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Raleigh band Down By Five revive 90s alt rock sound at The Pour House

Down By Five

By Gus Samarco, Rock At Night Raleigh, North Carolina

Venue: The Pour House Music Hall, Raleigh, North Carolina-September 13, 2019

Down By Five

This past weekend I caught up with a local band from Raleigh, NC, Down By Five, while sharing the stage with Los Stellarians (ft. SA Martinez of 311).

Formed in 2010, Down By Five is a four-piece Rock/Alternative band from Raleigh, North Carolina. Rooted in the 90s alternative movement, the band lets its influences show, while continuously exploring musical avenues that stretch and bend the sound into something wholly unique. From hard rock to reggae, the songs deftly twist and turn through genres of the past and present, while forging something new for the future.

As of 2019, Down By Five has released five collections of songs that cover a range of feeling, emotion, political and social issues. At times introspective, the band also has a voice that urges the listener to stand for something bigger than the individual. Check out the photo gallery from the show below:




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About Gus Samarco (39 Articles)
Raleigh Correspondent Gus was Born and raised in Brasilia, Brazil but have been living in Raleigh, NC since 2000. Headshot Photographer under Peter Hurley, Gus started shooting concerts in mid 2014 and felt in love with it and hasn’t stopped since. Gus is a very active fiction book reader and when he’s not working, taking pictures or sleeping, Gus loves riding his Mountain Bike and can also be found shooting (guns and cameras) USPS and 3Gun matches. His favorite bands are Metallica, Pearl Jam, Whitesnake, Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Pantera, RATM, Beastie Boys and it goes from there. Gus also enjoy listening to EDM, Jazz, Classic and pretty much anything that has good music quality, not to mention his favorite Local Band, Jack the Radio
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