The Von Shakes
85 Arch Street
Hartford, CT, 06103
Doors 9:00 PM / Show 10:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Empire Circus are a four piece Alt Pop outfit who have tapped into the panache of Two Door Cinema Club, the demeanour of Arcade Fire and the general cool suave of Gorillaz... then morphed out at the other side with a resonant sound under the guise of Empire Circus.
Having lived and played music full time in the USA together for 7 years, they returned to Ireland in 2008 opened a Music School in South County Dublin - www.puremusic.ie. Then in the spring & summer of 2012 the band spent time writing, demoing and working feverishly on creating music. They wrote some songs. Actually they wrote lots of songs. Some they really enjoyed playing, others... not so much. So they took the fun ones and went to a studio in Brooklyn and crafted an album of 12 tunes that made them want to sing, dance and get silly. This was all done under the influence of Producer/Engineer/ Mixer; Bryce Goggin (Ramones, The Morning Glories, Antony and the Johnsons).
New single “There is a Light” is due for release on June 21st with the album following in September. Empire Circus’ sound is all about the thrill in rhythm and melody. Their debut album, including songs such as “A Day in the Life of a Superhero”, “I Know Better” and “All I Need” will assuredly leave you powerless against the urge to get up, get crazy, dance and sing like you never have before.
Band statement: The Future (the end is nowhere in sight): We still have dreams of conquering the world and selling the t-shirt, but for now we will be bringing dodgy dance moves and above all, music that electrifies the soul.
Empire Circus’ self-titled debut album is set to make an appearance September 2013. There Is A Light Single and EP is released on June 21st.
The Von Shakes
The Von Shakes are an Indie Rock & Roll band with a bit of a punk edge. Expect a lot of furious guitar and hard pelting drums. The Irish foursome bring it to every stage they hit. With a Strokes like attitude and Dandy Warhols like sound, it’s no wonder the U.S has taken a liking to them. Get ready for their October 2013 album “Bohemia”.
Von Shakes are Patrick Brazel (Vox/Guitar), Hugh O’Reilly (Lead Guitar), Cillian McSweeney (Bass), Ryan Normandin (Drums)