Boulder Weekly Presents
MIDNIGHT NORTH - SINFUL SUNDAY HALLOWEEN PARTY! *SERVICE INDUSTRY PEEPS GET IN FREE*
1135 13th St
Boulder, CO, 80302
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 8:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
In June of 2017 Midnight North is slated to release their third studio album: Under the Lights. On this full length record, Midnight North left it all on the court. Recorded by David Simon-Baker (Los Lobos, ALO, Jackie Greene, Mother Hips) at the Greene Room and Allegiant Studios, Under the Lights features their 11 best new tunes. Expect flares of country on tracks like “The Highway Song” and “Greene County”, tinges of soul on the likes of “Back To California”, but mostly good solid rock and roll. With strong melodies and stronger harmonies, for this band it comes down to one thing: the song.
Immediately after their last studio release, 2015’s Scarlet Skies, Midnight North – fronted by lead songwriters Elliott Peck & Grahame Lesh with lush Hammond B3 organ, lead guitar, and harmony work from Alex Jordan and stomping bass lines from Connor O’Sullivan – began touring the country in earnest, visiting the East Coast and the Midwest for the first time in Summer 2015. The band wrote the majority of Under the Lights in the following months, and the lyrical road themes – the initial excitement, the longing for home, and the inherent need to keep moving – shine through.
“Under the Lights is the perfect title for this collection of songs,” said O’Sullivan. “These songs and lyrics are about being a band of musicians on the road away from home. Songs literally performed and tested under the lights at countless venues across the US.”
Last year, while work in the studio continued, the band’s stream of amazing live shows and festival appearances sped by as the band jammed with heavyweights like Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Tom Hamilton, Mihali Savoulidis, and more. Hitting the road night after night and building their fan base has proved a lot of fun and every time they come back to a city the venues and crowds get bigger while the songs get tighter. “On the road you have an opportunity to dig into what the band is capable of and learn where your limits as a group are and aren’t,” said Jordan. “It was a wonderful opportunity to capture a sound on this album that is identifiably our own.”
In addition to all the touring, Midnight North is on year five of holding down Sunday nights at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, CA. To celebrate the occasion, they released a free live album, Live at Terrapin Crossroads in 2016, where Relix Magazine took a shine to “the group’s powerful three-part harmonies.” Performing weekly for a hometown crowd allows a chance to continuously test new material. “I feel like I’ll come to the band with this raw idea and watch it totally come to life,” said Peck.
2017 will continue the growth for Midnight North, as the exciting release of Under the Lights helps point the way for more and more fans to discover the band. “These songs tell our story, at least up to this point,” said Lesh. “Our job is to sing you these stories as honestly as we can and transport you into our world for an hour or two.”
Denver band All Chiefs is an independent group on the heels of their second EP, Fashion Forward. The dynamic, modern rock five piece consisting of Mic Carroll (lead vocals), Justen Howard (guitar, keys, vocals), Connor Brown (bass), Ben Batchelor (drums), and Zack Dare (guitar, keys, vocals), has already been hailed by The Grateful Web as "An indie rock-star super group." All Chiefs was formed in 2013 when Howard (Empire of Lights) arrived in Denver looking to hitch his wagon to the budding music scene. Howard met Carroll and Batchelor (Boulder’s Tommy & the Tangerines) who were looking for a fresh sound. The addition of Brown and Dare came as the band was looking for a larger sound that still maintained rock and pop sensibilities. The vision is realized in their recorded work and unforgettable live shows. “We’re having so much fun and we want everyone who comes to see us to have fun too” acknowledges Howard. "It’s about sharing our passions and ideas with our audience.” Carroll continues, “Through our music - this song, this note, this lyric. It’s a shared understanding of something super duper awesome." Bolderbeat.com writes, "All Chiefs are so worth seeing live. They’re a fun, dancey rock band whose songs easily stick with you. Their music is heartfelt, and that’s evidenced best when you get to watch them bop and groove onstage, instruments in hand." Wherever it comes from, All Chiefs provide a fresh take on contemporary rock ‘n’ roll that has proven appeal. Marquee Magazine says of the EP Fashion Forward, "[All Chiefs] have gelled into a powerful modern rock project. The quintet gets dancey, droney, and gentle at times, and thrives the most when Carroll is allowed to showcase his incredibly strong vocals." Riding the successful release of their sophomore EP Fashion Forward, All Chiefs released their second official music video, “Pusher” - a high energy rock song, hinted with 80's nostalgia speaking to the isolating nature of addiction. Due to its unique concept and raw presentation, the video was met with unprecedented social media success. "We want people to feel something they've never felt before," concluded Brown. "We want them to have their mind blown while feeling like they've been listening to us their whole life."
Ages 15+ without a parent
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