ozello is a five-piece queercore band of punks from atlanta. with songs inspired by love, family, death, sexuality and aquatic animals, the group draws fans from all backgrounds and musical interests. their use of trumpet and violin bring a folky twist that is both unique and eclectic.
all the way from the swamps of south georgia, frontman jeofry wages writes songs straight from his soul and brings a stage presence full of fish jokes, crop tops and hair flips. they like to jump around and yell about their feelings with the hope that they’ll make someone feel something too. not only is ozello fun to watch on stage, but also the kind of people that’ll share their stories with you while drinking malibu for hours. currently you can find ozello’s recorded demos on soundcloud and bandcamp along with live show videos on youtube. the band hopes to have an album ready for release in early 2019.
Calm. is an Atlanta-based indie post-punk band that formed in May of 2018 by vocalist Travis Gouré and guitarist Victor Piacente. The parity of their personal lives sparked musical inspiration, leading to the creation of their first two songs, “By Comparison” and “Blacklisted.” Soon after, Harrison Patten and Robby Bolmon joined on bass and drums. Blending the dark melodic elements of indie bands like Manchester Orchestra, with the driving heaviness of The Story So Far and Microwave, Calm. unravels the juxtaposition of serenity and chaos.
Their music is both narrative and confessional, aiming to give space for their fears and insecurities, while recognizing the redemptive qualities of their individual paths. Calm. has played at venues like The Masquerade and Smith’s Olde Bar in Atlanta and have been featured on popular California podcast Going Deep with Chad and JT. They currently have three singles available for streaming and are working on their debut EP at Gabriel Studios. They will continue trying to grow into more sincere individuals, allowing their music to represent who they are: people who should have died but didn’t.
CannonandtheBoxes is the musical project of 19 year old singer-songwriter Cannon Rogers. Inspired by modern alt-country acts as well as the diy folk and indie rock scenes of colleges across the country, Rogers and longtime friends Ian Kinney and Matt Megginson create a space where topics such as growing up in a digital society, mental health, and the political climate of the South are all discussed in a way that is “confident and mature” (The Local, nooga.com). Garnering the attention of cassette labels in London and publications across the Southeast, Cannon and friends have released EP’s recorded on cassette 4-tracks as well as studio offerings with arrangements ranging from acoustic guitar and hand percussion to reverb-drenched banjos, electric guitars and trumpets, and over the last few years these studio arrangements have translated to live shows in dorms with a single voice and harmonica as well as raucous affairs at venues as a six piece band playing as loud as possible.