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Roosevelt Collier To Play Atlanta's Aisle 5 With AJ Ghent & Displace May 16, 2017 15:55

Atlanta jam fans are in for a special treat this Saturday night, as the Roosevelt Collier Trio is set to play Atlanta's Aisle 5. Local sacred steel guitarist AJ Ghent and Florida-based jam natives Displace will also be on hand for what is sure to be a big night in Little 5 Points. Known for his soul-shaking live performances, Roosevelt will perform with his trio which also fetures Mark Raudendurg (Donna The Buffalo) and Matt Lapham. This event is presented by Don't Fret Entertainment and Aisle 5. Tickets can be purchased in advance by clicking here

Roosevelt Collier Trio Ft. AJ Ghent With Displace
Presented by: Don't Fret Entertainment and Aisle 5
Tickets: $12 ADV / $15DOS
Doors: 9PM
1123 Eculid Ave SE. Atlanta, GA, 30307
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Roosevelt Collier Bio:
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Soft-spoken by nature, south Florida-bred Roosevelt Collier does his hollering on the sacred steel guitar. Brought up in the tradition of the House of God Church, Roosevelt built his reputation alongside his uncles and cousins in The Lee Boys, known for their spirited, soul-shaking live performances. Seated front and center, "The Dr." leaves an indelible mark on listeners, flooring audiences with his lightning-fast slide work on the pedal steel. At festivals, he is a regular "Artist at Large," performing alongside many of music's most prestigious acts, from the Allman Brothers, to the Funky Meters, to Los Lobos to the Del McCoury Band. Whether on tour with the Lee Boys, bouncing from stage to stage at festivals, or hosting an allstar get down in Miami, when Roosevelt takes the stage, the ear-to-ear grins can’t help but be contagious.
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Watch the Roosevelt Collier Trio perform "Spanish Castle Magic" here:
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AJ Ghent Bio:
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AJ Ghent was born in Fort Pierce, Florida to a family rich in musical history, such as his great uncle Willie Eason, the originator of the 'Sacred Steel Tradition' grandfather Henry Nelson, and father Aubrey Ghent Sr. AJ's grandfather Henry Nelson was the founder of the "Sacred Steel" rhythmic style played by many steel/slide guitarists today. Some of these guitarists include Robert Randolph, The Lee Boys, The Campbell Brothers, Derek Trucks and more.
 
Watch footage from AJ's album release show at Terminal West here:
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Displace Bio:
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Displace is a psychedelic, funk-fusion outfit with disco and jazz influences based out of Tampa, Florida. Known for their high energy, catchy vocals, and stirring improvisational passages, this dynamic genre-blending platform is a highly sought after talent in the Southeast and has a national profile that is on the rise.
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Watch Displace cover "Valerie" in studio here:
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Rising Funk-Fusion Act Displace Set to Release Sophomore Album "Undertow" & Embark on National Tour June 07, 2016 13:13

Tampa-based funk band Displace is set to release their sophomore album, Undertow on June 25, 2016. Self recorded in Tampa by Vinny Svoboda, bassist for the band and founder of VATS Productions, along with help from the band’s drummer Tucker Sody and guitarist Sam Dobkin, Undertow builds on the themes touched upon in the band’s first album Eureka! while showing great improvement in the compositions, improvisational aspects and overall musicianship at the same time.

Undertow, literally defined, is the force that pulls water into a wave. With this in mind, Undertow starts appropriately with ‘Accidental Necessity (Part II),’ as the first sound featured on album two is a reversed sample of the note that ended album one (Eureka!). The wave of album one breaks and is sucked back into the undertow as another wave forms. From here, we roll back past the shallows of the Beatles-esque earworm ‘Float,’ and it becomes clear that the wave is beginning to form. Duality is explored in ‘Two Worlds’ where complex rhythms break way to ponderous Floyd-inspired choruses. The funky ride back toward the forming wave is expressed in ‘Friction’ and ‘Mantis,’ which are rump-shaking tunes through and through. ‘Soup’ and ‘The Flight of Admiral Archibald’ outline ascension to the crest, while ‘Garden’ serves the role of your humble narrator. Scattered throughout the album, the ‘Ellipses’ trilogy gives the listener chance to come up for air while the current carries on beneath. Undertow was entirely self-produced from top to bottom and is meant to be listened to as a continuous piece of art.

The band will host a live preview of Undertow with commentary on Tampa’s WMNF In The Groove radio show Tuesday, June 21st from 10-11PM. On June 25, 2016 the band is hosting an album release party at Crowbar in Tampa with support from St. Petersburg locals Holey Miss Moley, and local house DJ K Slat. This show doubles as the culmination of a three show pre-party run for The Great Outdoors Jam, following shows in Tallahassee and Jacksonville. The band will partake in The Great Outdoors Jam in Mount Dora, Florida and Dunedin Brewery’s 20th Anniversary Celebration the next week before embarking on a three-week national tour. Their first national tour takes them to Tuscaloosa, New Orleans, Austin and two weeks in Colorado.

“Holly Bowling sat in on “Hillsborough River Rapids.” Sam Dobkin was playing a world of guitar, and they blew up my favorite song, “Geonosis Shuffle,” with the rhythm section (Vinny Svoboda and Tucker Sody) anchoring everything.” – Scott Hopkins, Musicfestnews.com

For more information, promotional requests, or to set up an interview, please contact Bret Peretz – dontfretent@gmail.com

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Displace Hosts Cinco de Displace Party at Dunedin Brewery May 10, 2016 13:13

 

Displace (Tampa, FL) teamed up with Fletcher’s Grove (Morgantown, WV) to host a Cinco de Displace party at Dunedin Brewery in Dunedin, FL on Thursday, May 5th. Playing to a packed crowd, Displace took advantage of the unique decorations of the venue to record a 360 degree “virtual reality” video of their new song “Friction”. 

The band also recorded the set, and are releasing it for stream and download on their Bandcamp page. As always, the set can be downloaded for free via the “name your price” option on the website. 

Watch Displace's 360 video of "Friction" from Dunedin Brewery here:

The band wasted no time ripping into a fourteen and a half minute version of “Generation: Sloan” (The first song off their first studio album, “Eureka”) and jumped quickly into a riveting version of “Float” (The first song off their second studio album, “Undertow, which will be released on June 21st digitally followed by an album release run starting the next day.). The band next maneuvered into a 25 minute mash up of The Zuton’s “Valerie” into the crowd favorite “Needles, before busting into, a fun, funky version of Nelly’s “Ride Wit Me”. 

The second half of the set started with the newer song, “The Flight of Admiral Archibald, which segued into another new song “Friction”. The band then threw it back to their roots with a crazy version of “Hillsborogh River Rapids”. Joking with the crowd, they told the story of how someone in the parking lot begged them to play a Prince song. They then played The Rolling Stones “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.. The band finished the night off with a dance driven “Geonosis Shuffle” and a throwback to your teenage years with System of a Down’s “Toxicity”. Not wanting to leave the crowd disappointed, they came back on stage for an encore and played a powerful version of the ear-worm “Don’t Fret.

For all of the latest info on Displace, head over to the band's official website and follow the band on Facebook.

Listen to Displace's set from Dunedin Brewery here: