Thu, Dec 07 • 7:00PM
The Atlanta Room
AMSTERDAM STATION / ACID TONGUE / THE MAMMOTHS
$8 IN ADVANCE / $10 DAY OF
Amsterdam Station is an alternative-rock band based in Atlanta, GA. The band formed in 2010, and although has seen some changes over the years, it's members have remained true to their idea of origin: to believe in something genuine and raw, in an attempt to create compelling music, drenched with human conviction. Amsterdam Station has independently released two previous EP's, "Lion Red" (2010) and "Stories from the Subtext"(2014), but is currently releasing their first full length album titled, "The River. The Sound. The Wake." through Vivid Kind Records. The new album demonstrates the coalescence of the contrasting stylistic influences among the band members, creating a musical atmosphere that compliments the rich stories within the songs; both of triumph and struggle. Nikki Smith of Vinyl Mag states that Amsterdam Station's style is one comprised of "sonorous bass" and "stark guitars riffs" in a "sound [that] comes together with meaningful lyrics."
Comprised of four members: lead singer David Kapsner; lead guitarist Michael Jekot; bass player Tyler Rush; and percussionist Tim Durand, The Mammoths have found their sweet spot in blending elements of blues, rock and psych into their songwriting. With face-melting guitar licks, hard-hitting drum beats and soulful vocals, this motley crew has found their home in Austin, Texas. Kapsner, Rush and Jekot started their collective musical journey at the young age of 13. The trio was dispersed across Texas before reconnecting as a group in the Live Music Capitol of the World. There they stumbled upon Durand, a seasoned percussionist with eighteen years of experience. After a jam session at SXSW, the four never looked back – and The Mammoths were born.
"The Mammoths are an up-and-coming Austin band to watch fueled by their fiery unapologetic live shows reminiscent of a young Led Zeppelin. In meeting with these guys at AMF on their future plans, this band is clearly driven on playing hard and using the old school work ethic of making fans one sweaty show at a time.”
-Alex Vallejo (Vallejo Music Group/Austin Music Foundation).
"Crisp and catchy songwriting and performances make The Mammoths new recordings jump through the speakers."
- Kevin Wommack (Los Lonely Boys Manager)