Monsoon, Grocer, Sag
Saturday April 8, 2023 09:00 PM EDT
Cost: $12 - $15,
CL Critic Jessica Goodson Recommends: From their 2015 Super Bowl commercial featuring their song "Ride A'Rolla" to their sophomore album Ghost Party, Monsoon continuously brings old and new fans to every show. The Athens indie rock duo took some time off to explore other aspects of life and music in different cities, ultimately preparing them for their explosive return to music we see now. Ghost Party is a trip into Monsoon's soul, or rather, that of Sienna Chandler and Joey Kegal. Chandler and Kegal are every voice and instrument on the album, the two of them co-produced and recorded the entire thing in their Athens studio, "Pigpen". Ghost Party starts the listening journey with "Walking Legs" and sets the cohesive scene of this goth, alternative rock album full of wistful harmony, piercing guitar and perfectly chaotic drum beats. When on stage, Chandler and Kegal are in another world, the world of Monsoon, and they ensure each and every person in the room enters it. Their use of audio, lighting, props and stage presence make for an undeniably fun-to-watch show. Also playing this show is new local rockers Sag, made up of members of Wieuca and fronted by guitarist Jack O'Rielly. Tri-vocalist band Grocer from Philly is also on the bill. Grocer is a cheeky indie rock band with a unique and brazen sound who put on a very dynamic live show, definitely worth seeing. - JG
From the venue:Monsoon is a two-piece indie rock band from Athens, Georgia who weave together unorthodox styles to create music that dips between the conscious and subconscious. Their new album Ghost Party is now available on all streaming platforms.
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