Globe Hall Presents
Onward Etc, The Solid Ocean, Evinair
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pmGlobe Hall
$13.00 - $15.00
This event is 16 and over
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In the early months of 2016, when the mire was thick, Gillespie spent four days in his studio recording. Although he’s been a successful musician for years (playing with musical outfits Underoath and The Almost), his newest solo pursuit showcases his musicianship in a new light. When you listen to Out Of The Badlands, you’ll be listening to Aaron Gillespie’s most vulnerable project to date.
The record is a compilation of reworked past releases, covers, and original songs, all of which were recorded and produced by Gillespie himself. “The production shows where I was at the time. I didn’t need any noise in my life, I didn’t need anything fake. There’s no programming,” he explains. “I did it all myself. It’s as naked as I could get it to be. It’s raw and honest—it’s what I sound like at my worst, with a broken heart.”
The covered tracks from Underoath—“A Boy Brushed Red” and “Reinventing Your Exit”—are, to Gillespie, sacred and nostalgic. His other songs, like the cover of The Almost’s “Say This Sooner,” include honest lyrics he still needs to sing. His original songs, however, are too sentimental to discuss. “‘Raspberry Layer Cake’ is the most honest song I’ve ever written,” he confesses, “and I won’t talk about it.”
To Gillespie, life is about what you do with the negative. Although sometimes things go wrong, and some paths end up in a place you never wished to travel, it’s up to you what to do when you get there. “When you’re really going through something,” he notes, “when you’re really being wrung over the washboard, you can find beautiful art inside yourself.” Out Of The Badlands, out August 19th on Tooth & Nail Records, is the result of that wringing.
"it is hard to grasp how a body in constant motion can be a unifying force. These guys are an example of such a force. Spinning through the world, half musicians, half tornadoes, they carry with them a uniquely contagious will to live. Not in the sense of staying alive - far from it - but rather in living each day fearlessly, creatively, spontaneously and generously. I was fortunate enough to spend two weeks on the road with them this year, and continue to find inspiration in their music."
-Forest Woodward (Photo & Video for Bonoroo/Newport Folk Fest/Coachella?Old Roads & Governors Ball)
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The Solid Ocean began as an unnamed project during the high school years of Joey Lowery (vocals, guitar), as an outlet for dealing with depression and emotional struggles. As Joey transitioned into college, he decided that he wanted to share the music he poured his heart and soul into with others. Through a mutual friendship, he was introduced to Christian Garcia (drums, vocals), where they first played together in a cover-band show.
In the following summer of 2014, Lowery and Garcia came together and formed The Solid Ocean with other mutual friends who attended their same university. Lowery came to the band with some material he worked on in high school, which included the tracks from the band's first extended play, "Close Your Eyes". These tracks defined the original sound of the band.
After a few introductory shows opening for their friends in other local bands, Lowery and Garcia were introduced to Bailey Sutton (guitar). Initially, the band was looking for a bassist, so Sutton came aboard to fill that void, but after a few more shows in the Denver area, and listening to Sutton play the guitar, the band decided to move him to lead guitar. In the spring of 2016, Nathan Johnson (keys, synth) came aboard after playing a number of shows with the group. Jack Weakly was added to the lineup on bass guitar after playing a number of shows with the band in early 2017.
In the time since then, The Solid Ocean has relentlessly pursued the art of performing and producing quality music that invokes a strong emotional appeal on both ends of the spectrum. They recorded their first extended play, "Close Your Eyes" in Joey's hometown of Tuscon, Arizona, and followed that up immediately by headlining a sold-out show at 191 Toole for over 200 people. In addition, the band has been making some noise, both literally and figuratively, in the quickly-growing Denver music scene. They have been interviewed by AXS Denver in their monthly segment "Get to know a Denver band" (http://www.axs.com/news/get-to-know-a-denver-band-the-solid-ocean-71602) along with opening for touring acts such as Colony House, Coasts, Knox Hamilton, Strange Talk, Intergalatix, Maudlin Strangers, and Grayshot.
As their music explores the concepts of love, identity, happiness, and acceptance, The Solid Ocean moniker is not only representative of the beautiful Rocky Mountains the band calls home, but also the importance of having a strong foundation amidst the chaos of everyday life. As the band continues to write and produce emotionally mature music, they not only grow as a group, but as individuals trying to make their way through life as young adults in a crazy world.
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