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Illiterate Light w/ The Simplicity

Friday, April 12 @ 9:00 pm - 1:30 am

Alternative / Indie /Rock

Illiterate Light

w/ The Simplicity

Friday 4.12.24

Charleston Pour House

Main Stage

8pm doors /9pm show

$25 Two-Pack Early Bird *Limited amount*

$15 Advance/$18 Day of show

Illiterate Light

Illiterate Light thrives on subverting expectations. Though just a duo, the Harrisonburg, Virginia-based singer-guitarist Jeff Gorman along with Nashville, Tennessee-based drummer Jake Cochran make surprisingly pummeling and thoughtful alternative rock. Since the band’s 2015 inception, they’ve intently focused on their unorthodox live show with Cochran standing behind his kit and Gorman playing synth bass with his foot as he sings and strums his guitar. Fiercely egalitarian and independent, the two not only split up songwriting duties and arrangement ideas, they even built bike-powered stages: bringing the fans into the live experience and envisioning a greener future for shows.

But with their latest album Sunburned, out January 27 via Thirty Tigers, Gorman and Cochran have turned their attention inward to their songwriting and studio craft. It’s their most fully-realized and ambitious LP yet, one that’s full of immediate songs that update and revolutionize the band’s approach to making music. There are rich keyboard and programmed percussion textures now populating their songs, as well as soaringly anthemic choruses, and hefty doses of fuzz. “On our first record, we were very live-focused and wanted to make sure whatever we were writing was translated in person,” says Gorman. “Without that crutch, we could be more adventurous and take more risks. We definitely weren’t timid in the studio.”

The Simplicity

Charleston rock outfit, The Simplicity, was formed by JohnBias, Tommy Merritt, and Drew “Easy Money” Lewis with thegoal to conquer every stage they step foot on. Influenced byrock n roll titans such as The Rolling Stones, David Bowie,and The Velvet Underground, this trio favors a dynamicapproach in their performances, skirting the line between fastand loose rock songs and dramatic ballads. Their debutrecord “DAHLIN’”was recorded in Charleston, SC with thehelp of Wolfgang Zimmerman (producer of Band of Horses,Susto and Brave Baby) and is available on all majorstreaming services.

* Show is 21+. Attendees under the age of 21 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Attendees under 21 will be subject to a $5 surcharge. The surcharge must be paid in cash at the door on the day of the event.


Friday, April 12
9:00 pm - 1:30 am
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Charleston Pour House – Main Stage
1977 Maybank Hwy.
Charleston Pour House, SC 29412 United States


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