“...Step into the cage, the spectacle, the few, the proud, the strange...” writes Nathan Corsi, the guitarist, singer, and wordsmith of Not A Planet. Corsi’s carefully crafted and emotionally charged lyrics sync perfectly with the swirling harmonies sung by Liam Sumnicht (drums) and Bill Sturges (bass). The songs unabashedly culminate in a blend of 60’s pop, east coast indie and the blues of the north.
An Akron, Ohio native, Corsi’s musical tastes and influences grew in the same fertile soil that reaped rock and roll innovators like the James Gang, Devo, the Pretenders and the Black Keys. Moving to Kansas City, by way of New York, Corsi met local music-enthusiast poster child and 96.5 the Buzz radio personality, Liam Sumnicht in 2010. With their powers combined, they immediately booked their first tour while Sumnicht simultaneously navigated Corsi throughout the KC music scene.
Extensive touring to the east coast and back in the belly of their (t)rusty van, “Trudy”, Corsi and Sumnicht were accompanied by various and sundry bass players while their bond as bandmates and fellow artists grew stronger. Ripe and ready for a permanent solution, in the winter of 2012, they welcomed a bundle of joy, William “Pretty-Boy” Sturges, with open arms. William’s unmatched joie de vivre made him a natural fit for NAP. A skillful stylist, Sturges’ bass became the glue that bound Not A Planet’s signature sound. Their first release, the NAP Sack EP, was seven tracks gleaned from a scrapped full-length recording. Latecomer, Sturges’ bass tracks were overdubbed, and the songs remixed by Producer Michael Stout of the Beautiful Bodies.
The joy of connection and creating original, honest art compels the trio to bring a dreamscape collaborative to their audience. Once again working alongside Stout, the Not a Planet debut LP concept album explores life, love, grief and the powerful visions of our collective nocturnal dream world.
Pleased as punch to have been in the top five nominated for “best indie rock song in 2012” by the Independent Music Awards for their song, Turn Me On (NAP Sack EP), Not A Planet has shared the stage with amazing bands like ZZ Ward, Seawolf, Free Energy, Maps and Atlases, Bright Light Social Hour, Ha Ha Tonka, The Dirty Heads, Flogging Molly and Antennas Up.
GENRE: Indie Rock
MEMBERS: Nathan Corsi, Guitar/Vocals
Liam Sumnicht, Drums/Harmony Vocals
William Sturges/Bass Guitar/Harmony Vocals
we play music, drink coffee, and play games.
Hailing from Kansas City, Missouri, Six Percent has been infecting fans with their trombone-laden punk rock since reforming in 2010.
Having their music compared to Rise Against and Bad Religion with a brass section, they also add a commanding vocal presence with aggressive hooks and harmonies.
Six Percent has shared the stage with several national touring acts, including Smashing Pumpkins, 311, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Slipknot and Norma Jean.
Six Percent is currently promoting their latest release entitled The Years EP and is already planning a follow-up release in late 2013. The Years EP is available on iTunes and in streaming audio on Bandcamp and Spotify.
(the) medicine theory was formed in 2007 to "write odd, dark, and really quiet songs about bunnies, expressionism and murder." This has held true for the last 6 years, except for the quiet part. Often compared to Big Black or Shellac, this two piece of Jeff Irvine (guitars, samples, noises) and Tyson Schroeder (drums, vocals, samples) create songs and soundscapes pulled from a wide array of influences, such as The Swans, The Tiger Lillies, Pailhead, Sixteen Horsepower, and children's lullaby's. This scope of "what do you want to do today?" has allowed the band to create freely and at random. From the lo-fi/noise/scyzophrenic attack of 2008's "...with dead certainty, even in the midst of chaos" to their most recent release "What The fuck you lookin at?" Which features constructed loops, samples, and a quiet tension of story telling.
(the) medicine theory is currently recording their next release "VERSIFICATOR" and beginning writing sessions for a fourth and equally divergent release.