People's Blues Of Richmond + Denizen + Schooley Mountain Band

People's Blues Of Richmond + Denizen + Schooley Mountain Band

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

People's Blues Of Richmond
People's Blues Of Richmond
People's Blues of Richmond brings a carnival-like mayhem to their dark, blues-infused psychedelia. The power trio's new single "Gone Gone Gone" b/w "Outta My Mind" was produced & engineered by the highly sought-after Mark Neill, the man behind The Black Key's platinum-selling, Grammy-winning Brothers record.

"The reason we pursued Mark—we already had a pretty firm grasp on our frenetic live sound but making a song sound beautiful in the studio is a whole other animal," says singer-guitarist Tim Beavers. "Mark's sound doesn't come from a million digital studio tricks on his computer, but from a diligent set up, an intimate understanding of sound, and a belief in himself, his gear and in the bands he's recording. Working with him, we learned how to push ourselves harder than ever before."

With the anticipated new single on the way, word is starting to spread about the manic intensity of PBR's live performances as they burn up the road, sharing bills with an impressive collection of artists from JJ Grey & Mofro and Black Joe Lewis to J Roddy Walston & the Business and festival favorites Modest Mouse & Gogol Bordello.

People's Blues of Richmond co-founders and lifelong friends Beavers and Matt Volkes (bass, backing vox) began playing music together in college as a way to grieve the loss of a mutual friend. Those bleak, drug-fueled days pushed the two into an artistic bender of rock and blues that led to their 2011 debut LP, Hard-On Blues. They followed with the self-released Good Time Suicide in 2013, the album recorded on the exact same handmade '68 Flickinger board used to record T. Rex's Futuristic Dragon. Immediately following this album, People's Blues of Richmond's lineup finally solidified with the addition of friend and powerhouse drummer Neko Williams (son of Drummie Zeb of legendary reggae band The Wailers).

After years together, on the road and off, the three are more than just bandmates, they're brothers. It's a camaraderie that show in their music and beyond. "No matter what, we look out for each other," Volkes says. "If I have a sandwich, Tim and Neko get a bite, too. We're all in this together."

"The whole concept behind People's Blues of Richmond," Beavers says, "is that we all struggle, we all experience pain. Life is full of highs and lows, and we all work hard to survive. So we do the only thing we know how—we get out on the road, and we keep moving forward. We become a part of something bigger than ourselves."
Distilling the sounds of American music, Denizen hail from tradition but cut the edge on rock today. One listen to the band and you will find the door re-opened to rock, though you may need re-introduction. There's no clear way to capture their music by description even though it most definitely has something to say. In a world of synthetic beats, focus-grouped lyrics and test-tube pop stars, Denizen emerges as a clarion reminder that music is either live or else it's dead – is either fashioned organically, from real experiences of pain, loss, love, joy, spirituality…or else is just more static for the radio. They believe in themselves, they believe in their fans, and they believe their art has the power to unite both in some way. And that's why they've been out there night after night after night givin it all away.
Schooley Mountain Band
Schooley Mountain Band
The Schooley Mountain Band is a NYC / New Jersey based blues-rock experience. Founded in 2012 by cousins Madison Gerish (vocals, guitar) and Michael Rieckert (guitar), the SMB delivers soulful, melodic vocals over driving and groovy jams. While The Schooley Mountain Band’s material is rooted in frontwoman Madison Gerish’s early career as an acoustic singer/songwriter, it has since progressed into a dynamic and high-energy sound, without abandoning Gerish’s melodic folk origins. In late 2013, former Psychedelic Hat Rack members Aydar Shaildayev (bass, keys), Dan Novograd (guitar) and Jackson Richards (drums) joined to round out The Schooley Mountain Band’s versatile lineup.
Venue Information:
Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249

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