Artist Write ups
We Love These Bands. We Think You Should Too.
Jive MACHINE & ETHAN BURNS
Music, as with love, only works if you give absolutely everything you got. Anything less leaves the whole world wanting, lacking, missing the magic that could’ve been. We reject the notion that something is good enough, or sufficient, for when your heart is committed, it wants to be full. We embrace this philosophy with every FTF show, and we get jumpin-out-of-our-boots excited to host bands that do the same. Jive Machine and Ethan Burns personify this holistic approach to performance and as an audience we get to witness them digging deeper than they thought possible to give us every last bit of themselves.
Mojo Green & Arthur Watership
November is the month of change. The sun leans away from its summer kiss, the days cede to the night, furrowed brows drape over eyes sizing up the long road ahead, and even the bears give a wave and say wake me up when it’s over. Though we may be largely insulated from the wintery trials of the natural world, we are, as a country and as a species, plodding through the November of our existence. So much is in question, so much in peril as the pendulum sits poised to swing drastically in either direction. It’s a time of daunting darkness, and as a result, of resolute hope. Never has it been more important to stand up for what is right…
Rainbow Girls & the riverside
There are those out there who’d just as soon pass through life as live it. They are the takers, the schemers, the swindlers, the movers and shakers who brandish a new face for each day of the week and attempt to dominate all they regard. There are also, however, those who see magic and beauty at every turn, who recognize all that’s come before them and the chance they have to add their brush stroke to the collective canvas. To improve, to enhance, to inspire. They are the ones who catch your eye and touch your heart and widen your jaw as they whisper yes, this is what life can be…this is what life should be. The Rainbow Girls and The Riverside take not a moment for granted…