Boogie for Free with The LEC and The Wildeyes at Kings Rook Club
Head downs to Kings Rook Club to catch a captivating performance by The LEC and The Wildeyes
Saturday, Feb. 17th
Some bills just click, and longtime Erie staples The LEC performing once again at the Kings Rook Club with The Wildeyes is one of those bills. A unique hybrid of funk, hip-hop and prog rock, The LEC released their latest album, Whole Again, at the end of 2016, followed by music videos for the album's title track and "Feelin' Outta Control ft. C.Brown." Just two weeks ago, they released another video for "My Music ft. C.Brown." Any of these singles would serve the uninitiated well as an introduction into the strange and wonderful world of The LEC, but those unfamiliar are likely to have just as much fun at this free show.
"[For] an LEC show, we always try to bring a high level of energy," explains The LEC vocalist Jonny Evans. "Not all of our music is upbeat, though. We like to touch on some slower styles as well and accentuate the incredible voice of our vocalist/guitar player Dan Head. I think we provide a little something for everybody. I'm really excited for this upcoming show because we will be playing a lot of songs for the first time. We are currently working on a new project, but there is no name for it yet and no release date."
Evans also commented on the band's longstanding relationship with the King's Rook Club.
"The Rook is our home base!" says Evans. "The people who frequent the Rook always show us a ton of love and it's just a fun environment to play in. The sound is always right and the lighting is top-notch. I know going into a Rook show that it's always going to be a fun time."
Joining The LEC are The Wildeyes, a pop-rock outfit that combines crunchy, garage rock guitars with irresistible pop melodies. (Side note: The Wildeyes just recently graced this very publication's cover). Boasting a sound that's slightly more grounded but just as groovy, the band arrives fresh off their brand new EP, Tell Me What You Know, released at the end of 2017.
"I love these guys," says Evans about The Wildeyes. "I think they are one of the best up-and-coming bands in Erie and have a big opportunity to make a huge splash, both in Erie and outside of Erie. Their sound is tight, their melodies are catchy, and their performance is captivating. "
As always, there will be no admittance into the show after 2 a.m. The Kings Rook Bus Stop Bistro will be open from 9 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. for all of your fourth meal needs, including takeout. — Aaron Mook
10 p.m. - 2 a.m. // 1921 Peach Street // Free // 21+ // facebook.com/kingsrookclub