Indie rock fans, be prepared to come down to the Hi-Dive on February, 10. Concerted Effort is proud to present an all local indie rock showcase featuring three incredible bands. One of the bands is new to this blog, but from what I've gathered, they have a very intriguing concept and sound that I cannot wait to see. The other two bands have been covered before, and they left such a favorable impression there was no hesitation to see them again. Expect a great show from start to finish from these talented bands.
The headliner is seasoned local rock band Achille Lauro that has been covered on this blog before. Achille Lauro is a four-piece indie rock band that combines a myriad of influences into an atmospheric yet striking sound with an infectious propensity to cause movement on the dance floor. They achieve this by combining soulful vocals with post-rock instrumentals, garnished with unexpected sounds. Check out "Laredo".
Achille Lauro- Laredo by Vinefield
Mercuria & The Gemstars is the other familiar band in the lineup. This four-piece band creates fun indie rock with a hint of darkness and psychedelia that gets delivered to audience's ears via great musicianship and stage presence. The careful balance of moods delivered through their music is delicate force that especially comes out in the live setting. Check out "Command".
Mercuria & The Gemstars - Command by Concerted Effort
Local band Land Lines will open up the show. From what I could find, Land Lines is a three-piece indie rock band that features the interesting combination of vocals, cello and drums. The result is a dark orchestral driven sound with powerfully soft vocals. The addition of steady rhythmic percussion makes the package an almost experimental take on Gothic folk. Check out Land Lines on Facebook.
The Hi-Dive doors open February 10th at 9:00PM, and the music begins at 10:00PM. The show is 21+ and tickets are $8 in advance, or $10 the day of the show. Tickets are available online here.