Sat, Dec 02 • 8:30PM
The Music Room
$20 IN ADVANCE / $25 DAY OF / $125 VIP TABLES
"The White Animals expanded people’s minds, and I mean that in every sense imaginable. They were a party band with a mission and a conscience, leading a wondrously sweaty, somewhat stoned parade that encouraged everyone to let go of their troubles, to move, to enjoy being alive, and to love one another." Michael McCall - Freelance Writer & Critic
"The White Animals are the great lost American rock band of the 80s -- a ferocious live act (any band that shared a stage with them did so at their peril) and true musical visionaries whose ahead of its time mix of 60s garage-punk energy, British Invasion song structures, and dub reggae soundscapes by way of Lee Perry still sounds utterly fresh and contemporary. Perhaps the world wasn't ready for the Animals back when, but with the release of their long overdue career retrospective, "3000 Nights in Babylon," we've been granted a second chance. Don't blow it, world." Steve Simels, STEREO REVIEW
Navajo Joe is a hook-focused power trio from Atlanta, Georgia. The name is inspired by the 1966 spaghetti western movie starring icon Burt Reynolds. Like a movie about the American west starring Italians and filmed in Spain, the three band members have a varied music history behind them, over the years having toured regionally, held residencies at local bars, played corporate events, office parties, and charity benefits, in Atlanta as well as across the Southeast and Midwest. Joe Ciucci (drums, vocals), Dean Siewert (bass, vocals), and Jeff Siewert (guitar, bottle opener) first got together in 2014 just for the joy of playing songs they have enjoyed throughout the years. Navajo Joe’s list of influences is long and broad, but together on their own material or on favorite cover tunes, they found a raw, fun energy that has had them ready to play across metro area. Their sound has been described as an infused smoothie of Americana, rock, power-pop, and 80’s college alternative styles - perhaps if Hüsker Dü covered The Raspberries, Steve Earle jammed with The Foo Fighters, The Replacements sang Three Dog Night, Matthew Sweet played a Velvet Underground tribute, John Cougar performed with The dB's, or Joan Jett joined Wilco. They collaborated with award-winning Atlanta producer Mike Froedge to put out their first single and have more material coming out this Fall.