Finalized Rock The Republic performance lineup
Rock The Republic artist spotlight series III
Published: Thursday, November 10, 2011
Updated: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 20:07
It's almost here! The glorious "spectacle of sight and sound" that is Rock The Republic will be taking place this weekend in downtown Bryan. More than 120 of the best up-and-coming artists and poets will be performing at several different venues Friday and Saturday, ensuring that there will be a little something for everyone's musical tastes.
Like any festival, sudden cancelations and additions are to be expected. So for our last installment in our Rock The Republic promotional series we will be taking a look at these last minute lineup changes.
The newest additions to the lineup are as follows:
Sydney Dixon: Performing inside The Village at 9:30 p.m. Friday.
This 21 year-old Aggie singer-songwriter has been gigging continuously here in Aggieland, building anticipation for her upcoming debut EP. Her songs tend to focus around themes of love and love lost, with musical influences ranging from Colbie Caillat to Avril Lavigne.
Formed in 2005, this Austin-based indie power pop group has built up quit a résumé, scoring a SXSW showcase and a feature in MTV's Real World. In addition to releasing great albums, like their second record, "Everyone You Love Will Be Happy Soon," this hardworking gang likes to spend a large portion of their time on the road. Don't miss them when they stop in town Friday.
Ethan Durelle: Performing outside of The Village at 11:45 p.m. Saturday, in the place of Courrier.
After going on hiatus for several years, these guys are once again melting the faces with their destructive strain of rock. Their show should actually come with a warning: Earplugs required.
Meagan Moseley: Performing at Good Time Charley'sat 8 p.m. Saturday.
Meagan is an Aggie singer-songwriter from Marshall, Texas. In addition to getting radio play and playing several shows around town, she has also released an excellent debut album entitled, "This Is Me." Her music is available both on iTunes and Amazon.
The Young Maths: Performing inside Revolutionat 10:15 p.m. Saturday, in the place of Female Demand. (They're unable to play due to a car accident.)
Playing Rock The Republic as part of their ERRORRS tour, these guys create sporadic rock that reminds me of the insanity of bands like Liars and maybe even some of Johnny Greenwood's solo material. Angry horns, distorted vocals, spacey guitars and frenetic rhythms abound on their new album — excited to see how their music transitions into the live show.
Now you are officially up to date.
With so many bands scheduled to perform, it would be impossible for me to go over the entire schedule. You guys should check out the final lineup over at the Rock The Republic website and, while you're at it, get yourself a ticket.
See you this weekend!
Steve Wells is a senior marketing major at Texas A&M University's Mays Business School. In addition to being a student, he is also a local musician and promoter.