The Rock Factory, Akron's (Ohio) newest concert venue, is already known for the national and regional acts they're bringing to the city. But thanks to Jozey Zietler, the venues Entertainment Director he is giving local bands the opportunity to show case their talents, alongside the nationals. Padded Room, a local band from Canton, Ohio is just one of many bands to do just so.
Thursday night the metal band, played on the venues main stage, opening for the alternative rock bands Taproot and Righteous Vendetta.
Donning black and white straight jackets, Padded Room, hit concert goers with a barrage of snarls, growls and melodic melodies, while mesmerizing the crowd with their crazy eye colored contacts. They maybe considered a local band by default, but these five guys have done their homework, finding the key ingredients to a good rock performance.
Padded Room brings with them a huge stage presence. With a well put together professional uniformed look, and a thunderous sound, topped off by a level of high energy from all on stage. Steve the bands vocalist, emits perfectly timed grunts, that no matter your musical taste your bound to enjoy their set.
While speaking with the guys, all did agreed that it hasn't been all fun and games, and that a lot of sacrifices have been made, as they try to balance real life responsibilities, while chasing their dreams of success.
Their hard work is paying off, with one CD under their belts, that they recently released Time Tells (2013). Padded Room is currently working on a second one. The current line up hasn't been together very long, but in their short time together, they have performed many shows through out the area and have opened for numerous national acts, and managed to also release a music video for the song Type Red off the current album. Since its release a week ago, the song has gotten close to eleven thousand views on YouTube.
Padded Room isn't content on being known as a another really good local band, they want to be able to have their music heard by the masses. If you haven't had a chance to check out Padded Room yet, your next opportunity to do so is on Saturday November 9th at The Rock Factory, when they co-headline along side Impending Lies for the Underground Rising Showcase. Ticket info and door times can be found on the bands pages.