Friday May 10
$20 Mainstage / Doors at 9:00
Every so often a band comes along that turns everything you've come to know on its head. Violet Rocker is that kind of band. This five-piece, hailing from the DMV, packs a mighty wallop with its combination of huge guitars, and a rhythm section that could be considered a force of nature. Propelled by frontman Ethan Spalding and his ability to make words sound as if they were soaked in bourbon, Violet Rocker answers the question: What would a mixture of Led Zepplin, Red Hot Chili Peppers, 8ball and MJG, and a pinch of Run DMC sound like? Good, is the answer.