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Colour Revolt Returns to Pensacola for a Show at the Handlebar
By Hana Frenette

Apparently, Pensacola is infamous for hosting memorable and occasionally unmentionable shows. Some, even too good to discuss.

Many bands have described their Pensacola shows in a nostalgic sort of way, citing unexpected support or overt appreciation.

When Colour Revolt was asked if they had any memories of their previous shows here, lead singer Jesse Coppenbarger responded with, “Oh yeah, most have to do with Johnny Apple Eyes and that crew. None I can repeat though. “

Coppenbarger added, “You just have to experience the madness.”

Colour Revolt, originally from Oxford, Mississippi, has toured across the country several times, opening for acts such as Dinosaur Jr., Manchester Orchestra, Explosions in the Sky, Brand New, Black Lips, and Menomena.

About three years ago, Colour Revolt made Sluggo’s, the Handlebar, and several hole in the wall coffee shops in Fort Walton into regular stops while they were touring with Manchester Orchestra.

They’ve had several line-up changes since their last panhandle show, and their music has moved toward a different version of itself.

“We’ve been touring since August with this setup and I think we’re the best we’ve ever been,” Coppenbarger said.

Colour Revolt was dropped from Fat Possum Records after losing a guitarist, bassist, and a drummer. All have since been replaced, allowing the band to lend itself to a slightly different sound, which is to be expected with three new band members.

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