6 DAYSSSS! In only 6 more short days, that’s less than a week, Max Bemis of Say Anything and Sherri DuPree Bemis of Eisley will be on the UNCC campus playing for all of you!! It’s a FREE event. That’s right, I said FREE event. It all starts at 7pm in McKnight Hall on December 8th, 2011 and you won’t want to miss this. Space is limited so make sure to get there early and go on over to http://www.facebook.com/events/295282453826590/ and RSVP and feel free to invite all your friends as well. This is going to be a phenomenal show and we hope you guys can all make it out. Now go forth and REBLOG.
Banner Pilot, made up of four punks from Minneapolis, must have felt the pressure of having to play their set after Nothington’s. They were a tough act to follow, but that did not phase Banner Pilot in the slightest. Their new record, Heart Beats Pacific, was released that very day, and the band was ready to debut some new songs to the audience. As with all of their songs, the new songs were performed effortlessly, and the band worked together to create a fun and engaging set. The fast-paced songs, composed of clean guitar and vocals, heavy-hitting drums, and flawless bass lines flowed together to make a seamless performance. Although the crowd was smaller than expected, the band appreciated every single person that took the time to come out to the show. Vocalist Nick Johnson belted out every word with a true passion that is hard to come by these days. Each member of Banner Pilot put all of their hearts into the performance and engaged every single member of the audience. RAD will be sure to see them when they come back around and you should too!
Nothington show review by RAD Promotions and Publicity (October 25th)
As Nothington finished setting up on stage at Tremont Music Hall in Charlotte this past Wednesday, they jumped right into a set that blew our minds from the first verse. As he began to belt out the vocals of their first song, we knew right away this was no ordinary punk band and a RAD review was was in order. Many small punk bands that come through the Tremont filter don’t hold a thought in any listener’s head, but Nothington’s fast rhythm and clean vocals carved a place in our hearts. Jay Northington quickly became the definition of stage presence and also did something we have never seen before. He held out his beer and made a cheers to Charlotte and all those willing to hold up theirs up to him. Not only did he use the most creative way to thank everyone for coming out to the show, he made himself unforgettable. After continuing to play a few more song, he came off the stage and played in the crowd, another move that is rarely seen in small bands with small crowds. Not only did Jay have kickin’ stage presence, the entire band seemed to be on the same level on excitement and energy. They all seemed to move together and they transition though each verse and the band definitely gave off a tight-nit vibe. RAD could have gone to any other huge show and it would not have matched up to the band we saw on stage that night. Screaming his lungs out until I was afraid he was going to hurt himself, Jay and the rest of the band brought all the right sounds and all the right moves to Tremont. Next time they’re in town, be sure to come support one of the passion-possessed, punk band Charlotte has had the pleasure of hosting!