Civil Youth, Fives
1700 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD, 21201
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
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Colin 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. 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 that would become Vesperteen 2015 self-titled debut. After a successful transition into the live realm, Vesperteen started touring and has yet to stop. Traveling to perform his signature brand of alt-pop reminiscent of bands like Bleachers and The 1975 for his passionate and dedicated fanbase, Vesperteen has sold out shows across the map in North America and Europe. With only one EP and a few singles released, Vesperteen has already garnered over 2 million Spotify streams and 50,000 followers among social media platforms, all as an independent artist.
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
Listen on Spotify
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