Small zoo

Tue, May 16 7:00PM
The Atlanta Room

ZOO HOUSE / THOSE MANIC SEAS / THE TEXAS KGB / THE PUSSYWILLOWS

$8 AT DOOR


Artist Bios

ZOO HOUSE

Somewhere between Roswell and Marietta, four bright-eyed lads found each other through the wilderness of suburbia. In an attempt to survive the terribly inconsistent Metro Atlanta weather, they built Zoo House. With the writing backbone of frontman Harry, melodic soaring of lead guitarist JT, boogie-enticing vibe of bassist Nate, and ultimate groove of drummer Hayes, this fresh group voices an exciting tone that maintains an earnest quality. Dynamic arrangements and memorable motifs support a dialogue that dissects society and explores the great complexity of identity. These boys are eager to take the Atlanta scene (then the world) by storm with their captivating sound. With a couple of singles nearing release, and an EP on the summer horizon, Zoo House warrants a keen eye, focused ear, and progressive heart.


THOSE MANIC SEAS

Hailing from Nashville, TN // Richmond, VA, Those Manic Seas is a dynamic four piece group that combines elements of post rock and shoegaze to create unique, danceable songs and lists bands such as Interpol, the Killers and Mutemath as influences. Their debut Headache/Heartache 7" help them expand their reach outside of Virginia. The band has since toured the US and Canada extensively.

The band released their latest digital single, 'Outlier', in Sept. '15. Currently they are finishing their upcoming full length debut with a projected release date of spring '17.

The band consists of drummer Daniel Medley, guitarist Drew Rollo, bassist Justin Jones and our vocalist Kilroy.


THE TEXAS KGB

The Texas K.G.B. (Kelly Green Band) is a trio or quartet of professional musicians that play "Original Americana Music." They have a diverse sound that draws inspiration from classic rock, country, blues, and even a touch of funk. They are a family band based out of Austin, TX. The Texas K.G.B. travels the country playing a variety of venue types (theaters, clubs, festivals, fairs, private shows, etc.)


THE PUSSYWILLOWS

Carly Gibson and Hannah Zale have joined forces, and they are already leaving their mark on the Georgia music scene as Indie Rock supergroup, THE PUSSYWILLOWS (TPW). Individually, these women are exceptional performers and songwriters; together, they are positively formidable. The Pussywillows, in short, are: sweet and savory; sultry and fresh; pure.

Hannah Zale has a diverse background in music, beginning her career in Warner Robins, GA performing in over 30 musicals throughout her life. Zale competed in the Miss America Organization as a teen, where she learned how to command a stage and stand out in a crowd. In her recent college years, Zale’s band, Boomfox, was one of the most successful young acts in Athens, earning the support of local heroes like David Lowery of Cracker and Julian Dorio of The Whigs. She has opened for The Revivalists and Bright Light Social Hour and has performed alongside Lera Lynn and Moon Taxi. Hannah Zale is currently touring with her aptly named band, ZALE, promoting her debut solo album “Fortress” (available online – zalemusic.com). It is clear when you hear Hannah Zale that the girl has “IT,” which in this case has been described as “…a fiery combination of soul, grit, and Jack Daniels Honey.” Pour yourself a second glass and multiply that warm and happy feeling by two when Carly is standing on stage beside her.

In the music world, Carly Gibson is what you would call a triple threat: she not only composes soulful and sophisticated music, she also sings beautifully and plays a mean guitar. Think biological lovechild of Susan Tedeschi and Hendrix, but raised by Joni Mitchell and Stevie Ray Vaugn. Carly graduated from the guitar program at Atlanta Institute of Music in 2013 as one of six females to complete the program in the last 10 years. In addition, she has developed a substantial reputation for her lead chops on her Fender Stratocaster. Carly’s solo music resonates with the flavors that reflect her own diverse musical tastes and influences. Rock, jazz, folk, blues, Americana, bluegrass and funk all find their place in her repertoire. Carly has opened for or shared the stage with such musical luminaries as Geoff Acheson, Glen Phillips, Randall Bramblett, Caroline Aiken, Grayson Capps, Chris Hicks (Marshall Tucker Band), Michael Tolcher, Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds, and more.

The Pussywillows are perfect harmony in motion. Balance is their greatest quality; they weave in and out of each other’s melodies seamlessly. Many moments throughout their set listeners cannot tell who is singing which line, creating an almost subconscious, fascinating game. Their music is beautiful yet haunting, soft at times but always taking the listener back to a hard beating pulse surrounded by nasty electric guitar. The best friends push and pull each other and their audiences through intricately constructed sonic spaces showcasing carefully cultivated lyrics that both evoke and provoke listeners into a daydream in which you can simultaneously catch cotton candy by sticking out your tongue and stomp proudly through alligator infested swamps with high-heeled leather boots on. Sass and class, and a little something special are what this duet processes. Although not sisters by blood, the young women’s connection and voices suggest otherwise. TPW are recording their debut EP in 2017 with producer Patrick Taylor of Trash Panda. For music, shows, and more visit thepussywillows.com. #pussypower