As part of the continuing free concert series put on by Spark Joy Music at Fountain Square Brewing Co., the Discover Showcase is intended to introduce local music lovers to new artists. This month’s Discover Showcase will feature bands from the bordering states of Michigan and Ohio, as well as one local Indianapolis band.
Starting off the night and taking the stage by 8:00 pm will be Moment 44, an alternative indie band from Fairfield, Ohio. From listening to a bit of their music on their website, I gather that fans of bands like A Day to Remember and My Chemical Romance will find some common ground with Moment 44. The production quality of their songs somewhat concerns me, however. It’s quite high for a young, unsigned band, almost at a professional level. If they can hold that level of quality during a live performance, I’ll be surprised.
The members of Moment 44 are Jacob Spoerl (bass, rap), Sarah Spoerl (vocals), and Sam Spoerl (guitar, vocals, keys). I’ll take a wild stab at the assumption that they’re all related. Probably siblings or cousins. You can visit Moment 44’s website to find out more. You can also find Moment 44 on Facebook.
Coming up right after Moment 44, Michigander is set to play Fountain Square Brewing Co. by 8:45 pm this Saturday night. As their name suggests, the band is from Michigan. Kalamazoo, to be more accurate. Michigander is the project of singer and songwriter Jason Singer. Singer’s songs are upbeat, melancholy indie ballads. Vocals soaked in reverb, strumming acoustic guitar, and atmospheric synths weave their way in and out of Singer’s music. Michigander songs are also lyrically-heavy, and speak on themes of heartache, longing, nostalgia, and wanderlust.
The last band to play this Saturday is Tied, a local Indianapolis indie rock band. They’ll be taking the stage after Michigander by 9:45. According to their Facebook page, the band operates as both a solo project and a full touring band. “On the solo side, Corken loops multiple instruments ranging from percussion to guitars and vocals…On the other side is the full band, which has an indie rock feel with influences from electronic sounds and old blues guitar riffs”.
The members of Tied are Matthew Corken (guitar, lead vocals), John Concannon (drums, vocals), Nick Weber (bass, vocals), and Brady Passon (keys, synth, turntables). You can find out more about Tied by visiting their Facebook page.
Hopefully there’s a little something for everyone at Fountain Square Brewing Co. this Saturday, January 27th. The show kicks off at 8:00 with Moment 44, and is free to attend.