Attention Athens, GA! The Road to RedGorilla is headed your way, and we’re bringing some stellar music with us! Road to RedGorilla will be at Tasty World in Athens, GA on December 6 2008. The Winter Sounds, Part Bear and Sonia Leigh will be gracing you with their presence and competing for a spot at The RedGorilla Music Fest in Austin, TX next March. Because the winner will be decided by the fans everyone needs to come show their support for all three bands, and scream your little hearts out for your favorite performers. The show starts at 9 p.m. with a $7 cover. For more information or involvement in The Road To RedGorilla or RedGorilla Music Festival, visit http://www.redgorillamusic.com or contact us at Info@RedGorillaMusic.com. Now a little something about the bands you’ll be hearing in Athens, GA. (We don’t play favorites people these are in no particular order)
This trio from Athens will have you tapping your toes for sure! Their blend of indie rock and polished pop has won them a local following and regional tour success. “The name Part Bear is a reference to our music…and I’m hairy,” says singer and guitarist Gray Griggs. “We are a good ole’ rock band … nothing too fancy. We’re just in it to win it.” Part Bear’s live energetic shows, and charisma on stage may be enough to win them a spot on next year’s RedGorilla Music Fest, but that my friends is up to you. Don’t miss Part Bear at Tasty World in Athens on December 6!
The Winter Sounds
With an incredible tour history behind them, The Winter Sounds are the perfect example of a DIY band looking to make it big. The four-piece came to be in January of 2006 as a way for singer/songwriter Patrick Keenan to document his ideas. As time progressed the group decided to take their sound on the road, perfecting each riff, chord, and melody until landing a deal with indie label Livewire Recordings. The freshman effort, Porcelain Empire, encompasses “the sound of all season, evoking every shimmering, driving, melodic and melancholic cornerstone of the last two decades of indie rock.” (Heeb Magazine) By infusing elements of new wave, punk, and synth pop into their carefully crafted and lyrically inspiring songs to create a wholly new sound. This summer The Winter Sounds released their second studio album, Pinebox, complete with an international tour to promote the record. As part of that tour, The Winter Sounds have agreed to grace us with their presence at this year’s Road to RedGorilla showcase in Athens, GA. Visit http://www.thewintersounds.com/music for more information of The Winter Sounds and a complete list of tour dates and music.
Sonia Leigh is a singer/songwriter from Atlanta, Georgia. Her gritty vocals and poetically compelling lyrics, grab her listeners with raw honesty and primal emotion. Leigh brings an electrifying excitement to the stage with her unbridled passion and rebellious charm as she easily and immediately establishes a bond with her audience through the sincerity of her haunting voice. Coupled with soulful lyrics, excellent musicianship and sultry appearance, there’s no denying Leigh’s talent and poise as an independent artist today. Drawing on influences such as Bob Dylan, Jackson Browne, Bruce Springsteen, Melissa Etheridge, The Cure, Everclear, and even Tupac, Leigh released “Run or Surrender” in 2007. Now, Sonia Leigh wants to share her talents and passions with you! Check out Sonia Leigh on the Road to RedGorilla’s Athens, GA stop on December 6 and help her secure a spot at the festival next March.