A Lot Like Birds

Crank it Loud Presents

A Lot Like Birds

Household, Hearts Like Lions, Owel

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$13/$15

A Lot Like Birds
A Lot Like Birds
A Lot Like Birds is a post-hardcore band from Sacramento, CA, known for their tendency to flawlessly blend a wide array of genres; from ambient soundscapes to aggressive punk-fueled anthems to unpredictable prog-rock freakouts.

The band was initially the brainchild of guitarist Michael Franzino. Franzino invited a couple Sacramento-based musicians and friends to perform with him, the result being Plan B, the band's debut album. After solidifying a consistent lineup, the band started to pick up buzz in the Sacramento scene, with their dynamic and energetic live shows getting rave reviews.

In early 2011, the band announced that Kurt Travis (formally of Dance Gavin Dance) would be joining the band as a second vocalist. Soon after, they signed to Doghouse Records (All American Rejects, Say Anything, The Get Up Kids) and acquired The Artery Foundation (Asking Alexandria, Dance Gavin Dance, Alesana) as management.

After signing both deals, they entered Interlace Audio Recording Studio with producer / engineer Kris Crummet (Closure In Moscow, Fear Before, Dance Gavin Dance) to record their second full length, Conversation Piece.

After it's release in the fall of 2011, Conversation Piece received praise and they were called "one of post-hardcore's most important new bands and one of the few capable of saving the scene." (-MindEqualsBlown.net).

A Lot Like Birds will spend all of 2012 on the road, taking their new album and frenzied live antics to the masses.
Household
Household
Minneapolis Melodic Punk Started in August of 2013. First Full Length release "Time Spent" via Blood & Ink Records on Sept 25th, 2015.
Hearts Like Lions
Hearts Like Lions
Hearts Like Lions is a dynamic alternative indie rock band from Long Beach, CA, formed by front man Stephen Ramos in 2011. After tireless writing and performing shows across California, Nick Sturz (of Facedown Records recording artist Dynasty) joined the team on drums, in which Hearts Like Lions released their debut single 'Once Dead, Now Alive' online through numerous digital audio outlets as well as through the form of a music video.
Owel
Owel
Reminiscent of recent Radiohead, Smashing Pumpkins and experimental Icelandic artist Sigur Ros, New Jersey-based Owel layers ethereal vocals with cellos, violins, glockenspiels and conventional drum and bass.

Though they issued an EP, I've Seen Colors, in 2012, their new self-released and self-titled album is the first with their current lineup. "This being our first full-length record, it almost felt like the first day at a new school. We felt a great freedom to explore different sounds and songs," says lead vocalist Jay Sakong, a native of Woodbridge.

Drummer Ryan Vargas of Fords, violinist/keyboardist Jane Park, bassist Pat McGee, and Wall Township guitarist Seamus O'Connor (who studied at the Institute of Audio Research in New York with Sakong) round out the quintet. Vargas, O'Connor and Sakong performed previously under the band name Old Nick. With the addition of Holmdel natives Park and McGee for some extra strings they became Owel.
Venue Information:
Local 506
506 W. Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC, 27516
http://www.local506.com/