THE ORANGE CONSTANT
Visulite Theatre (16+ (Must have ID) - Under 16 with Parent Only)
Doors Open: 7:00 - Show Starts: 8:00
Tickets Still Available at Door
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The Orange Constant formed in 2012 and has since made a name for itself across the American Southeast. Based in Georgia, the group continues to grow a loyal fan-base that craves its vintage-rock sound with a contemporary twist. TOC's debut album, Time to Go (June 2015), was recorded with Grammy-nominated producer John Keane (R.E.M., Widespread Panic) and garnered praise from Relix Magazine as a "confident and polished debut album...laden with connective riffs and melodious charm." The band shares bills with acts such as Perpetual Groove, TAUK, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, and CBDB and won the 2016 Flagpole Athens Music Award for best "Jam/Funk" band. Its second LP, Point of Reference (March 2017), was produced by Drew Vandenberg (of Montreal, Kishi Bashi, Futurebirds) and demonstrates an urge to break genre restrictions. The band returned to Keane for its third full-length release, Peel (May 2020), which features all five current members, and released its first live album, No More Time, in 2022. The Orange Constant draws influence from many styles and fans are often drawn to its ability to meld progressive composition and improvisation with a pop-like sensibility. The group is: Andrew Brantley (guitar, vocals), Nickalous Benson (guitar, vocals), Tyler Walker (bass, vocals), Chris Freiberg (keyboards), Sam Groveman (drums).
Hailing from disparate corners of North Carolina, Deaf Andrews has been making Rock N' Roll music in Charlotte since 2018. Deaf Andrews draws on the experiences and musical obsessions of its founding members, creating songs that speak to the modern condition using musical language from all eras and genres of rock. With influences from blues, Indie, Classic Rock, and Funk, these five friends are on a mission to explore sounds that compel the feet to mve, the head to bang, and reward the ears for getting closer to the music.
THE WRIGHT AVENUE
Start Time: 8:00
The Wright Ave. (Greensboro, NC), aptly named after a street in their hometown, is a genre bending groove unit that will tear through the stage, and right into your consciousness. This quintet’s sound absolutely oozes on the listener, turning rooms into dance floors almost with the first note. Composed of a rhythm and lead guitar, bass, drums, and an eerie viola, the sound is uniquely their own. Born of their region, The Wright Ave., has a little bit for everyone- relatable imagery in their lyrics, 60s psych rock nodes, funk rhythms, shuffles, appalachian strings, pounding beats, and well worked harmonies. Though the band is only three years old, their impressions have been felt dynamically across the live music scene. A group of young, savvy musicians, the band has shared the stage with the likes of George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Melvin Seals & The Jerry Garcia Band, Todd Nance (Widespread Panic), George Porter Jr., Big Something, The Mantras, Perpetual Groove, Andy Frasco & The U.N., Travers Brothership, Shinyribs, Dr. Bacon, The Fritz, and so many more. In addition to touring and making festival appearances all the way from Pennsylvania to Georgia, The Wright Ave. has also played regional favorites like Shakori Hills, The Big What?, The Heap, Mayday on Mcgee, and more. They are a passionate group, their sound is simply infectious, and their gaze is always set forward. Be the next to discover The Wright Ave.! “The Wright Ave. has been gaining momentum on the regional scene over the past few years, with their ‘blues groove” sound are poised to be the next great export out of the region that has brought us the likes of The Mantras and Big Something”-Lee Crumpton, Editor in Chief, Homegrown Music Network