Big Something - 2/16 at the Rex


Feb 16, 2018 – 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

1602 East Carson Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203 Map

  • Big Sam's Funky Nation
  • Fletcher's Grove
  • Blue Reign
  • Rumpke Mountain Boys
  • Mona
  • Heirs
  • July Talk
  • chopshop

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Grey Area Productions presents

BIG Something
w/ special guest TBA

2018.02.16 | Rex Theater
Doors at 8pm | Show at 9pm | 18+

$12.00 - $15.00
Fletcher's Grove: Fletcher's Grove is a two-drummer-based, Garcia approved jam band that filters its tunes weather original or covers through a melodic dead-fed roots blend that is nothing but peaceful, easy festival feelings in the ears." said David Lavender, music journalist.

From bars to barn parties this band has been making its way into the scene ever since 2006. With their eclectic roots, Fletcher's Grove combines tight vocal harmonies, with a soulful-jamming-jazz-influenced guitar duo, backed up by a slapping bass, and a driving drum ensemble. Fletcher's Grove is merging the classic sounds of the 60's with rudiments of funk fusion, and a little jazz flute into a high energy sound that keeps groovin'. This gives the younger crowed a beat to get down to while reminding the older crowed of those classic sounds.

The five-man-band is made up of Ryan Krofcheck (Vocals/Ryth. Guitar), Matt Marion (Vocals/Percussion), Wes Hager (Lead Guitar/Flute), Taylor Pratt (Bass), and Adam Greene (Drums). They have a wide range of influences such as The Grateful Dead, Phish, The Beatles, Rusted Root, Widespread Panic and Carlos Santana. Aside from the music they grew up on their musical education throughout high school and college contributes to the improvisational jams and intricate song writing. Throughout the show the improvisational jams keep everyone suspended and on their feet, making sure they won't miss the next flute solo.

In the fall of 2008, Fletcher's Grove recorded and released a 3 song demo with Brick & Stone Sound, out of Nashville, Tennessee. Since then the band has signed with Night Sky Entertainment out of Nashville, and they have been producing fresh material at various live shows, and is planning to head back to the studio to complete their first full album, with talk about a US college tour, and world-wide USO tour to promote the album world-wide.

Blue Reign: Blue Reign's music is a sound of sophisticated rock developed though the thoughtful fusion of deep-introspective lyricism, complex rhythms, catchy simplicity, and emotionally charged accompaniment. Their distinctive style flashes influences from an eclectic array of musical genres such as jazz, hip-hop, Celtic, funk, folk, alternative, and straight rock. They use God-conscious lyrics to present an intensely personal and in-depth perspective on such issues as honesty, trust, divorce, depression, hope, and love.

Blue Reign has been performing as a group in the greater Portland, OR area since 2004. They have performed before wide-ranging audiences at such venues as the Multnomah County Fair, PROPER, the Culture of Belief, an Evening of Eighty-Eight Keys, Jam Night, and will be performing on two of the biggest stages in Oregon this summer.

The band is fronted by the gorgeously powerful vocals of Akesha Rintalan and supported by the intricate guitar work of Andy Bell and Roy Shrine, the sincere piano/keyboard of Megan Turvey, and the phat rhythms of DeOnn Wooden on bass and Dee Keller on drums.

The overwhelmingly positive response Blue Reign receives every time they perform, both as a full band and their acoustic sets, indicates many great things on the horizon.

Rumpke Mountain Boys: Cincinnati, OH's Rumpke Mountain Boys craft a signature blend of bluegrass so unique it has it's own name - Trashgrass. With acoustic guitar, mandolin, upright bass and banjo, the award winning jamgrass group has traveled the country for the past decade gaining faithful followers everywhere they perform. A favorite in the music festival circuit and winner of Cincinnati Entertainment Awards Best Bluegrass Band seven years running, Rumpke Mountain Boys are known for their intense live performances where every show is a party. Vince Herman of Leftover Salmon put it best, stating that the band is a "party waiting to happen." With influences ranging from Jimmy Cliff, The Grateful Dead and Tom Waits to the more traditional Osborne Brothers and Stanley Brothers, the Rumpke Mountain Boys leave no genre of music untouched, and each show is unique with no prepared setlist. In 2013 Rumpke Mountain Boys released Moon, a follow up to 2012's widely popular Trashgrass, and have continued to be a major draw at music festivals across the country, with performances at Suwanee Springfest, Northwest String Summit, Dark Star Jubilee, just to name a few. They also played a run of shows in Jamaica and have toured extensively with Grateful Dead Hour host David Gans, who proclaimed, "One of the things I love about the RMB is that there's a fundamental honesty in their presentation. This is something they share with my other heroes, Donna the Buffalo and the Grateful Dead. They don't make set lists ahead of time, they don't rehearse their songs to a fare-thee-well: they perform in real time. All four of them write, which is very important, and they draw songs from a tremendous variety of sources... Being a musician is a life-long learning experience, if you're doing it right, and they are. " Despite all of the accolades, Rumpke Mountain Boys remain one of the most fan-friendly bands in the industry due to their renegade sets and infamous campfire tours, where the band travels campsite to campsite, many times picking until dawn with a hoard of faithful followers in tow. Their drive, dedication, and desire to play good music together shines through in their performances, whether they be on a stage in front of thousands of music fans or around a campfire with a group of friends. Rumpke Mountain Boys continue to bring their loose, fun, genre-defying trashgrass sound to the ears of music fans throughout the country.

July Talk: They're a Canadian alternative rock band formed in 2012 in Toronto. The band consists of singers Peter Dreimanis and Leah Fay, guitarist Ian Docherty, bassist Josh Warburton, and drummer Danny Miles.

chopshop: Bringing together elements ranging from rock and power pop to experimental electronica, chopshop has energy to burn onstage and in the studio. This 5-piece act from Brooklyn mixes trumpet, cello and synth with the traditional rock elements of drums, bass and guitar to bring the sound they hear in their heads to life. Both male and female vocals mix with lush arrangements, which cross boundries between Interpol, Radiohead, Devo and Joy Division.

chopshop's energetic live shows have consistently garnered impressive audience turn-outs in the competitive NYC club scene. They have also received airplay on the XM Radio show The Radar Report, winning a spot as a “Featured Artist of the Week” and as one of the show’s four “Best of 2007” artists.

Myspace listens have surpassed 24,000 and a new promotional program is under way as we speak, to expand their fan base.

Following the release of chopshop’s first LP, Hugs and Hand Shakes, in late 2008/early 2009, the band will begin promoting the album to broadcast and internet radio stations, stores, online retailers, blogs, labels, and venues in support of and in concert with a busy show schedule in the Northeast.

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