Two bands will take the stage at Roberto's Restaurant, the former Fenton Grill, on April 7.
Big Leg Emma, the headliner, will celebrate its 10-year anniversary and the release of the new CD "Revival."
The show's opening act may not have a CD to release or a milestone to celebrate, but that doesn't mean The No Good DooGooders haven't been looking forward to this show for a while.
The No Good DooGooders will open for Big Leg Emma in a show at Roberto’s Restaurant, the former Fenton Grill, on April 7.
"Big Leg Emma, they're an institution in the area," said bassist Jason Tonon. "We've known members of Big Leg Emma from the time that we were kids. We're friends individually with some of the members. We're grateful that they called on us to do that. We're looking forward to opening up for them and to create some good energy."
Drummer Kevin Daniels joined singer Zeke Witruke, guitarists Nick DeSanto and Andrew Ernewein, and Tonon early in 2012, creating the band's current lineup. The No Good DooGooders have a demo in the works and plan continue playing a wide range of musical styles with a dance groove.
"The simplest way to classify our music is 'rock,' but we incorporate punk, some hip-hop, a little bit of reggae and some pretty aggressive, really hard rock at times," Tonon said. "It can fluctuate between those styles, but I would say if you're going to one of our shows, you're going to a rock show."
The band plays primarily in the Jamestown area and has shows booked at Mojo's and Ash Bash 2012 on May 12 and July 28, respectively.
Practicing above Mojo's every weekend, The No Good DooGooders have focused on writing and workshopping in recent months, completing more than 20 songs since the band's creation last year.
"Mojo's is kind of our home base," Tonon said. "Most of our shows in the area have been there. They've been very supportive of us. We've had some headlining shows; we've had some opening shows. They're a great bar and are great for the community."
The band gets together on Saturdays and Sundays for a few hours at a time, practicing and writing. The band hopes to release a full-length CD in the future.
"We have enough songs for two albums," Tonon said. "We have enough different styles that we've been writing in we could actually have two separate themed albums if we wanted. We definitely are open to different styles of music. We don't have a general plan that we're going to be a rock band or a pop band or a reggae band. We are friends who love to create music, and the music happens to be good. Whatever comes from that comes from that."
Concert goers probably won't hear many covers from The No Good DooGooders during the band's April 7 set. The band prefers to play originals.
According to Tonon, the band has received good feedback from Jamestown music fans and has grown in popularity.
"People know the name," he said. "We're starting to be associated with some of the other bands in the area. At this point, we're looking to branch out, so we're talking to some booking agents about that."
The No Good DooGooders will continue to write new material and book shows in the coming months.
As for the band's name, it's all about being good people and playing rock music.
"It kind of embodies how we live," Tonon said. "You've got all of the rock stuff that goes on there, but we do benefits frequently. I sit on a couple of boards of some non-profits in the community. We've got some volunteering going on. Despite the rock image and all of that, we care about the community and do what we can to help out."
The Roberto's show will begin at 10 p.m. Doors will open at 8:30. Admission to the 21-and-over show will be $12 at the door.
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