The Orphan The Poet and I The Victor

Lynchburg Concerts Presents

The Orphan The Poet and I The Victor

City in the Clouds, From The Wild, L.A. Dies, Washed Up, Animal Sun

Sat 2.3.18

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

The Lounge at Phase 2

Lynchburg, VA

$5.00 - $10.00

This event is all ages

The Orphan The Poet

Currently an Artist to Watch on BBC Radio and the Indie Hotlist Picks on Youtube. Featured on Spotify's Totally Alt., Digging Now, and New Noise Playlists.

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The Orphan The Poet
The Orphan The Poet
THE ORPHAN THE POET: Currently an Artist to Watch on BBC Radio and the Indie Hotlist Picks on Youtube. Featured on Spotify's Totally Alt., Digging Now, and New Noise Playlists.

The Orphan The Poet want you to know they’re here and not going anywhere. Based out of Dayton, OH, the foursome come bearing their intense brand of take-it-or-leave-it alt rock, full of singalong hooks and charging guitars. Cutting their teeth on tours with bands like Dance Gavin Dance, Conditions, I The Mighty, & more, THE ORPHAN THE POET have been rabidly gaining fans thanks to their captivating live show, even grabbing the attention of legendary mixer/producer, Machine (Cobra Starship, Gym Class Heroes, Every Time I Die). Garnering comparisons to iconic acts like Jimmy Eat World and Taking Back Sunday, the band will hit this summer hard with the release of the ‘Terrible Things’ EP.
I The Victor
I The Victor
After a year of playing solo-acoustic shows and building an initial fan base, in late 2014 I The Victor re-branded into the kaleidoscopic solo project we know today, spanning the eclectic sounds of alternative pop to reggae and rhythmic rap into a blend of color and vibrancy.

The band (solo project, really) spent 2016 recording and writing an anticipated followup EP and releasing back to back to back music videos from singles off the most recent EP Pause which charted on the Top 200 Alternative iTunes Charts in late 2015. Additionally, ITV spent several months in spring and summer traveling across the east coast and midwest playing to as many people as possible; the band also snagged opening slots for pop rock heavy hitters Against The Current, Public, SayWeCanFly and more.

Big and small shows alike, it’s been about growing and spreading a message of positivity, a notion catching on quick amongst the project’s growing following. Hope and positivity are fresh concepts in a sea of songs about anything and everything but. With a mixture of unique sound, a passionate live show, a growing following, and the creativity to match, this self proclaimed positivity project is one to watch for in the coming year.
96.7-96.9 The Alt Project
96.7-96.9 The Alt Project
The Valley's Alternative!
City in the Clouds
City in the Clouds
City in the Clouds is a rock band based in Princeton, NJ. Their "float pop" style is the product of the colorful lead guitar work of Ean "Luke London" Steinberger, the tasty keyboard and trumpet arrangements of the handsome Marcus Grey, the grooves of wildcard bassist Ryan Chavez, and the sibling rivalry of Jackson and Brendan Marquardt (vocals/guitar and drums/backing vocals, respectively)– former members of the Florida punk band Bet Me I'm Lying, who worked with R.E.M. producer Mitch Easter, as well as The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus.

The group's music is written by all of the members…and they don't try all that hard to be on the same page in terms of influences, which include Gorillaz, The Dirty Projectors, The Beach Boys, and Dizzy Gillespie. Their debut album, The Contents of Box 212, is a story about breakfast, lunch, dinner, and shampoo. The lyrics and voices of rappers RJ Paige and Mak Twain are featured, as well as a performance by singer Jenny El-Fakir.

However, as with all good entertainment, if you're so kind as to listen to these guys' tunes, you're gonna have to sit through a few ads. It's not a novel concept, but then again, this record's not a concept album.
From The Wild
From The Wild
From the Wild is a 4-piece Alt/Rock n' Roll band from Central VA.

Meeting through social media and eventually their small town high-school in Lynchburg, the group was formed in 2013 during their junior year as students.
During 2013 they began writing music and playing for friends in basements when they were 16 years old. By the following year in 2014 they began playing shows locally in their hometown.

In 2015, the band spent most of their time playing shows outside of their hometown. After a series of well-received shows, the group decided to fully pursue music once they had graduated that summer, and during the fall they finished recording for their first demo.

In February 2016, the band released a rough demo titled 'Hollows', featuring songs the members had written in high school. Comprised of up-beat (mostly) feel-good tunes, 'Hollows' is a low-fi playlist, with Hendrix-inspired guitar solos, and raw teenage emotions. During the fall they went on a short East Coast tour, and since their return, the band has been working on new music.

In 2017, From the Wild has been playing shows on the East Coast (Including a return to local festival Lynchstock) and working on their next EP.
Washed Up
Sean Romano and Tanner Martin started the garage band that was first called 9volt on May 8th, 2011 and later changed their name to KickStart. They picked up James Stover on August 17th 2013 to sing and to play rhythm guitar. The band rounded off its members with the addition of Cody Dillon-Owens on the Bass on March 26th 2014. All four guys have a genuine love and passion for music that are easily expressed through their symphonic creations. Romano is the lead Guitarist and vocalist for Washed Up. He is a whiz on the guitar and is inspired by the beautiful vocals of one of his well-known idols, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day. The Band Green Day really sparked an interest in Romano pursuing his music. He says, “The idea of being on stage, screaming fans, and writing and performing my own music as a career…I know of nothing that could be more appealing than that!” Sean knows for a fact a musical career is the path he wants to take, “ I most definitely see myself as a musician in my future career…I don’t want to do anything else.” Sean was introduced to the musical world at a very young age due to his grandparents’ musical background. Romano Explained what he felt when he was first introduced to Green Day, “Music has been on my mind since 2005. That is when Green Day performed in England their Bullet in a Bible concert.”

Romano’s partner in crime, Tanner Martin was raised in a very musical environment as well. Martin plays the drums for Washed Up despite the influence of his family wanting him to play a string instrument. Along with playing the drums tanner has some interesting musical talents, “I can play a little bit of the ukulele and a little bit of the banjo,” proudly claiming his unique abilities. Martin says he has been playing the drums and his string instruments of choice for about eight years now. Just as Romano, Martin prefers a career in music, but says he will keep his musical talents as a hobby if his future takes a different turn. As for college, Martin says, “I have also been interested in audio engineering. I would love to be in some kind of music program in college.”

The new addition to Washed Up is experiencing a brotherhood like no other, being apart of the band. Stover joined the band in mid 2013 as a rhythm guitarist and vocalist. He has great values of inspiration for his involvement in music, “It was something that always influenced my life so much. To make music to me is more important than anything else, it is what wakes me up, gets me through the day, pushes me to do better,and it speaks when words fail." Stover is talented with the electric and acoustic guitar and a talented singer too. He is very thankful for his musical guidance and leadership from Romano and Martin. Stover says, regarding his future in music, “I definitely see it as a career there is no doubt in my mind. I believe we have the talent and appeal but now we have to start making a name for ourselves.

As a whole, these boys make up the fantastic band, Washed Up. The boys base their band around Punk and Alternative rock but Martin says, “... in the end we just mash our ideas together, and whatever it comes out to be is what the final project will be.” In regards to the future of their band, Martin says, “There is no way to tell, but we have been working on an album…we want to go as far as we can.” Washed Up has plans to record their first official album at Black Water Studios at Smith Mountain Lake, which will only start the quick climb of success the boys hope to achieve. As of right now Romano says, “we’ve yet to test our potential…we will persevere our way to the top album after working our hearts and souls.” As a band the boys have high ambitions to be showing the greater Roanoke area and beyond what they are made of, “Right now we are just a garage band and we want to get a set of original songs and will hopefully be playing publicly soon, “ hopes Martin. As of right now the boys compose all original songs, working towards their hopeful album. All in all, Martin expresses, “Being in a band can be kind of scary sometimes, because you rely on a lot of people for a lot of things, but in the end it is all good and fun.” Romano’s feelings towards Washed Up's future are spoken like a true musician, “Doing show after show until we reach the point in which we think is enough. That point for me is the day I’m lowered into the ground.” In conclusion the boys of Washed Up express, “we’re not trying to show off our music abilities. We just try to play music people will enjoy.” - The Knight Letter
Animal Sun
Animal Sun
Animal Sun is an Alternative/Indie Rock band formed in 2015 in Charlottesville, VA. Their self titled EP was released November 29th, 2017. Formed in 2015 and lead by two brothers; vocalist and Principle Songwriter Steven Blake Alton and Drummer/Vocalist William Alton, Animal Sun have managed to grow a following throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia in those two short years. Deciding to name the project Animal Sun was in dedication to the Alton's late childhood friend and musical compadre James Sun, who's life was tragically cut short in 2011.
Venue Information:
The Lounge at Phase 2
4009 Murray Pl.
Lynchburg, VA, 24501
http://phase2club.com/