Due to mechanical problems with their van on route to Chattanooga, the band Caveman has had to cancel their performance as headliner Friday at the Nightfall Concert Series. The roots rock n’roll band Larkin Poe, will be their replacement. Local band Okinawa will still support with a 7 p.m. opening set.
Review for Larkin Poe:
Larkin Poe, an Atlanta-based band, received critical acclaim for their debut album ‘KIN’. Voted as one of the top-ten albums released in 2014 by Huffington Post, Larkin Poe toured the world supporting its release. The band is fronted by two sisters, Rebecca and Megan Lovell. According to Rebecca, “As musicians, singers, songwriters, and performers, we learn something new with every show we play; last year we played hundreds of shows: from big festivals, to tiny radio stations; from backing Elvis Costello, to backing Conor Oberst. We’ve learned to stay on our toes and keep our artistic approach fresh.”
Named after their great great great grandfather, Larkin Poe (a direct descendant of Edgar Allen Poe), this band was referred to by NPR as “A sister act with staying power.” In describing their music, Megan explains, “As Georgia girls, we came up listening to and soaking in the source music of the south: the blues, country, Americana and mountain music; classic rock, and southern rock. That deep and gritty heritage has seeped into the bloodstream of our music. We’ve reached a point in our lives where we no longer care to be quite so polite, so “nice, so perfectionistic. Now is the time to be raw, unapologetically overdriven Larkin Poe. Deep in our bones, we are rockers.”
Review for Okinawa:
Opening for Caveman will be Chattanooga’s own Okinawa. Okinawa is the brainchild of songwriter/producer Charles Allison, with the help of Jarrod Gee on bass and Ivan Garcia on drums. Their music is a mix of psychedelic guitars and keys mixed with the snappy power pop of the late seventies. The band has been in the studio for the last year working on new music with the help of veteran producer Mitch Easter at his Fidelitorium studio.
Held each Friday at Miller Plaza through Aug. 25, Nightfall showcases a broad spectrum of musical genres featuring a local band at 7 p.m., followed by a headline show by a national artist at 8 p.m., many of whom are performing for the first time in our city. These shows are free to the public and appropriate for a family audience.
Nightfall bulk discount beer and wine tickets are again be available this year at each show, offering a 20 percent savings on a packet of 20 beer and wine tickets. Food trucks and non-alcoholic drink concessions are also available on site. No outside food or beverages are allowed to be brought in to Nightfall, therefore coolers are not allowed.
Known for its family-friendly environment as well as being recognized nationally for the quality of its musical programming and locally as “Best of the Best” for Chattanooga Events, Nightfall is a family-friendly concert series with an average attendance of between 2,500-3,000 each night.
For more information on this free community concert series, call 265-0771 or visit NightfallChattanooga.com for an interactive website that includes music samples by each headliner, as well as other information for first-time attendees.