New local band The Ready Stance makes its debut appearance Saturday at Northside Tavern. The free show also includes performances by Goose and Wussy’s Chuck Cleaver.
Local music fans who have been following the scene since before Facebook and MP3s likely will recognize at least a couple of familiar faces in The Ready Stance’s rank. Guitarist Wes Pence and drummer Eric Moreton were founding members of Middlemarch, one of the key bands of Cincinnati music’s early-’90s heyday (another member, Zy O. Lyn, has been recording and touring with The Heartless Bastards).
The new band started when Pence (who was then just jamming with friends on weekends) became neighbors with singer/guitarist Chase Johnston, who had just returned to the area after living in Athens, Ga., and performing with the band Stories Below. Pence then invited bassist Paolo Conti (one of his weekend jam pals) and old cohort Moreton to sign on.
The band is currently working on recordings and has been posting songs at www.myspace.com/thereadystance as they’re finished.
(Get show and club details here.)