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'Down the Line: Hard Chord' to feature local bands playing at Embassy Theatre

Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 8:47 am

Some local bands will get a chance to play in one of Fort Wayne's most iconic locations as part of the "Down the Line" series of concerts that serve to spotlight local music.

"Down the Line: Hard Chord," will feature multiple bands playing covers of some of rock music's greatest acts at the Embassy Theatre on Dec. 28, an announcement made Wednesday afternoon by Kelly Updike, the executive director of the Embassy.

Four local bands -- Big Money & the Spare Change, Cougar Hunter, Lurking Corpses and RP Wigs -- will perform the music of Nirvana, Motley Crue, Judas Priest and Rage Against the Machine, respectively, while a fifth act and their cover will reportedly be announced soon.

On Wednesday, Sweetwater Sound's band from its Academy of Music, Built for Blame, performed atop the Embassy's marquee, drawing attention to the venue from passers-by. Thad Tegtmeyer of Sweetwater said the local company is honored to help showcase local musicians and help remind residents of the value of music.

"I think we all know, as a community, that sometimes the arts are put in the back seat," Tegtmeyer said. "The great thing about music is that no matter what you like, no matter where you are or what you do, you can always take music with you and appreciate it."

Tickets for the show are on sale now for $10; they will cost $12 the week of the show. They can be purchased through the Embassy box office, through Ticketmaster.com or Ticketmaster approved outlets. Proceeds will benefit the Embassy.