Peggy E. Mullin

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Rainbow Kitten Surprise, the fan-favorite Boone-based band boasting eclectic indie sound and painfully honest lyrics, rocked the Ritz on Friday night to celebrate the release of their latest album, "How to: Friend, Love, Freefall."

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Rainbow Kitten Surprise, the fan-favorite Boone-based band boasting eclectic indie sound and painfully honest lyrics, rocked the Ritz on Friday night to celebrate the release of their latest album, "How to: Friend, Love, Freefall."


Originally starting as a side project for students from Boone, Rainbow Kitten Surprise has broken onto the mainstream scene, accumulating millions of plays on music-streaming sites like Spotify and selling out shows at countless venues.

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Originally starting as a side project for students from Boone, Rainbow Kitten Surprise has broken onto the mainstream scene, accumulating millions of plays on music-streaming sites like Spotify and selling out shows at countless venues.


Lead singer Sam Melo jumps around the stage with endless energy and ample agility, while Darrick "Bozzy" Keller slams on electric guitar. The two originally started the band as a duo while studying as students at Appalachian State University.

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Lead singer Sam Melo jumps around the stage with endless energy and ample agility, while Darrick "Bozzy" Keller slams on electric guitar. The two originally started the band as a duo while studying as students at Appalachian State University.


Taylor Meier of Caamp strums out chords on his acoustic guitar, the sound that drives each song of this Ohio-based band's repertoire.

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Taylor Meier of Caamp strums out chords on his acoustic guitar, the sound that drives each song of this Ohio-based band's repertoire.