For music fans who enjoy the catchy nature of pop, yet long for songs with additional dimensions that leave them immersed in the sound long after a performance, Local 506 will be hosting a night with three emerging acts in the music scene on Saturday, Feb. 3.
Smoke From All The Friction, Ethan Lipscomb and Nevernauts will be combining their musical forces into a performance with dark pop, rock and indie-folk vibes, engaging audiences who are looking to expand their tastes beyond the superficiality of pop.
Smoke From All The Friction (SFATF), a Raleigh-based duo with a growing Chapel Hill fan base, features East Carolina University School of Music graduates Cam Gillette and Ina Carino. The pair started playing shows in June of 2017 and have since booked shows in Chapel Hill, including those at venues such as The Cave.
SFATF skillfully explores themes of vulnerability at the core of their songs, leaving audiences to unwrap each layer of sound and lyrics to uncover the ideas being sung. SFATF often finds inspiration from atypical subject matter, an example being their recent single “Schiz,” which deals with the struggles of living with schizophrenia.
“One of their focuses is really to try to connect to the audience on a deeper level," said Victoria Shockley, publicist for SFATF. "They want it to be more than just a musical performance, they want to go up on stage and create something deeper, something more thought provoking and help the audience appreciate the music itself and the meaning behind the song, rather than just an entertaining performance.”