Young Colt, The Story Changes, Fun Machine
111 East 6th Street
Newport, KY, 41071
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
ElectroAlternaRock by Benjamin James (Vocals, Guitar, Programming); music that combines straight-forward alternative rock with a blend of pop and electronic influence.
Once upon a time, in faraway Flyover Country, two kind and reasonably virile young men were the best of friends. Each was a master of a particular power. Benjamin, the Guardian of the Quill, composed music which brought joy to those who heard it. Nick, the Knight Errant of Percussive Tendencies, lent authority to Benjamin's lyrics. Together, they formed Young Colt and dedicated themselves to preserving Rock and Soul in the Queen City.
For a time, all was well. Young Colt played many shows in and around Cincinnati. They spread happiness and rocked houses wherever they went. They enjoyed meeting new faces. But something still seemed to be missing; all was not as it should be. And so it came to pass that Young Colt returned to their Garage Lair, to meditate thereupon.
The days turned to weeks. The weeks became fortnights. The fortnights stretched into months.
One day, deep in the throes of despair, the two friends cried allowed to the Rock Gods. "Show us the way, we implore thee," Nick supplicated. "How shall we best serve The Sound?"
Then, as if witnessing fire raining down from a mountain, the answer came to them.
"Eureka!" shouted Benjamin. "Let us seek out our buddy JB, the Ninja of Bass, who shall bring depth to our melodies. Verily, the people will groove."
"Indeed," smiled Nick. "And should we not also enlist the services of Ricky, the Magical Multi-Instrumentalist, to give our sound texture and make the ladies of the scene swoon?"
"So shall it be done," Benjamin said.
Within a week, it was: JB and Ricky joined their merry band. Together, the quartet bravely rode forth into the wilderness, beyond the confines of the Queen City, to bring Rock and Soul to the rest of the land. Now let us join our heroes en route . . .
The Story Changes
The Story Changes is a two-piece powerpop/postpunk/rock band from Dayton, Ohio. The band has released several releases including a recent split album with Let Go along along with two full length albums "The Way of the Dinosaur" and "Last Night a Rock Band Saved My Life". The band consists of guitarist/vocalist Mark McMillon and drummer Poppy
Fun Machine is a band that appropriates from many places but is ultimately too quirky to fall completely into any of the bowls they’ve dipped their fingers in. Their twin guitar lines, provided by Renee Maskin and Andrew Wetzel, carry a hint of surf-rock exuberance. John Piatkowski’s wall-o-synths provides driving arpeggios and an epic flavor. The sharp turns and polyrhythms provided by Colin Ryan on percussion and Michael Liska on the low end might be described as progressive rock if the songs didn’t careen forwards with a breakneck, punk-rock sense of abandon. Fun Machine explodes, lurches, stumbles, and sometimes even falls into a light jog through some strange sonic landscapes... ..They hail from the post-industrial, nearly post-apocalyptic world of central New Jersey, which gives the band their playful, anything-goes sense of post-modernism. Ultimately, the best way to describe their sound would be to imagine yourself a stupefied alien, nestled in your flying saucer high above the earth, flipping through channels of earth-music and digging the scene down there... ..The band has put out one full-length (Sonnenhuhn, BNS Sessions 2008), and are currently promoting their entry into the ever-popular category of the “covers EP”, containing arrangements of Beethoven themes (Beef Oven, BNS Sessions 2010), originally recorded for a local stage production of Anthony Burgess’ A Clockwork Orange. In 2010, they began work on their next full-length album, which promises to yield further developments to their mutating sound.
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