Antone's Presents: "Jerry's Grateful Phish B-Day Bash!"
A Live One, Forgotten Space, Flounders Without Eyes
2015 East Riverside
Austin, TX, 78741
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
A Live One
Phish trib from Austin's premiere ape-ers of Trey Anastacio and his merry men. Expect lots of improvisation, extended jam outs and cross-genre sonic traveling. You know, the stuff that made Phish famous. It's just being at the Big Festival, only at a fraction of the price and without Porta Potties. Plus you'll know all the words!
Guitarist Josh Pearson and drummer Dan McGreevy met early, playing cops and robbers in St. Charles, IL as kids, but it wasn't until years later when they both landed at Colorado State in Fort Collins, CO that the basement jams would begin. Out of that partnership, the original jam band Moving Matter was born, and in August of 2003, the band made the move to Austin, TX to pursue their musical careers.
In Austin, Josh and Dan decided to start a Phish tribute band around 2008, originally featuring friends Dustin & Evan Bozarth on keys and bass respectively. Due to busy schedules, it faded after a few practices and one show at Maxfest in 2010. Months later, Dan pushed the idea again, and brought in Wesley Haynes on keys - a musician they’d met months prior and knew would be a good fit. Two more bass players were auditioned to fill out the group, but the third time was the charm, when Michael Boyd responded to a Craigslist ad.
With the final piece in place, the group began rehearsing December of 2010, and unveiled their sound to an eager audience in March of 2011 with a two-song teaser at Ruta Maya, sandwiched between the bands Moving Matter and Jabarvy. Their first full show came a month later on April 20, 2011 when they played to a packed house at the Umphrey’s McGee aftershow at Stubbs in Austin, TX.
September of 2012 marked ALO's first tour, with shows in Dallas and Denver (including a Phish Dicks aftershow at Quixotes on Sept. 2), then through Fort Collins and several CO mountain towns. 2013 brings wind of another trip yet to be finalized, and with several 3-night runs already scheduled through Texas in spring, the band isn’t slowing down anytime soon.
THREE(!) sets are in order for this evening's special Halloween show, including a secret second set of another famous artist's album in it's entirety (hint; it isn't Phish). Get down early and dress the part. It's a full-on all-hallows jam!
FORGOTTEN SPACE is a Texas based Grateful Dead tribute band comprised of six diverse musicians with a deep understanding and respect for the rich and varied Grateful Dead songbook.
Formed in 2006, the band has continuously grown both in it's popularity and it's repertoire. All the while, they have meticulously bridged the gap between creating the sound and feel of the Grateful Dead experience and finding the balanced, tasteful space to express their own personal identities as musicians. Their clear penchant for fearless improvisation coupled with their appreciation of the story telling component of the Grateful Dead's material subsequently results in shows teeming with amazed and appreciative audiences.
Staying true to form, the instrumentation of two guitars, bass, keyboards, two drummers, and strong three and four part vocal harmonies creates an incredibly accurate representation of the real enchilada. Add to that a willingness to explore arrangements from all eras of the Dead's body of work (1965-1995), and you end up with an all out, explosive mixture of good vibes, endless dance party, and deep space musical exploration which engages Deadheads and non-Deadheads alike.
Flounders Without Eyes
Flounders Without Eyes was founded in 1993. The band displays an incredible range of musical styles from Motown to Country to Rock to Blues and even Bluegrass. "Flounders are in the front line of Austin bands, and stake out their claim as the best Alternative to the Old Counter-Culture Music in Austin -- Austin Chronicle Jenny Meir Vocals - Joe Meir Bass, Guitar and Vocals Don Baker Guitar and Vocals Mike Morgan Bass, Guitar and Vocals Andy Markoff Drums and Percussion Pat Manske Drums and Percussion Sam Hendricks Keys and Vocals.