By Brian P. Rubin
|Guest Host Cher Dial, hugging the Thug.|
During last night’s appearance on KFAI’s "Live From Studio 5!", local indie rock band MetaForte swung by to play a great set and chat with guest host Cher Dial, as well as DJs Doug the Thug and DewGlass. The group played songs like “Come at Me Bro,” “Earworm,” and “Bark Bark Bark,” a tune actually inspired by drummer Aaron’s dog.
While the group labels itself as an indie rock band, that only tells part of the story. MetaForte clearly has lots of alt rock influences, though there are definitely also elements of the three Ps: pop, punk, and prog. Indie though they may be, it’s tough to pin them down into one specific genre. As their set revealed last night, the band’s ability to change and shift from one genre to the next in each song is one of its greatest strengths. The fact that the group is super tight doesn’t hurt either. Each musician is ridiculously talented, but what was most impressive was the band’s ability to hang together with a tightness that most bands take years to achieve. The fact that these guys have done it in only a few months is incredible.
Towards the end of the broadcast, guitarist Nathan Kinney spoke for a bit about his other band, Cantankerous Folk, which labels itself as “Gypsy Americana,” while drummer Aaron Silverstein talked about his other band, the loud rock band Battlefish. Overall, MetaForte managed to kill it pretty hard at Studio 5 last night, despite getting called into play at the last minute. These guys were pros all the way through.
For me—Brian P. Rubin, a new blogger with the show—it was a great introduction to "Live From Studio 5!", and I can’t wait to check out what’s coming next Wednesday. Tune us in!
|Nathan Kinney (L)|
Aaron Silverstein played the drums.