The Orange Constant

Chi Phi Fraternity Presents

The Orange Constant

AFTM

Tue, April 24, 2018

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm (event ends at 12:00 am)

Tickets at the Door

This event is 18 and over

This is a benefit for the Mark Headen Endowment.

Benefitting the Intercept program of The North Carolina Outward Bound School.

The Orange Constant - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
The Orange Constant
The Orange Constant formed in August 2012 and quickly made a name for themselves in Statesboro, GA. Now, The Orange Constant resides in Athens, GA and performs in venues all over the Southeast and continues to grow their fan-base with their contemporary yet vintage rock/jam sound. TOC recorded their debut album, Time to Go, with Grammy nominated producer John Keane (REM, Widespread Panic) which was released June 19th, 2015. Time to Go has garnered praise from many publications, including Relix Magazine, who included TOC in their “On the Verge” column in the October-November 2015 issue. Shortly after, TOC joined the Homegrown Music Network whose roster includes acts such as Lotus, the Motet, Dangermuffin, and Big Something. In addition, they have played on bills that include Perpetual Groove, The Mantras, TAUK, Atlas Road Crew, and Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band.

They recorded their second album titled Point of Reference at Chase Park Transduction with Drew Vandenberg (of Montreal, Kishi Bashi, Mothers) in late 2016. Point of Reference released on March 24th, 2017 and is now available on iTunes, Spotify, Bandcamp, and here on the official website.

The Orange Constant draws influence from many different styles to create a musical experience that is new and unique. The Orange Constant thrives on creating songs that differ from one another and possess their own inspired character. Their songs follow no specific writing format, allowing the band to run with any ideas that bring the music to life. Fans are often drawn to their ability to meld progressive composition and improvisation with a pop-like sensibility. The band’s lyrics often include content that reveals personal values and experiences. This allows the band to groove with meaning and depth. Being influenced by bands such as My Morning Jacket, Widespread Panic, and Incubus, TOC focuses their energy on live performances that resonate deeply with the audience. The band consists of Andrew Brantley (guitar/vocal), Nickalous Benson (guitar/vocal), Tyler Walker (bass/vocal), Chris Freiberg (keyboard), and Sam Groveman (drums),

“Eclectic rock n’ roll, everything from blissful southern rock and indie jams to urban funk.” – Grant Purvis (Point of Reference review)

“The Orange Constant’s confident and polished debut album Time to Go is laden with connective riffs and melodious charm. Much of the album evokes a 70’s FM AOR vibe, without appearing self conscious” – Larson Sutton, Relix Magazine

“They have hit a home run on their first trip to the plate. From the first strains of “Emily” all the way through to the jammed-out coda to “Ask Me to Jump,” Time to Go is a pure delight. You will hear influences throughout the disk, but this is fresh and exciting.” – Scott Hopkins, Music Fest News
AFTM - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
AFTM
AFTM is a southern rock band based out of Athens, GA. Formed in spring of 2017 by childhood friends Forrest Whitlark (Vocals/Acoustic Guitar), John MacLane (Bass), and Will MacLane (Guitar), the trio began by performing at UGA fraternity parties and local bars. Over time, the band expanded with the addition of Kelly Bouchillon (Guitar), John Cherry (Keys), and Cam Corsino (Drums).

AFTM finds its roots in classic southern rock while experimenting with sounds from blues, funk, and psychedelia to create something that is truly unique. As a six piece group, the band produces energetic live performances that rouses all types of crowds with their musical creativity, cohesion as a group, and fun atmosphere.

Currently, the band is performing at venues around Athens, Atlanta, and other cities across the southeast, and has released three original songs, with more on the way. AFTM has a passionate following that is expanding by the day and with every show.
Venue Information:
40 Watt Club
285 West Washington St
Athens, GA, 30601
http://www.40watt.com/