Many of you asked for them. We've delivered. We'll be rocking the big tent in the Virginia Arts Festival courtyard, located in Downtown Norfolk.
Formed nearly 30 years ago, the Bottle Rockets helped forge a now-popular subgenre—small-town, middle-class, Midwest American roots rock—part right-to-the-gut poetry, part rock ‘n’ roll, all truth.
Stephen King called them "America's premier bar band . . . often categorized as alt-country — by people who need categories."
"After over two decades together, the Bottle Rockets carry their own musical flag stitched by a hodgepodge of country, rock and even punk legends. You can hear the outlaw presence of Waylon Jennings, the diesel drive of the Ramones and the left-field lyrics of Roger Miller, sometimes all within the same song. Above all, they are an honest band with a Midwestern charm tied largely to Brian Henneman’s everyman lyrics," wrote one reviewer.
Their latest, "Bit Logic," shows them at their most self-aware, self-challenging, and socially alert.
Recorded in St. Louis at Sawhorse Studios, engineered by Mario Viele and produced by longtime studio collaborator Eric “Roscoe” Ambel (The Del-Lords, Steve Earle), the Bottle Rockets’ 13th album has them looking at their unique stylistic blend through a different lens. While one of the group’s earmarks is constructing blue-collar anthems, Bit Logic has the quartet focusing outside themselves, at how change and adaptation affects the bigger picture.
"Thousand Dollar Car"
Doors at 7. Show at 8.
No outside alcohol or glass containers permitted. Beer, wine, and food will be available for purchase.
Co-Produced by North Shore Point House Concerts and Virginia Arts Festival.