Smart bets: Wayland

Frontman Mitch Arnold describes his rock ‘n’ roll band as “blues-based, melody-driven, guitar-crushing, hard-hitting, dirty and independent.” And it’s that rough-around-the-edges aesthetic that beckons Wayland’s concertgoers to swap their daily stressors for a rowdy, sweaty evening of escape. Popular single “Get A Little,” for example, combines ’80s rock testosterone with singalongs for the modern worker: “Counting down the days to Friday night / By the end of the week, I think I’ve earned the right / to get a little drunk / get a little stoned / catch a good buzz to my favorite song.” Fans can even tick some of those boxes alongside the band members, who offer VIP ticketholders a beer and shot on their tour bus. Wayland plays The Grey Eagle on Saturday, July 23, at 9 p.m. The Low Counts, Jeff Santiago and 710 OIL open. $14/$17. Photo courtesy of the band

About Kat McReynolds
Kat studied entrepreneurship and music business at the University of Miami and earned her MBA at Appalachian State University. Follow me @katmAVL

Before you comment

The comments section is here to provide a platform for civil dialogue on the issues we face together as a local community. Xpress is committed to offering this platform for all voices, but when the tone of the discussion gets nasty or strays off topic, we believe many people choose not to participate. Xpress editors are determined to moderate comments to ensure a constructive interchange is maintained. All comments judged not to be in keeping with the spirit of civil discourse will be removed and repeat violators will be banned. See here for our terms of service. Thank you for being part of this effort to promote respectful discussion.

Leave a Reply

To leave a reply you may Login with your Mountain Xpress account, connect socially or enter your name and e-mail. Your e-mail address will not be published. All fields are required.