Thursday, September 29, 2022

Greg Rekus + Seventeen Excuses + The Phantom Pines at Spanish Ballroom

Elks Temple - Spanish Ballroom

Doors at 6, Show at 7

$8 Adv or $12 DOS

All ages welcome

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About Greg Rekus

Greg Rekus

Rekus's passion for music is bursting at the seams. It is the driving force that keeps him constantly on the road, and cranking out album after album of folk punk goodness. During live performances, audiences are treated to an entertainer who treats the stage as his home. With high energy and infectious enthusiasm, Rekus has a natural ability to engage with a diverse assortment of crowds from around the world. His lyrics speak to common experiences, such as drinking in a favourite hometown bar, or the simultaneous joy and heartache of falling in love, but also do not shy away from making pointed political commentary, coloured with the anger and frustration that comes along with it. Delivering each line with a force that is rivaled by few other solo artists, Rekus emphasizes his words with every strum of his guitar, pounding the beat out on his custom-built stomp box. His hard work has already gotten him to places he never thought attainable, and as far as he's concerned, the only way from here is up.

About Seventeen Excuses

Seventeen Excuses

With influences ranging from Merle Haggard to Madonna, Buck Owens to Bad Religion and Johnny Cash to the Clash, singer/songwriter Nate K. presents his solo acoustic endeavor Seventeen Excuses.

Growing up in the PNW playing in alternative and punk bands in the 90s and early 2000s, he found himself in between bands.

After a few attempts of putting together band didn't work out, acoustic open mics became a regular. Embracing the solo route, with the influences of classic country, folk, and Americana filtered through punk rock resulted in the first Seventeen Excuses EP, "Right Back Where I Started". A combo of acoustically driven singer/songwriter Melodies with a bit of Tele-twang and some punk undertones. Bourbon goes well while listening.

About The Phantom Pines

The Phantom Pines

Haunted by the towering evergreens and year-round mists of the Pacific Northwest, the Phantom Pines brings dark aggression to folk music. Solo artist Jann Erik crafts songs that take root in folk but draw inspiration from punk and black metal.