The Yugos

The Yugos

Keeps, Blossom Hall, kid ESP

Fri · September 8, 2017

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

The Southgate House Revival-Sanctuary

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is all ages

The Yugos
The Yugos
The Yugos use ’70s Punk and New Wave as a springboard to launch into the mosh pit of its own unique creative process. From 2011’s self-titled debut to 2013’s extraordinary Life is Awesome and Then You Live Forever to last year’s single track tease “Follow You,” The Yugos deftly weave the stuttering time signatures of early XTC and Talking Heads into the dark Pop ruminations of The Cure and Psychedelic Furs, and then filter it all through the band’s own contemporary musical/cultural perspectives until it is recognizable only as The Yugos. Onstage, the band members careen off the walls and each other like pinballs that have been shot at the flippers from a pistol while maintaining some semblance of control. And that’s really all The Yugos require to get the job done.
Keeps
Keeps
Gusti Escalante and Robbie Jackson met while moving in on the first day of college in the hills of Nashville. Both came with ambitions to write songs with new friends, but feared the heavy fog of Tennessee pop-country dreams might be all they would find. They quickly found Nashville had Far more to offer then any other city in America. By the end of that first night, they had written their first song together with whatever instruments happened to be unpacked - a floor tom and a guitar. They proceeded to write a song-a-day for a week, birthing a rare musical kinship - One that cut through the cloud of sterile songwriting, and formulated radio rock that had become used too.

Moving the songs from the bedroom to the stage, their creative synergy is tangible. A mutual appreciation for the charisma and melody of classic British artists such as David Bowie, Echo and the Bunnymen, and J.A.M.C.; as well as the nostalgia of classic Americana informs songwriting that is beyond their years. Gusti's earnest lyricism wrapped in a reverby haze of their guitar work, worms its way into your heart.

It didnt take long for their confident live show to catch on with locals, and soon Keeps found themselves opening for trending artists like Tennis, The Lighthouse & The Whaler, Alex Bleeker of Real Estate, Coin, Craft Spells, Horse Thief and more. Soon the touring bands they played with in Nashville started inviting them to new cities, and they found enthusiastic audiences dotted throughout the south and midwest.

Now, with school finished or put aside, Gusti and Robbie are prepared to release their debut album 'Brief Spirit'. The record, self-produced over a handful of long nights, is filled with the strong melody and kaleidoscopic arrangements fans expect live. What listeners may not expect is a hint of the magical kinship so wonderfully realized in their live performance, and makes Keeps a truly special band.
Blossom Hall
Blossom Hall
Blossom Hall started out as a side project between Nancy Paraskevopoulous (vocals, synth) and Phil Cotter (vocals, guitar), who both had solo projects for years in the Cincinnati music scene. They'd written songs together for a year when they were offered a last-minute chance to perform at a high profile show at Southgate House Revival, even though they didn't yet have a drummer to round out the group.

Within a week of the show, Phil called Charlie Schefft to fill in on drums. They knew each other from Conservatory, and Phil knew Charlie could pick up the songs on short notice. They performed under the name Soft Peaks, which they would soon change after learning of another band with the same name.

The show was a success, and Charlie even sang some harmonies. A year later the band is in the midst of recording their debut album on Best Friend Records, due to be released in early 2018.
kid ESP
Venue Information:
The Southgate House Revival-Sanctuary
111 East 6th Street
Newport, KY, 41071
http://www.southgatehouse.com/