Pop Poppins

Afallon Presents

Pop Poppins

Kevin Aldridge & The Appraisers

Sat, April 8, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Live Oak Music Hall

Fort Worth, TX

$8.00 - $80.00

This event is all ages

Pop Poppins
Pop Poppins
They asked you to "be patient" and you were. Seminal Texas band, Pop Poppins, will be performing acoustic versions of their most popular songs April 8, 2017 at the Live Oak, Ft. Worth. Formed in 1989 in Saginaw, TX, they developed a strong regional success growing with the Deep Ellum, Texas, art scene during the 1980s and ‘90s. Releasing numerous full length albums on Carpe Diem Records and RainMaker Records, their sound combines melodic vocals and instrumentation reminiscent of 20th century alternative rock. The members of Pop Poppins eventually moved on to different creative and life endeavors. (Bassist Mark on culinary adventures, drummer Michael Jerome to LA and now playing with Better Than Ezra and Richard Thompson, and Broose Dickinson to the UK as a studio member of the 44AD ArtSpace and William P doing what only he can do)Having only a short window of time with them all in Texas, we’ve brought them together for this show. Pop Poppins music is available online through iTunes and Amazon.
Kevin Aldridge & The Appraisers
Kevin Aldridge & The Appraisers
As the song says, “breaking up is hard to do,” which is probably why Kevin Aldridge chose to put Chatterton, the Fort Worth-based roots rock outfit he fronted on indefinite hiatus, rather than ending it altogether. About five years into Chatterton’s run, the band’s shows became less frequent, and Kevin opted to book more and more solo performances. The acoustic gigs drove him to write songs better suited for the more intimate format, and soon he had an album’s worth of new material. After Chatterton disbanded, he booked recording sessions at Austin’s Cedar Creek and Yellow Dog studios, working with longtime friend and producer/multi-instrumentalist Scott Davis (Hayes Carll’s band) and engineer Adam Odor, who also played bass, along with Kenny Smith on drums and Don Cento on guitar. The resulting ten tracks, mastered by Richard Dodd (Tom Petty, Neil Young) carry Kevin’s lonely tenor to new heights, wrapping songs full of heartache and betrayal in sunny hooks and nods to classic guitar rock, while remaining true to their acoustic genesis. Inspired by the pain of war and the overwhelming odds of everyday struggles, Kevin Aldridge’s solo album is his most personal and accessible release yet.
Influenced by roots rock like the Jayhawks and Neil Young, Kevin Aldridge's Viper Sessions LP is like a sunny day threatened by rain. His songs speak of heartbreak, loss and the occasional glimmer of hope, borne on hooky choruses, catchy guitar leads and clever lyrics from the lonely side of life.
Venue Information:
Live Oak Music Hall
1311 Lipscomb Street
Fort Worth, TX, 76104
http://www.theliveoak.com/