By Judd Weil
Local rock band Aether will be performing at the Doctor’s Office Bar, located at 113 Gunsmoke Street in Dodge City, on Feb. 20.
This will be Aether’s second show performing in Dodge City since venues began to open after a year’s worth of venue closures and cancellations due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
There is a coverage charge of $5 to get into the show, and the profits will go to Aether’s future projects.
“Basically, the idea behind the show is just us doing it ourselves, because we’re kind of like fundraising,” said Aether’s Hugo Hernandez. “We’re trying to get funds for recording more music and make more visual arts, like music videos and other productions.”
Additionally, anyone who attends the show will be entered into a raffle for a free guitar.
Audience can expect an acoustic medley of genres at the start of the show before transitioning to a full hard rock electric set.
Aether drummer Alex Rodriguez described their sound as, “radio friendly hard rock with an edge.”
The band said they have not had difficulty in finding venues to play and while they have been approached to play venues, it has not been as frequent as live music places are continuing to reopen.
When COVID-19 really began to grip the country in March 2020, Aether was forced to cancel about 15 shows.
“People don’t realize how much work goes into setting up shows, it’s a lot of promos and marketing and money and it can just go down the drain,” said Hernandez.
Aether hopes to gather enough funds by April so they can begin releasing singles over the course of a few months as opposed to releasing a full EP, as well as releasing a new music video.
The show will start at 9:30 p.m.