Tonight is a big deal for Danny Brunjes and his crew. It marks the long awaited debut not only of his project, Rivers itself, but the band's first, eponymous release. Yeah, that's right, a double whammy. Friday is the act's first official gig, like ever. We don't remember any local group in recent memory attempting to pull something like this off. We wondered if Brunjes and his bandmates were nervous.
"Sure it feels a little risky," Brunjes told the New Times earlier this week while taking a break from his day job at FP&L. "We're shooting for the moon." In Rivers, Brunjes teams up with his former Under Every Green Tree bandmates, drummer Jon Wagner and bassist Brent Ray, and adds a new collaborator in guitarist Eric Blythe. Brunjes said all of them are more excited than nervous. The quartet is content with their final product and eager to see the public's reception.More »