Fort Worth, TX, 76104
Thursday, December 19
Tickets: $12 advance/ $15 Day of show
+$5 for minors over 15
Doors open at 8pm, Show starts at 9pm
KOPECKY FAMILY BAND:
â€œFamilyâ€ is a word that encompasses a variety of definitions. With that in mind, let this introduction to Kopecky Family Band be taken with an open mind and with a grain of salt. This family is connected not by blood or by heritage, but by circumstance. No, this is a family bound by the miles on their odometer and by the songs they have crafted over the years. These six young musicians have created a family through their commitment to each other and to their craft. Crack open your dictionary, if you need to.
the Kopecky Family Band â€“ a non-traditional family, at that â€“ is dynamic, and they wield an equally dynamic slew of instruments. Their thoughtful songwriting is supported by a diverse backdrop of sound. And the musical canvas is covered with broad brushstrokes â€“ ranging from clanging tambourines and guitars, booming percussion, intelligent string arrangements, and triumphant horns. These six bandmates â€“ siblings, if you will â€“ swap their musical tools without a second thought, creating an emotive, adventurous, and energetic environment onstage.
In late 2007, founding members Kelsey Kopecky and Gabriel Simon became united with four friends who shared a mutual vision. They planted seeds that have been nurtured for the past five years through persistent touring and recording â€“ and those seeds are rapidly reaching maturity. With thousands of miles traveled, and surely thousands to come, the Kopecky Family Band is only just beginning their adventure â€“ and they want to bring you along for the ride.
For The Rocketboys, 2012 was a resilient journey. After nearly calling it quits when half the band parted ways in early 2011, the remaining three members resuscitated the acclaimed melodic rock band with a lush, cathartic album: â€œBuild Anyway.â€
Since â€œBuild Anyway,â€ The Rocketboys have logged nearly 150 shows (with the likes of Twenty-One Pilots, Relient K, The Almost, and The Mowgliâ€™s), released a brand new Total Recall-inspired music video (tinyurl.com/totalrocketboys), and created a rapidly expanding collection of new material for the bandâ€™s third LP.
Still inspired by the Mother Teresa quote that gave life to the band after nearly calling it quits, â€œWhat you spend years building someone could destroy overnight: build anyway,â€ The Rocketboys continue to build.
THE FOX AND THE BIRD:
A folk-pop band with gang vocals and layered harmonies, Fox and the Bird is a choral collective of rotating songwriters and singers. The bandâ€™s characteristically rich orchestration is hitched to banjos, accordions, ukuleles & fiddles to form the foundation of a sound reminiscent of hard times and high hopes.
Fox & The Bird’s latest album, Darkest Hours, is a sorrowfully appropriate title for an unapologetically bare-bones, brutally honest folk album. From lyrics chronicling the confusion of lost love in â€œAshesâ€ and â€œBendâ€ to commentary on the darkly violent tendencies seen in human nature as presented in â€œHabitâ€ and â€œValley,â€ the album laments hardship, poverty, death, lossâ€¦ those moments in life when the darkness seems most impenetrable.
But while Darkest Hours is a heavy follow-up to the band’s debut Floating Feather, lyrically, their strained declarations hint at the light that inevitably follows even our lowest lows.
Fox and the Bird continues to produce and self-release its albums, touring and always committed to music that is made on back porches, in living rooms and on the streets. Darkest Hours is set for release January 14th, and will be available on vinyl, CD and digital formats.