River Glen (full band) @ Bell Tower Theater
--River Glen Band w/ Dana T--
Doors: 6:00pm Music: 7:00pm-9:00pm Tickets: $10 (All Ages Show!)
River and his band are moving out of the bar and into the theater! This seated show is sure to be the best opportunity yet to appreciate the playfulness and depth of River's lyricism as well as the monstrous, yet nuanced talent of every member of the band.
HEADLINER: River Glen
River Glen Breitbach: vocals, guitar, violin, mandolin Megan Roeth: vocals, keys Dan Padley: electric guitar Blake Shaw: upright bass Justin Leduc: drums
"His words and vocals are reminiscent of Brett Dennen, from the idealism and social commentary to the balladeer crooning and wide tonal range." -Julien's Journal
River is a deft songwriter and powerhouse multi-instrumentalist from Dubuque, IA. His lyrically-driven music blends elements of folk, pop, rootsy-rock, blues, and hip-hop. River and his band deliver performances that are upbeat, engaging, and tasty like biscuits and gravy. As the recipient of a 2017-2018 Iowa Arts Council Fellowship Grant, River continues to proudly represent his home state by bringing his brand of Iowa Grown Folk-Pop to audiences across the Greater Midwest, the Northeast, and Canada. Visit www.RiverGlenMusic.com for upcoming performances, music, videos, and more...
SUPPORTING ACT: Dana T
It’s only hearsay, but Dana T is the bandleader for a late-night talk show that films in an alternate universe Studio 54. Carl Sagan is a guest every night. Catering is mostly dragonfruit. It’s all very casual, yet very intense.
The other rumors are true: Dana T makes delightfully odd music that “draws you in, even as it baffles you.” (Little Village Magazine, Nov. 2015). The sonic trademarks are horns and strings fighting alongside melodic, Motown bass-lines. The drumming is frenetic and the guitar parts are shape-shifting monsters, fuzzed-to-heck riffs one moment and a clean spank the next.
It’s an arrangement style that isn’t too far from early Scott Walker or the Beach Boys, but the sound itself is a lush funk, a series of ethereally pretty vocals slinging it all together on the griddle. There’s a chaotic sort of satisfaction and kismet to it all, as if questions and answers have been written on separate scraps of paper, hurled in the air, and correctly landed on top of one another. http://www.danatelsrow.com/