Happenin' Fest 2016 Kickoff with Deer Tick, Jeff the Brotherhood

Happenin' Fest 2016 Kickoff with Deer Tick, Jeff the Brotherhood

Fri. April 1, 2016

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm



This event is 18 and over

Deer Tick
Deer Tick
Deer Tick is going on tour this fall

The name of the tour is Twice is Nice.

The tour is to support the new records
Deer Tick Vol. 1 & Vol. 2.

At each show, they will play two sets; an “acoustic” set
And an electric set. There will be an intermission and
A comedian will open the shows.

Deer Tick will play music from all their albums.

Buy tickets to see Deer Tick on tour.
JEFF the Brotherhood
JEFF the Brotherhood
"We're more proud of this record than any record we've made before," enthuses singer/guitarist Jake Orrall about Wasted On The Dream, the righteous new album from Nashville rockers JEFF The Brotherhood. "It's the most time we've ever spent writing songs, the most time we've ever spent in the studio, and it's definitely the most fully realized JEFF The Brotherhood record we've ever made." "Jake and I wanted to make a really fun rock album that could reach a lot of different people," adds drummer Jamin Orrall. "And we've succeeded" Wasted On The Dream is the record the Orrall brothers been building up to since they first formed JEFF The Brotherhood in 2001. It's a van-rocking, bong-rattling slab that authentically captures their fiery mixture of 70s hard rock, 80s punk, 90's grunge and indelible pop melodies.

"People like to lump us in with the garage thing, because there aren't any other heavy rock bands that are playing the circuit that we're playing," says Jake. "But we're not interested in playing
three-chord punk or blues songs; we play hard rock, and we're all about the pop hook. Bands like Foo Fighters, Weezer and Queens of the Stone Age — that's who we aspire to be"
Co-produced by JEFF The Brotherhood with Joe Chiccarelli (The Strokes, Poco, My Morning Jacket, Beck), tracks like "Voyage Into Dreams," "Melting Place" and "Karaoke, TN" are loaded with muscular guitars, pounding drums, sky-punching riffs and effortlessly catchy choruses. "We envisioned something similar to a lot of the rock records that came out in the Nineties," explains Jamin, "back when rock records were still really big, and bands like Smashing Pumpkins and Nirvana were playing arenas." While Jake's three-string guitar and Jamin's minimalist drum kit used to define the band's sound, Wasted on the Dream is the first JEFF album to showcase their recent evolution into a fully realized rock outfit: Jake plays six-string guitar, Jamin plays a full kit, and Jack Lawrence (of Raconteurs and Dead Weather fame) plays bass on the entire album. Wasted On The Dream
mirrors the awesome power of the bands live shows, which now feature a full-time touring guitarist and bassist in addition to the Orrall brothers. "We did the two-piece thing for twelve years
and became really bored with it," Jake laughs. "We thought, 'we need to get some more people to play with us, because we're about to kill each other!' I'm sure we will perform some of the twopiece stuff again in the future, because the two of us are the band; we can always do that. But everyone who sees us now says we're at our best and this is the best we've ever sounded, in this current incarnation." In addition to Lawrence, Wasted On The Dream features guest contributions from Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast, who sings on "In My Dreams," plus Diarrhea Planet guitarists, Evan Bird and Emmett Miller ("They play this insane Scorpions-vibe shredder solo on 'What's a Creep,'"
says Jake) — and, best of all, Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull, who delivers a truly Tull-riffic flute solo on "Black Cherry Pie".
Wasted On The Dream also showcases the band's sharpest songwriting to date, a development that Jake and Jamin partly chalk up to Chiccarelli's sage guidance. "I wrote 35 songs for the
record, and we wound up recording 11 of them," says Jake.

"We'd be working up a song in the studio, and Joe would be like, 'Hey, do you have a bridge from another song that you're not using that would go good in this song?' I'd never even thought about doing something like that before, and it totally worked out! I learned so much from him about song structure, and about what resonates with people in terms of pop songs, melodies, production values, all of that." "He made our sound much bigger," adds Jamin. "He's kind of a freak when it comes to drums; he's very, very meticulous about drum sounds, and we spent a lot of time getting them just right." Jake and Jamin have toured and recorded relentlessly ever since JEFF The Brotherhood began, releasing seven studio albums (including 2012's Dan Auerbach-produced Hypnotic Nights), a live record and a large stack of singles and EPs, and building up a rabid cult following in the process. But with Wasted On The Dream, JEFF The Brotherhood have come up with a potent record that will tickle the fancy (and eardrums) of a much larger audience while still bringing their loyal fans along for a raucous ride.
Daniel Pujol write poetry/prose, makes albums, and performs music. His band is called PUJOL. PUJOL is a Southern Gothic rock band from Nashville, TN. The debut record is called REUNITED STATES OF BEING. Its a directors cut. The second album is called KLUDGE. New stuff is in the works and PUJOL is touring around. Working it on out. Come out and see a show, these people did, and you'll never believe what happens next:

"Daniel Pujol makes a thoughtful and contained breed of punk rock. It doesn't pretend to be revolutionary, but it's still powerful and intellectually stimulating." -VICE

"Self-styled Southern-fried country punk. He has a wiry, nasal voice, and his live shows are refreshingly raucous affairs." -The New Yorker

"PUJOL's rousing but laid-back sensibility, and hearkens back to Exile on Main St.-era Rolling Stones with its bluesy guitars and loud chorus." -Consequence of Sound
A Birmingham power trio given to insistent but agile rhythms and psychedelic interpretations of standard rock muscle, GT self-released two excellent EPs in 2013. Spurred by the enthusiasm of Alabama label and recording studio Communicating Vessels, who signed on to produce and release the band’s debut LP, the trio doubled down to make their best work yet—the thrilling, anthemic, addictive eight-song debut, Beats Misplaced. It’s a rock ’n’ roll thrill ride, full of pumping beats and plangent guitars, howled vocals and hooks that past. For these eight tunes, the blues commingle with noise rock, and a righteous boogie pulsates beneath shoegaze distortion. Think Japandroids or No Age being born in and embracing the humid and strange American South, and you start to hear GT through the haze.
Michelle, Duane & Peace make destructive and spellbinding music as NUDITY. Their first self-released cassette, HEAVY PETTING, exhibits wild songs driven by jagged guitars, churning beats, and elegant vocals. Music that's insistently melodic and chronically raucous.
Venue Information:
200 41st Street S
Birmingham, AL, 35222