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Freedom Bash is Back: Bands join forces at The Boro Bar & Grill on July 4

Once again, The Murfreesboro Pulse July 4 Freedom Bash brings a great variety of music to The Boro Bar and Grill on Greenland Drive. Come celebrate freedom and friends, support local music and check out the MTSU fireworks display just across the street.

Musical entertainment starts at 7 p.m. and is provided by:

a.k.a:Rudie

This brassy band is always good for a fun time. Having performed together for over 15 years around Murfreesboro and Nashville, a.k.a:Rudie will kick off the 2009 Freedom Bash at The Boro Bar and Grill. The band says it’s influenced by “All the top Jamaican recording artists of the 1960s and ’70s.” Led by keyboardist, trombonist and vocalist Rob “Rudie” Hoskins, the band usually exhibits a bouncy ska groove, with some reggae and classic big band sounds thrown in and even a little cool Santana-sounding electric guitar work.

Paradise Daze

Hailing from the tropical island of . . . Middle Tennessee, Paradise Daze brings a positive message, danceable grooves, wailing guitar and deep, funky bass. Guitarist Matt Daughtry and drummer Chris Ross have played music together since the adolescent days of 1997. However, Paradise Daze wasn’t formed until a couple of years ago when the two linked up with bassist Donnie Green. Now, after recording a full length record last year at Robertson County’s Purple Mountain Music and acquiring a fourth member in Josh Hines on percussion, PDaze is going full speed ahead. Sit back and let some Southern boys take you to the beach.

Lavamen

Murfreesboro’s own Lavamen continues the beach theme, but it’s a little more West Coast surf than Jamaican. You may feel you’re in a Quinten Tarantino film or in a surreal dream where you just came to shore after a long day of surfing as the sun sets to find Tikis and hot Go Go dancers getting rowdy around a campfire. The reverb-soaked guitar will please your ears; the dancers will please your eyes. They are masked, they are instrumental, they are the Lavamen.

Creech Holler

Finally back in Murfreesboro, the three-piece of Creech Holler brings Southern gothic, hillbilly honky-tonk indie rock energy. The group spans the length of Tennessee, both in the members’ geographic locations and musically. The band has its arms wrapped around the Volunteer State, including elements of Appalachian folk tunes in the music; a little distorted Memphis blues creeps in as well, all the while smelling like a dirty honky tonk. The trio produces stompin’, dirty, grungy tales of murder, suffering and the struggle within.

Evil Bebos

As the night continues to get darker, so does the music. This Murfreesboro combo displays some ominous, thunderous grooves. This group will blow the roof off, slowly, with a controlled restraint. Hang on tight and take the trip down Evil Bebos’ mysterious, lengthy journeys.

Freedom Bash Lineup:

7 p.m.?a.k.a:Rudie

8 p.m.?Paradise Daze

9 p.m.?Lavamen

10 p.m.?Creech Holler

11:30 p.m.?Evil Bebos

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