Grandpa's Cough Medicine, Rosedale, Steven Seay

TPHMH Showcase: 3 Bands For $3

Grandpa's Cough Medicine

Rosedale

Steven Seay

Tue, January 22, 2013

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

The Pour House Music Hall

Raleigh, NC

$3 at the door

Tickets Available at the Door

Grandpa's Cough Medicine
Grandpa's Cough Medicine
Grandpa's Cough Medicine is an outlaw bluegrass trio that ignores certain traditions of the genre, such as gospel themes and Blueridge mountain cabins, and instead focuses on frenetic picking, blazing tempos and dark subject matter. Bluegrass music is seldom played with such aggression and attitude, yet backed up by the musical competency and skill that embody the genre. The simple combination of flat picked guitar, Scruggs-style banjo, thumping upright bass and tight vocal harmonies are combined into a proverbial bluegrass hand grenade that explodes with foot stomping intensity. The Florida Times-Union included the band's CD "Jailbird Blues" among the top ten local albums of 2011.
Rosedale
Rosedale
Growing up in Brampton, Ontario has its ups and downs, like any city in the GTA. Six foot nine frontman, Mike Liorti, could explain all of that in a nutshell using only one word; ROSEDALE. Named after downtown Brampton’s Rosedale Ave, Mike and his friends invested many walks (over many different shoe sizes) on this mysteriously vintage street that links directly from the train tracks to the local music store; Long & McQuade Musical Instruments. Yes, ROSEDALE were those kids who had nothing better to do than to try out all the amazing gear of their dreams for hours and write tunes that sound not far off of bands like Taking Back Sunday, The Starting Line, and Blink 182. While this seemed like a phase that would pass to most, for Mike, it was actually what created a positive foundation of musicianship and a whole new world of entrepreneurial business skills… not to mention his intricate set up and eye popping light show.
Over time this dream of making music for a living escalated to a surprising degree of reality; independent tours with American acts, North American Tours following the Vans Warped Tour, a music video with Bent Penny Records, interviews and blogs on muchmusic.com, some spins on XM and MTV2, and sponsorships from ONE Global Protection, Kodak, Audix Microphones, Boomphones, and Travis Barker’s Famous Stars & Straps.

These are just a few minor accomplishments in comparison to what is to come from this driven, self-established artist. With Mike's ambitious North American summer tour, his debut session vocals in Disney's Radio Rebel, and the launch of his professional recording studio; there’s no telling where ROSEDALE will be by the end of 2012.

For fans of: Boxcar Racer, Taking Back Sunday, Boys Like Girls
Steven Seay
Steven Seay
Steven Michael Seay – Born in Riverside Ca but with-in a year moved to South Jersey. Steven was raised and forced by his Grandparents to take piano lessons when he was 5 till about 9 years old. Steven started playing drums at age 13 and picked up guitar at 14. He started writing songs at 16 and played in his first band then too. Later that year he went on to co-found a band called “The Green House Effect” which lasted a few years and had some notoriety among local circles in South Jersey. That band changed a few members later on and the name was changed to “No Pants” but the core remained the same. Around 2003 Steven left that band for some deep soul searching and found himself studying and playing Folk rock. Major influences are: Grateful Dead, Jim Croce, Dylan, Allman Brothers, Pink Floyd, Talking Heads, Violent Femmes…ect. But all Music to him is fascinating one way or another and he is always looking to hear new things!
Venue Information:
The Pour House Music Hall
224 S. Blount
Raleigh, NC, 27601
http://www.the-pour-house.com/