Monday, May 14, 2012 at 8:55 a.m.
The stellar threesome has been together since 2007 and has produced two previous EPs, Televisible in '07 and INTRCPTR in '10. They've been on a pseudo-hiatus over the past year working on their '80s-esque flavor and fine tuning their lineup. Members include Micke on vocals and guitar, Izzy on bass, and AJ on drums. The band is positive their current lineup is perfect, saying, "It's final and here it's to stay." The melodies are dark, high-energry and electric.
Locations, the boys tell us, moves the band in a different direction, it "tells a lot about our mature new sound." Influenced by bands like Depeche Mode, Primal Scream, The Strokes, and Tears For Fears, REBEL is a mix of hardcore '80s, experimental, space-age but above all else, the band says, "We're a rock band," and they certainly are.
When we asked the guys what songs they're most excited to play on Saturday, AJ and Micke turn to "All Ignites" from their 2010 EP, and agreed that "Time" from Locations is a blast. Bassist Izzy calls it, "A song that truly sets the tone for the new EP, highlighting the sound the band is headed."
Whichever songs they play on May 19, REBEL will bring it live to one of the most popular hometown venues. Green Room opens its doors to everyone 21+ at 10 p.m., no cover and two for one drinks 'til midnight. Boxwood will also take the stage and there will be a burlesque performance by the lovely Reckless Dames. DJ Sweetswirl will also hit the decks.
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