Rival Entertainment Presents:
The Kickback & Darling Machine
with Junior Astronomers
Friday, July 21 at #VinylATL
Doors 7pm / Show 8pm
• All Ages Welcome
• Vinyl is a general admission, standing room venue
• Tickets available online via Ticketalternative.com or without ticket fees in person at the Center Stage Box Office, M-F, 11-6. Online sales end at 4pm on day of show.
• Listen: “Will T” – https://open.spotify.com/track/20v4aERn5oBIXPDZ4Ix6Aq
• Website: http://www.thekickbackband.com/about
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thekickback
• Twitter: https://twitter.com/thekickback
The Kickback immediately enters the front ranks of contemporary rock ‘n’ roll with WEDDINGS & FUNERALS (Jullian Records), a furious, exhilarating, and deeply emotional collection that somehow captures all of the shared experiences that bring us together – joy and sorrow, unity and separation, love and hate, life its own self. Produced by Dennis Herring (Modest Mouse, Elvis Costello, WAVVES), the album sees singer-songwriter Billy Yost rending his chest to bare his own dark heart while grappling with intense personal trauma. Set against an inventive bed of infinite guitars, grizzled bass, and slippery rhythms, songs like “Latest Obsession” and “False Jeopardy” are personally cathartic but also painfully universal, Yost’s heartbreak as identifiable and real as any of our own.
In the age of electronic computer driven, pop drivel music regurgitation … comes DARLING MACHINE
An Atlanta based quartet that is definitely a LIGHT in the fog that is today’s music scene…
Blending the best of old school goth and punk with modern pop sensibility and a blistering, hi-octane live show
These veterans of the Atlanta Music Scene have created a SONIC niche all their own.
DARLING MACHINE cites influences that range from Osterberg and Lydon to Bowie, your precious Echo and U2
They combine these and more to create a sound
they call GOTHPOP POWERPUNK… all their own
A consistency in disorder breathes into existence a quintet bound to the loud and impulsive. Gritty and jangled on some occasions, then mangled and diverting in others. The only thing planned is the outburst itself.
A hypnotic trance is created through guitars painted heavy and a rhythm section bound for movement, but beneath the distortions and muddled screams Junior Astronomers seek to achieve more than just reactions from onlookers; the band itself tries to document the human experience. “Music needs to sound like human beings, like it’s alive,” frontman Terrence Richard declares. “A lot of people want to make sad shit all the time–that’s one part of life but it’s not all life. There’s fun, there’s happiness, there’s sadness.”