Leopold and His Fiction w/The Docs & The Beans
Grand Stafford Theater. 106 S Main St. Bryan, TX 77803
Tickets $12 at the door.
Naked, stripped down and aching with adrenaline is the rawness of Leopold and his Fiction. A revolving group of friends led by Detroit native Daniel James (lead vocal/guitar), their essential make up sprouted from collaborations made on the road in the whirlwind cycle of touring. From San Francisco to LA to Austin various musical adventures had come and gone, until James found a common vision in the musicians he’d met along the way. Their seminal force is the catalyst for soul-drenched, bare-bone rock ‘n’ roll that shakes with the power of ’73-era Stooges while seducing with the rhythm and blues of Motown.
When the Docs are playing, the sheer energy coming from the stage will pull you in, and the aura they create in the room will keep you riveted. Pulling from a wide range of influences and diverse backgrounds, they evoke the full range of emotion in their audiences with a raw, passionate sound that fuses the soft, harmonious tones of traditional Southern music and the aggressive energy of progressive rock. This is a tight-but-loose four-piece band that stretches and pushes the boundaries of current rock and roll. But The Docs didn’t start out as a high energy, in-your-face modern rock band. Each member brought his musical influences and professional background to the mix.
The members were all brought up in Houston, Texas where at various times in their lives they met and befriended Brendan. Nearing the end of his college coursework (in December 2010) Brendan called together his friends for an informal jam session with the hopes of masterminding a sophisticated & crude rock n’ roll band. His plan worked. The Beans started writing songs and performing around the city in March 2011. By January of 2012 The Beans had finished recording a demo and built a devout fan-base largely due to the raw energy of their live shows. They are currently working on touring to promote their debut album.