The Forgotten Man is a rock n’ roll outfit based out of Raleigh, NC, which has drawn comparisons to bands such as The Replacements, Modest Mouse, Marmaduke Duke, and Ramshackle Glory. The Forgotten Man’s material is composed primarily by front man Wilson Getchell and draws from numerous genres including punk, folk, country, grunge, electronica and doo-wop. The band’s songs are about success, failure, personal interactions, love, hate, friends, enemies, and alcohol. The songs are both impassioned and sardonic; comical and foreboding. Getchell’s lyrics juxtapose the profound with the inane, using humor as a tool to provide insight into the world around us. Morever, when people hear The Forgotten Man’s music, they tend to “get down”. It’s a whole lot of fun.
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The Forgotten Man appear on WXRY Unsigned on Sunday, February 12, 2017 broadcasting LIVE from The British Bulldog Pub at 8PM.
Formed in North Carolina in 2013 by multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Stephen Warwick, Ancient Cities melds well-crafted lyrics with fuzzed-out guitars, hints of psychedelia, and a pop sensibility.
Warwick gained noteriety in 2010 with his lof-fi folk endeavor titled Talking Machine, receiving local acclaim as best song-writer and landing on Shuffle Magazine’s top 10 list of best albums that year.
Seeking a new musicial outlet, Warwick headed back to the studio and enlisted friends to join him in the for . Towards the end of the recordings, Justin Fedor (The New Familiars) joined Warwick and the two set out as a duo for their first tour under the name Ancient Cities, after a dream Warwick had as a child. July 2014 marked the release of Ancient Cities’ self-titled debut album, and they expanded their live sound with a rotating cast of musicians. Current line-up includes Justin Faircloth on organ/synth and Matt Curl on Drums.
They’ve been touring up and down the east coast for a few years playing club dates as well as festivals such as CMJ Music Marathon, Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion and the prestegious Newport Folk Festival’s 56th anniversary. They were one of three bands chosen by Converse to play Newport, as well as record at Converse Rubber Tracks Studio in Boston where they started work on their follow-up album Supermoon Blackout. Ancient Cities has been featured in the Vanity Fair and the Village Voice, as well as a series of live videos with famed music sites PASTE Magazine and Live & Breathing. You can catch them this summer/fall out on tour in support of their second album.
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Ancient Cities appear on WXRY Unsigned on Sunday, July 24, 2016 broadcasting LIVE from The British Bulldog Pub.