The4onthefloor & Filligar
w/ Gang of Thieves
Sunday, June 2, 2013
8:00pm to 12:00am
18+ $8 ADV // $10 DOS
The 4onthefloor’s new album, Spirit Of Minneapolis, evokes the spirit of American rebellion. That same pioneering spirit that brought us everything from modern aviation to rock & roll. Harnessing that spirit, the band is using it to break down modern music’s barriers down to our basic musical traditions. That ageless sound of rock & roll isn’t what it used to be, but the rumble of stomping feet emanating from Minneapolis is an omen of great things on the horizon.
The 4/4 beating of the bass drums recalls the American ideal of onward and upward, turning our prevailing spirits to the sky after a reaching the end of the land. The 4-barreled onslaught can be a train building up steam right behind you, the king of the jungle chasing you down, or your wheels on the highway. It’s the soundtrack of America moving forward.
Delta blues, classic rock, and a lifetime of attentive listening have produced a sound whose time has come. The energetic and powerful delivery of this band cannot be overstated. Their huge, soulful anthems leave nothing on the floor as Gabriel Douglas’ guttural howl soars through the ether.
There’s a readiness to be found in listeners now. The fervor of discovery and innovation is coming back to the American masses and the excitement surrounding the birth of rock & roll is now roaring out of the doldrums with a fury. Let go. Take flight. Indulge in life’s pleasures and stomp with them.
Hailed as “one of the best young bands in America,” Filligar is the rock n’ roll quartet comprised of the three Mathias brothers—Johnny, Pete, and Teddy—and their lifelong friend Casey Gibson. Drawing comparisons to a “young Rolling Stones” and called “the next Kings of Leon,” the band gives classic rock their own unique and distinctly modern edge. They’ve headlined sold out shows at the nation’s most acclaimed venues, toured the United Kingdom to wildly enthusiastic audiences, and recently supported both The Black Keys and My Morning Jacket. Their album The Nerve is currently nominated for Best Rock Album at the Independent Music Awards. In December 2011, the powerhouse music blog RSL named Filligar one of the top 8 live acts in the USA, along with fellow Windy City band Wilco.
Gang Of Thieves
Gang of Thieves is an unstoppable funky rock and roll machine! Hang on
to your hats and get ready for an unforgettable live performance when this
funky crew comes to town. Hailing out of Burlington, Vermont, the Gang
has become the pinnacle of the modern day touring lifestyle, spending up
to 9 months on the road each year. The band recently spent the month of
May in in Berkeley, CA recording a new album with Michael Rosen, who
won a Grammy for engineering Shaman by Santana. The Gang is planning
to release the new Album this summer, thanks to their recently successful
kickstarter project, to help fund the new album. Check it out here: http://
Originally formed in January 2009, Gang of Thieves has endured a wild four
year ride of DIY nation-wide tours and both self produced and professional
recordings. While the origin and beginnings of the Gang are remembered
fondly and key to making the band who they are today, only recently did
they become the powerhouse group they were meant to be. The raw talent,
musical intuition, and dedication to the touring lifestyle each member brings
to the group, completed the Gang as a face of the Rock and Roll future in
Gang of Thieves have now performed all over the United States, including
a show in Albany, NY with big name artist Skid Row. From the legendary
Phoenix Theater in Petaluma, CA to the Hard Rock Cafe in Boston, Ma they
have stolen hearts and been met with absolute enthusiasm everywhere they