Dead Flowers, Heart of the City

Hand Drawn Records presents

Dead Flowers

Heart of the City

American Revival, Dead Vinyl

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 18 and over

Dead Flowers
Dead Flowers
The Dead Flowers are rolling. Their live performances these days are mighty and intense, gritty, straight-edged rock with heavy country undertones and a healthy nod to Texas blues, and they’re just getting started.

Something wild and indescribable happens when the Dead Flowers are onstage, and For You, their fan- funded (via Kickstarter), self-produced debut album, is a remarkable capturing of their tough, intensely satisfying live performances that serves up a polished, stand-alone listening experience all its own.

Solid contributions from every Dead Flowers member were deftly recorded and mixed by Jeffrey Charles Saenz at his Modern Electric Sound Recorders with enough finesse to produce a captivating record, and enough staying out of the way to avoid any studio-induced decoration that might have muddied the power and synergistic triumph of their individual performances. Very few overdubs and no instruments on the record that you don’t see onstage, were conscientious choices that reveal the sophisticated musicianship and rousing, nuanced arrangements dependably delivered in their live shows.

Dead Flowers’ seasoned players were assembled by lead singer and guitarist Corey Howe, who writes deceptively raw and gripping songs that slip on comfortably like the return of well-loved and long-lost friends. With a rare combination of humility, heart, and swagger Howe firmly holds center while, with a seasoned performer’s know-how, generously leaving each of his compadres room to contribute inspired complements.

The album title For You reflects Dead Flowers’ gratitude to their fans and an earnest attempt to deliver something both they and the band can be proud of for decades to come. Their debut signals the arrival of an outfit destined to make them favored sons of the Lone Star state.
Heart of the City
Heart of the City
Life is far from easy. We work so hard, but the price of living gives us nothing to show for it. Dance halls and night clubs are the last refuge from the heat of the night and the daily beat downs. Infectious groves, soulful melodies, and the healing begins. We check our differences at the door. Music can save the heart of any city.

"It makes me feel things I didn't know I was capable of feeling" -Anonymous-

Heart of the City is a collaborative musical effort featuring Brandon Callies (Black Tie Vendetta/Brandon Callies & the American Revival) of Austin, TX, and Paco Estrada (South FM/Paco Estrada & One Love) of Dallas, TX aiming to furthur bridge the gap, not only between Austin and Dallas, but between division everywhere. As veterans of making albums, writting great songs, and playing live shows, the two gentlemen have teamed up to continue to bring the salvation of music into the lives of others.
American Revival
American Revival
Brandon Callies and the American Revival (formerly, Brandon Callies Band) was formed in Greenville, Texas in 2007 by the band's singer/songwriter, Brandon Callies and in that same year, recorded their first EP "Unique Normalities". After a few years of performing in Dallas, Brandon relocated the band to Austin, Texas where they recorded their debut full length album "The Gunner" in 2011. The album was met with good reviews, leading to high profile, regional shows and in 2013, the band was signed to Hand Drawn Records, where they released "Life Is Still Good."

2015 marked both the most productive and successful year for Brandon Callies, releasing a full length live and rarities album, “(Live) Be Quiet, We’re Recording”, a full length murder ballads concept album, “There’s a Killer Down in Texas,” and on March 26, 2015, the City of Austin’s mayor, Steve Adler, signed a proclamation, officially declaring it the annual celebration of “Brandon Callies Day.”

In 2016, the band toured extensively throughout the US with the label's traveling "Hand-Picked Tour" collaborations and released new their newest EP, "The 405 Project" in early-Fall with a follow up LP scheduled for Spring 2017.
Dead Vinyl
Dead Vinyl
Band Members
Hayden Miller -//- Vocals
Tyler Vela -//- Lead Guitar
Zach Tucker -//- Bass Guitar
Parker Anderson -//- Drums
Venue Information:
Three Links
2704 Elm Street
Dallas, TX, 75226