Music » Critics' Picks

Big City Rock / October Fall / NEEDTOBREATHE

7 p.m. Monday, August 7. Creepy Crawl (3524 Washington Boulevard).

by

comment
With apologies to the late, great Material Issue, this triple bill is nothing short of a pop overthrow. October Fall's piano-heavy tunes aren't quite emo, but they aren't typical top 40 fodder either — which makes sense, seeing as how they've toured with the Click Five and are signed to Decaydance, Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz's label. South Carolina's NEEDTOBREATHE recorded their full-length debut, Daylight, in England, a move that gave the quartet's music a harder edge (think Sister Hazel) and hints of heavy soul. And Big City Rock sounds like the Killers medicated by heavy doses of Bon Jovi, although in concert they're quite the flamboyant performers.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.