The Saloon’s pre-game concert features regional rock that’s ready for the mainstream
Yesterday while watching old Sponge videos in prep for that`90?s radio staple?s show at Tremont tonight I came across a comment on YouTubeabout missing `90s rock music (and lamenting the widespread use of synthesizersand AutoTune). That decade was certainly big on rock and Fusebox Poet, whoheadlines The Saloon
(1000 NC Music Factory Blvd.) Saturday, captures the tradition of heavy yet accessibleradio rock that was prevalent then. Its self-titled debut album punches rightout of the gate. The polished production, writing and arrangements sound ready for WEND 106.5. The vocals really set it apart from the pack though. Instead of thedeep, affected, grunge-influenced style that is so often paired withheavy guitar rock, Drew Cypher takes a softer approach and uses more of hisupper register. The result is an anthemic sound that could easily move into themainstream.
The Charlotte area melodic hard rock outfit headlines TheSaloon?s pre-game Ditka SuperBowlEve concert Saturday with Bombshell and Columbia?sDeath of Paris (a female fronted electro-pop act that earned my respect in May whenthey jumped on the Hank & Cupcakes? bill at the last minute). Admission is$10 at the door, but the band and the venue have both been giving away freetickets. A limited number are available at the NC Music Factory restaurant’s bar.
For more on Fusebox Poet click here
. Hear Death of Paris here
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