The Orange Constant Prepares For Big Night In Atlanta October 20, 2017 10:19
Athens-based The Orange Constant is gearing up for another big night at Smith's Olde Bar in Atlanta on Saturday (10/21). This looks to be the band's final 2017 appearance in Atlanta, so rest assured that they have prepared accordingly. The band's last performance at Smith's was nearly a sellout, so we recommend purchasing your tickets in advance. Fans can also catch TOC at Savannah's Barrelhouse South and Tallahassee's 5th & Thomas next weekend.
The Orange Constant formed in 2012 in Statesboro, Ga. and quickly made a name for itself across the American southeast. Now residing in Athens, Ga., the group continues to grow a loyal fan-base that craves its vintage rock sound. TOC's debut album, Time to Go (June 2015), was recorded with Grammy nominated producer John Keane (REM, Widespread Panic) and garnered national praise from Relix Magazine which cited the work as a "confident and polished debut album...laden with connective riffs and melodious charm."
The band shares bills with nationally and internationally touring acts including Perpetual Groove, TAUK, The Mantras, and Atlas Road Crew and won the 2016 Flagpole Athens Music Award for best "Jam/ Funk" band. Its second LP, Point of Reference (March 2017), was produced by Drew Vandenberg (of Montreal, Kishi Bashi, Futurebirds) and has been described as “eclectic rock n' roll, everything from blissful southern rock and indie jams to urban funk.”
The Orange Constant draws influence from many different styles, and fans are often drawn to their ability to meld progressive composition and improvisation with a pop-like sensibility. The band consists of Andrew Brantley (guitar/vocal), Nickalous Benson (guitar, vocals), Tyler Walker (bass, vocals), Chris Freiberg (keyboard), Sam Groveman (Drums).
Watch The Orange Constant perform Perpetual Groove's "TSMM" here: