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Liz Cooper & the Stampede at the HI-FI

Liz Cooper & the Stampede Headlining Tour

Sun King Brewery & MOKB Present 

Liz Cooper & the Stampede with special guest 

New Madrid & It’s Just Craig 

Hi-Fi Indy

Fountain Square, Indiana

January 16th2019

Photos by Tony Vasquez 

Gallery: Liz Cooper the Stampede

New Madrid

It’s Just Craig


Sun King Brewery & MOKB Present Liz Cooper & the Stampede at the HI-FI on January 16th, 2019. Photo by Tony Vasquez.

Wednesday night in Fountain Square at the HI-FI is where Liz Cooper & the Stampede kicked off their first headlining tour with special guest New Madrid, and It’s Just Craig.

It’s Just Craig opens the night with a stripped down acoustic set with material from the album Dark Corners. The album was produced by indie-musician John Vanderslice, who has collaborated with the St. Vincent, Spoon, Strand Of Oaks, and many others. Craig mentions that he told the concept of the album to John about a boat captain and his lonely journey at sea. John loved the idea and with help from Elijah Ford, Marc Ford, Jason Slota the sophomore album became a reality.

Sun King Brewery & MOKB Present It’s Just Craig opening for Liz Cooper & the Stampede at the HI-FI on January 16th, 2019. Photo by Tony Vasquez.

The four-piece Athens based New Madrid, with Phil McGill, Graham Powers, Ben Hackett, and Alex Woolley took the stage with their psychedelic rock sound. The band plays a powerful, eclectic hypnotizing set. The spacey rock guitar textures continually build and feed the energy of the crowd.

Sun King Brewery & MOKB Present New Madrid opening for Liz Cooper & the Stampede at the HI-FI on January 16th, 2019. Photo by Tony Vasquez.

Before the Liz Cooper & the Stampede takes the stage, several people in the crowd were discussing seeing the band perform at the Vogue opening for Lord Huron and again at the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater opening for Houndmouth. This time was the bands first headlining tour in support of their 2018 release Window Flowers. Liz Cooper, Grant Prettyman, and Ryan Usher hailing from Nashville Tennessee pack a powerful live sound for only being a three-piece band. Their dreamy psychedelic tones and Liz’s unique vocals are on full display on songs like the “Mountain Man,” “Lights,” and “The Night. ” The crowd near the stage could be seen singing along with the newer material. The band will be on the road with several shows in the next few months including a date this summer at the Newport Folk Festival. For more ticket info check out their website Liz Cooper & the Stampede Tour

Sun King Brewery & MOKB Present Liz Cooper & the Stampede at the HI-FI on January 16th, 2019. Photo by Tony Vasquez.

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