Judah and the Lion - Going to Mars Tour

MOKB & Live Nation Present

Judah and the Lion - Going to Mars Tour

Tall Heights, Colony House

Thu, March 22, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Old National Centre

$18.75 - $25.00

This event is all ages

Judah and the Lion
Judah and the Lion
Years before forming one of Nashville's most genre-bending bands, the membersof Judah & the Lion grew up in separate corners of the U.S., listening to everytype of music that came their way. They loved it all: the twang of folk, the beat ofhip-hop, the drive of rock & roll, the punch of pop. Later, after college brought allfour musicians to Tennessee, it only made sense to combine those differentbackgrounds —and different sounds —together.With their second full-length albumFolk Hop N Roll, the guys shine a light on theplace where their influences overlap. It's a wide-ranging sound, with fuzz bass,hip-hop percussion, distorted banjo riffs, and super-sized melodies all stirred intothe same mixing pot."There's no boundaries," says front man Judah Akers, who shares the band'slineup with drummer Spencer Cross, mandolin player Brian Macdonald, andbanjo wiz Nate Zuercher. "We wanted to make something raw, something withattitude. We all grew up loving these hip-hop beats, sowhy not make an albumthat has the grit of Run DMC or Beastie Boys, along with all the folk instrumentsthat we play?"Like Kids These Days—the band's debut record, which climbed to number fouron the Billboard Folk Chart and number two on the genre-wide Heatseekerschart after its release in September 2014 —Folk Hop N Rollwas produced byaward winner Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson, Chris Stapleton). Cobbcaptured the band's new songs in a series of quick, inspired takes, aiming forperformances that sounded real and raw rather than polished and perfect.Everything was done in just two weeks. The goal was to fuel the album with thesame electricity that fills the band's live show.An independent band whose success has arrived not on the back of some bigbudgetmajor label, but through the band's own touring, Judah & the Lion havebuilt a large, loyal fanbase on the road. They played 150 shows in 2015 alone,stretching their gigs all across America and Scandinavia. Along the way, theyshared stages with artists like Mat Kearney, Drew Holcomb, and Ben Rector.That sort ofdrive —the commitment to chasing down their dreams, one encoreat a time —also fuels the lyrics that appear on Folk Hop N Roll, a record whosesongs spin stories of struggle, triumph, and all points in between."This record was made for the live show," Akers promises. "Our shows are allabout the experience we share with our fans. We know that people workeveryday jobs or go to school, and they're dealing with life, and yet they're stillchoosing to spend the night with us. We don't take that lightly. We give them anexperience. We throw an absolute rage. And all the songs were made with that inmind. They're fun, carefree, and youthful, and we live our lives that way, too."Anthemic and wildly creative, Folk Hop N Rollis unlike anything else in modernmusic. It's a rule-breaking record, with Judah & the Lion creating a sound thatbelongs entirely to them. From the earthy stomp of roots music to the boldbounce of hip-hop, Folk Hop N Rollcasts a wide net, proof that Judah & the Lion—who are now four releases into their career —have developed quite the roar.Judah & the Lion followed the release of Folk Hop N Roll with a massive tour spanning most of 2016. Late in the year, after being named iHeartRadio’s Artist on the Verge, their single “Take It All Back” began to climb the ranks at Alternative Radio, eventually culminating in a three week stint in the #1 spot to kick off 2017. In tandem with their first #1 song, Judah &the Lion also kicked off a tour as support for Twenty One Pilots which brought them to arenas all across the US.
Inspired by how their genre-blending style was connecting with fans, Judah & the Lion headed back into the studio in early 2017 to record 4 brand new songs dubbedthe Going to Mars Collection, which, when combined with Folk Hop N Roll,make up Folk Hop N Roll Deluxe. In support of the Deluxe Edition, the band embarked on The Going to Mars Tour this Spring and Fall –taking them on their biggest headlining run to date. In between, they hit the road for select dates with Kaleo and hit amphitheaters this summer with Jimmy Eat World and Incubus. The rebooted version of the album includes the band’s follow up to “Take It All Back,” the equally high energy and anthemic “Suit and Jacket” which debuted on Jimmy Kimmel Live! this September and is currently Top 5 at Alternative Radio. With no intention of slowing down anytime soon, Judah & the Lion will embark onyet another massive headlining run in 2018!
Tall Heights
Tall Heights
Getting there is half the fun, as the old saying goes, but the journey is really the whole point for Boston electrofolk duo Tall Heights. And singer/guitarist Tim Harrington and singer/cellist Paul Wright have had one hell of a journey, starting from playing simple acoustics on the streets of Boston to reaching Sony Music Masterworks, for which they are releasing their biggest, brightest, and riskiest work thus far. Neptune, out now, is the band’s latest step in the ongoing evolution of their sound and style.

Neptune is backed with pristine vocal harmonies and splattered with surprises: there’s subtly chugging electric guitar and a spare descending bass line on “Iron in the Fire,” ethereal synthesizers and a spacious drum part on “Spirit Cold,” a brittle splash of percussion to open “Backwards and Forwards” and feedback created by two cellphones on “Cross My Mind.” The album is clearly the product of a long journey, but whether it’s Tall Height’s final destination remains unclear. “I can hear the evolution happening,” Harrington says. “I feel like we’re walking across a bridge from one place to another, and maybe I’ll always feel that way, but I’m really happy with how we’re moving.”
Colony House
Colony House
We are a four piece rock band from Franklin, Tennessee.

"Colony House, a humble apartment complex on 11th Ave. in downtown Franklin, Tennessee, has at some point in each of our lives been our home. Now it is our namesake as we take Franklin, TN with us and travel around the world playing music for those who will listen!"
Venue Information:
Old National Centre
502 North New Jersey St
Indianapolis, IN, 46204
http://oldnationalcentre.com/