Post-hardcore metal can have heart, too.
Savannah's Tim Burnsed shares time as a live music promoter and a front man for Savannah-based Me And The Trinity. After three years of promoting a live rock show in Savannah with his company, Ascendancy Media Group, Burnsed has turned his efforts to helping the needy.
The Rock and Roll Revival at Sweet Melissa's on March 15 will bring in 16 bands and give away all the proceeds.
The Revival is being dubbed a youth and community outreach event. A food and blanket drive will happen on site with donations, and the proceeds from the concert will go to the Savannah City Mission.
"The past three years, I've done a festival in October," Burnsed said. "And after this past one, I had it on my heart to do something more community based, so I came up with this idea of the revival. It's all positive musicians. I wanted to do something for the community and not just have a great show. Something that we can give it back with."
Headlining the positive vibrations will be Christian rockers akissforjersey.
The North Carolina band broke up in 2008 and recently made a recovery, releasing a new 11-track album, "New Bodies." They are set to play around 9:45 p.m. The doors will open at noon, with music starting at 12:30 p.m.
"They're (akissforjersey) very positive in the way they live their lives and their outlook on everyday things," Burnsed said. "It's very encouraging. For having a positive-style show, I thought they would be a perfect band to headline."
Along with akissforjersey, The Ongoing Concept, Kingdom of Giants and Outline in Color, all on a national tour, will open the day. Burnsed's band, alongside several local acts, will fill out the lineup.
In addition to the drive and music, patrons who donate will be entered in a raffle for free food, merchandise and gift cards.
Not your usual church food drive, this show will rock and hopefully bring some much needed help to those less fortunate.