Rainbow Kitten Surprise - Friend, Love, Freefall Tour

Mon May 14 2018

8:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

The Van Buren

401 West Van Buren Street Phoenix, AZ 85003

Ages 16+

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  • Rainbow Kitten Surprise

    Rainbow Kitten Surprise

    Alternative

    Rainbow Kitten Surprise and all five of its members hail from the mountains of Boone, North Carolina. With chilling harmonies, dynamic instrumentation, and introspective lyrics, their distinct sound takes influence from artists like Modest Mouse and Kings of Leon.
     
    RKS was formed in early 2013 when the first two members, Sam Melo and Darrick "Bozzy" Keller, began writing and composing music together in their dorm. What started as just two college students with acoustic guitars would soon turn into a full-fledged band. The addition of Ethan Goodpaster on lead guitar, Charlie Holt on bass, and Jess Haney on drums brought the group full circle.
     
    After riveting performances at CMJ and Savannah Stopover, their fan base has grown from the small college town of Boone to all over the world. In 2015, their hit “Devil Like Me”, was included on Spotify’s Viral 50 Chart peaking at #16 in the U.S. and #6 in Canada.  Building on the success of releases Seven + Mary [2013] and RKS [2015], the group closed out 2016 with a streak of 14 sold out U.S. shows from Athens, GA to Boston, MA.
     
    Rainbow Kitten Surprise will be touring extensively and working on new music in 2017.

  • Brent Cowles

    Brent Cowles

    Alternative Rock

    “HOW TO BE OKAY ALONE.” That’s what Brent Cowles scribbled in a notebook one
    afternoon as he grappled with the complexities of his newfound independence. It was
    meant to be the start of a list, a survival guide for navigating the solitude and
    loneliness of our increasingly isolated world, but instead, it turned out to be a dead
    end recipe for writer’s block.
    “I realized then that I actually didn’t know how to be okay alone,” reflects the Denver
    native. “But I also realized that it was okay not to know.”
    A deeply honest, intensely personal portrait, the record channels loss and anxiety into
    acceptance and triumph as Cowles learns to make peace with his demons and redirect
    his search for satisfaction inwards. Blurring the lines between boisterous indie rock,
    groovy R&B, and contemplative folk, the music showcases both Cowles’ infectious
    sense of melody and his stunning vocals, which seem to swing effortlessly from
    quavering intimacy to a soulful roar as they soar atop his exuberant, explosive
    arrangements.
    Growing up, Cowles first discovered the power of his voice singing hymns at his
    father’s church in Colorado Springs. Having a pastor for a parent meant heavy
    involvement in religious life, but Cowles never quite seemed to fit in. At 16 he fell in
    love with secular music; at 17 he recorded his first proper demos in a friend’s
    basement; at 18 he was married; at 19 he was divorced. Meanwhile, what began as a
    solo musical project blossomed into the critically acclaimed band You Me & Apollo,
    which quickly took over his life. The Denver Post raved that the group created “some
    of the most exciting original music in Colorado,” while Westword proclaimed that
    their live show was a “clinic in roots rock mixed with old-school swing and blues,” and
    Seattle NPR station KEXP hailed “Cowles’ Otis Redding and Sam Cooke inspired
    vocals.” The band released two albums and toured nationally before they called it
    quits and amicably went their separate ways.
    The parting was a necessary but difficult one for Cowles. In the ensuing months and
    years, he would find himself alone more than ever before, at one point living out of
    his Chevy Tahoe just to make ends meet. But rather than break him, the experience
    only strengthened his resolve, and ‘How To Be Okay Alone’ finds him thriving in the
    driver’s seat as a solo artist, making the most of solitude while still appreciating that
    it’s only human to need love and friendship.
    “Hell if I know how to be okay alone,” Cowles reflects on it all with a laugh. “All I
    know is that I’m grateful for the people that I have, because I don’t think that anyone can get through this life by themselves"

Stateside Presents & Live Nation:

Rainbow Kitten Surprise - Friend, Love, Freefall Tour

Mon May 14 2018 8:00 PM

(Doors 7:00 PM)

The Van Buren Phoenix AZ
Rainbow Kitten Surprise - Friend, Love, Freefall Tour
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Ages 16+