Band of Heathens to Perform at The Southgate House on 7/29

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Band of Heathens

July 29, 2011
Band of Heathens
Southgate House
24 E Third St, Newport, KY
8:30pm doors / 9:30pm show
$10 ADV / $13 DOS
All Ages

AUSTIN, Texas — 2010 was a year of making noise and news for the Band of Heathens. With 200-plus show dates, a fifth anniversary celebration, appearances at Lollapalooza and other top national festivals and a taping of Austin City Limits with Elvis Costello, it is remarkable that the Heathens even found time to write and record a new studio album, but they did.

The result is Top Hat Crown & the Clapmaster’s Son, a surprising, multi-faceted gem of a disc. Their third studio album and the fifth release overall, Top Hat Crown displays the wide range of classic influences fans and critics have come to admire in the band, yet they’ve added, built and grown. Producer George Reiff, celebrated for his work with the Black Crowes’ Chris Robinson, the Courtyard Hounds (Martie Maguire and Emily Robison of the Dixie Chicks) and Ray Wylie Hubbard, tended to the album’s vibe and spirit, which is reaching, rocking, bluesy, funky and enjoyable as hell, from its rocking opening to its serene acoustic conclusion.

The Band of Heathens is constantly being compared to The Band because of the musical finesse that overlays their timeless, rootsy core. And the three founding members are all skilled multi-instrumentalists who can play almost any position in the field. But TBoH has reached so many fans so fast because of the echoes of and subtle homage to so many different artists at the core of the Americana canon, including Tom Petty, Tony Joe White, the Grateful Dead, Leon Russell, George Harrison, and other rarified stylists. You can hear a little of all that at a Heathens show or on disc, and Top Hat Crown feels like the most coherent and mature encapsulation of those elements so far.

TOUR DATES:

Thu, Jun 16th 5:00pm – Bond, State Bridge Amphitheater
Fri, Jun 17th 10:00pm – Denver, CO Cervantes’ Other Side
Sat, Jun 18th 4:00pm – Salida, CO Fibark Festival at Salida Rotary Ampitheater
Sun, Jun 19th 8:00pm – Durango, CO The Abbey Theatre
Tue, Jun 21st 8:00pm – Amarillo, TX Golden Light Cantina
Wed, Jun 22nd 9:00pm – Fort Worth, TX 8.0’s Restaurant & Bar
Thu, Jun 23rd 8:00pm – Austin, TX Shady Grove
Sat, Jun 25th 8:30pm – The Woodlands, TX Dosey Doe Coffee Shop
Sun, Jun 26th 5:00pm – Plano, TX Love and War – Plano
Thu, Jun 30th 9:00pm – Corpus Christi, TX Brewster Street Icehouse with Jonathan Tyler and Northern Lights
Fri, Jul 1st 8:00pm – South Padre Island, TX Schlitterbahn Beach Water Park with Kevin Fowler, Eli Young Band
Sun, Jul 3rd 9:00pm – New Braunfels, TX Gruene Hall
Sat, Jul 9th 8:00pm – Dallas, TX 100 Year Celebration Sons of Hermann Hall
Sat, Jul 16th 9:00pm – Austin, TX The Parish Parish Room
Tue, Jul 26th 9:00pm – Kansas City, MO Knuckleheads Saloon
Wed, Jul 27th 8:00pm – Saint Louis, MO Off Broadway
Thu, Jul 28th 9:00pm – Chicago, IL Schubas Tavern
Fri, Jul 29th 8:00pm – Newport, KY Southgate House
Sat, Jul 30th 9:00pm – Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom & Tavern
Wed, Aug 3rd 8:00pm – Brooklyn, NY Union Hall
Thu, Aug 4th 8:00pm – South Burlington, VT Higher Ground
Fri, Aug 5th 6:30pm – Northampton, MA Iron Horse
Sat, Aug 6th 8:00pm – Sellersville, PA Sellersville Theater 1894
Tue, Aug 9th 7:00pm – Exton, PA Eagleview Concerts in the Square
Thu, Aug 11th 8:00pm – Washington, DC Hill Country Barbecue
Fri, Aug 12th 9:00pm – Raleigh, NC The Pour House Music Hall
Sat, Aug 13th 10:00pm – Charlotte, NC Visulite Theatre
Thu, Aug 18th 7:00pm – New Braunfels, TX White Water Amphitheater
Sat, Aug 20th 6:30pm – Frisco, CO Music On Main Street
Thu, Aug 25th 8:00pm – Fort Smith, AR Neumeier’s Rib Room & Beer Garden
Fri, Aug 26th 8:00pm – Paola, KS Paola Roots Festival
Sun, Sep 4th 9:00pm – Kerrville, TX Kerrville Wine and Music Festival
Wed, Sep 14th 8:00pm – Tuolumne, CA Black Oak Casino
Sun, Sep 18th 1:00pm – Lotus, CA American River Music Festival
Wed, Sep 21st 9:00pm – Eugene, OR Sam Bond’s Garage
Sun, Sep 25th 4:00pm – Page, AZ Powellapalooza

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