In The Valley Below

After Dark Presents

In The Valley Below

Flagship

Fri, July 14, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

Waiting Room

$15.00 - $18.00

This event is 16 and over

16+ Admitted w/ ID. Under 16 must be accompanied by parent/guardian

In The Valley Below
In The Valley Below
Flagship
Flagship
If you like transplendent and moving soundscapes that will take you places you've only imagined in your wildest and most beautiful dreams, then Flagship is the band for you. When this group of talented Southern boys, hailing from Charlotte, North Carolina, gather together to innovate more of their tightly wound, ethereal diacoustics, it's a virtually effortless endeavor. Their sound is visionary and vivid, reflective of the minds and hearts behind the chords and percussion. At the helm is Drake Margolnick, whose lofty melodies and contemplative lyrics are carried to listeners by a band largely characterized by rapturous orchestral sounds. This group has a tendency to make songs with severe emotional depth. Don't miss this boat (haha).

The expansive, electric sound of Flagship was born one humid summer at a music festival in Illinois.

Drake Margolnick was there performing on the heels of an EP he had recorded and some friends of his from the band Campbell were there and he asked them if they would be his backing band. It became clear from the first note that this makeshift group had musical chemistry. The group created a sound much greater than the sum of their parts. Back in their mutual hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina it was decided that this musical collaboration should continue.

Frontman Drake Margolnick was born in England, on an Air Force base, the son of a military couple. A few years later, his mother settled in the southern city of Charlotte where Margolnick focused his energies on skateboarding and dirt-bike riding, dreaming of pursuing the sports professionally. Through his teen years, however, music began to completely capture his imagination. After high school graduation, Margolnick moved to Australia to follow his muse. Disillusioned with the scene there, Margolnick returned to Charlotte where he quickly integrated into the burgeoning community of musicians, artists and filmmakers.

It was the same soil that drummer Michael Finster was growing in. It was here playing in multiple bands in multiple venues—clubs, theaters and coffee houses—that they honed their musical style, a sound that transcends the traditional south but seems right at home in the southern heat.

After forming Flagship, Margolnick and Finster immediately began to work on a tight collection of songs—self-producing and engineering the Blackbush EP. Here, they began to formulate an atmospheric mixture of pop-minded melodies and passionate, aggressive performance. It was the strength of these songs that attracted the attention of Bright Antenna Records, a label that wanted to see them grow beyond their regional fanbase while maintaining their distinct musical personality.
Venue Information:
Waiting Room
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