Eric Tessmer w/ Audio Curve & Muzz Live at Gas Lamp
Doors at 7
Music at 8pm
$7 at the door
Eric Tessmer (Austin, Texas)
Eric James Tessmer, actually named after guitar giants Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix, is an extraordinary guitarist, musician, singer and songwriter hailing from Austin, TX.
He is widely considered one of the most vibrant guitarists to follow in the footsteps of blues-rock legends such as Stevie Ray Vaughan and his namesake predecessors. His live shows have captured audiences' attention across the United States as power-packed sessions of wickedly fast and precise licks that can light the house on fire without the need for lighter fluid. Born and raised outside of the small town of Richland Center, Wisconsin, Tessmer began playing at a young age, inspired by his father and grandmother.
In 2000, he moved to Austin at the age of 19 to play gigs with numerous musicians and bands, earning local credibility as he honed his craft of riffing with speed, power and control. He later formed his own power trio, the Eric Tessmer Band, in 2003.
Through a battered '59 Fender Stratocaster producing vintage-correct tones, Eric kickstarts the engine left idling by guitar players of the past. Known as one of the hardest working musicians in the area, Tessmer continues to travel the U.S., Canada and Europe. Creating his own brand of ‘blues-rock soul-chedelic’ sound, he has electrified festivals such as Montreal Jazz Fest, Summerfest, and MusikFest with dialed-in precision and delivered polished performances at clubs, pubs and venues across the land. Sharing the stage with notable musicians such as Dick Dale, Anders Osborne, Tab Benoit, Monte Montgomery, Gary Clark Jr. and Chris Duarte; Tessmer has created a buzz among the blues-rock community that is quickly swarming with devoted disciples. -G. Lemen
Audio Curve (Des Moines, Iowa)
Rock, Funk, Soul
Formed in 2015. Audio Curve is an explosive high voltage rock force out of the Midwest. Unleashed with pure adrenaline and unmatched electricity, Audio Curve's a 4-piece rock n roll machine with mixtures of hard rock, funk, blues, and groove metal. Summer of 2015, the band released their first few practice demos. One is titled "Dyin' Thrill" and the other one is an instrumental jam called "Synthesis Funk". Both of which have been getting lots of views, plays and good reviews. February 9th, 2016, Audio Curve released a demo of their new song "Bloody Red Like the Wine". Coming into 2016, Audio Curve has played a few big Iowa festivals including both, The Clive Festival & The Des Moines Marathon. Igor Dimitrienko - guitar, vocals, Bernard Punelli Anderson - keys, vocals, Celestino "Sal" Ramirez - drums, Mike Adams - bass, vocals
Muzz (Des Moines, Iowa)
Muzz is a psychedelic rock band
Stephen Rieck - Guitar
Garrett Torrez - Percussion
Andy Simmons - Bass/Vocals