Ear Full: The Liberty Underground




Some musicians shy away from slapping a label on their music or act hesitantly before associating themselves with a specific genre. After listening to the first two songs from The Lib­erty Under­ground’s new record, Three Feet From Gold, you only need one word to describe what you’re hearing pour out of the speakers— rock. The Liberty Underground celebrates the arrival of Three Feet of Gold with a special release party on Thursday, Dec. 26 at The Wildcat Saloon and Eatery, 192 Main St., Sturges.
Based in Arling­ton, Texas by way of Scran­ton, band founder Jon Chorba decided in 2010 to write, record, mix and release an album independently. He took his expe­ri­ence as an audio engi­neer and began work on what ended up being Three Feet From Gold, a record that pulls many different elements from his musical influ­ences including Alice In Chains, Metallica, Tool, Soundgar­den, Guns ‘N’ Roses and Pearl Jam. With the help of long time friend on the East Coast, drum­mer Zhach Kelsch, Chorba wrote and recorded the album from a base­ment in Arch­bald and a liv­ing room in Grand Prairie, Texas.  What started out as a solo project for Chorba has evolved into a full band with Kelsch, Mike Stang, Bryant Olson and Mike Mancia joining the cause.
Beginning at 8 p.m. at The Wildcat, The Liberty Underground will perform a semi-acoustic set including stripped down versions of songs from  Three Feet From Gold, as well as some fitting cover songs. After performances by Robert Anthony and The Confluence and The Molly Pitcher Patch, the band will return to the stage later that night at 11 p.m. to deliver a plugged in and pumped up rock show
Tickets for the Three Feet From Gold release show are $10 and include complimentary pizza, beer specials and more. To purchase tickets for the show, visit thelibertyundergroundband.com/cdrelease2.