The Devil Makes Three
Z2 Entertainment, in proud partnership with FMQB and 97.3 KBCO, is thrilled to announce the 2018 Fox Theatre and FMQB Free Outdoor Stage lineup for the FMQB Triple A Conference. Performances take place August 8th through August 10th. Full lineup is listed below. Tickets for all Fox Theatre performances go on sale 10 a.m. this Friday at foxtheatre.com.
FOX THEATRE PERFORMANCES
The Devil Makes Three are set to return with Chains Are Broken on August 24th via New West Records. The 11-song set was produced by Ted Hutt (Gaslight Anthem, Flogging Molly) and recorded at Sonic Ranch Studios in El Paso, TX. Chains Are Broken is The Devil Makes Three’s first album of original material since 2013’s acclaimed I’m A Stranger Here, which debuted on the Billboard Top 200.
Highlighted by spirited headlining performances by The Devil Makes Three (Saturday), The Infamous Stringdusters (Friday), and Railroad Earth (Sunday), there was a profound additional component to this year’s WinterWonderGrass Tahoe. The weather. Before turning all sunny on Sunday, Friday and Saturday’s proceedings included periodic showers of snow, graupel (look it up), and a little rain.
Frendly Gathering Music Festival, produced by professional snowboarder Danny Davis and television personality Jack Mitrani, has announced its full lineup of bands. Joining headlining acts Twiddle, Greensky Bluegrass and Kamasi Washington will be The Devil Makes Three, Nahko & Medicine for the People, Kat Wright, White Denim, Emancipator & a special collaborative set featuring Mihali (of Twiddle) & Nahko.Other additions include Keznamdi, Lynx, The Relative, Peace in the Valley, Sabouyama, & Django.
I ask for a lot. Usually, when it comes to music, all I do is ask. “Can we afford a Phish festival this year?”, “Can we take the kids to this show?” and most importantly “Mike, can you get me into this show?” For those of you reading this after its won the Pulitzer and was picked up by the AP, let me set the stage. Mike Moran is the owner, founder, and editor of gratefulweb.com. It’s his pull that gets me into the shows. Our relationship is based solely on me asking and him obliging. But once in a great while, he does ask me to cover a show.
The Devil Makes Three are one of those bands that seemed to emerge out the gate with their vision cast in concrete. There were no hidden tricks up their sleeves, no gimmicks to lure in some hip audience. From the get-go, they’ve managed to invigorate the old soul of bluegrass music with the kind of youthful spirit it seems it was always meant to possess, and in turn, the group has found themselves to be a shining light in the 21st-century scene.
A snowy Chicago evening at the Concord Music Hall showcased The Devil Makes Three with opening act Roebuck on January 12th, 2018. The Concord has a gentleman’s club swanky kind of vibe happening. The animal print and gold leaf wallpaper were entirely in line with Roebuck, and the Ruin & Redemption feel of DM3’s last release.
The sun finally came out, and there was a full moon on the horizon. There is no better place to enjoy rocking Americana string band music then Red Rocks Amphitheatre. The bill on this night had two heavy hitting, fast growing, old-time playing bands from two different parts of the country. The Devil Makes Three comes from Santa Cruz, California, and they bring a sort of punk, pirate, darkness flavor to their Americana bluegrass.
The final day of Harvest was one of celebration. We managed to have perfect weather, and even Yonder Mountain String Band was singing the praises of clear skies. As usual, some of the best shows happened on Saturday, the day when we all try to cram in as much music and fun as possible…ready-but-not-ready for our journey home the next day.