Omicron J Trauma on the next Roots2Rock!

Omicron J Trauma at the Coffee Pot Roadhouse

The power pop trio Omicron J Trauma will headline the Coffee Pot Roadhouse on November 27, bringing their dissociative rock sound to the biggest small stage in the South. As the culmination of a radio campaign that saw heavy rotation of their single “Leave You Alone” on 101.5 The Mountain, Omicron J Trauma is hitting the road with their full live act, blending Brandon Brown’s songwriting with a distinctive stage show.

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The Coffee Pot was built in 1936.

The music starts at 8 p.m. with Jo Jo Stockton and Stuart Brown as the duo opens for the purveyors of “the freshest sound around.” The Coffee Pot Roadhouse, an historic roadhouse listed on the National Register of Historic Places hosts the evening’s festivities.

The Roots2Rock video crew will be there to live stream the event and record it for a later broadcast.

What people are saying

Amy Miller, the program director at KXT 91.7 FM Dallas, TX says “I loved Omicron J Trauma’s sound as soon as I first heard them.”  The band’s radio-centric approach has gained them fans among radio directors and critics. “Their new EP has caught the ear of both local and national audiences, and the buzz surrounding Dallas-based Omicron J Trauma continues to build,” says KXT’s YouTube channel. Eric Grubbs of Central Track describes the group’s sound as “jangle with attitude.”  And Sheena Salazar of POW Magazine praises their new single “Luna” as “fun and unexpected.”

Omicron’s unique performance style

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Omicron’s unique brand of audio performance includes their recordings from Deep Ellum’s Ferralog Studios, radio-centric promotion, and a live show that blends film and pre-recorded music with Nash Griggs’ expert guitar work. Ferralog’s all analog, tape-and-typewriter approach may seem rustic, but it is far from DIY.

Producer Nathan Adamson plays drums in Omicron J Trauma.  Nathan has over twenty five years of experience, performing and recording in Denver, Nashville, and Dallas. Having produced albums for The Backsliders, Jack Kerowax and other Dallas rock bands, Adamson helped develop Brandon Brown’s songwriting.  He paired him with Griggs of Vegan Shark and The Moonwaves. Completing the band is its mysterious fourth member, a half-inch tape machine that plays Griggs’ bass parts, synth parts, and runs the show between songs.  Central Track says Omicron is “recommended if you like being young and having fun.” The trio draws from influences ranging from Nirvana to Supertramp and Burt Bacharach,

Since releasing their EP “You Should Have Thought About That” the band has focused on radio promotion instead of touring. Brown and Griggs have played public and non-commercial radio stations from from NYC to LA as an acoustic duo,  showcasing their musical versatility. Boosted by former A&M Records promoters J.B. Brenner and Lenny Bronstein, Omicron has been played on radio stations from coast-to-coast.

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What is Roots2Rock on the road?

Our Roots2Rock on the road series is just as it sounds. Our crew packs the gear in the wagon and hits the road to bring you live music streamed on our Facebook page. These live streams come from taprooms, smaller listening rooms and even recording studios. When we say live we mean a multi-camera switched live stream that will immerse viewers into the performance. In addition to music you see interviews with the artists and the people who run our unique venues. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to find out when the next live stream will be.

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