Welcome to AAA/Non-Comm!!!AAA/Non-Comm is one of the most musically passionate formats out there, which is why we promote to them. On this page you can check out our current offerings in audio (below) and visual (below that), and you can click through to learn even more about our roster. Enjoy!
Nuclear Honey (self-released), from Raleigh, NC
"If you can't hear, then we probably aren't the band for you."
Prior to forming Nuclear Honey, Reaves Greer and Gray Henderson played in Raleigh, NC based bands, Ascella Vega and Sign of the Rhino as drummer and guitarist respectively. After each band came to an end, they decided to take a new, more natural approach to music where they would be managing the instruments in which their songwriting takes place. This moved Reaves out from behind the skins to join Gray on guitar. Each having written a number of new songs between Sign of the Rhino and the formation of Nuclear Honey in late Fall of 2011, they leisurely recorded four songs with longtime friend Dave Bartholomew in the front office of his family's tombstone engraving business. The four tracks were released in July of 2012 as their debut EP appropriately entitled, "Tombstone Sessions." Their follow-up EP Nobody Panic features the band in a more fully realized vibe, taking the listener through various notes of Americana and jam, making live audiences dance.
Vincent Poag (Danal Music), from NYC
The thoughts and dreams of an 8-year-old mind are strong enough to last a lifetime.
Vincent Poag was born and raised in a blue-collar section of Massapequa, Long Island. Born in the 50's, he was exposed to, and a product of, the Broadway musical era; the music of Gershwin, Porter and Rogers and Hammerstein. As a teen, Poag saw singers like Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley give way to a unique new breed of musician - the singer/songwriter. Influenced by the explosive cultural shift of the 60's, led by such icons as Bob Dylan and the Beatles, Vincent Poag began his musical journey.
"I've been influenced by many great artists but Bob Dylan inspired me."
Fast forward to 2008… on a lark as a birthday gift his wife bought him a series of guitar lessons. Now Poag, more settled in his career and family, could revisit his first love and explore his musical potential. The dream that so long ago was put on hold, and the songs that had been tucked away in a drawer were revitalized. Somewhere between hope and possibility in a voice somewhere between Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, and Randy Newman, Vincent Poag was reborn.
The dreams that were put on hold have become material that demands to be heard.
His sophomore album, For The Girls, was released in April 2014, and is proving to be a continuation of Poag's unique expressionism. For The Girls, which, as Poag states, "represents man's inept struggle with the opposite sex," "Scarlett & Me," the first single which he wrote "in a lighthearted complimentary spirit with the hope of cracking of smile," "Momma," a heartwarming homage to his "favorite girl," and the Bourbon Street flair of "New Orleans" are just a few of the standout songs in Poag's impressive catalog.
Poag's musical strength lies in his ability to tell a story or describe a feeling that compels you to listen to his lyrics but it's his melody that transports you and draws you in. Poag moves easily from reggae to blues, jazz to rock. He never repeats and always surprises.
Lead single, "Scarlett & Me" goes for ADDS July 21.
Chet Vincent & the Big Bend (Wild Kindness), from Pittsburgh, PA.
Chet Vincent & The Big Bend is a five-piece rock band based out of the unique cultural oddity that is Pittsburgh. They combine the raw electric energy of heavy blues and modern indie/alt. rock with haunting and sometimes heartwarming songwriting in the spirit of the American folk tradition. The band produced, recorded, and mixed Unconventional Dog in drummer Abe Anderson’s childhood home, developing an album largely inspired by the alternative rock of the 90s, as well as the classic rock of the 60s and 70s, that they all grew up listening to and playing. Yet the sound is new for the band, a signal of newly discovered maturity and comfort in their skin. With this effort, they’ve announced that they are in debt to no one but their ever-wandering muses.