Advance Price: $7 / Day Of: $10
Erin and the Wildfire is an emerging band based out of Charlottesville, Va.
Their unique brand of soulful rock has helped to establish them as one of
the premier up-and-coming acts in the vibrant local music scene. The
group’s sound combines the raw funk-infused energy of the Wildfire with
powerful and expressive lead vocals from frontwoman Erin Lunsford.
Tickets are $5 ($3 with college ID)
Eclectic in influence and inventive to a fault, the Big Strong Arms are, at
their core, a simple group of 5 music nerds from Raleigh, North Carolina.
But their fearless, genre-defying sound makes their debut album, “A Band
You Can Trust,” a truly wild experience.
The Big Strong Arms’ current lineup have been playing together since 2012,
and recording together at Pie Man Sound since 2014. Starting from scratch
in the music world, the band has cobbled together their own unique identity
– informed by a globe-spanning list of artists and acts including Nat King
Cole, Frank Zappa, Yoko Kanno, Hiatus Kaiyote, Elbow, Lack of Afro, Queens
of the Stone Age, Jimi Hendrix (especially the B-Sides!), Cannonball
Adderley, Charlie Parker, The Who, and Paul McCartney. It is thanks to this
diverse range of idols and influences that the Arms can imbue their music
with such a wide range of emotions. From the screaming, thrashing waves of
“Undertow” to the loose, delicate tones of “Major State of Mind,” the
flexibility of the Big Strong Arms knows no bounds.
An underground sensation up ’til now, the Big Strong Arms’ first studio
album is set to change the face of the Raleigh music scene. Produced by
punk rock pioneer and CBGB’s mainstay Mitchell Dancik and featuring guest
spots from local musicians Mark Powell, Karin Bennett, and Taylor Babson,
“A Band You Can Trust” is a passion project made real.
Listen to the Big strong arms