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BottleRock Festival 2017 - Sunday

Sunday

May 28, 2017 – All Day

  • little hurricane
  • Elephant Revival
  • The Naked And Famous
  • The Strumbellas
  • Bad Suns
  • The Hunna
  • The Roots
  • Band of Horses
  • St. Lucia
  • Charles Bradley
  • parade of lights
  • Highly suspect
  • Baskery
  • Gavin DeGraw
  • Con Brio
  • SWMRS

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Elephant Revival: Nederland Colorado neo-acoustic quintet Elephant Revival plays a unique blend of an emerging new musical genre called Transcendental Folk. The quintet can be seen delving into Scottish/Celtic fiddle tunes, original folk pieces, traditional ballads, psychedelic country, indie rock, powerful reggae grooves, 40s/50s jazz standards and an occasional hip-hop beat amongst other styles. The band consists of Bonnie Paine (vocals, washboard, djembe, musical saw), Sage Cook (electric banjo/guitar, acoustic guitar, mandolin, viola, vocals), Dango Rose (double-bass, mandolin, banjo, vocals), Daniel Rodriguez (acoustic guitar, electric banjo/guitar vocals) and Bridget Law (fiddle and vocals).

The Naked And Famous: The Naked and Famous are the breakout New Zealand stars of 2011. The Auckland based indie group released two EP albums in 2008 before hitting it big with their debut LP in 2010. Since then, they reached the top of the charts in New Zealand and are about to become international rock stars. The Naked and Famous tour dates have been scheduled on their first ever international tour. Don't miss a date on the Naked and Famous concert schedule (2011); Use Eventful as your source for The Naked and Famous tour dates and venue information.

The group released two EP's in 2008, This Machine and No Light, before inking a deal with Universal Republic to record their debut album. The Naked and Famous released Passive Me, Aggressive You, in 2010 and became overnight rockstars in their native New Zealand. The album debuted at #1 in New Zealand and their single "Young Blood" reached the top ten in the US and Canada. The single won them An APRA award in 2010 and they were nominated for the BBC's annual Sound of 2011 poll which let's voters decide who is the next big act of the year.

Since attaining mainstream success, these Kiwi rockstars will embark on their first ever international tour. Stay on top of The Naked and Famous tour dates when they are scheduled at a venue near you. Use Eventful as your concert calendar for all of your favorite bands and for The Naked and Famous tour dates and venue information.

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.... ....The Strumbellas.. - ..Self Titled EP.. - Available through bandcamp.com ..Release Date: 10.21.09.......... ..

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.. ......Website.. ....THE STRUMBELLAS.. ....thestrumbellas.ca.. .. ....Media and Design.. ....THE SONG TREE.. ....www.thesongtree.com.. .. ....Photography.. ....Megan Ward.. ....

.... ....Since forming in late 2008,..The Strumbellas.. have been blowing the doors off of clubs and festival stages across Southern Ontario. Their singular mix of alt-country harmonies, bluegrass instrumentation, and big pop hooks makes them natural heirs of the Toronto indie folk scene built by Royal City, The Sadies, Hayden, and Cuff the Duke. Though their influences stretch from Bill Monroe and his Bluegrass Boys to The Flying Burrito Brothers and Uncle Tupelo, The Strumbellas--with the thunderous force of their seven members--are anything but a simple retread. ....Much of the credit for updating the time-honoured country sound goes to lead singer Simon Ward, whose words range far beyond fallow fields and lost sweethearts. Overtop of his wrecking-ball acoustic guitar, Ward ruminates on death and God, on the sacrifices we make to know ourselves. In the take-no-prisoners barnburner "The Racer", Ward seeks absolution for the sins of his father, while in "I'd Sell My Children" he admits to all the things he'd do for "that little yellow light", and the things he won't ("I don't lie"). Ward laces his confessions with images playful and absurd, never content with the clichéd platitudes of the typical love song. ....The band matches this expansive lyrical vision with all the power and range promised by a seven member ensemble. The Strumbellas push beyond the standard country sounds of bass, guitar, and banjo by adding violin, autoharp, mandolin, and, occasionally, clarinet. "Give My Guitar To My Dead Brother" and "When I Break Free" oppose gentle strings to crackling mandolin, and "Indiana's" burst of rolling clarinet in the bridge brings cheers from audiences at storied stages like The Horseshoe Tavern and The Silver Dollar. With their hand-stamped, self-titled EP already available and their explosive live show getting notice on CBC Radio and in the pages of Now Magazine, The Strumbellas are hard at work on their deput album, set for release in Spring 2011. ......"Real characters, each and every one, their lyrics and musical talent 'hit' a note in me that is still playing on in my soul. Their songs are funny and poignant, down to earth and soulful, all with that southern twang that does a body good." ..- SNAP ..........""It was only a matter of time before a new generation of local roots-rockers emerged to follow the lead of early-'00s scene giants like Royal City and Cuff the Duke. Self-described "folk popgrass" crew The Strumbellas has risen to that challenge with promising songs like "Underneath A Mountain" and "I Ain’t Tryin’ to Die," from their upcoming debut album." ..- EYE WEEKELY.. .. .. .. .."The Strumbellas self-titled debut album should make you, as their first song on the album, Indiana, proclaims “cry just a little bit.” However, it is a cry of joy, not of sorrow. Mentioned by many different media outlets as a band to watch, it is no wonder. Their calming country rock style with original lyrics is a sure surprise." ..-IMPRINT (Waterloo).... ....

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The Roots: While most modern hip hop acts have shied away from playing actual instruments, The Roots have made a hugely successful career out of it. Their unique brand of hip hop and soul with a full band (including horn section) has led to sold-out tour dates and four Grammys. In addition to their own acclaimed albums, The Roots have also participated in acclaimed collaborations with artists like John Legend, Erykah Badu, and Duffy. As The Roots continue to evolve and grow, nothing seems too out of the ordinary for this groundbreaking hip hop collective.

The Roots was formed in 1987 by vocalist Black Thought and drummer Questlove while they were friends in high school. The duo began performing around Philadelphia and New York City, gathering a line-up of musicians that would change frequently throughout the band's career; including beatboxer Rahzel. After gathering a following of both hip hop and alternative fans with strategic tour dates, The Roots roared onto the mainstream with the release of Things Fall Apart in 1999. The album quickly went gold and won The Roots their first Grammy that year, and was followed by a performance at Woodstock '99. The Roots' political and social commentary began to grow stronger and stronger beginning with Game Theory in 2006 and continued on their next few albums.

The Roots album, Wake Up!, combined the group's increasing social commentary with the smooth R&B sounds of John Legend; an undeniably winning combination. After a collaborative album with Betty Wright, The Roots released their 13th album, Undun. The record was a concept album, following a man named Redford Stephens who's seduced by a life of crime. After a collaboration with Elvis Costello, the band released ...And Then You Shoot Your Cousin, which satirically dealt with the subject at violence in America.

Band of Horses: For over a year now, indie rock band Band of Horses has been experiencing huge popularity thanks to three hit albums and popular tour dates. Led by the haunting vocals and emotional songwriting of guitarist Ben Bridwell, Band of Horses is putting their unique spin on indie music marked by subtle synth and keyboards. Band of Horses' latest album, Infinite Arms, has continued the band's rise to fame and sparked numerous tour dates in 2011; including those in support of Kings of Leon this summer.

Band of Horses grew out of a previous band, Carissa's Weird, which featured Ben Bridwell, Matt Brooke, and Sera Cahoone. While all of these musicians would perform on Band of Horses' debut album, Everything All the Time, on Bridwell would remain and the band has featured a revolving lineup since. The album featured the breakout single, "Funeral", which was played regularly on television and movies. Following headlining European and US tour dates, Band of Horses' second album, Cease to Begin, fared even better by becoming nearly universally acclaimed.

2010's Infinite Arms has received similar acclaim and was even nominated for a Best Alternative Album Grammy. The success of the album has led to My Morning Jacket inviting Band of Horses to open for them on 2011 tour dates beginning July 26. After My Morning Jacket's concert schedule ends on September 12, Band of Horses will play several tour dates in Australia beginning November 4. Band of Horses' tour dates in 2011 end on November 19, so buy your tickets on Eventful now to avoid missing out.

St. Lucia: St. Lucia is what happens when the long and bleak winters of New York recede and summer emerges; giving birth to memories of childhood holidays, faded photos of exotic places and the dream of recapturing this. Inspired by his homeland of South Africa, his journey through the UK and relocation to Brooklyn, St Lucia could reference the sonics of Temper Trap, or the infectiousness of Empire of the Sun, but ultimately it is a wall of atmospherics crafted with an inordinate amount of time-consuming precision.

Charles Bradley: R&B/Soul

Gavin DeGraw: With one of the most recognizable voices of our time, combined with blue eyed soul vocals, freewheeling melodies and earthy charm; singer, songwriter, and musician Gavin DeGraw, has enjoyed success since breaking through in 2003 with his debut album, Chariot, which sold over a million copies, earned platinum certification, and yielded three hit singles: “I Don’t Want To Be,” “Follow Through,” and the title-track, “Chariot.” He followed that up with his self-titled second album, which debuted at No. 1 on the digital sales chart and at No. 7 on Billboard’s Top 200 album chart in 2008 (earning Gavin his first Top 10 album and spawning the hit singles “In Love With A Girl” and the gold-certified “We Belong Together.” After releasing 2009’s Free, a gift to die-hard fans clamoring for recorded versions of his live favorites, Gavin decided it was time to shake things up. “Not only do I love a challenge, but I also wanted something new to sing,” Gavin explains. “I’ve listened to my favorite songs 5,000 times, and I love them, but sometimes it’s hard to go home and put on that album and listen to it for the five thousand and first time. I needed to write something I found interesting both melodically and rhythmically and that meant stepping outside my wheelhouse.”

On Gavin’s new album SWEETER, the New York native experimented with new sounds, thanks, in part, to collaborating with a host of top-notch producers he’d wanted to work with for a while, including fellow groove-minded piano player OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder (Beyoncé, Adele), Butch Walker (Weezer, Avril Lavigne), Eric Rosse (Sara Bareilles, Tori Amos), and Ron Aniello (Barenaked Ladies, Matt Nathanson). “The creation of every song began with an interview to select the right producer,” Gavin says. “It was like speed-dating. I’d play them the songs I was working on and ask which ones they liked the best, and then ask them to produce those they were most passionate about.”

Gavin took another departure from his usual way of working, enlisting co-writers for the first time, such as Tedder, who co-wrote and produced the album’s vigorous hit single “Not Over You” (about the struggle to let go of an old flame) and its title track “Sweeter,” as well as Andrew Frampton, who has worked with The Script and Natasha Bedingfield. “Co-writing with other people changed everything for me,” Gavin says. “Not only did it open my mind to new ideas, but it changed the way I wrote on my own. Playing all these different styles with other musicians led me to think about things differently when I was working by myself. I was able to tap into things I do live, dabbling with some of that late ’60s, early ’70s R&B stuff, and record all the styles of music that I like and put them on one album. It was great to take the leash off and experiment. Although it doesn’t stray too far from what I’ve done, I think SWEETER is the first album I’ve made that has caught my true sound, and that was the result of taking risks.”

Recorded in several locations, including Tedder’s studio in Denver, Blackbird Studio in Nashville, Walker’s space in Venice, CA (where Bob Dylan recorded some tracks in the ’70s), and the legendary Henson Recording Studios in Hollywood, SWEETER finds Gavin in a provocative mood, which infuses several songs with a potent, swaggering strut on sexually charged songs like “Sweeter” (on which he sings about wanting to hook up with another guy’s girl) and one of his favorite tracks, “Radiation” (about knowing a lover is bad for you, but every now and then, you can’t resist making that late-night call). “Those songs are designed to be fun while also being truthful. I think a lot of people can relate to the lyric, ‘If you get an invitation, I’m probably drunk,’” Gavin says with a laugh. “This is the first album I’ve made where I felt ready to explore the more sexual side of my nature in my music,” he continues. “It’s not only about my feelings of being in love, although I do tap into those elements on this album on songs like ‘Soldier’ and ‘You Know Where I’m At.’ This is the funkiest, sultriest record I’ve ever made. It satisfied a lot of things for me that I wanted to have satisfied musically.”

SWEETER’s racier moments are balanced out by more emotionally transparent moments, like “Run Every Time,” which addresses a reluctance to commit to a relationship, as well as romantic, uplifting songs like “Soldier” and “You Know Where I’m At,” which convey a vulnerability while still managing to feel distinctly masculine. “The question for me became, ‘How do you expose your vulnerability without seeming like somebody who gets kicked around, and, at the same time, describe your ability to get past something without sounding cocky,” Gavin says. “That’s always tricky, because you know you’re being judged on the lyrics and they’re all very personal.”

That willingness to explore what’s meaningful to him and express it in a universal way is what has made Gavin a compelling artist, one who connects with listeners not only through his recordings, but also through his live appearances. Gavin has toured the globe, performing sold-out headlining shows as well as festivals with a variety of artists. Around the release of SWEETER, Gavin hit the road with TRAIN and Maroon 5 for an extensive North American tour, playing these new songs for fans for the very first time. “I want to take people from the beginning to the end of their emotions, for however long they’re with me,” he says. “I want to woo people. I do. I want both women and men to love it, because I feel this album satisfies in a masculine way while still having a feminine touch.”

Con Brio: Xandra Corpora's stunning vocals soar over a thick stew of soul, jazz and funk. Her multi-layered lyrics are enhanced by a commanding vocal presence and a powerhouse band that combines tasteful, innovative composition with ferocious improvisation. They can take a groove and wring it dry, then stop and turn on a dime.

Con Brio's live shows are intense, fun and captivating, and have earned them a loyal and quickly-growing following among fans of every genre. They have the rare ability to command the entire atmosphere of any room, leaving audiences simmering in the feeling that they are part of something really big, really sultry and utterly satisfying.

Con Brio's debut record "From The Hip", released to a sold-out crowd at San Francisco, Cafe Du Nord in July 2010, is twelve tracks of simmering soul, freaky funk, and brooding blues.

Get it in mp3, CD or Vinyl today at www.conbrio.bandcamp.com



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