Please join Southbound and The Sociables on Saturday, April 22, 2023 at Shank Hall for “Southern Rock Night”. This show will feature Southern Rock & Roll all night with performances of bands such as, The Allman Brothers Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, ZZ Top, The Marshall Tucker Band, The Outlaws, Molly Hatchet, Blackberry Smoke, Blackfoot, The Black Crowes and more!
The Sociables will start this sizzling night at 8:00 PM. A Milwaukee institution, The Sociables live show draws a devoted following and has an uncanny ability to relate to those with a love of music. The Sociables have opened for Molly Hatchet, REO Speedwagon, Foghat, Marshall Tucker Band, George Thorogood, Kansas, the Outlaws, and many more. The Sociables have been nominated for the WAMI “Top Cover Rock Band” category numerous times. "The group strives to be a Southern Rock powerhouse and has, in turn, gained the respect of the artists who made this music popular,” from the VanZant Brothers. Bobby Ingham & Phil McCormick from Molly Hatchet stated, “If it wasn’t for bands like the Sociables our music may not be in such demand in the Milwaukee area." Doug Grey from The Marshall Tucker Band has been a friend for a long time and has also provided positive comments on the band. Most of the national acts always wonder why The Sociables are not out nationally.
Southbound will hit the stage at approximately 9:45 PM and will bring forth their special blend of Southern Rock that Southeast Wisconsin has enjoyed for more than 30 years. Southbound specializes in classic, blues, and southern rock with a jam-based groove. With a reputation of producing authentic versions of the best rock music in history, Southbound maintains the integrity of music they cover while adding a touch of their own originality and improvisation. Southbound has enjoyed much success in the Midwest performing in front of large audiences and high-profile concerts. Southbound has built an extraordinary following which appeals to a wide range of music lovers who appreciate great rock and roll. “Southbound is like the house band for the entire city of Milwaukee, playing practically every week at bars, clubs, and festivals, as well as traveling throughout the state. Though the group packs its sets with crowd-pleasing covers, Southbound recorded a CD of original compositions. So, in addition to works by the Allman Brothers (whose “Southbound” inspired this band’s name), the Grateful Dead, and the Rolling Stones, fans can now shout for Southbound’s own material…” – The Onion. “The knock on ‘cover bands’ - groups that play songs written by others - is that lack of original material (whatever that means) automatically assigns them second-class status. The sentiment ignores the fact that much of today’s ‘post modern,’ ‘Information Age’ music – sample based electronic and hip-hop, for example - is culled, with varying degrees of legality, from previously recorded or written material. It also fails to recognize that some cover bands please crowds by combining accessible material with top-notch musicianship, including improvisation within cover songs. The members of the local band Southbound, who play tunes by the Grateful Dead, Allman Brothers, Doors and others, aren’t exactly losing sleep over the cover band label.” – Milwaukee Magazine
Be sure to purchase your tickets early for this double billing of two of Milwaukee’s favorite bands. $17 Advance Tickets and $20 at the Door. Doors open at 7:00 PM and show starts at 8:00 PM.
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