Stokeswood, Ghost Owl (former members of Perpetual Groove)
887 West Marietta St. Studio C
Atlanta, GA, 30318
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
Atlanta-based pop band Stokeswood formed in 2009 and takes its name from a well-known thoroughfare where founding members Adam Patterson (vocals) and Mark Godwin (lead guitar) once lived in a haunted house. The current lineup also includes Michael Roman (keys), Jon Joiner (drums) and Justin Mullinix (bass and live production).
The musicians are known to switch instruments between songs — one hint as to their eclecticism and energy — and they eschew limits on influences. New EP 2075, the band's most accessible release to date, taps new wave, power-pop and indie rock, and even references Atlanta hip-hop beats. Sounds are expertly layered to maximize textures and sonic impact. These are song that earn their place on the dance floor.
Stokeswood was named Best Local Rock Act by Creative Loafing Atlanta in 2013 & 2014 and Best Local Pop Act in 2015, the publication’s voters also voted ‘2075’ Best Local Album 2015 and Best Music Video for "Our Streets." The band has played The Rock Boat, Party in the Park, CounterPoint Music Festival, SweetWater 420 Festival and Wakarusa to name a few and shared stages with artists such as X Ambassadors, Wiz Khalifa, JR JR, Primus, Cage The Elephant, Sister Hazel, MGMT, Girl Talk, Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros, Minus the Bear, Coleman Hell, Michael Franti and Barenaked Ladies.
“Stokeswood is an “electronic wave of pure sweetness…  in all likelihood will have them prepped for EDM festivals galore” - Consequence of Sound
“4 out of 5 stars... The group creates song structures that carry a timeless and ethereal quality, merging electronic dance beats with post-punk synths, crisp rhythms, and vocals that capture a mix of soulful musical stylings from alt/indie rock’s past.” - Creative Loafing Atlanta
“Atlanta-based band Stokeswood have already grown a devoted following locally thanks to their buoyant electronic pop sound and edgier rock undertones. Now, they’re positioning themselves to reach fans beyond the Southeast with forthcoming album 2075” - Paste Magazine
“Combining elements of electronic/dance music with the charged energy of indie rock, 2075 successfully marries together the pop components of 80’s bands like Depeche Mode and New Order with bombastic hip-shakers like The Killers, Bastille, The 1975, and Panic! At The Disco." - FuzzyHeadphonez
“Vocalist Adam Patterson is the hypothetical iceberg tip: a cool, confident, Chris Martin type from the Southeastern US that puts comparisons to MGMT in perspective.” - Consequence of Sound
Learn more at stokeswoodmusic.com
Ghost Owl is Adam Perry, Albert Suttle, & Matthew McDonald. All three
members of Ghost Owl met and worked together for over a decade in the
band Perpetual Groove. When the decision was made to go on an
indefinite hiatus from Perpetual Groove, Ghost Owl was born. Ghost Owl
is a completely different kind of band than their former endeavor. The
band is one born from collaboration with several different artists
from Athens, GA. This includes Music, Visual Art, Technology, and
Production. Ghost Owl will begin extensive touring in Spring 2013.