Amsterdam presents… American Scarecrows, Miles Nielsen and the Rusted Hearts, The Mascot Theory

Friday, April 21

7:00PM Doors ✖ Hall ✖ $15.00 ADV / $20.00 DOS ✖ 21+

Listening to American Scarecrows’ music feels like late nights spent with your friends in hopeful revels, reflective pangs, and vulnerable heart-to-hearts. The Minneapolis trio-singer-songwriter Seth Davin on guitar backed by the rhythm section of Allen Maier on drums and Matthew Broadbent providing the low end – matches their storytelling with an indie-pop sensibility, rounded out with tastes of folk-rock, country, and Americana. Their straightforward pieces greet listeners with evolved emotions and earnest solidarity. Bassist Broadbent spent years touring with Somerset (Epitaph/Punknews Records), while Davin and Maier logged many miles touring across each of the lower 48 as half of Dropping Daylight (Sony/Octone). Now the band is reuniting after a three-year hiatus to share the next chapter of their story with the Minnesota music scene and beyond.

This group only makes considered moves and refuses to compromise their craft to fit general one-size-fits-all models or modes. In a CityPages interview ahead of their last album release, Davin simply stated “You can only be the artist that you are” and this refreshing honesty and authenticity resound through their albums, Keep Your Devils Around (2011) and Yesteryear (2014). The band is back with their third LP entitled Drawing Little Pictures (2022). Fans of The Wallflowers, Band of Horses, and The Jayhawks will definitely find a place on their playlists for American Scarecrows.

Rockford, IL-based Miles Nielsen and the Rusted Hearts have spent over a decade enthralling audiences with music that draws force from the prime years of Western-influenced rock music and classic ‘60s soul. They claim influences as diverse as Otis Redding’s classic soul and Jellyfish’s cult power pop recordings

The Mascot Theory casually weaves in & out of rock & roll lanes; Eagles harmonies, Rolling Stones guitar swagger, ZZ Top west Texas stomp, Pink Floyd mood, Tom Petty melodies & relatable lyrics. Songs like “When I Drift Away”, “Lavender Blues” and “Fast Car Getaway” showcase the band’s infectious energy and beautiful harmonies within an eclectic landscape of well-crafted and memorable songs.