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Empress Hotel

Pop

New Orleans LA

1531

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Here Comes the New Challenger

Empress Hotel at it's core is an assembly of musicians from both New Orleans and afar. Spearheading this New Orleans pop ensemble are brothers Ryan and Eric Rogers on guitar and drums, backed by Patrick Hodgkins from Portland, Maine on bass, Leo DeJesus on keys and percussion and fronted by the lovely Julie Williams on keys and the ever so amorous Micah McKee on lead vocals and guitar. The music is inspired by 70s one hit wonders such as Ace and The Dwight Twilley Band and drawing influence from legends like Prince, Sparks, and Roxy Music. Empress Hotel brings a personal, human story to their interpretation of pop songs. It's implemented through stream of consciousness lyrics, dynamic vocal melodies and rhythmic harmonies from individuals who love the glory days and still go see new bands play live more than most. They lust for a music that is inclusive, crowd pleasing and honest. Empress Hotel asks for you to sing along, and dance within it. It wants your company.

Time

Friday March 18

8:00PM

Venue

Mi Casa Cantina

18+

503 E 6th St

Online

www.myspace.com/empresshotel

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