Giving you the music a day early:
We Came As Romans kicks off a summer tour in Memphis and then the next night visits Juanita’s, bringing a shot of their two-guitar post-hardcore rock music that mixes screamo vocals with regular old metal vocals. The Michigan band with a positive message is also a part of this year’s Warped Tour 2011. Joining We Came As Romans for the local show is a trio of local bands: Hot Springs hardcore metal act Through The Looking Glass, Magnolia post-hardcore band A Faith Forgotten and Mena Christian screamo outfit The Awakening Project. The doors open at 8 p.m. with the music at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door.
Fans of that Red Dirt and Texas country sound are in for a treat as two of the genres best combine forces for a night at Rev Room: Randy Rogers and Wade Bowen. The opening act is to be announced, but expect the music at 8:30 p.m. with tickets $20 for the 18-and-up show. Rogers is the frontman of the band named after him, an act that made a name for itself with their constant touring and rowdy live shows with electric guitars, fiddle and yee-haws. Like Rogers, Bowen fronts his own outfit, a band that mixes Texas country with Red Dirt country rock. With both artist present, expect a night crossing Texas country with rock rhythms and powering storytelling tunes and party anthems but in a more subdued and relaxed atmosphere sans backing bands.
Indiana singer/songwriter Chase Coy, an artist who claims Nick Drake, James Taylor and Paul Simon among his musical influences, and who writes tunes about his “thoughts and feelings,” returns to Downtown Music promoting his newest release Indiana Sun. The Faces of the Fight Tour also includes the indie pop of Michigan singer songwriter Leo Bautista, who performs as Rival Summers, and the shirts, bracelets and necklaces of Love Can’t Be Baht, an organization that raises money for victims of human trafficking. Local support will be provided by Carlisle acoustic rockers The Polyphonic Breakdown, Marshall acoustic pop punk act Forever Lost and Memphis pop punk quartet The Vital Society. The doors open at 6 p.m. with the show beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.
Here’s We Came As Romans with their “To Move on Is To Grow”: