The Modern Electric's Northcoast Christmas 2018

The Modern Electric's Northcoast Christmas 2018

Mollo Rilla, Holden Laurence

Sunday Dec 23 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Beachland Ballroom

$12.00

This event is all ages

The Modern Electric
The Modern Electric
The Modern Electric are the next great American rock band. They are driven by the feeling that time is running out; that it is crucial to express what really matters to loved ones before it is too late. They believe that honest, authentic songwriting has the power to articulate emotions that words cannot. Inspired as much by classic cinema as they are David Bowie and ELO, they’ve coined the genre “cinematic rock” to describe their powerful piano-charged sound. Each richly-orchestrated pop symphony is led by a voice that has no comparison; a unique vibrato saturated in soul and sensitivity.

Their latest album “Original Motion Picture Soundtrack,” produced by Mike McCarthy (Spoon, …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead), is being called “a movie for the ears”, “widescreen pop.” Like a coming of age story about chasing crushes, surviving loneliness, and finding close friends, it is timeless in its scope and undeniably contagious in its melodic focus. Writing and directing a short film to accompany each track on the album, the band has set themselves apart as true auteurs of rock n’ roll – ambitious filmmakers as well as visceral songwriters.

They’ve brought their epic live show across the Midwest and to festivals such as SXSW, CMJ Music Marathon, and WMC after being awarded “Band of the Year” and “Album of the Year” in their hometown of Cleveland, OH. The Modern Electric aren’t creating songs that mimic the trendy sounds of the year. They are creating the kind of songs that are put on mixtapes for loved ones; songs that memories are made to. These are the kind of songs that become the soundtrack to a person’s life.

They are currently directing a new web series that shows what it takes for a band to write, direct, and release a short film a month for a full year. Entitled “Video Music,” the series gives a behind-the-scenes look into the making of each critically-acclaimed music video.
Mollo Rilla
Mollo Rilla
A four-piece Rock'n'Roll band from middle-of nowhere Ohio writting/performing spiritually fueled swag rock.
Holden Laurence
Holden Laurence
On his debut album, "Wild Empty Promises," Holden Laurence builds on the foundations of early alternative by combining elements of Mope-rock (The Cure), Post-punk (The Smiths), and New Wave (Echo & the Bunnymen) with Americana (Ryan Adams) and Modern Alternative (The Killers). Vintage synths, chorus-laden guitars, and steady grooves highlight an expansive sound that complements his vulnerable and vivid songwriting.

“It won’t be long before Holden Laurence becomes a household name hovering around the top of the list of Cleveland’s best. Holden is a double threat. He’s both an incredibly gifted musician technically and also a hell of a songwriter. These two factors create one powerful force that leaves tunes like ‘Broken Waltz’ rattling around in your brain long after last listen.” - Justin Markert, Cellar Door Cleveland

“‘Wild Empty Promises’ is a fantastic debut that blends mope-rock, post-punk and New Wave deftly... with its bittersweet tone and cinematic delivery.” - Eric Sandy, Cleveland Scene Magazine

“Throughout ‘Wild Empty Promises,’ Laurence mines the best of the Just Say Sire (Records) playbook; Echo & The Bunnymen, The Ocean Blue and The Smiths, shimmer throughout the set, as does an undercurrent of classic rock slow churned with Ryan Adams-style Americana. The melodies are huge and the musicianship is world class.” - Keith Creighton, Popdose.
Venue Information:
Beachland Ballroom
15711 Waterloo Road
Cleveland, OH, 44110
http://www.beachlandballroom.com/