Shooter Jennings w. White Iron Band
White Iron Band
917 Cedar Ave
Minneapolis, MN, 55404
Doors 8:30 PM / Show 9:30 PM
This event is 18 and over
Shooter Jennings has worn many hats throughout his career: the self-described "son of a rebel saint," the hell-raising vigilante minister at a revival of true country music, the radical prophet using rock and roll as his medium, the guiding light for an ever-growing army of young musicians who are, like Shooter himself, outsiders in today's music business. Indeed, the term "outsider" is a fitting one to describe Shooter's music and career. The only son of two country music giants, he began his career as a teenager by recording an industrial rock album with his father, which was later re-recorded and released as Waylon Forever.
He later formed the band Stargunn and after relocating to L.A., they quickly gained a reputation as one of the area's top underground rock bands, being named one of the best unsigned acts in the nation by Music Connection and catching the attention of Tom Morello, who produced a still-unreleased album for the group. After the band's breakup, Shooter was presented with the opportunity to audition for hard rock supergroup Velvet Revolver, but he says that he was never interested in the job, choosing instead to pursue a career in country music.
In 2005, Shooter began his solo career by issuing Put the O Back in Country, which included the hit singles "4th of July" and "Steady at the Wheel," the latter of which held the #1 spot on the Texas Music Chart for eight weeks. After gaining a sizable and devoted fan base and appearing in the Oscar-winning film Walk the Line, Shooter followed his debut with the critically acclaimed Electric Rodeo a year later. After releasing The Wolf in 2007, he did what seemed like a complete 360 with his 2010 release Black Ribbons, an apocalyptic concept album which featured narration by horror maestro Stephen King. The independently-released album was hailed as a masterpiece by many in the underground press and the Boston Globe called it one of "the best albums you probably didn't hear" in their year-end list. (The album was reissued by 429 Records in February.)
In early 2011, Shooter once again caused a stir when he announced the creation of a new music movement called XXX, an outlet for artists who are "too country for rock, too rock for country." After playing these artists (many of whom are unsigned or signed to independent labels) on his long-running radio program on Sirius XM's Outlaw Country, Shooter has quickly gained a reputation as one of the biggest supporters of underground and independent music in the United States and, fittingly, Billboard named him one of "the best and brightest music industry characters" in March 2011.
Shooter is just finishing up work on a brand new country album, which is scheduled for release in the Fall.
Shooter is one of the most exciting artists of his era and brings his magic to New York City for a rare and very special free show at this intimate venue.
White Iron Band
The White Iron Band is a high-energy rock band specializing in foot-stompin-esque;, forget-what-troubles-ya music. With energy to blow your face off and enough soul to well your eyes, the band is best taken live with friends and strangers. Inspired by the everyday, their songs are about love, pain, jail, work and whiskey (not necessarily in that order ).
A rotating line up of guitars, fiddle, keyboards, bass and drums power a train engineered by lead-guy Matt Pudas who blasts harmonica, and hurls lyrics to produce a swelling, visceral wave of sound. In short, White Iron shows combine lyrical accessibility and explosive musicianship to produce a rich experience for the head, heart, and legs.
Born in the throes of Ely, Minnesota, the band developed their identity in cold desolation. After repeatedly rocking all two of Ely’s live music venues the band decided to transplant to Minneapolis where they have been welcomed with open arms.
Cutting their teeth on the historic West Bank, they garnered a reputation playing twelve-hour rock marathon Sundays at the bar formerly known as Five Corners Saloon. Gaining respect, they were soon allotted the highly coveted Thursday night weekly slot and thereafter established themselves as a fixture on Minneapolis’ music scene.
A favorite at summer festivals, the White Iron Band consistently brings their best, playing every show as if it were their last and bringing a refreshing air of levity to an often convoluted and monotone music scene.
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