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ROGER CLYNE & THE PEACEMAKERS
with Andrew Leahey & the Homestead
Doors: 7:00 PM
Showtime: 9:00 PM
Tickets: $15 advance/$18 day of show
Hailed as one of the most exciting live acts on the road today, Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers are musical beacons of the Southwest fueled by witty and insightful lyrics, crunching guitar riffs,a dynamic rhythm section and tequila. RCPM are the only act to release seven consecutive studio albums to land on the top 10 of Billboard’s Internet Sales Chart, two at No. 1, all released on a 100% independent record label.Dubbed the “Springsteen of the Southwest” by the Asbury Park Press, Roger Clyne and his guitar have toured around the world over his 20-year career, starting with The Refreshments.The seminal Tempe, Arizona band made big waves in the ’90s both on college and alternative rock radio as well as MTV with the songs “Banditos” (with the infamous chorus, “Everybody knows that the world is full of stupid people”) and “Down Together” as well as writing the theme for TV’s “King of the Hill.”Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers’ latest release, The Independent, raises a metaphorical glass to the road less traveled. The band’s annual music festival in Rocky Point, Mexico, called Circus Mexicus, is a testament to their growing fan base. What began as a rooftop show throwntogether with extension cords and wooden pallets more than a decade ago has blossomed intoa pilgrimage that draws thousands of fans to the once sleepy fishing village. In 2014, fans from43 states and 7 countries represented at Circus Mexicus. Clyne not only sings about life in the border-lands, he also produces his own private label top shelf tequila called Mexican Moonshine. From Gold medals in the San Francisco World SpiritsCompetition to Gold Ribbons from Tequila Aficionado’s Brands of Promise, accolades have been rolling in. And a bottle of Mexican Moonshine Tequila made a well received “guest appearance” on the Rachel Ray Show.Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers are excited to be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the release of Roger’s debut album, “Fizzy Fuzzy Big & Buzzy,” with a residency at the Yucca TapRoom in their hometown of Tempe, AZ as well as out on the road for their Spring 2016 Tour.“Fizzy Fuzzy Big & Buzzy” was the first album by Clyne when his band was called TheRefreshments. He still performs the cult classic songs he penned with his current band incarnation, Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers.
An acclaimed frontman and lead guitarist whose multi-instrumentalist skills have landed him onstage with Elizabeth Cook, Rodney Crowell, Drew Holcomb, and others, Andrew Leahey saves his best work for his own material. Singles like 2018's "Start the Dance" — released by his band, Andrew Leahey & the Homestead, and hailed by Rolling Stone as "a fist-pumping slice of heartland rock" — are rooted in the guitar heroics and sweeping melodies of icons like Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen. The song follows his full-length LP, Skyline in Central Time, which was written during Leahey's long recovery from a life-saving brain operation, produced by Wilco co-founder Ken Coomer, and released by the celebrated roots-rock label Thirty Tigers. Hitting stores in late 2016, the album found success with the Top 50 Americana radio single "Little in Love."
We Came Here to Run is Leahey's upcoming record, written during a busy period that found the road warrior playing 175 shows a year. Produced by multi-platinum studio guru Paul Ebersold, the album features a number of Nashville-area guests, including Steelism's rhythm section and Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit's Sadler Vaden. Leahey remains in the driver's seat, however, steering his way through a tracklist whose songs tell the story of a young adulthood spent on the run. It's the kind of American rock & roll record we all need to hear in a post-Tom Petty world — real, relevant, and redemptive.
You must be 18 or over to enter unless accompanied by your parent. Valid ID required.