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Audible Point celebrates release of third album
, Courier Staff Writer
Thursday, November 01, 2012 11:00 AM
If you go...
What: Audible Point CD Release Party
When: Friday beginning at 9:30 p.m.
Where: Electric Lady, 202 E. Main St.
Admission: $5 cover
A local band plans to celebrate its third full-length album with a CD release party and concert Friday at the Electric Lady.
Audible Point plans to release its newest album during the band's annual Halloween concert and show in Madison, lead singer Aaron Grubbs said.
The self-titled album features nine songs that were recorded in Nashville, Tenn., after many hours of preparation and several trips to the recording studio in 2011.
"We've kind of found our sound," Grubbs said of the band's new album.
The band has undergone a few changes since it formed in 2001 - including the transition of band members and a change in music over the years - and the new album highlights the band's new sounds.
Audible Point's third full-length album features a mixture of hard rock and alternative pieces with Aaron "Grubby" Grubbs on vocals, Wayne Rowlett on bass and vocals, David Bibbs on guitar and vocals, and Billy Roll on drums. Chuck Turner serves as the band's stage and tour manager.
The group formed after friends decided to get together, play music, perform and have a good time. Audible Point's first performance was a benefit for a friend, and the group's schedule grew from there. After a few years of playing cover songs in the local area, the group decided to try songwriting.
"We wanted to write our own music," Grubbs said.
Audible Point self-produced its first album with three songs in 2004, just to hand out to fans. The band recorded its first full-length album in 2007, titled "No Regret."
"We had real good success with it," Grubbs said.
The group changed their sound on the second full-length album, "Rebirth from Exile," but decided that the change wasn't exactly the direction the band wanted to go. This new release allows the band to find a balance somewhere between the first and second albums, he said. The album was produced by Chop Shop Productions, Taylor Pollert and SONY Nashville.
The band decided to use the annual Halloween concert and show to introduce fans to its newest album after playing the Electric Lady Halloween Party for several years.
"Halloween has been one of our yearly (gigs)," Grubbs said.
The show at the Electric Lady begins at 9:30 p.m. with Matthew Barringer opening before Audible Point takes the stage at 11 p.m. featuring new songs, as well as old favorites from other albums. The band plans to play the new album in its entirety during the show, Grubbs said.
Audible Point CDs will be available after the CD release in Madison at Aaron's Sales and Lease, Bev's Hair Chateau, MadTown Ink and through Audible Point's Facebook page for $10 each. Along with the album release, the band also released a full-length music video of the song, "Savior," from their new album. The music video may be found on Audible Point's Facebook page and YouTube channel.
While the band began with local performances early in their career, Audible Point now plays regionally - from Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Louisville and many locations in between - with about 75 to 100 shows each year.
The band has opened for national acts, as well as headlined local venues throughout the area, and have had its hits played on radio stations throughout the country.
"We've gotten awards in the mail that we didn't even know we won," Grubbs said. "We've had a really, really good time."
Yet even though the band performs throughout the tri-state area, Grubbs said the band likes to celebrate successes with the local fans.
"Madison has been really good to us," Grubbs said. "Our success has been because of the fans."
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