Written By | Shelby Foster
Barely Civil, an alternative/indie band of four friends from Wisconsin, is traveling the country performing at small concert venues. On Thursday Aug. 8, the Barely Civil and Mess tour visited Underground Atlanta at The Masquerade.
The opening act, Back to Earth, swooped onto the Purgatory stage and entertained an engaged crowd. The young rock band took the crowd by storm and prepared the fans for the two main shows.
Four Kansas City, Missouri natives that formed the alternative band Mess played before Barely Civil. Their lead singer Allison Gliesman graced the audience with her soft and gentle vocals. The band performed several of their original songs including Innocence from their first E.P. and several songs from their most recent album release “Learning How to Talk” which made its debut three months ago.
Each member of the band played instruments including the electric guitar, the bass guitar, and the drums. Every instrument flowed well together to create their alternative vibe.
To perform Mess’ last song of the night, the lead singer of Barely Civil Connor Erickson joined them on stage to sing along side Gliesman. Erickson’s voice complimented Gliesmans, as the two harmonized before Mess left the stage for the night.
Barely Civil changed the pace of the evening with more up-beat music. One of the songs that they performed, “I Am Drowning” is from their most recent album “We Can Live Here Forever.” Though it’s their most recent album, it was released over a year ago in March of 2018.
Barely Civil provided a beat that invited the crowd to dance along to their songs. The audience jumped and sang along to Barely Civil’s more popular songs.
The tour’s Atlanta show wrapped up their East Coast performances. On Saturday Aug. 10, the tour will make a stop in Lakewood, OH where Barely Civil and Mess will perform alongside 13 other bands.
Photo Credit: Shelby Foster