Me Like Bees, Faux Reality

Me Like Bees

Faux Reality

Sat. May 27, 2017

9:00 pm

$7.00

This event is 21 and over

Me Like Bees
Me Like Bees
Me Like Bees is an indie/alternative rock band fromJoplin, Missouri and is made up of Pete Burton (lead guitar),Nick Bynum (bass), Luke Sheafer (vocals/guitar), andTimothy Cote (drums).

Formed in May of 2009, the group has developed their sound with influences from bands such as Modest Mouse,Arcade Fire and The White Stripes. The "Me Like Bees" sound, like many of their influences, is based upon the idea of moving music forward with interesting and simple melodies. Although simple, the band maintains the listeners' attention using irregular dynamics and asymmetric song structure. The group takes a quality control approach to songwriting, with each member bringing their own creative ideals to every aspect of the process.

The lyrics of Me Like Bees music are both thought provoking and entertaining, with a wide range of themes. Many of their songs discuss matters of inner turmoil, and relate to issues like guilt and doubt.Sheafer is known for his creative wording and unique use of syllables; often times giving a positive spin on what would otherwise be depressing subject matter. His singing style has been said to be a cross between Isaac Brock of Modest Mouse and Jack White of the White Stripes.
Faux Reality
Faux Reality
Faux Reality is an indie-rock trio from El Dorado Kansas. Forming in 2007, the band was originally a pop-punk outfit keen to perform Green Day covers and write about middle-school angst. Over the five years that they have been writing, recording and performing, however, the group has gone from talent shows to headlining their own shows in the Wichita and El Dorado area. Consisting of three best friends Thomas Hays, James Hays and Garret Armstrong, Faux Reality brings a friendly and artistically passionate atmosphere to every concert they put on and in every second of recorded material.

The group began with early 2000s pop-punk bands in mind. Green Day's American Idiot and blink-182's Enema of the State can be heard in the various early recordings, but their first EP has a clear admiration for The Starting Line's Direction and Fall Out Boy's From Under the Cork Tree. Their most recent work mirrors Person L and Say Anything's …Is a Real Boy, but with a defined unique style. Bassist and vocalist James Hays cites Bon Iver, The Dismemberment Plan, and The Beatles as the group's current influences.

The band's first release came in 2010 with Faux Reality, a self-titled EP showcasing a variety of pop-punk songs with notable indie influences. Finding local success and praise in that release, the group then went on to record a second EP titled Hourglass that was less The Starting Line and more Death Cab for Cutie. In the time following that release, Faux Reality consistently played at local venues, travelled on a small mid-west tour, and worked at writing their full-length record set to be released in early 2013.
Venue Information:
Barleycorn's
608 E. Douglas Ave
Wichita, KS, 67202
http://barleycornswichita.com/