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Friday, December 8th, 2017
@White Oak Music Hall
Friday 12/8/2017 8:00 PM
The Neighbourhood or "THE NBHD" got togehter in Newbury Park, California back in 2011. The band is composed of vocalist Jesse Rutherford, guitarists Jeremy Freedman and Zach Abels, bassist Mikey Margott, and drummer Brandon Alexander Fried.
After releasing three EPs, I'm Sorry..., The Love Collection and Thank You, The Neighbourhood released their first full-length album, I Love You., in 2013, on Columbia Records.] The band's second album, Wiped Out!, was released the following year.
The band members chose the British spelling of 'neighbourhood' on the advice of their manager, in order to distinguish themselves from a band already using the American spelling.
Billboard.com reviewed that The Neighbourhood's I Love You, came off like a goth Maroon 5, making soulful alt-rock for the shady SoCal dream world occupied by Lana Del Rey. The band got help from Del Rey producer Emile Haynie, whose absence on this follow-up doesn't kill the noirish vibe. Recorded with I Love You co-producer Justyn Pilbrow and duo 4e, the subtler, less stylized Wiped Out! keeps the palm-trees-at-twilight feel, but the sound is more hazy R&B than rock. Over seagull-squawk guitars in "Cry Baby" and the cold-blooded bump of "Ferrari," singer Jesse Rutherford goes full Weeknd, working through the young-buck anxieties that are his group's lifeblood. The songs are sometimes more moody than memorable, though single "R.I.P. 2 My Youth" is a notable exception: Rutherford cleverly riffs on the classic hip-hop gambit of imagining your own death, channeling The Notorious B.I.G. in a song that sounds like it was written by Miguel for Nick Jonas. (From Billboard.com)
Friday 12/15/2017 8:00 PM
They started their own imprint, Bossier City Records and in 2007 released four studio albums. Their self-titled 2015 album peaked at number 17 on the Billboard 200.
Turnpike Troubadours has been described as a gritty, country-leaning roots rock band out of eastern Oklahoma and are at their best some say when synthesized as populist, along the lines of political folk like Woody Guthrie and the "outlaw-styled" honky tonk of Waylon Jennings with doses of bluegrass, Cajun, and straight-out rock dynamics.
Fronted by singer and guitarist Evan Felker and including bassist R.C. Edwards, fiddler Kyle Nix, guitarist Ryan Engleman, and drummer Gabe Pearson, the group celebrates and explores modern rural life with a full awareness of history, delicately avoiding being ornate revivalists. A debut album, the self-released Bossier City, appeared in 2007. The follow-up, Diamonds & Gasoline, was produced by veteran songwriter Mike McClure and released in 2010. Goodbye Normal Street, their 2012 album, became their first to appear on Billboard's country chart, peaking at 14. Three years later, they released their fourth album, The Turnpike Troubadours, and watched it debut at number three on the Billboard country chart, a sign that the band's fan base was expanding. 2017 saw the release of the group's highly anticipated fifth studio long-player, A Long Way from Your Heart.
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