Artist of the day: Stalling Dawn
Tampa's Stalling Dawn -- Jesse Morris (vocals/guitar), Mitch Bianco (bass/vocals), Jim Fell (guitar/vocals) and Jack Kelley (drums/vocals) -- recently played Jannus Live alongside Paper Tongues and Awolnation.
Their strong blend of grunge and pop know-how is musically tight, with soaring vocals by Jesse Morris and rapid-fire drums by Jack Kelley. Check out this video of a cover they did of Bruno Mars' Grenade. The group has been practicing and recording at Morrisound Studios in Tampa. Bassist Mitch Bianco and guitarist Jim Fell round out the group.
Stalling Dawn has been picking up steam around Tampa Bay in recent weeks, so it's not a shock to think they could be the next Not Tonight Josephine. So it's appropriate that they'll be opening for their buds in NTJ on Friday at the State Theatre, alongside Rumour Has Wings, From This Fire and Make The Mountain. Tickets are $8-$10; click here to get 'em.