On the Take plays Black Cat
It's upbeat. It's "pop punk." And it's hitting Black Cat.
It's Asheville-based On the Take, part of the Givers Pre-Show Party at Black Cat Burrito (127 S. Depot St.) on Thursday, Sept. 16.
"The name is a line from a Guided by Voices song," keys man Chad Pry said. "It just always resonated with me as a funny name for a band."
Funny or otherwise, On the Take is coming to Boone, a stop on its five-city mini-tour. For a band that sticks primarily to the Asheville area, On the Take is excited to be back at the Black Cat.
They're all about the small town vibe.
"In Asheville ... and Boone, too ... you don't necessarily get all the same touring acts that say, Chapel Hill or Atlanta or Knoxville get," he said.
And that's forced him to open his mind, exposing him to some great sounds he might not have heard if he'd stuck to the mainstream.
And the Take's "upbeat pop kind of rock" is unique in Asheville. "We stick out like a sore thumb here in town," he laughed.
It's that uniqueness that's going to grab the High Country crowd, he hopes.
And it's a free show: Another reason to come rock out.
On the Take ( http://www.myspace.com/onthetakeband), made up of Pry, Evan Hill, Josh Carpenter and Gordon Wallace, plays with No Eyes ( http://www.myspace.com/noeyesband) to promote a show going on just down the street at the Boone Saloon (489 W. King St.).
That show, the main event, will be headlined by The Givers ( http://www.myspace.com/giversmusic). No Eyes will also play at the Saloon after their Black Cat stint. Expect a $5 cover charge at the Saloon.