Visulite Theatre (16+ (Must have ID) - Under 16 with Parent Only)
Doors Open: 8:00 - Headliner Begins: 9:45
Once in a long while a band comes along that redefines the essence of rock and roll. FOE-HAMMER is one of those bands. Featuring singer/guitarist Ben Jackson (formerly of Charlotte power trio Shadowflag) and drummer Greg Lisi (formerly of road-burning jam-rockers Honey Child), FOE-HAMMER was formed in the summer of 2011. The duo instantly struck a rare musical kinship, forging melodic songs that balance the extremes of darkness and light.
Elements of time-shifting prog-rock, anvil-heavy sludge, expansive soundscapes, and an unending groove blend together in a unique, yet familiar sound- all achieved by a power duo. Lisi’s groove-laden funk and jazz-influenced rhythms combine with Jackson’s soaring voice and innovative guitar work to create a dynamic and powerful style all their own. After only a handful of live performances they have gathered a loyal following, establishing themselves as a premier live act in Charlotte. FOE-HAMMER is a force to be reckoned with.
SEVENTH DAY FORGETS
Start Time: 8:30
Although Charlotte, NC has spawned a small handful of disparate acts over the years who have achieved some level of cult status and success (such as Antiseen, Hopesfall and The Avett Brothers) and is the hometown of several artists, like Wednesday 13 and Fred Durst, who have gone on to fame and fortune after leaving home, the southeastern city has not typically been known as a breeding ground for trailblazing, original, modern rock bands. Until now…
Seventh Day Forgets, with their distinctive combination of powerful, technically-proficient compositions, melodic vocals, and catchy hooks, is about to change that perception and put Charlotte on the musical map. And from that home base, they will begin their campaign to take over the planet.
Seventh Day Forgets was born when four visionary musicians, who have constantly striven to create exciting, original music, finally reached the same crossroads together. Jeff Tallent (guitar) and Eric Shelley (bass) previously played together in Status Flow, which headlined sold-out shows outside of their Charlotte headquarters and were voted “Best Local Modern Rock Band / Artist” by readers of Charlotte’s Creative Loafing magazine. The two later hooked up with former Nute and In New Descent drummer Jamison Sampson to form Working Class Thieves. The lineup of Seventh Day Forgets was completed when the three joined forces with Donnie Honeycutt (vocals, guitar), who had previously fronted Echo Code, a band that was honored with the award for “Best New Rock Band” at the 2010 Carolina Music Awards.