Sun, Mar 04 6:30PM
The Music Room

ROD HAMDALLAH

KATY GUILLEN & THE GIRLS / GRINDER NOVA

$7 IN ADVANCE / $10 DAY OF


Artist Bios

ROD HAMDALLAH

HAILING FROM ATLANTA, GA, GARAGE ROCKER ROD HAMDALLAH HAS BEEN TEARING UP THE SOUTHEAST'S VIBRANT MUSIC SCENE SINCE BEFORE HE WAS OLD ENOUGH TO ORDER HIS FIRST DRINK. AT 16, ROD BEGAN SOAKING UP THE SOUTHERN DELTA BLUES AND GARAGE ROCK SOUNDS AT A RELENTLESS PACE; INFLUENCED BY EARLY SOUL, BLUES AND GARAGE ROCK, ROD TOOK HIS SOUND TO ANOTHER LEVEL. AT 17, HE STARTED SHARING THE STAGE WITH INFLUENCES SUCH AS, SEAN COSTELLO, DEXTER ROMWEBER AND MORE.

 

ROD'S ORIGINAL MUSICAL ELEMENTS ARE ROOTED IN BLUES, GARAGE AND EARLY SOUL. LOW-FIDELITY, DARK STORYTELLING AND AMERICAN ROOTS MUSIC PLAY A BIG PART IN THE SONG WRITING. HE CREATES A SOUND THAT CAN BE LIKENED TO ARTISTS SUCH AS, THE FLAT DUO JETS, CAPTAIN BEEFHEART AND THE BLACK KEYS.

 

DEBUT EP, ‘THINK ABOUT IT’, RELEASED MAY 1ST 2014 IS A WAILING GARAGE ROCK STOMPER WITH LO-FI BLUESY VOCALS THROUGHOUT ALL 5 TRACKS. THE SINGLE "THINK ABOUT IT" KEEPS YOUR HEAD SHAKING WITH DIRTY GUITAR AND A PUNK ATTITUDE, WHILE THE SOULFUL VOCALS KEEP THEIR PLACE. "CARRY YOU HOME" FEATURING COLONEL J.D. WILKES OF TH' LEGENDARY SHACK SHAKERS ADDS BANJO AND DREAMY WURLITZER PIANO TO THE BLUESY WESTERN TUNE.

 

CRAFTING A SOUND FROM ALL INFLUENCES AND PERSONAL EXPERIENCE WITH DYNAMIC VARIATION AND MELODIC VOCALS.

KATY GUILLEN & THE GIRLS

Katy Guillen and The Girls, out of Kansas City, MO, formed in September of 2012. The blues influenced roots rock trio is made up of Katy Guillen (guitar, vocals), Claire Adams (bass, vocals), and Stephanie Williams (drums). The group’s sound is characterized by Guillen’s searing, lively guitar licks; Williams’ heavy, driving drums; and Adams’ rock solid bass lines. Guillen’s soulful vocals backed by Adams’ intense harmonies add a fierce punch to Guillen’s songwriting. KG&G draw influences everywhere from rock and roll contemporaries like Heartless Bastards and the timeless guitar god Jimi Hendrix to sweet songstress Patty Griffin. They’ve been known to pack a blues and BB-Q roadhouse, just as easily as they will fill up a multi bill rock/alternative venue.


GRINDER NOVA

From Atlanta, GA.