Saturday, September 10, 2016

An Acoustic obSession with The Great Heights Band

Photo by Charow Photography

>> Sometimes you meet a group of people and you hit it off immediately. I was lucky enough to have that very experience with The Great Heights Band from Baltimore, MD. We crossed paths at the Launch Music Conference in Lancaster, PA and the shared love of good laughs, good tunes and good tattoos was fantastic. Hearing that the band would be coming to New York in late August on their Songs In Acoustic Timing Tour was exciting, and we knew we wanted to do something to celebrate.

>> Neal Karkhanis and Eric Taft were the two members embarking on this stripped down tour to perform songs they've written (as well as a few covers) in a totally new way. The duo chose to perform two special songs for our readers here at The Music Obsession, including a brand new one called "The Mountain," and we're thrilled to share these videos with you. 

The Great Heights Band performing "Stay"

>> Though stripped down, there's no denying this band's energy. The positivity and warmth present in these two songs translated beautifully to the full set later that evening. Neal and Eric performed these tunes and a slew of others in a packed room at The Bowery Electric - a room full of friends, fans, and newcomers alike. Each song in the set was accompanied by hand claps or a sing-a-long from the crowd, and it was a performance that would made attendees want to see these guys every time they're in town. Be sure to watch both of these videos, and stay tuned for more from The Great Heights Band.

The Great Heights Band performing "The Mountain"

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Set It Off Announce Something New Tour with Patent Pending

>>  Having completed a successful run on this summer's Warped Tour, Set It Off are set to unveil some new material. The forthcoming album, titled Upside Down, will be released on October 7th via Equal Vision Records and the band is celebrating in style. First, there will be an album release party on October 4th in Winter Park, FL on the campus of Full Sail University. This event will feature a performance from the band as well as a meet and greet and a Q&A moderated by the 2016 Vans Warped Tour Monster Energy Pit Reporter Tori Kravitz. You can find more information on this event here, and for those not in Florida, you'll be able to stream it here from 6pm-9pm EST.

>> Set It Off will hit the road for their Something New Tour two days later to further support the album. The comical punks in Patent Pending will be joining their long time friends on this run, and having watched these two bands perform together for years, I promise you won't want to miss these shows. 

Something New Tour Dates:
Oct 04 - Something New Album Release Party - Winter Park, FL @ Full Sail Live*
Oct 06 - St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theater
Oct 07 - Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
Oct 08 - Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
Oct 09 - Birmingham, AL @ WorkPlay Theatre
Oct 11 - Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
Oct 13 - Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
Oct 14 - Lancaster, PA @ Lizard Lounge
Oct 15 - Howell, NJ @ GameChangerWorld (Loud Fest)
Oct 16 - Pittsburgh, PA @ The Club at Stage AE*
*Set It Off Only

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