Cary Brothers Top Night of Indie Rock

by Press Release | Jul 30, 2007
Cary Brothers Top Night of Indie Rock Dante Hall will shake things up a bit on Tuesday, August 7th when Cary Brothers takes the stage, headlining a three-act evening of indie rock featuring Stars of Track and Field and William Fitzsimmons. Tickets are just $15 and all ages are welcome to this special concert, with plenty of entertainment for the whole crowd and music to please all ages, beginning at 7:30pm.

With influences ranging from '80s British new wave to '70s folk, Nashville native Cary Brothers (first name Cary, last name Brothers) has recently released his first full-length album to critical and commercial success, after garnering initial praise and attention with his independent releases All The Rage and Waiting For Your Letter, both of which hit the top of the iTunes Folk charts. Brothers' lyrical ballad "Blue Eyes," featured on the platinum, Grammy-winning soundtrack to Garden State, became a top iTunes download, with over 20,000 and counting. A former film producer, Cary’s screen-friendly tunes have been featured on "Grey's Anatomy," "ER," "Scrubs," "Bones" and "Smallville." Billboard says “(Brothers is) one of the emerging acoustic talents in Los Angeles. If he'd been old enough in the late 60's, the singer/songwriter probably would've grabbed a few rounds with a young David Crosby or shared a smoke with Joni Mitchell after an appearance together at a local coffeehouse...”

Joining Cary will be Portland, Oregon indie-pop trio Stars of Track and Field. Named in reference to a Belle and Sebastian song, the group combines pop and rock with synth textures and bittersweet lyrics to make the group another soundtrack darling. Their debut release, Centuries Before Love and War, is consistently well-reviewed online and in print. The Denver Post says “Stars of Track and Field are masterminds of atmospherics…The group’s lushly crafted alt-rock aims high-for the arena rafters, even-but in a way that is smart and indie-minded." The New York Post agrees with the mood, saying "A little bit poppy, a little bit electronic, a little bit dreamy. All together amazing."

Completing the roster and starting off the evening will be neo-folk guitarist and Pittsburgh native William Fitzsimmons. His impressive facial hair might be the first thing you notice when he walks onstage, but soon his melodic voice and sweetly haunting acoustic guitar will steal your heart. His guitar-picking style is kicked up a notch with electronica touches, belying influences ranging from Nick Drake to Sufjan Stevens. According to The Perm & The Skullet, "If soothing, almost heart breakingly, stunning acoustic folk is your ear...then William Fitzsimmons' recent release, Goodnight, are the lullabies you have been searching for...”

However you label it, these artists are soon to be exploding into larger venues, making this show in the intimate setting of Dante Hall a must-see event. Cary Brothers, Stars of Track and Field and William Fitzsimmons make for perfect partners as rock, pop and folk come together for one unforgettable evening of music at Dante Hall. Tickets are just $15 and are available for purchase online at or by calling Dante Hall’s box office at 609-344-8877.

This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State through the Local Arts Development Grant Program administered by the Atlantic County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs.

Dante Hall Theater of the Arts is an intimate performing arts center that is committed to producing diverse and vital artistic and educational programs for audiences in Atlantic City and the surrounding region. Dante Hall Theater of the Arts is located adjacent to St. Michael’s Church in the heart of Atlantic City’s “Ducktown” neighborhood at 14 North Mississippi Avenue (between Arctic and Atlantic Avenues).

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