Wild Adriatic, Leopold And His Fiction – Tickets – The Evening Muse – Charlotte, NC – April 20th, 2017

Wild Adriatic, Leopold And His Fiction

Ready for some great music at the Evening Muse!

Wild Adriatic

Leopold And His Fiction

Thu, April 20, 2017

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

The Evening Muse

Charlotte, NC

$10.00 - $12.00

Wild Adriatic
Wild Adriatic
Calling to mind the soulful, dynamic sounds of 70s giants such as Led Zeppelin and Rush's early years, Wild Adriatic has won early acclaim from places such as Rolling Stone, USA Today, Relix and Guitar World.

Though the band was founded in 2011, drummer Mateo Vosganian and vocalist/guitarist Travis Gray grew up together in the same neighborhood, playing in bands together in Saratoga Springs. The two parted ways after high school but eventually found themselves back home playing music together again, searching for a bassist to complete their line-up. One night while Mateo drank beers with friend Rich Derbyshire, who he knew as the lead guitarist in a local hardcore band, the conversation turned to Wild Adriatic's search for a bassist. Rich asked to audition for the band, despite never having played bass before, and as taken aback as Mateo and Travis were, they agreed to let him - and haven't looked back since. In the short time they've been together, Wild Adriatic has played with everyone from Phantogram to Deer Tick to Third Eye Blind to Matt & Kim and performed at SXSW, CMJ, moe.down, and Gathering of the Vibes. Big Suspicious held strong on the CMJ Top 200 radio charts for 12 weeks straight and is the follow- up to 2012's Lock & Key EP

"Flawlessly tight with infectious melodies & tons of soul." - Relix "Full of rocking blues, soul, and depth." - Huffington Post "An act to get behind." - USAToday
Leopold And His Fiction
Leopold And His Fiction
Naked, stripped down and aching with adrenaline is the rawness of Leopold and his Fiction. Originally formed as an outlet for Daniel Leopold to exercise his formative years in Detroit, the seminal force of Leopold and his Fiction is the catalyst for soul-drenched, bare-bones rock 'n' roll that shakes with the power of '73-era Stooges while seducing with the rhythm and blues of Motown. "The band elicits a power when it's time to perform that is unable to be harnessed in any other medium short of a fist fight," says Leopold. "Whether that's on stage or in a recording studio it's almost hard to contain it. It's more life than I've ever felt before."

Leopold and his Fiction have been working with GRAMMY®--nominated producer Chris "Frenchie" Smith (Santana, Slayer, Jet, The Dandy Warhols, etc.) in recording and capturing a captivating musical journey that is as relentless as it is inspiring. "Frenchie saw our show and listened to our records," says Leopold. "He was very blunt and said, 'I'm confidant I can make you guys shine!' He brought a lot out of me and the band. The energy was very positive and the songs are confident, edgy and packed with emotion." Amidst the band's hook-filled party rock, Leopold is also able to refine his more melodic Neil Young / Jackson Browne side.

The next Leopold and his Fiction album promises a full pallet of artistry from America's deep, dark underbelly and rootsy fabric to a revival of an R&B, backwoods charm. It goes back to the days when Motown and Stax loaded singles with a shaking groove on the A-side with B-side ballads clearly as comfortable in the same skin.
Venue Information:
The Evening Muse
3227 N. Davidson St.
Charlotte, NC
http://www.eveningmuse.com/