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The Pollen & Staying for the Weekend
February 1, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Doors 7 // Show at 8
Tickets: $10 (+$3 for under 18)
The Pollen is a four-piece alternative rock group based out of Birmingham, Alabama. With their
first full-length album, Unfiltered, dropping only recently, a growing number of music lovers are
appreciating the unique, gritty soft rock sound created by this group of talented young musicians.
Their new release is full of raw and emotional lyrics juxtaposed against skillful guitar riffs that
encapsulate the band’s unique aesthetic.
The Pollen’s music, when taken at face value, seems not to belong to one genre, yet all of their
songs flow perfectly into one another to create a cohesive but eclectic record. This diversity
allows for the range of skills that these boys possess to be put on full display and rightfully
appreciated. Lead guitarist Wesley Malone’s sultry riffs starkly contrast and yet perfectly
compliment the dark, emotional lyrics that lead singer Brennan Walker sings (and screams). The
Pollen’s sound would be nowhere near as enticing without the heavy, rhythmic tones skillfully
created by bassist Rigdon Hendrix, and the powerhouse drummer, Matthew Siple, delivers the
ambience necessary to ensure the cohesion of the record.
The Pollen’s sound, while incredible in-studio, is best showcased in a live setting. The sheer
talent and charisma presented on stage makes The Pollen THE band to see. Add on top of that
the intriguing lyrics and head-bang worthy riffs, and you’ve got the perfect show. The quartet
has an obvious synchronicity that allows them to work with and play off of the sounds the other
members are producing in real time. No two shows will sound the same, so you’re always in for
a mind-blowing, unprecedented show. The humor and vivacious personalities of these boys is
evident on stage, even through the heavy and sometimes dark sound they create. At a show with
The Pollen, the audience experiences both the unique sound and the dynamic personality of the
four band members.
Staying for the Weekend
Nashville indie-garage rockers, Staying for the Weekend, are sure to grab your attention with their marriage of youthful energy and thought provoking lyricism. They have established a unique landscape in today’s alternative rock scene utilizing hook-laden songs that are simultaneously edgy and unpredictable. The band is poised for a breakout year in 2017. Combining the pop sensibility of alternative rock acts like Young the Giant and the ferocity of garage/post-punk acts like Cloud Nothings and Ty Segall, Through Staying for the Weekends eccentric performances and driving songs, they provide a one-of-a-kind live experience that captivates any audience. Their most recent single Hell No was Debuted in AltPress Magazine. They released a music video for Hell No with Highlark Entertainment shortly after their EP release on February 18th.
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Lauren Fitch, Wesley Malone (from The Pollen), and a few other friends. Indie folk duet band.
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