Tallgrass Brewery Craft Beer Week Party
The 4onthefloor, Rodeo Bums
Thursday, May 7th 2015
This event is 21 and over
Great beer from Tallgrass Brewery plus great music from The 4onthefloor & Rodeo Bums all to benefit Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center.
The 4onthefloor's new album, Spirit Of Minneapolis, evokes the spirit of American rebellion. That same pioneering spirit that brought us everything from modern aviation to rock & roll. Harnessing that spirit, the band is using it to break down modern music's barriers down to our basic musical traditions. That ageless sound of rock & roll isn't what it used to be, but the rumble of stomping feet emanating from Minneapolis is an omen of great things on the horizon.
The 4/4 beating of the bass drums recalls the American ideal of onward and upward, turning our prevailing spirits to the sky after a reaching the end of the land. The 4-barreled onslaught can be a train building up steam right behind you, the king of the jungle chasing you down, or your wheels on the highway. It's the soundtrack of America moving forward.
Delta blues, classic rock, and a lifetime of attentive listening have produced a sound whose time has come. The energetic and powerful delivery of this band cannot be overstated. Their huge, soulful anthems leave nothing on the floor as Gabriel Douglas' guttural howl soars through the ether.
There's a readiness to be found in listeners now. The fervor of discovery and innovation is coming back to the American masses and the excitement surrounding the birth of rock & roll is now roaring out of the doldrums with a fury. Let go. Take flight. Indulge in life's pleasures and stomp with them.
Rodeo Bums are a ragtag bunch of musicians, some born in Wisconsin and some drawn here by fate, who play the kind of music sung only by those who have lived hard enough to mean it. Theirs is country with a rock n' roll attitude, in the immortal vein of Johnny Cash and Merle Haggard.
After living the kind of life that makes for great stories, Kurt Klinger arrived in Madison around 2005 with a vagabond's heart and a pitbull's smile. He has played his way across the Western states--from Portland to Tempe to Austin--gathering faded tattoos and busted teeth along the way. The simplicity of his songs would work just as well for punk as it does for Americana, yet concealed beneath the surface is the depth and universality common to all great songwriters.
Kurt is joined here in Madison by Scott Carome on Lead Guitars and vocals, and two members of Madison Surf metal legends Knuckel Drager- Kurt Johnson on Bass guitar, and Dave Dorst on drums.