Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers: The "Stripped Down And Fully Clothed" Tour
June 30, 2012
Bowery Boston and CQ Presents:
Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers The "Stripped Down And Fully Clothed" Tour
On Gift Horse, their second album for Vanguard and fifth studio effort overall, Stephen Kellogg and his bandmates— Kit “Goose” Karlson (keys, bass, vocals), Brian “Boots” Factor (drums, vocals) and Sam “Steamer” Getz (guitars, vocals)—bring the rich legacy of American rock & roll into the present tense. This is thrilling music, muscular, immediate and life-embracing, steeped in tradition but addressing the present moment boldly and eloquently.
To get to this point in their evolution, SK6ERS (as their loyal fans fondly refer to them) simply had to come to terms with their collective identity once and for all, and producer Mark Weinberg had a hand in getting them there.
“Every time you make a record, you learn a whole bunch of new things, and this was no different,” says Kellogg, who formed the Sixers with Karlson and Factor eight years ago in Western Massachusetts. “When we met with Mark, he encouraged us to be unapologetic about who we are, not masking our influences but embracing them and running with it. He kept reminding us, ‘You’re not gonna be Bob Seger if you spend your whole life trying. You’re Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers, so just play this music the way you write, from your hearts.’”
Kellogg chose to title the album Gift Horse for a clear-cut thematic reason. “When you name a record,” he says, “you’re looking for something that feels right. There’s the old saying, ‘Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth,’ which translated to me as showing appreciation for what you have.’ And I thought, that’s exactly what this record’s about - appreciation that I have a job right now in 2011, with all that’s going on economically in our country; appreciation for my family, because there’s nothing that I value more; and appreciation of America in general.”
$25 ADV & DOS (includes $1 Facility Fee)
*Tickets will also be sold at the Royale box office Fridays 12-6pm with no service charge
All Ages - 6:30pm Doors / 7:30pm Show