Stateside Presents

THE LUSITANIA

THE LUSITANIA

I WAS TOLD THERE'D BE WHISKEY, WHISKEY TREATS, MINOR INJURIES

Fri, December 14, 2012

9:00 pm

Yucca Tap Room

Tempe, AZ

Free

This event is 21 and over

THE LUSITANIA
THE LUSITANIA
"…songs steeped in heartbreak, booze, and boozy heart break." What's Up Magazine

The Lusitania was formed in 2005 by brothers Michael and Blake Duncan. Their songs range from boozy waltz's to brawling punk-rock anthems. The band went through a few line up changes before coming to their current cast of the Duncan brothers, Charles Berry, Adi Kanlic, and the latest member, Will Daugherty.

The band has toured the Southwest consistently since 2008. They have shared the stage with bands such as Beck, MGMT, Lucero, Sleepcar, The Thriftstore Cowboys, Deer Tick, Jim Ward, Crystal Antlers, Mason Jennings, Dale Watson, Tim Kasher (Cursive), As Tall As Lions, and Drag The River in the past year.

The Lusitania released an eight song self-titled EP on their own, along with a 7" vinyl split with El Paso natives, Buckeye on indie label Leatherfist Records. The band has just released their first full-length professional studio album "Rain and Rivers" by Civil Defense League Records in early October 2010. The album was produced by Jim Ward and recorded by Gabe Gonzalez at Clap of Thunder Studios in El Paso, TX over a year-long span in 2009.

Through the release of "Rain and Rivers" the band hopes to build a loyal fan following across the U.S. They are determined to tour tirelessly in 2011. After the success of "Rain and River", The Lusitania is discussing plans for a follow up record.
I WAS TOLD THERE'D BE WHISKEY
I WAS TOLD THERE'D BE WHISKEY
Out of the ashes the mighty Phoenix rises... Or some overly dramatic bull shit like that.

After the amicable end of their previous musical endeavor, Mickey Kawa, Zach Shipp, and (a mostly unwilling) Kevin Shumway decided to turn their efforts in a more Southern direction. Mickey had the songs, Shumway had the skills, and Zach...well all of Mickey and Shumway's stuff was already at Zach's house, and it would have been a real hassle to find somewhere else to practice. All they needed was a second guitar player who could handle his ax like a lumberjack. When they couldn't find one they opted for Zach's roommate Chris Stylen, he did own a slide after all. And thus, I Was Told There'd be Whiskey was born
Venue Information:
Yucca Tap Room
29 W. Southern Ave.
Tempe, AZ, 85282
http://www.yuccatap.com/index.html