Fri, Mar 10|
Coral Moons / of persephone / Rae & the Ragdolls @ Smith's Olde Bar
Time & Location
Mar 10, 2023, 7:00 PM EST
Atlanta, 1578 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30324, USA
About the event
Coral Moons brings their signature blend of retro-rock and surf-pop to the indie stage, drawing influences from Maggie Rogers, Lake Street Dive, and the Alabama Shakes.
In August of 2021 the band released their highly anticipated debut album Fieldcrest: a full-length LP produced by Sam Kassirer of Great North Sound Society, best known for his work with Lake Street Dive and Josh Ritter. The release led them to stages around New England and beyond, playing Levitate Music Festival, Boston Calling and opening for numerous nationally touring acts including Ripe, David Shaw (of The Revivalists), AHI, and Motel Radio. The band currently resides in Rochester, NY and will be recording their next full length this February (2023) with Andy D Park, known for his work with Deep Sea Diver, Pedro the Lion and Death Cab for Cutie.
Atlanta-based artist Sarah Rae has seen proof of this statement first hand. Beginning as a solo project, the singer/songwriter had a dream of creating her own unique genre: siren rock. Mixing her love of synthesizers, pop/punk, shoegaze, and operatic vocals Sarah began writing songs on her. She started young at the age of 12, and pursued music all the way through college until she took a 10 year hiatus pursuing other ventures. In 2020, she changed the game and began focusing on compositions and sounds that embodied her goal of what siren rock would look and sound like. Although it was rewarding to make progress independently, her dream was to be in a band with fellow creatives who shared the same passion for music. Meeting through mutual friends in the Atlanta music scene, the lineup fell into place in 2021. Thus, of persephone was born.
of persephone includes Sarah Rae (vocals/keys), Steven Victor (guitar), Nicholas Mays (drummer), and Chris Tinsley (bassist). While they have only been together for a year, the members consider themselves a real family. While they still perform Sarah Rae's singles she released on her own which gained local and international attention, they released their first record, Bridge to Neverland, in early 2022. The 8-track release showcases Sarah's "siren rock" genre with a fuller, brighter sound. Sparkling guitar leads paired with Rae's theatrical vocals bring the listener into the ethereal world of the frontwoman's mind. There is a nostalgia and childhood innocence about the band's sound that makes it feel fresh. This emphasis on fairytales and classic stories will continue through their upcoming releases, including their next single "Rainbow Road".
Landing premieres in Spill Magazine and The Big Takeover, of persephone is well on its way to international recognition. At the same time, the band is making its hometown of Atlanta proud, headling successful shows at venues like Center Stage, The EARL, Star Bar, Smith's Olde Bar and more. With festivals and their first tour in the works, the band proves that everything happens for a reason. Follow Sarah Rae and the rest of the band as they move forward on their journey to finding their own musical Neverland.
Rae and the Ragdolls are an eclectic band of rock and rollers who make magic in the studio and on the stage. Writing and performing a blend of styles from folky psychedelia to room rattling rock, Rae and the Ragdolls have something for everyone to boogie down to. Hailing from the metro-Atlanta area, they have been on lineups with greats like Nick Perri and the Underground Thieves, The Velveteers, Starcrawler, Larkin Poe, Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown, Drive-By Truckers, and Mavis Staples. The band consists of wild front woman Rae G. Biv, William Bennett Jr. and Spencer Lingle splitting 6 string duties, Olivia Towe thumpin' the bass, and Devon Hirsch beating the drums.