People say it all the time. They want to support local music and really need to start checking out what’s going on in Baltimore. Here’s your chance. Starting this Saturday and continuing through January, 24-7 Entertainment’s Hometown Heroes Concert Series is offering four opportunities to discover some of the best bands on the scene. Rock, Pop, Punk, Indie, there’s a little taste of it all.
Saturday, December 5, Metro Gallery in Baltimore will host the Reindeer Romp featuring Gotham Theory, Spaceboy, Hero Society, Yo No Say and Brothers Clair. There’s a lot of buzz about Gotham Theory going around. With funky grooves, bluesy riffs and impressive guitar solos this band has crafted a sound all their own. They have recently finished some songs, which were recorded, mixed, and produced in their own basement studio. This DIY approach is part of what forms their gritty sound. To listen to Gotham Theory’s song “Plaything” click here. Brothers Clair brings a completely different style of music to the stage. This Annapolis-based band has its roots in Alternative Folk music. Known for their unique take on the Imagine Dragons song “Radioactive,” they also have some great original tunes like “Postman.” Click here to listen.
The New Year kicks off with a Pop Rock Showcase at Metro Gallery on January 2, 2016. The lineup includes Over Andover, Others May Fall, Split Five, The Chance, and Halftone. The Chance is a trio for all the ladies to keep their eye on. With songs like “Falling For Your Everything” and “Kiss Me Lindsay” they are sure to be a hit. Linthicum, MD band Over Andover’s has a poppy/punky kind of sound. Their EP ‘Running In Circles’ is available for download here. To listen to their latest song “Crazy” click here. Others May Fall is another band worth checking out live. To listen to this Chesapeake Beach, MD band’s song “Doubt” click here.
The next show, Rock Your Bones, will take place at the Baltimore Soundstage on January 15, 2016 with Pale Discretion’s album release and Through The Wake’s EP release. Taboo Tattoo, The Electric Prophets and Novarium will perform as well. Pale Discretion got a lot of attention as a support band at one of the biggest local shows 24-7’s put on in a long time, the Friday the 13th show in Nov. Now they return as the headliner for their album release event. Click here to watch “Thief” a video from their new album ‘Aphelion.’ To listen to Through The Pale’s song “Standing Still” click here.
Get ready to rock again the following night, January 16, with another killer lineup at the Baltimore Soundstage including The Hollow Party, Parallel Heights, Clear For Takeoff, Silent Society’s album release and No Capes. The Hollow Party has earned the reputation as one of the biggest local draws around. To listen to their song “Another Way” click here. Clear For Takeoff gained notoriety as a Pop Rock sensation when they opened The Charm City Music Festival in 2012 with Weezer, Flogging Molly & Eve 6. Click here to listen to their song “Drive Home.”
2016 is gearing up to be an awesome year for Baltimore music. It was a rough blow when Matt Davis left and Noise in the Basement ended, but with 24-7 Entertainment’s Hometown Heroes Concert Series coming to the rescue the plan is to create a thriving music scene that is bigger and better than ever. On Jan. 30, the All-Star Local Jam will make its triumphant return to Ottobar. Originally made famous by Kristin Lagana and Matt Davis for Noise in the Basement, the All-Star Local Jam is where musicians from all around the Baltimore scene collaborate and perform an entertaining night of cover songs. The event is always a blast. A portion of the proceeds will go to charity. For more information contact 24-7 Entertainment.