Since we started playing shows on a regular basis, we at FITF are amazed at the number of top notch bands playing original rock music in the Chicago area–north, south, east, west–and even slightly beyond those borders in Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan–the list goes on. It’s a challenge to find them, for sure. As both a band and as individuals we’re listening to a lot of rock music already, but in most cases, had we not shared the stage with some of these bands we wouldn’t have realized they were out there.
But we know there are people out there hungry for new music, new bands, new places to go to see original music–the types of shows where you can have a great night out doing what you love and not break the bank. And Faith in the Fallen wants to support The Scene and be a part of it. Not exactly sure how to be make that happen, but if we can contribute where we can, it’s a start, and we encourage others to do the same! One of our good friends Rob Salem from The Forge has a great set of articles on his blog which you can find here: Rob’s Rants: Episode I – Your Scene Sucks, And It’s Your Fault. Radio shows like the Forge are highlighting groups and shows that often get overlooked.
So how can we give back? Well for starters…recognizing these bands and telling everyone about them. I don’t think there are enough bands out there promoting not only themselves but other bands as well. It’s unfortunate. Maybe they think it’s all about competition and if they hype up another band then theirs won’t get some attention. Well Faith in the Fallen thinks that’s a load of B.S. The more we come together and connect people with the music that they love–helping promote the bands we play with, the bands we stumble across, the bands that someone else told us about…HELPS…The Scene grow in some small way.
So wanted to take this opportunity to tell you about Paragon. We had the opportunity to play with them at Penny Road Pub back on 11/14/14 (pics) with Another Black Hour and Monk 9…and we haven’t been able to stop talking about them since then and their downloads have found space in our mp3 rotation!
The musicians; Nate Emetti vocals/guitar, Kiel Tredrea guitar, Tragic johnson bass, Frank Suda drums play from their souls at any venue no matter the crowd. Passion and addiction to this craft satiates their need (and ours) to hear a pure genuine new sound.
Like this one that when played live is a great one for crowd interaction!
Paragon – Supposed To Be (listen below!)
If you haven’t had a chance to check out Paragon we suggest you do so. Not only is the music great but their live show is one of the better we have had the chance to play with. The emotion coming from their performance makes you stop and listen, you try to watch everything. From the awesome riffs, to their bass player grooving through the whole set, my god their drummer is intense! And vocals are instantly ready to sing along to (Not to mention Nate isn’t too shabby on a guitar too! ) Visit their site – give them a listen, go see their shows, pick up an album, you won’t be disappointed. Another great band that was around you the whole time, and now you know it.
Paragon Website: http://rockparagon.com/
Paragon Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/musicbyparagon
Stay in touch with us as we share some of our other favorites this year!
And don’t forget to visit Faith in the Fallen at Chicago Heavyfest next Saturday, January 31st @ 8 pm at the Debonair Social Club in Chicago! (Facebook Event Link)