Local Nomad’s sound is marked by soulful vocals, ethereal synths, and lustrous drum beats. Michael Desmond AKA Local Nomad first hit the Long Island scene in 2009 as the frontman of the orchestral indie rock band, Gabriel the Marine. The band garnered regional attention and went on to perform nationwide with bands like Taking Back Sunday, Glassjaw, Mew, Jacks Mannequin, and The Dear Hunter. Drawing influence from everything Tears for Fears, Elvis Costello to Phil Collins. Desmond is a powerhouse who shakes hands with pop—with two fingers crossed behind the back—breaking a promise to adhere to the mainstream of the genre, fusing it with delivery of indie-rock electricity.w/ Galloway + Sweet Dream: Galloway is an alternative pop band from Boone, NC that combines rock, pop, indie, and alternative influences to create their unique sound. Founded in 2017 as a solo project by singer/songwriter Lawson Galloway, the band released their first EP 404 in 2018, followed by another EP and single that same year. After transitioning into a full band, Galloway released their debut EP Think It Over in 2019 and their most popular single to date, Buzzcut, in 2020. With their thoughtful lyrics exploring themes of love, mental health, queerness, and existentialism, Galloway aims to create a welcoming and joyful atmosphere at every live show.Sweet Dream is a North Carolina-based psychedelic power pop fusion band. In the studio, band leader Julian Creech-Pritchett writes, records, and produces everything. In live performances, he brings in jazz musicians to give the music a fresh sound every time they play. Currently in the line up are Ramon Garcia on bass/bass synth, Xavier Ware on percussion, and Julian on lead guitar/vocals.
Bedroom Division Self Titled EP Release w/ James Kent & ScobySunday, March 10, 2023 7pm21+: $10Under 21: $15*If under 21, a $5 surcharge will be added at the door if tickets are purchased in advanceMellow, woozy and romantic indie-rock/pop from Greensboro, NC. Bedroom Division is the recording project from songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Dylan Wishon. Fusing mellow, jangly guitar with soft spoken synths, shimmering and dreamy vocals, and themes inspired by the joy and heartbreak associated with young love; Bedroom Division fits nicely in the genre family of dream pop, bedroom pop and indie rock. Creating soundscapes inspired by well known artists such as Mac DeMarco, boy pablo, Rex Orange County, and The Strokes.
Based in Chapel Hill, NC, Step Friends spins together a range of sonic influences—Big Thief, Mikal Cronin, Bright Eyes—into their own form of ragged-yet-pretty garage folk. Pitching between downtempo ballads, scruffy garage pop, and manic noise breakdowns, their songs at every turn feel just as liable to fall apart as hum and bloom into something new—into something unexpected. Gentle Junior is a four-piece indie alt rock band from Greensboro. Their sound incorporates midwest emo and shoegaze elements with the occasional folk tinge.
The FundamentalsDrawing from their love of music from the 1960’s/1970’s, The Fundamentals are a rhythm section quartet based in North Carolina who are just trying to make people dance. You’ve heard this group before as the rhythm section for Reliably Bad, as well as individually on many other North Carolina records in the past few years including Daron., Victoria Victoria, Maia Kamil, Drew Foust, William Hinson, and more.Mellow SwellsMellow Swells is a band from the triangle area that soar blasts funk, rock, and intense improvisation to its listeners. Their influences range from traditional music all the way to modern funk/pop. Expect to get beef blasted by some low end bass, sweaty by some deep grooves, and slapped by soulful vocals and soaring riffs.