Two bands with Maryland ties will join for a free concert at Carroll Community College on Saturday, Oct. 19 starting at 7 p.m.
First to perform is Ebb & Nova, an alternative acoustic blend of indie and folk. They will be followed by RÊVE, a art-rock group complete with cinematic visuals and performance.
This concert is the soft opening for an upcoming series called Carroll Artists Academy.
It’s a partnership between PopRiot Music Group and the college’s music program.
“Our goal is to offer workshops and seminars that educate the community and musicians on how the industry works and how they can realize and manifest their goals. We offer workshops on social media advertising (specifically for musicians); general industry lectures; how to book tours; and we also include technical education like guitar and bass modifications and maintenance,” Athena Hiotis, member of RÊVE and president of PopRiot Music Group, said in an email.
One of the biggest stages they’ve graced recently was the Fells Point Fun Fest, in the same lineup as the Gin Blossoms. Carroll fans may have seen them around town at the Westminster Oyster Stroll or Manchester’s Harvest Happenings.
The band’s focus in the late fall and winter will be going back into the studio readying for the release of their new album. The first single and the music video are expected in the coming weeks, and the full album drop a little after that.
RÊVE is also celebrating a recent release of new music. They released “La Marionnette” in September of this year.
The band is made up of Hiotis on vocals, keys and guitar; Nicholas Kosmas on bass and vocals; and Shareef Taher on drums. Additional musicians join them for more ambitious projects on the stage or in the studio.