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VIDEO: Studio 5 Sessions - Civil Brute

Patrick Donges
Rock group Civil Brute with First Coast Connect Host Melissa Ross. From left to right, Drew Bond, Colin Adkins, Melissa Ross, Quinn Mellon, and Josh Wessolowski.

Since their first show at the inaugural One Spark festival, "DIY" indie rockers Civil Brute have become a favorite in the Jacksonville music scene.With influences ranging from from Broken Social Scene to Radiohead, their name represents the dichotomy of human survival in the modern age.

Civil Brute will return to One Spark this year to fund their next venture. Having completed their debut record since last year's festival, their new goal is to win funding to build their own infrastructure for touring, production, distribution, merchandising and promotions—or in their words, "build a team to propel our band to an international level."

The band will also be performing at various venues throughout this year's festival. Civil Brute joined Melissa Ross in Studio 5 to talk One Spark and give a special preview performance.

WATCH: Civil Brute perform "No Regard" live in WJCT's Studio 5

You can follow Melissa Ross on Twitter @MelissainJax and Andrew Wiechman @theblueshorizon.

Melissa Ross joined WJCT in 2009 with 20 years of experience in broadcasting, including stints in Cincinnati, Chicago, Orlando and Jacksonville. During her career as a television and radio news anchor and reporter, Melissa has won four regional Emmys for news and feature reporting.
A WJCT staff member since 1996, Blues Horizon host Andrew Wiechman is part of the station’s corporate communications team. A native to Jacksonville, Andrew is active in the local arts scene. A professional musician, experienced actor and photographer, Andrew’s passion for music inspired him to create a show that was artist focused: “I knew this was my opportunity to present radio the way I remember it - full of color and dynamics, with lots of light and shade.” Blues Horizon showcases the best in blues and blues based rock while blending artist interviews and a window into the local scene.