Saturday, February 1, 2014

Bronze Radio Return Plays Kings

Who says great live music is only for the weekend?  Kings Barcade is offering a promising start to the week with Bronze Radio Return (BRR) this Tuesday.

Bronze Radio Return is a band of six gentlemen who met at the Hartt School, one of the country's best music schools, located in Hartford, Connecticut.  The band settled together in 2008 and started writing immediately.  Discovering that atmosphere greatly affects their music and songwriting, they have recorded in several different places such as, Maine, Oklahoma, and Virginia.

Bronze Radio Return is American roots music at its best. The band consists of Craig Struble (banjo and harmonica), Rob Griffith (drums), Bob Tanen (bass), Matt Warner (keys), Patrick Fetkowitz (lead guitar) and Chris Henderson (guitar, vocals).   The sextet comes together to create  genuine and  forward-thinking lyrics with sounds that range from soft and reflective to upbeat and foot-stomping. The group is currently promoting their third full album, Up, On, and Over.  To purchase the album, check out Bronze Radio Return's website. 

The band's music has been used in numerous TV spots and ads including a Nissan Leaf commercial and a Behr Paint/Home Depot ad.  Their songs have also been licensed by HBO, NBC, MTV, American Idol, and ABC Family.  Even with this commercial success, the band is devoted to performing live shows, which keeps them on the road continuously. 

Supporting BRR is an amazing local group, Morning Brigade, from Chapel Hill. This band released their first album, Above Our Heads, in late 2012.  The group has proven to be successful in their short time together, playing Hopscotch, the Eno River Festival, and the Shakori Hills Festival.  This band likes to mix things up and not be tied down to one specific genre.  Depending on the song, there are hints of indie, folk, rock, bluegrass, acoustic, and chamber pop.

The show is at Kings Barcade on Tuesday, February 4 at 8:30.  Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door.  The doors open at 8. 

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