Vesperteen

CS presents

Vesperteen

Groves, The Thens

Sunday, August 20, 2017

7:00 pm

House of Blues - Voodoo Room

$15.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

Vesperteen
Vesperteen
Colin Rigsby does many things well—but domesticity is not one of them.

Rigsby, who has been playing drums since the age of 12, took a stab at civilian life following more than a decade of writing, recording, and touring the world with his band House of Heroes, but it didn’t take very well.

“After the band had started to wind down I tried to take a break from music and be very domesticated and get into other hobbies,” he said. “Nothing really stuck and I asked a friend who’s a local promoter to throw me on as an acoustic opener for any shows he had. I fleshed out a bunch of unfinished songs I had started over the years and just started figuring out how to be a solo guy playing guitar and singing.”

What started out as a remedy for restlessness, however, soon developed into a full-blown passion and the beginnings of Rigsby’s new solo project--Vesperteen.

Within a few months of going “solo” Rigsby had penned a new batch of songs and teamed up with his good friend and accomplished music producer, Jesse Cale, to produce Vesperteen’s self-titled debut EP, which was released in September 2015.

Vesperteen’s pop/rock sound, reminiscent of bands like The 1975 and Bleachers, has connected with a large audience. In just over a year, Rigsby has accrued more than 10,000 followers across social media platforms and generated 150,000 plays on Spotify as an independent artist.

Additionally, Vesperteen has toured the Midwest and opened for several national acts including Family Force Five and Layne.

The goal, said Rigsby, is to play as many shows as possible, record more music and to continue connecting with his audience in meaningful ways.

“I want people to hear ideas they’ve never considered, feel things along with me, find some solidarity, exorcise some demons and move their bodies,” he said.

Vesperteen recently released a new single, What We Could Have Been, on Sept. 16 and will be touring extensively this fall.
Groves
Los Angeles-based GROVES comprised Stephen Salisbury (vocals/guitar), Reid Guidry (bass/synth) and Will Smith (drums). The native Texans met in high school at the age of 14 and after years of sharing the same affinity for music, they left for LA in pursuit of starting a band.

Inspired by the likes of Elvis Costello, Phoenix, Blink-182 and The Beatles, the band's sound is broad and unafraid to experiment. Highlighted by tight groove based, melodically rich guitar interplay, dark synth underpinnings, and vocals that are at once urgent and passionate.

On January 13, 2016 GROVES revealed the first piece of the puzzle, their debut single "Ender" alongside a music video. "Ender is a call to arms and represents the rebirth of our music. We're very excited to show you the rest of what's recorded" says Salisbury. The band is hard at work on their first body of work, a full-length album due out Summer 2016.
The Thens
The Thens
Venue Information:
House of Blues - Voodoo Room
1055 5th Ave
San Diego, CA, 92101