We Live in Public
1013 Park Ave.
Columbia, MO, 65201
Doors 8:00PM / Show 9:00PM
This event is all ages
Denver's The Congress has established itself as a musical tour de force across the nation with its road dog tour ethic. In 2011, The Congress has taken their dynamic live performance to festivals including Wakarusa, High Sierra, Tall Tree Lake, Jazz Aspen Snowmass, Groovefest, and Targhee Fest. Deeply-rooted with a contemporary twist, their sound boasts a foundation in Rock and Roll and southern Rhythm and Blues, their lyrics steeped in the traditions of Virginia and the American songbook. The musicianship is rock solid, complemented by a profound songwriting partnership between lead guitarist Scott Lane and vocalist Jonathan Meadows, whose powerful tenor voice has been compared to the likes of Joe Cocker, Chris Robinson, and Lowell George.The Congress' debut self-titled EP has harnessed critical acclaim since its release in March 2010, and has seen airplay on internet and FM radio stations across the country as well as on a fundraising campaign on CNN for Haitian relief. The band plans to release their first full length album in spring 2012, with their new material largely focusing on their live sound -- a unique brand of powerful Rock and Roll that has been turning heads with each performance.
"...recently knocked the socks off JamBase Associate Editor Dennis Cook when they played San Francisco, evoking everything from Wilco to Little Feat to Weezer and still sounding like very much their own band the whole damn time" - JamBase.com
"Harry Nilsson meets Blood Sweat & Tears at Randy Newman's House." - Vintage Guitar Magazine
"Solid rock and roll mixed with some Southern R&B and finished with a little psychadelic improv. That's Denver-based band The Congress' recipe for a good time." - Vail Daily
"The intrinsic harmony between the members is evident on their debut EP. The group's self-titled seven-track disc, recorded at Macy Sound Studios, encompasses vintage R&B textures, Appalachian harmonies and free-form psychedelic solos." - Denver Westword
"The Congress has established itself as a passionate, soulful live act, with rich, stirring songs" - Denver Post
"These Virginia boys turned Coloradoans are cold-blooded assassins of song and soul." - Colorado Music Buzz
"You can't really understand until you see them live... to hear art this good, to experience such a series of incredible moments is not something you forget...Their self-titled album is phenomenal, and each track blows me away." – Magazine 33
We Live in Public
We Live in Public formed at the end of 2010 in Columbia, Missouri. Founding members Jaeson Day and Matt Olson were looking to form a full band to record a new batch of material they had been working on. They teamed up with fellow musicians Zach Denison and Devin Burrow, and within a month the band recorded its self-titled demo. WLIP comes armed with the unique ability to play everything from intimate acoustic sets to full-fledged rock shows. Employing a spicy blend of rock, funk, pop and blues, the group relies on powerful harmonies, danceable rhythms and clever songwriting to entice and entertain its audiences.
If you are under the age of 21, please be prepared to pay a $2 cash minor surcharge at the door in addition to presenting or purchasing a ticket.
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