Founded by Andy Hull and Jeremiah Edmond of the band Manchester Orchestra, Favorite Gentlemen Records is kicking off its first ever official Favorite Gentlemen Tour featuring four artists: All Get Out, Harrison Hudson, Junior Astronomers and Death on Two Wheels. The tour stops in Macon at the Cox Capitol Theatre on Friday.
To help promote their label, Favorite Gentlemen Records is offering a couple of prize packages containing album downloads, CDs, vinyl, T-shirts, posters and all sorts of other good stuff. They will be giving away one package each night as well as one grand prize package at the end of the tour.
Headliners All Get Out will wrap up their latest love affair with the open road in Macon, which comes at the conclusion of the tour.
The road is family, the disciplining father, the nurturing mother; exist as shadows at each stop to any band betrothed to relentless touring without a safety net. With miles behind and miles ahead, life in a van will change a band; and All Get Out are no exception, the band said on their website.
A play-anywhere-for-anyone ethic kept All Get Out on tour for three years and their approach to their fans prevents them from discarding their growing pain songs, rather, choosing to keep them for the sake of nostalgia and giving everyone a chance to hear how the band grew.
On the website, singer and guitarist Nathan Hussey describes the bands sound as high and personal. All Get Out promises to deliver the sort of show that punk fans everywhere will be anticipating far in advance and recalling long after.
In fact, all four of the bands are rising favorites and awash in mutual admiration. Tour mates Junior Astronomers raved about Harrison Hudson, promising concertgoers a night to remember.
With something that sounds a bit like Adam Ant meets Brandan Benson, Harrison Hudson is still doing something that hasnt yet been done. Rock n roll re-imagined by someone who gives it to you straight but not without some Southern passion -- a classic 50s/60s and a Nashville Americana sound, if you will. Hudson has a way of creating harmonies that express each of his lyrics, making everything he sings relatable, and yet still straight to the point -- a kind of jukebox era that isnt at all unoriginal, proclaimed the Junior Astronomers in their blog on absolutepunk.net.
As for the Junior Astronomers themselves, the Charlotte natives turn heads immediately every night by unleashing their own energetic and intricate indie pop songs, said Jonathan Corely of Manchester Orchestra.
Death on Two Wheels claims on its website that its goal is to make rock n roll dangerous again, with slurry-blurry lyrics, half-cocked dreamspeak of portents and regret, and a formidable guitar attack that recalls the nasty duels Allen Collins waged with Gary Rossington before Skynyrds final plane ride.
See for yourself if all the hype is true when all four bands take the stage Friday night.
The Favorite Gentlemen Tour
When: 8 p.m. Friday
Where: Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St.
Cost: $10 general admission
Tickets: 257-6391, www.coxcapitoltheatre.com