PromoWest Productions and Coors Light Presents Insane Clown Posse x Attila
WHEN: March 6, 2018 WHERE: Newport Music Hall – COLUMBUS, OHIO DOORS: 7:00pm COST: $26.00 Advance/ $30.00 Day of Show ON-SALE: January 5, 2018 BIO:
Insane Clown Posse are a cartoonish metal/rap band with a vaunted live show that features open fires, chain saws, liters of soda dousing the audience (Faygo is the group’s favorite brand), and more emphasis on performance art than music. In the world of the late ’90s, that was more than enough to get them a recording contract with a major label, though the release of their 1997 album, The Great Milenko, created a bit of controversy. Down to a duo, ICP were originally formed in 1989 as a hardcore Detroit rap group called Inner City Posse. After combusting in 1991, the only members left, Violent J (born Joseph Bruce) and Shaggy 2 Dope (born Joseph Utsler), slightly altered their name to reflect the fact that they had been visited by the Carnival Spirit, who ordered them to carry word of the impending apocalypse by touring the nation and releasing six “joker cards” (popularly known as LPs) with successive revelations of the final judgment. The first, Carnival of Carnage, appeared in 1992 on their own Psychopathic Records label. The group became notorious in Detroit’s underground scene, but several tours around the region failed to ignite much more than the rage of community leaders.In August 2004 the band released the sixth and final joker card, Hell’s Pit, in two separate editions. Both had the same CD but were packed with different DVDs. Yet the Dark Carnival wasn’t fully shuttered. Spring 2005 found ICP hyping a new direction for the mythology, to be revealed with the May release of Calm. The EP also prepped Insane Clown Posse’s devoted fan base for the sixth annual Gathering of the Juggalos that July. Their 2007 effort, The Tempest, found the duo reuniting with producer Mike E. Clark, the man behind the first four joker card releases. Clark stuck around for their 2009 Bang! Pow! Boom! album. Featuring Freshness, a two-disc collection of the group’s work with other artists, arrived in 2011. A year later, the conceptual The Mighty Death Pop focused on their detractors and other “certified hoes,” with Clark returning as producer. In 2015, The Marvelous Missing Link (Lost) landed as the first of that year’s two albums, while The Marvelous Missing Link (Found) landed later in the year. In 2017, while recording the next joker card, the duo released a pair of solo albums, with Shaggy 2 Dope’s F.T.F.O.M.F. arriving months before Violent J’s American Life/Lives.
PromoWest Productions and Coors Light Presents Corey Smith
WHEN: March 8, 2018 WHERE: Newport Music Hall – COLUMBUS, OHIO DOORS: 7:00pm COST: $18.50 Advance/ $20.00 Day of Show ON-SALE: January 12, 2018 BIO:
Country singer, songwriter, and guitarist Corey Smith was born in Jefferson, Georgia, just a few miles from Athens, the region’s musical center. Growing up with country music, he developed a writing style that steered clear of the genre tropes of trucks and backroad bonfire parties and pointed toward a less idealized but more natural view of what it was to be country in the 21st century. He began to release his own self-produced albums beginning with 2003’s Undertones, followed a year later by In the Mood. He released three more albums (2005’s The Good Life, 2007’s Hard-Headed Fool, and 2009’s Keeping Up with the Joneses) on his own Undertone imprint before finally breaking into the country charts at number 17 with 2011’s The Broken Record, which came out on the Nashville label Average Joe’s Entertainment. He quickly followed up with Live in Chattanooga (2012) and the acoustic Maysville in the Meantime(2014), gaining new fans and admirers with each release. Working with an outside producer for the first time, he teamed up with Keith Stegall, whose work with the Zac Brown Band comes close to Smith’s feel and approach to country music. He signed with prominent roots label Sugar Hill in early 2015 and delivered While the Gettin’ Is Good a few months later. Don’t miss Corey Smith at Newport Music Hall on March 8th!Official Website: https://coreysmith.com/
PromoWest Productions and Miller Lite Presents Kyle Craft
WHEN: April 3, 2018 WHERE: The Basement – Columbus, Ohio DOORS: 7:00pm COST: $10.00 Advance/ $12.00 Day of Show ON-SALE: January 12, 2018 BIO:
Kyle Craft is a Louisiana-bred, Portland, Oregon-based singer/songwriter with a robust, full-throated wail and knack for pairing Stones-ian hooks and Dylan-esque wordplay with glam-kissed pop swagger. A Shreveport native who came to music in his early teens via a chance K-Mart-purchased David Bowie compilation, Craft grabbed his guitar, and whatever else he could carry, and re-located to the bustling music hub of Portland shortly after the dissolution of an eight-year relationship. Determined to channel his heartache into pure rock & roll, he began making demos and putting together what would eventually become his debut album. Returning home to Shreveport to lay down tracks on a D.I.Y. rig, he eventually fled back West where he got some assistance from Brandon Summers and Benjamin Weikel of Helio Sequence in tweaking the mixes. The songs eventually caught the ear of Sub Pop, who signed Craft shortly thereafter. His debut LP for the label, Dolls of Highland, was released in April 2016. Come check out Kyle Craft at The Basement on April 3rd!Official Website: https://www.subpop.com/artists/kyle_craft
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