Arson Daily to Return to Legends on Jan. 22 to Headline Second Show at Venue

Published Friday, January 15, 2016 at 1:35 pm
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By: Bailey Faulkner

Looking for some “funky Saturday night soul?” Boone favorite Arson Daily will return to Legends to headline its second show at the venue on Friday, Jan. 22.

Arson Daily is comprised of Zach Dunham (guitar/vocals), Chip Cannon (guitar), Quincy Platt (bass) and Adam McLean (percussion).

The band headlined its first show at Legends in October after winning ASU’s 2015 Battle of the Bands competition. The rowdy rockers are now looking forward to taking their contagious energy to the stage once again.

The blues-funk enthusiasts formed Arson Daily in 2014 after jamming in a friend’s basement. The band started out playing house shows, and, after winning Battle of the Bands, began to spread its dance-inducing, energetic sound full of funky bass and rhythm grooves and hard-hitting guitar riffing.

Since then, Arson Daily has become a staple of the Boone music scene. The band’s ability to energize its audiences is evident at every live performance, perhaps most apparent when fans danced in the rain at its Jones House performance on King Street on Sept. 4.

In addition to performing live, Arson Daily also frequently appears on 90.5 WASU’s “The Local Lowdown.”

Recently, Arson Daily has worked on its first professionally recorded EP at the Robert F. Gilley Recording Studio on ASU’s campus. Along with producer Westin Gillis, the band recorded some of its earlier songs from the days of the original Arson Daily, choosing to focus on some of the tunes that the members have played since day one. Recorded over the span of five or six sessions, the self-titled EP will soon be available for free on SoundCloud and Bandcamp.

Since the band’s last appearance at Legends, Arson Daily has accumulated a sizeable amount of new material. On Friday, the band expects to play several new originals that the public has yet to hear.

“We hope the crowd will have as much energy as we do,” Cannon said.

The band thrives on its energetic interaction with audiences. Platt attributes this dancey energy to the fact that while on stage, “nothing really matters except for the music.”

The future is looking promising for Arson Daily. Having completed its first EP, the band is setting its sights on recording a full-length album. The band is confident that it has the song count and determination to expand significantly. In addition to the goal of completing a full album, Dunham says the band is “trying to play more shows out of our hometown.”

On Jan. 22, Arson Daily will be joined by 2015 Battle of the Bands runner-up Way Das. Fans can be sure that the indie-rocking opening band will start the night off in true rock fashion.

Arson Daily fans can check out the band’s Facebook and Reverbnation pages to stay informed about future projects and performances.

Friday’s show will begin at 9:30 p.m., with doors opening at 9 p.m. Students can purchase tickets in advance for $4, while tickets will be sold to students and the Boone public at the door for $6. The show will be BYOB with a six-pack limit for those 21 and older.

Don’t forget to break out your best dance shoes for Friday’s show!

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