Anna Cieslik ’16 / Emertainment Monthly Editor
Hailing from Charlotte, North Carolina, Flagship is a band with a sound destined for great things. While they are currently on tour right now supporting The Static Jacks (another amazing band that you should check out), Flagship quite honestly stole the show on September 23rd when they played at Great Scott in Alston.
Despite some minor technical difficulties and a prolonged set-up time, Flagship came out on stage ready to give it their all. It was mind-blowing to hear how their sound totally engulfed the room, making it seem as though they were playing a 4,000-person capacity venue instead of a rugged hole-in-the-wall. Lead singer Drake Margolnick’s deep, hazy voice resonated throughout Great Scott and captured the audience’s attention. Not to be outdone by their frontman, however, the rest of the band added immensely to the quality of Flagship’s show with their heavy guitar riffs, cascading drums, and pulsing basslines.
All of these factors combined to create an impressively large sound that existed in a world apart from time and place. Succeeding in what so many bigger bands can only attempt to do, Flagship immersed the audience in their booming sound and transported everyone to another world. Wrapped up in the band’s complex melodies and soothing rhythms, it was very easy to forget about everything going on in the outside world and focus solely on the music.
Flagship might be a new name on most people’s radar, but they are definitely one to watch out for. And if they haven’t hit up your city yet on their current tour, make sure to see them; you most certainly won’t regret it.