Four Peaks and Psyko Steve Present:
BLACK CARL & MERGENCE LIVE UNDER THE MILL
THE PROWLING KIND, BEARS OF MANITOU, HARTBREAKS, VISUALS BY MATT CASTLEBERRY
119 S Mill Ave
Tempe, AZ, 85281
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 7:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Mostly derived from the several reviews, articles both in print and on the web:
Blues, indie, classic rock, all coexisting as one in the passion-, soul-driven four-piece band Mergence — a band that will not only draw you in, but keep you on your toes and soles, while you sway with every note.
Compared to the likes of The Black Keys, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles and Pink Floyd, it is undeniable that Mergence's distinctive trait is the passion and soul infused in the performance of each track.
The bands meditative lyrics are as raw as its sound, threading themes of life, love, sex and death. Their tracks evoke a strong reaction from their devout, diverse following, from young to old and from all walks of life. With an earthy, catchy sound, Mergence is as real as it gets. Their live shows and performances are an unequivocal match to the quality of their tracks and album — because they're recorded mostly live, too — packaged into a lustfully smooth sound, collaboratively and effortlessly produced by the band's diverse members, including vocalist/guitarist/keyboardist Adam Bruce, Yod on guitar, Brandon Shupe on bass and Jason Roedl rounding out the rhythm section on the drums.
THE PROWLING KIND
In regards to 5-piece Indie Blues-Rock band, The Prowling Kind:
"What this band has, is the power to move you. They do so through delivering songs that could be defined by multiple genres in a way that maintains the consistency of their sound. Their influences are: Loretta Lynn, Buddy Holly, Beck, the Black Keys, Fiona Apple, Jack White & Jimi Hendrix, which actually sums it up nicely." -Mitchell L. Hillman, Java Magazine
In regards to the concept behind their debut album, Tennessee:
In fear for her life, Norah took her then-3-year-old daughter Mickey Louise and fled her home in Knoxville Tennessee. Mickey's convict father was hot in pursuit, causing them to live in hiding for the next 15 years.
BEARS OF MANITOU
We came together as friends & We play music as friends.
Formed in 2010, Bears Of Manitou has been working hard playing shows and Just released out debut Full Length Album 'Origins'. Bears Of Manitou has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with Rocky Votolato, Dustin Kensrue, Sucre (Eisley and Mute Math) and more...
Bears of Manitou is a 4 piece band creating folk music with an array of musical instruments.
Cooking, Traveling, Tap Dancing, and Whiskey.
We are currently in the studio, and the album release date will be announced beginning of 2012.
DJ, Music Junkie, Virgo