Hollis Brown – Tickets – The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls – Millvale, PA – June 1st, 2017

Hollis Brown

Mr. Smalls Presents

Hollis Brown

The Hawkeyes, Wine & Spirit

Thu, June 1, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


This event is 18 and over

Hollis Brown
Hollis Brown
Hollis Brown is an American Rock ‘n’ Roll band. Named after a Bob Dylan song (“The Ballad of Hollis Brown”), the band was formed by Queens-natives and songwriters Mike Montali (lead vocals/guitar) and Jonathan Bonilla (lead guitar). Both 2nd-generation immigrants (Italian-American and Puerto Rican-American, respectively), they soon found their musical brethren across America, recruiting Andrew Zehnal (drums) from Cleveland, Adam Bock (keyboard/vocals) from St. Louis, and Scott Thompson (bass) from Boston.

Hollis Brown’s latest vinyl EP, Cluster of Pearls (Alive Naturalsound Records), was chosen as one of the 300 select releases throughout the world for Record Store Day 2016. Pressed on Starburst Vinyl, the record is limited to 800 copies and features four previously unreleased tracks and two songs released on vinyl for the first time. Cluster of Pearls follows up the 2015 release of Hollis Brown's third album 3 Shots (Jullian Records/RED), featuring the Bo Diddley collaboration “Rain Dance,” and the duet “Highway 1” with acclaimed alt-country songstress Nikki Lane. The edgy, roots-rock indie band from Queens, NY, known for its adrenaline fueled performances, recently wrapped 40+ amphitheater shows across America supporting Counting Crows and Citizen Cope last Summer/Fall, followed by a month-long headline tour in the UK and Europe.

The independent act has achieved a significant amount of success since their formation in 2009. They released their debut album Ride On The Train on Alive Naturalsound in 2013 (produced by Adam Landry), garnering song and video premieres from Rolling Stone, Paste, and American Songwriter, along with music placements on Direct TV's "Kingdom," Showtime’s “Shameless,” MTV’s “Real World,” and the Willem Dafoe/Matt Dillon film “Bad Country”. Following a Lou Reed tribute concert in NYC, Alive Naturalsound asked the band to record a tribute to the Velvet Underground’s classic album Loaded, as a limited-edition vinyl release for Record Store Day 2014. Hollis Brown Gets Loaded took on a life of its own, with airplay on influential radio stations, resulting in a full CD & digital release.

The band has toured extensively in America and Europe, headlining and supporting such bands as The Zombies, Jackie Greene, Heartless Bastards, Rich Robinson of Black Crowes, and Jesse Malin, and building an impressive fan base on both continents.
The Hawkeyes
Drawing upon the storytelling traditions of roots and country music coupled with the driving force of straightforward rock n roll, the Hawkeyes write songs with an anarchic sensibility, biting humor, and phrases that turn on a dime, while their live performances are marked by a lot of sweat, a little blood, and an occasional busted guitar.
Wine & Spirit
Wine & Spirit
The 2012 105.9 the X Winter Rock Showcase winner, Wine & Spirit, performing live at the Altar Bar Friday, August 10th. This Pittsburgh local rock n roll band has been making their presence known in the greater area for the past five years. Since forming the band at Slippery Rock University in 2006, Wine & Spirit has grown to what most locals say the coolest rock n roll band in town. Leaving nothing on stage, the band's high energy talent of modern blues rock n roll catches your attention with their original work of spontaneous tempo changes and riffs that hooks everyone's undivided attention. With their debut self-titled album already out, the shows are always enjoyable with local hits such as, 'They'll Never Know' and Spider's Trap' blaring through the PA system topping with their new songs that are now being recorded for a new Wine & Spirit album this summer.

Performing live at the Altar Bar, the band brings along a very talented show bill. Making their first appearance with an electrifying pulse of classic taste for everyone's delight comes along ShakerMaker of New Castle, Pa. Also the talented group of acoustic rock n roll, Indecision. This Butler County rock band made their spotlight as one of the finalists at the 2012 the X Winter Rock Showcase, bringing their tear down the wall performance of fist pumping originals and a the fever to rock your socks off. Their new album "The Shed" is now available at all shows and on itunes.
Venue Information:
The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls
400 Lincoln Ave
Millvale, PA, 15209