The Vanguard and Brothers Houligan Present
Brother Rabbit, The Del Toros, Carnegie
222 North Main Street
Tulsa, OK, 74103
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
Watch & Listen
The Rocketboys’ sound reflects the Texas landscape from which they hail: vast, yet sparse, desolate, yet rich and abundant. Familiar lyrical themes of romance and love are often eschewed in favor of songs of brotherhood, family, life, and death in the band's dynamic musical array, from guitar- and keyboard-rich anthems to gentle, ethereal whispers.
Hit TV shows "Glee," “One Tree Hill,” “Private Practice,” “Elementary,” and many others have channeled the band’s powerful thematic energy. Reviews often highlight the band’s parity to textural acts such as Band of Horses and Death Cab for Cutie while retaining the mass appeal of Coldplay, The Verve and Keane.
No strangers to the road (the band will perform its 700th show this year), The Rocketboys continually find fans across the country with a beautifully powerful live show - on tour this summer with Dustin Kensrue (Thrice) / David Ramirez and also with Quiet Company.
The Rocketboys released its latest recording project and debut on Black Magnetic Records, the "Left | Right" EP, on January 6th, 2015. It was recorded in Los Angeles, CA at Sunset Sound Studios with multi-grammy winning producer, Joe Chicarelli (Manchester Orchestra, The Strokes, The Shins).
"Sounds like an amped up Death Cab for Cutie with strong Coldplay-style melodies"
-NEW YORK TIMES
"When it comes to song writing, the line between 'earnest' and 'overly-earnest' could not be any finer, or risky. In their latest album 20,000 Ghosts, The Rocketboys always stay just on the right side of said line, creating rich anthems that are as infectious as they are sincere."
"The Rocketboys have a sound as expansive as the open road and lyrics deep as a Southwest sunrise. Lofty melodies encircle broad indie rock compositions on The Rocketboys' debut album, 20,000 Ghosts."
"The band's got some legs to stand on -- Impressive harmonies and melodies, and, overall, quite the pleasing, heartfelt indie rock sound."
"[20,00 Ghosts] is fresh with rich textures, like the lead guitar on “Rare Triumphs of Love and Fortune” or the underlying drumbeats of “I Saw a Stone.” With his alto range, approaching falsetto at times, singer Brandon Kinder creates an ethereal, almost spiritual, tone."
-TEXAS MUSIC MAGAZINE
"...tight, epic, densely layered sound..."
-MEMPHIS COMMERCIAL APPEAL
"Building gray-hued swells of chorused guitar and minor-key piano processionals, the Rocketboys may have a sound as wide as the West Texas skies, but they’re decidedly overcast with clouds that perpetually threaten rain."
-THE ONION, AUSTIN
"The Rocketboys' sound is rife with shimmering ambience, reverberating piano, pinging guitars and lead singer Brandon Kinder's smooth yet soaring vocals, bringing a sound resembling other bittersweet and earnest acts such as Keane."
-THE OKLAHOMA GAZETTE
"The Rocketboys showed a mastery of mood and subtlety. Amplifying a sound made familiar to Texas music fans by bands such as Cue and Explosions in the Sky, the six-member group adorns singer Brandon Kinder's soaring melodies with clear, ringing guitars and full-bodied keyboard arrangements, hard-driving drumlines and well-practiced transitions between calm and controlled chaos."
-THE AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN
Brother Rabbit is a national act just waiting to happen. Their blend of shoegaze, post-rock, folk and really solid songwriting is one-of-a-kind, and they seem to get even better every time they hit the stage.
The Del Toros
Davey Rumsey formed The Del Toros after years of being a singer/songwriter act. In May of 2009 he independently released an EP entitled Your American Sin. After this, in an attempt to get the simple acoustic skeletons out of his head, he began to flesh out his songs in full form with his closest friends and favorite musicians.
Born in the summer of 2009, The Del Toros began playing local shows an
d immediately developed a loyal following while building a repertoire of rock gems. Drawing influence from bands such as the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Radiohead, and Wilco, The Del Toros manage to cut through polarizing sub-genres and fuse the classic with the contemporary to form their own unique brand of rock and roll.
In the fall of 2009 the band began self-engineering and producing their debut album entitled Come Down, which was released on July 23, 2010. Since then The Del Toros have released their sophomore album entitled Young Blood Rising and are excited of the things to come.
Buy our album here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/haptic-ep/id377767205
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