If you love latte’s and vocal-based acoustic rock music, make your way over to Starbucks and pick up Antigone Rising’s unplugged album called, From the Ground Up. Cassidy (lead vocalist), sisters Cathy and Kristen (guitarists), Dena (drums) and Jen (bass guitarist) produce an alternative pop/rock yet folk-oriented sound that can be compared to the Dixie Chicks, Indigo Girls and Led Zeppelin. Cassidy’s brawny vocals sound like a mix between Janis Joplin and Melissa Etheridge and her lyrics include stories of unrequited love, one-night stands, a fight with a roommate and how to find your inner diamond. Antigone Rising is a blend of country, pop and rock that has formed a large fan base from touring around the country. Formed in 1999 and having started out in small coffee shops, Antigone Rising, is now signed with Lava Records and their album is being sold in one of the largest coffee shop chains in the world. Their sound and unique style will have you begging for more.
Archived article by Megan Altman