LOCAL SHOWCASE THURSDAY WITH MODELING, HANDSHAKE SAINTS, THE MISDEMEANORS, DREW ROGERS
Modeling is a three-piece experimental electronic group creating introspective music inspired by film scores, visual arts, and personal experiences. Comprised of brothers Connor,
Modeling is a three-piece experimental electronic group creating introspective music inspired by film scores, visual arts, and personal experiences. Comprised of brothers Connor, Ryan, and Cuinn Brogan, the band places most of their sonic emphasis on intense analog synth sounds and detail-oriented electronic textures. Many of their songs center around themes of longing, alienation, and feelings of nostalgia with lyrical references to dreams and memories of a time before.
The Handshake Saints are a hard-working Americana rock-n-roll band with a unique sound that straddles roots rock, R&B, punk, and soul. On any given night, the Saints deliver a passionate, soulful, and ferociously rocking live performance that leaves audiences clamoring for more.
The Misdemeanors is a young, all-women indie rock band from Fayetteville, Arkansas. Lead singer Jessi Morrison, guitarist Milcah Hulen-Posnak, keyboardist Breanna McArdle, and bassist Erin Funkhouser, have been together since September of 2021. The Misdemeanors’ sound is an arrangement of indie, pop, rock and roll, and sometimes a little punk. All of the members had attempted to join and start bands many times, but no one in high school was serious enough. Jessi approached longtime friends Erin and Milcah in the fall of 2021. Soon after they recruited Breanna. In mere weeks they began performing live all around Fayetteville. Multiple other musicians have joined the group over time, including the current drummer Addison McArdle. Now, The Misdemeanors are much more than just a college band. The Misdemeanors is a female-fronted community of hundreds of supporters and creatives.
Raised in the Ozarks in the late 90’s and early 2000’s, Rogers always sought to be surrounded by music, and became obsessed with playing guitar around the age of 11. He first started performing at school functions and talent shows shortly thereafter, and has since played all across the United States and Europe. After pursuing academic guitar studies from 2013-2019 and earning a master’s degree in guitar performance, Rogers has spent the last few years writing, recording, and defining his own sound. He is steadfast in his pursuit of leaving a lasting mark as a rock guitarist and singer-songwriter. The 28-year-old’s debut single “Bad Motivator” released on March 3rd of this year, followed by the release of his 5-song EP ‘In-Between Radio’ on April 7th. He is currently at work on a full-length album, which comes out October 2023.