Beitthemeans, New Mantra, Doc Holiday

Beitthemeans

New Mantra

Doc Holiday

Fri · April 21, 2017

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm (event ends at 2:00 am)

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

Beitthemeans
Beitthemeans
Just when you thought Southern rock was said and done, along comes Beitthemeans, swaggering out from a dark shed somewhere deep in the pines of Sylacauga, Alabama. The name is fitting for a power trio that is all about boot straps, whether it's pulling them up or using them to beat their way out of a smoldering genre that could benefit from a whipping or two. With swelling riffs, bluesy throwbacks
and a lead singer with a screech that must be part owl, BITM certainly cracks the whip on Southern rock.

Bassist Casey Wilson, drummer Nathan Kelley and singer/guitarist Josh Jones partnered with Birmingham's Ol Elegante studios and producer Lester Nuby for the band's latest effort, Head Held High.

It's a natural pairing, considering Nuby's roots in alternative Southern rock. He currently plays in a Birmingham-based band called Vulture Whale, was a founding member of the band Verbena and has worked extensively with folks like Amy Ray and Dave Grohl.

"They're Southern rock, no doubt, but with a hint of the occult," Nuby says. "And, lyrically it's completely truthful…singing songs about salvation and sin, about getting by in crazy, small-town Alabama."

It doesn't hurt either, that Jones' startling scream is a full-on invocation to the dirty ghosts of rock and roll's past, present and future. The band challenges all that has been and is to come of Southern rock and roll, making Head Held High a revival of sorts. Instead of resting on the laurels of the music royalty they admire: Son House, Led Zeppelin, The Allman Brothers, Soundgarden, Nirvana, BITM left inspiration at the shed door and emerged on their own time, only after capturing a hell-bent sound they could claim as their own. And that's what rebel punks should do.
New Mantra
New Mantra
Rock / Hard Rock / Funk Rock from Athens GA

Formerly The Athens Band, New Mantra is a hard rock band from Athens, GA, who spent the last 7 years cultivating an intense live show, full of their original music as well as some of your favorite covers. Currently supporting their self-titled album, the band strives to deliver a set that is energetic and engaging, leaving you with a show you wont forget.
Doc Holiday
Doc Holiday
Alabama Blues Punk from Tuscaloosa AL

Doc Holiday is an American Blues-Punk band originally formed in Pendleton, South Carolina, currently composed of Aaron Langford, Seth Burden, Spencer Burden and Daniel Parker. The group relocated to Tuscaloosa, Alabama in January of 2016.
Venue Information:
The Nick
2514 10th Ave S
Birmingham, AL, 35205
http://www.thenickrocks.com/