Filligar, The 4onthefloor

Hailed as "one of the best young bands in America," Filligar is the rock n' roll quartet comprised of the three Mathias brothers—Johnny, Pete, and Teddy—and their lifelong friend Casey Gibson. Drawing comparisons to a "young Rolling Stones" and called "the next Kings of Leon," the band gives classic rock their own unique and distinctly modern edge. They've headlined sold out shows at the nation's most acclaimed venues, toured the United Kingdom to wildly enthusiastic audiences, and recently supported both The Black Keys and My Morning Jacket. Their album The Nerve is currently nominated for Best Rock Album at the Independent Music Awards. In December 2011, the powerhouse music blog RSL named Filligar one of the top 8 live acts in the USA, along with fellow Windy City band Wilco.

The 4onthefloor

"This heavy Minneapolis foursome's moniker refers to the unique method they employ to keep perfect, 4/4 time: each member hits a bass drum simultaneously with his foot while playing his instrument! A strange setup, yes; but it's in no way a distraction – they're so in-sync it sounds like one drumbeat… In addition to their focused, razor-sharp attack, their other secret weapon is the dynamic, jaw-dropping voice of Gabriel Douglas. He effortlessly toggles between a whiskey-fueled, gravelly drawl and a stimulating, larynx shredding bellow." – THE BIG TAKEOVER

"Douglas is about as nice and as warm as a man can be and yet, he's a barrelhouse of sparks and anguish, of grumbling and steam… He gets riled up and he sometimes sounds like Jim Morrison when he does… It's the kind of music that you stomp to, that you listen to when you're a couple drinks in to let yourself feel a little bit better." – DAYTROTTER

"Wooly-bearded frontman Gabriel Douglas is a deft rawwwk howler with deep, devilish undertones, sort of an unholy blend of Patterson Hood and Glenn Danzig. And the whole unit has an uncanny tightness, which may or may not come from the inherent fact that they all have to literally play in step." – THE STAR TRIBUNE

"Finally – from Minnesota a quartet of young lions who have released sixteen large slabs of blues that don't beg for attention – they command your ear and your ear is happy". – THE DEAD HUB

Daphne Lee Martin

Daphne Lee Martin started making music when she was just a kid. It was oldies radio, playing “Chapel of Love” and Daphne was singing along harmonies when her folk-singer mother overheard her and began teaching her. Growing up in southern Ohio, the family had always been around a great wealth of white gospel, mountain ballads, classic country and Old Time fiddle and banjo tunes. She was never one for the raucous numbers, but stuck mostly with the torch songs and does to this day.

New London, CT was the home base for the group of musicians who’d helped Daphne get started with the first album, she and long-time friend Craig Edwards joined up with a group doing Hot Club style covers and they all formed a string band supporting Daphne’s original songs, giving them their signature swing. Over time, it became Raise the Rent, focused on a harder, darker edge incorporating drums and electric guitars into the set and leaning ever harder on timeless melodies and arrangements inspired by the tin pan alley writers of the 20s and 30s and of course, Tom Waits. She developed a vocal style based on the chanteuse sticky-sweetness of Blossom Dearie, the twang of Patsy Cline and the indie wistfulness of Neko Case.

‘Dig & Be Dig’ was released in November 2011 and Daphne has been recording and touring full-time as a solo artist (with some wonderful session players at times) ever since. She is currently recording her 5th studio album, Scared Fearless, due out in 2018.

Daphne also owned an independent old-school vinyl record shop, The Telegraph until 2017, and is now building a publishing company. Stay tuned for more!

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