Free music continues at Fountain Square's Fall Music Series every Friday and Saturday night in September!
The Greeting Committee’s full-length debut This Is It is a coming-of-age story in album form, a reflection on growing up but defiantly holding onto a certain innocence. All between the ages of 19 and 21, the Kansas City-based band delivers an undeniably original selection of songs that feel as intimate as a basement recording but unfold in intricate textures and melodic sophistication. And with her delicate yet powerful vocals, Sartino instills This Is It with an openheartedness that transcends age and time, bringing both dreamy sensitivity and wide-eyed wisdom to every track.
Formed in summer 2014, The Greeting Committee self-released their debut EP It’s Not All That Bad in fall 2015 and sent it to local radio station 96.5 The Buzz. The EP quickly caught the ear of programmer/on-air personality Lazlo Geiger, who played lead single “Hands Down” on The Buzz and helped the track to amass over 10 million streams on Spotify. As record labels came calling, The Greeting Committee ultimately signed with Harvest Records and put out Meeting People Is Easy in March 2017.
Since the breakout success of “Hands Down,” The Greeting Committee have spent much of their time on the road, touring with the likes of Jukebox the Ghost, Saint Motel, Tennis, MisterWives, and Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, in addition to appearing at major festivals like Lollapalooza and SXSW. “While we were still in school, we’d do two-week runs whenever we could,” says Sartino. “Our teachers were fine with it. I think they realized, ‘Okay, these kids have a record deal, I don’t need hound them about solving some math equation.’”
Sylmar is an indie-rock, stoner-jazz,dream-rock, quintet based in Cincinnati. They play in rock bars, college hangouts, basements, theaters and festivals with a fat-grinned enthusiasm. In June, 2017 they released their self-titled, debut LP. They were also nominated for Best New Artist and Best Indie Band at the 2017 Cincinnati Entertainment Awards (CEA).
WHEN: Saturday September 7th 7:00 PM
WHERE: Fountain Square, Downtown Cincinnati
HOW MUCH: FREE