Four Days of Music at the Grand Stafford

By: Hillary Cowden Email
By: Hillary Cowden Email

The Grand Stafford is known for supporting local musicians and hosting bands of all genres and this summer is no different!

Over June and July, the Stafford is bringing you weekends of back to back music, and even having free concerts for First Friday in Bryan. For those of you who don't know of First Friday let me explain: First Friday is the first Friday of every month in Downtown Bryan, businesses host special events and deals for the community to enjoy. It's a must do in the Brazos Valley, anyways, back to Grand Stafford, this week they are hosting four days of music! Every night this week will display different bands of different genres.

Here are some of the bands scheduled, check them out and see if any of them tickle your music fancy.

On June 26th, Opportunist is playing at 8 p.m. They gain their name from defining what an opportunist is: a person who exploits circumstances to gain immediate advantage rather than being guided by principles or plans. Sample some of their music here: Opportunist Music They play alongside the band !No! who embodies, and I quote, "a dirtbag rendition of a German kosmiche music band in the vein of Neu!"

June 27th brings to town the Straight Line Stitch band. They have stayed true to their vision of what heavy metal and hard rock sounds like by balancing the aggressive punch and highly charged hook that captures most of its fans. Check out this song of theirs: Black Veil They will be playing with Hindsight, another hard rock band that composes their music based on the life stories of the band members. In the Trench, a high energy performing band with intense layered screams and singing vocals. Lastly, Myra Maybelle, with weathered and talented musicians that define themselves by where they are headed and not by the set backs they have faced.

June 28th hosts Dixie Witch heavy- weight rock group that has been playing together for over ten years! Check one of their songs out: Goin' South They will be playing with Signal Rising, a band based out of our home turf of College Station, they specialize in rock that will draw you in with monstrous guitar riffs, explosive drums, and enthralling base lines. Whiskey Six whose incorporation of blues set them apart from the usual hard- rock act. Then, The Truman Syndrome, another rock band based out of Tyler, Texas, have already developed quite a following out in east Texas and hope to only grow their fan base throughout 2013.

And for the final concert on June 29th the indie/folk band, Blue Bear, takes the stage. They have already won several awards from the Austin area, and are becoming known for their unique sound and intricate harmonies. Check it: Mountain River Waterfall

They will be playing alongside The Southern Renaissance, this song of theirs speaks for itself: You Really Got Me
Elkhart, an indie/rock band known for their remorseful and tragic songs that are sung without feeling overly nostalgic and trite.

Remember, this is only the next four days; there is so much more to come in the next few weeks! Check out CW8's event calender to make sure you don't miss out on any of the upcoming concerts and events for this summer!


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