Water Dog Music Festival featuring Grown Up Avenger Stuff, S.O. Stereo, The Business People, Oceanic, Reaves, Artist Vice & Bad Karol

Neighborhood Theatre & MaxxMusic present

Water Dog Music Festival featuring Grown Up Avenger Stuff, S.O. Stereo, The Business People, Oceanic, Reaves, Artist Vice & Bad Karol

Sat, July 14, 2018

Doors: 3:00 pm / Show: 4:00 pm

Neighborhood Theatre

Charlotte, NC

$12 adv/$15 dos

$3 Under 21 Surcharge at Door (Valid ID required for entry into venue. Under 18 permitted with parent.)

Accepted forms of ID: State Issued ID or Driver's License, Military ID, Passport.


Water Dog Music Festival
Grown Up Avenger Stuff
Grown Up Avenger Stuff
Driven by a fiery mix of hard indie rock and dark, intense life affirming moments Charlotte NC based Grown Up Avenger Stuff – a powerhouse unit driven by veteran guitarist John Thomsen and his sons. Hunter (bass) and Tyler (drums/percussion) and now fronted by the incomparable Ray Stern (vocals) - emerged as a true global sensation in 2015.

They have extensively toured the US including appearances at one of the largest music festivals Summerfest (Milwaukee), NoDa Summerfest (Charlotte), Center of the Universe Fest (Tulsa) and batches of shows at South By Southwest.

Their freewheeling, high energy live shows have gone international with dates at K-Days in Edmonton (one of Canada’s top festivals), Indie Music Week and Canadian Music (Toronto), and toured European cities in Italy, Poland, Latvia, Estonia and Finland.

Capturing their wild, growing momentum beyond the status of “regional sensation,” GUAS – which first hit the local scene in Charlotte in 2009 - has notched a growing number of critical accolades from key indie music tastemakers. Beneath The Grid named them the “2014 Breakout Artist of the Year.”

Rock World Magazine said they “haven’t been this excited since I first heard Alabama Shakes.” Mid TN Music puts them “on par with bands such as the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Queens of the Stone Age, Florence and the Machine and Grace Potter and the Nocturnals.” Bandblog says it all about GUAS’ growing impact in a few words: “May possibly become your new favorite band.”

GUAS has had the honor of working with Mark Needham, a renowned engineer who has worked with The Killers, Shakira, Stevie Nicks, Chris Isaak and Blues Traveler, among countless others.

Needham says of GUAS: “I love what this band is doing. They have a very unique sound and they ROCK!”

The sound comes from the unique histories of the GUAS band members. John’s years of pure rock guitar work, combined with Tyler and Hunter’s gospel roots playing in church every week starting at twelve years old, and finally with the true electronic punk rock roots realized by Ray as she toured the clubs of Toronto and London, Ontario. Each is a multi-instrumentalist and their love of many music styles brings uniqueness to an effortless, exhilarating rock and roll energy.

As John says, “What you get from us live is pure fun rock and roll. The connection and chemistry between us is so strong, especially between Hunter and Tyler, and Ray has proven to be a perfect fit, as though she was created to be the perfect front person for GUAS. There are times when it feels like magic on stage – and there’s no better feeling than when we’ve got the energy going and we’re connecting with the audience. It’s taken us a few recordings to emerge with our own sound free from the references to our influences, and there’s freedom in knowing who we are and being able to express everything in our own unique way.”
S.O. Stereo
“Long, long ago in a time not that long ago there lay a babe… birthed… they called him, bradley. So it is written, his vocal chords solid gold, his sword swift as the wind and his beard thick as the deepest of deep forest. No secrets were left of his birth as kings grew weary, then tales of john.C.phillips.jr flooded the land not unlike the sea. Born of both electricity and invention came john and his king guitar of kismet. The two came together in education in spite of knowing the fate of their plight to form what would become, limitless.

In other words, it would have no limits.

As legend grew, so did the legion of musical dragon slayers. Far, far away in a village down the street there were a mother and father of the new, and last, child. jimmy.james lie still, atop the rocky hills in the midst of the ageless storm. Not until that night had a child ever braved the eastward wind as they came from the west. The path, decided, perhaps even destined, by said wind carried the newborn until he found himself in the arms of b.s.FURR. As they wept with their drums, skins and bass devices in hand they found themselves void of any direction finding comfort only in the course resolutely driven by the wind.

These same winds would go on to carry the loft of the western dragon slayers, bradley and john.C.phillips.jr, high enough for jimmy.james and b.s.FURR to see in the light of day. In the cabin not yet built the four of them decorated the walls of what would soon become, s.o.stereo.
In other words, save.our.stereo.”
The Business People
The Business People
We're not angry at the world, we're just disappointed.

Post-funk and quarter-punk since 2010
Indie Pop Rock band from Lynchburg, Virginia.

Band Members:
Nate Wyatt (Vocals)
Jacob Johnson (Guitar)
Jon Hopkins (Drums)
Sam Goodwin (Bass)
Bad Karol
REAVES is a new indie band taking on the Charlotte music scene show by show. Band members, Trent Thompson, Krue Stobart, Sam Murphy and Chris Gibson draw from influences like Mutemath, Colony House, and The Black Keys as they combine delayed guitar hooks with hard hitting drums and catchy melodies that are sure to be stuck in your head for days. REAVES Is known for their catchy songwriting combined with their high energy live performances, where they leave everything on the stage, makes them an act that you will want to keep an eye on.
Artist Vice
Artist Vice is a stadium-ready rock trio from Charlotte, NC that invokes names like The Killers, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, and Foo Fighters. Long time friends Alex Stewart (vocals/guitar/piano), drummer Austin Eller and bassist Josh Geddings have been playing music and touring over the past decade in different projects but recently joined forces to create Artist Vice. The outfit has released their debut EP, “Jot it Down, Get it Out” to showcase their uplifting rock'n'roll. These seasoned songwriters and music enthusiasts plan to premiere their rock music in the only fashion they know...completely authentic.
Venue Information:
Neighborhood Theatre
511 East 36th Street
Charlotte, NC, 28205