Fri, Mar 30 • 8:00PM
The Music Room
A SLOW BOAT TO CHINA
DARLING MACHINE / NOCTURNAL ANIMALS
$8 IN ADVANCE / $12 DAY OF / $60 VIP TABLES
A SLOW BOAT TO CHINA
a slow boat to china assembled in 2014 and has since become one of the southeast’s premier original rock groups. drawing on influences from Soundgarden, Kings X, Jane’s Addiction, Radiohead, and Failure, their songwriting style involves textured sonics, haunting melodies and visceral grooves. the songs are a study in contrast - inspired by the old and the new; hard, but fragile; strange, yet somehow familiar. supporting the release of their 2017 sophomore effort, myopic, a slow boat to china continues to gain momentum headlining premier rock venues in the Southern U.S. and is quickly gaining a strong following internationally through radio airplay and social media campaigns. myopic was recorded in the band’s home base of Atlanta with Mike Froedge (Black Label Society, doubleDrive) producing and Jeff Tomei (Smashing Pumpkins, Jerry Cantrell) engineering.
a slow boat to china conjures some of the best retro-rock going nowadays; their latest EP carries numerous bonafide smash singles, including “amores perros” and “myopic”, and the band’s net effect is incredibly rousing.” - Akademia Music Awards [awarded “Best EP Rock”, Feb 2017]
Nocturnal Animals is an American Alternative Rock band from Atlanta, GA. The group consists of Mason Jones, Will Bennett, Derrick Stephen, and Dawson Tucker. Formerly known as "Rude!", Nocturnal Animals spent the summer revamping themselves and catching plenty of attention along the way, with their brand new debut EP release "Dark Lit Places," one listen and it will definitely be on your 'release radar'.
"Nocturnal Animals' vocals are charismatic and relatable, reminding me of the Arctic Monkeys with a dash of Billie Joe from Green Day... they really make alternative rock sound big and relevant again. Just beautiful arrangements and a unique dynamic/mixture of rock styles."
"Nocturnal Animals will put you through many feelings in their live show. Some that may keep you up at night -- And some very sexual.This band is very talented and promising. The vocals are charismatic and relateable, reminding me of the Arctic Monkeys with a dash of Billie Joe from Green Day. The production is stellar, as is the songwriting. This really makes alternative rock sound big and relevant again. Just beautiful arrangements and a unique dynamic/mixture of rock styles."
One of California's best bloggers loved our EP as they say "Nocturnal Animals have added their emotions, sexual fantasies, relational encounters and erotic dreams into a musical blender to deliver a fusion of Rock ‘N’ Roll and Soul throughout their EP release, ‘Dark Lit Places’."
Check out the EP on our website to hear for yourself the "smooth, crisp, jagged melodies mesh together over each track. It’s as if the group was assembled and mastered by the likes of Green Day [back again}...to have such conviction blast through your speakers..." you must see it to believe it.
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