Planning a concert is a delicate art that requires deep understanding of the audience, a fact demonstrated by Tiny Tim's disastrous tour with Black Sabbath. Catch a coherent evening of entertainment with this GrouponLive deal to see the Gotham Rocks Tour, featuring Eye Empire, Charetta, and Ghosts of Eden, at Maximum Capacity in Chicopee. For $8, you get one general-admission ticket for Friday, June 1, at 7:15 p.m. (up to a $15 value, including all fees).
The bloggers and promoters of Gotham Rocks care as much about building community as they do about throwing hard-rocking shows. Scouting talent from the five boroughs and beyond, the agency has assembled a quintet of like-minded acts designed to bring a burgeoning scene together for the Gotham Rocks tour. Nü-metal supergroup Eye Empire, featuring Corey Lowery of Dark New Day (brother of Sevendust's Clint Lowery) and B.C. Kochmit of Switched, unload an elephantine cargo of crunch and charisma. On stage, heads bang and sweat flies as Donald Carpenter's soulful vocals overlay charging guitar bursts and an occasional winningly goofy stage move. The band recently launched debut album Moment of Impact, winning attention and positive press through a self-distribution strategy.
The two-fisted tonsils of Angelina DelCarmen endow Charetta's rock angst with brassy vocal lines that could easily lead any pop-radio hit or all the town's children into the nearest Hot Topic. Ghosts of Eden keeps the '90s alive with grungy nods to the Smashing Pumpkins and Pearl Jam. At the top of the evening, local groove-metal artisans Nosho continue the melodic approach to dark tones, and Connecticut’s Sever the Drama corners the market on all-out aggression with its sludgy sonic catharsis.