- $20 for two tickets to see Soil and Tantric (up to $39.75 value)
- When: Tuesday, April 8, at 6 p.m.
- Where: Brewster’s Roc Bar
- Section: general admission
- Door time: 5 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Soil’s hometown: Chicago
- Soil’s big break: after releasing their debut independent album in 1997, they became the first rock group to be signed by Clive Davis to J Records
- Awww, reunions: after a seven-year split, vocalist Ryan McCombs rejoined the band for a tour commemorating the 10th anniversary of their major-label debut, 2001’s Scars. The temporary reunion became less temporary, and the band’s original lineup is now intact.
- Essential early hits: “Halo,” “Astounded,” “Hey Now”
- Pre-concert homework: check out “The Hate Song,” a melodically-complex and clever ear-buster from their 2013 album, Whole
- 116: the number of songs frontman Hugo Ferreira initially wrote for Tantric’s 2013 album 37 Channels
- Math note: that’s roughly 3.14 songs per Channel
- 13: the number of songs that actually ended up on the album
- Naval note: Ferreira said, “I consider Tantric a boat that I float in—it’s a vessel that carries the music. So I never feel restrictions. It doesn’t have any rules. Tantric music can be super-heavy, light—or both. It’s really an open book with no ending in sight.”
- Essential early hits: “Breakdown,” “Hey Now,” “Down and Out,” and a gritty cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain”
- Check out: “Mosquita,” a rollocking track from 37 Channels that includes an assist from Southern rocker Shooter Jennings
It’s a place for the gritty, the raw, and the ready-to-rock. With four distinct venues beneath its roof—The Pit, Lava, The Roc Bar, and The Edge Concert Hall—Brewster’s MegaPlex can host anything from local up-and-coming rappers to old-school hair-metalsmiths to grungy headbangers—all in one night. Past headliners have included everyone from the Roots to Hank Williams III, Paul Oakenfold to Pantera, and Great White to Black Flag.
Brewster's Roc Bar
845 University Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32211