The local pop-rock band Oh No Fiasco officially released its new EP, No One's Gotta Know, back in September. But they're just now getting around to a Knoxville release show because the music business got in the way—in this case, it was a two-month tour with Hollywood rockers Ghost Town.
"Our manager is friends with their manager, and the timing just seemed to work out," says ONF drummer Colin Cunningham. "The crowds we played for were by and large younger then we are used to, but they were super-excited and a ton of fun to play for. Touring with the same group of bands is kind of like having a temporary family—and everyone on the tour was very nice, which made the 17,000-plus miles much easier to bear."
Now that they're back home, Cunningham and his bandmates—singer Lindsey Stamey (formerly of Vertigo), guitarist Seth Rowlette, keyboard player Kamryn Cunningham, and bassist Thomas Boyd—are headlining a release-party extravaganza at the Bowery in the Old City tonight at 8 p.m. Tickets are $7 in advance, $10 at the door; it's 18 and up. It caps off a busy year for the band—even though they haven't played much around town, they've found plenty of work to do.
"We've actually been busier than we've ever been," Cunningham says. "We just wrapped up a two-month-long, 35-city North American tour, which stretched into Canada. Also, while in Los Angeles, we filmed the video for our next single, ‘All Systems Go,' as well as launched a North American radio campaign on the college circuit. I think we're being played on something like 50 stations nationwide this week."
Cunningham says the new EP is a prelude to a full-length album due sometime in 2014.
No One's Gotta Know isn't the only new local release being celebrated at tonight's show. The tenacious local pop-rock band Skytown Riot, which has seen massive personnel turnover in the last couple of years and only recently returned to action after a hiatus, is releasing its own EP, Soul or System. Kvillains and Far Far Away are also on the bill.