HI-FI First Fridays: The Social Animals

Elysian Brewing Presents

HI-FI First Fridays: The Social Animals

Carson McHone

Fri, July 6, 2018

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

Free

This event is 21 and over

The Social Animals
The Social Animals
The Social Animals are a full time, van-living young band. They speak through elegantly sarcastic, thoughtful lyrics with memorable melodies splattered across a canvas of indie rock instrumentation. They don't do backflips at their live shows or slide across their knees into guitar solos. Instead, they play their music passionately and honestly, carrying both the intensity to move feet and the delicacy to keep them still. Between songs, their dry commentary on the status of their lives and the world around them appeals to the type of person who, perhaps, spends time actually reading through a band bio.

Releasing their debut EP, "Formative Years" in late summer of 2016, The Social Animals have laid a sturdy foundation for the character and direction of the band. Songs like "Let Me Go" marry the grittiness of an honest band cramped in a Chevy Express with the pop sensibility of Tom Petty. "I Guess In America" offers a tongue-in-cheek outlook on the process of dealing with personal sadness under the seemingly comfortable umbrella of the U.S., and the privileges (or lack thereof) that come with it.

Unlike the shaky uneasiness of their V8 engine, these boys show no signs of stopping. Climbing from the gurgling depths of Wal-Mart parking lots and rattling beer cans, the band sits calmly atop the rubble with a full-length album in their back pocket. Recorded almost completely live at Modest Mouse's "Ice Cream Party Studios," the album is poised to make 2017 the most promising year of the band's career. Produced with help from Steve Berlin (Los Lobos, Deer Tick), the album, coined "Early Twenties," builds upon the groundwork of "Formative Years" and takes the band to new places both physically and sonically.

Dedric Clark: Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar.

Tony Petersen: Harmony Vocals, Electric Guitar, Banjo.

Roger Whittet: Harmony Vocals, Bass.

Boyd Smith: Drums.
Carson McHone
Carson McHone
Carson McHone is an alt-country/americana songwriter from Austin, Texas. She released her debut self titled EP in 2013 and toured nationally and internationally in its support. Her vocals are featured on Shinyribs' newest album (Okra Candy, 2015), on Ray Wylie Hubberd's newest song "Chick Singer Badass Rockin", as well as a duet on Mike and The Moonpies 2015 release, Mockingbird. In 2014 McHone was selected as one of six songwriters to represent the city of Austin in "Project #ATX6". The group played showcases in Toronto, Canada at NXNE (North By Northeast Festival) and tourned Northern Germany, culminating in a sold out out showcase at the Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg. She has shared the stage with Ryan Bingham, Lydia Loveless, Charlie Mars, David Ramirez, Jerry Jeff Walker, among others, and in May appeared with Shakey Graves during his ACL television taping, following up as direct support for his June 2015 tour. Carson will be touring in 2016, promoting her newly released full length album "Goodluck Man".

- For more information on Project #ATX6 and to watch the documentary episodes, visit http://www.projectatx6.com
Venue Information:
The HI-FI
1043 Virginia Ave #4
Indianapolis, IN, 46203
http://www.hifiindy.com/