This past Saturday, October 12th Standing Room Only Magazine proudly presented, in concert with The Drunk Horse Pub (5149 Bragg Blvd. Fayetteville, NC.) some of the most talented bands in North Carolina. These bands were all about business as they pulled out the stops and melted the faces off those in the very active pit. The crowed was revved up and raring to go as Thru Tomorrow struck the first cord and quickly brought the fans to their feet. As this talented band wrapped up their set and Back Woods Music Society took the stage, the crowd was treated to some awesome cover tunes that left just about everyone in the room either singing every note or dancing wherever they were in the pub. As their set was brought to an end, one could see the concert goers’ were in need of some hard-core-in-your-face metal and that is precisely what they got as One Man Riot proceeded to kick everyone’s grill completely inside out. The pit broke out and at points hit a feverish pitch. There was not a soul in the building that did not either have their horns up or bouncing to the percussive thump of the bass line. If the show would have ended with One Man Riot, everyone would have known they had been to a rock show. But in SRO and Drunk Horse fashion, good enough is well, never going to be good enough. The crowed now whipped into a maddened frenzy was about to be finished off with Forever Chained. This band was well worth the wait to see. From the second the singer, Nina Page came center stage and ripped the mike from the stand, she commanded not only the stage, she made every person in earshot take notice. She was not shy about owning every inch of the stage and the speakers out in front of the stage as she climbed out to make a closer connection to her audience.
If you get the chance to see any of these bands, I recommend you do so. You will be WELL entertained.
As always I ask that you reach out to these bands and ‘friend’ or ‘like’ them. They can always use fan support.