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Feb
26
Tue
Live Wire Athens Presents Juice @ Live Wire Athens
Feb 26 @ 9:00 pm

Live Wire Athens Presents JUICE

February 26th, 2019 9pm

There’s strength in numbers.
With seven distinct personalities, Juice distills rock, r&b and hip-hop into a signature sound with
a distinct kick of electric violin, rich harmonies, honest lyrics, and festival-worthy choruses. The
Boston septet—Ben Stevens [lead vocals], Michael Ricciardulli [guitar], Rami El-Abidin [bass],
Christian Rose [violin, vocals], Kamau Burton [acoustic guitar, vocals], Daniel Moss [guitar], and
Miles Clyatt [drums]—perfects this mix on its 2018 independent project.
“There are so many colors when we play,” explains Michael. “The chemistry is there in the
studio and on stage. When we play to a crowd, it’s all organic. The reactions… the faces… the
experience, what you see is what you’re getting, people know that, they can tell. We’ve learned
to listen to each other and to what the music has to say. At the same time, we channel our
youth, there’s no bottling that up. We’re always searching for something tangible our listeners
can thoroughly feel at the core of the music. We’re trying to create an atmosphere much bigger
than the seven of us on stage.”
It was evident from the band’s beginnings that this collective potency could contribute to
something far greater, and something truly different. After meeting as freshman at Boston
College, Juice became unified upon winning their school’s “Battle of the Bands” in 2014. Soon
after, things got serious.
Through constant gigging Juice honed their live performance, displaying an original raw energy.
Soon, Juice went from frequent gigs at the city’s famed Middle East to selling out East Coast
hotspots such as Brighton Music Hall, Mercury Lounge, Rockwood Music Hall, and more.
Releasing their full-length debut in 2016, the band landed a viral hit in the form of “Gold,” which
popped up on countless “Discover Weekly” playlists and cracked over 386,000 Spotify streams
without any traditional promotion.
Hitting Summerfest Milwaukee for the first time in 2016, Juice impressively won the grand prize
at of the festival’s “Land The Big Gig” Competition. Graduating from college a year later, the
musicians returned to the annual festival and opened for pop juggernaut DNCE.
Along the way, they carefully sharpened their style, merging virtuosic musicianship and vivid
songwriting. “The hardest question for us to answer is always who do we sound like. We have
so many influences from so many different places. When it all falls together, we end up with
songs that are honest, songs that we love, songs people remember…but songs that don’t sound
like anyone else” explains Michael.
“It’s a combination of so many things,” says Rami. “Everyone hears their own impression, first
you might hear the violin, then the soulful, dynamic vocals, and then the melody driven guitars,
all of which is anchored by our prominent rhythm section.”
After meeting GRAMMY® Award-nominated producer Johnny K at Summerfest, the band
headed to Milwaukee in 2017 to record their upcoming project. Now, they introduce this
collection with the soaring single “Sugar.” Hummable funk guitars lay over a steady groove
before the chantable hook—“I cannot get by without you honey”—takes hold. Airtight raps and
radiant chorus harmonies drive the song into the bridge before an old school rock n’ roll guitar
solo gives way to stomping handclaps and gospel-style backing vocals.
“On the surface, you can think of ‘Sugar’ traditionally like buying into lust, it’s an insatiable
feeling” explains Michael. “It does go a little deeper though. At our age, we experience elements
of this vanity culture in high concentration. It speaks to that. There are also elements of
temptation in there, but at its core, it’s some youths taking a crack at a bright rock ‘n’ roll record.”
Clean guitars unfurl amidst flourishing violin and delicate crooning on the heartfelt “Workin’ On
Lovin’,” which culminates on the admission, “I need someone to love.” Dreamy piano shuffles
into a young love confessional on “September Told Me.”
Then, there’s “Heartbreak In A Box.” An honest statement about “hol

Feb
27
Wed
Athens Dart Association – Dart League @ Live Wire Athens
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm

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Mar
1
Fri
Greeks N Sync 2019 @ Live Wire Athens
Mar 1 @ 8:30 pm
Greeks N Sync 2019 @ Live Wire Athens

Greeks In Sync is a lip sync competition between UGA’s Greek organizations, benefiting the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD). It is our way to unify the entire Greek Community of UGA in fun evening of friendly competition and philanthropic endeavors. Our goal through this event is to raise funds while also shining light on an issue that affects a wide range of individuals, especially college-aged students.

Mar
6
Wed
Athens Dart Association – Dart League @ Live Wire Athens
Mar 6 @ 7:00 pm

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Wednesdays at 7pm

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Mar
8
Fri
Private Wedding @ Live Wire Athens
Mar 8 all-day
Mar
13
Wed
Athens Dart Association – Dart League @ Live Wire Athens
Mar 13 @ 7:00 pm

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Wednesdays at 7pm

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Mar
16
Sat
Private Wedding @ Live Wire Athens
Mar 16 all-day
Mar
20
Wed
Athens Dart Association – Dart League @ Live Wire Athens
Mar 20 @ 7:00 pm

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Wednesdays at 7pm

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Mar
21
Thu
Falling Up Presents VCTRE, Kosmic w/ Dopamine & Chiss @ Live Wire Athens
Mar 21 @ 9:00 pm

Falling Up Presents VCTRE, Kozmic w/ Dopamine and Chiss

Live Wire Athens

3/21/19

9pm

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Mar
27
Wed
Athens Dart Association – Dart League @ Live Wire Athens
Mar 27 @ 7:00 pm

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Mar
30
Sat
Private Wedding @ Live Wire Athens
Mar 30 all-day
Apr
2
Tue
Soul Perch Presents Family Recipe @ Live Wire Athens
Apr 2 @ 8:00 pm
Apr
3
Wed
Athens Dart Association – Dart League @ Live Wire Athens
Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm

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Wednesdays at 7pm

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Apr
6
Sat
Private Wedding @ Live Wire Athens
Apr 6 all-day
Apr
9
Tue
Xzylem Presents The Higher Vibez Tour feat. Beeb$, Peter Dante, & Hayden/Jacob of Tunnel Vision @ Live Wire Athens
Apr 9 @ 8:00 pm
Apr
10
Wed
Athens Dart Association – Dart League @ Live Wire Athens
Apr 10 @ 7:00 pm

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Wednesdays at 7pm

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Apr
13
Sat
Private Event @ Live Wire Athens
Apr 13 all-day
Apr
17
Wed
Athens Dart Association – Dart League @ Live Wire Athens
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm

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Wednesdays at 7pm

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Apr
18
Thu
Falling Up Presents Jantsen w/ TVBOO @ Live Wire Athens
Apr 18 @ 8:00 pm
Apr
24
Wed
Athens Dart Association – Dart League @ Live Wire Athens
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm

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Wednesdays at 7pm

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