Aficionado

Aficionado

Aficionado -- all ten of 'em.

By Heather Lumb

Tonight kicks off a regional tour for ten-piece local progressive rock band Aficionado at Savannah's. Yes, there really are ten full-time members, including a flautist and a member who plays the lights. If you haven't heard them yet, just wait until they play tonight. Apparently, listening to them without the visual experience is like "going to see Cirque du Soleil with a blindfold on."

Band leader and vocalist Nick Warchol compares his band to the nostalgic wit of Yes and King Crimson, matched with some modern elements of the Arcade Fire and the Polyphonic Spree. Nick wants you all to know, however, that the actual outcome is much like going to the fair and jumping on the Gravitron, lights and all. "We intentionally have a lot happening all at once, so the point is to stand there and let it overwhelm you."

Also playing at tonight's show: Whiskey and the Devl, Vessels, A Voice Like Rhetoric and Speakerfire. It's $5 and things get started at 6 pm.

Aficionado hits the road tomorrow for dates in NYC and Connecticut. They're back in the Capital Region July 31 for a show at Red Square.

photo: Caroline Corrigan / Aficionado

Comments

Holy Cat!!

Interesting. They're selling their music on Amie Street. I'll have to give their songs a listen. (The full 14 song album is selling for $1.30 right now, but that will go up as more people buy it.)

This band rocks my socks. Good luck guys!

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