Motive

Not long ago, the members of Motive were shredding through jazz lead sheets and getting carted across the U.S. and Europe to showcase their young talent. Nowadays, Motive populates a different scene. These Seattle transplants, turned Brooklynites, emerged from a Clinton Hill, Brooklyn practice space onto stages around the city and are rapidly taking NYC – and the internet – by storm. Known for their grunge influenced indie rock sound, Motive's catchy, hook laced songwriting shines through on the latest single, "What's So Bad?", which was Produced & Mixed by Chuck Brody (Phantogram, Bear Hands, Ra Ra Riot). The videos for "What's So Bad?" and "It's Illicit" recently caught the attention of MTV and both premiered on MTV2's 120 Minutes with Matt Pinfield. The videos quickly skyrocketed to #2 and #12 on MTV.com's Most Popular video chart, topping artists such as Nicki Minaj, Justin Bieber, and Imagine Dragons- a rare feat for an unsigned band.

Motive is currently preparing to release a new EP and a series of high concept music videos to accompany the release, and recently had their cover of Talking Heads "Psycho Killer" featured in a Jean Paul Gaultier video released by the popular fashion/music/and culture publication, TWELV Magazine.

Motive has shared the stage with: Walk The Moon, The Vaccines, Bear Hands, Free Energy, Oberhofer, etc.

Let's call these guys The Strokes 2.0. Dressed in slick skinny-tie suits, these Seattle transplants peddle pure melodic rock, with catchy hooks that recall the best moments of The Killers and the fuzzy vocals that remind us of a more cheerful Julian Casablancas. With their videos getting top-ratings on MTV.com, soon everyone will have some Motive of their own.

Dash Rip Rock

In Louisiana and throughout the South, it is almost impossible to have never heard of Dash Rip Rock. Known for tight musicianship and live wild shows, over 25 years the band has amassed a loyal and eclectic following whose wide tent somehow holds punk rockers, roots rock aficionados, Norwegians, and country and rockabilly fans alike.

In 1984, Bill Davis founded Dash Rip Rock, and Louisiana cowpunk was born. The band quickly became a national college radio darling, mixing Austin's punk rockabilly with Athens' southern pop. They started as a rockabilly trio, making a name for themselves by playing punk rock as if they were the Stray Cats, then belting out country standards as if they were the Sex Pistols. Dash Rip Rock has been a club and festival favorite with their legendary live shows and unique brand of roots punk ever since.

Dash Rip Rock has toured with the dBs, the Cramps, Georgia Satellites, and Reverend Horton Heat and shared stages with the Circle Jerks, Jerry Lee Louis, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, David Allan Coe, The Ramones, The Replacements, Lou Reed, No Doubt, Los Lobos, Social Distortion, and many others. The current lineup is Bill Davis on lead guitar and vocals, Eric Padua on drums and vocals, and Patrick Johnson on bass guitar and vocals.

Dash Rip Rock has released 15 records that have been hailed as country punk classics. In the eighties the band was signed to Mammoth Records. In the nineties they scored a national modern rock radio hit with "Let's Go Smoke Some Pot." In recent years, the band joined forces with Jello Biafra's Alternative Tentacles label to release Hee Haw Hell (2004), the world's first country punk rock opera. In 2010 Dash Rip Rock followed it up with Call of the Wild-- a soulsy, blistering concept album that both extols and critiques that most unique of institutions, the Southern party. No Depression says Call of the Wild proves Dash Rip Rock is "one of the greatest bands working today."

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Motive with Dash Rip Rock

Wednesday, July 17 · Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM at The Pour House Music Hall

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