Empire Strikes Brass (ESB) is a high energy Brass-Funk-Rock band hailing from the city of Asheville, North Carolina. Formed on the streets of their hometown, ESB is rooted in the New Orleans Brass Band tradition of second-line parades and deep moving grooves reminiscent of old school funk.
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Please join us as we celebrate the man, myth, and legend that is Jean Claude Van Damme on his 58th birthday!
The man of the hour’s greatest hits will be featured on the bar televisions throughout the show. It is worth noting that he will most definitely be present, (in spirit at least).
JCVD cosplay is encouraged but not required.
21+/ $10 suggested donation/ 930pm
Advance- $5 / Day of Show- $7 21+
Doors: 8PM Show time: 9:30PM
No one leaves a Roxy Roca show dissatisfied. A sonic shot to the arm of Texas infused, powerhouse-southern soul and funk complete with a certain tightness only achievable after playing an average of more than 220 shows a year. Roxy Roca shows are like stepping into a tent-revival somewhere in the Deep South, and crooner Taye Cannon is here to speak the gospel. Each tune flows over with hooky guitar riffs, funky backbeats, slammin’ horn lines, and lyrics of love, heartache, and a message of choosing happiness above all else sung with a conviction and sincerity as only Roxy Roca’s green-eyed Soul-Cannon can deliver.
Hailing from Austin, Texas, the band has come a long way in the short time it has existed. 2015 brought with it the release of Roxy Roca’s latest album, Ain’t Nothin’ Fancy, on Stag Records. Recorded at EAR Studio in Austin with producer Lars Goransson at the helm, the record captures the classic sounds reminiscent of Stax, Motown, and Domino Records. One might say the band wears its influences on its sleeve, and any member of the six-piece soul outfit would happily list off the forefathers of soul and funk.
Saturated in soul and marinated in the love of music comes The Quickening out of New Orleans, LA. With the inception of the band begining in 2012, guitarist and song writer Blake Quick has assembled a panel of musicians that have enhanced the meaning of "feel good music." Prepare to be blown away by the luscious vocal pairings between the stunning Rachel "Mama Ray" Murray and Quick. The two have a chemistry that boils with excitement and defies the term "frontman" into one cohesive partnership. The rhythm section, coupled by Al Small on bass and Jeff Jani on drums, seem to have a marriage to the groove that Quick lays down. The band’s “secret weapon” is guitarist and pedal steel wizard, Dave Easely. The band has already made a huge impact in the New Orleans community and are eager to spread the word like butter across the
Roots of A Rebellion are a jam band from Nashville, TN playing heavy Reggae-Rock-Dub music for the soul. The band is known for their dynamic live performances showing their progressive sound and energy. Having shared the stage with The Wailers, Rebelution, 311, Slightly Stoopid, moe., North Mississippi Allstars, SOJA, Nahko and Medicine for the People, and more, Roots of A Rebellion proudly represents another side of Music City.
Hans Wenzel & The Eighty Sixers return to the upstate stage at Gottrocks with local Layton Meacham and more TBA!
Hans Wenzel & The Eighty Sixers:
The band's debut full length record, "Lost and Lawless" is available now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon & Google Play
Our dear sister in life and music Lori Holland has had some major health issues lately and we're throwing a benefit to help her and our Grateful Brother, Jeff Holland with some of the emotional and financial impact. Come show your support for 2 of fixtures of our Greenville musical family. All proceeds will go help Lori and Jeff.
Come see Formula 5 perform a tribute to Widespread Panic and the Grateful Dead. This unique tribute experience will feature a mix of songs from two of the most prominent jam bands in history - a treat you won't want to miss!
Formula 5 is your source for unique jams, infectious energy, and impressive musical prowess. "Their music celebrates all corners of the music landscape and a true strength of Formula 5 is a clean cohesiveness to their jams that never quits." - Jambase / Live Music News
Check them Out:
Josh Roberts - guitar/vox
Corey Stephens - bass
Campbell Brown - guitar/vox
Whitt Algar - keys/vox
Ryan Bonner - guitar/vox
Daniel Crider - drums
Lorra Amos/Kaitlin Casteel - background vox