Saturday, April, 13 2019
Rival Entertainment Presents:
with Aubrey Haddard
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
Hailing from Seattle, The Dip is an electrifying seven-piece ensemble that melds vintage rhythm and blues and modern pop with “impeccably crafted, 60’s-steeped soul” (KEXP). The group quickly gained notoriety throughout the Pacific Northwest for their eminently danceable live shows that feature the powerful vocals of frontman Tom Eddy (Beat Connection), bolstered by the deep pocket of their unmistakably detailed rhythm section, and the spirited melodies of “The Honeynut Horns”. Hard-hitting but sensitive, The Dip harkens back to the deep soul roots of the decades past and pays tribute to this history through the grit and grace of their performances. The band’s 2015 self-titled debut, recorded to tape at Avast! Studios, propelled them to notable appearances at prodigious festivals such as Sasquatch! Music Festival, High Sierra Music Fest, Summer Meltdown, and Capitol Hill Block Party as well as built anticipation for their 2016 release, Won’t Be Coming Back (EP). Now, thr band prepares to arrive on the national stage with their second LP, The Dip Delivers. There’s a certain alchemy to The Dip that unites music fans of all ages and backgrounds and leaves everyone smiling ear to ear.
Aubrey Haddard is an indie-soul songstress with influences from Amy Winehouse, Jeff Buckley, and Margaret Glaspy. Her debut album Blue Part, released in July 2018, has received praise from WGBH, The Boston Herald, Vanyaland, DigBoston, and Atwood Magazine. Steeped in stories of love and passion, the unapologetic concept album is a fearless musical venture that displays Haddard’s keen sense of harmonic fluidity. Parts indie-soul, parts jazz infused alt rock, Blue Part simmers with a candescent intensity.
Aubrey Haddard’s trio has performed across the country, from the historic strips of Nashville, to the vibrant clubs of New York City; the trio recently spent two weeks overseas on a country-wide tour through France. Haddard was awarded “Soul/R&B Artist of the Year” at the 2018 New England Music Awards, additionally earning a nomination for “Song of the Year.” She has also been nominated for "Vocalist of the Year," "Singer-Songwriter of the Year," "New Artist of the Year", and "Song of the Year" in the 2018 Boston Music Awards.