Outside Mojos in Forrest Rose Park!
Bald Eagle + Brett Gretzky + The ACBs + Richard the Lionhearted
1013 Park Ave.
Columbia, MO, 65201
Doors 6:00 PM
This event is all ages
Watch & Listen
BALD EAGLE is a band from Columbia, Mo, they started in 2003. They played their last show in July of 2009. Sometime in the summer of 2012 they decided to start playing together again. Ex- members of Amputee Set, Subscribe, The One Inch Punch, Souls, Carry On Killaway, Quatermast Wind, The Foundry Field Recordings etc. etc. Currently members play in Coward and New Tongues.
BALD EAGLE are a strange and mysterious brew who's brand of rock madness is practically unmatched by any bands hailing from the big city. They play fast, guitar driven, musical equivalents of muscle spasms or brain aneurysms, one might equate to the groundbreaking sounds of Swing Kids or Nation of Ulysses. Some might call this, just not givin' a f*ck. Still others might see this as a dizzying assault of technicality and full frontal nudity.
BALD EAGLE are fans of, and draw influences from, indie-punk stars Drive Like Jehu and Hoover, and 70's psychedelic legends Deep Purple and Yes. Most songs coalesce with mixtures of improvisational jazz and European hardcore (see the Refused / JR Ewing) and whose subject matter include things like cobras, eating pizza, fear of sharks, The Princess Bride, transvestites, and shady, creepy people.
What's more, BALD EAGLE seriously like ripping-it live. Past
performances include dates w/ !!!(chk,chk,chk), 1905, A Place To Bury Strangers, The Apes, Ari Ari, Ad Astra Per Aspera, August Burns Red, Beauty Pill, Bright Calm Blue, Balloons (from Japan), The Bronx, Cursive, Call Me Lightning, Cadence Weapon, Chariots, Captured By Robots, Camp Climax For Girls, Deerhoof, Eagle Seagull, Every Time I Die, Electric Eel Shock (from Japan), The Foundry Field Recordings, Gentleman Auction House, Get Rad, Haram, Haymarket Riot, Holy Fuck, Hitch (from Belgium), The Human Abstract, Jumbling Towers, Latterman, Megazilla, Mt. St. Helens, New Black, Oh No! Oh My!, Pixel Panda, The Paperchase, The Plot To Blow Up The Eiffel Tower, Riddle Of Steel, Red
Light Sting, Saviours, The Show Is The Rainbow, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, So Many Dynamos, Stick To Your Guns, Sweetheart, Sinkane, The Thieves (from England), Tornavalanche, Temper Temper, Warhammer 48k, and White Rabbits.
"Anyway the bottom line is that the acb’s are interested in kicking out the kind of jams that you can enjoy on a physical as well as cerebral level. Melody, harmony, rocking and rolling—music with emotion that compels you to dance in maybe even not such a cool way. The opposite of all that robotic new wave bullshit that’s finally starting to pass.
So yes. Harmony. Dancing. Fun. Cool people that aren’t pretentious. Embracing your insecurities. Maybe sweating a little bit but not so much that it becomes gross for the other people in attendance. This is what the acb’s stand for. Please come see them (us)." -d.hudnall
“The ACB's write punchy, summery pop tunes that signify goals more satisfying and longer-lasting than a three-minute radio-ready sugar high.”
- Timothy Finn, The Kansas City Star
Richard the Lionhearted
This band hails from the heartland of America but much of their music has shadings of the west coast or the desert southwest,” writes Kevin Wierzbicki of AntiMusic.com. “They're not exactly cowboys on acid but a generous amount of psychedelia informs their music with an eerie aura, like it's floating in from a distant radio station that you're lucky enough to catch for a few miles as you ramble down some forlorn highway. It doesn't take too much scrutiny to realize there's something special going on here... which results in music that is both full of warmth and intellectually stimulating.
This duo from the heart of America combines pop, trip-hop and r&b influences into a genre-defying sound, realized through intricate patchwork sampling methods and charismatic live performances. Catchy vocal melodies cut through atmospheric instrumental layers to create a style at the front of the contemporary music movement.
Join us outside Mojos in the grass for a Super Awesome Mini Local Festival Thingie! Eat some Pizza Tree, shoot some hoops, and rock out to a bunch of great music that totally won't make your ears bleed.
MINORS: Please be prepared to pay a $2 surcharge at the door in addition to the purchase price of the ticket.
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