The Front Bottoms
Basement, Bad Bad Hats
Saturday, November 11th, 2017
7:00 pmBrooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
$22.50 - $28.00+
This event is all ages
$22.50 General Admission, $28.00 General Admission (day of show)
All guests must have a valid government/state issued ID for entry to the venue. No refunds.
TICKETS PURCHASED IN PERSON AT THE BOX OFFICE ARE SUBJECT TO A $2 TICKETING FEE.
All general admission tickets are standing room only.
ALL TICKET PRICES INCLUDE NEVADA'S 9% LIVE ENTERTAINMENT TAX
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*Advertised times are for doors -- show time not available*
Under the production ears of Joe Chiccarelli (Beck, The Strokes, Morrissey, White Stripes) the mixes are especially detailed; perfect for cheap earbuds or high end stereo equipment. The band worked with Joe for weeks on pre-production, getting parts to lock in with each other. Mat said he enjoyed the wide range of drums and percussion options he was able to use at Sunset Sound in Los Angeles while Brian admitted being pushed into some new creative places.
The album kicks off with “Motorcycle” and introduces some key lyrical themes - hitting the open road and self reflection. Are they looking inward while still embracing forward motion? Does the party continue while one uneasily checks the rearview mirror? Or as Brian puts it, “Sometimes you got to close your eyes to truly see the light.” In “Summer Shandy” Brian appears to embrace his public image while trying to dismantle it. The song features a slinky bottom heavy groove as he bemoans his “badboy blues” secretly doing pushups when he thinks no one is watching. "I was pretty pleased with the person I was pretending to be," says it all.
Sella’s remarkable ability to mix a variety of emotions within any given set of lyrics is on display for Back On Top as he lets the doggerel out the backdoor to romp with the sacred, profane and funny. The afore mentioned “Cough it Out” has Brian singing an intricately layered chorus using a new melancholic vocal style that includes one of his most heart tugging lines, “I’ll defend you if I can/But whatever I did for you last year I cannot do again.” The song has a great DIY video to go with it made by Mat and Brian using GoPro cameras, bicycles and a turtle. The outskirts of Jersey City, NJ never looked so good as Mat tests the waters for a very unique bike ride.
The Front Bottoms started making a name for themselves after the crash of ‘08 when American youth found themselves saddled with college loans, unemployment, part-time minimum wage service jobs and the prospect of living at home or in shady situations on twin size mattresses. TFB hit a nerve with their first two albums on the Bar/None label--the self-titled debut combined two EPs: Slow Dance To Soft Rock and Grip and Tie (2011). They followed it with Talon Of the Hawk (2013) recorded in Austin TX by Chris “Frenchie” Smith. (Interesting side note: both producers chose an Elektro-Voice 666 microphone for Brian’s vocals, independent of each other.)
Mat and Brian started making homemade recordings as teenagers later re-working the best of that material on the Grandma Rose EP (2014). They played all sorts of VFW halls and punk houses to get their chops together evolving into a heavy touring outfit that solidified a viral-fueled fan base as they opened for everyone from Tenacious D to Weezer. NPR embraced them along with college radio and press outlets as varied as Alternative Press and Huffington Post. The band now has a loyal following all over the USA, across Europe, even down under in Australia. They’ve started the TFB Motorcycle Club to announce special secret shows, exclusive merch and club meet ups. It’s a no brainer - would you rather be in a fan club or a biker gang? Imagine the possibilities for lyrics emblazoned on the back of leather jackets.
Back on Top is full throttle TFB - an album with the uncanny ability to tear at your heart while showing you the best time you ever remember having—and as the good times turn into instant nostalgia - feel the engines roar as the cycles head for the horizon.
Just trying to be honest.
As primary songwriter, Kerry's perspective is the guiding force behind Bad Bad Hats. In her early teens, Kerry's family moved away from her childhood home in Birmingham, Alabama. As the new kid at a new school, Alexander began writing songs to temper her loneliness and take up the time. Inspired by popular female songwriters of the 90s, notably Alanis Morissette, Kim Deal, and Letters to Cleo's Kay Hanley, Kerry developed a unique songwriting voice of her own. She embraces classic melodies and simple arrangements, and does not shy away from emotive lyrics. It's Kerry's party and she'll cry if she wants to.
Bolstered by the experimental touches of the album's producer, Brett Bullion, Psychic Reader draws from the influences of all three members, exploring a number of musical styles over the course of 33 minutes. Kerry's strong vocals and lyrical sensibilities tie the songs together as a cohesive unit, making for an album that is both surprising and universal.
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