Bands: Drew Southern, Louder Space, 28 North, The Fire Department
These four bands will play their own sets.
When: Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, 8 p.m.
Where: SOhO, 1221 State St., Santa Barbara
Age limit: 21+
Drew Southern--Memphis, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Drew Southern has traveled the country polishing his exciting blend of blues, soul and rock n roll. Whether it's Yoshi's San Francisco main stage sharing the bill with the iconic Big Brother and the Holding Company or a blues bar on the sunset strip down in LA, there is nothing Drew loves more than to grab his guitar and let it rip. The future is very bright for Drew Southern.
28 North--Take the art of timeless songwriting, infuse it with astounding instrumental prowess, and throw in the blistering energy and attitude of the 21st century. What do you get? 28 North. Recently Voted Best Band in Pittsburgh by Pittsburgh Magazine, the members of the band — Michael Lindner, Taylor Netzler, Tyler Bond, and Dominic Liberati — have been putting on epic, crowd-pleasing shows all across the U.S. from New York to California, and everywhere in between. An ever-growing mob of fans has been coming out to watch 28 North perform with groups like Blues Traveler, Young the Giant, My Morning Jacket, TV on the Radio, and Crash Kings. The band has recently signed with legendary manager Jerry Heller (CCR, CSNY, Elton John, Marvin Gaye, NWA) and relocated to Los Angeles. 28 North has become a Los Angeles staple regularly performing at The Roxy, The Viper Room, and House of Blues LA. The groups self titled record, '28 North' has gotten radio play for 28 North in over 150 markets across the nation. Armed with this record, their unparalleled vocal harmonies, virtuosic guitar work, polished hook laden songwriting, a rapidly expanding fan base, and their boundless charisma, it's only a matter of time before "28 North" is blazing from the stadium lights.
28 North is currently playing tour dates nationally and working with Grammy Award producer David Kershenbaum among others on what is poised to be their breakout record, "World on Fire."
The Fire Department--Lead singer Zeal Levin, bassist Thomas Semow, and drummer Evan Monroe first met at Hillcrest Elementary School in Oakland, CA. The trio became fast friends, and formed their first band together in Middle School. By 8th grade, the band was playing live gigs around the Bay Area and expanded their following throughout High School.
After graduating from High School, the group relocated to Isla Vista, CA where they met saxophonist Joe Farey and guitarist Kevin Harvey through the University of California, Santa Barbara jazz program. After playing several shows with each other, The Fire Department was formed in the fall of 2009. Since then, the band has become known for their wild live shows in the Isla Vista community. According to the Santa Barbara Independent,“The Fire Department provides a style of music that requires the talent of true artists, and that is what they are. Catch them while you can because I predict that one day you’re going to be paying a lot for concert tickets."
In the spring of 2012, after winning UC Santa Barbara’s Battle of the Bands, The Fire Department shared the stage with Snoop Dogg, Wolfgang Gartner, and Iration for UCSB’s Extravaganza Music Festival at Harder Stadium. Their performance at the event received excellent reviews from local newspapers, fellow performers, and the student community.
Tickets are available at the door.
Event posted Oct. 8, 2013
Last updated Oct. 8, 2013