About A City Alive
You are now in on the secret: Wisconsin-born band, A City Alive is pumping fresh blood into the music scene. (Imagine Snow Patrol and The Smashing Pumpkins' lovechild discovering music theory)
Lead singer/multi-intrumentalist Ben Picker has a knack for writing pop songs with an intimate touch.
The band fills in the details quite well. Their lead single, Firefly, features subtle dance grooves by his brother Jared, with an orchestra of screaming guitars (compliments of Robby G. and Mike Howard).
Brandon completes the set on bass. People nod their head and sing along. One guy danced.
These guys are taking a different route than the country-bred pattern normally heard in these parts. If you like twang in your music when you stomp your boots, you'll hate 'em, end of story.