Tuesday May 16th @ 7:30PM CT: Purple Bee presents an interactive livestream concert with Sgt. Splendor, featuring Eric McFadden and Kate Vargas. Join us live from Purple Bee Studios in Volente, TX. ⚡️
Experience the show in-person! A very limited amount of tickets are available now. Guests can enjoy free food and drinks. Big thanks to our friends at Real Ale Brewing Co., Doers Vodka, Guayaki Yerba Mate, and Ruta Maya Organic Coffee.
About Sgt. Splendor
Indie darling and songwriting wunderkind, teams up with guitar virtuoso, to present their highly anticipated new supergroup, Sgt. Splendor. Featuring Dave Schools (), Paulo Baldi (, ), alongside heavy-hitting special guests, their debut album, Occasions for Self-Congratulations is sure to make an impact. The 1st single, “Whoopee Château”, invites in ‘s Angelo Moore on organ, for a celebratory number with claustrophobic urgency. “We’re in the belly of the beast right now,” Kate Vargas sings on lead track “Whoopee Chateau,” her voice wafting like fumes from the barrel of a smoking gun. Expertly dodging one unsettling revelation after another, her phrasing quickly turns staccato, each word jolting like the bee sting she suggests you “put a penny on” during the chorus. “This record draws heavily from what we experienced during lockdown,” Vargas says. “It’s an abstract expression of that strange time.”
“Yeah, you can definitely hear it in Whoopee Chateau,” adds Vargas’ bandmate and partner, Eric McFadden, who mesmerizes on the new single, deftly threading chromatic Latin-jazz guitar breaks through a deep, yet blessedly loose funk strut. “The whole thing has this Jim Morrison sentiment—like, I’m gonna get my kicks before the whole shithouse goes up in flames.’”
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Our live streams are free to watch, but powered by your donations, which go to directly support the artists and crew. http://purplebee.org/donate