Mackenzee Simms / Contributing Writer
On Thursday Nov. 14, Carver Commodore rocked students with an electrifying performance at Harry’s Coffeehouse as a part of the ongoing Harry’s concert series.
With the lights turned down and the music turned up, Carver Commodore transformed the ordinarily studious setting of Harry’s into an intimate rock concert. The band’s alternative sound permeated the room, creating the perfect high energy atmosphere for the crowd to jam to the music. Featuring a wicked beat and guitars that perfectly cut through the mix, Carver Commodore gave Samford students a show they won’t soon forget.
Carver Commodore, an up-and-coming alternative-indie rock group based in Florence, Alabama, released their debut album “Tell Me What You Want” on Oct. 25, featuring songs such as “Blind” and “Pathetic Again.” The band showcases the talents of guitarists and vocalists Payton Pruitt and Phillip Blevins, drummer Noah Freemann, and bassist Daniel Clark.
In an interview with the Times Daily, the group’s primary songwriter, Payton Pruitt explains the group’s music as “more indie rock and roll” with some Christian influences hidden within the songs.
“It’s a little more open to interpretation what some of the lyrics mean and what I’m talking about… I’m not making art that glorifies anything that’s the opposite of the Lord,” Pruitt said. “That’s all I can do.”
Hosted by the Student Activities Council, Harry’s Concert is a line up of talented musical acts that appear every month in the university center. Carver Commodore is the third act to perform this school year after the band Sawyer in September and Walker Burroughs in October. Previous year’s guests include The Civil Wars, Jillian Edwards, and Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors.
Sharing the stage with Carver Commodore, Samford student Jackson Wildes opened for the show and has his own EP available on Spotify. Every performance during the Harry’s concert series begins with a student opener, and any student interested can apply through the interest form available on the Student Activities Council page on the Samford website.