Tomorrow night, Levitt AMP Greensboro gears up for its last show featuring one of Asheville, N.C.’s finest bands, The Broadcast. With a sound as big and sweeping as a 70s hard rock band, this rock-and-soul group has a knack for using storytelling in their lyrics and an electric stage presence to reach their fans on an intimate level.
The Broadcast’s powerhouse vocalist Caitlin Krisko had grown up and studied music in New York City before recruiting the band’s first members. Influenced by groups from their parents’ generation including Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones and Jefferson Airplane, Krisko and her bandmates worked on their blues rock sound as a Brooklyn band until they realized the city’s fast pace and high cost of living were not conducive to their creative lifestyles. The band relocated to Asheville for its proximity to the indie rock-friendly college town of Raleigh and country capital Nashville.
According to Krisko, The Broadcast had no touring experience at the time of their move, but playing shows immediately became a priority after leaving New York. Asheville’s music fans embraced the band, which is now a collective of seasoned performers who play extensive national tours of over 150 concerts a year—plus they’ll be rocking several European cities for the first time this fall. Performing is part of the The Broadcast’s strategy to emotionally connect with their fans through live, sensory experiences. In an interview with Asheville publication Mountain Xpress, Krisko said, “Touring on the road has given me a sense of hope that there still are people who want to come together, connect and share in a joined experience.”
We share that sense of hope and see communities coming together at Levitt concerts nationwide! Get a taste for The Broadcast’s high-energy live shows in the video below, and be sure to stop by Levitt AMP Greensboro tomorrow night for their free concert!