Hot Acts WHAT DOES THE COMO MUSIC SCENE SOUND LIKE RIGHT NOW? HERE’S A SAMPLING OF ACTS THAT INSIDERS SAY ARE DRAWING CROWDS AND GAINING ATTENTION.
1 Don ’t Mind Dying
Founded: 2008 Genre: Hard blues Members: Jason Caton, Graham Greer, Brian Kent, Travis McFarlane, Brian (BC) Craig Record label: Home Tone Records Albums: “Don’t Mind Dying” EP (2014) Mid-Mo venues: The Bridge, Mojo’s, The Blue Note, Roxy’s, The Mission (Jefferson City) and Hoxton’s (Jefferson City) The live show experience: “We strive to bring chaos and heavy soul music to the ears and lives of those lucky enough to see us.” New, exciting opportunities: “We got to play the Roots N Blues after-party at Mojo’s! And there are rumors that Home Tone Records will have a slot at the SXSW in Austin, Texas, for 2015, which will be pretty awesome.”
INSIDE COLUMBIA NOVEMBER 2014
2 THE FLOOD BROTHERS
Founded: 2000 Genre: Thumpy blues rock Members: Gabe Meyer and Jake Best Albums: “The Flood Brothers” (2013) Venues: Mojo’s, Roxy’s, The Blue Note, Cooper’s Landing, Les Bourgeois A-frame, The Bridge, Café Berlin, Logboat Brewing Co., 9th Street Public House The live show experience: “We want to rock people. We love what we do and if fans are there for the music, they’ll undeniably be hooked on what keeps us going. If you can have half the fun we do as a band, we’re improving your life.” New, exciting opportunities: “Record label offers, reality show offers, black-belt parties/pony parties, building wild stages to play on at Pedaler’s Jamboree with Mike Dennehy, being part of True/False in a broad cannon year in/out, and Web release this fall for ‘Shake Like the Devil’ à la Chelsea Myers (Tiny Attic Productions).”