Frontman for the Zeros Willie Lutz. The band will have their first show in Cincinnati on Saturday

While Sun Parade may be on tour, the three local bands include a slew of Loveland High School graduates.

By: Nick Francis

Three local bands, ​The Zeroes​, ​Watchfrogs​, and ​Watchfrogs​ will join ​Sun Parade​ (Boston, MA) for a Friday night show at historic Clifton music venue, the Mad Frog. While Sun Parade may be on tour, the three local bands include a slew of Loveland High School graduates.

The Watchfrogs

The Watchfrogs have become staples of the Cincinnati music scene since their inception three years ago. Playing regular shows at Quincy’s Pub in Mt. Adams, the trio is known for extended jams and catchy, alternative rock originals, including songs from their 2017 release, ​The Funky Finger EP​.

Drew Lowry, also known for his leading role in Nashville band, Saint Bernard, will be joined by his brother Dean and DK Dews (of See You in the Funnies & Pocket).

Image may contain: one or more people and nightBased out of Athens, OH, Pocket will make the voyage East to join the ticket on Friday night, playing a range of songs with plenty from their 2017 album, ​The Things You Think At Night​. The band is fronted by songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist Ryan Mangan, flanked by bassist Amanda Eldridge, in addition to Drew Lowry on guitar and Dews on drums.

For the Zeroes, it will be frontman (and former Loveland Magazine writing intern) Willie Lutz’s first show in Cincinnati with the new group, made up of drummer Jon Largent, bassist Anson Bryant, and guitarist Daniel Arnaut. All four students are Ohio State students, meeting through mutual friends at another performance.

Currently, the Zeroes are preparing music for an EP, which is due out this summer with Lowry (of the Watchfrogs) handling the production duty. There’s also rumor that Largent will eat ten Hot Pockets on stage if more than 50 people arrive by the time the Zeroes start, but you’ll just have to be there to see if it happens.

Meanwhile, for Sun Parade, this is just the first stop of a twelve-date tour around the Eastern United States. The self-described “power-pop” group will stop at the Mad Frog before heading to Chicago, IL on Saturday to play Ribfest. They’ll be playing tunes from their 2017 album as well, Shuggy Mtn Breakdown​.

DOORS: 8:00 PM
SHOW: 8:30 PM
COST: $5
LOCATION: The Mad Frog, 1 E McMillin Street, Cincinnati, OH 45219

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