MOOSE, Series 42, and Music For Everyone present Music Friday feat. The Districts w/The Lawsuits
Rock-and-soulers The Districts make their return to our stage with special guests, The Lawsuits.
November 15, 2013 · 8:00pm
8pm doors | 8:30pm music
Our fall/winter Music Friday concert series sponsored by MOOSE, Series 42 and Music for Everyone continues with a night featuring two fantastic up-and-coming acts!
On November 15, we’re happy to welcome back rock-and-soulers The Districts to Tellus360 for what will no doubt be a high-energy performance. Joining The Districts are Philly’s The Lawsuits – a band you will most certainly want to come early to see.
“The Districts are an impressive young four-piece from Lititz, in Lancaster County. The band channeled the rock-and-soul vibe of Cold War Kids and Spoon; singer Rob Grote’s searing voice cut across the concert hall, blending with the band’s smartly-arranged instrumental interplay. They do the very Pixies loud-quiet-LOUD thing, but in a more textured way than simply turning their overdrive pedals on and off. A thundering swell cuts, leaving a clean guitar arpeggio floating in space as Grote catches his breath; the verses build in waves, with the heaviness sometimes derived just from Braden Lawrence’s drums. Grote is an intense, emphatic, occasionally bewildering stage presence – he kicks, stomps and snarls, both at the mic and far away – but guitarist Mark Larson and bassist Connor Jacobus hold their own, shuffling and bobbing and giving the overall band a dynamic stage presence. Check out “Four and Four” from their album Telephone.” – John Vettese, The Key
The Lawsuits were once described as a “schizophrenic mix of modern americana.” However, they don’t stop there – interweaving elements of reggae, 60’s pop flair, and 80’s anthemic refrains, woven together by highly literate lyrics. They play with an energy that’s infectious, charging through changeups and reveling in every solo, making the playing of each song look as enjoyable as it is to listen to. The songs are intricate and insightful in a way that recalls a time when music was more pure, but with a progressive and lighthearted style that is executed with apparent ease. The band consists of songwriter and lyricist Brian Dale Allen Strouse, accompanied by Vanessa Winters’ alternately dancing and soulful vocals over the tight and powerful backing of Brendan Cunningham and Josh Friedman.