Bowie Night w/ The Modern Electric / The Whiskey Hollow

Bowie Night w/ The Modern Electric / The Whiskey Hollow

The Whiskey Hollow, Leaf Borbie and The Family Tree

Sat · October 13, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

The Grog Shop

$10.00

Off Sale

This event is all ages

The Modern Electric
The Modern Electric
The Modern Electric are the next great American rock band. They are driven by the feeling that time is running out; that it is crucial to express what really matters to loved ones before it is too late. They believe that honest, authentic songwriting has the power to articulate emotions that words cannot. Inspired as much by classic cinema as they are David Bowie and ELO, they’ve coined the genre “cinematic rock” to describe their powerful piano-charged sound. Each richly-orchestrated pop symphony is led by a voice that has no comparison; a unique vibrato saturated in soul and sensitivity.

Their latest album “Original Motion Picture Soundtrack,” produced by Mike McCarthy (Spoon, …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead), is being called “a movie for the ears”, “widescreen pop.” Like a coming of age story about chasing crushes, surviving loneliness, and finding close friends, it is timeless in its scope and undeniably contagious in its melodic focus. Writing and directing a short film to accompany each track on the album, the band has set themselves apart as true auteurs of rock n’ roll – ambitious filmmakers as well as visceral songwriters.

They’ve brought their epic live show across the Midwest and to festivals such as SXSW, CMJ Music Marathon, and WMC after being awarded “Band of the Year” and “Album of the Year” in their hometown of Cleveland, OH. The Modern Electric aren’t creating songs that mimic the trendy sounds of the year. They are creating the kind of songs that are put on mixtapes for loved ones; songs that memories are made to. These are the kind of songs that become the soundtrack to a person’s life.

They are currently directing a new web series that shows what it takes for a band to write, direct, and release a short film a month for a full year. Entitled “Video Music,” the series gives a behind-the-scenes look into the making of each critically-acclaimed music video.
The Whiskey Hollow
The Whiskey Hollow
Genuine music for the soul.

"It has been almost 18 months since Finn began recording with Gabe Swarts at Engine Room Recording, and she has finally been able to lay some of the demons that appeared on the last album to rest. Finn has always worn emotions on her sleeve, or in this case in revealingly expressive facial features exposed by her signature short haircut. “I noticed that I wrote my first song in a major key for the most part the other day, which was really fun for me,” she laughs. “It’s crazy to think that I would ever write happy music, but here I am.”

Finn’s voice holds a convincing twang accompanying acoustic guitar for much of X WATERS while maintaining a controlled, pulsating power so strong it could knock you over. “We did a Sofar Cleveland show and you could hear a pin drop,” a wide-eyed Finn says about one intense performance of the song 'Seasons'." -- BriteWinter.com
Venue Information:
The Grog Shop
2785 Euclid Heights Blvd
Cleveland, OH, 44106
http://grogshop.gs/