Collapsis, The Roman Spring – Tickets – Deep South The Bar – Raleigh, NC – August 31st, 2018

Collapsis, The Roman Spring

Collapsis

The Roman Spring

Fri, August 31, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Deep South The Bar

Raleigh, NC

$5.00

This event is 21 and over

Collapsis
Collapsis
Chapel Hill-based band Collapsis, which mixed country sounds with bar-band rock, was formed from the ashes of several other southern bands, namely Queen Sarah Saturday, who in their demise donated the talents of Collapsis' guitarist/vocalist Ryan Pickett and bassist/vocalist Chris Holloway. Local legends Dillon Fence also collapsed, leaving drummer Scott Carle free to join the band. Around the same time, guitarist/vocalist Mike Garrigan followed the advice of one of his law school professors and left the law behind to devote his attention full-time to the band. The effort paid off when Collapsis, during a period of increasing local fame, managed to sign a contract with Cherry Records, a subsidiary of Universal. They quickly self-produced their Chartreuse EP to provide a recording for their growing fan base and then left Chapel Hill briefly in 1999 to record their major-label debut. The result, Dirty Wake, was released in early 2000.
The Roman Spring
The Roman Spring
The Roman Spring is a Triangle, NC - based five piece, concocting dreamy, Americana tinged pop: think Band of Horses meets R.E.M., with a dash of Ryan Adams.

After the demise of his rock outfit Colourslide, singer/songwriter Alex Lawhon decided to start a new band using some of the area’s best musicians:

“I envisioned The Roman Spring to be much more than a solo project,” states Lawhon, “ I wanted it to be a band, but with an open door policy . . . I'm very lucky to have friends who just happen to be some of the most talented people in the world, and I invited them all to contribute when they could.”
A great idea, but after several changes in lineup, it became apparent that The Roman Spring needed to evolve into something more sustainable.

“I said to myself, if I could have anyone that I wanted to play in a band with, who would it be?” Alex put the call out to the first four names that came to mind. “Every single one said yes! Unbelievable!” and so entered Rob Clay (Cravin Melon, The Veldt, Parklife), Scott Carle (Dillon Fence, Collapsis, Lost in the Trees), Sam Clowney (Parklife, The Veldt) and Chad Barger (Cravin Melon, Roger Gupton) into The Roman Spring as it stands today. Their combined experience is quite staggering when you consider that one or another of them has either toured or shared a stage with such notable acts as Wilco, John Mayer, Weezer, Lemonheads, Third Eye Blind, Pavement, The Black Crowes, Maroon 5, Gavin Degraw and Jet , while Alex’s songs have achieved substantial radio airplay, as well as having landed several national television spots on ESPN, MTV, ABC Family, E!, and OXYGEN.

“I’ve been a huge fan of all these guys both personally and musically for as long as I can remember,” Alex enthuses. “Playing with all of them is more than wonderful, and Rob is a fantastic songwriter in his own right, so the amount of material that we’ve assembled in such a sort time is amazing.”

The momentum the band is currently enjoying has taken them all by surprise: The five are all veterans of the NC scene, but far from viewing this as just another gig, they’ve all jumped into the project head-first, each with a fresh and immediate perspective driven by the rare musical chemistry they share and the strength of the new material. As likely to appeal to indie audiences as much as they would to fans of country music, blues or rock, The Roman Spring has plenty of crossover appeal while retaining the integrity that comes with the delivery of a truly good song.
Venue Information:
Deep South The Bar
430 S. Dawson St.
Raleigh, NC, 27601
http://deepsouththebar.com/