Antique Firearms at 620 State
December 06, 2013 | 12 am
Antique Firearms will be at 620 State Street on Friday, December 6 at 10pm.
In the corner of a seedy bar in the Netherlands, brothers Parker Dotson (lead guitar) and Bradan Dotson (vocals & guitar) cemented their plans to form Antique Firearms. No debate was necessary, Asheville, NC would be their base of operations. Shortly after arriving in Asheville, they were joined by brother Galen Dotson (keys) and long-time friend Chandler Brewer (bass). Drummer Dave Breske has since completed the mix and the family.
Antique Firearms’ sound is an eclectic melding of rock, folk, and electronica — belying their varied interests and an evolving experimentation. Their music is punctuated by Bradan's immediately recognizable vocals and Parker's fluid guitar riffs; on top of a solid rhythm section complimented by synth/keys.
The dynamic nature of the band’s sound has lead them to be compared to the likes of ‘My Morning Jacket’ and a southern-fried version of ‘Radiohead’. That along with their "nattily dressed, and impeccably rehearsed" blistering live performance has been creating quite a buzz in the southeast. In just their first year they have been a featured artist on Reverbnation; headlined the famous “Orange Peel”, played the Bele Chere Music festival, were asked to co-headline the first Raleigh Oak City 7 concert series, and just recently opened for Colonel Bruce Hampton at the Asheville Music Hall.
In November 2012, the band released their second full-length independent album, Vicious Behavior.
620 State Street Bristol TENNESSEE