Smart bet web extra: Melodime

The members of the Washington D.C.-based, Southern-flavored alt rock band, Melodime, say they have bigger goals than becoming famous.

It may seem like an odd stance in show biz, but lead singer Brad Rhodes explains, “There are so many bands trying to do the same thing. But we want to do something with our lives beyond the music to show people that you don’t have to be famous to make an impact in this world.”

Their latest album, Where the Saints & Sinners Collide, was fully funded by their fan base during their “Make an album, change a life” campaign, and the band is donating 100% of the profits from album sales to a nonprofit foundation they started called Now I Play Along Too, which provides musical instruments and education underprivileged kids. “It’s goes beyond chord progressions and lyrics that draws me to this art. It is the limitless possibilities and mystery of how music inspires others and us when we take the stage to perform as a band, enter the studio to record, or pick up a pen to write,” says Rhodes.

Melodime performs at Pigsah Brewing Co., in Black Mountain on Saturday, March 22 at 8 p.m. $5/$8.

About Lea McLellan
Lea McLellan is a freelance writer who likes to write stories about music, art, food, wellness and interesting locals doing interesting things.

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