Hey everyone! I’m extremely late on this blog post but here it is. A couple of weeks ago I went to the Promise Me Scarlet album release show at The Auricle in Canton.
I had never heard of Promise Me Scarlet before Cody J. Martin told me that he would be opening for them. I checked them out on Spotify and liked what I heard, so I figured why not. I’m really glad I went.
I got there right before the show started and it was a decent crowd. I was able to find a seat next to a couple of older gentlemen who were incredibly nice. As the night went on the place got packed, so it was great that I got there when I did.
As I mentioned earlier, Cody J. Martin opened the show and he performed awesome as always. If you don’t know, he’s a folk/country artist from Massillon, OH with a knack for storytelling. He just released his debut album earlier this year and I would recommend you checking it out. It can be found on iTunes, his Website, and Youtube.
Red Giants hit the stage next and there was an immediate energy change. While Cody is slower and soothing, the Red Giants were rock. I liked them a lot actually. I don’t remember much from that night, but in my notes I made sure to write exclamation points next to their name, so that must mean something. I’ll have to take out some time to really dip into their music.
My Mouth is the Speaker was third to hit the stage and they’re a 4-piece punk band from the Kent area. I thought they weren’t bad, but I’ve noticed that the further away from high school I get, the less I enjoy punk live. They had some pretty good songs like “Your New Apartment”, but I generally don’t like the screaming when I’m right in front of it.
Promise Me Scarlet were the headliners. They’re an alternative rock band from the Canton-area that formed back in 2004. The band is composed of members, Kenny Bauer, Dan and Chris Houchins, David Caplinger and Nick Brewer (at the time of the album release Teddy Todorovski was still the drummer).
They have a nice sound with a lot of energy. My favorite song that they played had to be “Gravity.” It may be due to the fact that at the time, that was the the one song that I knew all the words to, but it’s a good song nonetheless. I enjoyed their set immensely. I would definitely recommend you giving them a listen. You can check out their album on iTunes and Spotify.
Overall, it was a good night and I got to check out a few new bands. I love how musically inclined Northeast Ohio area is. It’s been a fun 7-8 months since I’ve started going to shows/concerts weekly.
As always, thanks for reading.