PromoWest Productions, WCBE and Miller Lite Presents Blackberry Smoke w/ Magpie Salute
WHEN: July 24, 2018 WHERE: EXPRESS LIVE! Outdoor – COLUMBUS, OHIO GATES: 6:30pm COST: $35.00 Advance/$35.00 Day of Show ON-SALE: June 1, 2018 BIO:
Pigeonholing Blackberry Smoke has never been easy. Since emerging from Atlanta in the early ‘00s, the quintet—vocalist/lead guitarist Charlie Starr, guitarist/vocalist Paul Jackson, bassist/vocalist Richard Turner, drummer Brit Turner and keyboardist Brandon Still—has become known for a singular sound indebted to classic rock, blues, country and folk.This fluidity has paid off handsomely, in the form of two Billboard chart-topping country albums, 2015’s Holding All The Roses and 2016’s Like An Arrow. (For good measure, the latter also topped Billboard’s Americana/Folk album chart.)
Find A Light, Blackberry Smoke’s sixth studio album, doubles down on diversity. Songs hew toward easygoing roots-rock (“Run Away From It All”) and Southern rock stomps (“The Crooked Kind”), as well as stripped-down acoustic numbers (“I’ve Got This Song”) and bruising alt-country (“Nobody Gives A Damn”). Rich instrumental flourishes—keening fiddle, solemn organ and bar-band piano boogie—add further depth and resonance.
The commitment to putting music first above all other considerations is one reason Blackberry Smoke has continued to evolve during their time together. And it also explains why Find A Light’s sonic progressions and expansions sound so effortless. Don’t miss Blackberry Smoke at EXPRESS LIVE! on July 24th!
PromoWest Productions and Miller Lite Presents The Score w/ The Orphan The Poet
WHEN: October 4, 2018 WHERE: A&R Music Bar – Columbus, Ohio DOORS: 7:00pm COST: $12.00 Advance/$15.00 Day of Show ON-SALE: June 1, 2018 BIO:
Rock duo The Score channel fearless rock ferocity with fuzzy guitar riffs and adrenaline pumping beats, dressed in pop hooks and motivational declarations. The LA-based NYC transplants have become a mainstay on the Billboard Rock Songs and iTunes Alternative charts, rubbing shoulders with bands like Fall Out Boy and Imagine Dragons.In October, the duo released their self-written, self-produced and self-mixed debut album ATLAS on Republic Records, debuting at #7 on the iTunes U.S. Alternative Albums chart. Its leading single “Legend” became the ubiquitous sports anthem of 2017 and the theme song of the NBA playoffs.
Wrapping up 2017 with a successful U.S. headline tour, The Score is heading out for more dates in the Spring and Fall of 2018. Don’t miss The Score at A&R Music Bar on October 4th!
PromoWest Productions and Miller Lite Presents Clairo w/ Garren Sean
WHEN: July 30, 2018 WHERE: The Basement – Columbus, Ohio DOORS: 7:00pm COST: $13.00 Advance/$15.00 Day of Show ON-SALE: NOW! BIO:
Associated with soft, intimate vocals, daydreamy atmosphere, and rumination, Clairo is lo-fi singer/songwriter Claire Cottrill. Alternating keyboards and guitar as accompaniment, and often coloring her recordings with samples and sound effects, the Boston native began sharing dozens of her stylized but low-key, melody-driven tunes to music-sharing sites as a young teen in 2013. She eventually had a minor viral hit with 2017’s “Pretty Girl,” and a bigger one with “Flaming Hot Cheetos,” whose video garnered millions of views in 2018.After releasing dozens of accumulated home recordings in 2013, the Clairo EP do u wanna fall in love? arrived in 2014. It was followed by more EPs in 2015, including have a nice day, late show, AQUARIUS BOY, and moth girl. In May of that year, she released the full-length metal heart, a collection of spare acoustic recordings with notable tape hiss. Meanwhile, she became active on YouTube with posts that included acoustic guitar covers of songs by the Cure, Frankie Cosmos, and (Sandy) Alex G, among others. The year 2016 brought the creased laundry EP and the six-track brains a bus station, which introduced new equipment, including electric guitar, various keyboard voices, and drum samples. In July of that year, she also released a split EP with established English lo-fi musician Keel Her as Claire Cottrill.
In December of 2016, the song “How Was Your Day?,” a collaboration with Mellow Fellow, presented a richer indie pop with extended chords and a full arrangement of guitar, keyboards, drums, and vocal harmonies. Further establishing herself as a proponent of dreamy reflection, in 2017 she was featured on no less than three atmospheric indie electronic-pop singles: “Girl” by Brennan Henderson, “You Might Be Sleeping” by Jakob Ogawa, and “Froyo” by Hans. Also that year, her like-minded song “Pretty Girl” was featured on the Father/Daughter Records cassette compilation The Le Sigh, Vol. 3, and she had a second viral hit with the spare keyboard ballad “Flaming Hot Cheetos.” Both songs received a commercial release by FADER Label in mid-2017. An official video for “Cheetos” followed in March 2018 and was covered by such media outlets as Pitchfork, NPR, and Billboard. Still in her late teens, she followed it a month later with a funky, more fully produced single, “4EVER,” which saw her collaborating in the studio with Ashwin Torke, Deaton Chris Anthony, and Burns Twins. Come out and see Clairo at The Basement on July 30th!