Irish whiskey and support from legions of local and regional fans they released their first full length album and have been running all over the country throwing their no holds barred Irish American party gaining devout followers everywhere they play.

Black Irish boast members of Austin favorite's such as Mr. Lewis and the Funeral Five, Flatcar Rattlers, Los Hispanos,UK, The Bulemics, and Hipsterectomy just to name a few. With members from each of those bands bringing to the table their own particular styles and influences, your current line-up of James Fitzsimmons on guitar and vocal duties, Mark Maughmer II on fiddle, Brian Blackwood on drums, Shannon McMillan on upright bass and Bil David Zarate on banjo, you are basically looking at a powder keg lit by a few shots of Jameson. And what a site it is.

Do not, I repeat, do NOT try and pigeonhole these guys as an Irish pub drinking band, regurgitating overheard covers of "danny boy" and "whiskey in the jar" . In high demand at every venue from Stubb's and Emo's Austin to the Abbey pub in Chicago, Black Irish Texas is a coming to a venue near you. See what they're doing at their website. www.blackirishtexas.com, and be on the look out for new releases roomered to release by the end of 2014..
Rock Bottom String Band
Rock Bottom String Band
Rock Bottom String Band is a high energy band born from a series of backyard jam sessions in January of 2013. Many different musical styles inspire our group: Traditional Bluegrass, Punk, Roots, and Folk just name a few.
Ford Theater Reunion
Ford Theater Reunion
The neo-carnival rock n' roll group, based out of Lexington, KY produce a sound that harkens back to a by-gone era of gypsy caravans and rail-riding hobos. This, married with blistering progressive rock technicality and heavy punk, is all brought together under multiple vocalists that are a study of compliment and contrast. It all manifests as an auditory spectacle that is both well-timed and well-executed. The result is compellingly jarring, featuring narrative lyrics and theatrically-matched music; all wrapped up in a deliriously raucous stage show. FTR feverishly pulls you to your feet and drives you to dance, thrash, and shout - all in all, undoubtedly one of the most bizarre and fascinating acts likely to be seen anywhere on Earth!

The Ford Theatre Reunion has been on a quest to return sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll to the circus since 2008. Despite the unusual instrumentation, challenging song arrangements, and fanciful dress, even the casual observer will recognize what FTR's main purpose is: to fuck shit up. Let no one say the accordion cannot devastate buildings and earlobes. Let no one say the clarinet cannot be scary.

The Ford Theatre Reunion.

We are here to eat you.
Venue Information:
Barleycorn's
608 E. Douglas Ave
Wichita, KS, 67202
http://barleycornswichita.com/