Fierce Bad Rabbit – Tickets – The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO – April 11th, 2013

Fierce Bad Rabbit

Electric City Presents

Fierce Bad Rabbit

David George & A Crooked Mile, Eyelit

Thu, April 11, 2013

8:00 pm

The Riot Room

Kansas City, MO

$5.00 - $8.00

This event is 21 and over

Fierce Bad Rabbit
Fierce Bad Rabbit
Fresh, energetic and intelligent, Fierce Bad Rabbit takes you on a journey so interesting that you don’t want it to ever end. From the opening notes of “Everything Is Alright”, the first track on their eponymous debut EP, through the infectious melody and lyrics of "YOU!" off of their 2012 EP, "Live and Learn," you know you’re in for something new and captivating. Tightly woven tapestries of notes and well-crafted lyrics delivered with disciplined passion by frontman Chris Anderson, who also plays guitar and keyboards, combined with the powerful yet perfectly nuanced viola and supporting vocals of Alana Rolfe, the rock-solid rhythmic backbone of Dayton Hicks on bass and Max Barcelow on drums create a constantly changing yet consistently fulfilling musical experience for the listener.

The vocals themselves may occasionally make you think that you could be listening to a new project from Brandon Flowers of The Killers or Brian Fallon of The Gaslight Anthem. The band clearly shares the influences of such indie favorites as Arcade Fire and The Shins, and there is a certain kinship with other leading-edge artists like The National, Iron & Wine and Band of Horses. But the music this Ft. Collins, Colorado-based quartet makes is all their own, and the more you hear it the more it comes across as a brilliant amalgamation of many musical styles and structures. Alternately joyful and somber, forceful and laid back, playful and contemplative, their songs challenge you to decide whether you should stand and listen intently or grab the person next to you and dance the night away.

Formed in 2009, the band released two solid recordings in scarcely more than a year: the self-titled debut EP and a full-length, 15-song sophomore effort, “Spools of Thread”. After making an immediate impact on the increasingly sophisticated and crowded Colorado music scene, playing to packed houses at local hot spots in Ft. Collins, Denver and elsewhere and drawing large crowds at busy festivals like the Westword Music Showcase and UMS, the band is now touring extensively, including appearances at America’s preeminent independent music gathering, South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, the storied Viper Room in Los Angeles, California, and many, many more.

Listen once and you’ll be impressed. Listen again — and see them perform live — and you will be a fan. From that point on you’ll want to see them again and again, and you’ll join the growing ranks of people eager to see what happens next for this talented group called Fierce Bad Rabbit.
David George & A Crooked Mile
David George & A Crooked Mile
David George spent the last year playing guitar for the legend John Fogerty with appearances on Letterman, Leno, the View and a sold out tour across Canada. This opportunity has given George a renewed vision where he will be releasing his own material – a song every three months for a year with a full length at year’s end.
Most fans and friends connected David George with his wall-shaking, ear-shattering bands Moaning Lisa or Culture Killers. The release of Love/Life (Rhythm Rocket Records) and Going Underground-EP (self-released) marked a dramatic change to what George had buried deep inside – songs from the heart.
Love/Life a 12-song collection of songs that spoke honestly about deep love and longing, yet slyly waning to the true predicament of a musician’s life. Recorded in Burbank, California, over an 18-month period. However, LA was to prove difficult in maintaining a proper band and to compound the issue, David was dealt a life-changing blow. A family emergency in his hometown of Kansas City meant packing everything up, putting it in storage and moving to KC with nothing but his guitar and a bag of clothes.
Over the last two and a half years in Kansas City George solidified a band in the shape of two guitars, bass, drums and a cellist. If the Eagles fought Tom Petty over who was better…The Rolling Stones or the Beatles. Taking the name from a line in the English nursery rhyme “There Was A Crooked Man” the band has became known as David George & A Crooked Mile.
“I have done the solo acoustic guy thing, and was needing the camaraderie. A Crooked Mile fills that void and the music just gets better and better,” says David George. “I have a thing for straight forward organic music covered in amazing harmonies and guitar work. I have that now!” Going Underground-EP was the beginning of the new sound; lush harmonies and intricate guitar work. The songs vary from simple acoustic, vocals and cello to a bluesy-pseudo-rock full band blaster and more on the way.
David George & A Crooked Mile have shared the stage with The Lumineers and Jacob Dylan as well as performed at The Crossroads Music Festival and, South By Southwest – MidCoast Takeover. And also recently performed solo acoustic in front of nearly 9,000 people at Kansas City’s legendary Starlight Theatre opening for Styx, REO Speedwagon and Ted Nugent.
David George – Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Harmonica,
Christine Gross – Cello, Keys
John Johnson – Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Mandolin,
Ben Byard – Bass, Vocals
Cody Wyoming – Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Mandolin, Keys, Vocals
Giuliano Mingucci - Drums
Eyelit is an Alternative/Folk band based out of Saint Joseph, Missouri. They formed in early 2008 after Austin and Dansare played and sang together on a whim… the feel and blend was natural, so they stuck with it. With Austin's songwriting abilities, and Dansare's haunting and pure voice, it created a fine match. They released their first album (Elephant EP) in early 2010, which had some success and inspired them to create a full-length album. In mid 2011, they set out to create a full-length album (The Woe Dies) that more fit their musical taste (such as Bob Dylan, Nick Drake, Elliot Smith, Iron & Wine, Bon Iver, Bright Eyes, Andrew Bird... to name a few).
Venue Information:
The Riot Room
4048 Broadway
Kansas City, MO, 64111
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