By Adrianna Castaneta, Contributing Writer
Arizona-based band Anarbor has started a riot beginning in California and now is making its way toward Texas.
Anarbor was formed in the seventh grade when the band members, Slade Echeverria, lead singer/bass; Mike Kitlas, guitarist; Adam Juwig, guitarist, and Greg Garrity, drummer, headed on the road, while driving back from summer school and listening to old Senses Fail. The boys of Anarbor began their friendships in kindergarten, and the bond has stood strong ever since.
“I will tell you a good reason why [Abilenians should listen to us]. Because I know every single person out there is sick of the same pop songs released every weekend, so go out and listen to our songs – you will hear real instruments and real singing,” Kitlas said.
Anarbor has a goal to change the music scene by describing its music as “diverse” and “.completely different from what all the bands that you are hearing right now.we are trying to change,” Kitlas said.
Through the Take Action Tour, Anarbor wants to illustrate its goals. This tour features bands such as Cute Is What We Aim For, Meg & Dia, Every Avenue and Breathe Carolina. This tour is a non-profit charity event with the aim to help advocate the youth of America.
Kitlas described the band’s involvement by saying, “Doing charity work is what music is all about, spreading the word out and getting people aware of what is going on in the world and using your talents to do good work.”
The tour begins in San Antonio at the White Rabbit on Friday, and continue to Austin at Emo’s on Saturday and to Dallas at the House of Blues on Sunday.
If you have been sparked with interest by the heart of Anarbor, be sure to try and make time for one of these dates and check it out. The band also has a new EP coming out Tuesday. To see the previews of what you can expect from the EP, visit the band’s MySpace music account at www.myspace.com/anarbor.