• All Ages Welcome
• Vinyl is a general admission, standing room venue
• Tickets available online via Ticketalternative.com or without ticket fees in person at the Center Stage Box Office, M-F, 11-6. Online sales end at 4pm on day of show.
John Vaughn (lead vocals/guitar) and Ben Lapps (drums) started writing songs in a basement as a duo before being joined by Matt Alvarado (bass) to form their current lineup, PUBLIC. Using their roots in classic rock and indie-pop, the band released their first EP, Red, in 2012, solidifying a strong fanbase in their hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio. Quickly after, the band found themselves on the road supporting acts such as Walk the Moon, Twenty One Pilots, Young the Giant, as well as participating in major festivals like Forecastle, Bunbury, CMJ, and SXSW, giving them exposure to a variety of crowds and fanbases.
Following the release of their second EP, Let's Make It, and embarking on their first national tour supporting Walk the Moon, the band was invited to work with producer Eric Palmquist (Mars Volta, Bad Suns) in Los Angeles, CA. With their new touring experience, as well as the creative atmosphere of a new environment, the band embraced the influences of alternative and pop sounds to craft their 2015 single, Heartbeating. Released while on a national tour with Oh Honey, the single received nods from reputable blogs like Kings of A&R ("The trio makes their mark with an effortless sense of harmony and entertaining musicality") and Good Music All Day ("Heartbeating presents PUBLIC as a rising rock band with a contagious indie style").
As momentum continues to grow, PUBLIC looks to make a big impact with their upcoming releases in 2016, carrying a message that someone's identity can be found outside the lines of what's expected or acceptable. The music and lyrics are there to communicate honest experiences and express the vulnerable truth that PUBLIC is made up of three humans that desire to use music as a means to connect.
As most can probably tell, IMPOSE deals with an array of artists and immense talent every single day. It can get overwhelming at times as we try to make sense of it all and bring you the best music we can find on the web, focusing specifically on up-and-comers so that we can continue to be a fun place for people to discover new music. Recently, we got a little package in the mail that was incredible sweet, and it displayed the well-roundedness of the artist who sent it. She created a zine to go along with her self-produced EP, and we’re floored by the work she has done.
World, meet Natalie Claro. She’s a 17 year old genre-bending “alt-rock” singer-songwriter with the pipes to prove she’s not going anywhere anytime soon. Her latest 5-track atychiphobia EP is set to release on December 10th via SmallDog Records. But we’ve got some reasons why you need to nab that preorder now.
First track “Baby Bug” gives a powerful introduction to Claro as a person, detailing pain she felt as a younger, bullied woman coming into her own. It’s both full of strength and also delicate, allowing you to see many facets of her personality. We’ll jot it down as this generation’s “Beautiful” (Christina Aguilera). “Mountains” gives us a peak into Claro’s thoughts on government, but it also shines a light on her acoustic abilities. There’s almost a twang to her voice as she belts out the lyrics, fast paced as if she’s pressed for time. “Shower of Roses” takes on a different vibe, slower, smoother. Her vocals come across as emotional and raspy in places, devouring your soul.