Local father Buzz Collins knows what it’s like to play in a stone rope as a youngster.
“At that age, you’re unequivocally looking for an audience, and this is a good opportunity,” he said. The third annual Battle of a Bands at South County Secondary School provides only such an opportunity. The eventuality is scheduled for this Friday, Mar 18th during 7 in a propagandize auditorium. Proceeds will assistance account a All Night Graduation Party.
Collins says he played in a stone rope when he was flourishing up. His rope didn’t play strange music, since “we didn’t consider there was a marketplace for it.”
Times have changed.
“Two of a bands in this year’s conflict told me they were going to play strange songs,” pronounced Collins. Other bands will play covers, though they will sound opposite from a informed versions since a musicians “change them so much.”
Two of those bands are Rhinehart Nebula and a Immigrants…
Indicative of a trend towards strange song is Rhinehart Nebula who is formulation to play all of their possess work on Friday.
“We have adequate element for an manuscript now,” pronounced frontman Daniel Salinas, a comparison during South County. “We write songs easily,” Salinas said.
Salinas pronounced opposite members of a rope have opposite influences. For example, drummer Aron McNeal and bassist Kevin Beisel are desirous by complicated metal, though Salinas characterizes a band’s sound, on a whole, as carrying a Pink Floyd influence. “I also like The White Stripes a lot.”
The rope is not new to behaving in public. They have played several times during Jaxx, a venue located off Rolling Road, as good as during The Lab in Alexandria. Last Sep they headlined NOVA Day during North Virginia Community College’s Annandale Campus.
All a members of a rope are seniors in high school, solely for a lead guitarist, Salinas’ cousin Diego Romay, who attends NOVA. Salinas and Romay started a rope in Nov 2009, shortly after Romay changed here from Bolivia with his family. Salinas is from Bolivia as well, though came to Virginia with his family when he was five.
Salinas pronounced a rope is operative on recording an manuscript during present. They also work with dual engagement agencies who get them internal gigs on a unchanging basis. All a rope members devise to “stay in a ubiquitous area” subsequent year and keep personification together. The keyboardist, Kyle Maternick, will be about an hour divided during college, a stretch that can be managed.
At a other finish of a age spectrum are The Immigrants. This rope consists of three eighth-graders – Julian Earle on lead guitar and vocals, A.J. Lichstral on stroke guitar, and drummer Kyle Kadlubek – and Earle’s sixth-grade hermit Gabriel, on bass.
Lead thespian Julian Earle’s influences sound like a who’s who of stone icons from thirty to forty years before his birth. The thirteen-year-old musician says one of his vital influences is Led Zeppelin, whose “Immigrant Song” desirous a name of a band.
“When we was younger,” he said, “My father would always play Beatles and Cream and Jimi Hendrix.” He pronounced all a members of his rope like song from that era.
Earle also appreciates “classic-rock influenced” song from currently – Jet, for example.
He pronounced a rope grew out of jam sessions he used to have with drummer Kadlubek. When a dual listened about a rope battle, they motionless to lift in some-more members to form a group. Twelve-year-old Gabriel Earle used to be a drummer though he schooled drum for this project, according to his hermit Julian. Then, guitarist Lichstral listened about a rope and asked to join.
Also personification on Friday will be:
The New Experience
The Right Condition
Band conflict organizer Collins is vehement that a accumulation of ages will be represented during this year’s event. He pronounced any rope will be postulated a duration of time in that to play whatever they want. “I think many of them will play 3 or 4 songs,” Collins said.
He hopes a village will theatre a vast audience for a rope battle. “It’s flattering cheap,” he says; tickets are $5 in allege (at a SCSS cafeteria this week) and $7 during a door. Winners will accept money prizes as good as present certificates to Lorton Music. Last year, a Band Battle netted around $1500, Collins estimates.