If you go
› Where: Revelry Room, 41 Station St.
The Lone Bellow featuring Becca Mancari
› When: 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15
› Admission: $22, VIP happy hour package $79
› When: 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16
› Admission: $15 in advance, $18 day of show
Departure: The Journey Tribute Band
› When: 9 pm. Saturday, Feb. 17
› Admission: $12 in advance, $15 day of show
› When: 9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18
› Admission: $15 in advance, $20 day of show
› For more information: 423-521-2929
Four acts over the next four days will bring country, newgrass, rock and hip-hop to Revelry Room's stage.
The genre-spanning weekend begins Thursday night, Feb. 15, with country band The Lone Bellow, followed by roots string band Fruition on Friday, Feb. 16. The '80s music of Journey played by Departure tribute band will have the audience dancing Saturday, Feb. 17, before Chattanooga rapper Tom Pasley performs his first Revelry Room show on Sunday, Feb. 18.
Fans familiar with Portland, Ore.-based Fruition, may know the string band's folk-rooted sound. But for the band's new album, "Watching It All Fall Apart," just out Feb. 2, Fruition teamed up with producer Tucker Martine (My Morning Jacket, The Decemberists) to color their sound with elements of psychedelia and soul.
Revelry Room patrons will be among the first to hear Fruition's new music live on Friday.
Showcasing the band's three singer-songwriters (Jay Cobb Anderson, Kellen Asebroek, Mimi Naja) "Watching It All Fall Apart" finds Fruition more fully embracing rock and bringing a gritty vitality to each track.
"We've been a band almost 10 years now, and we're at the point of being comfortable in our skin and unafraid to be whatever we want as time goes on," Anderson says in a news release.
"The songs are mostly breakup songs," says Asebroek. "There was love and now it's gone. It's about dealing with all that but still having hope in your heart, even if you're feeling a little lost and jaded."
In choosing a closing track for "Watching It All Fall Apart," Fruition landed on "Eraser"—a slow-building epic delivering a quiet message of hope in its final line: "Let it help you heal."
"Because there's so much heartbreak on this album, we wanted to end on Kellen singing that last line very sweetly," Anderson says. "The whole point of having all these sad songs is helping people to let those emotions out—and then hopefully when they get to the end, they feel a little better about everything they've gone through along the way."
For more information: 423-521-2929