Friday, June 1, 2012

72nd and Central's Suther Marks Tour: Homecoming

Chapman Suther, a Birmingham-raised musician, graduated from Vestavia Hills High School in 2007. Since then, he has not relented in his pursuit of a music career. In his early and mid-teens, Suther played both in a band and as a solo artist in Birmingham, at venues such as Marty's Bar in Southside, the Birmingham Museum of Art, and at the original Moonlight Music Cafe, which is now "Music on the Mountain." In 2007, Suther moved to the Knoxville TN area to attend college. After graduating, and spending 4 years as a solo artist in Knoxville's tough music scene, Suther moved to Greenville SC. After a year as a solo artist in the Greenville music scene, Suther finally connected with like-minded musicians to re-incarnate his band, 72nd and Central. Suther most recently performed in Birmingham in October of 2011 at The Rare Martini as a solo acoustic act. In June, Suther makes his full-band return to the town in which he grew up.

After only 5 months of playing together, 72nd and Central has become the self-dubbed "fastest growing band in Greenville." Suther describes the sound of 72nd and Central as a mix between Nirvana, Modest Mouse, Kings of Leon, and the Foo Fighters. They mark their first tour of the Southeast this June, highlighted by a June 23rd appearance at the Nick. "We really just want to play live," Suther says. "That's why we are doing this tour while we are still a 'baby-band,'" he points out, smiling.

The June 23rd show at the Nick will feature 72nd and Central, as well as Jerry on the Moon, from Rome, Georgia. More bands are TBA. Doors open at 7:30pm , show begins at 9:30pm.