Rainbow Kitten Surprise

The Vanguard and Bros. Houligan Presents...

Rainbow Kitten Surprise

Elliot Root

Tue, October 10, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$15.00 - $25.00

This event is all ages

Rainbow Kitten Surprise
Rainbow Kitten Surprise
Rainbow Kitten Surprise and all five of its members hail from the mountains of Boone, North Carolina. With chilling harmonies, dynamic instrumentation, and introspective lyrics, their distinct sound takes influence from artists like Modest Mouse and Kings of Leon.

RKS was formed in early 2013 when the first two members, Sam Melo and Darrick "Bozzy" Keller, began writing and composing music together in their dorm. What started as just two college students with acoustic guitars would soon turn into a full-fledged band. The addition of Ethan Goodpaster on lead guitar, Charlie Holt on bass, and Jess Haney on drums brought the group full circle.

After riveting performances at CMJ and Savannah Stopover, their fan base has grown from the small college town of Boone to all over the world. In 2015, their hit “Devil Like Me”, was included on Spotify’s Viral 50 Chart peaking at #16 in the U.S. and #6 in Canada. Building on the success of releases Seven + Mary [2013] and RKS [2015], the group closed out 2016 with a streak of 14 sold out U.S. shows from Athens, GA to Boston, MA.

Rainbow Kitten Surprise will be touring extensively and working on new music in 2017.
Elliot Root
Elliot Root
As Elliot Root began recording their first full-length album, Conjure (out Aug. 25 on E.R.
Recordings/Thirty Tigers), the Nashville foursome had the rare opportunity to figure out exactly
what kind of band they wanted to be. Their answer: an honest one.
“Instead of trying to create something that we thought was middle-of-the-road, or commercial, or
whatever, I think we first and foremost wanted to be 100 percent honest with ourselves,” says
singer and guitarist Scott Krueger. Elliot Root also features Melissa Mattey (keyboards, drum
programming), Sean Truskowski (drums) and Todd Bond (guitars).
Conjure follows a pair of EPs released in 2015, which helped the band find its feet. Working on
their first LP in 2016 was a deeper, more involved experience that found the musicians pushing
boundaries in a new way. “We were really allowing ourselves the freedom to pretty much just try
anything that felt good or natural and not really direct it toward one certain vibe or one certain
theme,” Krueger says.
The result is songs like “10,000,” an introspective, atmospheric song that contrasts bright piano
with soaring guitars; or “Take Your Money,” which pits gruff guitar against Krueger’s assured
vocals as he delivers a message of contempt. “Wicked Lies” has an enveloping R&B flavor,
while “Dissipate” is full of synthesizers as Krueger contrasts a vision of decay with underlying
optimism.
“We were able push ourselves in a way that felt so natural,” Krueger says. “When you first do
something that feels foreign, you eventually realize that if it’s an honest expression, then it’s not
really foreign at all. You’ve just uncovered another layer of something that’s been waiting for you
to express outwardly.”
Venue Information:
The Vanguard
222 North Main Street
Tulsa, OK, 74103
http://www.thevanguardtulsa.com