$3.50 WELL VODKA
$5 SEAGRAM’S 7
$4 LEMON DROP
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TWO BANDS TWO BUCKS. This is a showcase, a chance for bands to show us what they got! Geniass Productions is looking for bands to play a great show, bring a good crowd and are eager to share their music with the Asheville live music community. Show us how passionate you are about your music, and perhaps you will earn the chance to play a primetime slot at The One Stop. We will poll at the door to see who came to see what band.
First band plays from 8-8:45PM and the second from 9-9:45PM.
Band interested in performing please email OneStopBooking@AshevilleMusicHall.com
The high desert of New Mexico may be where singer-songwriter Jason Daniello first picked up a guitar and founded the band Naomi, but the green mountains of Asheville, NC now play host to his latest solo project. His first Asheville-based band, The Broomstars, formed soon after Daniello and his wife and bandmate Liz LeBleu moved to the city in 2006. The Broomstars released the “Silvermine Sessions” EP and were a fixture in and around the city until they parted ways in early 2011.
With Naomi, Daniello toured extensively throughout the Southwest, released two CDs and contributed to a flowering of the Albuquerque music scene, rising alongside bands such as The Shins, Hazeldine, and The Eyeliners. After Naomi split in 1997, Daniello embarked on a solo career, starting with Jason and the Argonauts. He released two solo CDs, “Re-creation” and “Everything Good.” In addition to his current work with new rock outfit See Rock City and sideman with Jeff Santiago y Los Gatos Negros, Daniello also offers his instantly memorable melodies and brilliantly structured songs as a solo artist.
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Words like “crunchy,” “dancey,” and “nana-nana-boo-boo” are not the types of words you’d typically use to describe a song, but for the music of Danger Cube, a new band from Knoxville, TN, there may be no words more fitting. “A portion of our music is actually a big inside joke. It’s all jokes,” says bassist Josh Howard, referring specifically to several of the band’s song titles. But despite the shocking number of in-jokes in the group’s music, the band itself is anything but. Danger Cube is as real as it gets, with heavy jazz-influences and tastes of indie rock, gospel, slow jam, and dance elements thrown in. Essentially, Danger Cube’s sound is “out of the box” … or is that out of the cube?
Danger Cube is comprised of Andrew LaPrise (keys) from Morristown, Tennessee, Josh Howard (bass) from Knoxville, Tennessee, and Bowman Townsend (drums) from Austin, Texas. Danger Cube also shares the stage with what they call the Danger Cube extended family, a group of horn players, guitarists, and vocalists that lend their talents and sound to the group. The band’s core trio met at the beginning of their college careers. “We just clicked,” says Howard. Frequent jam sessions turned into a weekly gig at a local pizza place. The end of the gig never signaled the end of the day for the band, however, as the trio would always practice late into the night afterwards. At the time, LaPrise and Townsend were students at University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and Howard was a student at Lee University in Cleveland. Despite the distance, the chemistry was strong, and the group continued to meet up as often as possible.
Considered, perhaps, a subgenre of “party jazz,” Danger Cube is on its way to becoming something “dangerous” in the realm of new music. Today their sound has a “super fun vibe” that is heavily influenced by bands and artists such as Snarky Puppy, D’Angelo, Taylor Eigsti, Maria Schneider, Jamiroquia, and the Joshua Redman Elastic Band.
As Danger Cube’s repertoire of covers and originals such as “The Narwhal’s Tusk,” “New Dance,” and “Figs” continues to expand, so does their relationship as a band. As they themselves say, “We have a lot of fun. We’re super honest with each other, and it’s a big family vibe.” In the same way, they invite their fans to become a part of the family and experience every face of the most dangerous cube around.
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