Preview: Kranks at the Melody Inn

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Image credit, Kranks Facebook page.
Local Alternative Rock Band Kranks Plays the Melody Inn on February 28th.

As I’m sure we all know by now, local artists in our fair city come in all shapes and sizes. And genres and aspects and styles. In fact, and I’m sure I’ve already said this many times, if you look deep enough, our music scene is actually pretty diverse. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Instead, of discussing the scene as a whole, why not discuss one particular band? After all, specifics are always more interesting than generalizations, right? So without further ado, allow me to introduce Kranks. This local alternative rock band will perform at the Melody Inn on the 28th, so head out and show your support!

 A Brief History

Very brief, as it would happen. Kranks hasn’t really been around that long, in fact they released their first single on Soundcloud only last year. That single, “Devil’s Lettuce” is currently available to hear via a link on the band’s Facebook page. Speaking of the band, Kranks is Patrick GS on vocals and guitar, Mitch Pool on bass, Castle Trees on the drum kit, and finally Andy Morgan as frontman. For the time being, Kranks has just played small shows around the Indy area. However, they are no doubt looking to expand.

Their Sound

Kranks define themselves as alternative rock, but seeing as that’s something of an umbrella term, I think we ought to parse a bit. Like many, many, bands they have a guitar based sound, which has been standard since the ’40s. However, unlike many alt-rock bands, Kranks has a rougher sound. You know, dirty, distorted guitars and aggressive technique. Of course, we can attribute some of this to their production style, which is firmly rooted in the DIY school. In sum, rough and ready but

So, as always. The venue is the Melody Inn, door’s at 7:00.

See you there!

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