When: Fri., Dec. 5 2014
alternative, folk, 5 p.m.
Highbeams began as two brothers, guitarist Ian Pendlington and percussionist Adam Pendlington, wanting to create honest music. They eventually added bassist Stephen Quinn and have been touring the East Coast ever since. The band was named after the message that the brothers wanted to get through to their audience. “Out of all the things that come in pairs, Highbeams was attractive because they cut through the darkness,” says Quinn. “That’s the idea. From the beginning, [Ian and Adam] wanted to send a positive message to listeners with some authentic, feel-good music.” The trio describe themselves as adventure rock because of their love of exploring the unknown, and that definitely comes through in their songs. “The sound has come a long way for us and has continued to mature as we become more serious about this lifestyle,” says Quinn. “We never really tried to make a certain style of music, though. What you hear is just what comes out of us as a trio.” The threesome foresees bright days ahead. Quinn adds, “The future for us is wide open. We plan to continue releasing music at as fast a rate as possible and show it to as many people who can hear us. We plan on getting loud.” —J. Chapa FRIDAY