Saturday live music: The Fights/Zac Eitel at the Uptowner

The Fights

The Fights are: (not listed in order) Cole Rabenort, Dave Pride, Nick Stine, Clayton Deering, and Joe Gerard.

Urbana alt-country band The Fights will play Saturday, Jan. 30 at Mac’s Uptowner, 623 Monroe Ave, Charleston. Zac Eitel will open. Show starts at 9 p.m. Cover is $2.zac eitel

From the Fights Bandcamp page, this is how they describe themselves:

Alt-Country or No Depression—whatever you call it, there has always been a refuge for country artists seeking truth within the roots of their own stories. A place comfortably between genres and beyond the lyrical limitations of cowboys, trucks, and red Solo cups.

The Fights call this place home.

The Fights’ sound straddles country and rock music—too much twang for some, not quite enough for others. The quintet boasts three lead singers, multiple songwriters and an expressive pedal steel player, so their range knows few boundaries. If you like your harmonies dulcet and your atmospheres lush you’ve come to the right place.

Their debut full-length, Off Your Horse, proudly carries on the fine tradition of country soul, pursuing and continuing to explore the frontiers of Cosmic American Music.

The Fights

Here’s a sample of The Fights from their 2014 album Off Your Horse, available as a digital album ($7) or CD ($9) via the Bandcamp page.

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