WHERE: Ambrose West, 312 Haywood Road, 28806
WHEN: Thursday May 17, 2018
DOORS: 7pm | SHOW: 8pm
GENRE: funk vs. americana!
AGES: all ages
SEATS: seated general admission
TICKETS: $8 adv. / $10 d.o.s. / $15 vip (guaranteed seat in 1st 3 rows!)
WEB LISTING: http://www.ambrosewest.com/stank
Charles Walker Band:
HEAR SOME MUSIC: https://soundcloud.com/charles-walker-5/sets/ghetto-prophet
SEE A VIDEO: https://youtu.be/owmgPrms4r8
Deliciously Stanky. Dynamically Funky. Recklessly Hopeful. Grounded in soul, the Charles Walker Band has been compared to Prince, Bruno Mars, The Brand New Heavys, and James Brown. The Milwaukee based band has refined their sound into Neo-Funk, a fusion of funk infused rhythms with pop melodies. The three-piece band rehearses tirelessly in Charles’ basement, amidst couches and low ceilings, Charles having to stoop the entire time. Surprisingly, at the band’s shows, there are no fans. There is only family. The question posed at the beginning of the first song is, Are we family or not? The band evokes positive energy to their family members, who say they always feel better than when they arrived. The Charles Walker Band is Deliciously Stanky. Dynamically Funky. Recklessly Hopeful.
HEAR SOME MUSIC: thehollowsonline.bandcamp.com
SEE A VIDEO: https://youtu.be/uljE40rGoj8
The Hollows' most recent full-length album Between the Water and the Wonder Wheel was produced by John Siket (Phish, Sonic Youth, Dave Matthews Band) and has received airplay on over 100 radio stations across the country. The music video for the album’s first single, “Mountains to the Sea,” was featured on Billboard, and the record has garnered additional attention from Daytrotter, Paste Magazine, and more. Their latest recording project was at Leesta Vall studios in New York City, where the name of the game is recording unique, limited edition handmade lathe-cut records. Previous discography includes their debut album Belong to the Land (2011), a self-titled EP (2012), and a live album, Neverending Show (2013). The music has received numerous accolades and appeared in three feature films.The band has become known for their rip-roaring live shows, and has toured nationally in 27 states.
The sound of The Hollows is uniquely New York: a contradictory, harmonic melting pot that takes all its roots, twists them around, and produces something else; something new. With no frontman (or four frontmen), the result is a distinct blend of voices, instruments and musical personalities, a carnival on wheels, a one-man band in four bodies that owns the stage with all the mobile, rhythmic ease of a seasoned railroad gang.