Playing at multi-act 4th Annual Northside Music Festival
It’s true. Frontman Scot Torres confirmed it last night via the special Salina Underground Artists’ Emergency Hotline. State Song will be playing an all new set this Saturday night, featuring songs from their forthcoming album — named, but the band is not yet telling — which they hope to release this fall.
“We have demoed forty minutes of new material and are pushing for an hour,” said Torres. “Cut [the album] to nine or ten songs and offer the B-sides in a small run of 7″ records.”
This Saturday’s gig comes as part of the Northside Music Festival, a three-stage local showcase now in its fourth year, at Northside Tavern. Admission is free. Festivities kick off at 7:30 pm on the Patio stage, with Nic Powers (The Sweep), The Old Cermony, Ohio Knife and Magnolia Mountain. Until 10 pm, the Patio stage show will be all-ages (after 10, the liquor license kicks in – sorry, Johnny Highschool).
Beginning at 9:00 pm in the Front Room, Joan Shelley and the June Brides, Fists of Love and the reconstituted Tongue and Lips will serenade the bar. The Back Room stage launches at 9:45 pm: Valley of the Sun, the aforementioned State Song, The Hiders and Cincinnati’s resident electropop mantlewearers, You, You’re Awesome. DJ Bryan Dilsilzian will spin during the downtime.
“Jason Snell [festival organizer] puts on a great event year after year,” maintained Torres. “We wanted to do a live run of what we’ve been demo-ing for the last two months. The Festival provides a great platform for new ears, old friends and new sounds.”
State Song will be announcing weekend road dates and hope to tour more extensively following their fall album release.
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