Sun, Nov 19 7:00PM
The Music Room

THE DREADED MARCO / A SLOW BOAT TO CHINA / ALIAS PATRICK KELLY

$10 IN ADVANCE / 12 DAY OF / $60 VIP TABLES


Artist Bios

THE DREADED MARCO

The Dreaded Marco is truly a killer live band. One of the last in a dying breed.

If there's an entire sub genre of this wide spectrum rock & roll called "shoegaze", The Dreaded Marco are the inventors of "booty shake" as a sub genre. A dance-able rhythm drives each song, melodies are thoughtful and designed to rattle around the listener's head for days on end. The band plays together in a way that weaves itself, ducking and making room for one another, rising and over lapping, until what is left is a strong and undeniable wall of sound that inspires hips to sway, heads to nod (even bang), and fans to sing every word at the top of their lungs.


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]


ALIAS PATRICK KELLY

I am a solo artist who has recently released an album titled Corruptibility Index. The album was recorded as a full band experience but live I perform alone with only my voice, my guitar, and my songs. I am currently looking to book gigs as an original artist. I am not a performer of cover songs. I am most interested in performing anywhere between 30-60 minute sets. I can play longer if needed. 
My live influences are Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits, Jason Isbell, and sincerity.

I am currently the bass player for James Hall and have also played bass for The Goodies, The Greater Vavoom, The Halls of Jupiter, The Warm Gunns, and Open Sky Separators.