The Blacksmoke Band is rock and roll in its purest form: the potentially destructive union between emotion and noise.
For this band songwriting is only the starting point - Blacksmoke displays their full power live, whether playing on a stage or crammed into your friend's basement.
The band is comprised of Chris Lyons on guitar and lead vocals, and Lucas Bogner on drums.
Originally from Pennsylvania, the duo moved to New Orleans in January of 2011 to focus on creating music.
With two EPs under their belt, Blacksmoke is currently working on a LP to be released in 2012.
Download their EPs for free.
For booking inquires or for more information contact Andrew Woodruff.
Torgo is more than just a progressive rock band- it is a conceptual experience that combines music, film, and dramatic storytelling.
The band’s live show is akin to watching an opera, listening to a film score, and attending a rock concert all at once.
Torgo’s music utilizes non-traditional song structures, a keen sense of melody, and elaborate orchestration.
Although they can conveniently be described as prog-rock, Torgo’s compositions draw from genres as diverse as metal, ambient, folk, and world music.
Influences of the band include progressive rock artists such as Yes, Tool, and Porcupine Tree and composers such as Igor Stravinsky, Steve Reich, and Pytor Tchaikovsky.
All five members of Torgo are classically trained musicians with a combined seventy years of musical training.
They exhibit compositional and technical talent far beyond most established rock musicians.
Divinity Transmissions, Phase One: Salvation for the Dead, Torgo's debut ablum, will be availible online and at shws starting October 15th, 2011.
Farris Antoon (guitar, lead vocals, keyboard) Martin Antoon (guitar, soundscapes, vocals, keyboard) Ryan Talbot (bass, vocals, keyboard) Casey Wilkes (saxophone, clarinet, vocals) Ian Paine-Jesam (percussion)
Formed in 2007, The Zealots' sound has evolved to what can best be described as a marriage between roots-influenced folk and straight up rock 'n' roll.
Their first official release, entitled Time Is Always Too Short, features no excesses in production- but offers the listener energetic performances of the band's first collection of thoughtful compositions.
Characterized by compelling vocal harmonies and lyrical realism, The Zealot’s music sounds organic yet catchy and refrains from sticking to any singular style.
The collaboration of multiple songwriters and the presence of two lead vocalists brings this unique diversity to the Zealot’s sound.
Each member of The Zealots plays a variety of instruments, enabling them to experiment with different musical styles and arrangements.
The quality of the Zealots’ music alone sets them apart from the throng of typical awkwardly-dull bands populating today's young indie scene.