February 19, 2018, 7:00 pm at Smith's Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30324, United States
THE HALEM ALBRIGHT BAND
$10 in advance / $14 day of / $75 VIP Tables / Doors at 7
ABOUT THE BANDS:
The Halem Albright Band
"Halem will rock your world." -John Keane(Producer, R.E.M., Widespread Panic)
"'Through Human Eyes' is an eclectic and thoroughly entertaining kaleidoscope of various genres, a truly remarkable showcase of talent..." -Bullet Music
Halem Albright (guitarist, vocalist, songwriter) was born and raised in Atlanta, Ga. Brought up among music lovers, he began to show an early interest in music. Halem started playing guitar and writing music at 14 and went on to be involved in several bands and music projects that toured the southeast(one of which Halem founded "The Green Light Council", was an Athens Flagpole award winner).
Halem started working on his debut album "Don't Listen To Me" in 2010 with some of Atlanta and Athens' greatest producers and musicians, showing his musical maturity with diverse styles ranging from pop oriented rock songs, supported by moving guitar work and beautiful background vocals to reggae and Americana influenced anthems, with accompanying powerful horn sections and high energy percussion. The album was produced with the help of some of Atlanta and Athens' finest producers such as John Keane of R.E.M. and Widespread Panic fame and Jeff Mosier, who has worked with bands like Phish. The album also has the contributions of some of Georgia's best musicians, namely keyboardist Ike Stubblefield, guitarist Davis Causey and drummer Duane Trucks, to name a few.
In 2013 "The Halem Albright Band" was formed, consisting of Halem Albright on vocals/lead guitar, well known Atlanta keyboardist Spencer Pope, bassist Dustin Fennell, and Nathan Bartlett on drums. And in 2015, The H.A.B. had the honor of winning the "AthFest People's Choice Awards" to be a part of the Athens' festival's compilation album. In 2017 The H.A.B. released their first album "Through Human Eyes", to great reviews.
Throughout his music career, Halem has shared bills with established music veterans such as Col. Bruce Hampton, Leftover Salmon and The Disco Biscuits(among many others). With a first solo album this strong and appealing and a jaw dropping live show supported by some of Atlanta's best musicians, Halem is sure to look forward to many years of great music making...
After coming onto the music scene with their powerful brand of psychedelic rock n' roll, Balkun Brothers are creating a style of music all their own in the USA and worldwide. Founding members Steve Balkun (guitar/vocals) and Nick "The Hammer" Balkun (drums/vocals) are gaining followers across the world, becoming known for their high-energy live shows. Balkun Brothers bring a fresh mixture of funk, rock, blues, and intense improvisation that has been impressing crowds from Paris to Amsterdam to New York City.
Balkun Brothers have been featured alongside acts such as Johnny Winter, Joe Bonamassa, Iggy Pop, Gogol Bordello, Vapors of Morphine, Motley Crue, Slayer, Eric Sardinas, Dopapod, James Cotton, and many more.
Their new album, 'DEVIL ON TV', was released on May 30th, 2017 on the French label, Dixiefrog Records. The band recently completed their 4th European tour and is currently embarking on a full US tour for 2018.
F.U.X, but you can call us FUX, was started by a lonely heartbroken Mark by the name of Sultan after years of freelance playing around the east coast. Sultan first started his journey as an aspiring musician when he was 6 years old in 1998, but it wasn't until May 2012 did he understand his full purpose when he started studying Umphrey's McGee and TAUK religiously. Blending their love for Phish, um, TAUK, Mahavishnu Orchestra, and many classic rock bands, Sultan set out to find his brothers (Reade Alexander, Zach Sloan, and Luke Klaer) and thus in an erotic crossfire hurricane FUX was born. Sultan decided it was time to take his knowledge and mend it with his soul to work towards getting the masses dancing, laid, and spreading love. After receiving guitar knowledge from idols Jacob Alan Cinninger, Brendan Bayliss (Umphrey's McGee) and Gabriel Marin (Consider the Source) he was ready to finally show the world what was brewing in his mind and make music that makes sense.
"FUX really knows how to FUX". - No Name Magazine
"FUX ain't nothing to FUX with!" - Not a Real Band, Band
"I can FUX with it" - Lord Brandon Baylor (Humphrey's McGoo)