May 25, 2019
This Saturday, The No Thanks, with special guest, Drakewood, take over Lola's Coffee + Bar Downtown, for a set, from 6-9pm!
1/2 priced wines by the glass, $1 off local craft cans!
The No Thanks Is a Cincinnati band playing original rock-alternative music. The band is formed by Matt Carlin with co-workers of his; Chad Gagnon (Fun Machine, Romper) on Bass, Matt Archibald (Mutt Fuzz) on lead Guitar, and Brandon Lalli (Fun Machine) on the drum kit.
Matt’s songwriting and melodic vocals match a purposeful, even soulful, resonance throughout the songs. He addresses issues of everyday life in the current world of the social climate and culture that target the human spirit in ways that are seemingly sardonic at times, then hopefully generative at others. This tension is embodied in expressive lyrics via combinations of his dulcet falsetto that can then quickly smear into a baritones roar. All this is carried and reflected in the talented bands blend of tastefully bright harmonics, at times morosely haunting, then finally energetic falsetto that can then quickly smear into a baritones roar. All this is carried and reflected in the talented bands blend of tastefully bright harmonics, at times morosely haunting, then finally energetic dissonance that propel the sounds and listeners forward.
Drakewood is a Cincinnati-based Rock band made up of seasoned musicians including drummer Andris Devine (Red Hot Rebellion), bassist John Ecker (LZRPNY), lead guitarist Michael Dukes (ThePeace, Tajlyn), and Vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Doug Kreitzer (Rookie, ThePeace). Their music is energetic, ranging from rock n' roll to pop-punk with mellow interludes and head-bobbing breakdowns throughout. Doug's lyrics are created from a sense of purpose, self-reflection and honesty while at the same time trying not to take everything too seriously. While their songs can be intense with epic, grande finales, the guys are fun-loving, down to earth and surprisingly great dancers. Well, ironic dancers, at least. With powerful, yet melodic bass lines, dual guitars (Les Paul and Gibson SG) sharing solos, filling and creating space, the drums drive the music home. Look for their first album to be released this summer.