Written and Captured By | Erin Spain
Eidola and Rain City Drive co-headlined a show at Center Stage in Atlanta on Friday, along with Royal Coda and Body Thief. Center Stage is a relatively small venue, but by the middle of the show it was completely packed.
The show opened with alternative band Body Thief, who have an album available for pre-order now. They just released a single called “Death, Drugs & Dancing” and recently signed to Blue Swan Records.
See more photos of Body Thief HERE
Next up was Sacramento-based rock band, Royal Coda. The band was founded by guitarist Sergio Medina who pulled double duty and also performed with his other band, co-headliner Eidola. According to Royal Coda’s Wikipedia page, Medina formed this band as a way to experiment with new writing styles. They were a great addition to the night’s lineup, and the crowd went wild when singer Kurt Travis randomly did a handstand on stage.
See more photos of Royal Coda HERE
Co-headliner Rain City Drive played next. The band was originally founded under the name Slaves, and released 3 albums before the lead singer was replaced with Matt McAndrew in 2019. They released their fourth studio album, To Better Days, in 2020. After the release of that album they changed their name to Rain City, which they announced in October of 2021, and later became known as Rain City Drive.
See more photos of Rain City Drive HERE
In July of 2022 they released a self-titled album, which was their first release under the new name, Rain City Drive. The crowd loved their set and sang along to most of their songs, and they also offered a VIP meet and greet with a special acoustic set before the show.
Post-hardcore/progressive rock band Eidola closed out the show. Fronted by Andrew Wells and founded in 2011 in Salt Lake City, they released their fourth studio album, The Architect, late last year. The album includes four singles, including lead single “Counterfeit Shrines.”
See more photos of Eidola HERE
Overall the show had a great turnout with an enthusiastic crowd, and each band brought great energy to the stage.