Barely Civil, Heart To Gold

Barely Civil

Heart To Gold

Condado

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$8.00 - $10.00

Barely Civil
Barely Civil
It’s easy to get lost in Wisconsin. Metropolitan centers might anchor to the Midwest, but patches of sprawling wilderness and bitter weather make for an American outlier. Barely Civil was built from this backdrop—four different dots on the state map. Despite this, their debut full-length We Can Live Here Forever plots a journey home, whatever and wherever that means. Stopovers across genre and structure keep the pace measured and lean, while Matt Riefler’s layered production explodes any breathing room into powerful statements.

Vocalist/guitarist and primary lyricist Connor Erickson leaves plenty of signage trailing to his home base. “Eau Claire? Oh, Claire.” marries Wisco landmarks with a portrait of cautious twenty-something love. “Stark” and “Kent” — a pair of slumbering guitar tracks in the back half — gain their names from his and bassist Ben Forst’s address lines. There’s also an outward mobility as the tracks grow in magnitude, cataloging sleepless nights in Super 8 motels, in others’ houses, in the scattered silence carried through cigarette smoke and whispered confessions. The nomadic scene changes match the record’s morphing between indie-rock’s straight-laced and stratospheric ambitions in minutes.

For Barely Civil, home isn’t really a place. It’s a collection of things—tones, conversations, milemarkers—that will ultimately find a home for you too.
Heart To Gold
Heart To Gold
Condado
Condado
Condado is a band from the heart of North Carolina, originally forming in Randolph County, and is now based in Greensboro. The band consists of frontman Alberto “Birdie” Velazquez, Kevin Benitez (multi instrumentalist), Josh reid (guitar/bass), and Javan Trinidad (bass/drums). The band takes pride in being of color in a scene that’s predominantly white, with every member being of a Latino and/or African ethnicity. Back in late 2017, Birdie and Kevin were already in a band, but due to Kevin’s brothers’ difficult availability, they were forced to look elsewhere. A year and a half prior, Birdie met Josh and Javan at a guitar center and sat down to jam. Birdie was skeptical because of the previous attempts to meet up with the two to casually make music, but he reached out anyway, firmly stating that he was confident that they were the right fit. Shortly after, the four finally met, spent the first 4 months of 2018 writing and rehearsing, recorded their debut EP in the spring, and released it in the summer. From there on out, the band would play occasional house shows and small venue shows all across the state, developing a solid following, making many friends, and even landing a consistent headlining spot at Greensboro’s NYP. Spreading a message of trusting the people that love you with your vulnerability, as well as not getting discouraged by prejudice, Condado approaches songwriting in a conversational manner, reminding listeners that they’re not alone. Pair that with catchy riffs and saturated arpeggios, Condado’s sound is hard to put a finger on, but it’s safe to say that the word “emo” has never sounded so... colorful.
Venue Information:
Local 506
506 W. Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC, 27516
http://www.local506.com/