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 MUSIC SCENE SINCE BEFORE HE WAS OLD ENOUGH TO HAVE HIS FIRST DRINK.

BY AGE 16, ROD WAS SOAKING UP GARAGE ROCK AND SOUTHERN DELTA BLUES AND MASTERING IT TECHNICALLY AT A RELENTLESS PACE.

SUBSEQUENTLY INFLUENCED BY EARLY SOUL AS WELL, HAMDALLAH TOOK HIS MUSIC TO YET ANOTHER LEVEL; AND BY AGE 17, HE WAS SHARING THE STAGE WITH INFLUENCES SUCH AS BLUES PRODIGY SEAN COSTELLO, JACK WHITE MENTOR DEXTER ROMWEBER AND MANY, MANY MORE.

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

THINK ABOUT IT, HAMDALLAH’S DEBUT EP, WAS RELEASED MAY 1ST, 2014. IT IS A WAILING GARAGE-ROCK STOMPER WITH BLUESY, LO-FI VOCALS ALL THROUGHOUT ITS FIVE TRACKS. THE SINGLE "THINK ABOUT IT" WILL KEEP YOUR HEAD BOBBING WITH ITS DIRTY GUITAR AND PUNK ROCK ATTITUDE, ALL WHILE HIS SOULFUL VOCALS THREAD THROUGHOUT.

"CARRY YOU HOME" FEATURES COLONEL J.D. WILKES, OF THE LEGENDARY SHACK SHAKERS, A BAND ROD HAS TOURED WITH WORLDWIDE.

CRAFTING A SOUND FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCE, DYNAMIC VARIATION AND MELODIC VOCALS, ROD HAMDALLAH STANDS POISED TO TAKE THIS SHOW ON THE ROAD… AND AROUND THE WORLD! BECAUSE, FOR ROD, HUNGER IS HIS MAIN HALLMARK. IT IS AN UNDENIABLE QUALITY IN HIS SOUL.


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.