Mon, Aug. 27th, 2012
BMI, Yuengling, New Belgium, Starry Nights Music Festival & Yellowberri Music Cooperative present
8 off 8th : Bowling Green Invasion V
featuring Televermin, Fair-Weather Kings, Kentucky Prophet, Canago, Heavy Chase, Schools, Opossum Holler & The Lost River Cavemen
Bowling Green Invasion V
Presented by Yellowberri Music Cooperative
and Starry Nights Music Festival
The Lost River Cavemen
8 off 8th
BMI presents 8 off 8th
Whether it's launching fledging acts fresh out of the garage or showcasing the latest buzz bands, 8 off 8th's rapid-fire three-song sets satisfy audiences chasing the next big thing. Every Monday night at Mercy Lounge, come enjoy $1 off all Yuengling and New Belgium products while you soak in the sounds of Nashville's finest musical offerings.
Free, 9 pm, 21+.
Bowling Green Invasion V
Well, it all started a long time ago, when the first needle was gently dropped into the perfectly carved groove on the warm, crisp disc we all know and love to be vinyl.
Many years later a magical thing happened. When two bands love each other very much, they let each other know via name-calling and sitting outside during the others set. Luckily for us, we hated each other. The queer brigade known as YORK decided one day to create musical fusion with guitarist Lindsey. The chaos that ensued was nothing short of every classic rock band setting up on a train track and simultaneously playing, only to be painfully mutilated by their own equipment as the 5 o'clock train decided to be punctual for once.
As you can probably guess, it didn't really happen like that at all. It actually started with America's roots- The Blues. Every Sunday night members Graham McKillip, Joseph Jones, and Alex Lindsey played at the KY BLUES Jam at WhaBah's Steakhouse, soon launching them to Beale Street. It was too much fun to let die. It was after this, that NOVA COMA and YORK joined as one. The progressive, fast-paced, improvisational rhythm section complimented by dirty, catchy rock/punk Guitar and vocals made for a beautiful blend of... HEAVY. Former NOVA COMA drummer/vocalist Johny Lovan was moved into the spotlight as front man, creating the idealistic 4 piece rock band. Meat & Potatoes. But what about dessert? We asked ourselves the same thing. Parker Hanna had the answer, and his slick keys and tasteful guitar work were the ice cream sundae we were missing. So eat up, Bowling Green.
Fair-Weather Kings formed in Bowling Green Ky during the summer of 2011. Striving to create energetic, unique, "living" music they wrote and rehearsed all through the final months of 2011. Shortly after the new year they played their first show locally with great reception. Their self-titled debut EP is now available via digital download on most major outlets and physical copies are for sale at their shows, online order, by request, or at The Great Escape Records & Comics in Bowling Green. "Melody of Signs," the single from this release, is currently in rotation at two Bowling Green Ky radio stations, and is also being marketed for tv/film licensing.
Kentucky Prophet has inflicted two self-released CDs upon the public at small. 2005's "Brain Rap" was a 6-song EP that featured his earliest recordings, followed up by 2007's full-length "Beyond The Fringe". He has toured all over North America, from Vancouver to Orlando, from Ithaca to San Diego. Mostly, he can be found in the Kentucky area. That's right, he hasn't "gone Hollywood". Yet.
Kentucky Prophet has shared the stage with many fine acts, including Frank Black, Mike Doughty, Th' Legendary Shack Shakers, Leslie & The Ly's, Ra The Rugged Man, and Lost Sounds.
Accompanied by an mp3 player filled with his instrumentals, Kentucky Prophet gives a crazed, fun show filled with fat beats for dancin' and grindin'. But the fun is watching as Mike Farmer's inner dialogue leaks out of him and into the microphone. Sex, sports, politics, sex, stupidity, and pop culture are often what grinds his gears and teeth, so he ends up sharing that with the crowd. It is usually funny and occasionally awkward.
Canago formed in Summer 2009. Since their inception Canago has performed hundreds of shows and played in 20+ cities. They have shared the stage with Cage The Elephant, Morning Teleportation, Manchester Orchestra, Sleeper Agent, Moon Taxi, Perpetual Groove and Zoogma. Canago has also made appearances at such festivals as Starry Nights Music Festival, Head Jamz Music Festival, and Werk Out.
Ladies and Gentlemen ...
Opossum Holler is a high octane blend of rock,punkabilly and doom influences. Hailing from Clarksville, Tennessee, the Holler was born in an abandoned Mason's lodge on the Cumberland river. Featuring the lightning fast guitar work of Lloyd Nicely, the precision drumming of Matt Devore and the rock solid bass work of Brad Ausbrooks, Opossum Holler is a down home rock and roll experience you have to see to believe.
The Lost River Cavemen
The Lost River Cavemen combine Bluegrass, Jazz, Rockabilly and more to create a sound & show that make dancing & drinking infectious. Featuring Fiddle & Upright Bass, they not only sound great, but look good doing it. With their third studio album in the works, these boys are just getting started.