You know when the bartender tells you it’s only $2 more for a DOUBLE whiskey ginger and you think, well…it is more financially sound to order the double now, rather than come back to the bar for yet another single, (which, let’s be honest, you’re definitely going to have.) You’re saving yourself money and spending more quality time with your friends! Win, win, win, win.
Everything is better in two’s. Alcohol. Bands. So, we’re pairing up two Ten10 Fest bands every week to put you inside these artists’ minds and processes.
Scott: The tour with Pallbearer has been amazing. We’re on the way to Baltimore to play with them and Kayo Dot tonight. We admire and love both bands on an artistic and personal level. The energy has been great at the shows; last night in Boston was exceptional.”
We often aim to squeeze funny situations out of tour and our most transcendent moments usually comes when we’re delirious and exhausted. That’s when the comedy is gold.”
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The States are arena indie-rock. Sounds a little contradictory, right? How can such a narrowed genre of music appeal to the masses? The five guys from Ocala, FL have figured out the formula. Heartfelt words, big band sound. Joshua Jacobs has a distinct voice. His range fills and chills each space it inhabits. From a floor with no stage to larger rooms, The States have every person closing their eyes and shouting lyrics with passionate fervor. But, like, who can chug a beer the fastest, though?
Joshua: “Please don’t fuck up the lyrics again”, but seriously it’s usually quiet and reflective. I want to be sure as soon as the first note or groove starts it’s 100% maximum effort. I usually prepare by finding a corner of the greenroom, saying a prayer, taking a shot, and breathing.”
Richie: I love just about every venue we’ve played in Orlando but it’s not even a second thought to answer either North 64 or The Social. It’s all because of two men. Over the past couple years, of all the people we’ve met and worked with, no one has ever supported, cared for, and nurtured us as much as Mitch Foster (SIGT) and Marshal Rones (Foundation Presents). I can’t put into words how much I genuinely love and care about these dudes and I can’t thank them enough for everything.”
Joshua: When I wrote that lyric, it was about 3 years before we even started The States, I was a bit of a mess and I remember looking at myself in this bar bathroom mirror in Ocala and saying that line to myself. Basically, saying that I’m wearing myself thin and that I can’t sustain on a wild lifestyle. So, I wrote that down and saved it. Three years later, Matthew and myself were in New York visiting family and we wrote the base melody in the upstairs guest room, brought it back to the guys, and “Gloria” was born.”
Catch Bask & The States at Ten10 Fest on October 7 at Ten10 Brewing Company in Orlando, FL!
Ten10 Fest Double Feature by Sarah Schumaker
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- Ten10 Brewing Co.
- Park Ave CDs
- Montgomery Drive Presents
- Will's Pub Orlando
- Brett Barr at Built 4 Speed Tattoo
- House of Blues Orlando
- Lazy Moon Pizza (New Location Open Downtown!)
- AKT Enterprises
- Smartpunk Records
- No Clubs Presents | State Media
- DaddyKool Records
- NorseKorea Presents
- Lizzy McCormack's Irish Pub
- Farm Boy Produce Kombucha!