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Rival Entertainment Presents: Greco
with Sound Culture & Your Captain Speaking
Saturday, August 24
Doors 7pm / Show 8pm
FB Event RSVP: http://bit.ly/Greco0824fb
• All Ages Welcome
• Vinyl is a general admission, standing room venue
• Tickets available online via Freshtix.com or without ticket fees in person at the Center Stage Box Office, M-F, 11-6. Online sales end at 6pm on day of show
Greco's musical hope is summed up in four words: Sing. Dance. Sweat. Sex.
Do these things while listening to the music and it will make for such a better experience for everyone.
Their hooks, rock & roll lyrics, and on stage antics will make you understand why your mama warned you about boys like these.
Greco connects to the audience through common experiences, sung out over blistering riffs, while giving the crowd a chance to jump in a wild and morally ambiguous party. Their latest stage show reflects their breaking out of the stereotypical pop rock genre, and touching the dirty bits of life that happens to everyone and relating to how we all can keep pushing on.
After meeting at a wedding in October 2016, it was easy to see that love of music was in the air for these 5 dudes. Jams became practices. Practices became rehearsals. And before they knew it, Sound Culture was booked at the Masquerade, The Georgia Theatre, and Smith’s Olde Bar. After a few months of making a name for themselves in the Atlanta music scene, the band knew it was time to record and release some music.
Defined by their powerful vocals, smooth reggae pulse and big guitar solos, Sound Culture’s first EP release has given body to its vast collective of styles. Guitar-wielding brothers Shawn and Josh Lumsden shred riffs symptomatic of growing up to rock & roll in the American South. It’s been said more than once that Erik Gravy Graves’ voice resembles that of Brandon Boyd from Incubus. Graves’ longtime friend Brandon Street sends low frequency melodies through his nicely dialed G&L/Mark Bass rig. All of this to the beat of metal/country/reggae-inspired drummer Taylor Hunt.
Sound Culture has played dozens of shows, performing with bands such as Stop Light Observations, Iya Terra, Pacific Dub, Kash’d Out, Resinated, Seranation, Treehouse! and The Ries Brothers among many others. The band made their music festival debut at Alphapalooza in 2017 and again in 2018. In April 2019, Sound Culture won Atlanta’s 99x Talent Tap Battle of the Bands competition securing a spot to perform at the legendary Sweetwater 420 Fest. With plans to finish a full-length album and then strengthen their festival presence in the upcoming year, Sound Culture is fully prepared to headline or provide support for any shows in the immediate future.
YOUR CAPTAIN SPEAKING:
Your Captain Speaking is an indie rock trio hailing from Tallahassee, Florida featuring lead singer and guitarist John Russell Skinner, bassist Hunter Daws, and drummer Matthew Hackney. Their original material and live performances have been sticking with fans since the band formed in the summer of 2012. YCS seeks to expand the vocabulary of modern rock music with their focus on melody, harmony, passion and soul. From the hard rock stomp and swagger of "Near You", to the tribal, hymn like atmosphere of "Killing Me", Your Captain Speaking makes its ethos easily understood; genre is not a limitation. It is a frontier to be explored and a boundary to be pushed.