Despite their name, Happy Abandon isn't straying from their roots.
The up-and-coming indie rock band will be performing at Local 506 tonight. The four-person band, which is comprised of UNC graduates Peter Vance (lead vocals, guitar, lyrics), Jake Waits (percussion), Alex Thompson (keyboards) and Justin Ellis (bass), will perform tracks from their newly released EP, Heavy Lines, as well as some new songs and older covers.
For tonight's opening performances Happy Abandon has pulled talent from the local area by having the groups XOXOK and Sister David perform, whose members are all UNC students. Happy Abandon will also be performing with two guests, fellow UNC graduates Nick Johnson, who plays violin, and Emily Pate, who plays flute and sings backup vocals.
See the show
9 p.m., tonight
“I think it’s a very strong lineup and a really great show and venue, so I think there will be a lot of energy,” Pate said.
Although the road to Happy Abandon’s formation has had its twist and turns, the band has already experienced successes within their first year.