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The Elbow Room


Oct
18 Fri
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Sean K. Preston

Wichita, KS
United States
Doors at 8:00 PM, Show at 9:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $5.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED Public Onsale: August 20, 2019 9:29 PM to October 17, 2019 11:59 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Sean K. Preston & The Loaded Pistols is an internationally touring band from Baltimore, MD. Recently signed to RUSTY KNUCKLES MUSIC , their new album "Forgive" was released in November 2018. Currently, the group is touring the country to share stories told in the tongue of Americana, Punk Blues, Mountain Gospel and Rock'n'Roll.

The music of Sean K. Preston draws heavily on the influences of the classic heartbroken sounds of Country & Western music from the 40's through the 70's, the honesty of the Blues by the likes of Robert Johnson and John Lee Hooker, the bombast of 50's Rock'n'Roll, the lyrical sophistication of musical poets like Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan and Nick Cave, the raw energy of Punk, and the spirituality of Mountain Gospel. His own songs range from delicate laments and lullabies to fiery sermons and confessions.

Sean's interest in music developed as a teenager while growing up in Alice Springs, a small desert town in northern Australia. Sean fell in love with the early Rock 'n' Roll, Country, and Blues that filled his father's record collection. When he and his family moved to the United States, Sean would go to his first rock concerts, inspiring him to learn guitar. Eventually, Sean's music took him to Ireland where he made his living performing on the streets of Dublin. His move back to Baltimore prompted a successful solo career with his self produced debut record "Hoarse Whisper" and his 6 song EP "Sean K. Preston." In 2013, Sean began to form his touring band "Sean K. Preston & The Loaded Pistols" and released a full length album, "The Colt From Old Regret." The addition of two integral members in 2013 and 2015 gave Sean the audacious sound he was searching for.

Christopher "Sparky" Spiridigliozzi went from beating on trash cans as a kid growing up in Hampton, VA to drumming and singing in gigging garage rock bands by the time he was 16. Sparky taught himself guitar during his time in the US Navy and eventually made his way to Baltimore where he spent 7 years playing guitar and singing as the frontman for Mother Jefferson. After building a career in radio and raising a family, Sparky went back to drums full time playing for numerous Baltimore based garage, surf, and punk bands. When he is not touring, Sparky is expertly repairing vintage drum kits at Baltimore's most reputable drum shop or writing and recording for his solo musical project, Sparky's BUTTERKNIFE.

Cory McGrath was raised on Black Sabbath and Bad Company in the military town of Browns Mills, NJ. His love for playing music began with drums, but he would later go on to play upright bass for 8 years with Full Blown Cherry. Cory's style is heavily influenced by the sounds of 1960's garage rock and high octane country. He currently resides in Philadelphia, PA. When Cory isn't playing music on the road you can find him hunched over his 1944 Chevy project in the garage or driving around in his 1976 Ford Torino.

Sean K. Preston & The Loaded Pistols have appeared on stage at Muddy Roots Festival, Westport Roots Festival, and Crooked Smile. They spent this past winter in the studio recording their FORGIVE and shooting music videos. With a national tour under their belts, the band is spending spring in Europe and the summer of 2019 touring the east coast with appearances at Muddy Roots & Heavy Rebel Weekender and working on new material.

It's Blues - Punk - Country - Rock'n'Roll...Amen.
Oct
19 Sat
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Gallivant

Wichita, KS
United States
Doors at 8:00 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $5.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED Public Onsale: September 11, 2019 7:17 PM to October 19, 2019 8:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
GALLIVANT:
verb: to go around from one place to another in the pursuit of pleasure or entertainment. Gallivant will take you through a journey of music while also keeping you on your feet.

Gallivant started out as a cover band named Haze many years ago, playing small towns in Iowa. They then formed into Gallivant a 3 piece riff based rock band in February of 2016 and have moved into making their own music with a home base in Omaha, NE. They just released A self-recorded, debut album "Leavenworth" and went on their very first tour in the year 2017. Many big things to come in 2018 with multiple tours and another album set to be released in the spring of 2018. Gallivant is a very diverse sounding band coming out with songs compared to the great Led Zeppelin and Thin Lizzy all the way to comparisons to bands such as Muse, Jet and everything in between. With smooth harmonies and catchy vocal melodies that'll be stuck in your head for days, Gallivant is a must see if they come to your town. Not to mention the instrumental side of their music, They write riffs and drum parts that were inspired by Sabbath, Zeppelin, Hendrix, and all of the other greats. Featuring solo's in every instrument and dynamic volume that covers the whole spectrum. Check it all out for yourself at the next Gallivant show.

Gallivant makes their return to The Elbow Room in Wichita, KS. This time sharing the stage with them will be locals Contagious Wednesday and Left Without Notice!
Oct
20 Sun
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Forming The Void

Wichita, KS
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $5.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED Public Onsale: August 20, 2019 11:02 PM to October 19, 2019 11:59 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Riffs. So much riffs!

On tour of the U.S. in support of their new album 'Rift', Forming the Void comes to Wichita on Sunday, October 20 for an early 21+ show with regional support from Ghost Town Strays and The OVER at The Elbow Room.

Tickets are $7 dollars at the door and $5 in advance.

Forming The Void is making serious waves with their unique and masterful blend of psychedelic stoner rock. Their home state of Louisiana can no longer contain this powerhouse and they are now winning great acclaim worldwide:

#1 on Doom Charts August 2018 #2 for 2018
"Forming the Void absolutely dominated the charts this month with 18 votes on 29 lists, many high on the individual rankings. Moving up from the #9 spot last month prior to the album release, its clear the fans and critics hear something special, and seeing them live in Vegas plus meeting and hanging out with the dudes its clear they are on the right path."

"Lousiana's Forming the Void is one of stoner metal's best-kept secrets. Last year's Relic was a potent blend of sludge, stoner and prog, accentuated by phenomenal songwriting and damn-near radio-friendly tunes that put most radio rock to shame." - Aaron (Metal Injection)

"Forming The Void are set to crush all-comers with this follow-up to their much-lauded third album Relic. Immense, imperious and armed with megaton riffs, Rift is an admirable sequel to the genre expansions of Relic and a major step forward in terms of production. There's nothing quite as odd as their sludgy cover of Kashmir this time round, but in Extinction Event, Ark Debris and glacial 10-minute closer Shrine and the rest they've created an album that ranges from shamanic atmospherics to vast, tectonic bruisers, all the while twisting the archetypal
stoner sound to their own nefarious ends."-Essi Berelian (Classic Rock Magazine)

"Turns out that there's room for a little bit more worship of The Good Riff after all. Of course, by "a little bit more," I really mean "packed full" of The Good Riff, as Rift takes no shortcuts in terms of hooking the listener with them." -Grymm (Angry Metal Guy)

Add performances from Ghost Town Strays and The Over, in a great venue with great production and great staff, and this show will be a night to remember. Like, share, and rock and roll!
Dec
13 Fri
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Eric Tessmer

Wichita, KS
United States
Doors at 8:00 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $8.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED Public Onsale: August 31, 2019 2:08 PM to December 12, 2019 12:00 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Eric James Tessmer, actually named after guitar giants Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix, is an extraordinary guitarist, musician, singer and songwriter hailing from Austin, TX. He is widely considered one of the most vibrant guitarists to follow in the footsteps of blues-rock legends such as Stevie Ray Vaughan and his namesake predecessors. His live shows have captured audiences' attention across the United States as power-packed sessions of wickedly fast and precise licks that can light the house on fire without the need for lighter fluid.

Born and raised outside of the small town of Richland Center, Wisconsin, Tessmer began playing at a young age, inspired by his father and grandmother. In 2000, he moved to Austin at the age of 19 to play gigs with numerous musicians and bands, earning local credibility as he honed his craft of riffing with speed, power and control. He later formed his own power trio, the Eric Tessmer Band, in 2003. Through a battered '59 Fender Stratocaster producing vintage-correct tones, Eric kickstarts the engine left idling by guitar players of the past.
Known as one of the hardest working musicians in the area, Tessmer continues to travel the U.S., Canada and Europe. Creating his own brand of 'blues-rock soul-chedelic' sound, he has electrified festivals such as Montreal Jazz Fest, Summerfest, and MusikFest with dialed-in precision and delivered polished performances at clubs, pubs and venues across the land. Sharing the stage with notable musicians such as Dick Dale, Anders Osborne, Tab Benoit, Monte Montgomery, Gary Clark Jr. and Chris Duarte; Tessmer has created a buzz among the blues-rock community that is quickly swarming with devoted disciples.
-G. Lemen

Press:
"This guitar prodigy plays like a man possessed." - Boston Globe

"Tessmer holds a nightly clinic, a sermon if you will, in Strat manipulation." - Rank & Revue

"Tessmer is the real deal.' - Austinist

The Elbow Room

1507 East Pawnee Street
Wichita, KS
United States
The Elbow Room