Fri, December 7, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm


Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over





The Hourglass Cats Beer & Remix Release Party!

THC is collaborating with Two Brothers Brewing Company to release an Hourglass Cat IPA! We'll also be releasing two new remixes in collaboration with ATC Productions.

We'll be joined by our good friends Black Bottom Lighters, Clint Stevens and Kaleidoscope Kid

Along with closeout DJ sets by THC own CHKLZ & Cristian Ritchie

The Hourglass Cats are a Desert Reggae & RockNRoll collective based out of Phoenix, AZ. Formed in 2011 by frontman Cori Rios and drummer “Hot” Karl Maier. The Hourglass Cats consist of Chaz Fertal (Saxophone), Lisa Lizanec (Trombone), Seth Gory (Bass), Jesse Morrrison (Keys/Vox), Enrique Naranjo (Drums) and Cori Rios (Guitar/Vox). The aforementioned Rios, whom Jeff Moses of Phoenix New times referred to as a “Bona-fide Rock Star” at last years Apache Lake Music Festival where they performed an “unforgettable” set, has been writing his own music since he was 16 years old.

In 2013 The Hourglass Cats released their debut 432 EP to an incredible response and esteemed reviews. With Modern Times calling it “one of the most fun listens of the summer” and YabYum hailing it for it’s complex journey into the world of 432 hz. They followed up their EP with a slew of singles throughout 2014, including the critically acclaimed and spectacularly catchy “Too Damn Rude”. Described as not just catchy, but a “fantastic take on 2 Tone ska with an edgy rock vibe. It is an immediate, in-your-face dance number.”

THC kicked off 2015 with new music and a new sound with their release of 2 singles recorded at Loud Audio, one accompanied by an artsy video of silhouettes in the form of “Be That Way” directed by Marcus Eden. Dubbed as “leaning more Rock n’ Roll than ever.”

2016 saw the release of Portraits of Cats, THC’s second and most diverse album to date. Recorded and produced by their very own Jesse Morrison of Studio at The Farm. “Portraits of Cats will take you on a musical journey of THC’s influences”. From the “intoxicating reggae pop” of the opening track, Rainchecks, to the Latin inspired Bailar Para Mi, which will “transport you south of the border for a few minutes of fantasy,” all the way to the “prowling, growling, edgy Garage-Rock sound of Downtown Funk,” you will get a sample of their wide range of influences. The Hourglass Cats are on their way to becoming one of Phoenix’s premiere bands. Having most recently performed on the Main Stage at Mcdowell Mountain Music Festival, The Hourglass Cats have toured the west coast and southwest regions including California, Texas, and even as far south as parts of Mexico. They have twice headlined an AZ showcase at SXSW and have shared bills with Passion Pit, Portugal The Man, Thievery Corporation, Slightly Stoopid, KONGOS, STRFKR, Allen Stone, Dispatch, Tribal Seeds, and more! THC has regular radio play and repeat appearances on various radio stations around the valley including KUKQ Phoenix, KWSS 93.9 FM, Delux Radio, Melange Cafe Online Radio and KJZZ Phoenix 91.5 FM.

Cori Rios (Guitar & Vocals), Chaz Fertal (Tenor Sax, Percussion & Vocals), Enrique Naranjo (Drums and Percussion), Jesse Morrison (Keys, Percussion & Vocals), Lisa Lizanec (Trombone & Vocals), Seth Gory (Bass).
Arizona is where desert-reggae rockers Black Bottom Lighters call home. They are well on their way to outgrowing their town like other recent native products such as Jimmy Eat World, Authority Zero, and Chester Bennington of Linkin Park. Black Bottom Lighters are affectionately known as BBL to a large, animated following. A following that started when they were a young, house party band originating in 2010. Since then, BBL has released a self-titled EP, full length album "2 or 2,000," as well as made several music videos on YouTube, like "Home Grown," which has generated over 150,000 views alone! They were also voted as Phoenix New Times Reader's Choice Award for "Best Local Band" of 2015!

After supporting the debut full length album "2 or 2,000" in the summer of 2015 from Mexico to Michigan, Black Bottom Lighters officially updated their band lineup. One of the originating members "T" (Taide Pineda, vocals/guitar) decided to gracefully exit as well-acquainted Mike Proctor was able to fill the heavy void left behind. Lead guitarist, Phil Kaiser, and Mike go back many years and the band had played with him several times as an occasional fill-in so he was a natural fit. Mike and Phil have an accustomed style feeding off each other that is audibly gratifying to the listener. The musicianship definitely speaks for itself during live performances and on the 2016 "Pipe Dream EP." Also, on the EP you will find their very first guest feature, a collaboratoration with Layzie Bone from Bone Thugs & Harmony on a track called "Peace, Love & Smoke Rings." A song that very well could be one of their most popular songs yet with heavy bass and a hook that could be found on a regular rotation on the radio.

Despite the band's lineup change their style stays the same; unmistakable vocal rhymes from Ryan Stilwell (Stilly), hard hitting beats from drummer Ryan McPhatter (McPhatty), the groove-filled bass of Jose Aquino, electrifying keys of Keyln Weaver, as well as their signature call and response and tremendous harmonizing! Black Bottom Lighters has ruled stages from Mexico to Texas, California, Oregon, throughout Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Ohio, Michigan, to Florida, and even Legends of Notre Dame in Indiana! The bands and artists they have shared the stage with is much too long to list but they have been featured at Big Ticket Music Festival in Jacksonville, FL and numerous Southwest music festivals: Wild Wild West Fest, Uplift Music and Arts Festival, Unity Festival, True Music Festival, McDowell Mountain Music Festival, Pot of Gold Festival, Apache Reggae Jam, and Tempe Beach Park with headliners Rebelution and Atmosphere. Their determination to bring the top shelf quality, all-original, reggae-rock sound from the Arizona desert across the country is quite clear. And even if it's a show of "2 or 2,000" they are going to give it everything they got all the same!
Clint Stevens is a seven-piece Reggae/funk/rock band formed in Tempe, Arizona.

The band was originally formed by Clint Richardson (guitar) and Steve Rector (vocals), who began writing music together when they were roommates. Their first performance as Clint Stevens was at an open mic in April of 2016, with the addition of Joe Irizarry (keys) and Nick "Groove" Turner (bass). The group quickly found a Drummer and began playing in small bars and venues around Phoenix, AZ.

In March of 2017, Clint Stevens released their debut EP, 'The Pinner' which they recorder at Deep Roots Studios in Tempe, AZ. The first track on the album, 'Mountains' was featured by Chaz Fertal, a local saxophonist from the Arizona reggae band, The Hourglass Cats. After playing a few shows with Clint Stevens, Chaz would become their full time sax player. Soon to follow would be the addition of Henri Benard (percussion) who also plays with The Hourglass Cats, as well as Arizona bands Dry River Yacht Club and Okilly Dokilly. Late in 2017, Clint Stevens saw a lineup change as they brought in a new drummer, Z Castro, who's traditional roots reggae styling has brought the ideal sound for the band.

Now in their third year, Clint Stevens has joined the likes of Fayuca and Black Bottom Lighters as one of the top reggae bands to play with in Arizona. They have gained respect among true roots reggae fans, having played with such legends as The Wailers, Toots & the Maytals, Barrington Levy, and Katchafire, and they continue to grow their fan base by playing as many shows as they can fit on their calendar. In addition to playing with popular reggae artists like Raging Fyah, Iya Terra, The Movement, Ballyhoo!, and E.N Young, they have also taken part in Pot of Gold Music Festival two years in a row, joining Fortunate Youth, Rebelution, Pepper, Dirty Heads, 311, NOFX, Less Than Jake, and many more.

Headed into the new year with heavy momentum, Clint Stevens will start 2019 by participating in the first ever Arizona Music & Arts Festival, and are anticipating the release of their first full-length album.
The Kaleidoscope Kid is a pyschedelic blend of genres that will take you on a sonic adventure unlike any other.
Josh Bierman is an AZ native singer songwriter that prides himself on crafting original music as well as creative cover music together in a high energy live performance infused with elements of Rock, Pop, and Alternative that reaches out to get the audience involved.
Venue Information:
The Rebel Lounge
2303 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85016