Spartanburg Fringe Arts Festival will end its inaugural year with multiple blasts of live music — of many different kinds — on Saturday, June 29, 2 to 10 p.m. at West Main Artists Co-op in Spartanburg.
The Fringe Rockin’ Finale will be our last day of the Spartanburg Fringe Arts Festival,” Festival Director and Founder Sandy Staggs said. “But we will go out with a bang. Actually, several bangs with several local bands and musicians. It will be marvelous musical madness with seven performances on the docket. We have strived to provide a diverse line-up of entertainment, art, and social awareness throughout the Festival, and I think ending with a spotlight on the musical talent of this community is most fitting. Come, jam, and groove with us — and start thinking about next year’s Festival.”
ADMISSION $10 ALL Day!
The line-up for the day will be:
• 2 p.m., Brandy Lindsey and the Punch — Led by the soulful vocals of its namesake, Brandy Lindsey and the Punch offers a roots-tinged pop-rock sound filled with smart lyrics and conversing guitars. If you like Elvis Costello and Nick Lowe, this long-standing Spartanburg-based five-member ensemble will rock you. They are Brandy Lindsey (lead singer, acoustic guitar), Jamison Smith (backup singer, electric guitar), Eric Lindsey (bass), Wilson Warren (keys, steel) and Tyler Tullis (drums).
• 3:15 p.m., Satori Tree — It kind of means: Tree of Life. This is a fairly new Spartanburg-based band made up of Daniel Batson (bass), Justus Rollins (singer, guitar), Kolby Carrouth (drums), and Noah Lytle (bass, guitar). Playing only original music and songs, it is the next alternative funk band to be on the lookout for.
• 4:30 p.m., Remedy 58 — Formerly known as DysFUNKshun this is a two-person Greenville-based band made up of Tipton Jones-Boiter (guitar, keyboard, singer, harmonica) and Joel Green (bass, vocals, guitar). They do covers and original songs, and get a lot more sound than you might expect for a duo. This is a funky “let the good times” sort of band with blues in its soul.
• 5:45 p.m., Wounded Hollow — This is not your typical bar band. It is a deeply personal musical reflection of soloist Corey McDaniels, who sometimes brings in other local musicians to help with his highly creative output, which he identifies as “ambient space rock, post-whatever.” It’s moody, it’s thoughtful, it’s unusual in a good way. Kind of far out, man.
• 7 p.m., Josh Tennant & Friends – Josh is a musician and member of the West Main Artists Cooperative
• 8:15 p.m., Volicle — WMAC visual artist Addam Duncan will premier as a music soloist using modular synthesis, which is super popular in the Northwest in cities such as Portland, OR. It is a mix of science and sound, using Modular Synthesizer, which is not so much a hard-wire machine but combined technologies that “sculpt sound.” It’s instrumental, improvisational, and techy.
• 9:30 p.m., The Irises — This is a Spartanburg-based band with musicians who will have played earlier in the day at the Festival. Justus Rollins (bass), Addam Duncan (guitar, singer), Noah Lytle (guitar) , Kolby Carrouth (drummer) have been producing a “wall of sound” since last year with Irises, playing more mostly originals along with some covers. This energetic alternative band has played throughout the Southeast at bars and music ventures and produced one album, Pure Lush. If the name seems familiar, it is: Duncan came up with it after seeing the painting Irises by Vincent van Gogh.