Acoustic Grounds, Viva La Venus, Happy Bones

TPHMH Showcase: 3 Bands For $3

Acoustic Grounds

Viva La Venus

Happy Bones

Tue, December 11, 2012

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Pour House Music Hall

Raleigh, NC

$3 at the door

Tickets Available at the Door

Acoustic Grounds
Acoustic Grounds
Acoustic Grounds, Raleigh, NC based band, offers an unique sound developed by singer/songwriters Molly Vaughters and Lizzie O'Briant. Vaughters, singer/guitar, musical roots come from the obscure Indie underground Swedish bands that focus on storytelling much like the folk music that comes out of her native state North Carolina Mountains. Hints of modern singer/songwriter style, much like the sounds of Jack Johnson, ring from her acoustic guitar. Lizzie O, singer/guitar, brings a current tone to this Duo which keeps the melodies upbeat for a combination that is sure to produce hits for years to come. Lizzie’s strong lyrics set the stage for tight harmonies that shine through brilliantly in each of their original compositions. This is truly a case of two is better than one, their complimentary unique voices and playing styles offer up simply beautiful melodies and harmonies that keep listeners wanting more. Their band is made up of North Carolina's most talented artist; guitarist Caleb Elder, Bassist Adam Maloney, Drummer Grayson Niven and Violinist Jonathan NG. The band is currently spending most of their time in the studio writing and recording, but can be found playing gigs at local venues. Discovered by Castnet Records Matt B at a local open mic., “I knew instantly that these two very unique solo artists would be great together”, said Matt B. The result was as expected and today AG offers an original musical experience. Keep a look out for new music and live performances from this very talented, young but adept band.
Viva La Venus
Viva La Venus
Viva la Venus is a female-fronted guitar rock band from North Carolina founded by vocalists/guitarists Wendy Brancaccio and Susan Darney. The two began writing music that combines powerfully seductive vocal melodies with complex and intricate guitar leads wrapped around sexy rhythm guitar hooks. Mary Anne Barckhoff soon joined with grooving bass lines, adding rhythmic vocal harmonies and occasionally trading bass and guitar duties with Susan. Trey McLamb’s thunderous drumming intensified the Viva la Venus sound: not quite metal, certainly not pop, but well-written, solid rock songs to keep your body rocking and mind rolling. The band quickly gained popularity through constant touring, radio airplay, press, and winning “battle of the bands” competitions.

The band’s debut CD release, The Never Ending Mending Story, proved the group’s strong songwriting and musical talent landing them a deal with Sony Music Television. Their second CD release, Forget the Fairy Tale, quickly skyrocketed, gaining them national attention and was selected as one of the Top 25 CDs of the year by indie-music.com. The band toured heavily and gained popularity throughout the East Coast and Midwest club circuit. The band's most recent CD release, Bleeding on the Edge of Happiness, shows a clear maturity of seasoned musicianship and proves how well they complement each other as a solid unit, delivering their own brand of rock.

The band has made television appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and the North Carolina band TV showcase, Barchords. The music of Viva la Venus has been featured on national TV shows including Lifetime Network's Strong Medicine and in the film, The Forever Dead written and directed by Christine Parker. Their music is available online at CDBaby.com, iTunes and other online outlets.
Happy Bones
Happy Bones
Performing since the age of fifteen Judge Wood AKA Woody has developed a style all his own. His free form recording style flow of conscience one take aproach makes for a new experience. When Woody gets on stage he will perform on a level that will be a one of a kind. Happy Bones Believe's that a singer/songwriter is only as good as his last song.
Venue Information:
The Pour House Music Hall
224 S. Blount
Raleigh, NC, 27601
http://www.the-pour-house.com/