Friday, January, 11 2019
Rival Entertainment Presents:
with Nocturnal Animals & Fury In Few
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 6pm on day of show
Atlanta's Roshambeaux are a two-piece semi-electronic outfit that rock the house like no two-piece semi-electronic outfit you've ever heard before. Working overtime whenever they mount a stage, singer-guitarist Kyle Iconic and drummer J. Chastain trade off on keyboards while using their respective axes to trigger various loops and effects, raising a fiercely funk ruckus that has as much in common with acid rock and R&B as it does with EDM.
Iconic relates that he and Chastain were both engaged in various other creative endeavors when they were introduced by mutual friends roundabout 2010. "We both had other projects, but none of those projects were quite what we wanted to be doing," Iconic says.
"I was always fascinated by electronic music, but everyone else I knew seemed to want to be in a four-piece rock band. So I put that on the back burner, until I met J.He had the same basic ideas about electronic music that I did, so we said, 'Why not start a project that represents all of the things we want to do/'"
It was a truly combustible pairing -- a guitar player with swing, swag, and a serious soul jones, a whiz-kid drummer and multi-instrumentalist who learned Deep Purple licks from his paternal grandmother, both of them yearning to cast off the shackles of the standard strings-and-drums rock band formula.
Through the years, they've been compared to the likes of Prince and Hendrix and Lenny Kravitz -- maybe because of guitarist Iconic's light-brown skin and mighty mountain of hair -- and to garage bands like the White Stripes and the Black Keys -- maybe because most rock writers can't count past two. But while those comparisons may be lazy, they're not entirely off-base; Roshambeaux bear some sonic resemblance to all of those esteemed outfits, plus a dozen or so more, all depending on the moment and the song.
Iconic and Chastain call what they do "Rocktronic," or some such thing, and that's about as close as anyone will come to pinning down their singular stew of swinging rock and heavy funk.
Says Iconic,"The reaction we get from people that we're most proud of is when someone comes up and says to one of us, 'I've never seen or heard anything like this. Where have you guys been?' We're trying to present familiar elements in ways that people haven't seen before.
"People when they hear us, they tend to compare us to something else they like. We don't really care, as long as they're having a good time."
Roshambeaux recently released their second full-length album, "After Math," the follow-up to their 2013 debut "Iilluminaughty." What happens next is anyone's guess.
"We might decide to release an ambient record, or another rock record," Iconic says. "We really don't have a plan. The one thing that has stayed constant is that we always do exactly what we want to do."
Nocturnal Animals is an alternative rock group from Atlanta, GA consisting of singer/guitarist Mason Jones, guitarist Dawson Tucker, and drummer Derrick Stephen. Charismatic with engaging vocals, they’ve distinguished themselves with their distinct talent and high energy performances!
Nocturnal Animals has gathered national attention with the release of their debut EP ‘Dark Lit Places’ in 2017, and second EP ‘Writing On The Walls’ in 2018... here is what people are saying about the band:
HUFFINGTON POST: “Nocturnal Animals combines potent alt indie/rock with bits and pieces of R&B and a dash of pop. It’s a smooth polished sound rife with layered dynamics and rewarding harmonics.”
TATTOO.COM: “Nocturnal Animals is a band with massive potential. With a sound blending alt/indie rock with vestiges of R&B and tasty dollops of pop, their music achieves a low-slung muscularity full of surfacing dynamism and iridescent textures.”
ROCK ERA MAGAZINE: “Nocturnal Animals raw energetic melodic music caught my ears and it’s so smooth to listen to. Their EP is amazing and reminds me of alternative/pop rock acts like Panic! At The Disco, Arctic Monkeys, and Catfish And The Bottlemen.
BLURRED CULTURE: “Smooth, crisp, jagged melodies mesh together over each track... it’s as if the group was assembled and mastered by the likes of Green Day and Panic! At The Disco to have such conviction blast through your speakers.”
THE MUSIC COURT: “Nocturnal Animals may be the next best thing in Atlanta. In a music culture that sometimes steers musicians and groups in other directions, this band sounds like they know exactly who they are and how their sound should evolve.”