When: Sat., July 19 2014
indie, rock, alternative, 10 p.m.
King Hippo (Jeff Kozelski) and Blue Sphere (Ian Grimshaw) claim to have formed The Outervention from the depths of the Earth, but perhaps Charleston, S.C. is more accurate. Kozelski and Grimshaw jammed together in high school, but things really started up when they bumped into each other years later in the Holy City. “It’s hard to remember why it fizzled out, but it’s always been a lot of fun, which matters the most,” Kozelski says of their collaboration. The two eventually ditched “Hotel California” from their repertoire and changed their sound altogether by adding keyboardist Philip Noland, drummer Alan Brisendine, and bassist Frank Nelson. The local indie/alt/funk/jam/rock band (take your pick) started making the show circuit and wound up meeting Analog Moon, who they’ll reunite with for a night at Tin Roof. These days, Outervention has a whittled-down set. The show will be just bass, drums, and guitar with a few covers as well as acoustic originals. The missing members are on hiatus, a.k.a adventuring (Grimshaw is on a month-long motorcycle pilgrimage with his wife). But Kozelski promises “guitar riff killer funk” will be in store. —Kalyn Oyer