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Thursday, February 28th, 2013 at 8:00pm
Their Planes Will Block Out The Sun, The Rocketboys, Dinner and a Suit, Mike Mains And The Branches Their Planes Will Block Out The Sun Their Planes Will Block Out the Sun combine elements of rock and jazz with dark and uplifting rhythms thrown together with danceable beats to produce their sound. When listening to each song, interwoven in the music, you may hear guitars and keyboards influenced by the beauty of Sigur Ros, the pensive feel of Broken Social Scene the escaping mood of Elbow, the rhythms of Frank Zappa, or the dark harmonies of Wayne Shorter; drum beats that are influenced by the poly rhythmic beats of Bill Bruford or the crisp tightness of Steward Copeland; vocal styles with melancholic emotion of Portuguese Fado; and bass lines influenced by the eerie atmospheric sounds of David Lynch and surreal visuals of Terry Gilliam. The Rocketboys On their previous recordings, "20,000 Ghosts" and "Wellwisher," The Rocketboys perfectly married themes of unity and brotherhood with rich, soaring rock, lifting the band to national critical acclaim. The band supported its releases with lengthy tours and multiple festival appearances but inevitably the rigors of the road took their toll, eventually rupturing the band's momentum in the winter of 2010-11. Three members of the sextet of college friends from Abilene, Texas left to focus on other endeavors, and the split nearly ended the band. The resulting hiatus did have its upside, allowing front-man Brandon Kinder a window both to release a solo EP (under the name "The Wealthy West") and to pen the theme song for The Discovery Channel's new hit show "Bering Sea Gold." However, in the end, the three remaining members (Kinder, keyboardist Justin Wiseman, and bassist Josh Campbell) agreed they weren't at peace letting The Rocketboys cease to exist. The initial hurdles of rebuilding, though difficult and disheartening, began to give way to new-found inspiration. Though the song-writing process drastically changed as a result of the reduced lineup, with less cooks in the kitchen, a more broad, dynamic range of ideas and visions fermented and flourished. The end result and forthcoming album is "Build Anyway". Recorded in their home studio and mixed by CJ Eiriksson (U2, Live, Phish), the album chronicles the emotions that surface through the brokenness in abandonment to the search for peace and closure, both personally and musically. Dinner and a Suit In a music world where genre lines are increasingly blurred, DINNER AND A SUIT has emerged with a sonic meld that resonates with familiarity and captivates with distinction. Formed in New Jersey by cousins Jonathan Capeci, Joey Beretta and Anthony Genca, the three looked to their lineage for a musical namesake. During the Great Depression, the trio's great grandmother was a seamstress by day and community humanitarian by night, welcoming the less fortunate into her home to feed home-cooked meals and then send off with newly repaired suits and clothing. As a combined unit, the efforts of Capeci, Beretta and Genca have forged a path that reflects their music itself: putting the right pieces in the right places at all the right times. Since their formation in 2009, Dinner And A Suit quickly captured attention with a captivating blend of ethereal rock and distinguished pop - leading to critical acclaim, a swelling dedication of global fans, and coveted live dates that have circled the band throughout the US. The spiraling success fueled Dinner And A Suit to transplant to Nashville in late 2010, where they began work on what would become Since Our Departure - their brand new full-length album. "We left the comforts of home to pursue this dream," explains Capeci. "And that definitely comes through on this record." To record Since Our Departure, the band split their time between Glow in the Dark Studios in Atlanta with producer Matt Goldman (Anberlin, Underoath), then with Tyler Orr (As Cities Burn, Copeland) at First Street Studios in Cleveland TN. The resulting work is a range of bold anthems, layered with soaring melodies that are riveting with honesty. Throughout the album's ten towering tracks, Capeci's lush timbre weaves universal themes of forgiveness and hope, love and loss, and discovering a place in the world. "It just poured out of us," Genca adds. "There's a lot of passion and energy on this record. It's an experience that we're sharing with the listeners in a very real way." Mike Mains And The Branches Like most good things, Mike Mains & The Branches came from the South. Born in Texas, and bred in Michigan, this indie rock collective has spent the last three years making waves everywhere in between. Following the release of their debut album, Home, they've used their relentless touring, unique sound, and sharp jawlines to carve out a place for themselves in the hearts of rock music fans across the country, and have now gained the attention of literally dozens of people in other countries as well. With a live show that has been praised as "above-average" and the promise of a followup record, good things lie in the future of Mike Mains & The Branches.