Upcoming Events at
WOMPAHOLICS BIRTHDAY BASH W/ RED GIANT PROJECT
WOMPAHOLICS PRESENTS: RED GIANT PROJECT Doors Open @ 9pm
No Vacation w/ Okey Dokey at Crowbar
NO VACATION Okey Dokey
Guerilla Radio: A Tribute to Rage Against the Machine
Venue: Crowbar Ages:18 & up Tickets: $12 ADV/$16 DOS Doors: 7pm
Hot Dog Party 13: Thee Unlucky Inch
Tampas original hot dog eating contest and rock n roll throwdown
Apr 18, 2019 | 8:00 PM | Thursday
Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey Presents Thursday April 18th 2019
8PM - PARTY STARTS!
9PM - FAYROY
1015PM - THE BRIGHT LIGHT SOCIAL HOUR
SPECIAL FREE TICKET DROPOFFS WILL BE ANNOUNCED FOR YOU TO REDEEM YOUR FREE ENTRY TO THE JACK DANIELS PARTY OF THE YEAR!!!
$5 SUGGESTED DONATION w/ proceeds to Friends of Tampa Firefighters Inc.*
$1 from all JACK DANIELS purchases to Friends of Tampa Firefighters Inc.**
*** a very special autographed Jack Daniels guitar will be raffled off at the event
From great tragedy comes great art. Or, at least, that’s the hope. In creating their new albums, Jude Vol. I and Jude Vol. II, The Bright Light Social Hour found making music to be a healing, cathartic process after the band was deeply shaken by grief.
In 2015, around the release of the Austin group’s second album Space Is Still The Place, Jackie’s brother Alex, the band’s manager of four years, was deep in the delusional throes of severe and sudden bipolar 1 disorder. It was a time of immense stress and intensity for the musicians, who began writing songs for a new album in their home studio on Lake Travis as Alex spiraled. The songs took a turn when Alex took his own life on the shore of the lake, witnessed in its aftermath by Jackie.
“It was a terrible thing, but it was also the most beautiful thing I’ve ever experienced and probably will ever experience,” Jackie says. “This was all happening as we started the record. Not all the songs are about Alex, but I think even the ones that aren’t all have a bittersweet mix of overwhelming beauty and terrible loss. The music deals with the ripples it caused in all of our lives, especially in our relationships, with an underlying theme of trying to wrap our heads around all of this.”
The contiguous albums, titled after Alex’s middle name, are about what it means to lose someone and then be left to pick up the pieces. They’re about relationships and politics and confronting your own emotions head on. Because of these intense thematic cores, the musicians searched for a more streamlined way to express themselves in song. Where Space Is Still The Place is cloudy and filled with distortion, Jude Vol. I and Jude Vol. II seek clarity and cl