Sat, Aug 12 • 8:00PM
The Music Room
KINDREAD / STATION 7
$10 IN ADVANCE / $13 DAY OF / $60 VIP TABLES
“You don’t have to drink alone in such fine company.”
With a musical styling that incorporates the sounds of Traffic, J.J. Cale, Drivin’ n’ Cryin’, Widespread Panic, Grateful Dead, and The Allman Brothers with just a touch of outlaw country, the members of Escape Vehicle have been brewing their batch of gritty, down-home, whiskey-drenched rock n’ roll in and around the southeastern United States since 2001. Their solid reputation as a soulful, hard-working band with honest tunes and a fanbase that’s always looking to hit the dance floor makes for a raucous live experience that leaves both newcomers and diehards screaming for more. Having shared the stage with the likes of Col. Bruce Hampton, Jeff Mosier, Count M’butu, Railroad Earth, Bloodkin, Particle, Tea Leaf Green, Blueground Undergrass, Outformation/The Sam Holt Band, Tinsley Ellis, and Coy Bowles & the Fellowship (of the Zac Brown Band), the Vehicle prides itself on its professionalism and high caliber musicianship. This band thrives and survives in a live setting in collaboration with a willing audience. With one studio release under our belt and another album of originals slated for a spring 2014 release, we invite you to come out to our next show so that our music can speak for itself.
Hailing from the wilds of suburban Atlanta, KinDread formed one fateful day in 2014, although brothers Tom (Bass) and Todd Watson (Rhythm and Lead Guitar) have been playing music with drummer, Jay Johnson for over 5 years. After Todd Watson saw an ad on Craigslist by a guy looking to jam with some funky dudes, Andrew Merriam joined the band as a second lead and rhythm guitar player. KinDread pulls from a wide range of musical influences including blues, rock, reggae and funk.
KinDread loves to change up the sound with each song they play. One song might have a reggae feel, while the next song is a funk/rock tune. The songs can vary from 3 minutes to 15 minutes, depending on the night, and amount of time allotted for a set. KinDread has played all over the Atlanta area, including The Ivy, Smith’s Olde Bar, Jekyll Brewery, and the Dunwoody Brew Festival. If you are looking for a wild show, complete with some serious jamming, come on out and support some fresh and exciting music.
Miles Davis apparently once stated that “Todd Watson” opened me up to a whole new world of musical exploration. Mike Gordon of Phish may or may not study Tom Watson’s simplistic, yet hypnotic and dream-like bass playing. The phenomena drummer, Benny Greb told a guy he saw at 31 Flavors last night, that Jay Johnson is well on his way to finding the ultimate groove on the drums, and unfortunately for Andrew Merriam, I couldn’t find any fascinating quotes.
KinDread has recorded one new album, The KinDread LP, and it should be up on Spotify, i-Tunes, and various other media outlets soon. You can find the songs, “Asking Why,” “Big Ol’ Land,” “Walk on By,” and “Honey-Cut” on YouTube.
Formed in Atlanta, GA Station 7 was created in the winter of 2014 when bassist Alex Stone and guitarist Jacob Brown met multi-instrumentalist Andrew Good. After a few jam sessions in the Andrew's garage the three piece was formed with Andrew on the drums. Soon a blend of spacey jam style blues fused with groove style rock n roll, with a touch of folk to form Station 7's own unique sound, that they refer to only as Space Rock. In the spring of 2014 the band decided to expand their sound, with the addition of accomplished multi-instrumentalist Nathan Mckinney taking over the drums to free up Andrew to move to vocals and second guitar along with Alex and Jake. This allowed the four piece to build beautiful, multi-layered vocal harmonies to accompany their style of Space Rock, and added the dynamic drums of Nathan Mckinney. Now, over the course of their first year, they have been working on their first album, and have been aggressively playing as much and as often as possible. They play for the love of their music and for the love of their ever growing army of fans.