Future Chord Fest set for Aug. 12

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Indie-rock band the Junior Astronomers out of Charlotte, N.C., will headline the Future Chord Fest at the Spinning Jenny. Photo by Nick Rohloff for Refresh Records

Last summer, Future Chord, a production and promotion company dedicated to local and regional musicians, hosted Future Chord Fest at The Spinning Jenny in Greer. The 12-band event, one of the first at the Jenny, featured up-and-coming independent groups like Carpoolparty, Alarm Drum, and Art Contest and drew around 300 people to hear everything from math-rock to electronic dance music.

Brother Oliver is one of several local bands playing the Future Chord Fest at The Spinning Jenny. Photo provided by Future Chord

This year’s edition of the festival is set for Aug. 12 at The Spinning Jenny, and Future Chord founder Jeremy Theall has been announcing the full lineup in small doses he calls “Waves.” Wave 1 features The Francis Vertigo, Apricot Blush, Wasted Wine, and the Excons.

Theall has graciously given the Greenville Journal the scoop on Wave 2, and it includes this year’s headliner.

“We’re proud to welcome the Junior Astronomers back for their first Upstate show in over two years,” Theall says.

The Charlotte, N.C.-based band plays a ferociously loud, feverishly passionate brand of guitar-heavy indie-rock, and they’ve toured with Modest Mouse and All Get Out, among others. Their recently released album, “Body Language,” is a conceptual piece about the band’s complicated relationship with their hometown.

The other bands in Wave 2 are all local: the psychedelic-folk trio Brother Oliver, the guitar-and-drums duo Estuarie, and the more atmospheric, experimental alt-rockers The Apartment Club. All three acts have albums coming out in time for the August festival.

Tickets for this year’s Future Chord Fest will be $15 at the door, but advance buyers can get a special “early bird” rate until Monday, June 17, by clicking here.

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