Friday, May, 11 2018
Rival Entertainment Presents:
with Midnight Larks
ABOUT• All Ages Welcome
• Vinyl is a general admission, standing room venue
• Tickets available online via Ticketalternative.com or without ticket fees in person at the Center Stage Box Office, M-F, 11-6. Online sales end at 4pm on day of show
If Thor’s Hammer of the Gods from “Immigrant Song” landed in the hands of four wise, willful, and wild women? Well, it would sound something like Thunderpussy. The quartet—Molly Sides [vocals], Whitney Petty [guitar], Leah Julius [bass], and Ruby Dunphy [drums]—do the most rock ‘n’ roll thing possible and quite literally fuck up every rock ‘n’ roll stereotype you know to be true, piercing the halls of Valhalla in the process.
Midnight Larks are a surf noir, dark country and garage-psych trio from Atlanta, Georgia that have had a very successful few years together. They were just named best new Atlanta band by Stomp and Stammer, listed as one of the 55 most anticipated local albums of 2016 by Immersive Atlanta, and have also received several features from Creative Loafing after sharing bills with bands like Shannon and the Clams, The Coathangers, Biters and Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires. They are a local favorite and have been invited to play several festivals like Lakewoodstock, Phoenix Fest, the East Atlanta Strut, the Little 5 Points Halloween Parade and Music Midtown 2017.
The band hails from Atlanta, but their roots are much further based. Sasha Vallely being from Birmingham in the UK, Nikki Speake from Dadeville, Alabama and Pietro DiGennaro from Baltimore, Maryland.
Sasha (Sash the Bash; formerly of Spindrift, The Warlocks and The Mobsters; cameos with The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Singapore Sling, Lords of Altamont, as well as with members of Portishead and Massive Attack), Nikki (Nikki & the Phantom Callers, Shantih Shantih, Sioux City Sue, Whistle Bait, Virgil Otis) and Pietro (Black Linen, The Booze, The Forty Fives, Bad Spell and Andrew & the Dyspyramids) were thrown together by fate, a PBR representative, good fortune and a love for great music. They have only played together briefly, but are already producing an exciting sound and new buzz -- ready to take Atlanta and the rest of the world by storm.