The Great American Witch Hunt is at it again and bringing out their friends Thick Modine (Raleigh) and The Lady Comes First (Charlotte) to rock your faces!! The Great American Witch Hunt- www.thegreatamericanwitchhunt.bandcamp.com The Great American Witch hunt is a band out of Raleigh North Carolina. They used their love for grunge rock, metal, and blues to breathe new life into the music they have been influenced by for years. After playing in multiple bands all over the east coast, Rivera, Waggy, and Tooch have joined forces to perform the music they love to play. Dirty, un-polished rock and roll. With Rivera (Sun up Son Down) playing guitar and singing, Waggy (Sun up Son Down) on bass, and Tooch (Lost Soul Armada, A Tin Djinn) on drums, they are out to make a difference bringing a sound that’s new yet familiar. The Great American Witch Hunt has been playing in and around the Raleigh NC area building its fan base quickly with each performance. Playing with bands like Polkadot Cadaver, F*ckface Unstoppable (Bam Margera), NoMara and Superbob just to name a few. Their debut EP “The Trials” was released in 2014. They have been in the studio for the past couple of months working on their first full length album “Skeleton Key” which will show the versatility and raw sound they have strived so hard to capture. With hopes of its release in mid-2015, they plan on hitting the road in support of the newest addition of music to share with their present and future fans. Thick Modine- www.thickmodine.com Thick Modine began in 2007, well before it had a name, as a two piece playing in a barn (known as the Packhouse) in rural North Carolina. With Alex Norris on drums and Martin Pitts on guitar and vocals, the band was started as an avenue to quell a few song ideas--mostly originals, but a few covers as well. Starting a band and learning to play were parallel endeavors; therefore, the first several years occurred in that barn were years that would ultimately shape the foundation of the band's sound. Shortly after the band adopted the name Thick Modine, it was determined that an extra component was needed to do the songs justice--a need that was resolved through the addition of Maverick Raber on bass. Today, Thick Modine continues to broaden on a form of rock and roll that often takes the swampy funk and growl of Credence Clearwater Revival, along with the raw truth that is the very essence of the Blues, and even the ragged seat-of-the-pants spontaneity that defines punk. The band’s latest release, Super Premium, is a classic southern rock powerhouse that rocks without boundaries. The first single "I'm Gonna Burn" is an indie blues rock song that reels you in with soulful vocals and slide guitars teetering on the edge of something bigger. As the track builds, it also grows more and more intense until it hits its epic eruption of rolling snare and down south blues rock. As the Alex and Martin explain, "I'm Gonna Burn is themed around the hypocrisy of the 'holier than thou', and that the ones cast down and looked down upon should rise up to reform their surroundings." Thick Modine steadily plays throughout NC and has been the main support for acts like Birmingham’s Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires and Brooklyn’s Daddy Long Legs. Thick Modine has headlined venues such as Motorco in Durham, Local 506 in Chapel Hill, and Deep South in Raleigh and is planning a 2015 tour that will include shows between Washington, D.C. and Atlanta. The Lady Comes First- www.theladycomesfirst.com The Lady Comes First is the collaborative effort of Adrian Emberley and Shoney Lamar, two singer songwriters who have been honing their craft since adolescence. Over the years, after hundreds of songs written each, their individual songwriting styles have emerged full-formed, fearless and distinct. The two met in the murky Boston music scene in 2011 while each fronting their own successful indie rock bands. When those bands had run their course, Adrian and Shoney found themselves living together, already singing together at open mics and during each other’s sets. The idea to begin performing together seemed inevitable. While listening to The Lady Comes First, one hears a combination of melodic styles from early blues and jazz singers and a clear love for modern rock and roll, citing influences such as Tom Waits, Talking Heads, Annie Lennox, Portishead, Muddy Waters, Nina Simone, and Howlin Wolf. Adrian and Shoney are multi-instrumentalists with an unwavering focus on songwriting. Their distinct voices somehow blend seamlessly, often confusing audiences as to whose voice is actually being heard. Though they perform live as a stripped-down drums and guitar duo with the occasional harmonica or ukulele thrown in the mix, the studio is where the true breadth of their musical vision shines, using any and all means of fleshing out what they feel each song needs to properly convey the intended emotion and thought.
Sounds Like: Credence Clearwater Revival, The Rolling Stones, Staple Singers, Waylon Jennings, Patti Smith
Thick Modine began in 2007, well before it had a name, as a two piece
playing in a barn (known as the Packhouse) in rural North Carolina
with Alex Norris on drums and Martin Pitts on guitar and vocals.
The band was started as an avenue to quell a few song ideas--mostly
originals, but a few cover...See Full Bio