Concert Preview: Back Tax Music Festival at Park Street Saloon
Looking to listen to some great tunes and support a great cause? A chance to do just that is coming up on Saturday, April 12th at Park Street Saloon. The event is William the Accountant and CD102.5’s Back Tax Music Festival. This is the second year for the event, which will include both local and national acts. The line-up includes about nine great acts and only cost $10 at the door. They’re only $5 if you purchase them in advance. Since April is Autism Awareness month, partial proceeds from the event will be donated to PAK (Parents of Autistic Kids) of Haugland Learning Center. The PAK Foundation does great things like arranging in-school activities as well as field trips for students at HLC. You can learn more about the organization at www.pakfoundation.com. Here are some quick facts about some of the great artists who will be performing at this event:
William The Accountant: This Columbus group has been making music together since 2009. Made of five guys and some interesting instruments. You may here them play saxophone, didgeridoo, or even a cavaquinho, which is similar to a guitar but smaller, with four wire strings. Hear some of their tunes on their website.
The Pass: The Pass is a Louisville four piece specializing in indie-pop and fun. They like “dancing, synthesizers and freaky people,” according to their Facebook page. They’ve been together since 2009 and have put out an EP, two albums, and a new single each month of 2014, so far. Take a listen to their music on bandcamp.
MoJoFlo: A local favorite, MoJoFlo is sassy, soulful, and unique. They’ve been rocking Columbus since 2008 and put on an exciting live show. They neo-funk sound won them the title of Best Local Band of 2012 according to our readers. Check them out on Soundcloud.
PUBLIC: This trio comes out of Cincinnati and were discovered in 2012. They’ve been making a splash by playing festivals like Bunbury and CMJ Music Marathon, as well as opening for other excellent bands like Twenty One Pilots and Walk The Moon. This group is in the process of releasing one single each week for four weeks, so check out what they’ve got this week here.
Teen Fiction: This one-man band also goes by the name Bob Dawson, or Bobby D. He creates a sound that is a mix of pop, electronic, and punk. He was born in New Jersey but is based right here in Columbus. He has been making music as Teen Fiction since July, 2010. Hear his tunes on Reverbnation.
Stagolee: Stagolee is a bluesy indie rock group based out of Nashville. They’re a six-piece group made up of Jimmy Kent on vocals and guitar, Katie Robertson play piano and guitar as well as vocals, Pearce Harrison on drums, Nicklas Hailton on guitar. Collins Gordon plays the keyboards and bass is courtesy of Breck Cooper. Their new album is called The Latest Craze and it’s available now. Get a taste of their sound here.
Wonder Twin Powers!: Wonder Twin Powers is a Columbus duo with a great stage presence and unique sound. Jenny Flory makes up half the band with main vocals, guitar, piano, and lyric writing. Joshua Sheik is the other half, playing drums, background vocals, and producing their tunes. They’ve been playing together since early 2009 and describe their music as super hero soul. Find out what that means by taking a listen on their website.
Bright At Night: Coming out of Athens, Bright at Night is a quartet who formed in 2012 after one member, Emerson, moved back to Ohio after years of traveling. He was working as a solo musician, but when he returned they decided to give it a go together. They like to refer to themselves as a “brotet,” as the band is made of up two sets of brothers. Emerson and Seeder, and Jesse and Zac. Their music is sure to make you tap your toes! Take a listen here.
Lackluster: The final band on the bill is Lackluster, also from Columbus. They draw musical influences from bands like Queens of the Stone Age, The Gorillaz, and The Black Keys. They’ve been making their progressive pop music since 2009. You can buy their album or hear a few tracks on their bandcamp page.
Back Tax Music Festival 2014 will be full of fun, unique sounds and is sure to be a great time. The doors will open at 7pm and the show is 18 and older. Preorder your tickets here and save $5!