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Gable Price & Friends

Carver Commodore

Thursday, August 29, 2024
Doors: 6pm | Show: 8pm
$20 advance | $25 day of show | $75 VIP

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Gable Price and Friends is an esteemed alternative rock band that originated in the quaint town of Redding, California, in 2018. Since its inception, the band has embarked on multiple nationwide tours, captivating audiences across the United States with their dynamic performances. Drawing profound inspiration from the illustrious repertoire of alternative rock legends such as The Killers, Kings of Leon, Gang of Youths, and Switchfoot, Gable Price and Friends hold a deep reverence for the transcendent experience of live concerts and the euphoria they evoke.

Lead singer Gable Price embarked on this musical journey with a singular vision: to distill life's most intricate emotions, desires, and dreams into a poignant simplicity that leaves listeners exclaiming, "I never thought of it like that."

With the release of their second full-length album, "The Consequence of Being Alive," in the autumn of 2022, Gable Price and Friends solidified their position as a force to be reckoned with in the alternative rock scene. Following an extensive tour in support of the album throughout 2023, the band has dedicated the early half of 2024 to crafting new music. Their forthcoming EP, "Jungle In the City," eagerly awaits its unveiling, as the band eagerly anticipates reconnecting with fans in familiar cities and exploring uncharted territories on their upcoming 38+ show headline tour. This ambitious endeavor marks their most expansive tour to date, promising an unforgettable experience for both longtime devotees and newcomers alike.

On their new EP, “If Nothing Happens,” Alabama indie-pop-rockers Carver Commodore ask themselves the question all artists must confront at some point in their careers—if we never “make it”, if nothing happens, is this all still worth it?

Formed in 2017, Carver Commodore was a new start for founding members Payton Pruitt and Phillip Blevins after their college band parted ways. They were determined to make music and make it work for them, and since the bandʼs formation, have added three permanent members (Noah Freeman, Clayton Christopher, David Smith Jr.) and released two full length albums with a smattering of EPs and singles in between. These releases all fall at unique places on the spectrum of indie rock, and after taking the maximalist approach, the band decided to dial things back for their new EP.

Pruitt says, “I wanted to write these songs with a much more laid back and stripped down approach. Not in a boring or acoustic way, but in a way that doesnʼt sound like weʼve got 53 tracks in the final recording and canʼt really reproduce the exact sound live.”

The result is a shimmery, wistful, yet still dynamic take on the aesthetic-heavy music of the modern indie pop world, strengthened even more by the substance of Pruittʼs songwriting. David Smith describes the recording of this EP as “therapeutic”—an opportunity to ignore perfectionism and embrace a more simplistic, clean, and light sound.

Five years as a band has taken Carver Commodore on a rollercoaster of incredible highs and difficult lows—not to mention the accompaniment of personal changes as the members have grown older and begun to embrace the idea of building their families. Inevitably, these challenges have brought up questions and doubt about the realism of pursuing music as a career. “If Nothing Happens” is the band giving voice to these doubts, eventually conquering them. “This EP features the most autobiographical lyrics of any of our projects so far. Every song is about me, the band, or our collective feelings over the past couple of years,” explains Pruitt. “Weʼre at the point in our career where weʼre determined to choose quality over quantity.”

In a world dominated by metrics, the quantitative approach can be a difficult one to take. It can be hard to measure and often feel less fruitful that the decision to pursue numbers above anything else. Carver Commodoreʼs decision, however, is what they hope will ultimately set them apart as consistent leaders in indie music. Intentionality is the pursuit. However it manifests—in songwriting, recording, touring—Carver Commodore is on a mission to continue claiming their spot in independent music history. “If Nothing Happens” is a snapshot of a band who is not 100% sure where they are going, but they are going, no matter what.