First they were two bands, Thoroughfare and Vertigo. Then Vertigo broke up, and Thoroughfare got rid of its lead singer and changed its name to the Few. The Few hired ex-Vertigo singer Lindsey Stamey, and they spent much of 2010 on the road with Sevendust and 10 Years. Now the name has changed one more time, and the band is—get ready for it—Oh No Fiasco. Despite the name, the brand-new single “Where You Used to Be,” from the band’s upcoming debut album, showcases a group with a lot of commercial potential—Stamey’s soaring vocals, already renowned from her time with Vertigo, and the band’s refined chops and songwriting have pushed them toward the kind of catchy, crunchy power-pop that Nashville’s Paramore has recently perfected.
Oh No Fiasco—Stamey, guitarist Seth Rowlette, bassist Thomas Boyd, drummer Colin Cunningham, and keyboardist Cameron Cunningham—makes its official local debut on Saturday, Feb. 19, at the Square Room.