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Local Noise artist preview


WGUR’s Local Noise concert is back for a third annual show with both new and returning artists.

The concert will take place in downtown Milledgeville at Metropolis Cafe on Nov. 9 at 7 p.m.

Senior Katelynn Brock, a public health major, is one of the artists who will be performing at Local Noise. She is a lyricist, singer and guitarist and says she uses her music as an escape from the stresses of everyday life.

Brock started playing guitar when she was sixteen and began writing songs just last year. She initially began singing because she wanted to prove critics wrong.

Brock gets her inspiration from a number of successful musicians including Father John Misty and Stevie Nicks. She describes her music as indie, coffee-shop music with honest lyrics.

“My goal as a musician is to talk about things that people don’t really like to touch on,” Brock said. “It’s a good form of expression for me. Music gives meaning to everything.”

Ron Harris will also be playing his music at Local Noise. Harris and Brock are both returning Local Noise performers and have played at several venues around Milledgeville.

“I started when I was 16,” Harris said. “I’m 23 now. “I just wanted to write songs and make music.”

Harris said his music falls into the acoustic, singer-songwriter category and is influenced by artists like Jack Johnson and Dave Matthews. His album titled “Formative Years” debuted earlier this year and is available on Spotify and iTunes.

Hindsight, an alternative rock band that started with a group of friends in early 2016, will be making an appearance at the concert as well.

The band name comes from the lyrics of a Neck Deep song: “There’s more to life than chasing ghosts, but then hindsight is 20/20.”

Hindsight is composed of five members who each have their own important job when it comes to making music.

“We all went to highschool together, and we’ve all been playing music for 10 years, so it just comes down to meeting the right people,” said Hindsight’s bass player Brent Mckinney. “When we all got together, we had similar influences, and everything just clicked really well.”

Hindsight gets its inspiration from other bands like Manchester Orchestra. The members describe themselves as an honest but energetic group, saying they hope to always be personable and engage their crowds.

The band has played shows throughout Georgia and hopes to one day tour all over the world.

“There is no limit,” said Mckinney. “Our goal is to just write, play music, tour and let as many people as we can hear our music.”

Valium Housewife, Jackson Welch and Stephen Williams will also be performing at Local Noise. Merchandise and a recorded mixtape will be available to purchase at the concert.

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