The Vanguard and Brothers Houligan present...
Horse Thief, Jabee, DJ TBA
222 North Main Street
Tulsa, OK, 74103
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
Believe it or not, Indie rock's best kept secret is the small close knit community of bands and artists from Oklahoma. In the wake of bands like The Flaming Lips, Starlight Mints, and Other Lives, ADMIRALS is emerging as one of the premiere bands in this region of the country. Hailing from Stillwater Oklahoma, Colton Tucker (Guitar/Vocals) Andrew Bair (Keyboards/Piano/Guitar) Cory Brewer (Drums) and Brett Murphy (Bass) make music that has been described as "What is missing from modern rock music (Aaron Legrands-Producer Nashville). Drawing comparisons from Radiohead, The Verve, and Dallas favorite Black Tie Dynasty, ADMIRALS recorded their debut self titled EP with Grammy award winning producer Trent Bell (Flaming Lips, Chainsaw Kittens, Starlight Mints, Chemical Brothers) The album brings elements of new wave, folk, blues and jazz, industrial, as well as roots and classic influences in to their repertoire.
In February of 2012, ADMIRALS signed to Idol Records (Old 97's, Sponge, Flickerstick) and re-released the self titled EP and completed a successful US tour to support the release. The band is currently back in the studio with Trent Bell working on their first full length release which promises to focus more on extensive instrumentation, sampling, and unique production values alike. The record is set to hit stores in February of 2013.
With melodic guitar and keyboard lines paired with sweeping synths and driving drums and bass, Admirals creates an ethereal performance both sonically and visually in a live setting. Put together, the groups sound has even been described as "Space Rock and Sex-Wave" (oskizzy.com). With fan-base and national support growing so rapidly, the future for Admirals looks anything but dim.
"Our music is about more than just the songs we play," says frontman Cameron Neal, "It's about losing yourself in the sound and creating an experience that sticks with you long after the show is over." With Cameron on vocals and guitar, Alberto Roubert on drums, Cody Fowler on bass, Zach Zeller on keys, and Alex Coleman on guitar, an experience is what you get when seeing Horse Thief live.
Some songs on the Grow Deep, Grow Wild EP, such as "I Am The Bear," hint at influences like The Smiths, while others like the Oklahoma anthem, "Warrior," draw upon the band's raw, epic psyche-rock tones.
Originally hailing from Denton, Texas, the band decided to attend the Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma (ACM@UCO) which is how they came to share the same management team as label-mates The Flaming Lips.
Before the start of school the band took a trip to Creede, Colorado to write new material before starting their new lives in Oklahoma. They discovered the name Horse Thief while looking at a map of local hiking trails and realized the name chimed with the freewheeling feelings their music conveys.
Jabee is quickly becoming one of the mid-west top hip hop acts, With the “08 release of his "Blood is the New Black" album last year produced mostly by DJ VADIM . Also being named one of URB magazines next 1000, and being voted for several OKC Hip Hop awards,HE has toured and opened for various acts ranging from Big K.R.I.T and The Clipse to performing along side A$AP Rocky and Dom Kennedy and Although Jabee has been doing this for a long time, it seems like this is just the start of a long winding trail to reach all the goals Jabee has set fourth for himself.
Jabee has been getting alot of love and support from the underground hip hop world. Jabee has been featured on www.illroots.com with his guest spot on the higly downloaded Mike Waxx - DOOMED mixtape, to being featured on 2dopeboyz , Complex, Egotrippin, and OkayPlayer. Jabee has been able to embrace different cities while opening for the “into the wild tour” with Killer Mike , EL-P and performing on the Skull candy stage on the warped tour, Hot import nights tour and several Scion Session dates. Jabee Linked with DJ’s Mick Boogie , Terry Urban and their PressPlay Show to Release “Must Be Nice” mixed by Mick Boogie, The Mixtape featured some of Jabee’s best work with Production by DjGreen Lantern, 9th Wonder, Black Spade, Picnic Tyme,and DJ Vadim , and features from Hip Hop heavy weights like Blu, Oddisee, LMNO, Black Spade, Johnny Polygon, XV, and EL prez .
Jabee was also asked to contribute a track for the Official Boondocks Season 3 mixtape hosted by Talib Kweli and David Banner.
Jabee Released “Lucky Me” presented by DJbooth.net and IM King clothing in 2011 considered some of his best work yet, and has reached over 40,000 Downloads, with Production from Woodys Produce, Hannibal King, Commissioner Gordon , Ira G , and others. It features King Mez, Naledge (kidz in the hall) , and others.
Jabee most current work is a 7” vinyl project in collaboration with producer EL-P the side A single “Stephanie” is currently in rotation on college radio and xm stations and is still gaining momentum for the release of the 7" release.
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