Sky City & Steve Hall Productions Present
Big Something + Too Many Zooz
Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers
1157 Broad St
Augusta, GA, 30901
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 8:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
A six-piece powerhouse with a sound that is both unique and timeless, BIG Something fuses elements of rock, pop, funk, and improvisation to take listeners on a journey through a myriad of musical styles. It's no secret why this group has quickly become one of the most exciting new bands to emerge from the Southeast. Soaring guitars, synths, horns and alluring vocal hooks rise to the top of their infectious collection of songs and represent a sound that has caught the ears of such revered summer circuit stalwarts as Umphrey's McGee, Galactic, moe., Robert Randolph, and even The B-52s, who have all tapped Big Something as direct support.
Recently the band has released their fourth full-length studio album, Tumbleweed, which was recorded once again with the help of GRAMMY-nominated producer and Carolina Music Awards Lifetime Achievement recipient John Custer (Corrosion of Conformity). He has produced all of their albums, including 2014's Truth Serum, which was named Album of the Year by The Homegrown Music Network, making Big Something the only band ever to win this award three times with three different releases (2010, 2013, and 2014). BIG Something has been featured in Relix Magazine, Guitar World, Glide Magazine, JamBase, ArtistDirect, and more.
On the release of Tumbleweed:
"Big Something returns with their 4th full length studio album produced by John Custer (Corrosion of Conformity). Recorded at Echo Mountain Studios in Asheville, NC -- Tumbleweed features 8 tracks that span over an hours worth of mind bending musical entertainment. Through the fascinating work of its shining musicians, Big Something grooves tightly with polished precision. And Tumbleweed offers jam out thrills and audio splendor, but it also showcases just the right amount of variety to keep things fresh and exciting, which is paramount when the songs are between five to ten minutes long. It's an incredibly satisfying, if not innovative, release that fuses alternative rock, psych rock, reggae rock, and funk with sprinkles of electronica and a dash of bluegrass that purrs with enough signature brilliance that makes it sound all their own. Standouts include 'Tumbleweed,' 'Song For Us,' 'Passenger,' 'In The Middle,' and 'Waves.' Whether in the studio or live on stage, Big Something remains indomitable, and Tumbleweed is by all definitions the band's most captivating, ambitious work to date."
- Sound and Silence Magazine, February 2017
Too Many Zooz
American trio performing mostly in New York subway stations. In 2016 they finally recorded their debut album with the help of a kickstarter campaign.
Members: Matt Doe (trumpet), Leo P (baritone sax), Dave “King Of Sludge” Parks (drums)
Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers
Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers will make a sprightly young groove doctor out of anyone. With spectacular energy pulsating from every member of the band, the Rainbow Seekers could illuminate the very chambers of Heaven. Lead singer Joe Hertler splashes through lyrical puddles of golden rain, leaving his audience wearing flowery headdresses and bubbling smiles. A ride on the Rainbow will take you across the mountains of Motown, through the fjords of folk, over the archipelagos of Americana, and—at last—into a funky firth, where only the fiercest of friendships can be found.
The Rainbow Seekers began their quest beneath the fingertips of songwriter Joe Hertler. Bassist and producer Kevin Pritchard, recently thawed from an extremely rare prehistoric groove glacier, discovered the forlorn Hertler in a twinkling, mysteriously fortuitous place called The Quilted Attic. Alongside legendary glacier-hunter Rick Hale—who would later spend decades forging a drumset from pure, white-hot, ancient stardust to mark the occasion—Pritchard changed the world: He wrangled Hertler into musical collaboration. And the lonely little songsmith, it turned out, was not quite as alone as he seemed: With him came the irresistibly sexy blues guitar prodigy who is now known to the world as Ryan Hoger.
The core of the Rainbow was thereby established, and it didn’t take long for the Rainbow Seekers to continue their expansion. Multi-instrumentalist and notable auxiliary percussion maestro Micah Bracken journeyed from the bowels of Atlantis when he heard tell of the Rainbow, and the earth trembled as saxophonist and all-around bad ass Aaron Stinson descended from Olympus on a golden rainbow of his own. Then came Stinson's little-known winged companion from the Far East, the debonair violist Joshua Barber Holcomb—When he saw the pure, unadulterated joy the Rainbow Seekers sprinkled on every crowd they happened upon, he had no choice but to join them on their quest.
As you'll know if you've seen the band, seeking the proverbial Rainbow is all about the live performance. "The live show is the purpose of the band. This is why we make music. Playing music is a symbiotic process, and without a crowd it is just a bunch of guys jamming," says Hertler. "We believe that performance is not a High Art operation, and that you should do anything you can to ensure that the crowd is having a good time. From piñatas to confetti, to fog, to flowers, to drum solos, to strobe lights, to Thor, to sword battles—literally anything goes."
If you're still reading this, at least one thing is true: The Rainbow Seekers have been waiting for you. If you'll only let them, they will shake the dust from your wildest expectations. They will roar into your life with rapturous frequencies, exuberant tone, and a joyfulness of purpose that has truly become a rare sight on stage. Join them in their celebration, and they will take you on a never-ending journey to a place you'll never be able to describe in words.
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