The Stones are coming to Louisville, just not those Stones.
These Stones are 12 Stones, a veteran Christian hard rock band from New Orleans, scheduled to play the Vernon Club/Vernon Lanes in Butchertown Wed., Sept. 19.
We’re not quite sure how 12 Stones fit into the Christian genre (the lyrics are sort of lost on us), but they freakin’ rock.
And if the music sounds familiar, 12 Stones cuts have been featured on everything from NASCAR videogame soundtracks to Hollywood movies, accoding Ryan Feldman from Fresno Media USA, their promoter.
(Yes, the same Vernon Club concert hall and bowling alley our intrepid reporter Micheal Hannon Tierney wandered into on a Wednesday back in June and discovered like 200 people packed in listening to an incredible band called Monsters Calling Home.)
Also on the bill is 3 Pill Morning. Which clearly is not a Christian band! (Check out the vid. for “Skin.”)
Here’s the overview from Ryan:
On Wednesday, September 19th @ Vernon Club (1575 Story Avenue – 7:00 PM Doors/7:30 PM Show – $10 – Tickets/info), the acclaimed Louisiana-based quartet, 12 Stones, (you may recall singer, Paul McCoy, for his Grammy winning performance on Evanescence’s “Bring Me To Life” in 2003) will be ‘rolling’ into town as part of their massive “Beneath The Scars Tour” in support of their fourth album, Beneath The Scars, which dropped in May. Despite taking a short break between albums number three and four, 12 Stones has regrouped and are now stronger than ever. Beneath The Scars has already produced two charting Active Rock hits, and even claimed two #1 songs on the Billboard Christian Rock chart. Over the years, the band’s music has branched out from the rock n’ roll underground into mainstream media, having been featured in everything from video game soundtracks (“Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2003,” “NASCAR 2011”), to WWE events, Hollywood blockbusters (“The Scorpion King,” “Elektra,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest”), and even NHL playoff runs.
While 12 Stones is a veteran act who has sold more than 2 million albums in its career, they will be accompanied on the tour by the Midwest’s fastest emerging up-and-comer, 3 Pill Morning, who released their record label debut, Black Tie Love Affair, in July. Through some high-profile touring, a hit radio single, a music video and overall hard work and dedication, 3 Pill Morning eventually cracked Billboard’s “Next Big Sound” chart, which recognizes the “15 fastest accelerating artists across the Internet most likely to become the next big sound.”
These bands are on a national tour like so many bands these day, gutting it out from Portland, Oregon through Boise, Idaho through Tier 2 towns such as Louisville. All for $10 per ticket!
Yet they’re top notch bands.
The music scene in the iTunes age ….
The Vernon Club is at 1575 Story Ave. For more information, call 502-568-3280.