Murder By Death & J Roddy Walston And The Business

GMBG Presents

Murder By Death & J Roddy Walston And The Business

Sun Feb 10

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 11:00 pm)

Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill

$20 - $175

This event is 16 and over

LIMITED $10 PRE SALE Starting 10/26 @ 10AM!

$20 Advance/ $25 Day of Show/ $40 Premier Balcony/ $175 Premier Tables/ $400 Premier Cabanas

Murder By Death
Murder By Death
Indiana's Murder by Death (formerly known as Little Joe Gould) layers the vocal sounds of an old saloon with the haunting strings of a Hungarian folk dance and the hard driving rhythms of pure rock 'n' roll, producing what Stuff magazine has called "lush, orchestrated songs," somehow simultaneously reminiscent of Johnny Cash and Radiohead. Added to that thick and intriguing sound are a series of dark and ironic lyrics, combining the mood and tone of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds with the narrative force of The Decemberists or a short story by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Adam Turla fills out these sometimes frightening, sometimes beautiful lyrics by conjuring up a cast of character voices, allowing the songs to speak with the force of the characters themselves, and providing the listener with a sense of ensemble unique in rock music.

But this ensemble feel is not only the result of Turla's vocal playfulness, but of the cohesive playing of the band itself. Sarah Balliet channels her Kentucky bluegrass roots through the skilled hands of a concert cellist, playing point and counterpoint to the lyrics and guitars with magnificent grace and style. Matt Armstrong's bass guitar provides the rhythmic framework of the band, but also takes the lead with surprising frequency, guiding Murder by Death into driving highs and brooding lows. And Alex Schrodt's drumsticks almost dance across the skins, giving the band what the Chicago Reader called "a rhythm section Nick Cave or The Faint would die for." The result is a fascinating slice of American Gothic, replete with trail rides, whiskey shots and Old Scratch himself.
J Roddy Walston And The Business
J Roddy Walston And The Business
billy c gordon - guitar
j roddy walston - piano guitar
steve the sleeve colmus - drummer
logan davis - bass
Venue Information:
Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill
10261 Technology Blvd E
Dallas, TX, 75220
http://gasmonkeybarngrill.com