Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co. and Spectrasonic
Dashboard Confessional: (Florida emo/rock, Dine Alone Records)
Dashboard Confessional is an American rock band from Boca Raton, Florida, led by singer-songwriter Chris Carrabba. The name of the band is derived from the song “The Sharp Hint of New Tears” off their debut album, The Swiss Army Romance.
By 2002, three other musicians had joined Dashboard Confessional, including former Further Seems Forever bandmate Jerry Castellanos, and started the process of recording the band’s next album. After the success of his second album, Carrabba was asked to perform on MTV Unplugged, and the subsequent live release marked the first time many of the songs were recorded with a full band. Also in 2002, the music video for “Screaming Infidelities” won the MTV2 award at the MTV Video Music Awards, beating out Norah Jones, The Strokes, The Hives, Nappy Roots, and Musiq. This video starred Carrabba in both the performance and the storyline. The video was directed by Maureen Egan and Matthew Barry.
The Elwins: (Keswick indie-pop)
Cuts like “You Have Me” and opener “Bubble” are brilliantly endearing blasts of ‘60s-inspired pop not far removed from the band’s earlier efforts. But meanwhile, lead single “So Down Low” laces some ‘70s garage swagger and extra grit into their signature sound. “Bringing Out The Shoulders” borrows from the best of ‘80s synth pop, and “It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over” could be a Katy Perry cover. It’s not, but it could be.
Gabrielle Shonk: (Providence indie-folk-pop)
Gabrielle Shonk is an indie-folk singer-songwriter and jazz vocalist based in Quebec City, Canada.
Wednesday March 7 @ Bronson Centre Theatre (211 Bronson Ave.)
all ages/licensed 19+ – 7pm doors – $32.50-39.50 advance + service charges
supported by the OMDC – Ontario Media Development Corporation