We’ve been fans of psych-rock collective Kansas Bible Company since the early days of No Country, and for good reason. Since their formation in 2008, they’ve been supplying unique and entrancing music that combines the aesthetics of surf pop with stunning horn lines and unforgettable riffs.
The group is gearing up to release their third studio album, Paper Moon, and are celebrating with a record release show at the Basement East on June 3. The show features support from two beloved local acts, the always-soulful Alanna Royale and feisty alt-rockers The Gills. Tickets are still available for only $10, but we’re also giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky reader. Read on for details and enter for your chance to win below.
KANSAS BIBLE COMPANY
Over the past few years, Kansas Bible Company has evolved from a 12 person ensemble fresh out of college in Indiana to a polished and perfected seven-piece rock and roll band based out of East Nashville. In 2010, they released their debut album Ad Astra Per Aspera shortly before making the move to Music City. They moved into an abandoned crack house and renovated it into their home base, which they nicknamed “Hotel Chicamauga.” A year later, they would name their second full-length project after their unique abode. Their unique mixture of hypnotic prog jams and psychedelic surf rock gets a new life onstage, thanks to the band’s incredible ability to infuse their passion and energy into every note they play.
Now, the band is heading to the Basement East to celebrate the release of their third studio album Paper Moon. We recently shared their single “Adios Amigo” off their latest project, which goes to show just how far their sound has come since their beginnings in 2008. Make sure you’re there to be one of the first to hear all of their stellar new music in a live setting.
We can’t say enough about the funky and soulful sound of Alanna Royale. Fronted by the unstoppable Alanna Quinn Broadus, they’ve managed to become a household name in a town full of unique and talented artists. Their debut full length album, Achilles, helped them gain a solid fanbase across the country, and has kept the band busy with a loaded tour schedule. Although they’ve been busy recording tracks for their upcoming sophomore LP, fans in attendance will be lucky enough to enjoy a set that’s guaranteed to get you dancing.
Alt rockers The Gills have been supplying solid rock anthems for a few years now. Since relocating from Florida to Nashville in 2009, the group has focused on creating rhythmic, energetic and inspired music that is heavy on electric guitar and percussion. They recently earned attention for a parody trailer they released after they dropped their new single “Lemonade” on the same day as Beyonce’s surprise album of the same name. Thanks to the help of a recent online fundraiser, the band plans to release their self-titled LP later this year. Get to the Basement East early, and get a teaser of what’s to come during their rowdy live set.
ENTER TO WIN TICKETS
Enter to win tickets by filling out the form below. After you have entered, there will be the option to share this contest via social media. For each person that you refer to the contest, you will receive an additional entry. If you experience any trouble with the contest widget, or have any questions, feel free to email us at [email protected].
Winner will be announced Wednesday, June 1 and will receive one pair of tickets. Good luck!
Kansas Bible Company, Alanna Royale and The Gills will perform Friday, June 3 at The Basement East. The show is 21+, begins at 8:00 p.m. (doors at 7:30 p.m.), and tickets are available to purchase for $10.