The Nixons - Reunion Show

Doc Roc Presents

The Nixons - Reunion Show

Fiawna Forte, The Bourgeois

Fri Jun 23

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

Cain's Ballroom

Tulsa, OK

$23.00

This event is all ages


Pre Adv $17 (One Week Only)

Advance $20 | Day of Show $23 | Door $23 | Mezzanine (21+) $35

There is a $2 fee that applies to each ticket purchased at the Cain's Box Office.

VIP Meet & Greet $125 (ONLINE ONLY)

Details for the VIP Meet & Greet will be listed under the ticket type.  VIP ticket purchasers, you will receive an email on or before June 21, 2017.  If you have any questions, before or after your purchase, please email info@cainsballroom.com - Thank You!

No re-entry! No smoking! No refunds!

Support acts are subject to change without notice!

The Nixons
The Nixons
The Nixons were founded in Oklahoma City by singer/guitarist Zac Maloy, guitarist Jesse Davis and bassist Ricky Brooks. The group released their debut EP Six in 1992 (after a self-titled album, released in 1990) on Dragon Street Records and replaced original drummer Tye Robison with John Humphrey, before releasing Halo in 1994 on Dallas-based Rainmaker Records. FOMA, released in 1995 on MCA Records, included the radio hits "Sister", " Happy Song", "Wire", and "Passion". The group capitalized on their success with big tours (about 300 shows a year), including dates with KISS, Slash's Snakepit, Brother Cane, Soul Asylum, Radiohead, and Toadies. Foma eventually peaked at No. 77 on the Billboard 200.

Performing live again for the first time in over 15 years!
Fiawna Forte
Fiawna Forte
Fiawna Forté (Foe-Fum Records/Tulsa, OK) has been immersed in all aspects of songwriting, recording and performing throughout her entire life. Her debut release, "Transitus", put her name on Oklahoma's map. Fiawna's most current release, "Deciduous", has been described as "pure booty-shaking, roof-raising rock & roll" -(Jerry Wofford/Tulsa World), while merely listening to Forté has been compared to "being stuck in a smoky time warp where Wanda Jackson, Elvis, Roy Orbison and The White Stripes all roll around on a sawdust floor damp with sweat and beer" -("Women Who Rock" issue/Currentland).

"Imagine a barn in the swamplands of the Gulf Coast, where locals come to dance after midnight, the old wooden floor creaking from strain, condensation dripping from the ceiling onto a throng of writhing, sweating bodies. Imagine the band that might play there—all driving rhythms and bluesy guitar riffs and ferocious, soulful vocals.

Now imagine if that band filtered its primal sound through the prism of breezy, early ‘60s rock—hearkening to a time when rock music was more interested in making you move your hips than bang your head.

This particular brand of rock isn’t what Fiawna Forté has always done—but then again, Fiawna Forté rarely does the same thing twice. With the upcoming “Deciduous,” her fourth full-length release (but just her second with a full band, following her 2010 debut “Transitus”), Forté seems to have made a conscious effort to veer away from the indie vibe of her debut and into pure, booty-shaking, roof-raising rock ’n’ roll.

It should be noted that Forté is well suited to both the indie and the more traditional flavors of rock. Her distinctive voice—as comfortable in an emotive whisper or a melodic warble as in a fierce, growling yawp—defies easy genre classifications; she evokes feelings, not labels. Listen to the 11 tracks on “Deciduous” and I guarantee you’ll be knocked flat at least once per song by her fiery, raw vocal power." -Matt Cauthron / The Tulsa Voice
The Bourgeois
The Bourgeois
Ever get the feeling you’ve been lied to?

Zach Mobley and Ty Clark grew up in the bowels of rural Oklahoma. They coped with the oppression of the Bible-Belt in different ways. Zach (guitar/vocals) spent most of his adolescence holed up listening to punk rock and plotting his escape. Ty (drums) also took solace in music but fell victim to the opioid epidemic that plagued his community.

After a stint in one of the state’s many overcrowded and underfunded prisons, Ty reclaimed control of his life and responded to an ad placed by Zach. The two quickly realized they shared similar tastes in music and a similar distaste for the hypocrisy surrounding them. Another small town pariah, Vance Young (bass), was added later to complete the lineup.

The Bourgeois (pronounced booj-wah) are an alternative rock band from Tulsa, OK. Musically, the band draws inspiration from a wide variety of artists; the sonic rush of Nirvana and Smashing Pumpkins, the disenfranchised melodicism of indie rock stalwarts like The Smiths and Violent Femmes, and a dash of aural post-punk weirdness, a la The Talking Heads and The Pixies, are all keys to the band’s signature sound. The band prides themselves on their ability to channel their influences without sounding antiquated or derivative.

The group hit the ground running with their first single, Perverting the American Dream, which was accompanied by a video produced by Delo Creative (The Flaming Lips, Miley Cyrus, Broncho). Perverting the American Dream has since racked up over 300,000 plays on music streaming service Jamendo.

They followed with the Steve Haigler (The Pixies, Brand New) produced album, We're Still in the Gutter, But Some of Us Are Looking At the Stars, and steadily built a following through their energetic live performances, creative music videos, and sardonic sense of humor.

In 2016, the band played shows with Eagles of Death Metal and Electric Six to promote the release of the Designer Genes EP, produced by Trent Bell (Flaming Lips), Rob Schnapf (Beck, Kurt Vile, FIDLAR), and Brad Wood (Smashing Pumpkins, Placebo, mewithoutYou). It was downloaded over 1,000 times within it's first week of release at NoiseTrade and was also featured in Alternative Press. A video for the track Summer of George was retweeted by Jason Alexander (George Costanza) himself.
Venue Information:
Cain's Ballroom
423 N Main St.
Tulsa, OK, 74103
http://www.cainsballroom.com