They got their start in the teen room at the Eagle River Boys and Girls Club. On Fri, Oct. 28, the four rockers that make up Noise Brigade come back to Eagle River for a canned food drive concert the day before they open for The Offspring at the Alaska Airlines Center at the University of Alaska-Anchorage on Sat. Oct. 29.
“We are ecstatic to announce that we’re opening for The Offspring at the Alaska Airlines Center on October 29th,” the band said via its Facebook page. “But we are even more thrilled to return to Eagle River to play where we started.”
Five canned goods gets you in the door for the Eagle River event – a throwback to nearly a decade ago when the band played the teen room and admission was five cans of food that was then given to the Eagle River Food Pantry. The band needed a place to play. Leadership at the Eagle River Boys and Girls Club gave them use of the teen room provided their concerts gave something back to the local community. They used the club’s lighting and sound equipment to improve their performances. It didn’t take long for the Friday “Teen Night” concerts to become popular with all ages and the five can admission a price many willing paid.
Noise Brigade consists of Luc Atencio, bass; Elias Cobb, drums and vocals; Doug Jones, guitar and vocals and Nathan Nelson, guitar and vocals. They formed in 2009 but recently moved to Portland, Ore., from which they play national road trips including the most recently completed tour, “2016 Road to Warped Tour.”
Their most recent song, “This is the Ride,” was released on their April 2016 album with Manic Kat Records, “From the Mountains to the Sea.” It has taken the alternative music “by storm” so to speak. The band – who self-describe as a mi of pop punk and punk rock – is often selected by alternative bands with a national following as an opening act.
Learn more about their music online at www.noisebrigade.bandcamp.com
Editor’s Note: Boys and Girls Clubs have served Alaskan youth since 1966. Approximately 10,000 youth currently participate in club program statewide at 26 different locations. The clubs are touted as a safe place for youth to learn and grown during non-school times and build and maintain positive and safe relationships with caring adult professionals. The Eagle River club is located off the Old Glenn Highway in Eagle River next to Arby’s. Access is gained from its rear facing the parking lots off the Business Blvd.