1374 West Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30309
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Doors 7:30 / Show 8:30 / 18+
• 18+ with photo ID
• Vinyl is a general admission, standing room venue
Atlanta’s Comrade Blue was formed when several neighbors and friends converged in a basement to jam. Already being friends or “comrades,” the band that formed was aptly named Comrade Blue. Through other friends and family, the band quickly took off and started playing Atlanta charity events as well as local venues like SweetWater Brewery, The Red Light Café, Red Brick Brewery, and Smith’s Olde Bar.
Comrade Blue is Ryan Elwart, vocals and guitarist, Joe Ciucci, drummer, Shane Roach, guitar and vocals, Dean Siewert, bass and vocals, and Brad Newton, keyboards and vocals. Some are trained musicians, while others previously played in regional touring bands before choosing to focus on their growing families and “day jobs.” Their original music has been labeled somewhere between alternative, indie, and Americana rock. Stylistically, we like to say: Coldplay meets Foo Fighters, bumps into U2 and says hello to Mumford and Sons. Influences are legion and include the Beatles, Replacements, Big Star, Pixies, and so many more. Comrade Blue has been told that whether they are playing for ten people or a sold out show, they always look like they are having a blast when they perform. Think about it ….five "family guys" playing for the joy of making music….
Who doesn't want to be a part of never growing up?
Watch for new recordings and shows on www.comradeblue.com. Comrade Blue on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/#!/comradebluemusic
It’s optimistic. Reflective. Powerful. Contemplative. Seething. Personal. Bold.
Simply put, it’s a statement of purpose.
Where The Lies Begin is the debut record from The Pollies—a collection of songs that defy categorization and signal the arrival of this oft-buzzed-about Muscle Shoals, AL group onto the national scene.
“It’s more of a statement that sums up the record,” explains lead singer and guitarist Jay Burgess. “It tells stories from my childhood to the present-day. As the record ends, there are definite points where I’m coming to terms and drawing conclusions from those stories.”
Just like the stories that make up the record, the actual process of writing and recording Where The Lies Begin has been years in the making—literally. It began as the brainchild of Burgess and bassist Chris James, whose musical partnership began in Muscle Shoals group Sons of Roswell. While time ticked on, the lineup of the band went through changes. Life happened, as it always does. Nevertheless, work on the record continued.
$10/adv., $12/day of show