Wed, Feb 28 • 7:00PM
The Atlanta Room
HEARTLESS ROMANTIC / LIKE MIKE / THE KEEPSAKE
$8 IN ADVANCE / $12 DAY OF
Atlanta-based rock band Heartless Romantic came together in 2015 with the release of "Historical Fiction", an eclectic LP that combines post-hardcore influences with catchy hooks and theatrical elements. Their sophomore release, "The Upside of Drowning" is due to be released in 2018.
Pop-Punk band from Marietta, GA.
Though there’s no denying that a great number of aspiring young bands have attempted to recapture the urgency and visceral power of 2000’s emo and post hardcore, few have managed to do it well. The Keepsake is one of those blessed few.
Formed in 2016 by lead singer and primary lyricist Barry Shelton, The Keepsake offers listeners a refined and updated take on the kind of music that, to many, defined a generation. Paying reverent homage to influences such as The Used, Taking Back Sunday, Underoath, Silverstein, and My Chemical Romance, though never failing to remain true to their own unique and definitively modern vision, the quintet – composed of Shelton, guitarists Alex Norrell and Cody Ingram, bassist Chase Cowan, and drummer Bobby Ayers – plays straight from the heart.
If there's one quality that ultimately defines the band, it's passion. The Keepsake possesses that unmistakable, inexplicable, and all-consuming drive which is the mark of any truly great group. They demonstrate an earnest, intense desire to create something meaningful and share it with the world, continually seeking new ways to grow and improve, both as musicians and as human beings. For this reason, they've quickly established themselves as one of the most beloved acts in the Atlanta music scene, boasting a considerable and ever-expanding fanbase.
To date, The Keepsake has independently released four singles, each garnering higher praise and greater notoriety than the last. Their most recent release, entitled “Sink”, premiered exclusively via Georgia Local Spotlight on Wednesday, July 11th, and has been met with widespread acclaim.