Article Published: Sep. 12 | Modified: Sep. 20
When you hear the female-fronted rock act, The Broadcast, you will likely experience a wide range of emotions.
“It’s a sonic experience that will sweep the emotional landscape of your mind,” vocalist Caitlin Krisko said. “You will dance, you will throw your hands in the air and be reminded that we are all alive.”
“We’re a female-fronted rock ’n’ roll with a soulful vintage punch,” guitarist Aaron Austin added.
And they’re coming to Legends at Appalachian State University Thursday, Sept. 19.
The band draws its inspiration from a wide range of influences.
“All of us are from different places around the country, so our musical influences are just as eclectic, but as artists we feel inspired by a group that includes the greats, like Led Zeppelin, Grace Slick, The Rolling Stones and Stevie Wonder,” keyboardist Rich Brownstein said.
The band formed by happenstance between 2008 and 2010.
“Aaron … was the last member of the lineup to join, and since then, we’ve been one big, happy gypsy family on the road,” Krisko said.
The bandmates added that they’re “fully invested in the dream and the adventures that come along” with being in music.
“This is our life and our lifestyle,” Krisko said. “We have experienced so much together as a group, and that’s something only families and other bands on the road can relate to.”
The band said fans are what make performing and making new music truly worthwhile.
“We love our fans and want to contribute authentic music to the live music community,” percussionist Tyler Householder said. “We realize this takes time, and (we) are committed to maintaining a sense of patience alongside persistence.”
The Broadcast opens for Toubab Krewe Thursday, Sept. 19, at Legends. Doors open at 9 p.m.
Tickets cost $10 for students in advance and $12 for the public and at the door. Legends has a BYOB six-pack limit with ID.