In a time when Lil’ John and Chingy rule the pop charts it is
nice to know there are a few bands out there still making good
music. The relatively unknown rock band, The Nadas, create a brand
of music that has been almost all but washed away by Good Charlotte
and other TRL veterans.
Fort Collins is the second home to the rock-roots band The
“This is the first place that we played outside of Iowa,” said
Mike Butterworth, one of the lead singers in the band.
The band, which formed in Ames, Iowa years ago, has not been to
Fort Collins in three years. Its homecoming, Saturday night at the
Aggie, was in celebration of the band’s forth album,
Even though the Aggie was less than packed, the band is starting
to make a name for itself. Playboy described The Nadas as “The best
college band that you have never heard of.” This is no
overstatement. The dual lead singers, Mike Butterworth and Jason
Walsmith, create a sound similar to that of The Bare Naked Ladies
and the laid back yet powerful lyrics are much like the ones found
in O.A.R. tunes.
So if you, too, are tired of overplayed teen pop and are looking
for real artists with something to say, check out The Nadas, you
won’t be let down.