GRITTY CITY STRINGFEST
THE HAYMARKET SQUARES, RUN BOY RUN, LAURA & THE KILLED MEN, DJ SHANE KENNEDY
Sat, April 29, 2017
$10.00 - $12.00
This event is 21 and over
GRITTY CITY STRINGFEST brings together Arizona’s most interesting string bands for one night of grass-fueled fun in downtown Phoenix.
The Inaugural Fest features THE HAYMARKET SQUARES + RUN BOY RUN + LAURA & THE KILLED MEN + DJ SHANE KENNEDY!http://www.valleybarphx.com/event/1450039/
The Inaugural Fest features THE HAYMARKET SQUARES + RUN BOY RUN + LAURA & THE KILLED MEN + DJ SHANE KENNEDY!
Armed with tight vocal harmonies, bluegrass instruments and a heaping dose of righteous anger, The Haymarket Squares are Arizona's premier purveyors of punk grass.
Although they've been together for less than 2 years, Mark, Marc and John have played more than 100 shows in Arizona and the western U.S. They've developed a loyal following among punks, anarchists, hippies, activists and other thinking folks who appreciate rabble-rousing lyrics wrapped in a catchy melody.
Known for long sets and short songs, a typical Haymarket Squares show features ecstatic dancing, blindingly fast mandolin, and broad smiles. Who knew changing the world (or at least singing about it) could be so much fun?
Laura's partnership with the Killed Men began in August of 2014 after a joint tour with Laura's solo act and Tucson's chamber indie rock sweethearts, Sun Bones. The two acts combined forces (Laura is now a member of Sun Bones as well) and have just completed a nine-week tour in support of their album, "One Bell."
"A sound reminiscent of S.F.'s
creative, experimental heyday where folk, rock, country and blues were
melded into a LSD-inspired cauldron.... [Laura's voice has] the power and melodic range to make fire." --Dave Monterey (Song Dog Music Blog)
"The 6-track EP, One Bell, offers a timeless Americana certain to enchant listeners of every age. On One Bell, an earthen musicality meets the golden-hued voice of Laura Kepner-Adney for a collection that is elegant rather than quaint, something the genre could use a little bit more of these days." (Yab Yum Music and Arts)
130 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ, 85004