Editor's Note: Looking for a new band to check out in January? One of our newest interns, Abigail Dewire, put together a list of bands she thinks you should check out. Take a listen and come out to a show.
An alt-rock band originally formed in the early 90s, Muse, broke into the American music scene with their rhythmic beats and dark sound. Many compare the band to Radiohead for their offbeat image. They will open with X Ambassadors, a band from New York known in the underground for their debut album, VHS.
Kissing Candice, Sykosis, I, Monarch, Final Ride
Kissing Candice is nothing short of exciting. Originally out of Long Island, their screamo metal sound draws an audience of fellow modern metal listeners to their performances. With Joey Simpson on lead vocals, they are known to put on lively shows that are both fun for the band and audience.
The 26 year old hip hop artist, G-Eazy, hasn’t left the limelight since his debut album, These Things Happen, in 2014. Since his debut, he has opened for artists like Lil Wayne and Snoop Dogg. His songs incorporate a wide variety of featured artists, including Bebe Rexha and Rema.
Toledo Jam Fest: Glostik Willy with Peanutbutter Williams & Friends
Referred to by many as “hippy metal,” Glostik Willy captures the modern day rock and alternative rock crowds. They have performed at 35 music festivals and played over 500 shows.
Toledo Local Rock Showcase: Cross My Heart, Good Personalities, Secondhand Love Cuffs, Nuaudio, Conway, Flat Earth Agenda
Originally from Toledo, Cross My Heart captures the sound of the early 2000s. The emo-punk band has been working on their craft for the last seven years under different band names including, Waiting on Wednesday, and Blacklit Summer. They spent 2015 creating their debut album which is set to be released on April 2 at Realm. Stay tuned for more info on this exciting local release.
Another Lost Year is an alternative metal/hard rock band originally from North Carolina. In the past year they have taken monumental steps in their career. ALY has shared the stage with many different including acclaimed rock bands, Hinder and Skidrow. Their fans praise them for both their lyrics and their live shows.
Constricted is a screamo, heavy metal band from Toledo. They are known for their articulate playing and their frontman, Ryan Mullins. Throughout live shows, Mullins likes to interact and jump around with the audience.
Realm Goes Punk: Glascity, Don’t Get Bored, Drop Dead Silhouette, Tear Off, Clean Up, For Nothing, Split Second, Broken Down, Beaten Under
Realm will be hosting a series of local punk bands sure to bring a lively energy and crowd in with an exciting atmosphere.