Audium Plays 'Groove-Oriented Rock'

Audium, a groove-oriented rock band that plays covers of songs by artists ranging from Depeche Mode to John Mayer. Audium will be at Atlantic Station's Friday Night Live this week.

If you’re looking for a diverse concert, Audium is the band for you. Founded on the idea of forming a “groove-oriented rock” music project, the guys of Audium put on a show with a wide variety of covers from acts like Radiohead, Depche Mode and John Mayer.

The diversity of the band’s music is in part due to the members’ diverse musical backgrounds. Vocalist A.G. built up a following in Argentinian punk-rock bands, and is now in the States working as a computer graphics and web designer. Ben, Audium’s guitarist has played through college in a number of bands before joining the band. Then there’s the bassist, Brad, who worked at the New York’s CBGB club, famous (or infamous as it may be) for being the go-to space in the 70s to hear punk, and has worked as an engineer on projects with musicians including Dee Dee Ramone and Tom Cochrane; now he’s in Atlanta working as a pilot. There’s also another pilot, Scott, who is on keyboards. Finally, drummer Chris, who teaches and goes to school during the day and plays with country and western bands at night.

The musicians’ experiences in the business have influenced their playing styles and their track choices. Audium will play at this week’s Friday Night Live at Atlantic Station, with a set that includes everything from Sting to Seal.

Here are some highlights from the set list for tonight:

“Yellow” by Coldpay

“You Found Me” by The Fray

“Waiting on the World to Change” by John Mayer

“If I Ever Lose My Faith in You” by Sting

“Fly Like an Eagle” as done by Seal

“When I Come Around” by Green Day

“Wish You Were Here” by Incubus

“The Middle” by Jimmy Eat World

“Somebody Told Me” by The Killers

“Rope” by Foo Fighters

Check out Audium staring at 8 p.m. tonight at Atlantic Station’s Central Park.

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