Emery

Afton & BC Music Present

Emery

Civilian, Loyals, In Your Memory, The Funeral Portrait

Wed · November 15, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 6:30 pm

$10 advance / $20 at the door

This event is all ages

VIP Meet & Greet Packages + General Admission tickets can also be purchased here: https://aftontickets.com

Emery
Emery
DIY has never been more embodied than by one of the hardest working acts in the industry, Emery. Choosing to go their own way after a fruitful and longstanding relationship with Tooth & Nail Records, vocalist Toby Morrell and guitarist Matt Carter embarked on their own dream, forming BadChristian. BadChristian is a media entity now acting as record label, blog, and podcast. Through their new and blossoming self-made home, Emery released 2015’s You Were Never Alone, receiving massive praise from longtime fans and critics alike. In a very popular move, the four piece recruited former bassist Devin Shelton to rejoin for the release, injecting the record with styles that haven’t been present in any Emery record since Shelton’s departure. YWNA charted number 1 on Billboard's Top Christian Albums and number 69 on Billboard's Top 200 chart. The band’s sixth full-length album went on to sell more units in it’s first week than any of their previous label-released albums. For their first self-released product, Emery utilized their loyal fan base along with a whole new wave of Emery supporters who have sprung up from the popularity of The BadChristian podcast, to crowd fund the record and produce ten music videos for YWNA. In addition to their traditional club tours, Emery has further embraced the DIY ethos by gracing living rooms, coffee shops and parking lots to bring You Were Never Alone to fans across America. This new year promises to bring more surprises from the four piece, including side projects and more fan interactive content.
Civilian
Civilian
Beyond their infectious hooks and seamless live performances, the gentlemen of Civilian use their platform to deliver well-crafted messages that command audiences' attention. With a storytelling vibe, Civilian's conversational songwriting creatively reflects their candid thoughts on politics, spirituality and justice. Civilian describes the gravity of their lyrical content as "dark songs masked in happy rock n' roll." More than simply words, their music mirrors each member's dedication to caring for the oppressed, fighting inconvenient battles, and confronting socio-polical disparity.
Loyals
Loyals
The band’s lack of pretension is as refreshing as it is uncommon, their self-assuredness a most likely side effect of the years they’ve spent playing together. “We met when we were teenagers,” explains Allen of fellow bandmates Andrew Gomez and Evan Thon. “We’ve stuck with each other ever since.” The decade long friendship not only earned them their moniker, but—through practice and experimentation—aided in the cultivation of a pop group that masters the genre.

Their upcoming record—brimming with buoyant melodies and standout hooks—is a playful demonstration of everything pop. The self-titled debut pays homage to their R&B and alternative rock influencers while maintaining an attitude all its own. “This record is a byproduct of our daily lives,” explains Allen. “It’s therapeutic to write what you feel in the moment, whether you’re sad, or you’re in love, or you just don’t care. We aren’t curated, we just write what we feel.”
In Your Memory
In Your Memory
This DC based Post Hardcore band formed in 2012, releasing their first self titled EP shortly after, beginning their musical career. Several years later after developing their sound further, 2014 held the Release of their second EP, Reflections, which opened many doors and eyes.

During these past years this assemblage has worked hard towards spreading across the U.S., touring different states, and developing friendships with different fans throughout. This band brings a new dynamic to hardcore rock, giving a vicious live show, and growing from the ground up.

They don't strive in being perfect but if your looking for personality, character, and a passionate stage presence then you have met your match.
The Funeral Portrait
The Funeral Portrait
The Funeral Portrait is a four-piece emotional rock outfit hailing from Atlanta, Georgia. Consisting of Lee Jennings (vocals), Mikey J (guitar), Robert Weston (bass), and Homer (drums). The band blends elements of rock and roll, punk rock, and theatre all under a blanket of pop sensibility as they paint their stories of love, loss, anger, and grief onto a canvas of skillfully crafted songs. The Funeral Portrait hit the ground running in late 2014 and since then has done over 16 tours shared the road with Alesana, Islander, Capture The Crown, Famous Last Words, Davey Suicide, I Wrestled A Bear Once, along with playing shows along the way with Issues, PVRIS, Escape The Fate, Slaves and more.
Venue Information:
Ottobar
2549 North Howard Street
Baltimore, MD, 21218
http://www.theottobar.com/