The Steepwater Band – Tickets – Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL – February 18th, 2017

The Steepwater Band

Dunn Dunn Fest 2017 Welcomes!

The Steepwater Band

Leopold And His Fiction

Sat, February 18, 2017

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is 21 and over

The Steepwater Band
The Steepwater Band
Diamond Day Records is very excited to announce the release of The Steepwater Band's 6th full-length studio album SHAKE YOUR FAITH. The LP features 11 brand new TSB tracks, and is slated for release on Friday, April 1st via Double 180 Gram Vinyl, Compact Disc and Digital Download. The album was recorded last winter at Crushtone Studios, in the shadows of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, in Cleveland, Ohio. Shake Your Faith was produced by the band along with seasoned rock studio veteran Jim Wirt, who has also worked with the likes of Fiona Apple, Incubus and the Buffalo Killers. As with most TSB albums, the sound and songwriting on Shake Your Faith has grown and expanded, yet retained the true nature of the band. It's the first TSB studio record in over 4 years and the first to include "new" guitarist Eric Saylors.

With the additional band member, the songwriting approach for this record was different than it was on past TSB albums, when they were a 3-piece. Singer/Guitarist Jeff Massey comments on the TSB songwriting process…"Each song was different. I had a few totally finished songs, or Tod would bring a complete piece of music that would need melody & lyrics. And there were also a bunch of other musical ideas coming from both Eric & Joe, which we would all hash out together." Drummer Joe winters states "Everyone really brought ideas to the table, collaboratively, more so with Shake Your Faith, than with any other of our records. That really created a special vibe around the songs."

The arctic Lake Erie air made for a secluded and quick session, as it was all recorded and mixed within 12 days. "What better circumstances to record in?" says Eric Saylors, "There weren't any outside distractions!" The band entered the studio with a group of songs, but with very loose arrangements. Bassist Tod Bowers elaborates, "It really allowed everyone in the band to be inspired by the moment. Sonically inspired by what sounds you were hearing coming out of the speakers… what was happening in the room, musically between the 4 of us. And you can hear that in the recording."

Shake Your Faith has a wide range of sounds from straight ahead rock n roll to a psychedelic samba, and lyrical direction that extends from love to murder. This album is the true meaning of just that. An album - a collective piece of music that's meant to be heard front to back. Saylors adds "The way the whole record flows, it's like one long song… takes you on a little journey."

The Songs: Shake Your Faith – Mama Got To Ramble – Be As it May – Break – Bring On The Love – Jealous Of Your Way – I Will Never Know – Walk In The Light – Gone Goodbye – Last Second Chance – Ain't Got Love
Leopold And His Fiction
Leopold And His Fiction
Naked, stripped down and aching with adrenaline is the rawness of Leopold and his Fiction. A revolving group of friends led by Daniel James (lead vocal/guitar), their essential make up sprouted from collaborations made on the road in the whirlwind cycle of touring. From San Francisco to LA to Austin various musical adventures had come and gone, until James found a common vision in the musicians he'd met along the way. Originally formed as an outlet for Daniel to exercise his virtues gained from years living in Detroit, Leopold and his Fiction absorbed pieces of the Motown catalog along with the protopunk resonance of Iggy's Stooges and molded them into a personal version of the rock 'n' roll dream. It's as if they, themselves, are connected directly into an electrical outlet. "The band elicits a power when it's time to perform that is unable to be harnessed in any other medium short of a fist fight," says James. "Whether that's on stage or in a recording studio it's almost hard to contain it. It's more life than I've ever felt before." It was that sonic fever that landed the group recent support slots for The Cult and ZZ Top. For the past year Leopold and his Fiction have been working with Grammy-nominated producer Chris "Frenchie" Smith (The Datsuns, Slayer, Jet, The Dandy Warhols, etc.) in recording and capturing a captivating musical journey that is as relentless as it is inspiring.
Venue Information:
Beat Kitchen
2100 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL, 60618
http://www.beatkitchen.com/

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