Thieves of Sunrise, Alien Knife Fight, Yaz Mean & The Cosmic Creeps

Lola's Saloon Presents...

Thieves of Sunrise, Alien Knife Fight, Yaz Mean & The Cosmic Creeps

Friday · February 22nd

8:00 pm

$10.00

Thieves of Sunrise
Thieves of Sunrise
Thieves of Sunrise brings funky, soul-infused southern rock back with a sound that is as original as it is classic, with influences pouring from the golden ages of rock and blues records. In this way, Thieves of Sunrise feels like finding an old, dusty vinyl record and discovering that the songs still resonate today. The band is led by singer Matthew Marcus McDaniel, whose distinctive voice and soulful belt command attention while his ripping harmonica allows for the foot stomping. Curtis Crofford provides funky bass lines and deep, sultry grooves. Shaun Crawford and Jake Stewart add the sweetness and rock and roll authority with electrifying guitar lines and memorable riffs. Jake doubles on the organ to take the whole band to church. Punchy backing vocals, smooth percussion and the occasional horn section round out the soundscapes. The result is a celebration guaranteed to get heads bobbing, hearts pounding, and hips shaking.
Alien Knife Fight
Alien Knife Fight
Alien Knife Fight features bassist/vocalist/songwriter Monique Ortiz of the Boston bands A.K.A.C.O.D., and Bourbon Princess. Michael Howard is known as the bassist of Austin stoner rock band Bay Of Pigs, and backs Monique up on drums and vocals. Monique's 2-string slide bass playing along with Mike's primal, heavy handed drumming gives Alien Knife Fight their unique take on Low Rock (a term coined by Morphine front man Mark Sandman, to describe his minimal, groove-laden, slide bass-driven rock sound). In the fourteen years that Monique lived in Boston she collaborated heavily with Morphine saxophonist Dana Colley in A.K.A.C.O.D., and original Morphine drummer Jerome Deupree in Bourbon Princess. She has also collaborated with Mission Of Burma guitarist Roger Miller, and Treat Her Right guitarist David Champagne. Monique's gritty and soulful vocal stylings have drawn comparisons to Nina Simone, Johnette Napolitano, and Nick Cave. Her lyrics focus on the surreal, the subconscious, the abstract, often taking the audience on rolling journeys, like a slow train through mysterious dreams, dark landscapes, unexplained phenomena.
Duos may have come into popularity in the past decade, but Monique has been performing in the duo format for twenty years. Alien Knife Fight is a duo like no other. No sight gags, no gimmicks. This isn't music for everyone. This is music for voyagers.
Yaz Mean
Yaz Mean
Jazz/Prog/funk collective
The Cosmic Creeps
The Cosmic Creeps
Indie, Psych-Rock/Punk
Venue Information:
Lola's Saloon
2736 W 6th Street
Fort Worth, TX, 76107
https://www.facebook.com/LolasFW/