On Friday January 2nd, 2015 Cincinnati’s latest breakout rock act, Electric Citizen, will play the Woodward Theater in Downtown Cincinnati, alongside 2 of the finest bands in the midwest rock scene — Midpoint Music Fest standout, All Them Witches from Nashville, TN and Alive Naturalsound Records favorite, Mount Carmel from Columbus, OH. The show is already creating quite a buzz, and promises to be the best way to break in your 2015.
About Electric Citizen
After winning the 2014 Cincinnati Music Entertainment award in the rock category, and signing to Los Angeles based record label, Riding Easy Records, Cincinnati heavy rock act, Electric Citizen, spent 2014 touring nearly 50,000 miles across the US while supporting acts such as Joan Jett, The Cult, Wolfmother, Fu Manchu, and The Budos Band.
Their debut album, Sateen, recorded and produced by local Grammy winner Brian Olive, was released worldwide on July 1st, 2014.
“Electric Citizen have no intention of wasting time. Economy in the hard rock and metal milieu is hard to come by, but this is a tight, nine song, 37-minute album that flows from strength to strength…Yet there is one notable difference between Electric Citizen and most of their retro-rock peers; there isn’t a whiff of the occult, Satan, or Hammer films about them. This is a rock band, not a dress-up carnival act. To be honest, it’s quite refreshing.” —Erik Highter, Last Rites
Electric Citizen have since been featured on VICE’s Noisey, Premier Guitar, Classic Rock Magazine, MetalHammer, Thrasher, Roadburn, CVLT Nation, Decibel Magazine, Trasworld Skateboarding, ArtRocker Magazine, AtlSounds, and many more.
2015 is gearing up to be just as full of a year for Electric Citizen. With plans to tour Europe the entire month of April, they will also make their debut performance at Roadburn Festival in the Netherlands, revered as one of the finest heavy rock fests in the world for 20 years and counting. In May, they will head back out west to play Psycho California alongside a long list of heavy rock’s favorite acts, and plan to tour all summer long.
About All Them Witches
Have you looked skyward recently and shouted to no particular deity, “Hey, is anyone doing anything remotely different in Nashville these days?” All Them Witches has heard your prayer, or whatever the hell that was. The quartet’s most recent release is Effervescent, 25 minutes of Stoner/Psych/Blues bliss contained in the EP’s epic title track, which also happens to be its only track (it’s available for free download at Bandcamp), and it’s yet another stellar example of All Them Witches’ swirling love of acid-and-feedback-drenched Rock, Blues-tinted Psychedelia and a total lack of anything resembling sonic boundaries. Drink a Tab (or drop one), count backward from a million and prepare to, as George Harrison once so elegantly noted, arrive without travelling.
About Mount Carmel
Amid the current industry of cool, Mount Carmel’s lack of gimmick is a welcome anachronism. The trio’s third album “Get Pure” is full of swagger, packed with great songs and inspired performances. Described once as “thee only non-bullshit hard rock band in goddamn America,” Mount Carmel was formed in 2010 by brothers Matthew Reed (vocals/guitar) and Patrick Reed (bass), with James McCain (drums), and hails from Columbus, Ohio. The power-trio already has two albums and a lot of road under its belt, and has earned a reputation as a stellar live act. “Get Pure”, their new album for Alive Naturalsound, is a new beast. It was recorded in Cleveland at Suma Recordings by Paul Hamann, where albums by Pere Ubu and the Black Keys were made, and mixed in Detroit at Ghetto Recorders by Jim Diamond, and captures the power and intensity of the band’s straight-up and sans revisionist blues rock sound. This is true rock music like you haven’t heard in years. Crank it up!