Deal Casino || The Happy Fits

Deal Casino || The Happy Fits

Austin Prince

Mon · March 25, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$12 in advance / $14 at the door

This event is all ages

The Happy Fits
The Happy Fits
Fencing champion Ross Monteith and orchestra nerd Calvin Langman didn't exactly get along in high school. However, a chance conversation about the success of Youtube cover bands brought the two together to pave a road to quick fortune. Their mix of rocking guitars and electric cello created a unique dynamic, blending their love of rock artists like The Black Keys and folk bands like The Violent Femmes. Working on covers grew tiresome, and an emotional break-up soon inspired them to write their first song together. The resulting music produced a youthful and chaotic frenzy of catchy melodies and raw instrumentals. When the band recruited professional gamer Luke Davis to join the band on drums, The Happy Fits were born.

Their Debut EP "Awfully Apeelin'" Was released in the august of 2016 and their single, While You Fade Away, Debuted at #5 on Spotify's Top 50 Viral USA Chart and #17 on Spotify's Top 50 Viral Global Chart.

National fencer Ross Monteith and orchestra nerd Calvin Langman didn't exactly get along in high school. However, a chance conversation about the success of Youtube cover bands brought the two together to pave a road to quick fortune. Their mix of rocking guitars and electric cello created a unique dynamic, blending their love of rock artists like The Black Keys and folk bands like The Violent Femmes. Working on covers grew tiresome, and an emotional break-up soon inspired them to write their first song together. The resulting music produced a youthful and chaotic frenzy of catchy melodies and raw instrumentals. When they recruited professional gamer Luke Davis to add his stylish flair to the band on drums, The Happy Fits were born.
Deal Casino
Deal Casino
Deal Casino is an indie pop band from Asbury Park, NJ. Joe P and Jon Rodney started out in a cover band in 7th grade, with Joe C joining their freshman year of high school. During a brief stint in Nicole Atkins' band, Joe P met drummer Chris Donofrio, and knew immediately they needed to get him in the band. In 2013, the four of them became Deal Casino.

The spent the next 4 years living together in the same house in Asbury Park, paying their dues in the local music scene and coming into their own as a band. They played show after show at local venues, at one point have 3 different residencies at the same time. They spent all their free time playing, writing and recording in a local recording studio. Foregoing sleep and sanity, they recorded 3 EP's at the same time-Heck (2014), Nika (2015), and Human Cannonball (2016), all leading to the release of their first, self-titled LP. In December 2017, they released the Calidus EP, with live and bonus material.

In 2018, they retreated to Fidelitorium Studios in NC to record a collection of new songs written by the band. This resulted in the Isadora Duncan EP and their second LP, entitled LLC, both produced by Erik Kase Romero of The Front Bottoms. In late 2018, they hit the road opening for The Wrecks on their first U.S. tour.
Austin Prince
Austin Prince
Exploring the emotional undercurrents of our daily lives, evoking hope and longing in equal parts, Oakland native Austin Prince makes music that hits listeners between the heart and gut. Creating music to fill his own need for connection and understanding, Austin is influenced by Alabama Shakes, Jack Johnson, and Frank Ocean.

His last single “Sadie” was placed on Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist and has set the tone for what The Deli Magazine called his "minimalistic pop-meets-soul" sound. Back from a 3-week National tour with half•alive, Austin is shaping and building this project and getting ready to release his next single “Jesus When It Rains” in April 2019.
Venue Information:
Cornerstone
2367 Shattuck Ave (Enter On Durant)
Berkeley, CA, 94704
http://www.cornerstoneberkeley.com/