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Black Heart Kings at 10:30 Seven Elephants at 11:30
Sounds Like: Dave Matthews Band, RUSH, Pat Metheny, Steve Morse, Jeff Beck
Manager: Self Managed currently
Bio: Black Heart Kings displays their passion for songwriting and improvisation across a soundscape of progressive rock, funk, and electrified glimpses of bluegrass and classical. The band embraces music as a universal language communicating emotions and positive energy. Dave Matthews Band, Rush, and ...See Full Bio
“The young Raleigh quintet Black Heart Kings makes no attempt to hide its ambition. "Black Heart Kings is one of the most interesting and unique bands of our time," its press materials boast, citing Dave Matthews Band, Rush and the Allman Brothers Band as influences. But the band hasn't let its hyperbolic bio stand alone: The quintet sounds like a chamber-ready cousin to Steve Vai's most new-agey prog-rock slithers, and its frequent bookings show Black Heart Kings is willing to act on its ambitions. This 9:30 p.m. showcase celebrates the band's debut collection of clear tones and winding melodies. —Bryan C. Reed”