The next Go 96.3 Go Show is on Friday, November 15th at the Amsterdam Bar & Hall, featuring The Score. The band’s Run Like A Rebel Tour includes opening acts The Unlikely Candidates and The Orphan The Poet. Doors open at 7:30pm with the show beginning at 8:30pm. Tickets for the strictly enforced 18+ show are just $16 in advance. You can purchase them HERE.
Rock duo The Score channel fearless rock ferocity with fuzzy guitar riffs and adrenaline pumping beats, dressed in pop hooks and motivational declarations. The LA-based NYC transplants have become a mainstay on the Billboard Rock Songs and iTunes Alternative charts, rubbing shoulders with bands like Fall Out Boy and Imagine Dragons. In October of 2017, the duo released their self-written, self-produced and self-mixed debut album ATLAS on Republic Records, debuting at #7 on the iTunes U.S. Alternative Albums chart. Its leading single “Legend” became the ubiquitous sports anthem of 2017 and the theme song of the NBA playoffs.
That energy transformed the New York-born and Los Angeles-based duo into a genre-defying phenomenon, incinerating the lines between rock, pop, indie, and electronic. Powered by anthems such as “Legend,” and “Unstoppable,” The Score reached hundreds of millions of cumulative streams within four years’ time over the course of three EPs — Unstoppable and Myths & Legends and Pressure — and a 2017 full-length debut, ATLAS.
As they ignited venues across North America, Europe, UK and China, their music also began to become omnipresent in movies and television, with songs placed in Power Rangers, Sing Street, Pitch Perfect 3 in addition to campaigns for Jeep, NBA, the Daytona 500 and most recently the NFL playoffs including the Super Bowl. Inspired by rap adjacent artists Post Malone and K. Flay, they began writing in Los Angeles and collaborating with a bevy of high-profile artists, writers and producers including, JT Daly [K. Flay], Heavy [Dirty Heads, Saint Motel, Sleeping with Sirens], and Dave Bassett [Elle King, Vance Joy].
The Score’s new EP Stay, out now, is harder and darker than Pressure. Pressure highlighted how to improve yourself and face that inner conflict and the pressures that life throws at you; while Stay is about staying true to who you are as people from the outside world and from within. Stay explores the darker side of the human pursuit. The Stay EP features songs such as “Rush”, “In My Bones”, “Run Like A Rebel” and their new single, “Stay.
The Score is set to go out for their third US headline tour in 2020.
THE UNLIKELY CANDIDATES
Alt-pop band The Unlikely Candidates recently released their newest track “Strange Love” from the band’s forthcoming album, due out fall 2019 via RED MUSIC. In 2018, the five-piece released their singles for “Bells”, “Oh My Dear Lord”, and “Best I Ever Had”. The releases received praise from outlets like The New York Times, Esquire Magazine, Nylon, Alternative Press, Baeble, and many more. The tracks have also been features on shows like ABC’s American Idol, FOX’s The Four, NFL’s Super Bowl 2018 playoffs, ESPN’s 2018 Indy 500 programming, Fox Sports and more. “Oh My Dear Lord” has racked up over 6.6 million streams on Spotify. Due to the track’s success, FOX Sports and the MLB both named The Unlikely Candidates as “Artist of the Month”.
Flaunting outsider panache and theatrical hooks as oversized as their home state of Texas, The Unlikely Candidates formed at a high school party before going on to release three EPs and log countless miles on the road alongside everyone from Sublime With Rome, The Offspring, the Dirty Heads and Fall Out Boy. Most recently, 2017’s Bed of Liars spawned “Your Love Could Start A War,” which clocked over 8.2 million Spotify streams and charted in the top 40 at Alternative Radio. Along the way, the band has earned acclaim from the likes of The New York Times, AXS, Esquire and more. The quintet kicked off 2018 by releasing a Deluxe Edition of their Danger To Myself EP, which features the single “Oh My Dear Lord.” More recently, The Unlikely Candidates wrapped up a co-headlining U.S. tour with Brick + Mortar before releasing their new song, “Best I Ever Had.”
The Unlikely Candidates is Kyle Morris (vocals), Brent Carney (lead guitar), Cole Male (guitar), Jared Hornbeek (bass) and Kevin Goddard (drums).
THE ORPHAN THE POET
The Orphan The Poet are an alt-rock trio from Columbus, Ohio. Check out their video for “Still Buzzin'” in which their lead singer, David Eselgroth, is covered with over 10,000 honeybees while singing the song. The other two members of the band are bassist Jake Floyd and drummer Sam Gordon. The band’s latest single, “Queen Cobra”, is out now.