Friday Fun

This Friday is the Second Annual FHC Walk-a-thon. The Walk-a-thon is a fundraiser for the school’s marching band. Each member of marching band must raise at least $30 and all proceeds from concessions sold throughout the night go to marching band as well. Luckily for you, there is no admission fee. That’s right. It’s free. And three rocking bands are playing live. The decision was made to allow local bands to play at the Walk-a-thon to not only entertain the walkers (since they’re band kids, they probably like music) but also as a way of attracting people to the Walk-a-thon as well as promoting the bands. Last year, Clockwork and Gateway Getaway lent their talents for the occasion. This year, Clockwork is returning, also being featured this year is Worth of Tomorrow, and my band, The Ragstripes. Here’s the lowdown on these acts.

Clockwork is an alternative/acoustic-rock band which admittedly is somewhat vague. To be more concise, their influences include Muse, Coldplay, and Brand New. So, if you’re into any of those bands, you don’t want to miss out on seeing Clockwork live. For free. See my previous blog post for more information on Clockwork.

Worth of Tomorrow is an alternative/punk band whose influences range from Rush to Rise Against. They have something cool going on and are definitely worth your tomorrow (well, Friday) evening. They have a seven-song EP coming out later this year that they’re super stoked about, just like you should be.

Last but not least is my own band, The Ragstripes. We’re an indie-punk outfit drawing our influences from acts such as Say Anything, Tigers Jaw, and Manchester Orchestra. We are also going to be releasing a demo in the coming weeks with five songs on it and we’re very eager to show everyone what we’ve been up to since Talentpalooza last year.

Go ‘like’ Clockwork, Worth of Tomorrow, and The Ragstripes on Facebook. Once you’ve done that, come up to school this Friday from 7-9 p.m. and enjoy what we all have to offer. Again, it’s completely free, so don’t play the “I’m broke so I can’t” card; I invented that. Come hang out with us! We’ll be saving you a spot. As always, email me at [email protected] with any questions, comments, and/or concerns you have.