Fri, August 9, 2019

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


This event is 21 and over

Hado is a progressive metal band from Phoenix, AZ featuring members of Vivicide, Kin of the Zen, Abolish The Echelon and Killing Spree.
Fairy Bones were a little surprised when the Phoenix New Times named them Best Local Band of 2015; but this prodigious group of colorful misfits and their punk infused, art-rock sound have been building a buzz in the Phoenix scene since their inception in 2013.

They met on Craigslist. Which is kinda weird because to witness Fairy Bones on stage or in a series of attention-grabbing music videos, you’d just assume they’d known each other their entire lives. Of course, two of the members, Ben and Matthew Foos, are brothers. And Chelsey Louise and Robert Ciuca had played together in a couple different bands that didn’t quite work out.

But it was Craigslist that brought the four of them together in the same room at the same time to explore the special chemistry that makes them who they are. And as Louise recalls that fateful meeting, “It was like two halves coming together to form a whole, instead of four strangers trying to figure each other out.”

Those four distinctive personalities, she says, are as important to the process as the instruments they play. To producer Bob Hoag’s (The Format, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, The Ataris) ears, the way those personalities combine did much to shape the sound of “Dramabot,” the full-length debut they recorded together.

"My favorite thing about Fairy Bones," he says, "is that as humans they're the weirdest little family. They all live together and they have an energy that I feel I have encountered in very few bands. And I feel that that seeps into the music. We did a lot of weird stuff on the record. It's a really quirky and exciting record and most of that is just their personalities coming through."

With “Dramabot,” they managed to secure their standing at the forefront of the Phoenix music scene while defining the Fairy Bones sound as something of a moving target. There’s no purity of genre to consider, no real boundaries, only endless possibilities fueled by a sense of adventures. And in the end, it tends to sound like nothing quite so much as Fairy Bones.

“We didn't go into this thinking we would play a certain type of music," Louise says. "We naturally became this punk-infused art-rock thing without any discussion. That album could have easily been titled, ‘Throw It All At The Wall & See What Sticks.’ It spans a bazillion different genres, mostly because songs tend to only get written at emotional moments - as catharsis. Then our live shows can then be therapeutic, in a way: you should be sweaty and high at the end.”

It's been like that from the beginning, she says.

“It was important to us when we started to not discuss genre. Why waste your time trying to be something that already exists? It may be a harder path since there is no mold for you to fit into, but I think it's a more rewarding path.”

And it’s certainly gotten them noticed.

After making a list of 10 Best Things I Heard in Phoenix in 2013 and 2014 in Phoenix New Times, they were named Best Local Band 2015 by the newsweekly, which noted “Fairy Bones has nowhere to go but up” and also featured “Dramabot” in its list of the 20 Best Albums Made by Phoenix Bands in 2015. The album also made the Arizona Republic’s list of Best Albums Made by Phoenix Artists in 2015 and a countdown of Top 30 Local Songs of 2015 at KWSS 93.9FM.

Paste Magazine premiered their latest video, the surreal Lewis Carroll-themed “Notes From Wonderland,” declaring Fairy Bones a “four-piece art/glam/rock monster” while praising Louise’s “incomparable pipes,” of which they noted, “Few rock voices today can compare, of any gender.”

It is quite a voice, shaped in part by Louise’s experience in musicals.

“My mum found a casting call at a local theatre for the musical 'Bye Bye Birdie.' I went and got cast in the ensemble - from then on I was hooked. On weekends I would be in a musical and on the weekdays I'd be rehearsing for the next one.”

She couldn’t be any happier, she says, with the response they’ve gotten to the album.

“It was awesome to ride on that release for as long as we did,” she says, “because we got time to perform it and manipulate the songs into new versions of themselves live. I think that's helped us hone in on what we want to do moving forward.”

On “Dramabot,” they were still in their “finding our sound” phase. And now?

“With performing & touring as we did in 2015, our sound naturally changed due to the crowds’ response and what we became less in tune with," Louise says. "Like the keys and synths - we've been using less of those lately & drifting more into raw, live, guitar-driven chaos. Less stuff in the way, too.”
The Color 8 is a music group that is made up of different musicians and music genres to expose ourselves and others to new sounds and new perspectives.
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Venue Information:
The Rebel Lounge
2303 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85016