DEEP SOUTH ENTERTAINMENT 20th ANNIVERSARY STREET FESTIVAL – Tickets – Deep South The Bar – Raleigh, NC – May 16th, 2015


All Ages. Under The Big Tent (Rain or Shine).


Parmalee, Marcy Playground, Vienna Teng, Blake Christiana (of Yarn), Kasey Tyndall, Collapsis, I Was Totally Destroying It, Hank Sinatra, Chit Nasty Band, Steve Howell & Caroline Mamoulides, Erin Nenni, The Desmonds, The Roman Spring, Katie Garfield, Season and Snare, The Balsa Gliders, Porch Light Apothecary, Zak Domogalla, Ryan Mullaney, Adam Pitts, 120 Minutes - 90s Pop/Alternative Tribute

Sat, May 16, 2015

Doors: 12:00 am / Show: 12:00 pm

Deep South The Bar

Raleigh, NC

$20 in Advance / $25 Day-Of-Show

This event is all ages


Deep South Entertainment’s 20th Anniversary Street Festival is a celebration of our multi-faceted music business company which has been operating in Raleigh, NC since 1995. The event will take place on Saturday May 16th 2015 as a celebration of 20 years in the music industry and a celebration of (just some of) the amazing artists we have had the pleasure of working with in various ways throughout the years. Old friends, new friends – let’s all celebrate great music and cheers to a great future on May 16th!

The festival will be located on the street outside of Deep South The Bar (and inside the bar as well) in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. The festival will take place inside Deep South The Bar and on Cabarrus St in front of the bar – at the intersection of Dawson and Cabarrus. A “GPS” address to the main entry point would be: 430 S Dawson St Raleigh, NC 27601.

Admission is $20, plus service fees. If any tickets remain on day-of-show, they will cost $25. Additionally, there will be a $10 surcharge applied to anyone under 21 years of age at the gates at time of admittance. Advance tickets are only available at: as well as in person at Deep South The Bar and Schoolkids Records in Raleigh, NC.

The name associated with the credit card used to purchase your ticket will be on a will-call list at the gate. Please bring photo ID. Feel free to print out your Ticketfly order confirmation, but it is not necessary. Just show up with yourself and your ID and you’ll be good to go. We will NOT mail a hard-copy ticket to you. Hard copies can only be purchased in person at Deep South The Bar or Schoolkids Records in Raleigh, NC.

Ideally, you’re all showing up together. But your guests can arrive separately if needed. We’ll be able to track how many people are admitted under your name and Ticketfly purchase reciept. As long as they know they’re under the name on the card used to purchase the tickets, you should all be good to go!

The gates open and music begins promptly at 12pm noon on Saturday May 16th 2015.

The first act will perform at 12pm, and the headliner will begin at 9:30pm. The live music will alternate between the main outdoor stage and Deep South The Bar’s indoor, intimate stage. There will be an afterparty inside Deep South The Bar from 10:45pm until 1:30am, featuring live music by 90s cover band, 120 Minutes.
1:30 - The Desmonds
2:30 - Vienna Teng
3:30 - Chit Nasty Band
4:30 - Collapsis
5:30 - Hank Sinatra
6:25 - Blake Christiana
7:00 - I Was Totally Destroying It
7:35 - Kasey Tyndall
8:20 - Marcy Playground
9:30 - Parmalee

12:30 - Ryan Mullaney
1:00 - Zak Domogalla
2:00 - Porch Light Apothecary
3:00 - Erin Nenni
4:00 - The Balsa Gliders
5:00 - Katie Garfield
6:00 - The Roman Spring
8:00 - Steve Howell & Caroline Mamoulides
9:00 - Season & Snare
10:45 - 120 Minutes (featuring Adam Pitts)

We will have a few food trucks onsite (stay tuned for more info), plus Fiction Kitchen will be serving as well!

Yes, we will have a wide variety of domestic, import, local and craft beers (and wines) for sale at stations throughout the festival, plus cocktails and various other libations inside and on the patio of Deep South The Bar.

Yes. You may use your credit card to purchase beer or food at the festival. Cash however is preferred, and often quickest in completing the transaction. For your convenience there will be ATM machines on-site. But yes, forgot your cash? We accept all major credit cards.

Deep South Entertainment’s 20th Anniversary Street Festival is All Ages, however you must be at least 21 years of age with a valid I.D. to purchase alcohol.

There is a good deal of seating in and around Deep South The Bar, but yes you may bring a chair for the outdoor section of the event - however we ask that you set up your chairs at the back half of the event, away from the stage.

There are a number of parking decks throughout the downtown area as well as there is free transit available via the R-Line Bus. For a full map of both the parking decks and the R-Line use this URL:

One sealed, unopened water bottle is allowed. No weapons allowed. No outside food allowed. There will be plenty of vendors on-site to keep you full and happy 🙂

Sorry, no re-entry after 6pm, but re-entry will be allowed during the afternoon. There will be food and beverage vendors on site, ample bathrooms, and plenty of good times to keep you entertained 🙂

Unfortunately, no. We love all little fury friends, but they just are not suited for this event.

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The event is rain or shine.

Yes, as soon as the music is over on the main stage at 10:45pm, the party continues inside Deep South The Bar with 90s cover band, 120 Minutes. There will also be an after party at City Limits Saloon!

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From this tiny town that’s home to a gas station, two blinking yellow lights, and a small tin- roofed barn dubbed Studio B, country rockers Parmalee launched their long journey to Nashville. The near-fatal robbery Parmalee experienced after a show would have destroyed most bands. But brothers Matt and Scott Thomas, cousin Barry Knox and longtime friend Josh McSwain didn’t call it quits. Instead it reinforced their intense motivation and dedication to one another and to their determination to succeed.

Each obstacle that delayed Parmalee’s arrival to Nashville was an extra mile that allowed the groundbreaking sounds of artists like Jason Aldean and Eric Church to pave the way for the worlds of country radio and Parmalee’s brand of country music to meet at the perfect crossroad.

Parmalee’s country rock sound has its roots in the bluegrass, traditional country, southern rock and blues covers the guys grew up hearing their families play.

Matt and Scott Thomas grew up near Greenville, NC watching their father Jerry front a popular local southern rock blues band. The boys watched and learned, picking up their own instruments and jamming along with their dad’s band. From this they learned how to integrate their own style into the songs they were playing. Barry Knox, who played drums for the church choir, loved what his cousins were doing and soon joined them.

All that practice paid off one night when Matt and Scott, then teenagers, snuck into a club to watch their father perform. “The guitar player got too drunk before the gig and didn’t show,” Matt explains. “I knew all the songs so my dad called me on stage. I was in the band from that point on.” Scott replaced the drummer, and Barry learned bass in order to secure his spot in the band. The line-up became the newly minted The Thomas Brothers Band.

The Thomas Brothers Band cut their teeth on the local club circuit and would often share the same marquee with a cover band that starred their friend Josh McSwain on guitar and keys. Josh’s upbringing paralleled Matt, Scott and Barry’s. Josh also traveled and played with his father who was in a bluegrass band called “Get Honked.” A fan of Josh’s musical prowess, Matt invited Josh to play with Barry, Scott and himself. The foursome clicked immediately on stage. Their first gig was held at local watering hole, Corrigans, near East Carolina University where the guys went to school. From this moment in 2001 Parmalee was born.

The band set up camp every Tuesday and Thursday evening in the Parmele, NC barn they named Studio B after its original builder Mark Bryant. They added an extra “e” to the band’s name to make it easier for those outside the area to pronounce it. “Tuesdays and Thursdays were the only nights we could all get together and rehearse – the rest of the time we were each out working in order to fund Parmalee,” Matt says. “Every person in town could hear us practice in the barn, so we also had to stop at 11 p.m. to be considerate of the neighborhood.”

The residents of Parmele weren’t the only ones within earshot. The band developed a devout regional following based on the intensity of their live shows. But, the guys knew to turn their dreams into reality they would have to leave North Carolina. Their journey took them all over the country including New York, Los Angeles, and Atlanta as they tried to find their musical direction. All of the producers, managers, and label representatives said the same thing: “you guys need to be in Nashville.”

Matt, Barry and Josh parked their RV, which doubled as their studio, in the Comfort Inn parking lot on Nashville’s famed Demonbreun Street near Music Row. For the next month the parking lot was home and office. They began writing new material and networking. Their new connections led to a co-writing session with David Fanning, who is part of the celebrated production team New Voice with Kurt Allison, Tully Kennedy and Rich Redmond. “Going into these appointments, you never know who you’re going to meet or how it’s going to go,” Matt explains. “But when I wrote with David, we hit it off.”

During the same weekend as the infamous Nashville flood, Parmalee and Fanning wrote “Musta Had a Good Time” – even recording the demo in the RV’s recording “studio” – oblivious to the devastation that was happening to the city around them. After the “Flood Sessions,” Parmalee went into the studio with New Voice to record some sides, including “Carolina,” and “Musta Had a Good Time.” NV played the songs for BBR Music Group President/CEO Benny Brown who was impressed and asked to see a showcase as soon as the band returned to Nashville.

Parmalee put together a short tour in North Carolina to fund the trip back to Music City. But after the first show, plans changed.

After their September 21, 2010 show, Josh and Barry were packing gear in the venue while Matt and Scott were outside loading their RV when two armed men knocked on the door. The men put a gun to Matt’s head and demanded money. Shots were fired. Scott, who possessed a concealed weapons license, fired back. One of the gunmen died and Scott was shot three times. One bullet hit Scott’s femoral artery causing him to nearly bleed to death. “He bled out on the air flight to Charlotte, and his heart stopped twice,” Matt recalls. “When we got to the hospital, the doctor gave him a five percent chance to live.”

Scott was hospitalized in Charlotte, NC for 35 days – 10 of which he spent in a coma. News of the shooting spread like wildfire and the local news stations carried weekly reports on Scott’s progress. Parmalee’s fans turned out in droves to show their support. Through Facebook campaigns and benefits they raised enough money to help cover Scott’s medical bills. The Nashville community also rallied behind Parmalee donating autographed items and VIP packages to help cover Scott’s medical expenses. “We knew we had a lot of friends and fans,” Josh says. “But we found out exactly how many we had.”

By February 2011, Scott was well enough to get behind a drum kit for the first time and the band finally performed their promised label showcase. “We wouldn’t tell everybody how bad off I was because there was no way I wasn’t going to play that show,” Scott says. “I was in a leg brace, but I only had to get through six songs. Parmalee had fought for so much for so long that we decided we hadn’t come this far to stop now.” Through sheer willpower, the band nailed the set and landed a deal with Stoney Creek Records, home to ACM Vocal Duo of the Year Thompson Square and chart-topper Randy Houser.
Looking back on their experiences, the members of Parmalee have no regrets about the path they chose. “All the obstacles and craziness we’ve been through allowed us to help find our home in Nashville,” Matt says. “It took us going through all that to mold us,” Barry continues. “In Hollywood and New York we were always pushed in opposite directions. But Nashville helped us capture our sound – a sound that’s authentic to who we are as both artists and as people.”

All of Parmalee’s hard work, dedication and perseverance is paying off in a big way. Country fans voted the band’s debut single, “Musta Had A Good Time,” #1 for 4 consecutive weeks on SiriusXM’s The Highway “Hot 30 LIVE” countdown and the song became a Top 40 hit on mainstream country radio. The fun-loving party anthem has been featured in national sporting event broadcasts from the PGA to MLB. Parmalee was named a “Bubbling Under Artist” by Billboard magazine (June 2013) and one of Clear Channel’s NEW! Artists to Watch in 2013. MTV Networks also hand picked Parmalee to perform as part of its 2013 O Music Awards and the foursome recently appeared on the 4th Annual American Country Awards.

Parmalee recently made history when its multi-week #1 smash “Carolina” became the longest climbing single by a duo or group in the 24-year history of the Billboard Country Airplay Chart. Parmalee was also the first multi-member Country act to garner a #1 single on both the Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase/ Country Aircheck charts since Florida Georgia Line. “Carolina” was recently certified GOLD (for over 500,000 in sales) by the RIAA.

Parmalee’s debut country album, FEELS LIKE CAROLINA, has earned critical praise from People, The New York Times, USA Today, Newsday, Billboard and more. In 2014, Parmalee earned a semi-finalist nod for the Academy of Country Music’s coveted “New Artist of the Year” award, a 2014 Teen Choice Award nomination for “Choice Country Group” and toured with one of country’s leading male vocalists, Jake Owen, on his Days Of Gold Tour. Parmalee’s latest hit, “Close Your Eyes,” recently became its second consecutive Top 3 hit at country radio. This year, Parmalee hits the road with Brad Paisley on his “Country Nation World Tour,” kicking off Jan. 17, 2015 in Morgantown, WV. The band’s new single, “Already Callin’ You Mine” impacts country radio on Feb. 2, 2015.
Marcy Playground
Marcy Playground
Although the members of Marcy Playground met in New York City during the mid-'90s, both singer/guitarist John Wozniak and bassist Dylan Keefe originally hailed from Minneapolis, and drummer Dan Rieser grew up in Ohio. The group took its name from the Marcy Open School, an experimental elementary school that Wozniak attended in the late '70s. Wozniak was intimidated by a few other students during his time at Marcy Open, and he ultimately refused to join his peers on the school's playground during recess. Subsequently, the singer claimed that this tough period of his life served as "a foundation for a future self." In one of the band's first bios, he explained, "The strange way in which I see the world today can be directly traced back to the time when, as a little boy, I sat paralyzed by the unfortunate realities of life as I looked out of a school window and down onto the Marcy Playground."

Keefe attended another nearby school -- a sister school, of sorts, to the one that Wozniak attended -- but it wasn't until both Minneapolis natives moved to N.Y.C. that they first crossed paths. Introduced via acclaimed jazz guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel, the two realized they shared similar tastes in music and soon decided to form a band. Keefe recommended an old college friend, Rieser, to play drums for the group, which led to the official birth of Marcy Playground.

The group eventually signed a recording contract with Capitol Records and released a self-titled debut album in February 1997. Several months after the album's release, rock radio picked up on the group's single "Sex and Candy" (comparable to Nirvana's more tranquil moments), which pushed the album up the U.S. charts and, eventually, to platinum certification. The trio began work on a second full-length effort, trying to avoid the dreaded sophomore jinx that so many other rock bands have fallen prey to after scoring an inaugural hit. Marcy Playground proved ultimately susceptible to the aforementioned "curse," as the resulting album, 1999's Shapeshifter, was widely panned by critics and sank from sight shortly after its release. The group shrank away from the spotlight but continued releasing albums, with MP3 arriving in 2004 and Leaving Wonderland...In a Fit of Rage following in 2009. The remix album, Indaba Remixes From Wonderland -- featuring remixed versions of tracks off Leaving Wonderland --appeared in 2010.
Vienna Teng
Vienna Teng
"So come out. You have been waiting long enough."

This clarion call opens Aims, Vienna Teng's fifth studio album. It's as much a reminder for Vienna herself as an invitation to her listeners – a call to awaken the full potential within all of us.

The singer-songwriter lives by her own words. A Computer Science major at Stanford, she worked briefly at Cisco Systems in Silicon Valley before signing a record deal. She spent the next seven years as a full-time musician, releasing four acclaimed albums and touring both stateside and abroad. Her song craft, has gathered accolades from the likes of NPR, David Letterman and Entertainment Weekly. But in 2010, she shifted gears yet again, this time in pursuit of decidedly non-musical interests: a graduate program in sustainability at the University of Michigan. "I like to joke that I have long-term ADD," she says of her unorthodox career moves. "But going back to school made total sense to me. It was time."

Now graduated with, an MBA and an MS in Environmental Science, she brings new intention and ambition to her song craft—as well as a newfound lightness. "I want to write songs that feel aware of the wider world," she explains, "songs that speak to you on a personal level and on a grander scale at the same time. The issues we grapple with as a society are just variations on what happens inside a family, or between lovers. I want to shine a light on that connection." Not an easy task, but Vienna found it a joyful endeavor. "I got to fall in love with music again," she says. "Being a musician no longer defines my whole identity; I'm doing other work now, too. So I'm not pinning so many expectations on these little songs. I don't need them to be 'successful' in ways that are beyond my control. I can just have fun."

Indeed, the new album finds Vienna in full adventurous mode. Recorded in Nashville with producer Cason Cooley (Katie Herzig, Matthew Perryman Jones), Aims is exuberant and buoyant in its enthusiasm, yet crafted with the same creative precision that has defined her previous work. The acoustic piano, once the centerpiece of her recordings, plays an occasional supportive role here; in its place are intricate layers of electronica, percussion, strings, and electric guitars. "Cason and I built a playlist of reference songs when we started working," Vienna remembers. "We put Beck and Florence & the Machine and Kanye West on there. James Blake, Foster the People, Vampire Weekend. We started by stealing from the music we were obsessed with."

The result is glorious, intelligent pop music with a signature all its own. Against a backdrop of stomping percussion and a gospel-inspired refrain, "In the 99" rejects the black-and-white, us-versus-them conflict view of the Occupy movement, instead exploring inequality through the eyes of a compassionate investment banker. In the gorgeous and disturbing "Hymn of Acxiom," Vienna sings from the perspective of Big Data, densely layering and manipulating her vocals into an electronically-textured choir to spin an eerily relevant cautionary tale. There are tender moments as well, as in the folk-tinged album closer "Goodnight New York," a love letter to a previous home, relationship, and perhaps vocation. "I'll say goodnight but it's never goodbye," she promises. If Aims is any indication, there's even finer music to come from this artist in the years ahead.
Blake Christiana (of Yarn)
Blake Christiana (of Yarn)
Blake Christiana of Yarn solo set!

Since their start in 2007, Yarn’s original Americana sound has developed into music that seekers of the unique see as the soundtrack to their lives. Yarn’s first four albums were recognized by the AMA’s and R&R radio charts, spending time in the top 5 at their highest point. Yarn has become one of the hardest-working and harder-touring bands for this generation’s digital natives and new music folllowers.

2012 brings this grammy-nominated roots band into the music revolution, inspired by today’s music devotee’s hunger for artists to believe in and follow, they are giving it to the fans everyday in everyway possible. Yarn’s devotion to their fans is realized in online and social sharing of their music, whether it’s daily video posts, premiering fresh songs on local radio, or performing live in small town venues across the country. They are bringing songs to American music lovers, and the music lovers are responding.

Yarn’s devoted followers, affectionately called the “Yarmy”, answered the band’s request for aid when they funded their new record through Kickstarter. Raising in excess of $5000 of the $15,000 needed, the “Yarmy” proved their allegiance to Yarn and their music being heard in 2012.

The fans have spoken, and on March 20th, Yarn releases their new album, Almost Home, produced by the multi-Grammy winning, Bil VornDick, who has worked with Alison Krauss, Ralph Stanley, Bob Dylan and many others. VornDick came across a Yarn performance at “Music City Roots”, Nashville’s progessive live music show that showcases some of the best of the Americana music scene. Although they didn’t come together that night, VornDick and his wife heard Yarn on a Virginia radio live remote a few days later as they were traveling. VornDick decided it must be a sign and the rest is Yarn history.

Yarn’s mojo continues to provide as they will be making their first appearance at SXSW in the New Frontier Showcase, and traveling in the “On the Fly” RV, courtesy of their 2012 sponsorship with Firefly Vodka. “It seems every good connection leads to another,” says Christiana, “our fan following has really put us in a place to get noticed and we want to repay them for the huge faith in us.” Yarn’s good karma keeps building, being in the right place at the right time. They were recently featured on CNN’s Out Front, during a cover story on Firefly Distilleries. The band just happened to be in town and their music made a believer out of CNN host, Erin Burnett, who, (as she sings along with the band), proclaims, “They are playing good music and living the American dream. We think Yarn is going to make it big!”

Yarn is led by singer/songwriter and cult-master, Blake Christiana, who carries the torch for the fan-following that will transport Yarn into the promised land. “Our fans are like family. We are so grateful to people that love music and will help support us in creating it. It’s just remarkable,” Christiana says. “That’s half of my love of the road; we’ve got what feels like family in tons of cities across America.”

Yarn’s devoted “family” has them following in the fine tradition of The Grateful Dead and Widespread Panic, whose fans will go to any length to see them live, and this year Yarn’s fans will see them plenty. Their rigorous tour schedule has them out on the road for more than 150 dates per year since 2007 and they are not slowing down.

For Yarn, discussion of life on the road goes right back to the audience and the fan’s benevolence. “They want us to survive and to keep creating music, so they will bring us into their homes, let us sleep in their beds, cook for us...the level of generosity is unbelievable,” says Christiana. The Yarn sextet doesn’t hold back when it comes to rewarding their followers for their loyalty. “We are so exposed to our fans...we don’t sit on the bus or hide in the green room, we are hanging out, drinking beer with them, going out after the show...if anyone wants to get to know us on a more personal level, it’s very easy,” admits Christiana. They also make sure that all their live shows are recorded and online for fans freely. “We have been doing that for a few years, and the fans love it,” says Christiana, “whatever it takes, we want to do for anybody that comes out to our shows.”

Is there a mark of success for Yarn? Christiana states it well, “To live comfortably and make music for our fans. I just want to be able to do what I love and maybe I’m already there,” he laughs, “we want to make good music and hopefully that makes someone else’s life better.”

Stay tuned, 2012 looks like Yarn may unravel the American dream.

Brooklyn-based Americana/Alt-Country band Yarn’s sound owes as much to Gram Parsons and Earl Scruggs as to Jerry Garcia and Exile On Main Street-era Rolling Stones. Following in a fine tradition that includes forward thinking roots bands like The Flying Burrito Brothers and New Riders of The Purple Sage, Yarn weaves roots music idioms into a fresh sound that turns on hipsters and fans of country music alike, with technically impressive song-crafting and universal tales from the road of life.

On Yarn’s latest release, Leftovers, Volume 1 you’ll hear vintage tracks recorded during the band’s first studio sessions back in 2006 and 2007. With this retro-collection, listeners witness the poignant emotion and emotive story-telling that has come to define the sextet’s sound, which straddles the genres of Americana and alt-country, with a dash of jam-band.

Their self-titled debut record reached No. 14 on the AMA and R&R Radio Charts, and ranked No. 79 on the AMA’s Top 100 Albums of 2007. Yarn’s 2008 follow-up, Empty Pockets, spent months in the top 5 on the AMA chart and was honored with eight first round 2009 Grammy nominations in several categories. Yarn’s third release, Come on In, held its own as the #25 record on the top 100 Americana chart of 2010.

Yarn is touring intensively and their impressive live shows continue to build the buzz and the fan base fueled by their first four records.
Kasey Tyndall
Kasey Tyndall
Kasey Tyndall’s sweet southern charm is often rudely interrupted by an impressive collection of rock ’n’ roll t-shirts. AC/DC, Ramones and Guns ’n Roses — crop tops preferably.

“You can help me Mr. Dave, I have so many,” she says looking with wide, innocent eyes toward her manager when pressed to quantify her collection. “Stryper. I just went on tour with them, that was awesome. I wear my Stryper shirt a lot. Some of my other favorite shirts are Bon Jovi, Loverboy, Lucinda Williams, Jason Isbell … ”

Yes, she calls her manager Mr. Dave and her agent Mr. Jay – that’s kind of her thing, recognizable by anyone raised in the south. But she says their name with respect and reverence instead of the sass and flare one would expect from a girl who prefers leather and denim over dresses and heels, just like she prefers a rowdy crowd dancing on a bar top over a seated one golf-clapping after each song.

Don’t be totally fooled — Tyndall isn’t a rocker hiding in a cowgirl town. Her Eastern North Carolina accent and penchant for aching love songs gives her away as a grounded country thoroughbred. The newly released “Everything Is Texas” is a heartbreak song so deep it nearly made the guy she wrote it about cry.

Each night on the road before playing "Everything Is Texas", Kasey Tyndall tells the story behind the song and how the guy she loved, a Texas-native, just disappeared on her. No explanation - just up and left. “His face … I almost felt bad for him,” she says with guilty laughter as she recalls the night he turned up in her crowd and planted himself front row.

The heartfelt song was penned with the help of Lena Stone and Lainey Wilson.

Tyndall’s journey to Nashville was accelerated in 2014 when she won a radio station contest to sing “We Were Us” with Keith Urban. Opportunities came quickly after that late summer performance, including signing with WME’s Jay Williams for booking (Eric Church, Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton, Dierks Bentley). The then college student was greener than new money when she moved to Music City — during her first co-write she had no idea she was working with Doug Johnson (Randy Travis, Lee Brice, Rascal Flatts) until he stepped away and the other writer in the room, Nick Autry, said, “Do you know who that is?”

“Anyone that’s big … I get super nervous,” Tyndall says, the anxiety flushing her face even as she thinks about writing with some of the veterans and legends she’s sat down with. She’s has opportunity to be nervous a lot lately. Neil Mason from The Cadillac Three, Driver Williams from Eric Church’s band and Tommy Cecil are a few of the seasoned writers she’s worked with. A publishing deal with Sony ATV promises to bring more top-end talent to her door. After working with her, Cecil (Luke Bryan, Jake Owen, North Carolina’s Parmalee) agreed to produce her EP..

During a song like “Who I Ain’t”, a song on Tyndall's upcoming EP, the fire inside this fast-rising singer breaks containment. Between songs and offstage, Tyndall couldn’t be more approachable. She’s quiet, but increasingly confident about who she is, and who she ain’t. “I wasn’t the prettiest or most popular or anywhere remotely close to that,” she says recalling high school. Her multiplying fan base appreciates this and her rock anthems have become their anthem.

“You get on social media and you see society saying ‘That’s what you should look like.’ I instead wanna be a voice of ‘Hey it’s totally OK who you are, just like you are.'”

Tyndall did over 100 tour dates in 2016, doing runs with the likes of Kane Brown, Granger Smith, Casey Donahew, and The Cadillac Three... and there appears to be no slowing down in 2017. As Tyndall explains,“I love to sing and perform and I’m thankful for anyone who wants to listen. It’s almost like my fans and I have this team. It’s kinda the ‘Be who you are’ team. And I’m blessed to have the best team in the world.”
Chapel Hill-based band Collapsis, which mixed country sounds with bar-band rock, was formed from the ashes of several other southern bands, namely Queen Sarah Saturday, who in their demise donated the talents of Collapsis' guitarist/vocalist Ryan Pickett and bassist/vocalist Chris Holloway. Local legends Dillon Fence also collapsed, leaving drummer Scott Carle free to join the band. Around the same time, guitarist/vocalist Mike Garrigan followed the advice of one of his law school professors and left the law behind to devote his attention full-time to the band. The effort paid off when Collapsis, during a period of increasing local fame, managed to sign a contract with Cherry Records, a subsidiary of Universal. They quickly self-produced their Chartreuse EP to provide a recording for their growing fan base and then left Chapel Hill briefly in 1999 to record their major-label debut. The result, Dirty Wake, was released in early 2000.
I Was Totally Destroying It
I Was Totally Destroying It
Fate has served I WAS TOTALLY DESTROYING IT well. The members of the 5-piece power-pop band from Chapel Hill, NC found each other searching for a new creative outlet as all their previous bands were imploding at precisely the same moment. Determined to try something different, these veterans of North Carolina indie rock acts like Sorry About Dresden and Strunken White embraced their love of 70's icons such as Tom Petty and Elvis Costello, 80's new wave artists such as The Cure and Kate Bush, and 90's stalwarts like Superchunk and That Dog - and founded the hook-heavy IWTDI Rock Machine. Dueling lead vocalists and songwriters Rachel Hirsh and John Booker harmonize lyrics that belie the sweet, sunny suggestions of their upbeat melodies, inviting you to listen in on their conversations about self-loathing, fear, and intimacy. Backed by a powerful rhythm section (drummer James Hepler and bassist Joe Mazzitelli), and the soaring lead guitars of Curtis Armstead, I Was Totally Destroying It have yet to slow down in the nearly 5 years since the band's inception.

Prolific as they are driven, to date, IWTDI have released 3 full length albums (2007's S/T, 2009's Horror Vacui, 2011's Preludes), 2 EP's (2008's Done Waiting, 2009's The Beached Margin - collected on a limited edition 12") and a 7" single (2010's Get Big), which includes a towering cover of their favorite song from the 1980's: "In A Big Country" by Big Country. Immediately following the release of Preludes in April 2011, IWTDI migrated to Minneapolis, MN to record Vexations at the legendary Flowers Studio with producers Joshua Cain (from Motion City Soundtrack. Credits include: Metro Station, Sing It Loud) & Ed Ackerson (from Polara. Credits include The Jayhawks, The Replacements). Vexations, 12 brooding yet beautiful compositions, is new territory for the group- a pseudo-concept album loosely based around Stephen King's Dark Tower series. The band is calling it their best work to date, with lyricists Booker and Hirsh tapping King's epic adventure for inspiration and context and using it to convey stories and emotions relative to their own lives. The music twists and turns in new directions as well- the band fully harnessing their moodier, gothic tendencies and even winking at unexpected inspirations such as Cocteau Twins and Brian Eno -but never abandoning their previous pop sensibilities.

With a handful of national and regional tours under their belts, IWTDI show no signs of letting up anytime soon. Having shared the stage with Motion City Soundtrack on multiple occasions, as well as other highlights such as playing the grand opening of the Raleigh Amphitheater with The Connells in front of 4,000+ attendees, performing as the main support for Joan Jett in 2009 in front of 15,000+, and shows with some of their biggest influences- Superchunk, The Get Up Kids, Cursive, Thursday, Conor Oberst, Polvo, Billy Bragg - I Was Totally Destroying It have become a seasoned, pitch-perfect live act. They hope to see you in your town soon.

Other accolades include "Come Out, Come Out", from the album Horror Vacui, being featured prominently in a massive television ad campaign by Vivo, Bazil's largest cell phone service provider, in 2010; performing to a capacity crowd at the Team Clermont 2011 SXSW showcase; appearing on Guided By Voices tribute album, Sing For Your Meat, alongside The Flaming Lips, Thurston Moore, Crooked Fingers, Elf Power, Superdrag, and more; Being named one of The News & Observer's Great 8 of 2008; Onion AV Club's list of "Memorable Band Names; The Independent Weekly's "Best Songs Of The Year" 3 years in a row; The Daily Tar Heel naming Horror Vacui the second best NC album of 2009 (behind The Love Language), and more.

So far in 2012, IWTDI have seen two exclusive features from Alternative Press, performed again at Austin's SXSW music festival, licensed songs for television spots and a handful of independent films, and had their music video "Control" featured on, as well as in rotation on The Cool TV network. All of this leading up to a very busy summer/fall touring in promotion of Vexations, due 8.21.12.
Hank Sinatra
Hank Sinatra
Don't let the name fool you, Hank may have been born the bastard love child of hardcore honky-tonk and early 70s garage rock, but the beast has evolved into a true Southern, rock band drawing on influences from 38 Special to early Tom Petty and REM, all wrapped up in a punk rock sneer. Frontman Jeff Holshouser (lead singer/songwriter/rhythm guitar) is a Raleigh music veteran whose previous bands include Buddy Valentine and His Evening in Heaven, Snapperhead, and Big Dixie. Sharing lead guitar duties and backing vocals are the ultra-talented Sam Madison (Bloodmobile, Man Will Destroy Himself, The Bleeding Hearts) and local guitar hero Tommy Cooper, former lead guitarist for seminal NC rockers, The Stegmonds. Bassist Danny Kurtz (Whiskeytown and Phil Lee and the Sly Dogs) reunites with drummer Jeff "JD" Dennis to help refine Hank Sinatra's current sound. Dennis and Kurtz comprised the original rhythm section of NC alt-country pioneers, The Backsliders.

The roller-coaster lives of these rock thoroughbreds shows through in their driving rhythms and walk-the-edge vocals. Holshouser says their latest release "A Year From Now" is by far the band's most ambitious record. "While the majority of the record is a response to some very difficult times for all the band members, we definitely kept plenty of our trademark 'tongue-in-cheekiness' on hand," he says. "Sometimes you've got to laugh to keep from crying."

Joining Hank Sinatra for the album in studio were long-time drummer and friend, Freddy Jones (Big Dixie, Booty Call, Naugahyde Chihuahuas), bassist Robert Sledge (Ben Folds Five, International Orange, Toxic Popsicle) and keyboard/piano master Greg Rice (The Cartridge Family, Terry Anderson and the Olympic Ass Kicking Team).

"Hank Sinatra is a rowdy, rock-n-roll bar band and that will never change," says Holshouser. "This record taught us ways to take that same energy and figure out how to use it to deal with all the crap life can throw at you when the party's over. Ultimately, that's what allowed us to evolve in very personal ways but never lose sight of what we are at our most basic, five good friends in a rock band."
Chit Nasty Band
Chit Nasty Band
Chit is known for his rock and roll, gospel piano playing, soulful vocal delivery, and over all being a funkster. As the former front man of Boston’s rock/soul/funk/reggae band “The Nasties”, Chit has made music with some of the most talented musicians from his alma mater, Berklee College of Music. Showmanship and stage presence have become well noted aspects of Chit’s live performances. Chit is joined on stage by an allstar lineup of fellow local musicians, Gerran Gotti Adams on Drums, Andy Kleindienst on Bass, Jackson Manuel and John Faltass on guitars, as well as the entire rhythm and vocal section. The band and the songs will take you higher, make you feel scandalous, loved, accepted, and over all feel good deep down in your soul. Have a listen and get ready to take a trip to Nasty Nation!
Steve Howell & Caroline Mamoulides
Steve Howell & Caroline Mamoulides
Caroline Mamoulides is a songwriter, vocalist and guitarist from Raleigh, NC. With strong vocals and a passion for melody her songwriting brings truth and beauty with a touch of sorrow to the light of day. She released her first CD Potential in 2012. Steve Howell has made a name for himself as a founding member of Raleigh, NC’s honky tonk heroes The Backsliders. He has released 5 CDs with The Backsliders and played his songs all over the country. Together Caroline and Steve emphasize harmony vocals and a two acoustic guitar sound that is sure the pull at the heartstrings, but still keep your toes tapping.
Erin Nenni
Erin Nenni
A singer-songwriter from a small town just outside of Raleigh, NC, Erin Nenni is as honest in her approach to music as she is creative. Her powerful voice has already captured the attention of NPR’s “The State of Things” and NBC’s “My Carolina Today,” along with an impressive list of industry insiders. Additionally, she and her band of notable musicians have been steadily growing her fan base throughout the Carolinas performing at honky-tonks and outdoor music festivals.

A graduate of East Carolina University (Home to Parmalee, Parker’s BBQ, and Pirates Football), Erin earned a degree in English while writing songs and developing as an artist. Upon graduation she started paying her dues for a career in music and in just two short years has built quite the impressive local following, performing both as an acoustic duo and with her band.

2014 will see growth for the young artist as she continues to co-write with some of the best writers in the business, all the while filling the dance floors of country music venues around the Carolinas. North Carolina has a lot of authentic music and culture to offer the world and Erin Nenni is humbled to be included in that mix. “Music is all I’ve ever known. North Carolina is such a creative place to have been raised. There’s just some amazing music and storytelling that comes out of this area.”, says Erin. “I love telling stories and crafting words to paint pictures and I’ll never take for granted the ability to sing, write songs, and perform. I’m so incredibly thankful that I get to do what I love.”
The Desmonds
The Desmonds
Jeff Carroll & The Desmonds!
The Roman Spring
The Roman Spring
The Roman Spring is a Triangle, NC - based five piece, concocting dreamy, Americana tinged pop: think Band of Horses meets R.E.M., with a dash of Ryan Adams.

After the demise of his rock outfit Colourslide, singer/songwriter Alex Lawhon decided to start a new band using some of the area’s best musicians:

“I envisioned The Roman Spring to be much more than a solo project,” states Lawhon, “ I wanted it to be a band, but with an open door policy . . . I'm very lucky to have friends who just happen to be some of the most talented people in the world, and I invited them all to contribute when they could.”
A great idea, but after several changes in lineup, it became apparent that The Roman Spring needed to evolve into something more sustainable.

“I said to myself, if I could have anyone that I wanted to play in a band with, who would it be?” Alex put the call out to the first four names that came to mind. “Every single one said yes! Unbelievable!” and so entered Rob Clay (Cravin Melon, The Veldt, Parklife), Scott Carle (Dillon Fence, Collapsis, Lost in the Trees), Sam Clowney (Parklife, The Veldt) and Chad Barger (Cravin Melon, Roger Gupton) into The Roman Spring as it stands today. Their combined experience is quite staggering when you consider that one or another of them has either toured or shared a stage with such notable acts as Wilco, John Mayer, Weezer, Lemonheads, Third Eye Blind, Pavement, The Black Crowes, Maroon 5, Gavin Degraw and Jet , while Alex’s songs have achieved substantial radio airplay, as well as having landed several national television spots on ESPN, MTV, ABC Family, E!, and OXYGEN.

“I’ve been a huge fan of all these guys both personally and musically for as long as I can remember,” Alex enthuses. “Playing with all of them is more than wonderful, and Rob is a fantastic songwriter in his own right, so the amount of material that we’ve assembled in such a sort time is amazing.”

The momentum the band is currently enjoying has taken them all by surprise: The five are all veterans of the NC scene, but far from viewing this as just another gig, they’ve all jumped into the project head-first, each with a fresh and immediate perspective driven by the rare musical chemistry they share and the strength of the new material. As likely to appeal to indie audiences as much as they would to fans of country music, blues or rock, The Roman Spring has plenty of crossover appeal while retaining the integrity that comes with the delivery of a truly good song.
Katie Garfield
Katie Garfield
Katie is 21 years old, and has been writing songs for 6 years.
She followed her creative passion and in the summer of 2012 moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting and music.
She was a featured performer at WeDay in October 2013- a charity event at
Viking Stadium (Minnesota). She played alongside The Jonas Brothers, Carly Rae Jepsen, and many more in front of an audience of 18,000 people.
She is managed by The Jonas Group in Los Angeles, and is business managed by Dave Rose at Deep South Entertainment.
Season and Snare
Season and Snare
Formed in March 2014, the duo, Season & Snare, have created quite the ripple effect in the Triangle. Performing their soul-searing, upbeat indie-pop music they’ve taken on the scene like a force of nature. In their first six months, they’ve garnered local attention by winning the annual competition at Deep South the Bar’s Open Mic and by performing at a number of events for local charities, such as Band Together and The Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation.

Season & Snare are comprised of multi-instrumentalist Casey Austin Allen and Autumn Rose Brand. As the year comes to a close, they’ve been recording for their 2015 single release of “I Never Wanted” a song that defines the passion that will certainly drive these two as they begin their journey. The unparalleled vocal harmonies when they chant, “I never wanted an ordinary life…” will remind you that Season & Snare are far from ordinary. Amy Cox, Partner & Manager at Deep South Entertainment raves, “We’re really looking forward to working with Season & Snare. Their soulful, feel-good music is infectious and they’re just getting started, which makes the adventure more exciting!”
The Balsa Gliders
The Balsa Gliders
Ten years ago The Balsa Gliders stopped listening to indie rock and started playing it.

The Gliders are a loose collective of North Carolinians who formed friendships in Chapel Hill during college. Their spirited live shows recall the anthemic indie sound from the ‘90s that made the Triangle famous. The melodies echo local bands from Let’s Active to Portastatic to even Archers of Loaf.

Now based in Raleigh, Charlotte, and Philly The Balsa Gliders write and perform alongside an assortment of decidedly “non-indie” day jobs. Bassist Greg Jones is an Episcopal rector with fondness for Motown and Zeppelin. Ben Davis and Charles Marshall are media lawyers who swap Guided By Voices tabs over lunch. Mike Ferguson is a surgeon who loves Propellerhead tools. Chuck Price works at a big bank and admits to liking Better than Ezra. Russ Tisinger has some sort of PhD. They tour in a mini-van.

The Balsa Gliders made their first splash with 2001’s Cookout—a record soaked in southern jangle-pop that earned a glowing 4.5-star review in AllMusicGuide. A follow-up EP, Summer of Tank, remains a fan favorite and its anthems are a staple of the band’s live shows. The Gliders' bent towards alt-country on 2008’s fast-paced Danceable in Victor and then titled back towards their modern rock core on 2011’s Photographic Friends. Their new album in progress, Courteous Americans, promises more songs of warm weather, fickle females, and petty crimes, sporting song titles like “Black Tahoe,” “Second West,” and “Houston 1977.” The Balsa Gliders have been billed the “most over-educated band in America” because of their multiple graduate degrees. But as Creative Loafing put it: they still “rock the indie spirit of Guided By Voices.” Or, as another critic mused: “you’ll wish the guys would quit their day jobs, make more music, and tour constantly.”
Porch Light Apothecary
Porch Light Apothecary
Porch Light Apothecary began in 2014 as a musical collaboration between Brent Jordan and Jason Elliott. They began, as a duo, exploring the vast array of original songs Brent has written and recorded on solo albums over the years, some of which have been featured on NBC’s hit television show 'Scrubs', as well as several documentaries and films. Most of these explorations took place in the comfort and intimacy of their front porches. Porch Light Apothecary was born from the idea that music is medicine for the soul.

The band continues to soar to new heights with the 2015 addition of Brandon Whitesell and the more recent (2016) addition of Chris Wear. The quartet has quickly lifted their sound from the front porch to something much larger. Their sound continues to blossom into more magical realms as illustrated on their upcoming album release, Silence to Sound, available October 14, 2016. The album was recorded in May 2016 in the fantastic community of Carrboro, NC by Saman Khoujinian, Dylan Turner, and the wonderful people surrounding Sleepy Cat Recordings.

Porch Light Apothecary's musical collaboration is sure to stir something inside of you; drawing you in from different roads of life; calling you up to the music being played by the front porch lights; taking you on a magical musical journey.
Zak Domogalla
Zak Domogalla
Born in Hawthorne, Nevada in 1986. Zak first got into music at the age of 11, playing flute in his school band. From there, the “urge to play guitar and sing” took root and grew, while Domogalla held down a series of day-jobs in rural Nevada’s expansive mining industry ranging from building pilot mines to working as a lab technician. “That was simply what one did, living in the middle of the desert,” explained Zak.
Domogalla was able to get out of Nevada’s mining industry and into the music industry thanks to the success of his first band in 2005, releasing two albums, both of which received radio play worldwide. His music career really took off when his band, Nevada, formed. Nevada’s premier album, “Of The World…,” produced by KC and the Sunshine Band co-founder Richard Finch, is already enjoying success. “I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunities that have come my way,” says Domogalla.. One of the opportunities Zak is most likely reflecting upon is when Nevada was included in the first round of nominations for the Grammy Awards. The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences placed Nevada on the Official Ballot for the 2010 Grammy Awards in the following categories:
Record of the Year: Nevada - Lost Album of the Year: Nevada - Of The World… Song of the Year: Nevada - Lost Best New Artist: Nevada Best Pop Vocal Album: Nevada - Of The World…
Domogalla’s upbringing in Nevada, as well as his own experiences with dyslexia and an autism spectrum disorder, left an indelible impression on his early life and also on his music. He describes his hometown in Nevada as “a huge lonely desert, with not a lot to do besides ride four-wheelers around.” That expansiveness, and the sense of isolation and loneliness that goes hand-in-hand with it, form the basis of the message Domogalla tries to get across with his music.
Ryan Mullaney
Ryan Mullaney
Ryan Mullaney is the second of four children. She is a soon-to-be graduate of UNC-Wilmington. Besides music, her interests include gymnastics, cheerleading, reading, angsty/bad poetry, school, karaoke, rebellious gentlemen, faith and family.
Adam Pitts
Adam Pitts
Adam Pitts brings the party.

Adam Pitts is an independent rock artist based out of Raleigh, NC. His songwriting couples high-energy alt. rock inspired by bands such as the Smashing Pumpkins, Muse, and Nirvana, with the pop melodicism of artists such as the Beatles, Butch Walker, and Nada Surf. On any given week night you can be sure to find him performing throughout the region with his band, Adam Pitts & the Pseudo Cowboys, or as a one man band act.
120 Minutes - 90s Pop/Alternative Tribute
120 Minutes - 90s Pop/Alternative Tribute
120 Minutes bring the finest assortment of 90s alternative and radio rock/pop hits!

Backstreet Boys, Shania Twain, Nirvana, Gin Blossoms, Third Eye Blind, Spice Girls, Veruca Salt, Pearl Jam, Weezer, Spacehog, The Cranberries, Better Than Ezra, Smashing Pumpkins, Blur, Collective Soul, Britney Spears, Duncan Sheik, Hole, Green Day, Stone Temple Pilots, Everclear, Letters To Cleo, Marcy Playground, Alice In Chains, Bush, Eve 6, Hootie & The Blowfish, Oasis, Fuel, Blink 182, Seven Mary Three, Harvey Danger, Lit, Local H, The Toadies, Semisonic, Beck, Cracker, Toad The Wet Sprocket, Presidents Of The USA, Live, 4 Non Blondes, No Doubt, Alanis Morissette, Tom Petty, Sublime, The Breeders, Smash Mouth, Blind Melon - and much more - it's all here!! Get ready to go back to a simpler time and say "I LOVE THE 90s!"
Venue Information:
Deep South The Bar
430 S. Dawson St.
Raleigh, NC, 27601