The Living Statues, Sexy Ester, Catch Kid

THE LIVING STATUES (TLS) are a rock-n-roll trio hailing from historic Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Composed of guitarist & vocalist Tommy Shears (of the The Choons), drummer Chris Morales, and bassist Alex Thornburg, TLS unites the explosive sound of the garage-rock revivalists with the pop sensibility of the 60’s British invasion.

After garnering regional success with a series of high-profile local shows in support of their debut EP, Bad News, the group is expanding to other locations throughout the Midwest. Now with the release of their sophomore EP, Strike of a Match, TLS continues “breathing life back into rock-n-roll.”

Madison, WI based, Sexy Ester, is infused with so much John Hughesian charm a movie soundtrack couldn't contain it all. Sharp, smart, and deadly accurate with their hook laden Post-Modern Power Pop they're ready to take the US by force. Fronted by honey voiced Lyndsay Evans, who controls the stage like the Divas of old and ably backed by Adam Edar on guitar, Paul Kennedy on drums, Brad Schubert on bass, and Roscoe Evans on keyboards, Sexy Ester is no flash in the pan. They've already payed a lot of dues slugging it out in the smaller clubs and dives all over the Midwest. Their newest CD, "Sequins, Sin, & Appetite", is fast becoming a staple of college radio and the venues are getting bigger and bigger. The band swept the Alternative category at this year's Madison Area Music Awards taking home Performer, Song, and Album of the Year. Lead Singer, Lyndsay Evans, was honored with the Female Vocalist of the Year award.

Catch Kid is an up and coming alternative-rock trio residing in the beautiful foothills of the Midwest. Born in Madison, Wisconsin, the band spends its days practicing in an abandoned dairy factory – a large refrigerator door serves as the entrance to their converted studio space. To them, the practice facility is known as “The Fridge”, and the band truly believes that the musical ideas marinate there.

“Their songs are big enough for the masses, built upon strong melodic backbones and solid songwriting. And while the DNA of Catch Kid is very much the same from their debut EP, Geronimo, it’s clear that they have taken a big step forward with the release of Build a Fire with Me.
Keep an eye on these guys – we think they’re just getting revved up.” - Goodbye Babylon

The piano fueled songs display a knack for music theory and the front mans unique vocal tone produces an original sound. Rusch says “I consider myself a risk taker when frying up bacon in the morning without a shirt on”. This shows in his songwriting style that he will take any risks possible to develop the best songs he can.

Lead guitarist Jeremy Van Mill is one of the most talented guitarists in Madison, and his skill translates anthemically on stage. He brings the full sound and depth to Catch Kids songs, and remains completely in control and humble while doing so.

The fellow handling the beat responsibilities (Luke Osiecki) emerges from the snow drifts of northern Wisconsin. His uncanny ability to produce fresh, tasty beats forces the audience to shake a leg. “I am more than just a timekeeper. Every time I write my parts, my intentions are to improve the feel and vibe of the song, not just the tempo. If I get listeners to tap their foot, mission accomplished”.

With a mix of Something Corporate’s up-beat vibe, and U2’s melodic tendencies, they’re sure to leave the crowd satisfied.

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The Living Statues, Sexy Ester, Catch Kid

Friday, May 17 · 9:30 PM at High Noon Saloon