Ballyhoo!

Ballyhoo!

Bumpin Uglies, Higher Education, Never Ending Fall

Sat · October 28, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$20 ADV $22 DOS

This event is all ages

Box Office is open Wednesday-Saturday 12-6pm and All Show Nights, 410-244-0057. Unless otherwise noted Maryland State's 10% Admissions and Amusement Tax is included in the ticket price.

Ballyhoo!
Ballyhoo!
Throw rock, reggae, punk, and pop into a blender, power it up and you get Ballyhoo!, acclaimed by fans to be "America's-Favorite-Feel-Good-Party-Band." It's hard to argue with the masses, but these road-warriors have tirelessly toured to bring their music to the people. Between the road and the studio, Ballyhoo! has crafted a sound distinctly their own; fresh, fun, and embodied by the soul of the party lifestyle. Lead singer and guitarist, Howi Spangler, has a reputation for mixing slick lyrics with his smooth but powerful voice. Drummer Donald "Big D" Spangler lays out the hard-hitting beats, which are underlined by JR Gregory's funky and witty bass lines. Scott Vandrey (aka DJ Blaze) rounds it out on the turntables and keys.

BALLYHOO!'s unique sound, hardcore devotion to the road and their fans has pitched them into snowballing success. After concluding the Last Calls and Liabilities tour with respected contemporaries, Pepper, they were honored with being included on the ever-popular 2011 Hollister Holiday Playlist. Ballyhoo! has toured with a myriad of the genre's biggest names; Authority Zero, The Expendables, 311, and The Supervillains. In Jan 2011, they got a well-deserved nod from LAW Records and were signed to the Hawaii-based independent record label. Yesod Williams of the dub rock music mega-sensation PEPPER and owner of LAW Records says of his newest addition, "Having BALLYHOO! join the LAW Records family is a perfect fit. They are an incredibly talented band with a really catchy style". 2011 has been a paramount year for Ballyhoo! as they wrap up the year with a few holiday bashes.
Bumpin Uglies
Bumpin Uglies
Bumpin' Uglies are a polished three piece hailing from Annapolis, MD. Known for their focused approach to not taking life too seriously, Bumpin' Uglies have earned a reputation as one of the hardest working bands in the land, constantly
touring and perfecting their distinct sound. They also have a knack for poking fun where fun should be poked, conjoined with a musical earnestness that is clear all the way through their catalog full of honest songs that cut right to the grit, humor and reality that is life. Critics and fans agree that their special brand
of East Coast White Boy Reggae is among the finest on either side of the Mississippi.

Tags aside, lead man Brandon Hardesty is known for his natural gift for crafting songs and lyrics that stand out from the pack. White boy reggae is the styling, but it's only a humorous veil over the diversity of sounds and styles that makes Bumpin' Uglies music utterly unique. TJ's drum skills and Dave Wolf's thunderous bass round out their undeniable and original signature sound.

Hard work and dedication, thousands of miles delivering their medication, and Bumpin' Uglies continue to seek and find their path to greatness. Already lapping the Nation on three separate tours, the trio have survived the harsh weather, miserable roads and dangerous mountain passes that come with coast to coast touring, which mentions nothing of their tolerance for the overwhelming stench of each other's... intellect in that cold, cramped and underpowered tour van.
Higher Education
Higher Education
Never Ending Fall
Never Ending Fall
Venue Information:
Baltimore Soundstage
124 Market Place
Baltimore, Maryland, 21202
http://www.baltimoresoundstage.com/