It has been a long time since I’ve had the opportunity to go to a show. When I saw SUNY Oneonta would be hosting Foxing, along with a few other bands, I was very excited. I only knew Foxing and Tancred going into the show, but I am always willing to give smaller groups a chance. The below photo is from SUNY’s Music Industry Club.
The first band to play was Catlike, who were from Oneonta/Long Island. They describe their style as “Bubblegum Fuzz,” and that was a very accurate description. Although I was unable to catch the names of their songs, they do have a Bandcamp with their music. I unfortunately did not get any pictures of Catlike, but some are available on their Facebook.
Discolor is another local group from Oneonta/Long Island. Discolor recently had a small tour with Whittled Down (formerly Common Wealth) with several shows in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and New York. I really enjoyed Discolor’s set; they have a great sound and an engaged stage presence. I downloaded their debut EP “Wake” from their Bandcamp, and I have yet to stop listening to it. Again, I did not manage to get any photos of Discolor, but they have some on their Facebook and Instagram for you to look at.
Commonwealth took the floor next, informing the crowd that they were changing their name to Whittled Down. I was really impressed with their performance; they had amazing energy on stage. I really enjoyed their set, and suggest checking out their Bandcamp if you’re interested in listening to them. Their EP “Bold Print” is really well done. You can also check them out on Facebook and look at their website for tour dates.
I heard of Tancred somewhere through the grapevine, but never listened to them before the show. Tancred is more pop-punk than the other bands, but I enjoyed them just as much. The trio is very talented, and I will definitely be checking out their new album “Out of the Garden” (being released on April 1st). You can check out their website and find them on Facebook for more information on their upcoming album and tour dates.
Having been a fan of Foxing since the release of their album “The Albatross” (2014), I was very excited to finally see them. They played an amazing set, with songs from both “The Albatross” and their latest album “The Dealer” (2015). I’m happy to say Foxing sounds as amazing in person as they do through a pair of headphones. I really liked seeing them in a smaller show setting too, which I suggest you do if you’re able to. You can check out Foxing on Facebook, Instagram, and their website.
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