Birmingham SlossFest profile: Riverbend

Birmingham SlossFest profile: Riverbend
Birmingham's own Riverbend will perform on the Seasick Records Stage at SlossFest on July 15. (contributed)

Performer: Riverbend

Type of music: Indie rock

About: Mountain Brook and Vestavia Hills high schools are over-the-mountain rivals, but not with Riverbend. The band features three Spartans: vocalist and guitarist Stanton Langley, bass player Price Pewitt, and guitarist Max Simon; and Rebel drummer Sims Ruffino. Ruffino’s grandfather, Tony Ruffino, was a legendary Birmingham concert promoter.

Last year, the group cut its first EP, “Colors,” and this year recorded “Bitter Words.” The group promises a live show “full of mile-wide riffs and impassioned choruses.” The foursome traveled to Haiti this month to teach music to an orphanage.

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Discography: “Think About You Instead,” “Just a Call,” “Hideaway,” “Colors” and “Bitter Words.”

You might have heard: “Cryin’ By Tonight”

Playing at SlossFest: Seasick Records Stage, Saturday July 15, 3:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Sloss Music and Arts Festival takes place at the historic Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham July 15-16 and features 40 performers on four stages. Tickets can be purchased here.

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