Stateside Presents


Psyko Steve & Stateside Present




Sun, December 16, 2012

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Crescent Ballroom

Phoenix, AZ

$12.00 - $14.00

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Limbeck is:
Robb MacLean - vocals, guitar
Patrick Carrie - guitar, vocals
Justin Entsminger - bass
Jon Phillip - drums & percussion

Being in a band used to be different. It wasn't all about getting the best support slots, collecting the most friends on MySpace or dressing a certain way in order to sell records. It was about crafting music that celebrated your influences, seeing the country unfold via bug-splattered van windows and meeting people and sharing experiences that wouldn't only help spike sales in certain markets, but would also help define you as a human being.

When Limbeck frontman Robb MacLean sings "It feels like I grew up too late" on Limbeck, you get the feeling that might be what he's referring to—and with the band's third full-length, they've finally done just that. Equal parts rock, Americana, pop and country, Limbeck proves that these four former punk rockers from Orange County and Milwaukee have finally grown into their cowboy boots and crafted a disc that everyone from The Bamboozle to Bonnaroo can appreciate.

In fact, Limbeck—which also includes guitarist/vocalist Patrick Carrie, bassist Justin Enstmiger and drummer Jon Phillip—might be the only band on Earth who can be equally well-received touring alongside pop-punkers like New Found Glory and the All-American Rejects or Americana acts like Lucero and Rhett Miller. "We can play in some kid's basement or we can play somewhere where they have a nice dressing room for us and they treat us like royalty," explains Carrie. "Both of those scenarios feel comfortable at this point because we've been hopping around for a while now."

Although the members of Limbeck are intrinsically modest, "hopping around for a while" is a bit of an understatement, even for them. Over the past five years, the band have logged countless miles criss-crossing the country in their trusty van, which features various mementos lovingly taped to the ceiling—including Elijah Wood's autograph. However, while Limbeck contains its fair share of road anthems (see the driving 4/4 rocker "Let Me Come Home"), this time around MacLean found inspiration in being at home—and, more specifically, the little things that most of us might not notice.

"I'd say this record is more about people than places," MacLean explains when asked about the disc's central theme. This is abundantly obvious on tracks "Reading The Street Signs," which recounts the details of an extended bus ride with a fiction writer's eye for detail, or the raucous "Let's Get Crazy," which recalls some unheeded dating advice with memorable lines like, "If I was on the shore with you, I wouldn't go in the sea."

Musically, Limbeck is also a huge progression for the band. Instruments like ukulele, bar chimes, vocoder, horns and strings add new sonic textures to the band's sound, while Beach Boys-esque harmonies fill out the melodies on tracks like the sunny opener, "Trouble." "On this record we had so much more time so it allowed us to really experiment with the songs," Carrie explains about recording the album sporadically over a seven-week period last summer in Eudora, KS with longtime producer and friend Ed Rose (Get Up Kids, Motion City Soundtrack).

"We're ecstatic about playing all of these songs," he continues when asked if it feels daunting to get ready to begin another seemingly endless touring cycle in support of Limbeck. "I'm really interested in what this album will sound like live," adding that the band will be adding a fifth member to fill out the album's complex arrangements live. "I'm just excited for all of it," he finally gushes, unable to contain his enthusiasm. "'Excited' is a word that I use a lot these days."
Strip mall chintz. Cinder block suburbs. Depressing Dairy Queens. Hirsute hesher metal. For lifelong desert dwellers and North Phoenix, Arizona natives Jeff Bufano and Chris Corak this deadening litany could've doubled as a description of their adolescent lives. Before long the two schoolyard chums and burgeoning musical misfits began pining for something more than an existence predicated on old Slayer riffs and tweaker- trailer culture. And so, Reubens Accomplice was born. The band's peculiar journey– a labyrinthine saga that's taken them from high school talent shows to amphitheatre stages– has yielded a spectacular bounty in the sun struck pop perfection of their latest album, the Jim Adkins (Jimmy Eat World) produced THE BULL THE BALLOON AND THE FAMILY.

Radio Milwaukee's 2011 Album of the Year- Run, Engine Run

"Melodic and meaty Midwestern barroom rock." -Metroland

"Roots rock, like a fine wine, is often better with age, when its performed by weathered men and women who've lived the hard life and possess the musical poetry to put stories to song. Local roots rocker Trapper Schoepp, at 21, doesn't have that benefit, but what he and The Shades do possess is some of the most infectious exuberance and stickiest songwriting skills I heard on a Milwaukee album this year." -The Journal Sentinel

"A songwriting talent in the making." -The Isthmus

"After years spent studying at the Bob Dylan/Bruce Springsteen school of songwriting, Trapper Schoepp has developed a knack for crafting lyrically vivid songs that belie his young age." -The Onion, AV Club

"Americana whose lyrical authenticity and bold musicality shows a band that stands apart from other groups twice their age." -Rift Music Magazine

"As much Pavement as Parsons, Trapper Schoepp & The Shades create lyrical folk-rock for generations coming of age post Uncle Tupelo." -WMSE Frontier Radio

"Schoepp is a distinguished songwriter, with a knack for bold sentiments and an ear for clean melodies." -The Shepherd Express

"What Bowie would sound like if he grew up in Pewaukee instead of the UK." -Kiki Schueler, Punk Rock Skunk Blog
Trapper Schoepp & The Shades is a Wisconsin rock 'n' roll band comprising brothers Trapper and Tanner Schoepp, Graham Hunt, David Boigenzahn, and Jon Phillip. The Shades fuse roots with pop, and are surefooted and ready to rock. Fronted by 21-year-old Trapper Schoepp, the Milwaukee-based quartet has just released their third full-length album "Run, Engine, Run" on Good Land Records. We thank the following: the Wizard of Waukesha, Christian Frederick, Frederick Miller, Frederick Pabst and Frederick Avenue.
Venue Information:
Crescent Ballroom
308 N. 2nd Ave.
Phoenix, AZ, 85003