The Dead South

The Dead South

Whiskey Shivers, Del Suelo

Sat 10/20/18

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 11:00 pm)

$19 ADV/$22 DOS

This event is all ages

The Dead South
The Dead South
The Dead South have been described as outlaws and modern hillbillies, but the best way to describe the Regina-based band is fearless. They’re a rare musical commodity – a band that’s equally compelling on record as they are on stage.

While The Dead South’s signature blend of bluegrass and classic folk is familiar, it’s also eminently fresh; fuelled by the kind of energy and ethic you’d associate with a punk band. “A lot of our inspiration comes from an old school feel, but our sound is an amalgamation of the we all like, and the punk influence is definitely there,” says vocalist/guitarist Nate Hilts.

Since the release of their second record, Illusion & Doubt (Curve Music/Entertainment One), in late 2016, The Dead South have proven themselves a force to be reckoned with on both sides of the 49th parallel.
Whiskey Shivers
Whiskey Shivers
A diverse group of masterfully talented musicians who stand out like a sore thumb from the traditional bluegrass world, Whiskey Shivers have made a name for themselves with a genre-pushing sound that theWashington Postcalled "apocalyptic Americana" andNPRdescribed as "frenetic bluegrass" with a "punk spirit.

"On 'Some Part of Something,' their fifth album and "strongest" (Austin Chronicle) release yet, Whiskey Shivers hit their stride, refining their unique sound in the studio while still capturing the infectiously chaotic feeling of their live shows.

Whiskey Shivers shows are always a sight to behold. Barefoot, sleeveless and sweaty, frontman and fiddle master Bobby Fitzgerald never stops smiling on stage. "All right! Let’s kick this thing in the face!” he barks, as the band tears into their stringed instruments at breakneck speed.

It's almost impossible to watch him perform more than a song or two without cracking a smile yourself. His exuberance is contagious, and it bleeds through into the music. Whether they're playing at a backyard house party, a punk-rock dive bar or a sprawling music festival, crowds take notice. People put down their phones, pick up their drinks and start dancing.

“Whiskey Shivers isn't just the five of us on stage, it’s everybody in the room," Fitzgerald says. "We try to bring everybody into the moment and get them to realize there's no wall between us and the crowd. We're all in this together, and we're all here to have a good time. We'lldo our best to facilitate it, but it takes all of us to make it happen. When you start to feel that, you can't help but feel a little attachment and become invested in the show. You realize, 'Oh, I'm here to have good time too!’”

The band members also landed a role in the upcoming film 'Pitch Perfect 3', which hits theaters in December. Plot details have not yet been released, but the band appears in both acting and musical roles alongside a returning cast that includes Anna Kendrick, Hailee Steinfeld and Rebel Wilson.
Del Suelo
Del Suelo
Del Suelo is the pseudonym of Erik Mehlsen, who has spent the better part of the last decade touring as a member of the internationally successful The Dead South, winning a Juno Award in 2018, and performing with and writing songs for The Andino Suns, winning a WCMA in 2017.

Fans have been waiting patiently for a follow up to Del Suelo’s breakthrough 2016 release — a 10 chapter/10 song combination project titled I Am Free — an innovative art project forcing the collision of the worlds of the music and literature.

Since the release of I Am Free in 2016, Del Suelo has taken philosophical alt-pop sounds across Western Canada and Northern Europe (Germany, Luxembourg, Denmark and Austria). His virtuoso guitar playing, soaring vocals, and storytelling abilities have earned a him a reputation as a must-see live act. From festival to intimate cafe, he has shared the stage with acts such as Sloan, Corb Lund, and Chixdiggit.

Buzz is heating up regarding Del Suelo’s forthcoming release The Musician’s Compass: A 12 Step Programme, a wildly playful yet deeply sobering project about the highs and lows of living life on the road. The novel and LP will be released in September of 2018.
Venue Information:
Slowdown - Main Room
729 North 14th Street
Omaha, NE, 68102-4702
http://www.theslowdown.com/