Banditos – Tickets – SPACE. – San Diego, CA – February 1st, 2018

Banditos

Casbah presents

Banditos

The Liquorsmiths

Thu, February 1, 2018

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

SPACE.

San Diego, CA

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

Banditos
Banditos
Originally from Birmingham, AL, Banditos is a group – more like a gang, actually – of six 20 somethings, nowadays operating out of Nashville, close to, and simultaneously very far away from, the gleaming towers and industry hustle of Lower Broad and Music Row.

With the rugged power of a flashy Super Chief locomotive, the Banditos’s self-titled debut album bodaciously appropriates elements of ’60s blues-fused acid rock, ZZ Top’s jangly boogie, garage punk scuzz a la Burger Records, the Drive-By Truckers’ yawp, the populist choogle of CCR, Slim Harpo’s hip shake baby groove, gut bucket Fat Possum hill country mojo and the Georgia Motherf**king Satellites. From backwoods bluegrass, to slinky nods to Muscle Shoals soul and unexpected bits of doo-wop sweetness, the Banditos recall many, but sound like no one but themselves.

The members of the band first met playing in various punk and rock ‘n’ roll projects around Birmingham at D.I.Y., all-ages venues. In 2010, singer/guitarist Corey Parsons and singer/banjo player Stephen Pierce began busking around town, and were soon asked to perform at their favorite local bar. Without a full band they invited friends Randy Wade (drums), Jeffrey Salter (guitar), and Mary Beth Richardson (vocals) to join them.

Salter and Wade studied together at music school learning classical/jazz techniques, while Richardson’s background was mostly singing in church choirs. After some apprehension from Richardson about taking the stage with an unrehearsed band, a last-minute trip to New Orleans with the group (which resulted in a stolen hotel Bible inscribed with the band’s lyrics) seemed to cure a case of the cold feet. The ensuing performance was raw and electric, and an ecstatic crowd response further cemented the members’ convictions to become a full band. The addition of bassist Danny Vines made the group complete.

The members soon moved into a house together in Birmingham and after repeated tours through Nashville decided to move the band there instead, where the music scene was bigger and more diverse. The sextet has since developed their unique and airtight sound, culminated through several years of enduring friendships and a roaddog touring schedule that has, at their count, numbered over 700 shows in the last three years.

Their selt-titled debut full-length album is layered with as much grime as it is with pinpoint songwriting and feverish technical savvy. Each song wafts new dynamics into a streamlined stylistic roots, punk and rock ‘n’ roll jet stream, the variations heard evidently through the vocal baton passing and wrenching harmonies of Parsons, Richardson, and Pierce. Each vocalist, as with each performer in the band, is given the spotlight during the course of the album’s 12 songs. And at its core, Banditos is a unified coalescence of six bright beams of light, a spiritual collaboration between friends with a singular musical vision.
The Liquorsmiths
The Liquorsmiths (formerly Second Tuesdays) are a Folk Rock group born from a collision of contrasting ideas, styles and musicality. They been described as Wilco meets Neil Young meets My Brightest Diamond, but retain a style all their own. Formed in early 2006, members and contributorshail from all over the United States (San Francisco, CA, Denver, CO, Phoenix, AZ, San Diego, CA, and Atlanta, GA), utilizing technology in various forms to collaborate before meeting periodically to tour their newest material throughout the world.
Although notoriously an underground project by in large, performing and releasing material as bonus/secret tracks accompanying various other project releases, founding
members Andrew Thams and Ryan Fisher have recently made moves to bring the group to the forefront of their focus.
The newest single "Devil I Do," has received international praise as it paves the way for their first full length album (tentatively self-titled), set for release in January of 2014.
Venue Information:
SPACE.
3519 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA, 92104
http://www.spacebarsd.com/