Muse Music kicks off a big month with an eclectic night of music


This Saturday night, Muse Music Cafe offers fans an eclectic mix of music with four bands that will display a variety of musical styles. The show will feature a blend of hard rock, acoustic and indie sound by The Lucky Strikes, The Lunatic, Billy Kincaid and M.A.D.

“This show is the kickoff to a month full of music madness and big shows,” said Muse Music’s owner, Colin Hatch. “This month we’ll feature a variety of genres and host touring artists, as well as some popular local bands.”

Hatch also said he hopes the night of assorted styles will create a unique experience for the fans and an opportunity to expand their musical taste.

The Lucky Strikes will open the show, in their first performance at Muse. They recently made their debut at Velour Live Music Gallery’s Winter Battle of the Bands, in which they were finalists. In January, the band took the opportunity  to perform to a sold-out crowd of 2,000 when Matt Costa made a stop at BYU.

Although they are a fairly new band in Provo, members of The Lucky Strikes have been entertaining audiences at Muse for years with other projects. Nicholas Allen, whose duties include lead vocals and acoustic guitar, said he’s taken material from his solo project and collaborated with his Lucky Strikes bandmates as they prepare for an upcoming album.

The Lunatic is the brainchild of Jack Mergist and Martin Michalek, who said they first met on a Weezer message board in 2008. The band has been a staple in the Provo music community since 2009 and has released three albums to date.

Darcie Roy, booking manager for Muse Music, described Billy Kincaid — which is a band, not a person — and their ability to attract fans of hardcore music with singer Jeffrey Jensen.

“The project is actually very much like Johnny Cash, not hardcore at all,” she said. “But they’ll likely bring the hardcore audience because of (Jensen’s) connections and their typical open-mindedness to different genres.”

Brian Patchett and Robbie Jolley, two musicians with more than a decade of experience in the Utah music scene, team up for a new music venture as Mutually Assured Destruction (M.A.D). This new effort combines hard rock with artistic ambiance and pop melodies they say can catch the attention of many local music fans.

“We have a wide variety of music background,” Patchett said. “I play in Apocalypse Radio, which is a punk band, our drummer has played in jazz bands and Robbie has a background in more ambient stuff. When we get in the same room, we get a good mix of everything and a representation of each member’s influences.”

The cover charge for the show is $6. Doors open at 7 p.m.

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