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Do214 5 Year Anniversary Ft. Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears

Live In The Historic Statler Ballroom

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Date
Friday
May 17, 2019
Time
Doors 7:00pm
Showtime 8:00pm
Location
The Statler Ballroom (map)
1914 Commerce Street
Dallas TX 75201

Do214 5 Year Anniversary Party Featuring Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears & Oscar Delaughter
Presented by Deep Eddy Vodka.

Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears are known for their high-energy, funky, and psychedelic performances. Do214 is known for throwing fantastic parties. Combined, this will no doubt be a night to remember. Join us in the iconic Statler Ballroom as we toast Do214 on turning 5!

Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears return with their most subversive record to date: an exploration of the sordid trappings of ego; isolation, consumption, waste and war. Sonically inspired by the hill country blues of Junior Kimbrough, cowpunk style of The Gun Club, and the southern soul of Stax, the album charts new territory with a heavy stream of lyrical consciousness. This is The Difference Between Me & You.

Recorded in their hometown of Austin, Texas, with Grammy award winning producer Stuart Sikes (The White Stripes, Cat Power, Modest Mouse) this familiar environment provided a “hands-on style of production with, open, creative interaction between the entire band [for the first time]” Lewis said.

The band’s fifth studio album works to explore the human psyche through an impassioned and introspective lens. Mining his first decade of experience on the road, The Difference is influenced by a deep repertoire of sounds: the heavy grooves of Albert King, punked-up blues of R.L. Burnside, the storytelling of Bobby “Blue” Bland, and the soulfully layered horns of the Stones, are all omnipresent throughout.

A Texas native, Lewis discovered his love for the blues & guitar work from an early age. “I grew up on hip-hop and whatever my dad was listening to—Springsteen, Curtis Mayfield, Donny Hathaway and the like—but once I picked up the guitar I started getting into the deep cuts. My early days of crate digging helped shape the band’s experimental style,” he recalls. “It wasn’t even until my late teens that I first picked up a guitar, after getting a job at a pawn shop. I taught myself some chords on lunch breaks.”

With The Difference, “I wanted to make a more complex and reflective record than I ever have before,” Lewis explains. On opening track “Nothing but a Cliché”, he carps about an old acquaintance whose interests were best suited only for themselves. Similar themes of derision are included on tracks “No Rhyme or Reason” and “Culture Vulture”, expanding on the vices & followers within society. But just as quickly as Joe systematically ridicules the world around him, the album turns inward. “Face In The Scene” reveals the story of an existential scenester addicted to the limelight. Both mature and adventurous, balancing between a 4/4 & 6/8, the song carries a booming groove. “Suit or Soul” brings forth a thoughtful ballad about the type people you surround yourself and what their true intentions are.

Oscar Delaughter, 18, is a recent graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas, Texas. Having just completed his first EP, Oscar says he’s been a work in progress ever since he could remember. 

Maybe it started around age 4, when he climbed his way onto a drum kit when no one was looking and began to play a beat in front of about 2,000 people. 

“I loved how it made me feel,” he says. “Music was the only thing I could ever see myself doing, so I started getting involved with different instruments at home.” 

By age 6, Oscar had discovered his love for old music — everything from R&B and funk to pop, new wave, and even big-band music. When he first heard the song “Tighten Up,” by Archie Bell and the Drells, he realized he also loved to dance.

He was obsessed with the “Grease” soundtrack, and he spent countless hours watching all the Michael Jackson YouTube videos he could find. He also adored Elvis, David Bowie, and Elton John; even Frank Sinatra was on heavy rotation. He loved the vocal dynamics of Queen, and the passion and fury of James Brown.

Around age 12, with fifty bucks saved up, Oscar entered the studio for the first time and created a couple of songs with his friend Chris Gordon (Christheartist). He got the itch, and has continued to write and record ever since. 

“The Self-Titled EP,” without question, takes us on a refreshing, eclectic trip, where a young artist tests the waters and decides to dive in. 

“I like all different styles of music,” Oscar says. “So, I’m just having fun and seeing where it takes me.”

About Do214:
Founded in 2014, Do214 is the place to find out what to do in DFW. From the coolest concerts to happy hours, charity and food & wine events, Do214 is your first stop to plan the week. Not only will you find great events all in one place, but we also have tons of giveaways, free stuff, and exclusive events for Do214 subscribers. While Do214 is part of the DoStuff national network, we believe you can't fake local. Do214 is locally owned and operated by a pair of DFW born & raised dudes from our top secret headquarters.

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