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Coopertheband/ Fields and Planes/ The Outside Voices - 3/28/2018

  • The Rialto Theatre 1000 Kenmore Boulevard Akron, OH, 44314 United States (map)

Doors 7:30pm
Music starting at 8pm

Fields and Planes
The Outside Voices

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Coopertheband (all one word) is a bramily (band/friends/family) composed of six massive music nerds with minds to rhyme and twelve hot feet. Centered in Jackson, TN, the band has found success nationally, featured on networks like HBO, ESPN, and TruTV as well as the hit show “Without a Trace.” Coopertheband is also hugely plugged into the local music scene and often finds itself on podcasts, regional television shows, and the occasional old-fashioned newspaper article. To date, Coopertheband has released three albums - Venture (2010), Kings EP (2012), and most recently, Kingdoms (2017) - now available everywhere.

Fields & Planes was spawned in early spring of 2012 in Columbus, Ohio. They had been friends since their college days and decided to take things to the next level after they graduated. Their unique sound relies heavily on the back and forth co-lead singing of Paul Valdiviez and Fran Litterski. If your'e a fan of Feist, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, St. Vincent, Death Cab for Cutie, Imogen Heap, or bands of the like, then you'll love Fields & Planes sound. A majority of there songs are driven by catchy melodies and vocal harmonies that, on the surface, hint at a pop aesthetic. However, don't be deceived by the sugar coating, their songs often take unexpected turns, leaving you wondering where you'll end up in the end. Fields and Planes debut album "a place inside your mind" was released November 2013. Recorded by Jay Alton at Sonic Lounge in Grove City Ohio, "a place inside your mind" features 10 tracks. The album showcases their detailed chamber pop textures and range of style. On the whole it comes off as indie rock, but a closer listen reveals hints of traditonal country, afro-pop, and folk. The second album "Deeper Than Before" was released April 5, 2015. Co-produced and recorded by Jay Alton, it is their longest work yet and is teeming with beautiful and "intimate sounds that seem inches away from your ear" - (OSU weekly).

The Outside Voices are a five-piece American rock band from Northeast Ohio. Formed in 2016, the band has quickly established themselves as a force to be reckoned with among local and regional touring circuits. Rooted in Kent, OH – a town known for harboring the early playing careers of Joe Walsh, Dan Auerbach, and Patrick Sweany – The Outside Voices stay true to the area’s rustbelt rock reputation through a catalog of cleverly-crafted songs and charismatic live performances. 2017 brought the release of the band’s full-length debut “Hound Dogs” – recorded at Amish Electric Chair Studios in Athens, OH. The 10-song album is both evocative and hook-filled, with “… a pinch of the Ryan Adams / Whiskeytown influence that touches the heart of this new generation of troubadours (” The Outside Voices released their 4-song follow up, "Big, Big EP" in January 2018. Each song uniquely different from the next, the group made a concerted effort to branch out creatively from their previous release, introducing elements of pop, grunge, and psychadelia to their '70s inspired sound.