Lindsey Kate/Maya Piata/Cameron Ray/Westbound Revival/Canaan Bryce/Samuel Marines/BJ Stricker
DEDICATED : A Dallas Music Showcase Hosted by @hungoverwithv
Kirk Thurmond & The Millennials, Frank Ray, Golden Week, BJ Stricker & The Kings, Samuel Marines Jr., Canaan Bryce, Westbound Revival, Cameron Matthew Ray, Maya Piata, Lindsey Kate
Sat Jul 28
Doors: 12:00 pm / Show: 12:30 pm (event ends at 10:15 pm)
Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill
This event is all ages
Click on the artists to listen!
12:30-1:30- Lindsey Kate
2:45-3:30- Cameron Matthew Ray
3:45-4:30- Westbound Revival
4:45-5:30- Canaan Bryce
5:45-6:30- Samuel Marines Jr.
6:45-7:30- BJ Stricker & The Kings
7:45-8:15- Golden Week
8:30-9:15- Frank Ray
9:30–10:30– Kirk Thurmond & The Millennialshttps://www.gasmonkeybarngrill.com/event/1718103/
We have some incredible talent in the DFW area! Come hang out all day at GMBG and support your local artists!
In October 2011, she was the sole citizen journalist live-streaming the events surrounding Occupy Dallas.
She is a supporter of local musicians and businesses within the Deep Ellum Community.
She's not afraid to say what's on her mind and her rants get longer and sexier every time...partially due to co-host Michael Morgan. That guy. So hot.
Booking Producer and co-host of Tuesday Morning Blend on KNON 89.3 FM. D/FW / Host/Emcee for Deep Ellum Arts Festival / Host/Emcee The Ghosty Awards / Host/Emcee FAMFEST - Judge for the Dallas Observer Music Awards 2017 - Local Talent Scout and Guru
In 2014 Kirk formed a full band, Kirk Thurmond & The Millennials. The band’s music furthers this pursuit on a deeper level. KTAM’s sound is a well honed backbone of rock solid groove that has put them in front of world-renowned acts like Lee Fields, Marc Broussard, and Lauryn Hill.
People Change is the latest album from KTAM. Kirk looks to blur the lines between artist and activist with this upcoming release. “I don’t want to be afraid to make music and make change at the same time. I’ve become all too aware that saying nothing is saying something. No matter how high the times may get, the ground below you never moves. When you find yourself with your feet back on the ground, we’ll meet you there with the truth every time.”
Thurmond makes a conscious effort to point directly at “some major frustrations” that he has with people, but at its core, People Change is an album unity. “It’s a feel-good album about understanding yourself, and how it directly relates to knowing others.” Songs like the mysteriously groovy “All In A Vision” and the two movement title track “People Change”, hold true to the tradition of Soul/R&B by utilizing captivating rhythm and convicting lyrics, without contradiction.
People Change came to be through the birth of the air-tight ensemble, “The Millennials”. Alongside R&B Drum legend, Gino Iglehart (Erykah Badu, Kirk Franklin, Musiq Soulchild) Kirk put together a group of musicians for a one time show, after feeling the frustrations of solo work. The performance still stands as the “point of no return”, and started them on the path that would eventually lead to KTAM’s first studio album on British label, DefDisco.
“None of this is about re-inventing the wheel. If anything I want to restore a timeless quality to R&B/Pop music that made the music of my youth so meaningful.” Kirk’s efforts towards timeless music show through the traces of Bill Withers, Bonnie Rait, Stevie Wonder, and Earth Wind & Fire instantly recognizable from track to track. There’s even a tribute to the late Rod Temperton, a songwriter that shaped Kirk’s musical pallet from an early age. Kirk Thurmond & The Millennials are set to release People Change in the Spring of 2017.
Find Kirk Thurmond & The Millennials on iTunes, SoundCloud, Amazon, and Spotify.
With his first single topping the charts shortly after its release Ray doesn’t plan to slow down anytime soon. This is only the beginning.
Tryst was formed in 2011 in Dallas, TX. Original members of the
band include John Milner, Willy Landers, and Brendan Blaney. They met while attending high school at a private academy in the Dallas area. The band has played at various venues throughout the area as well small acoustic gigs and continues to grow their music.
Currently, Brendan has moved to New York City to pursue a career in photography at Parsons The New School for Design. This decision has brought dynamic change to the members of the band. Original bassist, Willy Landers, has taken over the role as drummer; and a new bassist, Maston Lawyer, has taken the position permanently. All members former and current remain passionate for the overall vision of the band.
Singer-songwriter BJ Stricker and his band The Kings’ music comes in the form of dynamic contrast in sound. Drawing from influences from folk and rock to blues and jazz fusion, the Dallas musician’s infectious tunes are derived from the very human struggles.
From Thom Yorke to Neil Young, Amos Lee to his biggest inspiration, Dave Matthews, Stricker’s sound and songwriting is eclectic and melodious. With musical musings coming at unexpected moments in life, his midnight melodies are faceted to make the listener feel a specific way. “I just need one really good line to start a ripple effect for the rest of the song,” he says, “then I allow the story and song to write itself.”
In addition to Stricker, “The Kings” include Ryan Dahir (sax), Connor Pickle (drums), David Wilson (guitar) and Patrick Smith (bass). Each raising the caliber of this Dallas musicianship, creating a sound unique to the Big D.
Hailing all the way from Bald Knob, Arkansas, Walter Franklin and Hunter West decided to start Westbound Revival after the break up of their older band SilverTounge. The band split due to members leaving and the change of direction the band wanted to take. We were moving forward and some of the other members weren’t able to do the same because of life obligations, but most people knew/know us by SilverTounge. Good things started to happen to us when we were in that band. A couple of big shows and then boom... we were in with a whole other crowd and scene that we had never been in before. That’s where our buddy Blake Allison from Egypt Central and Devour the Day comes in. Blake came to the bar we were playing at in Little Rock and heard us, all by random chance btw, and he really liked it. He approached Hunter and more or less told him he dug it and asked if we wanted to open up for his band at the Metroplex. That was the point when we knew we had to push this a little harder. After we played the first show we got asked to come back again and opened up for Red Sun Rising. These shows built the proper relationships needed to make us bring the band to life. Once the other members had left, we gathered ourselves. It took almost a year to realize we needed to change the name. Hunter and Walter weren’t gigging at the time so they looked for a new bass player. Where we come from it’s hard to find a good one, and if you do he’s usually just strictly a cover band bass player, so it took some time to find the right one.
“Dallas Native, nationally touring artist Cameron Matthew Ray is a lyrical martyr. Cameron's lyrics boast a Melancholy, Brutally and Simple truth that pierces your musical skin. Ray is a seasoned vet when it comes to the singer/songwriter and Folk genres opening up for Veterans like, Griffin House, Andrew Belle, Gungor, Sean McConnell, and Foreigner. Rays newest project “Love & Space”, Produced by Taylor Tatsch (Maren Morris, Garret Owen) will leave you hurting and wanting more music at the same time”
Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill
10261 Technology Blvd E
Dallas, TX, 75220