The Silks and Wild Sun
Friday, November 25
A Rhode Island Rock & Roll Double Bill
Show: 9p | Doors: 8p
Tickets: $10 ($2 Service Charge Included With Online Tickets. All sales are final, no ticket refunds or exchanges. Seats are on a first-come, first-serve basis, and seats are not guaranteed with ticket purchase.)
About The Silks:
The Silks are a rock and roll band out of Providence, Rhode Island. You could say The Silks are the rock and roll band from Providence, but then you wouldn’t exactly be asking the cool kids. You’d need to dig a bit deeper than trends. The Silks exist outside of The Hip’s bearded rat race.
The sound is classic power trio of the blues-based variety. You know, The Devil’s music. You’ve got guitar pyrotechnics galore from frontman Tyler-James Kelly. Chicken-pickin’ or taking a soaring lead break, it’s quickly apparent Kelly’s on a whole’nother level. It makes you wonder just when did he get his first real six-string. Then there’s the voice. Ballsy, bluesy, however you want to describe it, it just sounds like ripping a telephone book in half and feels like scratching a really good itch. The rhythm section of Sam Jodrey on drums and Jonas Parmelee on the bass guitar chug-chugs and chop-chop-chops along. Fast songs, slow songs, it doesn’t matter. It’s always all about the dance floor. The dance floor reciprocates.
After releasing their Paul Westerberg produced debut album, “Last American Band” at the tail end of 2013, The Silks continued building on their following with constant gigs. All kinds of gigs. With a work ethic as old-school as their whole vibe, most of their shows are of the “all nighter” variety. Two sets. An hour and a half each. Only, they’re playing original music. Who does that these days?
The Silks have had their share of carrots dangled in front of them. It’s not every band that gets to make a record with help from the likes of Westerberg and Jim Boquist of Son Volt fame, after all. From there, they went on to open for The Replacements at The Fillmore in Detroit in the spring of 2015. They’ve also played in support of Rocky Erickson, Wanda Jackson, Dirty Heads, The Drive-By Truckers, Black Joe Lewis, Deer Tick, The Sheepdogs and Patrick Sweeny among others.
Visit Website: www.thesilksmusic.com
About Wild Sun:
Wild Sun stands apart from the noise and imitation with their honest brand of heartfelt rock and roll. In a time when every channel is overloaded with the same old thing, Wild Sun is fresh and raw, and yet accessibly familiar. In just two years together, the trio of alternative rockers have earned their stay as one of the most promising bands around. With their debut album produced by Bryce Goggin (Pavement, Phish), frequent radio airplay (CMJ Top 200 Chart), and a live show that breaks bar sales records, Wild Sun is armed for the front lines. Their debut album, "Little Truths," was released nationally in September of 2015 by American Laundromat Records. Motif Magazine named the album one of the "Top 20 Albums of 2015." In April of 2016, the band released the two-song "Rigby EP," once again working with Bryce Goggin. This year alone, Wild Sun has been mentioned by Rolling Stone, Spin, Billboard, and Entertainment Weekly, among others. Wild Sun has a cover featured on the upcoming Elliott Smith tribute, Say Yes alongside artists like J Mascis and Amanda Palmer. The band has played hundreds of shows and have had to opportunity to share the stage with national touring acts such as The Wombats, Eve 6, Mothers, And The Kids, Quiet Life, and others.
There was a time where music was built on great songs, and undeniable passion. There was a time when live shows threw caution into the wind, and musicians improvised and simply made music. Those times are back, and Rhode Island's Wild Sun are already at the party—cases cracked.
Visit Website: wildsunusa.com