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Kendall Street Company and The Fritz at Nowhere Bar

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240 North Lumpkin Street

Athens, GA 30601

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"Virginia's Breakout Jam Band" Kendall Street Company returns to Athens, GA for their debut at Nowhere Bar with special guests The Fritz!

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"Virginia's Breakout Jam Band" Kendall Street Company is teaming up with Asheville's funky outfit The Fritz to bring the tastiest of jams to Athens! Catch this duo at Nowhere Bar on Thursday, February 6th!

Doors: 9:00 PM; Show: 9:30 PM; 21+

About the bands:

KENDALL STREET COMPANY:

From late night jam sessions at the University of Virginia to the main stages of venues throughout the East Coast, the Company has broken out of the college bubble and into a world that loves to groove to a great live show. The band was founded in the early months of 2013 by frontman Louis Smith and original saxophonist Andrew Drehoff, who had both recently moved away from their homes in Virginia Beach to pursue their education at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. There, they met the group of student musicians who would soon become known as KSC.Kendall Street Company performs regularly along the East Coast, maintaining a central presence around the state of Virginia and their hometown, Charlottesville. While the Company's music is influenced by a variety of musicians and styles, the group has been described as "psychedelic," "alternative," "jammy," "rock," and "indie". Known for their immensely energetic and unpredictable live performances, it is not uncommon for guest performers to join the group on stage for extended jams. Fusing genres, they embrace mind-altering riffs as well as soulful and jazzy wit, while remaining true to their folksy songwriting roots. The Company evokes an ever-changing kaleidoscope of sound, spinning out an organic repertoire entirely their own. Their third album, the 17-track double-LP RemoteVision (2018), was recently hailed as a “rock masterpiece” by the Jamwich Magazine.

RELEASE HISTORY:

Lunar Dude - EP [2019]

RemoteVision - Double LP [2018]

Space for Days - LP [2017]

Earth Turns - LP [2016]

Kendall Street Company - EP [2014]

THE FRITZ:

The Fritz is a soul-driven dance rock band hailing from Asheville, NC.

The group’s aggressive approach to funk, soul, and rock creates a sound that is uniquely their own. Their high-energy, danceable songs provide a platform for each member to shine. With powerful vocals, climactic solos, and tight grooves, The Fritz has built a devoted following and is captivating audiences everywhere.

Originally formed in the rehearsal spaces of University of North Florida’s School of Music, The Fritz discovered an immediate chemistry. Drawing on influences such as Prince, Talking Heads and Jimi Hendrix, the quintet integrated their diverse musical tastes and began writing music together.

With their college days behind them, the Fritz soon set their eyes on the mountains of Western North Carolina, eventually settling in Asheville in July 2011. After the release of their 2012 debut album, Bootstrap, the band launched into a near-constant touring schedule. With appearances at festivals such as Hulaween, Wakarusa, and Catskill Chill, the band quickly gained a reputation as a live act not to be missed.

The band’s 2017 release, Natural Mind, captures a sound that has been years in the making.

“We intentionally waited to go back into the studio so that we could really work on the music and figure out what makes this band special,” vocalist and keyboardist Jamar Woods said.

For the new album, The Fritz headed north to More Sound Studios in Syracuse, NY and enlisted the help of producer Dave Brandwein (Turkuaz, Galaxy Smith Studios) and engineers Jason “Jocko” Randall and Jose Varona to assist with the recording process.

“We wanted to work with a producer whose work we respected and who we trusted to add a different perspective,” percussionist Mikey “Spice” Evans said. “Dave played an invaluable role in producing our album.”

While most of the songs were written in the months leading up to recording, the studio environment allowed for some last minute additions and musical breakthroughs.

“We really wanted to arrange these songs specifically for the studio, which was both challenging and fun for us” guitarist Jamie Hendrickson said. “Now we’re very excited to get on the road and have these songs take on a life of their own.”

The band is now taking the album and their unforgettable live performances around the country with the Natural Mind tour.

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