Opposite Box, Halem Albright Band, Free Hat

Photo Courtesy: Smith’s Olde Bar
Friday April 10, 2020 07:30 pm EDT
Cost: $8-$12

Opposite Box

Opposite Box is an American experimental rock band from Chattanooga, Tennessee known for seamlessly blending 70s-inspired progressive rock and contemporary jazz-funk with a variety of shifting genres and psychedelic soundscapes.

Although the band is primarily popular among the US jam band and music festival scene, OB has little in common with the music of contemporary jam band mainstays. Influenced by the diverse sounds of artists like Frank Zappa, Parliament Funkadelic, Primus, the Mars Volta, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Colonel Bruce & the Aquarium Rescue Unit, Opposite Box is focused less on improvised jamming and more on unique songwriting, biting and playful lyricism and high energy live performances that hearken back to the glory days of rock and roll.

Halem Albright Band

"Halem will rock your world." -John Keane(Producer, R.E.M., Widespread Panic)

"'Through Human Eyes' is an eclectic and thoroughly entertaining kaleidoscope of various genres, a truly remarkable showcase of talent..." -Bullet Music

Halem Albright (guitarist, vocalist, songwriter) was born and raised in Atlanta, Ga. Brought up among music lovers, he began to show an early interest in music. Halem started playing guitar and writing music at 14 and went on to be involved in several bands and music projects that toured the southeast(one of which Halem founded "The Green Light Council", was an Athens Flagpole award winner).

Halem started working on his debut album "Don't Listen To Me" in 2010 with some of Atlanta and Athens' greatest producers and musicians, showing his musical maturity with diverse styles ranging from pop oriented rock songs, supported by moving guitar work and beautiful background vocals to reggae and Americana influenced anthems, with accompanying powerful horn sections and high energy percussion. The album was produced with the help of some of Atlanta and Athens' finest producers such as John Keane of R.E.M. and Widespread Panic fame and Jeff Mosier, who has worked with bands like Phish. The album also has the contributions of some of Georgia's best musicians, namely keyboardist Ike Stubblefield, guitarist Davis Causey and drummer Duane Trucks, to name a few.

In 2013 "The Halem Albright Band" was formed, consisting of Halem Albright on vocals/lead guitar, well known Atlanta keyboardist Spencer Pope, bassist Dustin Fennell, and Nathan Bartlett on drums. And in 2015, The H.A.B. had the honor of winning the "AthFest People's Choice Awards" to be a part of the Athens' festival's compilation album. In 2017 The H.A.B. released their first album "Through Human Eyes", to great reviews.

Throughout his music career, Halem has shared bills with established music veterans such as Col. Bruce Hampton, Leftover Salmon and The Disco Biscuits(among many others). With a first solo album this strong and appealing and a jaw dropping live show supported by some of Atlanta's best musicians, Halem is sure to look forward to many years of great music making...

Free Hat

Free Hat is a power-jam band from Atlanta, GA featuring:

Jonathan Zalzman - Guitar

Niko Maheras - Bass

Jim Dykstra - Drums

We'll melt yo mama's face.

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