Civil Youth, Fives
1700 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD, 21201
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
Watch & Listen
Colin Rigsby does many things well—but domesticity is not one of them.
Rigsby, who has been playing drums since the age of 12, took a stab at civilian life following more than a decade of writing, recording, and touring the world with his band House of Heroes, but it didn’t take very well.
“After the band had started to wind down I tried to take a break from music and be very domesticated and get into other hobbies,” he said. “Nothing really stuck and I asked a friend who’s a local promoter to throw me on as an acoustic opener for any shows he had. I fleshed out a bunch of unfinished songs I had started over the years and just started figuring out how to be a solo guy playing guitar and singing.”
What started out as a remedy for restlessness, however, soon developed into a full-blown passion and the beginnings of Rigsby’s new solo project--Vesperteen.
Within a few months of going “solo” Rigsby had penned a new batch of songs and teamed up with his good friend and accomplished music producer, Jesse Cale, to produce Vesperteen’s self-titled debut EP, which was released in September 2015.
Vesperteen’s pop/rock sound, reminiscent of bands like The 1975 and Bleachers, has connected with a large audience. In just over a year, Rigsby has accrued more than 10,000 followers across social media platforms and generated 150,000 plays on Spotify as an independent artist.
Additionally, Vesperteen has toured the Midwest and opened for several national acts including Family Force Five and Layne.
The goal, said Rigsby, is to play as many shows as possible, record more music and to continue connecting with his audience in meaningful ways.
“I want people to hear ideas they’ve never considered, feel things along with me, find some solidarity, exorcise some demons and move their bodies,” he said.
Vesperteen recently released a new single, What We Could Have Been, on Sept. 16 and will be touring extensively this fall.
Civil Youth is the Alternative Rock band from Philadelphia, PA. What started as an outlet for lead singer, Michael Kepko, to express his anxiety and depression while living in Boston, has evolved into a cultural movement backed by a community of thousands of supporters who identify with Civil Youth's lyrics and music. Civil Youth inhabits each stage with light-up drum solos, crowd chanting, instrument swaps, and stage acrobatics. Fans and press alike have compared Civil Youth's music and energy to that of Linkin Park, PVRIS, and 30 Seconds To Mars. Between heavy guitar riffs, and poetic rapping, fans of all ages can find a way to connect with Civil Youth. Within a year, Civil Youth has surpassed the caliber of "local band", and has established their name across the United States.
FIVES was formed in Baltimore, MD by lead vocalist Marc Cashin and keyboardist Matthew White and went through several line-up changes before finally coming together with current members Nate Lanzino, Billy Totti, and Jake Tate in 2015. The band’s sound is a combination of acoustic based rock and indie pop."
In June 2010, FIVES released its first independent EP, A Brief History. The album was recorded mostly live at Grammy award winning Bias Studios, in Springfield VA. The album’s release represents a turning point in the band, propelling FIVES into more live shows and a realization that audiences connected with the group.
In the spring of 2015 FIVES performed a standing room only showcase in Austin Texas during the SXSW Film & Music Festival. FIVES has opened for national touring acts such as O-Town and The Vespers.
FIVES new EP called Heart & Thunder was released Aug 5, 2016. Skope Magazine describes the album as "a perfect collection of jams." The album is available at:
Buy it on iTunes
Listen on Apple Music
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https://play.spotify.com/album/6KqyfpjqqVlFpOP3MkBatU We've also added a band called Revel in Romance to the bill. We're just waiting on an acoustic act to confirm but that will be it. https://www.facebook.com/#!/revelinromance/?fref=ts