The Kind, Mechanical River, Andrew Combs
186 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
Doors 7:30PM / Show 8:00PM
This event is 21 and over
Imaginary Country Music
The Kind is a band that puts everything they've got into their music. Being a band for both the music and for the fans, it's good to think about preparing oneself for their shows. If you plan to go, wear your dancing shoes, prepare for a new class of pop infused with many other genres, and consider bringing an extra pair of panties.
The world tour of The Kind begins... We want you to come along for the ride.
"Astral Castle" Out May 27th 2012. Mechanical River is the melancholic and twisted folk project of ex-Working Title frontman and Charleston, SC native Joel T Hamilton. As the Working Title, Hamilton's first E.P. "Everyone Here Is Wrong" was rated 5 out of 5 in Alternative Press Magazine and they also labeled The Working Title, A Band To Watch. The band's next LP, About Face, was released July 18, 2006. On October 6, 2005, The Working Title began the "The Music Is Much Too Loud Tour" with Circa Survive, Mae, and MUTEMATH as an opening act. The band has also been on tour with bands such as mewithoutYou, Copeland, Vedera, As Tall as Lions, Counting Crows, Our Lady Peace and the Goo Goo Dolls. In 2008 Hamilton released his first solo record "Officina" and in 2010 released the critically acclaimed "Feels Like We're Gonna Win" on Charleston label Shrimp Records (Shovels and Rope, Owen Beverly)
With musical influences running the gamut, Hamilton's new project Mechanical River effectively paints the Christ-haunted southern low-country into every song with a then-and-now blend of digital loops, 80s Casio keyboards, swampy effect-riddled vocals, a cigar box guitar and even more traditional instruments like accordion, banjo and fiddle. At the top, Hamilton's voice is both soaring and despondent - crooning a transcendent lyrical portrait of the muddiness of life and love
Live, Mechanical River features Hamilton as the classic one-man band - singing, playing guitar and drums all with the accompaniment of backing tracks. The cacophony of sound is both captivating and surreal.
With his roots in Texas, singer and songwriter Andrew Combs has been steadily growing his branches in Nashville, Tennessee. In essence, he is a storyteller. His sharp, southern voice carves out stories and carries you through the ridges, making you feel as if you whittled out this story from your own past.
Following in the footsteps of his major influences like Guy Clark, Hank Williams, Willie Nelson, and Townes Van Zandt, Combs vocalizes the beauty and turmoil of American vices and virtues. His debut EP, Tennessee Time, captures the songwriting and performing prowess that he has long been developing. The EP's title track is a heartfelt tribute to the southern state delivered with as much simplicity and genius as songs like "City of New Orleans" and "Georgia on My Mind". It is enough to make Tennessee's children bloom with pride and its out-of-state visitors weak with envy. With four other songs, including "Too Stoned To Cry" and "Wanderin' Heart" that easily rival the strength of the title track, Tennessee Time is just a taste that will surely leave the listener wanting more from Andrew Combs.
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