Concerts and Shows at The Magic Bag

Kickstand Productions Presents Emery & The Almost with Bad Luck

Thursday, May 16 - Doors 7pm - $30 adv. - All Ages

Emery will be performing The Weak's End in full and The Almost will be playing Southern Weather in its entirety! 

Emery is an emo-rock band that started in 2001. They have toured worldwide with 8 full length releases (9th full length coming soon), several EPs and multiple exclusive releases to their private subscription club called Emeryland. Emery continues to make new music each year with a loyal group of followers. Emeryland is a growing and sustainable community that continues to incorporate and enhance a cohesive, collaborative group that sustains their art at the center, while building relationships and value. Emery also created their very own cryptocurrency called Emerycoin ($WALLS) that is used within the community for memberships, exclusive merchandise, and more. Emery's twenty year tenure proves their longevity and adaptability over the course of two decades

"I feel like I do the best under pressure when things are bad," states The Almost frontman, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter Aaron Gillespie. "I need pressure and chaos to push me to be the best me. People want peace, but I don't strive in peace."

In order to record The Almost's Fearless Records debut, Fear Caller, Aaron went to one of the most unpredictable and unstable ecosystems possible: the desert. The desert harbors countless ghosts, innumerable stories, and endless secrets. Various philosophies, texts, and religions point to it as the very source of creation.

He fulfilled this urge after a period of dormancy for The Almost. In between his duties as vocalist and drummer for gold-certified three-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated juggernaut Underoath, Aaron introduced The Almost on 2007's seminal Southern Weather. The group shared the stage with everyone from Faith No More and Jane's Addiction to A Day To Remember over the years. In between The Almost and Underoath records, he also spent two years touring behind the kit for Paramore.

This time around, storytelling took center stage. The songcraft fulfills the potential he always exhibited at a now classic level. Inspired by Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Brand New, and Dawes, he delivers the masterpiece he was always meant to make, achieving an artist breakthrough on par with those aforementioned influences by diving into the process like never before.
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