Returning to town for their first headlining show of the year, after a supporting spot with MISSIO a few months back, and marking their first Music City stop since the release of buzzy new LP No Place Is Home, eclectic alt rock up and comers Welshly Arms are set to headline Exit/In tonight, Oct. 10! A bill stacked with rising talent to watch, Canadian rockers The Glorious Sons, also subject to a ton of hype for their hard rocking LPs, are set to support, with British-American poppy alt rock trio Charming Liars tapped to kick things off. All three of these bands are worth your time, and together on the same bill, they bring an interesting, diverse look at what’s next in rock. Grab tickets while they last right here, then read on for more about the show!
A relatively new act on a truly buzzworthy trajectory, Cleveland’s Welshly Arms already had two EPs and a 2015 eponymous full-length to their name, before last year’s third EP, Legendary, and the strength of its anthemic title track, helped push the group to a whole new plane of attention and exposure, paving the way for their biggest, most visible effort to date, this year’s sophomore full-length No Place Is Home. Formed in 2013 as impromptu jam session between friends, the band’s music has already provided the background to countless trailers, commercials, and TV spots, and they’ve brought their fantastic indie/alt rock fusion of blues, rock, gospel, and soul and their energetic and inspired live show to prominent stages and festivals across the globe. Returning after a buzzy supporting spot with MISSIO earlier this year, this will be the band’s biggest local headliner to date; don’t miss it!
THE GLORIOUS SONS
Kingston, Ontario rockers The Glorious Sons first burst onto the Canadian rock scene with their John-Angus MacDonald produced 2014 debut LP The Union, and immediately started to rack up radio plays and considerable buzz with their high energy sound that would probably be categorized as alt rock, but has a notable nod to the glam days of hair metal. They followed up that release with a slightly poppier and more mature LP, infused with southern and heartland rock, and titled Young Beauties And Fools, last fall, and have continued to tour, rack up accolades, and even nab a Juno award in the year since. Regardless of which of the band’s sonic palates you prefer, their live show is an unbridled rock extravaganza, and the vocals prowess and songwriting chops of frontman Brett Emmons is something that will appeal to most any alternative rock fan.
Los Angeles based by way of London, Charming Liars‘s roots trace back to guitarist Karnig Manoukian and bassist Mike Kruger’s early projects in their teens, who, after relocating to the states to pursue music more seriously, linked up with singer Kiliyan Maguire and cemented the group’s lineup. With a series of well-received EPs, the trio have cemented a poppy, alt rock sound, catching the ear of the great Elton John, and landing them on shows with acts like Jack White, Jane’s Addiction, Weezer, Kings of Leon, and New Politics. With ever-increasing buzz thanks to a series of recent singles, including this year’s “Like a Drug” and “Something Dark,” Charming Liars are prepping to release a long-awaited new full-length. It’s an especially cool time to catch this rising act live, so don’t be late!
Welshly Arms, The Glorious Sons, and Charming Liars will perform tonight, Oct. 10 at Exit/In. The show is 18+, begins at 8 p.m. (doors at 7 p.m.), and tickets are available to purchase for $18.