There for Tomorrow
Orlando, Fla. alt rockers There For Tomorrow will play The Music Hall in Fayetteville, on Wednesday night with their new self-titled EP in hand. The EP was released digitally earlier this month and charted at 16 on Billboard’s Top Heat Seekers in the first week. The physical release is scheduled for Tuesday.
The album was produced by James Paul Wisner (Dashboard Confessional, Paramore, Underoath). TFT’s video “No More Room to Breathe” ranked as the most viewed video on mtvU. The band has played did not regional runs on the Vans Warped Tour. All this is to say, this is one hot up-and-coming band.
“We’re not the type of band that just shows up, plays, and then gets offstage to do our own thing,” says vocalist and guitarist Maika Maile. “We’re grateful to be doing something audiences can relate with, and I can’t imagine ever losing sight of that.”
Joining TFT on the Wednesday night bill are: Ivoryline, Marc, Take the Crown, and The Lives of Famous Men.
Take Your Pick
Although the music scene sometimes goes the way of the listless summer doldrums, this week’s packed with good music at local clubs. We don’t have room to tell you about them all, but take a look at the lineup on page 10 and you’ll find everything from The Steel Drum Guy to bluegrass to jazz, blues, country and of course, rock.
Here’s some of what’s cookin’. Alabama rockers Trust Company, who have gotten back together after disbanding a few years ago and One Less Reason from Memphis, will play Froggy’s (in the old Gypsy’s spot on Dickson) Friday night. That same night at Froggy’s there will be a Battle of the Bands Round Two, with Kind, Silverstone, After the Scars and Pile of Dead Women.
At the OPO at the Urban Table on Fayetteville’s downtown square in the historic old post office, (whew!) on Friday night, Unwed Sailor will bring their prog rock show to town. Hatched in Seattle in the late ‘90s and fronted by Jonathan Ford, the itinerate art rockers put on an instrumental show of ambient music that may not be for everyone. Check it out.
A local group will also be playing the OPO this week, the expanded Lafayette Lounge Players. A jam funk mix, the band began jamming as a trio last fall and has expanded to include is made up of Brad Haj on drums, Dan Hicks on bass, Ryan Whemeyer on guitar and the newest member David Embree on trumpet. They’ll be at the OPO on Saturday night.
Head to Jose’s Streetside on Friday night for some good music for a good cause. Local bands will be playing a benefit for Bruce Parker, a keyboardist who has played in many NWA groups. On the bill are some groups we haven’t heard before, so if you’re looking for something new you can hear Indiana, First Look Out, Stand for Something and Two Cigs and a Pig.
Tuesday night expect a crowd at George’s for folk rock favorites My Tea Kind from Oklahoma, who will be sharing the bill with Nederland, Colo. Band Elephant Revival. My Tea Kind (James Townsend, guitar, vocals and saw; Bonnie Paine, vocals, washboard and other assorted instruments: Sarah Garde, drums; and Anna Payne, bass) has always flown under the radar, but are truly fine music makers. Sweet voices, intriguing riffs — what else would you want?
Bonnie Paine is now part of Elephant Revival — Daniel Rodriguez, vocals, guitar; Bridget Law, fiddle, vocals, mandolin; Dango Rose upright bass, vocals, mandolin; Sage T. Cook, electric banjo and guitar, mandolin, vocals; with Paine on vocals, washboard, djembe and cello. The the fiddle and cello are a nice addition to this fine blend of folk rock. Get out for these two excellent groups. It’ll be a cool way to help you make it through the Dog Days of Summer.
There’s always just a little more to tell you about, so here ya’ go. The Fayetteville Farmers Market will hold its annual Salsa Fest from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at the market. Market customer can sample and vote for their favorites. Salsa competitors are: Acambaro, Flying Burrito, Greenhouse Grille, Oseguera’s and Ozark Catering. There will also be live Spanish flavored music and of course, the best of the summer bounty.