Bridge To Grace – CD Release Party w/ Brother Grey, and Fusebox Poet
Sirius/XM Octane started playing a new artist some weeks ago. I’m not sure the first time I heard the song, but the second time I heard it I turned it way up. I didn’t hear it again for a long time and a couple of weeks ago we were driving somewhere and there it was on #37. As soon as I could get my phone out I started looking up Bridge To Grace.
I was happy to find out they were close by. Wow! I hate how much I don’t know what good up and coming music is in the area surrounding where I live. I found they had a concert slated for January 24, 2014 and so I bought the tickets online as soon as I could.
I didn’t research the concert well enough in advance. After we arrived yesterday early evening at the 120 Tavern in Marietta, GA we found out more about Fusebox Poet, seemed like they’d be interesting to follow. There was another group that was going to perform after Fusebox Poet. I hadn’t seen anything about that from my ticket source, and so I didn’t know what to expect.
I like some of the stuff on their table, but they had no music and I didn’t know what they were. I wish I could go back in time.
So I looked up Brother Grey on my phone and seeing the descriptive comparison of them to some Alt. bands I like already had me hoping, but not sure hope would prevail.
They were my favorite band of the night. Why? I mean, I was there for Bridge To Grace. I do like BTG, very much.
I have an eclectic music liking system.
My BIG likes is divided into several, more than I can name, categories which are based, on genre, sort of. Awkward.
I’ll use three groups that are current to compare.
Stone Sour – Red Line Chemistry – Shinedown
Those are bands that are in three different categories for me. Red Line Chemistry falls into my fantasy alternative basic favorite-est category.
In that category you can also find groups like: The Cure, Clan of Xymox, The Cult, Deftones, A Perfect Circle, Tool, Chevelle, Evans Blue, etc.
Brother Grey – Bridge To Grace CD Release Party @120 Tavern Music Hall, Marietta, GA
Brother Grey fits perfectly into this slot.
Stone Sour is also a very favorite, but harder in a reasoning way, totally a difference of a lack of fantasy, kind of right brain vs. left brain I guess. Right brain is my favorite-est groups, Left brain is my second favorite, by a smidgen, groups.
Groups in the same category as Stone Sour would be:
Rev Theory, Finger Eleven, 12 Stones, 10 Years, Audio Slave, Five Finger Death Punch, etc.
Bridge To Grace CD Release Party @120 Tavern Music Hall, Marietta, GA
Bridge To Grace probably fits into this category, or into my alternate more left-brain-like grouping that is a little lesser, hardly though probably in-between both ends of my ultimate user preferences. This is the “little lesser” grouping:
Shinedown, Volbeat, Otherwise, Mindset Evolution, …. I really, really like these bands, but they don’t spend as much time in my ears as the other groupings do.
Fusebox Poet may or may not be something I’ll look into further right now, I’ll check up on them though. I’m not sure where they’d fit into my likes.
Fusebox Poet – Bridge To Grace Cd Release Party @120 Tavern Music Hall, Marietta, GA
My favorite song they performed is a new song, untitled. I think that’s the perfect name for it “Untitled” Unfortunately I didn’t record that song. I heard it twice. When they did their sound check they set things up with each instrument, then played that song in full, or nearly. It’s the thing that peaked my interest. I stopped videoing a couple songs before that one during the official performance, I wasn’t sure if I’d have enough battery for more of them and the two other groups … so I didn’t try, and should have but just didn’t.
More music that I like
I like a lot of stuff from the late 70′s and 80′s that would be classified as punk or new wave or dark wave. I can’t possibly make a full chart with hierarchy of all the bands on it. In many ways most of that would be right in the middle, under the fantasy category, a sub category, removed from the main one a bit.
There are even more jumbled up levels of music that I like from different classical things to modern soundtracks, as well as different groups from many different decades. It’s just too much to even think about, lest try to even list any of it.
The concert was really good,
I stayed in the front middle the whole time. I have some not so great pictures and lots of video that I was probably to close to them for the sound to be awesome, but I like that, since they the quality is iffy for uploading to YouTube or something, not professional, if that makes any sense, very fan creation oriented.
I need to weed through all that material and decide what to do. [edit 01/26/2014 add-on: I will add some photos to this post and make some better posts about each band and an overall post about the actual concert. I'll link to those in this post after they are published.]