Local Love Presents: Festivus

The Rialto Theatre Presents:

Local Love Presents: Festivus

Funky Bonz, Mr. Wiley, Dead Man Dom, Creating The Scene, Rusty Green, Taylor Bellemare

Dec 22 Fri

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

The Rialto Theatre

$5.00 - $8.00

This event is all ages

The Jonestown Band
The Jonestown Band
The Jonestown Band was formed in 2012 in Tucson, Arizona by Trinidadian singer/songwriter/bassist Malo Byron Jones.

Malo's bruised yet soaring baritone gives voice to tales from the dark side - apocalyptic, soulful vignettes of love, loss, faith, and despair. His songs are supported by the incendiary leads of Bill Sacks and the thunderous and assertive drumming of Maggie Rickard.

The trio recalls the raw and minimalist sound of classic rock giants such as The Doors, Free, & Cream, while invoking the modern blues rock swagger of The White Stripes, Black Keys, The Black Crowes, Vintage Trouble, and The John Mayer Trio.

The Jonestown Band, though a fairly new outfit, has already graduated from the Tucson bar scene, playing at larger outdoor Tucson events/festivals such as Glow!, Second Saturdays Downtown, and Moctoberfest. The response has been overwhelmingly positive.

The Jonestown Band has independently produced one full length album (The Last Days of Jonestown) and three high quality music videos (The Ballad of William Brown, Lions, and Yo, Billy Got a Knife).

The band has garnered a few impressive achievements in its short history; the video for "Yo, Billy Got a Knife!" won the video of the month award at The Loft's Friday Night Shorts (December 2014). The band was twice selected for the semi-final of the annual Phoenix Blues Challenge competition (2012, 2013), while the song 'Stone Cold' was selected as a semi-finalist in the 2012 International Song Writing Competition (Blues Category). Stone Cold was selected in a short list from a pool of over 16,000 entrants.

This unit is primed and ready for mainstream success -The Jonestown Band has great songs, a marketable image, and has demonstrated uncommon ambition and determination.
Funky Bonz
Funky Bonz
Funky Bonz have been around since 1993 touring the Southwest and playing with bands like Bootsy Collins, AWOLNATION, Fishbone, Cherry Poppin' Daddies, Weapon Of Choice, Leftover Salmon, Jameson and the Sordid Seeds, Larry And His Flask, Dread Zeppelin, Ozomatli, Kinky, Supervillians, Lionize, The Slackers, Iration, The Specials, Ballyhoo!, Pacific Dub, Katastro, Mike Pinto, Jason DeVore (Authority Zero), Rebelution, and too many more to mention. In their hometown of Tucson they have been awarded 6 TAMMIES (Tucson Area Music Awards) as well as quite a few runner-up mentions. . Funky Bonz current line-up includes Brent Kort (vox), Doug Floyd (guitar), Mark Lee (bass), Mike Hoeffner (drums) and Ryan Rosco and Tom Kennedy (sax). After a brief stint with Expat Records Funky Bonz have returned to Wavelab Studios to record a couple new songs for a 20 year retrospective release due out in October of 2013.
Creating The Scene
    191 Toole
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