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The Bright Light Social Hour With The Thing

Tuesday April 23, 2024 08:00 PM EDT
Cost: $15.00 - $20.00

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The Garden Club Presents:THE BRIGHT LIGHT SOCIAL HOURwith The ThingThe Garden Club at Wild Heaven West EndTuesday, April 23rdDoors: 7:00 PM   Show: 8:00 PMGeneral Admission Tickets:$15.00 Early Promo Code, Use code “SLIPSTREAM” for the first 50 tickets or through Friday, March 15th at 11:00 am$18.00 Advance, $20.00 Day of Show (plus taxes & fees)Ages: All
Genre: Rock/PopStyle: Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Neo-PsychedeliaR.I.Y.L.: Cloud Cult, Dr. Dog, Fly Golden Eagle, Heartless Bastards, Israel Nash, J. Roddy Walston and the Business, Jim James, Mobley, Saint Motel, The Black Angels, The Mars Volta, The Moondoggies, The Flaming Lips, Echo & The Bunnymen, Tame Impala, Beach House, Mercury Rev, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, The Church, Lenny Kravitz, The Apples In Stereo, Sapcemen 3, Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci, Super Fury Animals, Neutral Milk Hotel, Kula Shaker, Brian Jonestown Massacre, My Morning Jacket, Of Montreal, Soundtrack of Our Lives, Elf Power, Beck, Toro Y Moi
THE BRIGHT LIGHT SOCIAL HOURAustin natives The Bright Light Social Hour return with the second single from their forthcoming album Emergency Leisure (August 2, Escondido Sound). “Prefecture” showcases their love of dark synths, Afrobeat rhythms and a potent blend of electro-soul instrumentation in the context of a full indie band environment. Founded by Jackie O’Brien (bass/vocals) and Curtis Roush (guitar/vocals), and joined by Mia Carruthers (keys/vocals), Zac Catanzaro (drums) and Juan Alfredo Ríos (percussion), the band have their sights on a full North American tour, proliferating the retro-future-dance sound of their new album. It’s a track with an astonishing story, centered around newly-found tour photographer Jaycee Grover sacrificing a huge part of her life to travel and tour with the band she loved. Jaycee and her photography are featured in the unconventional Oswaldo Flórez-directed live video.
The band’s music is characterized by its unique and innovative nature, constantly evolving and pushing boundaries. Their discography includes four studio albums to date, with Space Is Still the Place and Jude I & II receiving high praise from critics. Not only have they composed original soundtracks for popular media outlets such as HBO, MTV, and Nintendo, but they were also commissioned by Bryan Cranston to write and record the award-winning theme for Amazon’s “Sneaky Pete.” Their live performances are renowned for their explosive energy and have been featured at high-profile festivals such as Austin City Limits and Lollapalooza, as well as opening for notable acts like Aerosmith, Osees, and The Flaming Lips. Their innovative sound has garnered critical acclaim from esteemed publications such as CLASH, NPR, The Wild Honey Pie, Earmilk, and many others.
“‘Prefecture’ is the story of Jaycee, a fan who left her life in Utah—along with her marriage and the Mormon church—to join us on tour as a photographer, eventually becoming a dear friend and creating the art for the upcoming album. The first half reclaims autonomy from an oppressive religion or lover. The instrumental second half embodies the ecstatic lightness of newfound freedom, of finding God on the dance floor.” –Jackie O’Brien
Previous single “Not New” showcases a band reaching peak song-writing prowess, a tight yet bewildering journey with groove-rich drums, psychedelic synths and a dirty dancefloor payoff that would make Nile Rodgers blush. With further singles, a new album, and much touring on the horizon, 2023 is looking like an incredible year for the Austin-based outfit.
“‘Not New’ is a late night smoldering in a Québécois alley punctuated by three-part harmony, dusty driving drums, fat Mustang bass, glitter and congas. It’s our first single as a renewed band in advance of our fifth album, a homespun moody after hours soundtrack to strange times called Emergency Leisure.” -Curtis Roush
THE THINGThe Thing is a four piece rock band out of Brooklyn, New York. Composed of Jack Bradely (guitar), Michael Carter (guitar), Lucas Ebeling (drums) and frontman Zane Acord (vocals, bass). Their debut album ‘Here’s The Thing’ was released in April 2023 which was celebrated with a release show in Brooklyn NY at Baby’s Alright supported by Mike Sabbath and the Moongirls. The band has a healthy amount of touring on the horizon in 2024 and will be playing these new songs in cities throughout the eastern half of the country!

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1010 White St SW
Atlanta, GA 30310