Friday, November 1, 2019  at   7:00pm
 Rock Country MKE and The Paramount Music Association
show more information for this bandOff The Record
 Dustin Arbuckle
 The Damnations
 The Tommy Bentz Band
show more information on this club/venueat Rock Country
11400 W. Silver Spring Rd.
(414) - 758-5101
  Gen Standing $10 Vip Seated $20
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  Rock Country MKE and The Paramount Music Association are partnering for the first time to bring you two great bands!

7:00pm Tommy Bentz Band
9:00pm Dustin Arbuckle & the Damnations
Luke Cerny will round out the evening

Dustin Arbuckle & The Damnations

A veteran of the progressive roots scene, Dustin Arbuckle (formerly of Moreland and Arbuckle) continues kicking up dust with Dustin Arbuckle & The Damnations. A musician of vast appetites, he’s long held an appreciation for traditional American music in the vein of Charley Patton as well as the cross-pollinated sounds of The Band or Stax-style soul. His work with The Damnations allows for that along with occasionally forays into deep country and even jazz.

The Kansas native marks hearing the Leadbelly classic “Gallows Pole” as his earliest music memory, becoming an astute devotee of the blues by the time he’d reached his teens. “That turned out to be a jumping off point, though,” he says. “I always loved Howlin' Wolf, but as I got older and started opening my mind to a wider range of music, I'd turn around and listen to the Allman Brothers Band, then Johnny Cash, Sam & Dave, or Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. I hope you’ll hear some of that reach with The Damnations.”

Arbuckle, who also fronts the Kansas-based acoustic group Haymakers, released a live Damnations EP in March 2019, recorded at Minneapolis’ Hook & Ladder Theater & Lounge, while laying the foundation for the outfit’s first full-length studio LP. (The group released its self-titled debut EP in 2017.)

Arbuckle says fans will hear an evolution in the new music with feet planted firmly in the world of roots music he’s known for. “When I formed this group in 2016, I really believed anything could happen, from a musical standpoint,” he offers. “What we’ve done since then has gone beyond my own expectations and I really can’t wait to see what we do next.”

Also appearing:
The 2019 Paramount Blues Challenge winner,
Tommy Bentz Band:
The power trio that is the Tommy Bentz Band has been in existence for over 15 years & jams in the style of “the Allman Brothers meets Van Morrison”. Amazing musicians in their own right (featuring one of the Midwest’s finest slide guitar players), the guys have five original albums & a live DVD and CD in their arsenal, & boast unique covers from Cream/Clapton, The Band, SRV, Beatles, etc. TBB tours regionally, has toured overseas for over 10 years & will be competing in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in January, 2020.
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About Off The Record:
Off The Record plays a variety of danceable songs and crowd-pleasing feature numbers by popular Classic Rock, Blues and 1960s artists. All the hits, deep cuts and exciting medleys guarantee enjoyment by “boomers” to “millennials”, and are sure to bring requests for repeat performances. These talented musicians have many years of experience playing Festivals, Corporate Events, Private Parties, and Night Clubs. They’ve played with some of the area’s best bands, entertaining audiences throughout Wisconsin. Their level of professionalism speaks for itself, and clients are always very pleased with money well spent. A four-piece band that showcases three strong and unique lead vocalists, an awesome lead guitar player, a versatile keyboard/guitar player and a rhythm section that features bass and drums by two of the area’s best. Off The Record has what it takes to recreate the sounds of the original songs, just like you remember them, at a volume even your parents wouldn’t mind. A quality live musical experience like no other, Off The Record…without the skips and scratches!

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